BAMS – Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery

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B.A.M.S. (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) is a recognized bachelor degree in India for Ayurveda (India’s Ancient System of Alternative Medicine). BAMS is recognized under the Indian parliamentary act “The Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970.” According to law, it is equal to other medical degrees in India and a person graduated in Ayurveda can perform same legal work such as issuing medical certificates etc. as the other medical degree holder can do.

The BAMS course duration is five and half years including 1 year’s compulsory internship. The five and half year’s undergraduate course provides skills in ayurvedic clinical practice and helps understanding modern science as well. However, the syllabus of BAMS course is like an integrated degree, which includes teachings of ayurvedic as well modern medicines, but BAMS degree holders are not permitted to practice modern allopathic medicines throughout the India except some states. Read below Supreme Court judgment regarding this.

About Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian Science, which diagnoses, prevents and treats diseases on basis of three body humors (VATA, PITTA & KAPHA) and two humors of mind (RAJA & TAMA). Every symptom and sign is specific to these humors, which helps telling the physician about the dominance of the humor. After diagnosing the disease and humors, ayurvedic doctors decide medicines on basis of primary dominance, secondary dominance and tertiary dominance of humors to re-harmonize and re-balance the natural states of the humors. This requires a careful observation and deep understating, which makes the ayurvedic science toughest than other health systems. You cannot prescribe same medicines even for same disease in different individuals even with a slight change in symptoms. Wrong medicine can result in treatment failure.

Ayurveda is now spreading all around the world due to its efficacy and wonderful results in chronic diseases and ailments declared incurable in other system of health care. Nowadays, ayurveda becomes a crucial part of healthcare for general people all around the world. People are interested to take ayurvedic treatment for diseases, which are difficult to cure in other medicine systems. Therefore, BAMS degree also becomes very important in Indian education system, but still it has no legal recognition outside India.

About CCIM

CCIM is the abbreviation used for the Central Council of Indian Medicine, which is the statutory body and council constituted under the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970. It was established on 10 august 1971. CCIM is responsible for framing and implementing of various regulations in ayurveda, Siddha and Unani colleges. The Curricula and Syllabi of BAMS, BUMS and BSMS are decided by CCIM. All colleges providing education in Indian system of medicine are required to be affiliated with Universities and CCIM. Affiliation criteria are prescribed by CCIM. The BAMS course is conducted according to the rules and regulation of the Central Council of Indian Medicine, New Delhi.

Admission criteria for BAMS

If you want to do degree in Ayurveda, then you need to pass out 12th class with medical science. The essential subjects in 12th class are Physics, Chemistry and Biology. In addition, you should secure minimum 50% or above marks in these subjects.

Candidate interested for admission to the first professional of the BAMS course require fulfilling following criteria:

  1. Age Limits for BAMS: 17 years or above (The minimum age limit to get admission in BAMS is 17 years and now, there is no upper age limit.)
  2. Minimum Educational qualifications: 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology

With above criteria, students are eligible for entrance examination for BAMS. Admission is based on the rank obtained in the entrance examination conducted by various universities in states of India. After securing good rank, the student can get admission in BAMS first professional, which may be provisional and need to be approved by concerned University.

BAMS Course & Duration

BAMS degree comprises of four professionals and one-year compulsory internship.

Course DivisionDuration
First Professional12 Months
Second Professional12 Months
Third Professional12 Months
Fourth (Final) Professional18 Months
Compulsory Internship12 Months
Total Duration5 Years 6 Months

BAMS graduate are eligible for registration as ayurvedic physicians at CCIM or State Ayurvedic and Unani Boards. Their status is equal as other medical graduate in India, so they are also eligible for various appointments related to ayurveda in central and state government.

Subjects in BAMS

The B.A.M.S course includes four professional and one-year compulsory internship after the completion of three professionals. Subjects of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery are as follows:

First Professional (Duration: 12 Months)

It consists of 5 subjects as given underneath:

SubjectsEnglish Translation
Ayurveda Itihas & Padartha VijnanaHistory of Ayurveda & Meta Physics
SanskritSanskrit Language
Kriya SharirHuman Physiology including ayurvedic concepts, complete modern physiology and biochemistry
Rachana SharirHuman Anatomy including dissection & complete modern anatomy
Maulik Sindan Avum Ashtanga Hridayam (Sutrasthana)Basic Principles of Ayurveda & Ashtanga Hridayam (Sutrasthana) – Basic Classical text of Ayurveda related to basic principles of Ayurveda

Second Professional (Duration: 12 Months)

Second Professional consists of 4 subjects as given underneath:

SubjectsEnglish Translation
Dravyaguna VijnanaPharmacology & Materia Medica
Rasashastra And Bhaishajya KalpanaAyurvedic Pharmaceutical Science
Agada Tantra, Vyavhar Ayurved And Vidhi VaidyakToxicology, Medical Jurisdiction And Forensic Science
Charaka Samhita (Purvardha Vol. 1)Ayurvedic ancient text – CHARAKA SAMHITA Vol. 1

Third Professional (Duration: 12 Months)

Third Professional consists of 5 subjects as given underneath:

SubjectsEnglish Translation
Rog Nidana Evum Vikriti VigyanaPathology & Microbiology (Including Ayurvedic Concepts)
Charaka Samhita – Uttarardh (Vol. 2)Ayurvedic ancient text – CHARAKA SAMHITA Vol. 2
Swastha Vritta & YogaPreventive and Social Medicine (Community Medicine) & Yoga
Prasuti Tantra Evum Stri RogaObstetrics and Gynecology
Kaumar Bhritya (Bal Roga)Pediatrics

Fourth Professional (Duration: 18 Months)

Fourth Professional consists of 5 subjects as given underneath:

SubjectsEnglish Translation
Kayachikitsa (Including Manas Roga, Rasayan & Vajikarana)Internal Medicine (Including Psychiatric Disorders, Rejuvenation & Aphrodisiac Science)
Shalya TantraGeneral Surgery
Shalakya TantraDiseases of Head & Neck, Ophthalmology (Eye), ENT & Dentistry
PanchakarmaAyurvedic body Detoxification procedures
Research Methodology & Medical StatisticsResearch Methodology & Medical Statistics

Internship (Duration: 12 Months)

You college may likely to divide your internship as follows:

DepartmentsDuration
Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine)4 Months
Shalya Tantra (General Surgery)2 Months
Shalakya Tantra (ENT, Eye & Dentistry)2 Months
Prasuti Tantra Evum Stri Roga (Obstetrics and Gynecology)2 Months
Kaumar Bhritya (Bal Roga) – Pediatrics1 Month
Panchakarma1 Month
Total Duration12 Months

License to Practice Ayurveda

After completing BAMS, you will require contacting State Ayurvedic and Unani Boards in the state in which you want to practice ayurvedic medicine for registration and getting a license to Practice Ayurveda. This registration provides you a license to practice ayurvedic medicine in the particular state for which you are registered.

To practice throughout India, you require registering yourself with CCIM (Central Council of Indian Medicine). This license allows you to practice ayurvedic medicines anywhere in India.

Higher Studies after B.A.M.S

There are numerous opportunities for BAMS graduate to pursue further studies as follows.

  1. MD – In various subjects as studied during BAMS course
  2. MS – In various subjects studied in BAMS
  3. M. Sc. – Medicinal Plants
  4. MPH – Masters in Public Health
  5. MBA – In hospital management or any other specialization

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

BAMS graduate can choose MD (Doctor of Medicine in Ayurveda) in various subjects that he/she has studied during his/her graduation. There are many colleges and universities in India, which provide post graduation courses in ayurveda subjects. However, the selection is based on entrance examination and syllabus of entrance examination is entire syllabus of BAMS degree.

One can pursue MD in following subjects:

SpecializationEnglish Meanings of Subjects
Ayurveda Sinddhant and Darshana (Maulik Siddhanta)Basic Principles of Ayurveda and Meta Physics
Rachana SharirHuman Anatomy
Kriya SharirHuman Physiology
Ayurveda SamhitaCharaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita & Vagbhata
SwasthavrittaSocial and Preventative Medicine
Dravyaguna VijnanaAyurveda Materia Medica or Herbology or herbal science including modern pharmacology and essential drugs
Rasa Shastra & Bhaishajya KalpanaAyurvedic pharmacy
Rog Nidana & Vikriti VigyanaDiagnosis & Pathology
AgadaTantra, Vyavhar Ayurved & Vidhi VaidyakToxicology, Medical jurisdiction and forensic science
KayachikitsaInternal Medicine
Kaumar Bhritya (Balroga)Pediatrics
PanchakarmaFive Detoxification procedures
Prasuti Tantra Evam Stri RogaObstetrics & Gynecology

MS Degrees – Master of Surgery

SpecializationEnglish Meanings of Subjects
Shalya TantraSurgery
Shalakya Tantra (ENT)Ear Nose Throat (ENT)
Shalakya Tantra (Netra Roga Vigyana)Ophthalmology (Eye)
Prasuti Tantra Evam Stri RogaObstetrics & Gynecology

Higher Study After Post Graduation in Ayurveda

You can further pursue higher studies in ayurveda after completing post graduation.

Master of Philosophy

One can also pursue master of philosophy after completing post graduation. Many institutes are providing M. Phil. degrees in some of subjects.

Doctor of Philosophy

After post graduation, one can do doctor of Philosophy (D. Phil.) in following subjects:

  • Ayurveda Sinddhant and Darshana (Maulik Siddhanta)
  • Rachana Sharir
  • Kriya Sharir
  • Ayurveda Samhita
  • Swasthavritta
  • Dravyaguna Vijnana
  • Rasa Shastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana
  • Rog Nidana & Vikriti Vigyana
  • AgadaTantra, Vyavhar Ayurved & Vidhi Vaidyak
  • Kayachikitsa
  • Kaumar Bhritya (Balroga)
  • Panchakarma
  • Prasuti Tantra Evam Stri Roga

Career Options & Scope after BAMS

  1. Private clinic or General Ayurvedic Practice
  2. Specialized Clinic or Specialized Practice
  3. Government Jobs as Ayurvedic Medical Officer
  4. Research Worker
  5. Healthcare Administration
  6. Health Supervisor
  7. Manager in ayurvedic pharmacies

Private Clinic (General Ayurvedic Practice)

After learning ayurveda and working under an experienced physician to gain skills in diagnosis and treatment, one can start his own clinic. This option is always available for every BAMS degree holder. BAMS doctor can easily earn his livelihood through his general ayurvedic practice.

Some states also allow BAMS graduate to practice modern medicine or emergency medicines in villages, where is a shortage of modern doctors for welfare of the public. India is facing shortage of doctors in villages and BAMS can help Indian public by serving in villages. Many BAMS doctors are practicing in villages successfully and earning their livelihood.

Practicing in villages is an option, but one can do a good ayurvedic practice in cities as well. Now people are turning to ayurveda and herbal medicines because of many side effects of modern medicines and due to some obstinate diseases, which are difficult to cure with allopathy. Most of ayurvedic medicines containing herbal ingredients or calcium and mineral-based preparations (like Praval pishti, Mukta pishti, Godanti Bhasma, Abhrak Bhasma, Jasad Bhasma etc.) are safer and well tolerated in most of people. However, there are medicines, which should be used in limit like Rasa Formulations and heavy metal containing bhasma etc. for safety of patients. Safely profile of these medicines is not yet well established and researches are going on this subject.

