BAMS Admission

What is the BAMS course?

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) is a professional degree in the medical field just equivalent to MBBS course. Ayurveda is an ancient Indian System of Medicine that is based on holistic healing of the body. It believes that disorders in the human body are due to an imbalance of three important factors – Kapha (Phlegm), Pitta (Bile) and Vata (Wind). Ayurvedic treatment balances Kapha, Pitta, and Vata in the human body and increases the natural healing capacity of the human body. BAMS course is available only in India but can be practiced in places outside India like Nepal, Bangladesh, and other South Asian countries. BAMS course is in English, however, Sanskrit is taught as a separate compulsory subject. In India, people may prefer Ayurvedic medicine over modern medicine for diseases such as acidity, digestion problems, building immunity, sometimes cough, cold, etc. World Health Organization recognizes Ayurveda as a complete natural health care system. BAMS course syllabus includes Padartha Vigyan and Ayurved Itihas Sanskrit Kriya Sharir Rachana Sharir Maulik Siddhant Avum Ashtanga Hridya Dravyaguna Vigyan Agadtantra Rasashastra Charak Samhita Rog-Nidan Swasthavritta Prasuti Tantra Evum Stri Roga Kaumarbhritya Parichaya Charak Samhita (Uttarardha) Kayachikitsa Panchkarma Shalya Tantra Shalakya Tantra Research Methodology and Medical Statistics.

List of BAMS colleges (https://www.ccimindia.org/colleges-ayurveda.php) Government Ayurvedic college Guwahati, Shri Dhanwantri Ayurvedic college Chandigarh. 

BAMS admission procedure? Step 1: You need Physics, Chemistry, Biology in 10+2 (minimum 50% marks; minimum 40% marks reserved categories). Step 2: Qualify NEET 2019 with at least 50 percentile (not percentage). Step 3: Appear for BAMS counselling organized by AYUSH state (3 rounds of counselling). Admission into ayurvedic colleges (government/ private) based on NEET rank, choice filling in the counselling registration process and availability of seats in BAMS course. Step 4: After getting into BAMS college, study for 4 1⁄2 years and do internship for 1 year. Step 5: Become an Ayurvedic doctor and practice. 

BAMS course eligibility? For BAMS admission eligibility, the candidate must have Physics, Chemistry, Biology in 10+2, with minimum 50% marks (40% for reserved categories). Admission to BAMS course 

is only after qualifying NEET 2019 (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test), according to the government of India passed gazette in 2018). 

Is BAMS included in NEET 2019? Yes, BAMS admission will be through NEET 2019. 

Is NEET necessary for BAMS/ Is NEET required for BAMS? Yes, without qualifying NEET 2019 exam you cannot get admission in BAMS. 

Can I get admission in BAMS through NEET? Yes, NEET qualification has been made mandatory for admission to BAMS. 

Is Sanskrit necessary for BAMS? BAMS course is in English, however, Sanskrit is taught as a separate compulsory subject our ancient ayurvedic texts are in Sanskrit. 

How many years is BAMS course? BAMS course is of five and a half years duration, including 1-year internship. There are three semesters and each semester is one and a half years. 

BAMS admission 2019? According to the government passed gazette (2018), Ministry of AYUSH has made NEET mandatory for admission to BAMS course. Expected BAMS application notification for admission is July 2019. As this is going to be the very 1st year in which admission to BAMS course will be only through NEET 2019, however, many policies regarding admission and counselling session are still not clear. New policies will soon come out and we will keep you updated. However, in the present scenario, following conditions apply for admission 

(a) Admission is through merit based on NEET and counselling (b) After qualifying NEET exam, candidates have to go through 3 rounds of counselling. (c) For all the state government ayurvedic colleges, admission is through state quota 

(domiciliary status) (d) For all the private ayurvedic colleges, admission is through all India quota (will be 

updated soon). (e) For admission to state government ayurvedic colleges, candidates have to fill state counselling form online. Candidates who do not get admission in any college after 1st round of counselling have to appear for 2nd round of counselling. Those who do not get admission in any college will then have to appear for 3rd round (mop up round) of counselling organised at a specified place (of that state) by AYUSH state body. 

BAMS application form date 2019? There is no confirm notification but expected BAMS application form date is June 2019. 

BAMS admission fee? The fee is decided by the AYUSH statutory body CCIM (Central Council of Indian Medicine). Government ayurvedic college fee is Rs. 15,000 – Rs. 30,000/ year and private ayurvedic college fee is Rs. 1.75lacs – 3 lacs/ year. BAMS fee in private college in Maharashta…. BAMS fee structure in Kerala…. 

BAMS doctor salary? The BAMS doctor salary varies according to the expertise and professional reputation. If you do private practice you can earn Rs. 50,000 – 2 lacs/ month. In government sector, one may get Rs 50,000 plus per month. 

BAMS scope (Is MBBS better than BAMS)? After getting BAMS degree you become an ayurvedic doctor and are eligible to practice right away. There is post-graduation (PG) available after BAMS degree but the bachelor degree is sufficient itself to find a job unlike MBBS where PG has become necessary for employment. 

(a) Government job: You can be employed in a government hospital where the salary is 

Rs. 50,000 plus/ month (same as MBBS doctor). Also, now Ministry of AYUSH is promoting alternative medicine courses (BAMS, BUMS, BHMS), so there is more scope of jobs for BAMS doctors (Ayurvedic doctor) in government sector. (b) Private practice: Recently, Indian people have become aware of Ayurvedic treatments and benefits thus leading to more scope for private practice. According to High Court Notice, ayurvedic doctors are licensed to give allopathy medicines for certain diseases. As a result, private hospitals/ nursing homes keep ayurvedic doctors as they can practice allopathy as well and are more economical. (c) Teaching in government ayurvedic colleges and private ayurvedic colleges (d) Foreign Scope: Apart from jobs in India, there are job opportunities outside India as 

well as the demand for ayurvedic medicines has increased in foreign countries (Nepal, Bangladesh and other south Asian countries). (e) Ayurvedic study has also been added to MBBS syllabus with the aim to generate 

interest and spread awareness of the benefits of Ayurveda among medical students. (f) An ayurvedic doctor is also a pharmacist as he can make its own medicines. While an 

MBBS doctor cannot make medicines. (g) Just like modern medicine has its own hospitals (MBBS), doctors, trained nurses and 

pharmacists, ayurvedic medicine has its own doctors (BAMS), ayurvedic nurses and ayurvedic procedure to make medicines. (h) Certificate courses available after BAMS: There are PG and Diploma courses available after BAMS. You can go for PG courses/ diploma in Ayurveda to enhance your ayurvedic skills for private practice, jobs in ayurvedic pharma industries or drug manufacturing companies, health care ayurvedic regime in resorts etc. You can take up diploma courses after BAMS in Ayurvedic Pharmacy, Ayurveda Nursing and Pharmacy, Ayurvedic knowledge, Herbal Medicine, Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences, Panchkarma. A postgraduate diploma in Emergency Medicine, which is a short course of 6 months conducted in Modern Tertiary Healthcare Hospitals (e.g., Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai or Ruby Clinic in Pune) can help give value addition to the clinical practice of a BAMS student. If you don’t want to practice, there are administrative courses also available: MBA in Ayurveda Pharmacy, MBA in Geriatric Care Management. Advice: Ministry of AYUSH is promoting study/ practice of alternative medicine (BAMS, BHMS, BUMS) making them an attractive field of study to pursue by creating a lot of job opportunities to practice alternative medicine in the health sector. Therefore, compared to MBBS, there is less competition in BAMS and more market value and therefore more BAMS scope.