What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is one among the seven Ayush systems and is referred to as the science of life. For years, it has been a key part of a comprehensive natural healthcare system in India. It is based on the principle of health and wellness and believes that health is a state of delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Vata, Pitta and Kapha are the basic physiological units, according to the Ayurveda which govern various functions in the body. Their harmony with other body tissues is responsible for the state of health and disharmony is the cause of ill health. The main aim of Ayurveda is to preserve health while other is treatment of different diseases by maintaining balance and harmony between Dosha, Dhatu, Mala, mind and environment. Treatment in Ayurveda involves use of drug, diet, lifestyle, Shamana (using Ayurvedic medicines) and Panchakarma (treatment involving five purification methods to eliminate the aggravated doshas). Ayurveda means “the science of life” (ayur means “life” and veda means “science” in Sanskrit). Ayurveda is a discipline of the upaveda or “auxiliary knowledge” in Vedic tradition. Ayurveda has it’s prime origin from Atharva-Veda and apart as a supplement of the Rig-Veda. Dhanvantari is worshipped as the God of Ayurveda. The aim of this system is to prevent illness¸ heal the sick and preserve life. The Ayurveda has it’s origin from the India and extended it’s wings in various parts of the world. Ayurveda was taught in Gurukula system in ancient days, which is now been evolved in to under graduate & post graduate courses from Institutions.

List of Ayurvedic Colleges in India

Here we can see the list of all the colleges offering BAMS course in India on the official website of NCISM. However we have created a list of colleges offering BAMS in Bihar.
Govt, Shri Dhanwantri Ayurved Mahavidyalaya & Chikitsalya, BuxarGovernment
Govt. Ayodhya Shiv Kumari Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, BegusaraiGovernment
Govt. Ayurvedic College, Kadam Kuan, PatnaGovernment
Shri Yatindra Narayan Ashtang Govt. Ayurvedic College, BhagalpurGovernment
Govt. Maharani Rameshwari Bhartiya Chikitsa Vigyan Sansthan, Mohanpur, DarbhangaGovernment
Niteshwar Ayurved Medical College & Hospital, MuzaffarpurPrivate
Shri Motisingh Jogeshwari Ayurved College & Hospital, ChhapraPrivate
Shri Ravindra Nath Mukherjee Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, MotihariPrivate
Swami Raghvendracharya Tridandi Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya avum Chikitsalya, GayaPrivate
Dayanand Ayurved Medical College & Hospital, SiwanPrivate
Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Ghughari Tand GayaPrivate

Eligibility for BAMS

=>Candidates are required to pass Class 12 or equivalent examination with science subjects(Physics, Chemistry and Biology) and English core in both Class 11 and 12 from a recognised board.
=>He/she has completed 17 years of age at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31 December of the year of his/her admission to the first year of the Undergraduate Medical Course
Upper age limit: As per Letter No. U-11022/2/2022-UGMEB, dated 09 March 2022 received from National Medical Commission (NMC), Under Graduate Medical Education Board (UGMEB) regarding the upper age limit, there is no upper age limit.
=>The candidate shall have passed Class 12 or its equivalent examination from any recognized Board with Physics, Chemistry and Biology, and shall have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the case of general category and 40% Marks in the case of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes.
=>In respect of persons with disability candidates specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (49 of 2016), the minimum qualifying marks in the said examinations shall be 45% in case of General Category and 40% in the case of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes.
Candidates need to have qualified NEET by securing a minimum qualifying cutoff percentile to get admission to BAMS course.
=>For foreign students, any other equivalent qualification approved by the University will be allowed.

Entrance Exam

Through NEET conducted by NTA.

Quota of Seats for Admission to BAMS Course

a. All India quota Government.
b. All India quota Government aided.
c. All India quota Private.
d. State Govt. quota/ Institutional quota.
e. Central Universities/National Institutes.
f. Deemed to be Universities.
g. Management/NRI Quota.

