About Ayurveda

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) is a professional degree in medicine focused on Ayurveda offered in India. BAMS is an under graduate degree awarded after the successful completion of a five and a half years course. BAMS course covers the study of the integrated system of modern medicine concepts and traditional Ayurveda system.

The course duration also includes one year of internship, and covers an exhaustive investigation of current life structures, physiology, standards of solution, social and preventive pharmaceuticals, pharmacology, toxicology, legal drug, herbal science, ENT, standards of surgery, and clinical subjects like surgery, gynecology, pediatrics etc.

Parameters to choose college

There are more than 273 Ayurveda colleges are offering BAMS courses in India as of 2020. Apart from 61 Government Ayurveda colleges, there are more than 212 Private Ayurvedic medical colleges which offer Ayurveda courses. As a student it would be difficult to make the right decision. It would not be possible for students and parents to visit each college personally during the time of COVID-19 crises and distance.

We have prepared a checklist and a guidebook on the parameters to consider while choosing the ayurvedic medical colleges.

  • Affiliation/Approval
  • Scope of Clinical Exposure
  • College Infrastructure
  • Location and connectivity
  • Teaching Hospital
  • Faculty & Teaching Resources

BAMS Colleges in Karnataka

Karnataka is a home to more than 65 Ayurveda medical colleges. 52 ayurvedic medical colleges had participated in All Indian admission counselling for the 15% seat quota filled by the Ministry of AYUSH. Karnataka state has the highest number of ayurvedic colleges as of now. Students from across the country are currently studying BAMS in Karnataka. All Government & Private Ayurveda colleges in Karnataka are affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, located in Bangalore.

Key Factors of the colleges of Karnataka


Quality Education: BAMS degree in ayurvedic medical colleges is awarded by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, Bangalore. Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science was set up in 1996 by the government of Karnataka, India. RGUHS is a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK.

Colleges affiliated to RGUHS have been consistently ranked as top medical, dental, and paramedical colleges of India. It is the largest health sciences university in India.


Affordable Fees:  Fees for the BAMS course in ayurveda colleges in Bangalore and across the state is very low compared to the colleges in other states. Average annual tuition fees under 15% All India Counselling Quota is around 200000 per year.


Easy Admission Process:  Karnataka Ayurvedic Medical Colleges offer 60% of their total seats under Management Category. That means any candidate who has just qualified in NEET entrance exam is eligible for direct admission BAMS course. Direct admission in BAMS under management quota in Karnataka opens soon after the declaration of NEET results.

BAMS Admission Eligibility 2020

Eligibility for Admission to BAMS course in Ayurvedic Medical Colleges of Karnataka under Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, Bangalore.Duration of BAMS under graduate professional course is 5.5 years. Students will have 4 professional exams within a duration of 4.5 years and a compulsory rotating internship for 1 year. Ayurveda courses in Ayurvedic medical colleges in Karnataka states are regulated as per the rules and regulation of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science which is also known as RGUHS, Bangalore.Below given is the complete eligibility details for admission in ayurveda UG and PG courses through management quota and merit quota in Karnataka state’s ayurveda colleges.

Eligibility criteria for BAMS Admission


 Qualifying Examination

Students must have passed class 12 examinations with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English subjects with a minimum of 50 percent scores individually. The 12th board should be in the list of the Council of Boards of School Education in India. Students are advised to refer to the official website www.cobse.org to check the validity of the class 12th board.


SC/ST Category Candidate:

Minimum scores required for SC, ST, OBC category students is 40 percent in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English.

Imp. Note: 40% scores in class 12th for SC, ST, OBC category students are only valid for merit admission with NEET qualifying scores which is conducted by AYUSH Admissions Central Counseling Committee (AACCC). For Management quota admission in BAMS in Karnataka, All students (General, SC, ST, OBC) must score a minimum 50 percent score in class 12th as mentioned above.


 Age Criteria

To apply for admission in the BAMS course, students must have completed the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission.

NEET Entrance Scores Eligibility

Only those students who have qualified NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST [NEET UG 2020] conducted by NTA are eligible for BAMS admission either through Merit, Management, or NRI quota.


Career after BAMS

There are many career opportunities after completion of BAMS, all the candidates can work in Public as well as private educational institute, hospitals, clinics, etc. Some of the points are mentioned bellow.

  • Physician
  • Teacher
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Drug Manufacturer
  • Health Supervisor/Therapist.
  • Can run its own clinics


Top Ayurveda Colleges in Karnataka

Below is the list of the top ayurvedic medical colleges in Karnataka.

  • SDM College of Ayurveda, Hassan
  • SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi
  • SDM Institute of Ayurveda, Bangalore
  • JSS Ayurveda Medical College, Mysore
  • Alvas Ayurvedic Medical College, Moodbidri
  • M. Kankanwadi Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, KLE University, Belgaum
  • Sri Kalabyraveshwara Swamy Ayurvedic Medical College, Bangalore
  • BVVS Ayurveda Medical College, Bagalkot
  • V.G. Ayurveda Medical College, Sulia
  • Sushrutha Ayurvedic Medical College, Bangalore