Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)


B.A.M.S. or the Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery is an undergraduate course in the field of Ayurveda. The course lasts for 5 and a half years and covers the entire gamut of modern medicine and age-old traditional Ayurvedic techniques. Candidates are also required to complete an year of internship which is part of the course duration.


  • Candidates need to have completed their 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as subjects.
  • Although knowledge of Sanskrit is not mandatory, it is beneficial to have a basic understanding.
  • Candidates need to qualify the common entrance exam (NEET-UG) with a high enough score to become eligible to apply for colleges that offer B.A.M.S. courses.


First Professional (one and half year)History of Ayurveda
Sanskrit and Samhita
PadarthaVigyana (Ayurvedic philosophy)
RachnaSharira (anatomy)
KriyaSharira (physiology)
Second Professional (one and half year)Rasa ShastraavamBhaisajyaKalpana (Pharmaceuticals of Ayurveda)
Dravyaguna (MateriaMedica of Ayurveda)
Agadtantra, VyavaharAyurveda and VidhiVaidyaka (Toxicology and Jurisprudence)
Nidan/VikritiVigyana (Pathology) /NadiParkisa (Pulse diagnosis)
Svasthavritta Yoga (Personal and social hygiene including dietetics)
CharakaSamhita (A classical text of Ayurveda)
Final Professional (one and half year)Kaya Chikitsa (General Medicine including Panchakarma, Rasayana and Vajikarana)
Shalyatantra (General surgery and parasurgical techniques)
Shalakyatantra (ENT, Eye and Dentistry)
PrasutitantraavamStriroga (Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Kaumarabhritya (Paediatrics)
Medical Ethics
Health Regulations

Course suitability

  • Candidates who are interested in pursuing a Master’s Degree & those who wish to do research in Ayurveda can apply for this course.
  • It is advantageous for candidates to possess excellent communication & interpersonal skills, this allows them to make critical decisions after weighing in all the diagnosis.
  • Responsibility, self confidence, and concentration are the key traits a candidate must possess.
  • The candidate would have to be compassionate in nature.