Earning of BAMS Doctors in Private Clinic

It is yet very difficult to tell about the average earning of BAMS doctors in private clinics, but it is assured that they can earn well to live a good life. The profit from private clinics of most of our colleagues ranges from a minimum of Rs 20000/- to a maximum of Rs 150000/-. Several factors can play a role in your earning after BAMS in private clinic.

How to Become a Successful Ayurvedic Physician

In private clinic, consider following points for becoming successful ayurvedic physician.

Success PointsWhat to Do
Accurate DiagnosisLearn ayurvedic physiology and pathology thoroughly. Start learning NADI PARIKSHA from college time. Find good Vaidya outside college to learn this.
Quick visible relief from symptomsUse Panchakarma & potent herbs. Make a list of effective herbal formulations for your clinical practice.
Affordability of MedicinesHerbs & Natural Remedies based practice and do not use of metal-based medicines.
Quality of medicinesDo not rely on the market and prepare your own medicines for your patients.
Good communicationImprove your communication skills

Key of Success: You should keep patience for your recognition in private clinic. It may take time (1 to 3 years), but it will give you lifetime comfort and financial freedom. Just you need to develop skills to diagnose the diseases accurately according to the ayurvedic science and give appropriate treatment for them. This is the key of success in ayurveda.

Specialized Clinic

Specialized practice means to practice in a limited field of medicine like pediatrics, gynecology, gastroenterology, mental diseases, joints pain, liver disorder etc. It may include only a single disease as well.

According to our experience, this option is more successful and affordable. In a general clinic, you may require many ayurvedic medicines, which may be difficult to start-up. Some of ayurvedic medicines are very expensive that include gold (Swarna Bhasma), silver (Roupya bhasma) etc. A good general ayurvedic clinic may require initial investment of 2.5 to 5 Lakh Rupees, which may be difficult for some of our BAMS friends.

One can start Specialized Clinic with initial investment of 25000 to 200000 rupees. Your advertisements also become easy and people may recognize you for a specific disease, it helps building clientage easily. In a general clinic, you have a long list of diseases and advertisement for every disease becomes difficult and if you write list of all diseases, then people may feel difficulty to decide to visit your clinic for which disease. Now, there is a trend of choosing medical specialist.

For this, you can pursue further study in your dream field. Alternatively, you can get experience in your dream field under medical specialist of concerned medical branch.

Government Jobs

There are many BAMS graduates coming out every year after completing/passing out BAMS and there are a few numbers of government jobs with a lot of competition. Therefore, scope in the government sector is remained only for limited successful candidates in competitive examinations.

Outside India – Scope of BAMS Abroad

However, Ayurveda starts gaining popularity in foreign countries as well including US, Australia, etc., but BAMS degree is not yet recognized outside India.

Therefore, if you are trying to pursue your career after BAMS outside India, you should re-evaluate your decision. Yet there are very less chances to get a VISA of Canada, Australia, U.S.A., UK or European countries on basis of BAMS course or experience in Ayurveda.

However, some countries (especially Australia) may evaluate your skill on basis of alternative medicine or complementary health therapist. After skill assessment, you also require state nomination, which is less likely to open for complementary health therapist from this year (2015).

You cannot even use the title ‘Doctor’ before your name in these countries. Only Australia’s law may allow you to use doctor title before your name.

However, many ayurvedic doctors are residing in foreign countries and they had to complete other courses to survive there and registered as herbal practitioner or Naturopathic practitioners. Most of BAMS doctors moved to foreign countries on study visa. BAMS degree holders can do post graduation in Master of Public Health abroad.

Quick Tip: Ayurveda has no scope in skilled visa (main category) provided by other countries. Therefore, choose another course if you want to go abroad, which has international standard and worldwide recognition.

Can BAMS doctor practice allopathy?

It depends on state government rules. Many states in India don’t permit BAMS doctors to use modern medicines in their practice. However, only following states allow BAMS doctors  to practice modern medicine.

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Himachal Pradesh
  3. Karnataka (allowed from 2013)
  4. Maharashtra
  5. Tamil Nadu
  6. Uttar Pradesh (In the pipeline and may allow in near future, according to recent news) – Now we did not have any update on this, please check with your state government. (updated on 4 Sept. 2015)

NoteAccording to the judgment of the Supreme Court of India, the state government can allow BAMS doctors to practice modern medicine if there is a shortage of doctors in that state.

Disclaimer: We didn’t have sufficient information if your state government allow you to practice allopathic medicines. Please do ask from the state government in written.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  1. After BAMS, you can work as a qualified physician in Ayurvedic Medicine.
  2. There are many opportunities waiting for you to serve people suffering with obstinate or ‘difficult to cure’ diseases. Ayurveda has cure for some of them.
  3. Own private clinics are better than private jobs. A good ayurvedic practice can give you a financial freedom.
  4. In Government jobs, you will get same pay scale as any other registered medical practitioner gets.

Cons

  1. Job opportunities in private sector for BAMS doctors are also good, but we still cannot compare it with MBBS doctors.
  2. BAMS doctors receive less remuneration in private set-ups or hospitals as compared to MBBS doctors.
  3. Government jobs for BAMS are very limited as compared to MBBS.
  4. Less recognition of BAMS degree outside India

Further Reading

  1. Should I do BAMS or BHMS?
  2. BHMS


349 Comments
  1. Vikram jeet singh says

    Ayurveda is art. If you start some specification in a single disease it will work for you. I started in skin and still I am a student I use to see patients related to skin disorder.and I follow Charak.

    Have faith in Ayurveda.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Sure, Ayurveda is an art of healing and living. Dedication is always necessary for succeeding in Ayurveda. Ayurveda has very potent and successful medicines for diseases that are declared incurable in other healing systems.

  2. Soleh says

    Ayurveda is one of the world’s wealth. It should not be commercialized because it is way of life.

  3. Rossi says

    So,generally, BAMS looks like bachelor of medicine?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, B.A.M.S. is equivalent to Bachelor of medicine as per Indian Law.

      1. Rossi says

        Sometimes,I can’t imagine anyone who does not have a base of medical education equated with those who have a base of medical education

        1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

          According to syllabus, they also gain same education as MBBS graduate have in addition to ayurvedic subjects/topics. In fact, BAMS can be considered as integrated degree in medicine.

          1. AMIT says

            Ayurvedic doctors have no right even to give injection. They can only sell herbs, powders and ayurvedic medicines.

  4. Dr. Nitin says

    Generally, all BAMS graduates serve people in villages where MBBS doctors do not provide their services. Therefore, BAMS is the backbone of the Indian Medical system to avail health services in villages. Why do you have a problem with the practice of allopathic medicine by BAMS graduates? They have studied during their course and they have right for this.

  5. Ram Sudar says

    Dear Dr. Nitin, if you people have studied allopathic medicine during your course, it does not provide you rights to practice. You need to register with the Medical Council of India for these purposes. However, states have rights to allow you to practice allopathic medicines, as Dr. Jagdev has explained in the article.

  6. Amandeep says

    Hello sir, I have read your article. I feel it would be good if I had read it before joining BAMS. I want to go abroad and settle there permanently. You have written BAMS is not a recognized degree outside India. I am in second Prof. Could you suggest me something? What can I do now?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Don’t worry. BAMS is not yet well known in western countries, but in future, we can hope for better scope for ayurvedic practitioner there.

      Even MBBS is not sufficient to settle abroad, you have to sit in their examinations to prove your skills. You also have to join residency for three years to practice in the US.

      The same thing is with BAMS, but you have not to pass any test to practice, but you have to hold some other qualifications such as herbal medicines, alternative medicine, and naturopathy to practice in other countries.
      BAMS graduates can get approval as a complementary health therapist and naturopath in some countries including Australia and Canada. Therefore, you can practice ayurveda in these countries.

      My strongest point is that BAMS graduates have to struggle in the western world to survive on own healing system, but there are many ayurvedic doctors practice ayurveda in western countries and they are also very successful. They have done the hard work, so got better rewards. Hard working and good practice with ayurveda are the keys to success, it doesn’t matter where are you in India or abroad.

      1. Amandeep says

        Sir, I have just wasted about 1.5 years in BAMS. Our teachers are also asking us why we are here. When I admitted in BAMS and attended my first class, our Anatomy teacher had asked to change the course, as BAMS has no scope except using allopathic medicines. We had not perceived him that time what he was saying. Now, I can understand his views why he said that thing to us.

        You have not suggested me what should I do now?

        1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

          With this type of mental attitude, success through ayurveda becomes little bit difficult. You should not rely on allopathic medicines for treating diseases. You should use ayurvedic medicine for healing and curing diseases. Now ayurveda is in demand, good ayurvedic practitioners are very rare. Try to become good ayurvedic physician.

          There are many ayurvedic doctors using only ayurvedic and herbal medicines and achieved success in the field. Ayurveda is wonderful system if practiced with dedication.

  7. wijay says

    Is there any ayurvedic practicioners in southeast asia,particularly Indonesia and Malaysia ?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, there are many doctors in Indonesia and malaysia practicing ayurvedic medicines and ayurvedic therapies.

      1. Margi says

        I am going to do bams. I am confused that my decision is right or wrong. Tell me can I do dgo after bams and practice gynaecology.

        1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

          There are many formulations in ayurveda that help to cure uterine fibroid, ovarian cysts, dysmenorrhoea, amenorrhoea and leukorrhea etc. But if you want to practice obstetrics, then there is a problem. You would need help from modern medicines, so you would use medicines for which you have no legal right. Your practice will be illegal according to Indian Constitution. You have only right to prescribe ayurvedic medicines, even you have also studied modern medicine in BAMS. Then BAMS is not for you. There are many courses better than BAMS. You can go through on internet for them such as B.Sc. Honors (Bio-chemistry. biotechnology, bio-physics, botany, zoology etc. etc.).

  8. wijay says

    Can you recommend an ayurvedic practitioner in Indonesia ? Because I am very interested in this matter

  9. bhupender says

    Sir I have registered for bams
    In haryana all bams doctors are giving alopathic madicine can I earn more in ayurvadic medicine

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Earning depends on the results and purity of the medicines.

  10. kumar says

    Sir, I completed 12th with 94%. My father is producing cosmetics wax. It will be helpful to him if I studied BAMS for 5years or it will be enough to undergo 6 months course.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Nothing is like your industry in BAMS study, Just do some certificate course for getting skill, do not waste 5 years.

  11. simran says

    Sir, can you please tell me whether I have to go for BHMS or BAMS. Sir, please reply soon my counseling date is near.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Both degrees have less practical value than MBBS. BHMS would be better choice because homeo medicine are less expensive and ayurvedic medicine are more expensive. Purity of ayurvedic medicine is a big problem, which you may not apply to homeo medicines.

