Ayurveda is one among the oldest forms of medicines which have its root in the Vedic times. It believes in healing through herbs and its medicines consist of all-natural elements. The system of Ayurveda not only heals the ailment but also helps in preventing the disease and it believes in the concept of increasing immunity in a person so that the diseases are kept at bay thereby self-healing a person through its natural immunity. Over time, Ayurveda has managed to gain a lot of popularity all over the world because of its natural healing concept with minimal side effects.
Even WHO (World Health Organization) has started promoting the traditional way of treatment which includes Ayurveda as well.
BAMS apart from the internship which is subjective to one year, the rest four and a half years are divided into four academic sessions. Among which, various subjects are included to gain proper knowledge about the course. The subjects in each year are mentioned below.
Prasuti Tantra evum Stri Roga
Research Methodology and Medical Sciences.
Apart from graduation, one can also do a post-graduation course and the specialization subjects in which post-graduation can be done are:
Sharira Rachana, Sharira Kriya, Padartha Vignana, Swastha Vritta, Agada Tantra, Rasa Shastra, Charak Samhita, Roga and Vikriti Vignana, Kaumara Bhrithya, Prasuti Tantra and Stree Roga, Kaya Chikitsa, Shalya Tantra, Shalakya Tantra.
Since BAMS is one of the professional graduation courses in India, hence it can be persuaded only after completion of SSLC followed by Pre-University in science stream with PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology ) as the main subjects. Thereafter, a candidate needs to undergo a few of the competitive examinations conducted on the national and state level.
The minimum aggregate for the eligibility criteria for BAMS would be 50% to 60% in Class 12 board examinations. However, the minimum percentage criteria also depend upon the policy of a particular university or college. Some universities and colleges also have age criteria to be eligible to pursue this course. On the National level, a candidate must clear NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test). On the state level, various other entrance examinations are conducted, some are - CET (Common Entrance Test in Karnataka), GCET (Goa Common Entrance Test), OJEE (Odisha Joint Entrance Examination), KEAM (Kerala Engineering, Agriculture and Medical), etc.
One should have patience and concentration to be a part of this field. A candidate must be bold enough and must have decision-making ability in any scenarios, they must be observant and have a proper understanding of the disease and also have counselling ability for the patients.
Carrier Options for BAMS Graduate:
After the BAMS graduation, the candidate can either opt for clinical practice (working in a hospital or opening a clinic) or enter into the non-clinical background (Research, Administration, drug manufacturing, teaching).
1. Are we eligible to opt for BAMS Graduation if we don’t Know Sanskrit?
Yes, You can join BAMS even if you don’t know Sanskrit. This language will be taught in the first year of the course from its basics. The only requirement to enter the course is to clearing class 12th with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as the main subjects.
2. What is the Duration of BAMS?
The duration of the course would be four and a half years of the academic session and 1 year of compulsory rotatory internship.