Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery -B.A.M.S.

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B.A.M.S. Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery

Ayurveda is a system of traditional medicine which is native to the Indian
Subcontinent. Ayurveda provides both curative and preventive measures towards
optimal physical, mental and spiritual well-being. The word 'Ayurveda' is
derived from the ancient Indian language, Sanskrit. It literally means
'Knowledge of Life'. Ayurvedic medicine in India is considered as 'The Mother of
all Medical Systems'. The academic study of this ancient form of medicine is
known as 'Ayurvedacharya Degree' or 'B.A.M.S.'� B.A.M.S. is an abbreviated
form of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery. Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine
& Surgery is an Undergraduate Academic Degree awarded for a course or program in
the field of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery. The duration of B.A.M.S Degree course
is 5� years, including 1 year of internship. Ayurvedic Education in India is
presently monitored by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), a
Statutory Central Government body. At present there are about 154 recognized
Under-graduate and 33 Post-graduate Ayurvedic Colleges in India. After a
candidate has completed his B.A.M.S. from an accredited University, he is
conferred the title of 'Ayurvedacharya' which means an expert in the
understanding and practice of Ayurveda. The Course structure of Bachelor of
Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery is combination of both the integrated systems of
modern medicine and traditional Ayurveda. In Ayurvedic system of education,
prevention of all types of diseases have a more prominent place, including
restructuring of the patient's lifestyle to align with the course of nature and
the 6 seasons, which will help with wellness. Ayurvedic study is also known as
'Alternative Medicine'. This type of alternative medicine courses are provided
by various Institutes all over India. Some of the Institutes providing B.A.M.S.
are University of Health Science - Vijayawada, Dr. MGR Medical University -
Chennai, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University - Nanded etc.


Eligibility required to join B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery)
is Higher Secondary / P.U.C. preferably with Sanskrit or an examination
equivalent there to, or Intermediate (Ayurvedic group- Physics, Chemistry,
Biology and Sanskrit) of any recognised University / Board which confirms to the
specifications approved by the Council. Students must have passed individually
in Physics , Chemistry, Biology and English & with minimum 50% marks in Physics,
Chemistry and Biology taken together. Candidates who have passed B.Sc-I or B.Sc
Degree from any recognised university with minimum 50% marks in Chemistry,
Botany and Zoology taken together are also eligible. Minimum age of joining for
BAMS course is 17 years. Main entrance exams for admission to a Bachelors degree
in Ayurveda include, 'All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Exam' conducted
by Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE), Delhi on a national level to
select the candidates at an all India level (except in the states of Jammu &
Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh ) for admission to roughly 15% of the total�
seats in the colleges of each state, Pre-med entrance exam conducted by
different states on their own for domiciled candidates. Some national level
institutions where admission does not hinge on domicile status, give admission
on the basis of merit in the 10+2 examination, or conducts their own entrance
test for admission to BAMS courses.

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery Subjects

  • Sanskrit.
  • Sharir Kriya.
  • Sharit Rachna.
  • Ashtang Sangreh.
  • Padarth Vigyan.
  • History of Ayurveda.
  • Rog Nidhan
  • Dravyaguna.
  • Rasshasrta & Baishiya Kalona.
  • Charak.
  • Kaumarbharitya.
  • Shalya Tantra.
  • Shalakya Tantra.
  • Prasuti Tantra.
  • Kayachikitsa .

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine &
Surgery Specialisations

  • Kayachikitsa - Internal Medicine.
  • Shalya Chikitsa - Surgery.
  • Bala Chikitsa - Paediatrics.
  • Graha Chikitsa - Bhoot Vidya - Psychiatry.
  • Urdhvanga Chikitsa - Treatment of eyes, ears, nose,
    throat and head.
  • Damstra Chikitsa - Agad Tantra - Toxicology.
  • Jara Chikitsa - Rasayana- Gerentorology.
  • Vrishya Chikitsa - Vajikarana- Aphrodisiacs.

B.A.M.S. (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine
& Surgery) Colleges

B.A.M.S. (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine &
Surgery) degree is offered in about 150 medical colleges in India. Besides many
universities and various Government ayurvedic colleges in cities like Guwahati,
Patiala, Varanasi, Gwalior, Kurukshetra, Nagpur, Raipur and many more, there are
several renowned medical colleges and institutes in the country offering degree
in B.A.M.S. (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery).� A few of the
well-known names are:

  • Sri Dhanwantri Ayurvedic College,
  • ChandigarhGovernment Ayurvedic College,
  • GwaliorIndian Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine & Research,
  • Bangalore Government Ayurvedic College,
  • Patiala Dayanand Ayurvedic College,
  • JalandharBharati Vidhyapeeth, Pune


Who can and Who should pursue
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery

Candidates who have a natural inclination of serving humanity by curing them of
their ailments are the most suited for this medical degree. Candidates who have
a strong belief that Indian traditional system of medicine is better than
allopathic can also pursue this degree. People with a strong Sanskrit base are
also suited for acquiring B.A.M.S. as Sanskrit language is required in studying
the course.

Advantages or Benefits of Bachelor of
Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery

  • A person having a B.A.M.S. degree can practice anywhere in India.
    B.A.M.S. degree holders are eligible for registration in the Central/State
    government Ayurvedic boards. Their status is at par with any other medical
    graduates in India. They are eligible for appointments in Central or State
    Govt. Ayurvedic Medical Services.

  • Herbal Medicine is generally considered harmless as they are considered
    to have no side-effects. This makes the general populace go for Ayurvedic
    Medicine, thereby making this field as lucrative as other fields of

  • There is no dearth of Ayurveda Jobs. One can work in various roles in
    various medical set ups.

  • Ayurvedic Products have gained a lots of importance in foreign countries
    as well. Patients who have not got relief from their ailments from other
    fields of medicine are drawn to India seeking to get rid of their ailments.
    This has not only increased the importance of Ayurveda but it also has
    increased the employment of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery practitioners.

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine &
Surgery Jobs

Ayurvedic medicine is gaining lots of importance owing to its 'No-Side Effects'
Medicine and also because it is made up of almost organic matter. Ayurvedic
Treatment has benefited many, some who where incurable by other types of
medicine, get relief by consuming Ayurvedic medicines. There is virtually all
type of Ayurvedic treatments available of a plethora of disease. Some of the
most sought after treatments deals with Ayurvedic treatment for hair loss,
Ayurvedic medicine for Weight Loss, psoriasis Ayurvedic treatment, Ayurvedic
treatment for arthritis, Ayurvedic treatment for diabetes, Ayurvedic skin
treatment, Ayurvedic treatment for paralysis. Various Ayurvedic Treatment Centre
have mushroomed showcasing the popularity of this field. Ayurvedic spa
treatments are the most popular one's, both among the local and foreign
populace. Ayurvedic Treatments in Kerala are the most famous and are world
renowned for both curative and leisure purposes.

Employment Areas

  • Health Centres.
  • Herbal Product Manufactures.
  • Hospitals.
  • Educational Institutes.
  • Medical Tourism.
  • Pancha Karma (Massage) Centres.
  • Private Practice.

Job Types

  • Ayurvedic Supervisors.
  • Consultants.
  • Kaya Chikitaka(Physician).
  • Medical Officer.
  • Nurse.
  • Nutrition Expert.
  • Production Manager.
  • Researcher.
  • Shalya Chikitaka (Surgeon).
  • Teacher.
  • Therapist.

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