The Versatile Career Opportunities After Completing a BAMS Course

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The Ayurvedic industry is emerging as one of the top medical choices among the global population due to its significant long-term cure prospects with minimal or no side effects attributes. The best proof of the prosperous growth of the Ayurvedic industry is its value of USD 8.83 billion in 2021. Remarkably developing the Ayurvedic sector has created a great demand for Ayurveda professionals with a degree in BAMS course and much more.

This article will be a clear insight into the BAMS course details and its prosperous career opportunities.

BAMS Course at Sri Sai Institute of Ayurvedic Research & Medicine:

Sri Sai Ayurvedic Medical College Bhopal is one of the best Ayurvedic medical colleges in India that provides both undergraduate BAMS degrees and Postgraduate Ayurvedic degrees with certain specializations.

Here are the BAMS course details for your reference:

BAMS Course Description:

BAMS stands for Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery BAMS degree is an undergraduate ayurvedic degree that focuses on training students about ayurvedic practices, techniques, methodologies, and much more from the basic level.

Students are prepared for diagnosing and treating patients with Ayurvedic medications.

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BAMS Duration:

The entire course duration for BAMS is 5.5 years which is divided into 4.5 years of theory and 1 year of compulsory rotatory internship.

The mode of study is an annual mode with yearly examinations.

BAMS Course Eligibility:

The eligibility criteria for BAMS course is usually the same in almost all BAMS colleges and here they are:

  • Candidates should be a minimum of 17 years of age.
  • Candidates should have completed 10+2 or equivalent with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks at any recognized educational institution.
    • Relaxation will be provided for reserved category candidates based on the state government norms.

      BAMS Admission Procedure:

      The admission procedure for the BAMS course is provided based on the score obtained in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test- Undergraduate (NEET-UG) exam.

      If you are a student planning to pursue a BAMS course in a top ayurvedic college like ours, Sri Sai Ayurvedic Medical College Bhopal then it is absolutely necessary to know the versatile career opportunities that await after completing a BAMS ayurvedic course.

      Read further to know more.

The Career Scope After BAMS Degree:

As mentioned earlier, the Ayurvedic industry is becoming popular among the people. According to statistics, around 77% of Indian households consume Ayurvedic medicines. This has led to a remarkable increase in the production of ayurvedic products in India as well as abroad.

Here is a graph that confirms the explosive growth of the Ayurvedic industry by depicting the export value of Ayurveda products in recent years.

The exponentially developing ayurvedic sector has got immense career opportunities for BAMS students. Beyond that, the best higher education courses are also available after BAMS.

Higher Educational Courses After BAMS:

Followed by a BAMS degree, top Ayurvedic colleges offer Master of Surgery (M.S) and Doctor of Medicine (M.D) in various disciplines of Ayurveda.

Some of the prominent ayurvedic disciplines for higher ayurvedic studies are as follows:

  • Kriya Sharir
  • Rachana Sharir
  • Rasa Shastra
  • Prasuti Tantra Evam Stri Roga
  • Kaumarbhritya
  • Kayachikitsa
  • Panchakarma

Also Read : How BAMS is Revolutionizing the Health and Wellness Industry?

The Job Scope for BAMS Courses in India:

The job scope for BAMS graduates is widespread in India. Let's see further about the same:

BAMS Jobs in the Government Sector:

As the Indian AYUSH sector has taken multiple steps to strengthen ayurvedic practice both in India and abroad, it has generated a huge investment pool thus creating excellent job scopes in both the public and private sectors. One among those is India’s first Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Submit (GAIIS), 2022 which was held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Due to the forward measures taken, Indian Government has stepped up hiring Ayurveda graduates for the following roles:

Job roles Job description
Clinical Research Associate Responsible for analyzing, planning, performing, supervising, and assessing clinical trials.
Junior Resident Doctor Duty involves executing the workloads provided by senior doctors like taking X-Rays, providing medicines for in-patients, working on discharge summaries, and much more
Senior Resident Doctor Responsible for examining patients, prescribing medicines, performing surgeries, and much more. They also guide and train junior doctors.
Medical Officer Responsible for planning and scheduling operations and managing healthcare facilities.
Pharmacist Duty involves ensuring to provide correct medicines and drugs based on the given prescription.
Lecturer Lecturers teach students about Ayurveda and its concepts, methods, techniques, and much more in colleges.

BAMS Jobs in the Private Sector:

In equivalence to the government sector, private ayurvedic companies also hire BAMS degree holders for various roles such as:

  • Ayurveda Doctor
  • Sales Representative
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Research & Development Executive
  • Health Supervisor/Therapist
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Medical Officer
  • Top private companies that hire BAMS graduates are:

  • Zandu Ayurveda
  • Emami Ltd.
  • Patanjali Ayurveda Ltd.
  • Himalaya Wellness
  • Vicco Laboratories
  • Dr. Chandrika's Kerala Ayurveda
  • Charak Pharma Pvt Ltd.
  • Exmed Healthcare
  • Apex
  • Dabur Ltd

As you can see, BAMS courses offer versatile career opportunities with quite decent pay scales in both the public and private sectors. Students pursuing BAMS in renowned ayurvedic institutions will have an upper hand in the field due to in-depth knowledge and practical experience.

We at our college, Sri Sai Institute of Ayurvedic Research & Medicine, the best Ayurvedic college in MP offer a remarkable BAMS course with an outstanding curriculum. Know the reasons to choose us.

Why is Sri Sai Institute of Ayurvedic Research & Medicine for your BAMS degree?

Students from all around India and even abroad prefer our college, Sri Sai Ayurvedic Medical College Bhopal for the following reasons:

  • Highly educated Ayurvedic faculties
  • Inhouse herbal garden with more than 250 medicinal species for training students on the field.
  • Well-equipped laboratories and medical practice platforms.
  • Own an Ayurvedic hospital for providing practical training.
  • Traditional teaching methods along with audio-visual classrooms


The tremendous welcome of Ayurvedic Medical practices among the public is a prominent sign indicating the better scope for Ayurveda in the future. Students taking up BAMS degrees have better career prospects in the upcoming years as the world population is diverting towards no or minimal side effects of Ayurveda. Not just confined to India, Ayurveda is gaining huge popularity abroad as well which will automatically exhibit great demand for Ayurvedic professionals with BAMS degrees.


1. Are BAMS and MBBS equivalent?

Yes, BAMS is equivalent to MBBS because both BAMS and MBBS are bachelor-level degrees with the same duration of 5.5 years including 1 year of compulsory rotatory internship.

2. Is the 1-year internship compulsory in the BAMS course?

Yes, the 1-year internship is compulsory in the BAMS course as it trains the students for real-time medical conditions.

3. Which PG ayurvedic specialization is the best?

Kaumarbhritya is considered the best PG ayurvedic specialization as it deals with children's health and diseases. But other branches such as Shalya Tantra, Shalakya Tantra, etc are also having good scope.

4. What would be the average salary scale for BAMS graduates?

The average salary scale for BAMS graduates is around INR 4 LPA while with experience the salary can reach INR 16 LPA.

5. Is NEET-UG compulsory for BAMS admission?

Yes, NEET-UG is compulsory for BAMS admission all over India. Every year around 14 Lakh students appear for NEET-UG Examination.