Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sri Paripoorna Sanathana Ayurveda Medical College, Hospital And Research Centre (SPSAMC), Bangalore
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
- Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) is a professional degree in Ayurveda offered by Ayurveda schools in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and other South Asian countries. It is awarded after the study of five and a half years duration, including 1-year internship. A BAMS graduate is allowed to provide Ayurvedic treatment in India and Sri Lanka after registering oneself at the government-approved licencing body. After the completion of BAMS degree, one can continue general practice, pursue higher studies (M.s. master of surgery in Ayurveda, diploma courses or Masters in Public Health), perform research (clinical or epidemiological). There are also opportunities to work in hospital and healthcare administration and health supervision Higher education opportunities are limited in some European countries where BAMS degree is not recognized. Outside certain South Asian countries, Ayurveda is not integrated with the national health system, and is therefore punishable by law to practice it unless, in some cases, the practitioner also holds the license to prescribe modern medicine.
Dr. Veerayyaswami S Charantimath
- The candidate must have passed intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent examination recognised by the concerned State Government and Education Board with the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English individually and must have obtained minimum of fifty per cent. marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the aforesaid qualifying examination in the case of general category and forty per cent. Marks in the case of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes. In respect of persons with disability candidate specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (49 of 2016), the minimum qualifying marks in the said qualifying examination in Physics, Chemistry and Biology shall be forty-five per cent. in the case of general category and forty per cent. in the case of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes. No candidate shall be admitted to B.A.M.S Degree Course unless he has attained the age of seventeen years on or before the 31st December of the year of his admission in the first year of the course and not more than of twenty-five years on or before the 31st December of the year of admission in the first year of the course: Provided that the upper age limit may be relaxed by five years in the case of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and physically handicapped candidates.
- Admission of students to BAMS courses will be through the merit list of NEET