Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery, BAMS Courses, Syllabus

What is BAMS? What are BAM Subjects and what is the syllabus for BAMS Course. Read on


Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) Course: Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery is a 5½ years (includes one year of internship) professional degree in medicine focused on Ayurveda. Ayurveda is a branch of alternative medicine. The term ‘Ayurveda’ stands for Science of life. 


As per Ayurveda, the human body has three kinds of dysfunctions or disorders – Kapha meaning Phlegm (water and earth), Pitta meaning Bile (fire & water) and Vata meaning Wind (Air and space).These dysfunctions or disorders are commonly called as the ‘Doshas’ in Ayurvedic terminology


BAMS Course 

The BAMS course can be pursued after completing Class 12 with science subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Biology). Candidates are required to clear the NEET UG Exam (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) for admission to BAMS course


BAMS course is designed to train students to get familiar with the concepts of Ayurveda and make use of these to treat patients. The course is divided into three sections of 1.5 years’ duration each. These sections are called as the three professional courses. The entire course contains modern anatomy, principles of medicine, physiology, social and preventive medicine, forensic medicine, principle of surgery, toxicology, ENT, botany and pharmacology.


See: BAMS Admissions 


Some of the major highlights of the course are mentioned below:

  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Duration: 5½ years including 1 year of internship
  • Eligibility: 10+2 Science (PCB) from a recognized educational board 
  • Age: Minimum age limit is 17 years
  • Admission Process: Entrance Test (NEET UG)
  • Course Fees: INR 10,000-1 Lakh
  • Average Starting Salary: INR 4 – 7 Lakh per annum
  • Placement Opportunities: Clinical trials, Healthcare community, Life science industries, Pharmaceutical industries, Education, Healthcare IT, Insurance, On duty doctor, Nursing home, Spa resort, Ayurvedic resort, Panchakarma ashram, etc
  • Job Positions: Lecturer, Scientist, Therapist, Category manager, Pharmacist, Medical representative, Ayurvedic doctor, etc.


BAMS Subjects

  • Sanskrit
  • Ashtanga Hridayam
  • Padartha Vigyan
  • Kriya Sharir
  • Rachana Sharir
  • Ayurveda Itihas
  • Charak Samhita
  • Dravyaguna Vigyan
  • Rasa Shastra
  • Roga Vigyan
  • Vyavhar Ayurved
  • Kayachikitsa
  • Shalya
  • Shalakya
  • Stri Roga
  • Prasuti Tantra
  • Panchkarma


BAMS Syllabus

Syllabus of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

I Professional (year)

  • History of Ayurveda
  • Sanskrit and Samhita
  • Padartha Vigyana (Ayurvedic philosophy)
  • Rachna Sharira (anatomy)
  • Kriya Sharira (physiology)


II Professional ( year)

  • Rasa Shastra avam Bhaisajya Kalpana (Pharmaceuticals of Ayurveda)
  • Dravyaguna (Materia Medica of Ayurveda)
  • Agadtantra, VyavaharAyurveda and Vidhi Vaidyaka (Toxicology and Jurisprudence)
  • Nidan/Vikriti Vigyana (Pathology) /Nadi Pariksha (Pulse diagnosis)
  • Swasthavritta Yoga (Personal and social hygiene including dietetics)
  • Charaka Samhita (A classical text of Ayurveda)


 III Final Professional ( year)

  • Kaya Chikitsa (General Medicine including Panchakarma, Rasayana and Vajikarana)
  • Shalya tantra (General surgery and parasurgical techniques)
  • Shalakya tantra (ENT, Eye and Dentistry)
  • Prasuti tantra avam Stri roga (Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
  • Kaumarabhritya (Pediatrics)
  • Medical Ethics
  • Health Regulations
  • Yoga
  • Dissertation


Top Colleges Offering BAMS Course

A list of the Top colleges in India which offer the BAMS course is as follows-

  • Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS), Varanasi
  • Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik
  • KLE University, Belgaum
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune
  • Kerala University of Health Sciences, Thrissur
  • Dev Bhoomi Group of Institutions, Dehradun
  • Shobhit University, Meerut
  • DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai
  • Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla


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