Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda College offers B.A.M.S. (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) Degree Course. Since 1983-84, admission to the course has been through Common Entrance Examinations conducted by the Government of Kerala. The Degree programme is in accordance with national unified syllabus of the Central Council of Indian Medicine. The academic affiliation and award of degree are entrusted with Kerala University of Health Sciences, Thrissur. The academic programme is regulated by the norms fixed by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM).
The number of seats available for BAMS are 50 students per year.
Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala or the examination recognized equivalent thereto with 50% marks in Biology separately and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together, are eligible.
The applicant should have completed an age of 17 years on the date of admission.
Degree Course : 5½ years
The first 18 months shall be dedicated to the study of the pre-clinical subjects. No student shall be permitted to appear in third professional examination until he/she has passed in all the first and second professional subjects.
The candidate shall be awarded Ayurvedaachaarya (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) degree after completion of prescribed courses of study extending over the prescribed period and passing the final examination and satisfactory completion of one year compulsory internship after the final examination. Those who successfully qualify are eligible to study masters degree in Ayurveda.
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