  12. sneha patel says

    Sir, I’m going to be admitted in Bombay for BAMS, but I just want to know that would I be able to do my masters in gynecology after BAMS?

    And what kind of jobs I would be able to do after completing my graduation in BAMS?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, you can do masters in gynaecology after bams (M.D ayur). In some states, you cannot prescribe allopathic medicines and without allopathic medicines, you may not conduct deliveries and surgeries.

  13. Margi says

    Is there a bright future after doing BAMS?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      According to my opinion and experience in ayurveda, there is no bright future after doing B.A.M.S. until standardization of ayurvedic medicines and treatment protocols.

      World is now changing, even Indian Government do also support evidence based medical practice, which may not apply to ayurvedic practice universally.

      Every ayur physician has his own understandings for ayurveda and its formulations, which do not apply universally. Pace of research in the field is slow that cannot compete with the modern medicines. Many research studies in ayurveda lack accuracy. This may be our Misfortune.

      Deep understanding of ayurveda concept can help you to have a bright scope.

  14. neha kapoor says

    Hello sir, I belong to Punjab. I didn’t get admission in MBBS. So know I am thinking of BAMS. I want to ask that –
    1. Does BAMS have good scope in Punjab?
    2. What is maximum earning of BAMS doctor?
    3. Can a BAMS doctor become specialist of heart surgery?
    4. Which is best career option according to you?
    Please help me with this sir.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, it has good scope in Punjab if you would like to do mixed practice using Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines. Pure ayurvedic practitioners are also successful in punjab, as most educated people searching for medicines that do not have any side effects.

      Earning of BAMS doctor:
      In job (private hospital) = Rs 5000 to 10000, with experience of 1 to 3 years, you can earn 10000 to 30000
      Self employment (with pure ayurvedic medicine) = 10000 to 30000, with great results to patients and understanding of ayurveda, you can earn 50000 to 200000 or even above. See examples of Jiva, Ramdev etc. If you can become like them.
      Self employment (with mixed practice using allopathic medicines) = 20000 to 150000
      Govt. Jobs. (if available) = about 50000

      BAMS doctor cannot become specialist of heart surgery.

      Best career depends on your thinking, according to me it is good degree if you would like to serve in India, but if you want to go abroad, then it will not be beneficial. If you like to follow all laws of India, then it will also not for you. BAMS doctors are not allowed to practice allopathic medicines and without allopathic medicine, you cannot earn much more. A few ayurvedic doctors are successful with ayurvedic practice, but not all ones. I have faithfully written all aspects, now consult your parents, friends, and also take advise from career consultants. Best career is to do standard degrees that have recognition world wide.

  15. Ravindra says

    Hello! Sir, I have completed my BAMS graduation. I’m in a confusion to do PG in Ayurveda or msc anatomy/physiology.. Which one has positive growth.
    Or shall I do PG in Alternative Medicine by doing A.M is their abroad chances. Plz help me

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Both have good scope. If you do pg in ayurveda, job opportunities increase in Ayurvedic colleges and hospitals. If you go for M.Sc. Anatomy or physiology, then scope of employment increases in all medical colleges and ayurvedic colleges.

      PG in alternative medicine or M.D. (A.M.) is a fake degree. Do not go for this. Doctors with this fake degree are defrauding the public. Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, kolkata is a fake university declared by U.G.C.

  16. Dr.Ramya says

    Hello Sir,I finished my bams in the year 2013.I am very much interested in the field of teaching.Can you please tell me how beneficial is doing M.Sc(medical)physiology to my career and what are the job offers i can get in India after doing that course?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      M.Sc. Medical physiology can develop your career in teaching field with a great scope in medical college, nursing colleges and ayurvedic colleges. This degree can also widen scope of employment in foreign countries. But sometimes, you may face discrimination problems due to BAMS degree, as they may ask MBBS with m.d physiology or msc physio. Ovarall, good scope.

  17. aishwarya says

    hello sir, i have got selected in BHU for BAMS. according to you should i join bhu or should i try 1 more year to get selected in mbbs? i am too confused. please suggest me for right option.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      If you are confident that you can assure your good rank in next premedical examination, you must try best for getting admission in mbbs course. Test your levels through self examination. Tips for help:
      A. Thinking is a natural to mind, so you can use flow of thoughts to remember difficult things. We know that our mind always filled with some kind of thoughts. Instead of thinking or day dreams, we can use this process to memorize and learn new things. Your mind will work as a tool, start thinking about some topics, analyse some problems in the mind. Read some questions and try to solve without paper and pen. You can do this even when you are in the market. It is a natural process that can be used for learning and improving memory.
      B. Make a strong determination, if you are weak in some field, others will too. So try to improve in every subject, do not miss any topic, as others might miss.
      C. Set some realistic goals to improve your levels on daily basis.

      I will don’t suggest to drop a year for preparation if you are not so confident. You are at good place to study ayurveda as well as modern science.

  18. m.shivasri says

    hi! i choose BAMS Course. is this course has good scope in future. can i get earning after pursuing my studies . may i know the skills to be devolped by a bams student.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      All depends on how you study and learn the ayurveda. Ayurveda can flourish your future and you can earn your livelihood. Two things are essential to get success in ayurveda:
      1. Recognition of your expertise i.e. results in specific diseases
      2. Good will – Initially, you may have to take advantages of advertisement and after that people will help you by mouth to mouth publicity.

      Skills Required:
      1. Identification of herbs for their originality
      2. Good command in herbal remedies and formulations (i.e. how did our shastra or ancient scholars had prepared a combination, you must understand and know the concept behind these.)
      3. Diagnosis – as per ayurveda as well as modern science.

    2. m.shivasri says

      thank you so much sir. i’ll catch you back for further details sir.

  19. kalyani says

    sir,now i have passed my 12th i am in confusion to do bams or not. plz tell me is there scope for bams in future in management sector.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      If you do want to go in management sector, why do you want to do bams, other branches are available. You can get a general degree and then mba. Why do you think to study 5 and half years about ayurveda. For management field, you need degree in management. BAMS scope is well explained in above article, but bams is not for management sector, it is for ayurvedic practice. If you want to do some degree in public health management, then you can do MPH after bams.

  20. kond says

    Sir,
    My cousin daughter is waiting medical counciling in ap.she has 10000plus rank in eamcet
    She has lost hope she will get mbbs seat.if she is not getting mbbs what course will be better for her.her plus 2 marks are 93%.she is having strong feeling to became mbbs.can u through some light?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Do not worry, she looks intelligent, you can ask to drop one year for preparation for pmt and let her to join good coaching classes. Other courses include B.Sc. honors from Panjab university (very good scope in future), but already filled all seats, so you have to wait for this as well.

  21. Niharika says

    Sir, please advice me is bams is gud to earn in india nd can i do ms in gynaecologst. Thn after dat is there gud income nd can i practice in modern medicine…nd if i want to give pmt again bt widut drop a year by taking admssn in bams this yr bcoz in rajasthan this course will start in november..nd it is better than biotech..or not

  22. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

    1. Earning depends on luck after doing bams.
    2. You can do MS Gynae after BAMS, but it will be ayurvedic MS in istri roga and parsooti tantra. That means you are not legally authorize to prescribe even modern gynae medicine to your patients, however, you can conduct deliveries and all other things related to gynae, Gynae and obs practice is impossible with using allopathic/modern medicines.
    3. In my opinion Biotech is far better than BAMS. After bams, there are very little chances to get jobs and after Biotech, job opportunity increases. Positive point after BAMS, you can start your own clinic, and after biotech, you have to search for jobs.

  23. Mohit Aggarwal says

    Great article for guiding the future aspirants in Ayurveda. I appreciate you for your very honest views on the BAMS. I believe BAMS is for a serious person who want to serve people through pure ayurveda.

  24. Akshada says

    Sir,
    i am 12th passed student from Maharashtra. I got 4000 rank in my mht-cet. I don’t have any chance to get admission for mbbs course. so should i go for bams course ? Is there scope for bams student in Maharashtra ? Can MS Ayurveda students do surgeries ? can i have any scope in pediatrics after doing bams ? i want to do my career in medical field only. i don’t want to do bsc / physiotherapy / bhms / bio-tech. so are there any other options available ? or should i take drop ? but i am from open category & reservation in Maharashtra has increased so i have very less chances next year. what i should do ?
    please help me sir………..

    1. jagdev says

      I will recommend you to join BAMS, but do not make it back door to allopathic practice. First respect ayurveda and try to learn all concepts of ayurveda. Ayurveda also has a great scope in Maharashtra.

      You can become pediatrician and do surgeries in which you have gained training.

      You can also practice allopathic medicines in Maharashtra, as state government rules allow to do this. But I advise to learn both science, so your future will become safer. If after some time, state government does make some alternation in rules due to which you legally cannot practice the modern medicines, then you will also be able to serve people with ayurvedic medicines.

      Ayurvedic medicines also have great results, do not worry, but Its complicated sciences and there is no one to teach it properly even in colleges. I will try to provide all aspects of ayurvedic science on this website that I learnt and I will also start sharing my practice experience here soon.

  25. Pradhyumn Singh says

    Great effort in presenting the insider’s view on BAMS and nice views on Ayurveda.

    I had done my 10+2 with 90.2% aggregate and 91.67% in PCB. Took a drop, got selected in RPMT but the paper was re-conducted and didn’t get selected in it. Now should I pursue other courses from DU or take a chance for MBBS once again?

    Which field is better- BAMS or BHMS with regard to knowledge, processes (healing time, income, social respect etc.) and most importantly, self-satisfaction?

    1. jagdev says

      Please Read a new article posted making your question as a base. Thank you for asking this important question and prompting me to write on this question. Article link is below:
      http://www.ayurtimes.com/should-i-do-bams-or-bhms/

      1. Pradhyumn Singh says

        Thank you for the whole-hearted help. But should I take a chance again for PMT?

        1. jagdev says

          I think you should join a course and along with the course prepare for PMT. First year, you can manage your study because final exams would be held after one and half year after joining the course. You will have sufficient time to prepare exams as well after next year PMT exam. It will prevent loss of one year if again face lower ranking. Ranking in PMT also depends on luck in addition to preparation. One mark can change the ranking.

  26. Akshada says

    Thank u very much sir for ur advise . It helped me to take my decision.

  27. Abhishek says

    Hello sir, I am selected in BHU BAMS sir I want to know if I join
    the course is there will be enough time to prepare for pre medical exams and when are the BAMS semester exams held?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Final exams will be held after about one and half year of the admission.

  28. Pankaj says

    Sir,
    I appreciate your helpful nature. Sir I want to know is there any entrance medical exam which does not have an upper age limit. I am from Maharashtra but ready to migrate anywhere in the country.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Probably, there is no upper age limit, please check with college and university prospectus.

