Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
The Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) focuses on the study of the combination of modern medicine and Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurvedic and other alternative medical education in India is monitored by the Central Council of Indian Medicine, a governmental division. The program covers such subjects as human anatomy and physiology; metaphysics; the use of mineral and animal products as medicine and herbal-mineral medications. The length of the program is about five and a half years, on average, of which one year is dedicated to an internship.
Eligibility criteria to pursue BAMS
The cost of the program varies based on institution. At the Indian Medical Care Institute in New Delhi, for example, the average annual cost is Rs. 24,000. Students interested in pursuing a BAMS degree in India must be at least 17 years of age at time of admission, and are required to complete the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC), or 10+2 exam, in the science stream, with biology, chemistry, and physics. Students should have a minimum of 50 percent marks in each course. Admission requirements vary slightly between institutions, so in order to be considered a top candidate for admission, it is also important to rank well in the entrance examination.