Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) is an integrated Indian Degree in the medical field. This degree program is conferred to those students who studied modern medicines and traditional Ayurveda.
Ayurveda is one of the ancient medical systems of the world. It traces its roots to the Vedic period. It is not only providing the cure but also prevent the recurrence of diseases. According to the Ayurvedic, there are only three kinds of dysfunctions or disorders in the human body Kapha, Pitta, and Vata.
These dysfunctions are commonly called as the Dosha in Ayurvedic terminology. Kapha meant Phlegm (water and earth), Pitta meant Bile (fire & water), and Vata meant Wind (air and space). Ayurvedic says that a person got ill when he gets out of the harmony of said three doshas.
The Ayurvedic system of medical care is based on the concept where the natural healing capacity of the body is being enhanced by Ayurvedic therapy. The Ayurvedic treatment includes reducing symptoms, eliminating impurities, reducing worry, increasing resistance of disease and increasing harmony of patient’s life.
The Ayurvedic system is a trustful medical system in order to cure, prevent, and rejuvenate. Yes, it takes more time to make the patient fit as before, but once the patient has been treated through this medical system, he will find him better than before he was.
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS) is a graduate degree course in the Ayurvedic system. This degree is awarded after the completion of 5 years and 6 month degree programme containing the 4 and 1/2 year academic session and one year internship programme with live practical.
The UG degree course is separated in three sections of 1.5 years each. These sections called as the three professional courses. In first professional course the students are taught about the anatomy, physiology and history of Ayurvedic system. In second course they are taught about the toxicology and pharmacology and the final course contains the surgery, ENT, skin, obstetrics and gynecology.
The entire course contains the modern anatomy, principles of medicines, physiology, social and preventive medicines, forensic
medicine, principle of surgery, toxicology, ENT, botany and pharmacology. The graduates use the title “Vaidyar” before their name (abbreviation is Vr.)
The specializations in this field are as the following:
- Padartha Vigyan
- Sharir Rachana
- Sharir Kriya
- Swasth Vritta
- Rasa Shastra
- Agad Tantra
- Rog & Vikriti Vigyan
- Charak Samhita
- Prasuti and Stri Roga
- Kaumara Bhritya
- Shallya Tantra
- Shalakya Tantra
- Charak Samhita
Eligibility & Admission
The basic requirement for the eligibility to get the admission to BAMS programme is qualifying the 10+2 examination with science stream. The candidate must have the physics, chemistry and biology in 12th class. The candidate should have to go through the national level entrance examination like NEET 2020 (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test). Candidates also apply for state level examinations such as:
- OJEE 2020 (Odisha Joint Entrance Examination)
- KEAM 2020 (Kerala Engineering, Agriculture and Medical)
- GCET 2020 (Goa Common Entrance Test)
- BVP CET 2020 (Bharati Vidyapeeth Common Entrance Test)
- IPU CET 2020 (Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test)
The selection of the candidate is based on the final merit as the sum of the total numbers obtained in the qualifying examination as 12th and the number scored in the entrance examinations.
Day by day, the scope of Ayurvedic is overlapping to the other medical system not only in India but also in the world. In many cases the people have taken the experience for the trustfulness of the Ayurvedic system and medicines treating for the chronic and non-healable disease.
In many cases, when the allopathic system becomes a failure with a particular disease and surrenders, the Ayurvedic medicine does the magical effect to rejuvenate the illness or the patient.
The career opportunity after the completion of BAMS is not only in India but also in foreign countries. Many organizations are working in the manufacturing and research field in abroad are requiring the professional in this field.
The candidate having the BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) degree is eligible to be called as a doctor and eligible to do the private practice.
Job opportunities also exists in government sector. One can get job in government ayurveda hospital as ayurvedic pharmacist. After the completion of this course, candidates also have opportunity to open their own retail shop of Ayurveda medicines.
Teaching field is also open for BAMS graduates. They can find employment in private and government ayurveda Institutes.
BAMS Universities In India:
- Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
- Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University, Gurgaon
- Sumatibhai Shah Ayurved Mahavidyalaya Malwadi, Pune
- Dr DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai
- Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Ayurved, Pune
- Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaja University, Kanpur
- Sanskrity University, Mathura
- CSMSS Ayurved Mahavidayalya and Ruganalay, Aurangabad
The job profiles after completing the BAMS program are as the following:
- Category manager
- Business development officer
- Sales representatives
- Product manager
- Jr. clinical trial coordinator
- Medical representative
- Ayurvedic doctor
- Sales executive
- Area sales manager
- Assistant claim manager health
- Manager – internal audit
The salary in the medical field is the benchmark for other job profiles in different field. Some universities provide the stipend around 40 thousand to 50 thousand per month to the post-graduate doctors in Ayurvedic field. In the job an Ayurvedic professional may get the salary from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 50000 according the role and nature of his/her job profile.
Here some of the employment areas for the professionals who have done the BAMS programme:
- Clinical trials
- Healthcare community
- Life science industries
- Pharmaceutical industries
- Healthcare IT
- On duty doctor
- Nursing home
- Spa resort
- Ayurvedic resort
- Panchkarma ashram
- Government/ private hospitals
- research institutes.
BAMS in India is one among the leading career growth opportunities.