  29. Rms says

    Really appreciable and straightforward write up. Things have actually been placed rightly in this. Ayurveda no doubt should be a choice rather than a chance . Indeed there is a struggle before we actually accept that studying ayurveda means practicing and believing it. It did take sometime for me to understand that its a specialization in the field of medicine ….and no other way inspite of harboring and believing in this pathy can take you forward…there’s lot more to it than what is being taught in the colleges(no doubt they are never a source of motivation for students).The way westrener’s have brought it forward (would have been happy if i could ve said indians)…and gone through it is an eyeopener ….somehow lack of opportunities right from the basic level are frustrating …students loose their confidence and are unable to match the standards of Mbbs and others….hence this fanastic system of medicine is lagging behind in our own country and we very proudly call it as indian system of medicines …where an ayurveda graduate(after 51/2years time investment ) has to make his meals following allopathic system halfheartedly and then get the tag of a quack …. government should come forward with schemes and policies which can enhance the lost confidence in own system ……

  30. vijay says

    Hello sir. I’m 12 commerce student with business math I also done bcom and then law and pgdca I WOULD DO NOW BHMS OR BAMS HOW CAN I START TO GET ADMISSIONS IN THIS DO I HAVE GIVE 12TH EXAM AGAIN WITH SCIENCE SUBJECT IF ANY EASY WE U DEFINE ME IT WILL B BIG HELP FOR ME ALSO IF I POSSIBLE TO DO IN DISTANCE MODE THEN I ALSO WOULD DO

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      You have to appear in 10+2 medical exams. You can join school and talk to headmaster about your circumstances. He will definitely give you a solution about attending classes or any alternative.

  31. yamini says

    sir.i heard that govt postings for BAMS are not being filled up these days.. Is that true??? what are the chances of getting government post in BAMS…?? please inform me

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, it’s very true. But you can do jobs in Ramdev clinics, Jiva and art of living. Govt. posts for BAMS are very rare these days.

  32. Bikash says

    sir i m from Odisha state. i hv been trying pmt since 3 yrs nt couldn’t succeed..bt i hv selected in govt clg 4 bams.. wht’s d scope in odisha???

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Same scope as in other states of the countries.

  33. Jeremy says

    Very genuine statements.

  34. raman says

    I appreciate your help on this topic. Very genuine opinions.

  35. sarika says

    sir,
    I have got admission in government bams college in Maharashtra. Is there any scope in neuroscience after bams ? or should i try for pmt again next year ? i want to do something in neuroscience.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      You can’t do anything in field of neuroscience after bams. You can join b.sc honour degee and can do m.sc in neuroscience from pgi Chandigarh and others.

  36. Sunny says

    All you have written is true and these facts should be read by all future ayurveda aspirants.

  37. Mst says

    sir i got admison in bams college, but till today I’m not self satisfy for this course especially after reading ur article. will i hav time for the preparation of mbbs while studying bams before the first exams..

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yeah you should try once.

  38. Alley says

    Excellent information, we do not have this type of degree in the US. I think, ayurveda should not be approved in the US, as some of ayurvedic medicines contain heavy metals as per wikipedia article.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Metal based ayurvedic medicines are not exported to the US or any other country from the India. Our government do not allow this. You may have confused with Chinese medicines. Read here about Chinese medicines: http://www.ayurtimes.com/traditional-chinese-medicine-tcm/

  39. Mohan says

    Good talks about bams, but dedicate people can excel in life after bams and people in search of money may not satisfied with this degree.

  40. Karan says

    BAMS is hell to do. I recommend all students not to do bams, there is no career after it.

  41. Ram Sundar says

    Great Insight..

  42. NK Sachdeva says

    The great information in this article that helps many seekers about bams.

  43. Raj kumar says

    is BDS better option than BAMS from private college .. ? presently i m prusing BAMS from govt. college after 2 year gap . suggest me

  44. mohd.shahid says

    Sir my name is mohd shahid khan , I do my bums in 2003 batch and after completion of my courses with out internship I become a teacher .icomplete the 3rd proff. In 2007 .now I want to do my internship .can I do ?
    Please advise me

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yeah. You can do and get your degree. Just contact your college staff. There is no law that can stop you to complete your internship.

  45. Alka says

    There is no need of BAMS, so this degree should be banned and removed from the universities.

    1. Jitendra says

      Yes you are right. Indian govt doesn’t need Ayurveda. We can see that not even single state govt feels any kind of need to fill Ayurveda medical officer vacancies and some times teaching staffs in govt colleges also….

  46. rema says

    Hello Sir;
    Iam from kerala. i am opting for bams. Can you please suggest best bams colleges in south india?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Opt for government colleges if possible.

  47. sunny says

    sir i had complete my degree in 2008 …in between i had done so many jobs in modern medicine hospital ( allopathy ) bt i was never satisfied …i also had done a certificate course in panchakarma …bt i did get job in any ayurvedic hospital …..please help me what will i do now..there is any course that i can do now and can go abroad and any other chance for me for my carrier

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      According to me, you should start ayurvedic private practice. Ayurveda has a good scope as well. Do not quit your job, but start ayurvedic practice on weekend or in your spare time. 2 hours daily for ayurvedic practice is sufficient if you can manage the fixed schedule.

      There are no benefits of doing any course further if you want to go to foreign country. It would be better to do career oriented courses in foreign country.

      You can apply for Australia PR on basis of experience and study in the field of alternative medicine. Ayurveda is also a form of alternative medicine, so you are eligible to do so. Please consult some immigration agents dealing with Australia visas for this purpose.

      1. sunny says

        Wht type of career oriented course I can do …..should I have to do mba in finance or in other fields that help me to stabilise in foreign country

        1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

          There is a little scope of MBA after BAMS, but you can try to change your field. I suggest you MPH (Master of public health). It is better course and bams degree holder can do this course. It also has a good scope in India and other countries.

  48. Adarsh Gaikwad says

    Namaste sir …!
    I’m final year student of ayurveda profession. Within few months I’m going to complete my profession.
    I wanna practice ayurveda only.. & I don’t have any family background in ayurveda. So please suggest me any ayurvedic centers. Where I can gain good knowledge.. 1st I will prefer for pune .. Or else you suggest me a right solution?
    Thanking you.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Actually, I do not know about Pune. I suggest you going to nearby ayurvedic physicians and ask them if they would like to help you. You have to search them yourself. Learning centers are not doing good, they are just providing overviews of ayurvedic concepts. You need to learn deep concept, which you can learn from private ayurvedic practitioner only. I am also helping people like you, I am posting articles related to medicines, which helps you a lot to learn about ayurveda and how to use ayurvedic medicines to cure patients. However, due to shortage of time, I am only able to post 2 – 3 per week. Thanks.

  49. vd.darpan joshi says

    Hello sir,
    I am a bams graduate. Sir i want to know that what kind of option to do mph(master in public health) after bama in canada.
    And is it good or not?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Do not miss chance to do MPH. You can do it after BAMS. You can pursue this degree in India. I highly appreciate it and very good scope in India as well as other countries like Canada and Australia. You can also directly apply PR after MPH and gaining 3 year experience in public health sector. Join this course.

  50. siddhant. singh says

    Sir mujhe mp pahunt 2014 exam ma389 rank aayi tjii shubhdeep ayurvedic medical clg Milla hai Maine admission le liya hai BAMS mai mp mai kya scope hai iska

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Scope depends on you and how you are gaining knowledge. If you can give results to patient, then scope of BAMS is everywhere. Good scope in MP.

  51. vd.darpan joshi says

    Hello sir,
    Thanks for your kindly reply.
    Sir i want to know that how can i apply for mph in canada, and which university offer mph program for indian bams student. And what is the criteria for admition.
    Please reply
    Thanks

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Please consult an immigration agent who deals with student visa for this purpose.

  52. monika says

    Great article!
    Want to know reliability of TULIP INTERNATIONAL
    which runs courses in cosmetology for BAMS.How
    Much advantageous would it be for a BAMS graduate?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      I think these courses are training courses, which are not running under any University. You can get exposure to various spa & beauty therapies and cosmetic procedures through these type of courses, which are essential to build career in the industry.

  53. Girija says

    Helo sir,
    The article wat u ve posted was very informatic nd nice suggestions too .Sir diz yea I completed ma BAMS course nd m neither interested in teaching field nor clinical field so I thot of doing MS in healthcare nd administration or MBA nd can I go abroad for procuring dis degree ..?? Nd wat mre courses u suggest me to do sir ..

    1. jagdev says

      MBA in healthcare and administration is also a good course, but I believe MPH is better course than this for BAMS. It has good scope in India as well as in foreign countries.

  54. Dr Neha says

    Hi sir
    Myself dr Neha and BAMS graduate n doing contract based govt job and has done msc in applied psychology from global open university nagaland and willing to move abroad plz suggest any course and is there any scope for ayurvedic doctors

    1. jagdev says

      If you want to move abroad, you also require three year experience in the same field after completion of the course. MPH is better for BAMS. You already have degree in psychology, so you might apply for immigration to Australia if you have at least three year experience in the field. Check the link for further information. (http://www.psychology.org.au/membership/qualifications/migration/)

  55. Amreek singh says

    hello sir,
    sir please help me to find a better college for BAMS in india in only three states namely uttrakand , Uttar pradesh, punjab, sir please suggest me a good and experienced(15yrs) college only, and should be CCIM and state board approved……..

    thankyou

  56. Vivek Kumar says

    Dear Dr. Jagdev, I have completed my BAMS in 2012 from muktsar- Punjab. Presently i am working with some hospital as RMO in chandigarh. But not satisfied with this job as by doing this job feeling very dominating and not getting respect as per other mbbs doctors of hospital. Now I want to do practice only in ayurveda but major problem is that i have no practicle experience in this field. Can you suggest me any good ayurvedic doctor or ayuredic center/hospital where i can get practicle training for ayurveda practice. I also heared about DEEP AYURVEDA – Kharar that they are doing practice only in ayurevda and panchkarma and some of my colleges also done 2-3 months training from this center last year. But they are asking 15000/- fee for ayurveda practicle training or another option is to serve at least one year at their clinics in which first three month is training without fee and after three month they will pay me Rs.8000/- per month for rest 9 months and after one year they can also offer me regular job at their clinic with salary of minimum 15000/- to 20000/- depends on the candidate. Please suggest me..

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      If you want to learn deep core of Ayurveda, then contact Dr. Jasdeep Singh, Nabha (Contact Number: +91-98155-47800). He is best Ayurvedic doctor in Northern India, please discuss further with him on phone. Thanks.

  57. rema says

    Hello Sir,
    Can we practice Siddha along with Ayurveda? Can you please suggest me the top colleges.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Siddha medicines and ayurvedic medicines are derived from same origin such as herbs and natural minerals. So, I don’t think that anybody can restrict its use by ayurvedic doctors. Please visit a few colleges and attend some unofficial classes to check where teaching is better. I exactly don’t know which college would be best.

  58. Mahammad Ali says

    Dear sir, i had completed BAMS & right now i am working as a Medical officer in state government (contract based) i want to do proffessional management course in distance mode as i am a working proffessional . i am little more confuse regarding this MBA in health care & hospital management or MPH which one is preferrable for me please suggest me & if i do this type course in distance mode what are career options in future ? please suggest me ….

  59. SAMEER SINGH says

    Good After noon Sir,

    Myself, Sameer Singh

    Please sir, tell me how can be direct apply in BAMS course in private college and what is the minimum fees of BAMS course.
    Please sir, give me instruction.