Reservation of Seats for SC, ST, OBC-NCL, EWS, PwBD

Reservation Policy of the Central Government in All India Quota seats (Govt./Govt.
aided/National Institutes/Central Universities) counselling is as follows:
SC- 15%
ST- 7.5%
PwBD- 5% Horizontal Reservation
OBC (Non Creamy Layer) – 27
EWS- 10%

Counselling for All India Quota Seats of Ayurveda

Government, Government aided Institutes, Central Universities, National Institutes, Deemed to be Universities will be conducted by Ayush Admissions Central Counseling Committee (AACCC).

College Fee of BAMS

It totally depends on the college (govt,private,central,semi central,semi govt,deemed etc)
It’s range vary from 1000/year to 20-30lakh/ year.

Syllabus of BAMS Course

First Year Syllabus
Second Year Syllabus
Third Year Syllabus
Fourth Year Syllabus

BAMS Specialisations

There are no specialization offered in the BAMS program. Candidates are required to opt for specialisations in postgraduate programs in Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery. These programs include an M.S. (Master of Surgery) (Ayurveda) and an M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) (Ayurveda).

Higher Degree Courses After BAMS

=>Post Graduation In
Ayurved Samhita & Siddhanta
Rachana Sharir
Kriya Sharir
Dravyaguna Vigyan
Rasa Shastra & Bhaishaiya Kalpana
Agada Tantra Evum Vidhi Vaidyaka
Roganidan Evum Vikriti Vigyan
Chhaya Evum Vikiran Vigyan
Manovigyan Evum Manasroga
Rasayan & Vajikaran
Prasuti Evum Stri Roga
Kaumarbhritya-Bala Roga
Shalya – Kshar Evum Anushastra Karma
Asthi Sandhi And Marmagat Roga
Shalakya – Netra Roga
Shalakya – Danta Evum Mukha Roga

=>Post Graduation Diploma Course
Ayurvedic Pharmaceutics
Ayurvedic Dietetics
Manasik Swasthya Vigyan
Netra Roga Vigyan
Prasuti And Striroga
Swasthavritta And Yoga
Rasayan And Vajikaran
Ayurvedic Cosmetology And Skin
Rog Nidan Vidhi
Ayurvedic Sangyaharan
Chhaya Evam Vikiran Vigyan
Twak Roga

Career Options After BAMS

=>Own clinical practice.
=>In academic after post graduation, students can join government or private colleges as demonstrators or lecturers or after 10 years of clinical practice he/she can eligible for pHD
=>In research feild after bams MSc (Biotechnology/Bioinformatics/Health Sciences) is a very challenging course and is also available for BAMS students at some universities. This is a 2-year, full time courses In the research field, a student can join as Jr. Research Fellow on research projects which are conducted by various institutions/colleges/university departments which are financially supported by ICMR, CSIR, CCRAS, DST, etc. On getting experience, they can get Sr. Research Fellowship and this work can lead to a PhD.
=>In management for those who are not interested in clinical practice MPH (Masters in Public Health), MHA (Masters in Health Administration) and MBA (Hospital and Healthcare management) are in great demand.Other than this, courses like Sports Medicine, Disaster Management, Industrial Management, Preventive and Promotive healthcare, Masters in Personnel Management are also good options.UPSC examinations and state level administration examinations are conducted every year. BAMS students are eligible to appear for these examinations and enter in the government services as administrator.
=>In drug manufacturing Courses such as BPharm (Ayurved) in Jamnagar and BHU, MSc (Pharmaceutical Medicine), MBA (Medicinal Marketing) (MUHS, Nasik), Diploma in Herbal Medicinal Manufacturing (Pune University and IPER Pune) are also available.

Salary After BAMS

It totally depends on your next move . If you doing post graduation then you will get salary ranging from 40k -90k per month, if you start your own private practice then depends on number of patients visit, if you start doing private practice in other hospital you may get 50k- 100k per month it may be higher if you are post graduate. If you doing nothing you may not get any salary.