BAMS, also known as Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery. This is an under graduate degree. The course duration is of around five and a half years. After that, students are required to do an internship for an year. Main entrance exam at an All India Level is conducted by the CBSE which is Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi to select candidates from all over India for around 15% seats and another exam which is Pre-med is conducted by the different states to select candidates from their own state. A lot of the institutes who do not consider the All India level exam decide to take an entrance of their own and if not that, then they select students based on their performance in 10+2. The exam is generally conducted in the month of May. Students usually start preparing for the same since their school. That gives them an edge over others and also saves them a year which most of the people plan to do after 12th.
After BAMS, candidates can also apply for the post graduate course. That would be of the duration of three years. Even those candidates who passed their MBBS from any recognized college can apply for the BAMS course.
Eligibility Criteria for B.A.M.S:
The candidates should have passed their higher secondary exam with a relevant score. They should have subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Biology and also Sanskrit as well. Students should have passed these subjects individually and scored well. SC/ST Candidates have a lower cut off than general candidates. Minimum age for this course is 17 years.
Best Ayurvedic Colleges in India:
1. Danvantari Ayurvedic College, Chandigarh
2. Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore
3. Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar
4. JB Roy State Medical College, Kolkata
5. Ayurvedic Medical College, Kolhapur
If you really want to be successful in your career, you need to be focused, you need to have concentration, have confidence, good communication skills, responsible enough. Give more stress on the difficult subjects. It would be better if you start preparing your own notes from day one. First start by covering hard part and later on you should move to the easy part. Do not forget to have a look at the sample papers from the past. They should be thoroughly revised. They would help you know the syllabus very well and also you will know about the change in the paper pattern over the years. Prepare a study plan for the same. Refer to the prescribed text books and stick to them. In case you need help, do take help of a coaching center.
The exam is of four hours. There are two papers and each are of two hours. There are basic subjects like that of Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zology. There will be only objective type questions.
The Ayurvedic Industry has a good future. After completing BAMS , one can practice it in general, go for post graduation, become an ayurvedic consultant, go in the research department, become a health supervisor. There are lots of scope for this course as well.