    Thanking you sir.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      You have to appear in entrance exams conducted by state university. Fee structure is also designed by state governments, so regular check newspapers for the timing of prospectus and examinations.

  60. raman says

    Hello sir , I am in 11th class their Will be a need of couching classes or not?? And I think to do 12th class in government school and give open papers and that time I Will take couchings for bams

    1. Dr.Raghu says

      Hello Doctor,

      I am Dr.Raghu. Some people are practicing with BAMS from Alternative Medical Councils, Boards. They are buying those certificates and practicing. Real BAMS doctors are getting poblems with those.

      Please tell me the legal status of BAMS from Alt Med Council/Board. How to we proceed with them? How much punishment they will get. Is there any separate legal support cell to complaint on them?

      1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

        The BAMS from ALTERNATIVE MEDICAL COUNCIL BOARDS is not recognized under the Law of CCIM Act. So you can file a case of fraud against this institution and its degree holder. It is same with M.D. (AM) or M.D. (Alternative Medicine).

    2. Dr.Raghu says

      Can BAMS from Alt Med Council/Board use prefix “Dr” before their name?

      1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

        As you know, it is a fake degree and Indian Government is ignorant about it. They cannot use Dr. Prefix before their name. BAMS from Alt Med Council or board stands for Bachelor of Alternative Medicine and Surgery. It’s not an ayurvedic degree and its degree holders do not have similar rights under Indian Medicine Act.

        1. Dr.Raghu says

          Thank you for your answer and good suggestion.

  61. Haritha says

    I am a MBA holder studied commerce in plus two can I study BAMS or BHMS

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      You require 10+2 with medical science.

  62. Pramod S R says

    Sir, I wish to join bams while many suggest me to go with MBBS. Which one do you suggest me ?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      I suggest MBBS, better and widely recognized degree.

  63. Nilesh Shah says

    Dear Sir, I am a BAMS graduate (Batch 1993). I would like to do online Master degree in any subject (Sharir Kriya, Dravya Gun etc). Could you please recommend an institution that conducts such courses? Thanks for your guidance.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Unfortunately, there is no institution conducting this type of course online or through distance education. You can do M.Sc. in Medicinal Plants from The Global Open University, Nagaland.

  64. Deepa says

    Hello Dr. Jagdev Singh,

    With BAMS degree , how do I apply for MPH or MHA programs in USA or Canada ? Do we need to complete GRE and TOEFL exams or can we apply directly ?
    Thank you.

  65. Surya Prakash Singh says

    Hello Dr.Jagdev,
    I am bams plus ms(gynae pursuing) grad.
    I read the article and comments as well.
    I would like to know how can someone practice and do surgery as gynecologist without using modern medicine with the rule imposed that ayush doctor can not use modern medicines. I am planning to practice in UP as it’s my hometown.
    With these rules ms course should be vanished for bams grads..right?

    Also I need your help to point me the rule book of CCIM for a deeper look and better understanding of rules so that i can fight with UP government for get included in those five states….because we know UP also doesn’t have enough modern doctors to cope up with state’s population.

  66. Dr.Deepa says

    hello, i am a third prof student of BAMS. i want to know if a student of second prof has not appeared in second prof final examination, is he/she eligible to attend the class of third prof?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      He/she is not eligible appearing in third prof examination before second prof., but he/she can appear both examinations simultaneously.

      1. Dr.Deepa says

        both 2nd and 3rd prof exams simaltaneously??? but how???

        1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

          Fill examination forms for both. Please ask other details from the concern college.

    2. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      He/she is not eligible appearing in third prof examination before second prof., but he/she can appear both examinations simultaneously.

  67. Racht says

    Can CMS & ED holder practice in Allopathic medicine. Is it equal to BAMS?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      CMS & ED course is only valid in villages. You cannot practice on the basis of this in urban area.

  68. Surya Prakash Singh says

    Hi, My query actually is, Where should I look for the rule book of CCIM?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Then you should read THE INDIAN MEDICINE CENTRAL COUNCIL ACT & Drug & Cosmetic Act for this purpose.

  69. sahil says

    sir plz let me know where to do cms and ed course in haryana can i practise in villages as a doctor

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      I am not sure about this with current rules & regulations of Indian Gov., but according to my current knowledge you may practice in villages using 63 medicines.

  70. Shailendra Kumar Mishra says

    Dear Sir,
    I am 31 years of age can I take admission in BAMS.

  71. sahil says

    Sir please, I need accurate info about CMS and ED course and BAMS IN ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE and BEMS ELECTRO HOMEOPATHY or BAMS in ACUPRESSURE DEGREE there are many institutes of paramedical course in Haryana, which say all are recognised and you can practise as a doctor after BAMS in alternative medicine and CMS and ED. Please help me sir.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      All these courses are not recognized by MCI, CCIM or CCH. You cannot practice medicines under these laws.

  72. shruti says

    Sir I am planning to go US, I have done my BAMS and practicing since past 3 years.
    Do I have to pursue any further qualifications to get a visa? Also if I have a employment opportunity and a sponsor ready. What are my chances?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      The BAMS degree is not recognized in USA and CANADA, so you may have to pursue a new course in these countries for employment. You may get work permit if you have any employment opportunity there.

      I would like to help you, but I have no further information regarding this.

  73. Janani says

    Hello sir,
    I need to know the fees structure and cutoff mark (under Bc category)for study BAMS/BSMS in govt siddha medical college as well as private colleges in tamilnadu..

  74. dr neeraj sharma says

    Hi sir, I am a BAMS doctor. Can you please let me know, which allopathic drugs can I have a right to use in Delhi?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      According to Government Law, you have no right to use allopathic medicines in anywhere in India except some states, which specially give permission due to lack of MBBS doctors in that states. Delhi Government has not issue such notification in favor of BAMS doctors, so you cannot use a single allopathic drug in your practice.

      1. dr neeraj says

        but dr jagdev there r some allopath drugs which a Bams doc can prescribe as I thought u don’t HV a knowledge

        1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

          That are WHO list of around 60 drugs, but you can then only practice that ones in rural areas. The humor of those medicines spread all around, but that notifications were fake as per supreme court decision. The supreme court decision was only medical practitioners registered with MCI can practice modern medicines. In certain cases, state government can decide to give permission to practice modern medicine to BAMS doctors. Maharashtra and Haryana Govt. have allowed BAMS doctor to use allopathic medicines (for your reference). This is not in case with Delhi Govt.

  75. liya says

    Sir, I had completed my plus two education. I would like to study BAMS. For that, I want to know about the average fees structure to study BAMS in Kerala.

  76. monika says

    Respected sir, I cross my 25 age and I want to take admission in Haryana in BAMS course in private college on donation seat. Someone told me you could take admission without PMT test or you above 25 or 30.

    Is it true sir? Can I take after age of 25 on donation seat in private college? Please help me sir. Thanks in advance.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Admission in BAMS course may not be possible without an entrance test. However, some colleges have management quota seats, which can be filled without PMT if no other candidate is available through PMT.

      Probably, there may not be any upper age limit for admission, confirm it from college.

      1. akshay patil says

        Sir I got 71% in boards and 55 marks in PMT. Can I get admission to BAMS?

        1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

          It would depend on cut off in your state.

    2. Dr. Sharma says

      Dear Monika we have limited seats available through management quota no donation direct entry in Top Medical Colleges in Punjab if you are interested then call us at 09417142569.

  77. vishnu says

    Hello sir,
    Is there any scope in the field of psychiatry after BAMS?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      You can do MD (Ayur) in psychiatry (MANO ROGA). After that, you are eligible for practicing in psychiatry, but only through ayurvedic medicines. Many ayurvedic therapies like Shirodhara, Basti etc. are helpful in mental diseases, so scope may be bright.

  78. rajpal singh says

    Dear Sir, I am a science teacher in government school in Punjab. I am very much interested in doing course in ayurvedic field. Please suggest me what should I do to pursue this field.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      You can do course in Ayurvedic Pharmacy, Ayurvedic Nursing, Panchakarma therapy etc. IGNOU also provides distance education courses, you should visit IGNOU website and search on google for diploma and certificate courses in ayurveda.

  79. Pallavi says

    i am doing bsc hons botany from panjab university
    is this course better than BAMS?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, I consider B.Sc. (honor) better than BAMS. You have multiple career options even outside India.

  80. pallavi says

    Thanks alot sir…
    u cleared my doubt

  81. ishan says

    Sir i want to know how much a bams or md in ayurveda earn a salary in government jobs

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      BAMS Doctor Govt. Pay scale

      Contractual Posts = Rs 20000 to 25000

      Regular Posts = Rs. 15600-39100 plus grade pay (Rs. 5400)

  82. Simran says

    Sir, I have completed my +2 last year with 94%. I dropped a year for mbbs entrance but not expecting good college. My parents won’t let me drop another year. They want me to join some course. Can u suggest if I should join bhms or bams? I want to prepare for next year aipmt side side by side. So, which course will give me more time for aipmt preperation?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      I think This Article would help you. Should I do BAMS or BHMS?

  83. dr.amulya says

    Sir, I want to pursue m.sc.in clinical research. What are its merits & demerits? Which Indian university offers this course? I have completed BAMS. Name a course to get better job security in abroad with good earning.

  84. MADHAVARAO says

    Dr.Singh,

    this articles is nice and gives good information about BAMS. this articles help students to decide on BAMS. I would like to highlight typographical error in state name. It is typed Tamil Naidu instead of Tamil Nadu. kindly correct the error.

    regards,
    Madhavarao N n

  85. ayush says

    I am connected to Chandigarh from heart and live in Delhi. I am expecting nearly 90 percentile in my 12th. I have not given any entrance because I want to depend on others for next 8-9 yrs someone saying me to do B. Sc. OT Tech. from PGI Chandigarh. Please suggest me should I do it or look for B. Sc. or BOT or BPT from DU or PU or wait for next year for MBBS if I can earn with it as I think I got even nearly have a creative mind for IIT.
    Is there will be any increase in my value if I do MD after BAMS.
    I was also hoping for next year with MBBS or any course in hand for a safe game. The climax of life will be as businessman and pm for which I also have a plan for bit quick and plenty of money or a bit less.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      1. All these courses have good scope.
      2. MD after BAMS can increase job prospects.

  86. talib siddiqui says

    Sir,
    I am from Indore India from a middle class family and I got only 59.2% in 12th biology. My parents dream is that I have a production unit or manufacturing unit of product such as LEP for swelling and KADHA for SAYTIKA because we have our own formula and serving people and earning money at a small scale.

    After reading this article, I am so much confused what I do because I need good income. Suggest me sir what should I do. I love ayurveda, but allopathy is also not bad my grandfather was a doctor in village and my grandpa has his name in ayurveda. I help my friends in purchasing medicines for their general problems and I know to cure and manufacture some ayurvedic medicines. I am very confused for god sake please help me sir.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Actually, the above article is a critical essay to clear all doubts of aspirants and telling about the actual status of ayurvedic medicines in India and outside India. It does not mean that you cannot earn well in ayurveda.

