Introduction to BAMS

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.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Students must have passed the 12th Std/two year PUC examination of the PUC education board, Bangalore or any other examination recognized as equivalent therein with English as one of the languages and Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects with minimum of 50% of marks in the aggregate of the relevant Science subjects(Physics, chemistry and Biology of the 12th Std./Second year PUC examination only).

2. However in the case of students belonging to SC/ST the minimum requirements in percentage of marks for admission to the first BAMS Course is relaxed by 10% marks

3. Candidate should have attained the age of 17 years as on 1st October of the year in which admission is sought or as prescribed by the University

4. The foreign students can seek admission to course of Ayurveda provided; the University recognizes the basic qualification of that country or the student submits as equivalent certificate from Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi. An eligibility certificate should be obtained from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. There should be a specific mention of the subject 'English' in the marks sheet. As per the guidelines of the university, just 'Foreign Language' mentioned in the marks sheet may not be sufficient for eligibility.

5. Any other requirements are subjects to change made from time to time by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka which is posted in the university

6. Note:As per prevalent norms all Non-Karnataka applicants who seek admission for the BAMS should obtain the 'ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATE' issued by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Bangalore.

Eligibility exams

1. NEET conducted by CBSC