Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) at BHU
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) at BHU

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) at BHU

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) is a professional degree in medicine that focuses on the Indian system of medicine. It is a course of about 5.5 years. The degree is awarded after 4.5 years and the last 1 year is for internship. Admission in BAMS is through NEET rank. If you are willing to pursue this undergraduate professional course from the Institute of Medical Science, Banaras Hindu University, then you are on the right page.

Get complete information about Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) on this page including the course, procedure of admission, eligibility, availability of seats and much more information. Just keep scrolling.

Course Highlights

CourseBachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Duration5.5 Years
Course LevelUndergraduate
Course TypeRegular (full-time)
LocationInstitute of Medical Science
UniversityBanaras Hindu University
No. of seat50 (male & female)
Admission ProcedureOn the basis of NEET rank

What is BAMS in IMS-BHU all about?

BAMS, which stands for Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery is an undergraduate degree program designed to introduce students to the concepts of Ayurveda and use them to treat patients. BAMS incorporates Ayurveda with the concepts of modern medicine and students are taught a combination of the two as part of their curriculum vitae.
Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of medicine and has its roots in the Vedic period. It is based on the curative properties of herbs and its medicines are known for the natural ingredients they contain.

The Ayurveda system of medicine not only cures and prevents disease but also reduces the frequency with which diseases enter the human body. It uses the self-healing system of the body.

Currently, this ancient method of medicine is being accepted by people worldwide. Even the World Health Organization has provided a worldwide platform to promote traditional medical systems like Ayurveda. Therefore, the Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) as a course has opened many promising opportunities for students.

Faculty of Ayurveda, BHU

The Faculty of Ayurveda constitutes:

  • An ayurvedic pharmacy and dispensary that works to provide proper and quality medicine to the patients at SSH hospital.
  • A medicinal plant garden that has more than 200 classical medicinal plants which are used in medicine making is present in the department of Dravya Guna. The plants are obtained from various parts of the country.
  • Museum- A raw drug museum for minerals and metals in the department of Ras-shastra and herbarium and a crude drug museum consisting of more than 450 herbarium species in the department of Dravya Guna.
  • Library- A separate library for the UG students is established in the faculty itself and a separate section is reserved for pg students in the library.
  • Hostels- Separate accommodation for boys and girls are present at Nagarjuna hostel, Ruiya annexe, Atreya, Old Ruiya, hostel mother Teresa, hostel Sukanya and K.G. hostel.


The minimum eligibility criteria to pursue a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from IMS-BHU is given below:

  1. Candidates must have passed Intermediate/ 10+2 or equivalent examination with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Zoology + Botany) as the subjects for the BAMS course.
  2. Candidates should have obtained a minimum score of:
  • 50% marks for General category,
  • 45% marks for Physically challenged (PC) General category,
  • 40% marks for SC/ST/OBC and respective Physically challenged category.

Age Criteria: Age limit for admission to IMS-BHU will be same as per applicable for NEET exam.

Course duration

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) is an undergraduate course offered by the Institute of Medical Science, Banaras Hindu University. It is a course of about 5.5 years. The degree is awarded after 4.5 years and the last 1 year is for internship.

5.5 years

Admission Procedure

BAMS Admission

  • The admission to the BAMS course is done mainly through the entrance exam. 
  • The candidates must appear and qualify for the NEET-UG to be eligible for admission in the BAMS course.
  • The registration process of the NEET is scheduled to start in March or April 2021. 
  • The NEET exam will be tentatively conducted on August 1, 2021.
  • The application fees of NEET for the general category is INR 1,500. Application fees for the SC/ST categories are INR 800.

How to Fill BHU BAMS Application Form?

The candidate has to give the NEET exams compulsorily as the admission is done in IMS-BHU through NEET rank only. Every year, the Application form of BHU BAMS is released via online mode on the official website of Banaras Hindu University.

Admission in IMS-BHU is being done through the NEET marks since 2018. The advantage for students of UG is that they are offered a 50 per cent quota in PG seats in BHU.

Since the Application Form will be available online, therefore, the candidates have to visit the official website in order to fill in the BHU BAMS Online Form. The step by step procedure to fill the online application form is as follows-

  • Visit the Official Website of Banaras Hindu University –
  • Click on the Application Form Link
  • Firstly, register yourself by submitting basic details such as Name, Date of Birth, Class, NEET Roll Number, etc.
  • Click on the submit button.
  • Once the registration is done, you will receive a Registration Number and Roll Number/Password.
  • Fill in the rest of the details and upload the photograph and signature as per the specifications.
  • Make the payment of the Application Fees and finally submit the application form.
  • Take the printout of the Application Form and keep it safe for future reference.

Documents Required at the time of Counselling

  • NEET admit card & rank card
  • Date of birth (D.O.B.) certificate
  • High school certificate
  • 10+ 2 / Intermediate certificate
  • 10+2/ Intermediate mark sheet
  • Caste certificate (If applicable)
  • OBC category non-creamy layer certificate
  • Physically Challenged (PC) certificate (If applicable)
  • Transfer certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • Character certificate
  • Recent passport size photograph (Six)

Application fee

CategoryAmount (in Rs.)
General & OBC1,000
SC/ST & others750

Mode of Payment: The fee payment through online mode via credit/debit card (ATM card) / internet banking.

Availability of seats

Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University offers an intake of 50 seats for BAMS Admission every year.

Reservation of Seats

The seats are reserved for the candidates as per the rules and regulation by the Indian Government. Physically challenged candidates to get 3% of the reservation of seats in all the programmes.