      Ayurveda has its own expertise. It is good in many diseases and help a lot. You can pursue further study in ayurveda and achieve your goals in manufacturing good ayurvedic medicines. Ayurveda only fails when ayurvedic medicines are not pure.

  87. Tanuj Rana says

    Hi Sir,
    I belong to Himachal Pradesh. I have just passed my 12th exams with 83%. Sir I am having a great interest in ayurveda, but after completing my BAMS can I become a surgeon and sir please mention the various branches in which I can practice or perform surgery. So sir please help me I am very much confused. What are the scopes and excitements of BAMS?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      1. Yes, you can do specialization in surgery after BAMS, but some states may not allow you to use modern medicines in surgery. You cannot perform surgeries without modern medicines.

      2. There are several branches in ayurveda in which you can do MD after BAMS. You can do post graduation in almost all subjects given in the article in different Profs. Please read Subjects Section in above article. https://www.ayurtimes.com/bachelor-of-ayurvedic-medicine-and-surgery/#subjects-in-bams

  88. Tanuj Rana says

    Sir, can i do specialization in nephrology or urology or cardiology after BAMS?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      You cannot do post graduation in these subjects. But all these subjects are covered under M.D.(KAYA CHIKITSA – Internal Medicine).

  89. Tanuj Rana says

    Sir by doing MD in kayaChikitsa we can also practise on allopathic medicines or not.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Legally, you require registration with medical council of india to practice allopathic medicines, which is only available for mbbs.

      1. Tanuj Rana says

        Thanks sir for this act of kindness. Thanks for guiding me.

  90. Tanuj Rana says

    Sir
    There is any procedure after BAMS and MD kaya chikitsa with which I can legally practice on allopathic medicines in Himachal Pradesh.

  91. dr.amulya says

    Sir, I want to pursue M.Sc. in clinical research & regulatory affairs instead of PG after BAMS. Suggest me whether I am going for right decision. Name some top college providing this course. What is its percentage of placement & scope in govt. jobs? Kindly guide me sir. What is the income?

  92. AR says

    If I do BAMS from distance education (correspondence), will I get license to open my clinic? Which are the best colleges offering distance education program for BAMS?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      1. BAMS course is not available through distance education.

      2. If any institute or board offers any misleading course in name of BAMS or with short form of BAMS, then that course would not be sufficient to get license to practice in ayurveda.
      You should not join such type of courses.

  93. AR says

    Sir, I have completed my 12th in Commerce, but I wish to change my career at this moment and want to go in for ayurvedic medicine. I am 28 years old. Please guide me as to whether I can go forward for BAMS course. I wish to open my own clinic. Do I need to appear for 12th science through correspondence or will also need to give 11th science exams as for appearing for medical entrance exam we need to have 12th science? Kindly provide me the details as to how do I go about it? If there is any alternative available, please let me know.
    Thank you.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      1. Yes, you need 12th with medical science.
      2. There is no alternative available to BAMS, but there are massage courses, panchakarma courses or ayurvedic pharmacy courses are available. However, these courses are not sufficient to get registered as a doctor with CCIM.

      1. rasika says

        would bds be more preferable than bams or bhms

        1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

          Different people have different opinions for it, but according to me, BDS is a part of mainstream medicine and well recognized all over world, so it should be more preferable than BAMS or BHMS.

  94. Remya Ravindran says

    Sir,
    Can we do BAMS after completing Bsc Zoology ?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, you can do BAMS after B.Sc. Zoology.

  95. Remya Ravindran says

    Sir,
    Which are the other degree courses we can do before BAMS? Can we apply for B.Sc. microbiology/biochemistry?

  96. vishal says

    Thanks for all your information
    I’m doing BAMS and I’m in second year. In my college, management is not so good, so I’m looking for all subject classes where I can get good knowledge with practical. So sir, can you please suggest me the best classes nearby me in borivali, Mumbai.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Unfortunately, I do not have any information about classes at your location.

  97. vishal says

    Sir
    After completing my BAMS, can I become child specialist or gynecology if I can so? Do I need 1 year’s training course of allopathy medicine? I am from Maharashtra. What are other needs?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Ayurveda has MD courses in BALROGA (Pediatrics) and PARSOOTI TANTRA AVUM ISTRI ROGA (Gynecology and Obstetrics). You can become specialist after doing MD.

      About Allopathic Medicine after BAMS or MD – Please read following sections.
      1. https://www.ayurtimes.com/bachelor-of-ayurvedic-medicine-and-surgery/#career-options-after-bams
      2. Comment – https://www.ayurtimes.com/bachelor-of-ayurvedic-medicine-and-surgery/#comment-618

  98. AR says

    I am a commerce graduate, so I will need to appear for 12th science correspondence exam if I need to make my career into BAMS. But the doubt is do I need to give 11th science too as a requirement for appearing for 12th science exam? Can I do 12th science be done by correspondence? Please do solve my query.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Please contact nearby school to clear these doubts.

  99. Lalita says

    How is BAMS evaluated in Canada and USA? I am planning to do either BAMS or Naturopathy from India and then being able to practice in Canada/USA. I know, in North America, I would need to do more studies before I can fully start practicing there.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      There is no course in USA and Canada on the basis BAMS can be evaluated. Therefore, I suggest you to join any other course than BAMS. Naturopathy may be good, but you should check the scope and migration if available on this basis. Naturopaths can get evaluation in Canada and Australia.

  100. vishal says

    Dear sir,
    I am doing BAMS from NASHIK UNIVERSITY. I am in second year, can I transfer my college to another college.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, it is possible and you should consult with management staff of your college and concerned college where you want to study further.

  101. Vipin sharma says

    Dear Sir. No where it is mentioned that the maximum age limit for admission in Bams is 25 years. In prospectus of most of the colleges minimum age mentioned. Plz clear this situation and send any link if you have. I m 32 years old and want to pursue this course. Your kind guidance will help me a lot.
    Thanks sir.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      The age limit has been removed last year. Now, there is no upper age limit for BAMS and other professional courses.

    2. Dr. Sharma says

      we have seats available for BAMS as per your enquery. If you are willing to get admitted then contact us at 0941714259

  102. subhasmita says

    Sir, I got a rank in the BAMS admission exam. But confused whether to join BAMS or go for B.Sc. honors courses? Please, recommend sir.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      I always suggest students to join such course, which has global recognition. BAMS is only recognized degree in India. 90% BAMS doctors depends on allopathic medicines, which means they are practicing illegally modern medicines. However, some states allow practicing modern medicines, but a few are in list. I would like to recommend you to join B.Sc. Honors.

  103. subhransu says

    Sir, I’m eligible to get admission in BHMS & BAMS courses in Odisha, but find it difficult to decide whether to join BHMS OR BAMS? I’m also confused between BHMS & BAMS and B.Sc. honors courses. Sir, what are the future scopes in these fields? And in B.Sc. honors courses, which subjects are in demand?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      1. B.Sc. honors courses in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, zoology, botany, physics, chemistry, etc. are good subjects. All these subjects have good future scope.
      2. You can read this article for BHMS vs BAMS. https://www.ayurtimes.com/should-i-do-bams-or-bhms/

  104. Jay singh says

    Sir, I have completed diploma in physiotherapy by U.P. state medical faculty and DNYS by AKHIL BHARTIYA PRAKRITIK CHIKITSA PARISHAD RAJGHAT ROAD DELHI, D-PHARMA in allopathy by U.P. polytechnic govt. and certificate in community in health or CCCH by NIOS\MHRD.

    So please explain, Can I prescribe some allopathy medicine, I am practice in UTTAR PRADESH. Thanks.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      None of these courses provides any right to prescribe the modern medicine. However, you have diploma in Pharmacy and you require registering with UTTAR PRADESH Pharmacy Council. After this, you may have right to open medical store, but selling medicines require valid prescription from the doctors unless OTC medicines or health supplements. This is according to the laws of Indian Government.

  105. prashant says

    sir can you please guide me in BAMS degree the subject we have to learn are in which language
    so as per that base i can decide for my kid weather we go for BAMS or not

    Thanks

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      1. You have to learn Sanskrit to read and memorize some SLOKA.
      2. Hindi and English Medium.

  106. naimisha keshre says

    I need previous years question papers can u please send the link

  107. revati says

    Hello sir, thank you for your guidance. I got 150/200 in MHCET. May I prepare for MBBS entrance while doing BAMS without taking drop? What will be the cancellation fees after 1 year of BAMS? Hope you will reply soon.

    Thanking you! (I am from Maharashtra).

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      1. Yes, you can prepare for PMT without dropping a year.

      2. There may be no cancellation fees. College may not refund any amount paid to them for first year.

  108. dr love pathak says

    Sir can i do allopathic practice un Himachal

  109. Namrata says

    I am getting admission in BDS in private college and I am getting admission in BAMS Govt. College. What should I do? Which one has the better scope in future and gives more salary? Please reply fast as I am in immense confusion.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Surely BDS, if you can become a good dental doctor. Straightforward medical practice is always good.

      You have to face many problems after BAMS. Some of these problems are.
      • Purity of medicines: You cannot prepare all medicines yourself, so have to depend on market medicines and they are not working. Manufacturing all medicines for your patients will be a headache.
      • Adulteration in herbs and ayurvedic medicines
      • Lack of standardization in most ayurvedic manufacturing units: You will not get same results of same medicine manufactured by different ayurvedic pharmaceuticals.

  110. Namrata says

    sir,
    will govt. physiotherapy college(M.S.U) have more scope or private BDS ??

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      BDS have good scope than B. Physiotherapy. Colleges have no impact on medical profession. Individual skills and practical knowledge matter a lot even when you will try seeking good jobs. Consider only this point.

  111. Sayali says

    sir….which is the best field between BAMS and BHMS….tell about the scope,salary,study burden and upto where it is practised…Rplly fast…

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      I suggest reading this article. It has answer of your query and well explained every aspect. https://www.ayurtimes.com/should-i-do-bams-or-bhms/

  112. kasim says

    Sir, I am from Ujjain MP. Which is the best field in BAMS, BHMS & BUMS? Please tell about the BHMS & BUMS. What is the procedure for admission in these fields? What is its scope?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      BUMS has same scope as BAMS. You can read about BAMS vs and BHMS here. https://www.ayurtimes.com/should-i-do-bams-or-bhms/

  113. Yogesh mangla says

    Sir,
    I want to do BAMS, but after reading your article I think that it wouldn’t be a good source of income, but I’m convicted to it and I don’t get any inspiration regarding this field although a BAMS doctor told me not to enter in this field instead to do BDS. What to do is it good for me or I do B.sc in biotechnology instead. It is very confusing, please sir help me and reply soon.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      However, every field is full of competition in India. BDS has also good scope. Mainstream medical field will always have a bright scope, as growing number of diseases and patients.

      B.Sc. with specialization (honor) such as Biotechnology, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, microbiology, zoology, botany, physics, and chemistry also have good scope. All these courses have worldwide recognition and provide good job opportunities.

  114. shriya says

    Sir, I am from Punjab Amritsar passed +2 medical with 85% and got pmt rank 4965. AIPMT cancelled due to leak of paper will happen again on 25 July. AYUSH entrance rank -71 and all counseling are postponed.

