Ayush: Why BAMS, BHMS, BNYS, BUMS, BSMS, Courses, Eligibility, How Can you Apply etc.

What is Ayush?

AYUSH is the acronym of the medical systems practised in India, such as Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. Earlier it was known as the Department of Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy (ISM&H). It was renamed Department of AYUSH in November 2003 to emphasise the development of Education and Research in Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy.

Why Ayush?

Currently, demand for Ayush courses increases day by day. In India, most of the common students want to take admission in Ayush courses. Candidates can choose the courses like BAMS, BHMS, BNYS, BSMS, BUMS for studying the Ayush courses. Scope of Ayush is vast, including all Ayush course, with a broad range of conditions which can affect different species.  

Ayush Courses

AYUSH courses in India have gained popularity in the past decade after many people looked for alternative medicine options. Here are various courses of AYUSH that candidates can choose based on their interest. Let’s have a look.

CoursesEligibility CriteriaDuration
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)Candidates must have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subjects and obtained a minimum of 50% marks in physics; chemistry biology took together.5 Years 6 Months
Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS)10+2 or any equivalent degree from a recognized university. An aggregate score of 50% at 10+2 level. Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as the compulsory subjects.5 Years 6 Months
Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yoga Sciences (BNYS)10+2 or any equivalent degree from a recognized university. An aggregate score of 50% at 10+2 level. Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as the compulsory subjects5 Years 6 Months
Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS)10+2 or any equivalent degree from a recognized university. An aggregate score of 50% at 10+2 level. Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as the compulsory subjects5 Years 6 Months
Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS)Candidates must qualify in Class 12 or equivalent examination with science subject (Physics, Chemistry and Biology with 50% marks) with an optional subject as Urdu, Arabic or Persian at High school level.4 Years 6 Months

Admission Procedure

A candidate who wishes to take admission to the undergraduate AYUSH courses (BAMS/BHMS/ BUMS/BSMS/BNYS) must appear for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). Admission to AYUSH courses will be based on the scores and overall rank obtained in NEET.

Job Description

A career in BAMS: There are many promising opportunities available for BAMS graduates. The areas which are available for a BAMS graduate to build career success can be broadly classified into the following five categories:

  • Clinical practice
  • Academic
  • Research
  • Management and administration
  • Drug manufacturing

Career in BHMS: 

BHMS is an undergraduate degree program in the medical field. The career opportunity after the completion of BHMS is not only in India but also abroad. Many organizations are working in the manufacturing and research field abroad are requiring and professional in this field. Government institutions are also hiring many graduates in BHMS to serve the public. Some of the government sector jobs are as follows:

  • Pharmacist at Government Homeopathic Dispensaries (GAD) & Hospitals.
  • Teaching in Government colleges and Homoeopathy Institutes after doing BHMS

Average Salary

In the government sector, the salary of a homoeopathic doctor is Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 35,000 per month while in the private sector the salary starts from Rs. 20,000 per month. With some experience, one can get a greater salary like Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 50 000 per month.

Career in BUMS: 

The career scope after the finish of the BUMS course is not only in India but also abroad. Several research institutions and organizations are working in the construction and research department abroad, requiring the professional in this field. The applicant has the BUMS degree eligible to be called a Hakeem (Doctor) and qualified to do the private practice. An Unani practitioner may see at the career as a medical representative or as a doctor in an individual or government hospital. Some of the job profile is as follows:

  • Hakeem
  • Lecturer
  • Scientist
  • Therapist
  • Pharmacist

Average Salary

In the government sector, the salary of an Unani doctor is 12000 to 15000 per month, while in the private sector, the salary starts from 15000 per month. With the experience of 2-4 year, one can get a greater salary like 20000 to 25000 per month. 

Career in BAMS:

Scope of Ayurveda is projecting with the other medical system not only in India but also the world. After the finish of the BAMS, courses are not alone in India but also in foreign nations. Several research institutions and organizations are working in the construction and research department abroad, requiring the professional in this field. The applicant has the BAMS degree eligible to be called a doctor and eligible for private practice. Some of the job profile is as follows:

  • Lecturer
  • Scientist
  • Therapist
  • Ayurvedic doctor
  • Medical representative
  • Assistant claim manager health

Average Salary

Some universities provide a stipend of around 40 000 to 50,000 per month to the post-graduate doctors in the Ayurvedic field. In the job, an Ayurvedic professional may get a salary of Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 50000 according to the role and nature of his/her job profile.

Career in BNYS:

BNYS is much inquiring after completes the graduates in BNYS you can look ahead to brilliant career possibilities both at India and abroad. BNYS graduates land jobs with greater salary packages. Some of the job profile is as follows:

  • Naturopathic Physician / Consultant
  • Medical Researcher / Scientist
  • Holistic Physician in Medi-Spas / Cruise ships
  • Academician In Naturopathic Medical Institutions
  • Yoga Consultant / Therapist
  • Corporate / Wellness Consultant

Average Salary

Starting salary could be anywhere between 30-50 thousand INR. In a Government job, the salary will be based on the pay scale and grade.

A career in BSMS:

Siddha medicine is increasing demand both within the nation and abroad because of its fuller acceptance as an alternative system of medicine. After Completion of BSMS, an applicant has to register in the State Council for Indian Medicine / Register of Practitioners of Central Council of Indian Medicine, to be eligible for practising Siddha medicine all over India. Some of the job profile is as follows:

  • Junior doctors
  • Asst. Medical officer
  • Open one’s own retail shop of Siddha medicines.
  • Join Pharmaceutical companies who are manufacturing Siddha medicines.
  • Join in Research sectors and enter in allied science fields such as Bio-chemistry, Anatomy, and Environmental Toxicology.

Average Salary

The BSMS doctor’s monthly salary ranges from approximately Rs. 11, 000 per month for Team Leader to Rs. 35, 000 per month for General Manager.

Jobs Skill Requirement

  • Stamina
  • Fine motor skills
  • Scientific bent of mind
  • Curiosity and observation skills

Top Ayush Colleges 

Here in this section we have mentioned some best Ayush College colleges. Let’s checkout.

  • Institute of medical sciences – [IMS], Varanasi
  • Baba Farid University of health sciences – [BFUHS], Faridkot
  • Datta might institute of medical sciences – [DMIMS], Wardha
  • National Institute of Homoeopathy Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Pune, Maharashtra
  • Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, Jaipur
  • Kerala University of Health Sciences, Thrissur
  • RVS Siddha Medical College, Coimbatore
  • Madhya Pradesh Medical Science University, Jabalpur
  • The Tamil Nadu Dr M.G.R. Medical University
  • Dr NTR University of Health Sciences Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
  • Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  • Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur
  • Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Rajasthan Ayurved University Jodhpur, RajasthanJamia Hamdard, New Delhi

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