Bachelor of Ayurveda Medical & Surgery (BAMS) is a five-year undergraduate program that offers an integrated course that covers a wide range of subjects of traditional Ayurveda and modern medical systems. The five and half a year-long course also includes the one-year mandatory internship.

BAMS covers a wide range of courses such as physiology, modern anatomy, pharmacology, medicine, ENT, forensic medicine, rules and principles of surgery, standards of the solution, legal drug, herbal science, with different subjects of Ayurveda.

Students aspiring for a career in Bachelor of Ayurveda must have great power of concentration and determination as the courses include a lot of reading of both modern science and ancient Ayurveda texts.

Ayurveda is gaining a lot of popularity not only in India but in the Western World because of natural healing properties with minimum side-effects as these medicines are prepared from natural herbs, vegetables, and plants.

BAMS Course Highlights

Check out the major BAMS course highlights here.




4 And Half Years+ 1 Year Internship

Minimum Academic Requirement

10+2 (Science Stream)

Subject Requirement

Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Minimum Aggregate Score Requirement

50% or More

Exam Type


Admission/ Selection Process

Entrance Exam Based

Exams Accepted


Average Course Fee

20,000 - 3,00,000 Per Anum

Average Initial Salary

?3 LPA - ?15 LPA

Job Roles Business Development Officer, Ayurvedic Doctor, Category Manager, Resident Medical Officer, Jr. Clinical Trial Coordinator, Medical Representative, etc.

Areas of Employment

Govt/Pvt Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Ayurvedic Clinics, Own Business, Wellness Centres, etc


Bachelor of Ayurveda Medical and Surgery (BAMS) Eligibility Criteria


  • Minimum Educational Qualification Required: 10+2 or equivalent examination with Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) as mandatory subjects.
  • Minimum Marks Required: 50% to 60%, varies from college to college.
  • Age Limit: The age limit for the BAMS program is 20 years for general category and 24 years for reserved category.

BAMS Admission Process

  • BAMS admissions in India are done on the basis of entrance exams. 

  • Candidates have to apply for the entrance exam i.e., NEET-UG and appear in it. 

  • After the results are out, the conducting authority of the examinations prepares a merit list, basis which counselling process is conducted. 

  • Candidates who make it in the counselling process are allocated seats for BAMS course at different colleges. 

The following flowchart will help you understand the BAMS admission process better. 

Apply for the Entrance Exam

Appear in the Exam


Entrance Exam's Result Declaration

Counselling Based on Exam Result

Seat Allotment

Final Enrollment/ Admission

BAMS Entrance Exam

  • NEET-UG (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Undergraduate Programme) is the national-level entrance examination conducted for BAMS admissions all over India. 

  • The examination is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) every year. 

  • The counselling for the examination is centralised counselling. 


Bachelor of Ayurveda Medical and Surgery (BAMS) Syllabus


First Professional Year (1.5 Year):

History of Ayurveda

Physiology (Kriya Sharira)





Anatomy (Rachna Sharira)

History of Modern Medicine


Second Professional Year (1.5 Year):

Pharmaceuticals of Ayurveda (Rasa Shastra avam Bhaisajya Kalpana)

Toxicology (Agadtantra)

Pathology (Nidan Vigyana)

Medica of Ayurveda (Dravyaguna)

Jurisprudence (Vidhi Vaidyaka)

Nadi Parkisa (Pulse Diagnosis)

Final Professional Year (1.5 Year):

ENT, Eye &Dentistry (Shalakya Tantra) 

Gynaecology (Prasuti Tantra) 

Medical Ethics & Yoga

Kaya Chikitsa (General Medicine )

Obstetric (Stri Yoga)