    1. I am confused to choose between- B.Sc. medical, b. pharma, BAMS. What has more scope?

    2. My relative said after completing B. Pharma I can open a shop, but without links cannot happen. Is it true?

    3. My parents are not willing to study out of ASR, Punjab. Is there scope of BAMS in Punjab? My relative said Punjab BAMS ayurvedic Dr. Can prescribe allopathic modern medicines. Is it true?

    4. I don’t want to drop a year. Earlier I wanted to do BDS, but less PMT rank. I guess I won’t get seat in ASR. for BDS.

    5. Now, I want to do BAMS in SHREE LAXMI NARAYAN AYURVEDIC COLLEGE, AMRITSAR. Will it be fruitful after?

    I will be waiting for your answer. Sir, please reply soon close towards decision.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      1. Scope depends on many factors involved. It is difficult to answer this question, which would have more scope.

      2. B. Pharma has good scope in pharmaceutical companies. Currently, licenses to new chemist shops are not sanctioned in Punjab, but it is just for a short period. It will not be forever.

      3. Legally, Punjab Govt. has not given any sanction for this. Allopathic medicine prescription on BAMS degree is still challengeable in the courts. Court may take decision in favor of patients. For this, you can read on Google “Dr. MUKHTIAR CHAND VS STATE OF PUNJAB JUDGEMENT CASE.” Supreme Court clearly said practitioner registered with MCI could only prescribe modern medicines. I think you can understand it better after reading the case.

      4. Dropping a year is not good choice.

      5. If you can practice ayurveda (especially herbal medicines and natural therapies), then the future may be bright. If you rely on allopathic medicines, we cannot say anything about the future.

  115. Namrata says

    u advised me to do BDS but some advice to do BAMS as they say it will have good scope in future….can i consider this point n do BAMS or sticking to BDS is a good option??

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Both possibilities will be there in future. Every science has some bad points and good points. In future, both fields will be competitive, but I still suggest you going mainstream medicine system and do BDS because you can earn better with your own dental clinic and you just need the skills in dental science. In ayurveda, treatment failure is common not due to your skills, but due to the nonstandard medicines.

      You should read this: https://www.ayurtimes.com/bachelor-of-ayurvedic-medicine-and-surgery/#point-to-be-considered-for-future-aspirants

  116. Abhishek says

    Sir, Can we become neurologist after BAMS? Can we become specialist like neurologist after BAMS?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      It is not possible through any course after BAMS. However, you can practice ayurvedic medicine in any field of medicine. You cannot perform neuro surgeries like neurosurgeon.

  117. samarth says

    if we do bams and then ms should i go for usa further

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      That is not possible.

  118. reva says

    As you guided me , I am preparing for mbbs entrance while doing bams.
    but is there any penalty fees after cancellation of the admission of first year of bams course as in mbbs or bds(10lakh)?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      I don’t think so. Please confirm it with your college.

  119. lalit says

    Sir,
    I am student of BAMS final Prof. My interest is in doing MBBS. Should I try once more for PMT exam after completing my BAMS internship or should prepare for PG exam of ayurveda. Is there any bright future after PG than MBBS? Which is better option?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      You should try for MD Ayurveda. It also has good scope. At this stage, you may not able to compete well in PMT or it may be wastage of time and energy.

  120. samir mistry says

    Sir plz let me know if medical certificate issued by a BAMS Dr will it be valid in court for legal purposes. Thanks

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      According to the Indian Law, BAMS doctor have same rights to issue Medical Certificate as MBBS doctor can do. So if certificate issue by MBBS doctor is valid in the court, then your will also be valid. However, in most cases, It will be valid if you are in a Govt. Service.

  121. arzu says

    Hello sir please suggest me that which of the following has wider scope in future is it bams , bhms , biotech, bsc chemistry honour in punjab . Please sir reply fast ‘…

  122. shubham says

    sir i m from haryana i want do bams with private seat nd i have h two options only. bsc and bams but bsc only within 1 lakh and much risk In bams bcz i which minimum 15 lack fees plz sir tell me what can i do

  123. arti says

    I think in h.p there is wider scope of bams so please tell me should I choose bams as my carrier in h.p . By taking bams degree from punjab.

  124. UD says

    Hi, sir I am from hp secured 32 rank in PB BAMS. I want a reputed fruitful job earning life. Should I do BAMS also can I leave seat after one year if I succeed in AIPMT. How much the college will charge for leaving seat?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, you can leave the BAMS anytime and I think colleges cannot do anything for it. You pay fee of BAMS in yearly installments. If you leave the seat, college will not refund the first installment paid by you.

      In some cases, you can make claim for refunding the fee if you leave the college within 1 to 2 months after joining the college and before second or third round counseling for BAMS admission if it take place. After all rounds of counseling, the colleges will not refund your fee.

  125. salil says

    Sir, I want ask which is better BAMS or BVSC(vet) in India?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      In my opinion, BAMS would be better.

  126. Navdeep kaur says

    Hello sir, I worked hard in my +1 +2, but still unable to get MBBS. I got 31 rank in PAET 2015. All are saying to do B.Sc., but I want to be a doctor. I have chosen dhanwantry medical college Chandigarh for BAMS. Is my decision correct? Is that college a good one?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Just remember to learn ayurveda passionately and your decision would be right and help you in future.

  127. Namrata says

    Sir,
    I got admission in BPT coz this year there was high cutoff in Gujarat. So in reshuffling, if I get ayurveda colleges is it better to do BAMS or BPT?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Both are good. Choose according to your desire. BPT also has good scope.

  128. Antarjot kaur says

    hlo sir… m thinking of doing BAMS this year in punjab… is it only in hindi and sanskrit ? are there subjects in english ?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      All verses = Sanskrit
      Ayurvedic textbooks = Hindi
      Modern Subjects = English

      You can write exams in Hindi or English.

  129. Amreek singh says

    Sir I’m going to complete my BAMS from Punjab state, and I want to practice in Uttar Pradesh in future. Is it possible?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, you can practice anywhere in India. For this, you have two option:
      1. Get Registration with CCIM – Valid to practice anywhere in India
      2. Get Registration with state board where you would like to practice

  130. remanshu says

    Sir I’m very motivated with Ur answer but I am very confused about my career, I have to choose between BAMS and B.Sc. nursing sir but I want 2 become a doctor but for good earning in future what should I choose.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Earning depends on many factors. People with BAMS and people with B.Sc. nursing both earn good. It is up to you. If you will not have any plan to go abroad, you can choose BAMS. If you may have any plan to settle abroad, then B.Sc. Nursing will be better option. In India, BAMS has better scope.

  131. Amreek singh says

    Thanks sir, but sir please tell me, after completing BAMS, am I applicable to practice allopathy with ayurveda in utter Pradesh , as the act is passed against this in UP for practitioners.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yet, I don’t have any update on this. You are referred to: Can BAMS doctor practice allopathy?

  132. Rajender Singh says

    My daughter got very low rank in upcpmt in 3rd attempt but eligible for BAMS.but there is another field BSc in clinical psychology which will the better option for bright future.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Both are good, but I consider BAMS is better because of scope in private clinical practice.

  133. Amreek singh says

    after completing BAMS a person is capable of doing MD from allopathy or not

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      No, But one can do MD in ayurveda subjects.

  134. Pankaj says

    Hello Sir, I’m getting admission to BAMS in private college, but I want to do MBBS. Should I choose MBBS abroad? In foreign countries like Russia, suggest me. I want to take right decision at this moment, Thanks in advance.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      However, the decision is always yours, but you need to consider two main points:

      1. After doing MBBS from other country, you require pass the examination of MCI, which is also very difficult and it may be more difficult than PMT because of a huge syllabus of MBBS.

      2. Choosing BAMS in India is not a bad option if you have no plan to go abroad in future. Now, it has good scope in India.

  135. sandhya gupta says

    Hello sir, I am from Hyderabad. I am very much interested in BAMS. So to make my future safe, should I do MD or M.Sc. after BAMS? Can I get better job with good earnings after that so that I cannot depend on others? Please suggest me sir.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      The post graduation in ayurveda has more job opportunities with decent salary and more scope in private practice as well.

  136. Kim says

    Will it be a sensible decision to choose occupational therapy over BAMS?

    I have already wasted 3 years trying for MBBS.

    I WANT TO STUDY SOMETHING KNOWLEDGEABLE AND INTERESTING WITH A DECENT PAY LATER ON.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Occupational therapy & BAMS both are good courses in India. Listen your heart what do you want to do and why.

  137. Sudharsana says

    Sir, I am from Tamil Nadu, got 157.25 cut off for medicine, applied for T.N. health dept counseling for Indian medicinal courses like BAMS, BSMS, BHMS, BNYS.
    Is it possible to get a seat in this counseling with my above mark, if so, what will be the expenses if selected for govt. colleges and private colleges under govt. quota?
    Which course will be better for my future?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      I have no update about this. Here, I cannot guide anything about cut off, counseling, course fee or other expenses.
      I personally believe BAMS and BHMS both have good scope.

  138. Amrit says

    Respected sir, I have completed my +2 class in med and I have given an entrance test of PAET for BAMS in Punjab. I have got 208 (12) rank in category. Sir, I want to know that:
    1. Which colleges I should prefer for BAMS in Punjab?

    2. Can I do ms in surgery ENT etc after BAMS?

    3. What is its scope in Punjab?

    4. Can BAMS doctors use allopathic medicine in Punjab?

    Sir AYUSH govt. is not giving permission to GURU RAVIDAS AYURVEDIC UNIVERSITY to held counseling for admission. Please give me answer as soon as possible. Thanks.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      1. Govt. Ayurvedic College, Patiala (If it is available), otherwise, you should prefer any college, which is near to your hometown. All have similar value.

      2. Yes, BAMS can do MD in Shalakya Tantra (ENT).

      3. Pure ayurvedic practice in Punjab has better scope after BAMS.

      4. Legally, there may be no Govt. sanction to use allopathic medicines by BAMS doctors in Punjab, but all BAMS doctors are doing allopathic practice in punjab.

  139. Amrit says

    What is the average pay scale of BAMS MD doctor in Punjab (including both clinic and specialist clinic)?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Earning in private practice varies a lot and difficult to provide you average earning. Govt. Pay scale is same as MBBS doctor gets.

  140. SIVA says

    Hi sir,
    I have completed BAMS and I am disabled (paraplegia).
    I am in confusion, which is better option MPH or MD.
    Because of my disability, I am not eligible for medical officer under disabled quota.
    Please suggest me sir

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      For you, MD would be better choice.

  141. PANKAJ THAPLIYAL says

    Dear Dr. Jagdev,

    It is very kind of you to respond on so many queries. Thanks for your support.

    My query is,

    1. If I have completed BAMS from Himachal and registered with Himachal state government, can I practice in Maharashtra?

    2. If I register with CCIM, can I practice in any state of India?

    3. If I am registered with Himachal and want to register with Maharashtra also, is it possible? or Do I have to surrender one registration?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      1. Yes, you can practice in Maharashtra by registering either with state council or with CCIM.

