Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery

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Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) is graduate degree awarded after the study of five and a half years duration, including 1-year internship. The curriculum includes studying and teaching of modern anatomy, physiology, principles of medicine, preventive and social medicine, pharmacology, toxicology, forensic medicine, ENT, Ophthalmology, principles of surgery, etc. along with ayurvedic topics.

Permission to use modern medicine[edit]

BAMS graduates do have permission to practice modern/allopathic medicine in the Indian state of Maharashtra[1] but not in Madras/ delhi as per the last Delhi High Court decision dated 8/ April/2016 order for W.P.(C) No. 7865/2010. According to the privileges in the Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940,Rules 1945 Sec 2ee(iii), States have right to allow BAMS doctors to use modern medicine, in the practice.[2]

[3] Future after BAMS == A BAMS doctor can work in following domains after completion of the degree.

  1. General Practice
  2. Post Graduate Degree Courses in the following Specialities
 1. M.D. Ayurveda (Samhita & Basic Principles of Ayurveda)
 2. M.D. Ayurveda (Pathology & Diagnostic Procedure)
 3. M.D. Ayurveda (Medicine)
 4. M.D. Ayurveda (Paediatrics)
 5. M.D/ Ayurveda (Imaging & Radio Diagnosis)
 6. M.D. Ayurveda (Psychiatry)
 7. M.D. Ayurveda (Anaesthesiology)
 8. M.D. Ayurveda (Anatomy)
 9. M.D. Ayurveda (Physiology)
 10. M.D. Ayurveda (Materia Medica & Pharmacology)
 11. M.D. Ayurveda (Pharmaceuticals)
 12. M.D. Ayurveda (Preventive & Social Medicine)
 13. M.D. Ayurveda (Panchkarma)
 14. M.D. Ayurveda (Rasayan & Vajikaran)
 15. M.S. Ayurveda (Gynaecology & Obstetrics)
 16. M.S. Ayurveda (Ophthalmology)
 17. M.S. Ayurveda (ENT & Head)
 18. M.S. Ayurveda (General Surgery)
 19. M.S. Ayurveda (Orthopaedics & Marma)
 20. M.S. Ayurveda (Surgery in Kshar Karma & ParaSurgical Measures)
 21. M.S. Ayurveda (Dentistry & Oral Disease)
  1. Research (Clinical research or epidemiological research)
  2. Hospital and Healthcare Administration
  3. Health Supervisor (As per High courts decision a BAMS doctor can work for the post of Health Supervisor)[4]
  4. Master of Public Health
  5. PG Diploma Courses


  1. ^ Prasad Kulkarni, Times of India, Pune edition, 7 July 2012 Maharashtra: Ayurvedadoctors to go on strike on July 10 (Accessed on 11 July 2012)
  2. ^ 16 July 2012, Esakal, पश्चिम महाराष्ट्र, कोल्हापूर बीएएमएस डॉक्‍टरांना ऍलोपथी औषधे वापराचा अधिकार (Accessed on 16 July 2012)
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  4. ^ Times news network, Shibu Thimas, Mumbai, 10 July 2012 BAMS doctor can apply for post of health supervisor: HC (Accessed on 11 July 2012)

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