BAMS i.e., Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery is an undergraduate professional degree which mainly focuses on medicines in Ayurveda. It is offered in many countries, including India.

This article will provide you with all the relevant details regarding the course BAMS, including:

  • Course
  • Streams
  • Duration of course
  • Admission procedure
  • Eligibility
  • Examination
  • Job and career opportunities


BAMS is an undergraduate professional degree which entirely focuses on the treatment and prevention of any kind of sickness through Ayurveda. Over 394 colleges in India offer a degree in BAMS.

The course of BAMS includes the study of:

  • Rachana Sharira
  • Kriya Sharira
  • Dravyuaguna
  • Svasthavritta and Yoga
  • Roga Nidana and Vikriti Vijnana
  • Kaya Chikitsa
  • Kaumara Bhritya
  • Prasuti Tantra
  • Shalya Tantra
  • Shalakya Tantra, etc.


BAMS is counted under the stream Ayurvedic Medical Sciences and is considered as an alternative medicine instead of pseudoscientific as stated by the mainstream scientific community.


The course of BAMS is five and a half years long, which comprises of:

  • Four and a half years of the academic period
  • Plus one year of internship

Admission Procedure

The admissions for BAMS in any university or colleges is taken through NEET and common entrance tests (CET if applicable) by the respective universities.

STEP 1 – Registration: The forms of the institute/ universities are made available before the examination either through offline or online mode. The candidates are supposed to fill the respective forms and submit it.

STEP 2 – Qualifying NEET and CET: The candidates are supposed to qualify the NEET and CET (if applicable) for taking admission in the desired university/ college.

STEP 3 – Counselling: After qualifying the respective NEET and CET (if applicable) with the minimum marks stated by the concerned authorities, the candidates have to go through a series of counseling for acquiring and locking the seats.

The candidates are called for the counseling, depending on their score in the CET (if applicable) and NEET.

STEP 4 – Verification of documents: After the candidates are allotted the seats, they are supposed to report to the respective university/ college for verification of documents.

STEP 5 – Taking admission: After verification of documents the final admission is carried out along with the submission of the admission fee.


The basic requirements for taking admission in BAMS course, are:

  • Qualifying the 10+2 examination with science stream, including the subjects physics, chemistry, and biology
  • The candidate must have appeared in the NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) and the respective CETs (if applicable).
  • The candidates must have qualified the respective entrance examination with the minimum cutoff of as declared by the university/ college, he/she wants to take admission in.
  • Age Limit: The age limit for the BAMS program is 20 years for general category and 24 years for reserved category


NEET is the entrance examination which is a must for every candidate who wants to take admission in BAMS program.

Besides NEET, some of the universities conduct their own CETs. Some of the CETs that are conducted are:

  • Odisha Joint Entrance Examination)
  • KEAM (Kerala Engineering, Agriculture and Medical)
  • GCET (Goa Common Entrance Test)
  • BVP CET (Bharati Vidyapeeth Common Entrance Test)
  • IPU CET (Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test)
  • HPU Shimla.

Jobs and Career Opportunities

The professions that can be opted after acquiring a degree in BAMS programme, are:

  • Lecturer
  • Scientist
  • Therapist
  • Category manager
  • Business development officer
  • Sales representatives
  • Product manager
  • Pharmacist
  • clinical trial coordinator
  • Medical representative
  • Ayurvedic doctor
  • Sales executive
  • Area sales manager
  • Assistant claim manager health
  • Manager – internal audit