      2. Yes,

      3. You require surrender one registration.

      Better option, get registration with CCIM to practice anywhere in India.

  142. Bhatt Dhruvit says

    Sir , I want to know that there is no job after BAMS. Sir please reply.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      There are a very few jobs in Govt. Sector, but there are many jobs available in Private sector, but salary is not promising.

  143. Kritika says

    Hello sir,
    I am doing B.A.M.S for DAV College, Jalandhar (Punjab). I want to migrate to Ayurvedic College in Bangalore for my internship period.
    Please provide me the criteria for migration.
    Thank You.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      I have no update regarding this. Please do consult with your College Principal.

  144. ash says

    Sir, I’m from H.P. and I got seat in Punjab in BAMS. Am I eligible to get job in H.P.? Please tell me I am so confused because I want to settle in H.P. Please reply fast so that I can change my decision as soon as possible. In addition, tell me that the value of BAMS in Punjab. Is H.P. BAMS syllabus same as Punjab BAMS?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      1. You are eligible for getting job in H.P. after doing BAMS in Punjab.

      2. BAMS course has same value throughout India.

      3. Syllabus is same throughout India and prepared by CCIM.

  145. Dr.Gopal says

    I had finished M.D in SIDDANTA, I want to do PHD in interdisciplinary, is there any university offering interdisciplinary PHD with part time? Kindly convey me.

  146. Poonam says

    Hello Sir,

    Please advise me for my sister. I am resident in Dubai and my younger sister has completed her study in BAMS and completing her internship.
    I want her bright future for that I want to call her in Dubai to practice her medical career but I do not know whether she is eligible to get the job in Dubai as Doctor or not please advice.
    I am also concerned about her career. Please advice.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      I am sorry. I am not aware of rules of Dubai about this.

  147. sanghpriya says

    Sir, will u suggest me. I have completed my BAMS this yr and got 130 marks in PGACET. Shall I repeat for MD or do any other course?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      My suggestion is to repeat for MD or do MPH.

      1. sanghpriya says

        Sir, what is the scope after MD. I heard that there is so much saturation and very less jobs of lectureship.

        1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

          In India, Saturation has occurred in every field. MD in ayurveda has better scope and job opportunities as compared to BAMS.

          1. sanghpriya says

            thank you sir

  148. aparna jaswal says

    Sir, I need your opinion, so please reply my question. Sir I belong to middle class family from H.P. and recently I qualified BAMS test of Punjab. I want to take admission in Punjab, but due to lack of information in this field, I can’t decide whether I should take admission in BAMS or not for my better future.
    So sir, please tell me is there any scope of BAMS in future and also tell me what can I do after completing BAMS and is I’m eligible to get job in H.P. after completing BAMS from Punjab. Please sir reply so that I can change my decision if I’m wrong in getting admission in BAMS.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      1. Scope Discussed Here

      2. You will be eligible for jobs in H.P. after doing BAMS in Punjab. For state jobs, domicile matters than the place of study.

  149. subhda says

    Hello sir, my father did diploma in optometry. I want to be an eye surgeon, but I did not get admission in MBBS, so someone suggest me to do BAMS + MS (optometry) after that should I able to do surgery legally? What is the success ratio? Please give me some suggestion.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      However, MS ayurveda in NETRA ROGA is available, but still it has no good scope as compared to MS in Ophthalmology after MBBS. There may be legal problem that you may face in some state using allopathic medicines. You can choose other graduate courses in optometry if you would like to become optometrist.

  150. Pawan says

    Can bams doctors practice allopathy in Haryana legally?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says
  151. Pawan says
    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Unfortunately, this document is not readable and I have no information regarding this. It would be better if you can ask information from the state government in written.

  152. shreyans says

    What are cut offs for MH CET in BAMS?

  153. rajesh says

    Sir, I want to do BAMS. But can I do MD (pediatric) after this. If yes so, tell me best college in U.P.
    Please sir, help me.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      One can do MD in Kaumar Bhritya (Bal Roga) after BAMS, which is actually Pediatrics.

  154. Allia says

    Sir, I am getting BHU BAMS, but I want to try for MBBS again. I don’t want to waste my year. Is this would be right decision to do PMT preparation along with studying BAMS from BHU? Please guide me.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      You have taken good decision. There should be no problem with preparing PMT along with BAMS.

  155. paras says

    Sir, i got the bams medical college this year,i passed my 12 in 2014 and scored 90 % in pcb, i droped for one year and done the coaching from allen.sir i used to do hard work but i was not able to get selected in mbbs but selcted in bams in pilani. But sir i am not really satisfied with bams as i have some belief in me that yes i can do for mbbs but sir due to daily schedule of colege i think that i will not able to prepare for mbbs..and if i prepare than i cant give my 100 % in preparation..due to this my bams result also get affect and may be i will not get selected for mbbs…Please sir its my humble reqst ..to u please show me the right path that being in bams this year i will take the chance for prepartion for mbbs…i m really very much frustated..the scope income reputation in bams some how lags behind from mbbs..so my internal desire is to prepare but not being get selcted is fearing me alot..please give me the right decision..

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Fear will always be in the life, it cannot be avoided, but one should follow his/her internal desire giving his/her 100% and with strong determination.

      In such case, satisfaction after BAMS would be very difficult. It would be better to do other courses instead if not selected for MBBS.

  156. paras says

    Thank u sir for suggestion . Sir i will try my best to prepare for mbbs..but sir tell me clearly that which has more scope more reputation and income..bams or mbbs..then i will take my final decision..as most of sites is confusing me aand there is no one to guide me …so pls tell me the right thing that this is truth …so that sir i will be satisfied and move for my future…pls sir..

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      There is no doubt that MBBS is always better than BAMS having great job opportunities, scope and world wide recognition.

  157. paras says

    Thank u so so much sir…i am really thankful to u that u give me the valuable suggestion…i will try best for mbbs sir..now i m really got satisfied from ur suggestion..

  158. rajbahadur says

    Bams distance learning college

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      BAMS accredited by CCIM is not available for distance learning. There is no college approved by CCIM for distance learning.

  159. pinki says

    Respected sir, I want to know is there any upper age limit for admission in BAMS course in Haryana. I’m 29 years old and I want to get admission in private college on donation seat in BAMS course. Please help me sir. Can I get admission at 29 ages in BAMS on donation seat without PMT exam?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Now, there is no upper age limit for BAMS.

  160. Bhupendra Dansena says

    Can I do BAMS by correspondence?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      BAMS recognised by CCIM cannot be done by correspondence.

  161. pawan kumar says

    http://haryana.gov.in/portalapp/citizens/acts.action?start=0&end=10&current=1&searchContent=&tempCount=3

    Please see serial no. 9
    Punjab & Haryana practitioners act amendment
    In article 19D
    It is mentioned that in Haryana doctor of Indian medicine can practice modern medicine & minor surgery also

  162. mamta says

    Can a BAMS doctor do caesarean after doing MS?

  163. Alim says

    Hello Sir,
    I’m an Ayurvedic Intern now, I have a question.
    I want to start my own Ayurvedic manufacturing Product in large quantity, so is it necessary to register for License of manufacturing company? From where can I get this license in Maharashtra (Mumbai)? What to do? plz guide.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      If you want to pack the products and sell it outside from your clinical settings, then you require manufacturing license. For more details, please contact your district ayurveda office.

  164. Parshotam Pathak says

    My daughter is doing BAMS in Sri Lakshmi Naryan Ayurvedic College Amritsar under Guru Ravidas Ayurvedic University Hoshiarpur Punjab.

    Sir Please tell me this university and College affiliated with CCIM.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, both are recognized and affiliated with CCIM.

  165. nivedita says

    Which is best degree to do either BAMS or BHMS?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Read Here: BAMS or BHMS

  166. priyanka says

    Sir, I have done BAMS. I want to know what the scope of doing master in health management from IIHMR, or MD is better option than MHA.

  167. rahul says

    Sir, is there any distance education for BAMS degree?
    If any, then please mention the name of institution.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      BAMS recognized by CCIM is not available through distance education.

  168. Manoj says

    Sir, which is better option these days, BDS or BAMS

  169. rajesh kumar says

    Dear Sir, tell me if BAMS course back dated possible or not.
    Thanks

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      It’s not possible.

  170. poojitha says

    Is there any scope in BAMS? Please inform.

  171. krishna says

    Is B.Pharmacy better than doing BAMS/BHMS ? I gave my Maharashtra CET this year and may not get MBBS/BDS

  172. RG says

    Dr Singh,

    I would much appreciate the opportunity to speak with you more about BAMS doctors and the history of their capacity to prescribe allopathic medicines in the states you have outlined above, AP, UP, Maharashtra, Karanataka and Tamil Nadu.

    Please if you could do reach out to me by email, I would very much appreciate the opportunity to discuss this more.

  173. Balraj Singh says

    Sir, I had done diploma in AYUSH nursing and pharmacy from Jodhpur Ayurveda University in 2010. Now one of my friends is going in South India. There is North Orissa University that is giving to him lateral entry 2nd year in BAMS course. Is it true? Please guide me.

  174. Rashmi T P says

    In BAMS or Engineering, which is good to get job in Karnataka after completing the course?

  175. Parul says

    Sir i want bams admission under management quota

  176. Harshita says

    Santushti ayurveduc medical is recognised or not by mci and ccim it is in dagmagpur varanasi .

  177. bikash says

    Sir I want to know that which allopathy cources are better for a Bams graduates.

  178. Sagar says

    Sir what is the scope after doing bams in punjab is there any govt job or any good scope

  179. Ryan says

    Move to the US and teach Ayurveda. Look into The Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico and talk to Vasant Lad about practicing in the US. He also brings students to Pune to do intensive courses. You will be very welcomed in the States.

  180. Aastha Singh says

    sir in which language i have to study topics in bams ?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      In both languages – English and Hindi.

  181. Roshni says

    Hello sir,
    im planing to take bams for my further studies so can i percive MS in cardiology in future?

    1. Dr. Jagota says

      You cannot do MS in Cardiology. BAMS graduates are not eligible for enrolling them in specialization of modern science. You can only do MD in respective subjects that you have studied in BAMS or branches approved by CCIM.

  182. shravani says

    sir,what would be best after BAMS?

  183. Anjali Thakran says

    Sir,M Anjali
    I hv completed my bams from Pgims & internship as well,i wanna go for some international degree from uk or usa, which will releted to my field and will help me to gain more knowledge about my field….Sir can you advise me for good career?

  184. Deepak S says

    I am working guy having age of 29 yrs & have a good knowledge as well as interest in Ayurveda also want to do something useful in Ayurveda, I wanted to do BAMS (Ayurveda) but not eligible for NEET entrance because of age restriction. Below are my information.

    1. XII Sci with PCB
    2. Live in Nagpur, Maharashtra
    3. Age – 29 Yrs
    4. No entrance exam given
    5. Qualification Bsc, CCYN etc.

    Kindly suggest me something by which i could make good career in Ayurveda. I love Ayurveda.

    I will be very Grateful to you if you show me some rays of light.

    Thank you,

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