Course fees

The fee structure for Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Institute of Medical Science, Banaras Hindu University is affordable and is mentioned below:

Rs. 8,000 per annum

Required Skills

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) is best suited for students who have a keen interest in the medical industry and would like to explore alternative methods of treatment. Students who aspire to pursue a career in the field of Ayurveda must possess the skills mentioned below:

  • Interest in medicinal properties of herbs
  • Sympathy
  • patience
  • Overview
  • Concentration
  • Consulting capacity
  • Decision-making ability

Course Curricular

BAMS which stands for Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery is a 5 year and 6-month long bachelor degree course. The course duration includes 4.5 years of academic sessions and 1 year of internship. The 4.5 years of academic sessions are divided into three professional courses of 1.5 years each. In the first professional course, students are taught about the following subjects:

1st Professional Course

  • History of the Ayurvedic system
  • Basic principles of Ayurveda
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology

2st Professional Course

In the second professional course, students are taught about subjects such as:

  • Toxicology 
  • Pharmacology 
  • Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Science

3rd Professional Course

In the third and final professional course, students are taught about modern medicine subjects such as:

  • Modern anatomy
  • Principle of surgery
  • ENT
  • Skin
  • Obstetrics 
  • Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Internal Medicine

Subject combination

Various specializations are available for candidates pursuing the BAMS course. Some of the BAMS specializations are listed below:

  • Padartha Vigyan
  • Sharir Rachana
  • Sharir Kriya
  • Swasth Vritta
  • Rasa Shastra
  • Agad Tantra
  • Rog & Vikriti Vigyan
  • Charak Samhita
  • Prasuti and Stri Roga
  • Kaumara Bhritya
  • Kayachikitsa
  • Shallya Tantra
  • Shalakya Tantra
  • Charak Samhita

Why to choose BAMS Course?

  • After BAMS, you have the opportunity to work in top government organizations and hospitals. This government job pays a salary as much as a doctor.
  • The Indian government also allows you to set up your own Ayurvedic pharmacy or clinic after graduating from BAMS.
    After BAMS, you can also do PhD or MD in Ayurveda or related fields and work in top Ayurvedic companies and brands like Himalaya.
  • Apart from job prospects and career opportunities, the study of BAMS will provide knowledge on the history of Ayurveda and its applications in our daily life which will help in turning towards a healthy lifestyle.

Course suitability

Day by day, the scope of Ayurveda is overlapping with the other medical system and not only in India but also in the world. In many cases, people consider ayurvedic medicine over any other system of medicine such as diabetes, hypertension, gynaecological disorders etc.

People choose the experience for the trustfulness of the Ayurvedic system and medical treatment for chronic and untreatable diseases. Job opportunities also exist in the government sector as a Medical officer and Ayurvedic pharmacist. The teaching field is also open for Ayurvedic graduates.

Job Opportunities

  • Lecturer
  • Scientists
  • Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Ayurvedic doctor
  • Jr. clinical trial coordinator
  • Medical representative

Physician: Students are advised to work under some senior practitioners to gain relevant experience, before starting with their own clinical practice. Along with regular practise under a physician, students can also opt for specialized exercises (such as treatment for spinal disorders, dermatitis, etc.) after attaining full knowledge.

Teacher: If a student wants to pursue a career in the field of teaching, then it becomes necessary to complete post-graduation. For post-graduation, students can select MD or Postgraduate Diploma in any discipline of their choice. Once students have their masters degree, they can join any government or private college as a lecturer.

Manager: Students who wish to enter the field of management can take courses like Masters in Public Health (MPH), Masters in Health Administration (MHA) and MBA in Hospital and Healthcare Management. Such courses are in great demand and offer employment opportunities for students.

Clinical Research Associate: These days many universities are coming up with various postgraduate courses in clinical research. Students can follow such courses to secure a job as a Clinical Research Associate in the research units of various pharmaceutical companies.

Drug manufacturers: These days, manufacturing cosmetics such as Ayurveda medicines and related products is a fast-growing business. To build their career in the field, students can take courses such as MSc in Pharmaceutical Medicine and Diploma in Herbal Medicinal Diploma after completion of the BAMS course.

Health Supervisor / Physician: These days many international tourists look for natural Ayurveda treatments at health resorts and spa centers across India. Tourists usually prefer natural medicine for problems such as arthritis, obesity, migraine, premature ageing, skin disease, high cholesterol, and diabetes. BAMS students can choose to work as supervisors in such health centers of various hotels and resorts. Students can also open their own health centre.

Medical Supervisor: This option involves working as a medical supervisor in companies producing Ayurveda medicines.

Top Recruiters

Patanjali Ayurved LimitedDabur
The Himalaya Drug CompanyZandu Pharmaceuticals Works Limited
Surya Herbal LimitedVicco Laboratories
Charak Pharma Private LimitedEmami Limited
Hamdard LaboratoriesBaidyanath

Preparation Tips for BHU BAMS

General guidelines for preparing for BHU BAMS Entrance Exams:

  • Students should go through the notes prepared by them.
  • They must first cover up the hard part and then move on to the easy part.
  • Going through the sample papers of previous years will help them to get informed about the syllabus and also the latest changes that occurred in the question pattern.
  • They must be prepared to work hard and should also put up a systematic study plan.
  • Set up a full proof study Plan.
  • They need to set up a good study plan well before the exam.
  • The plan must give priority to the tough portions.
  • Time management is yet another point to be focused on in the study plan.
  • They must refer only to prescribed textbooks
  • Relevant points should be noted down in a separate notepad.
  • Time should be managed so as to spend some time for revision as well.
  • A good coaching centre can be approached to get further assistance.

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