- The eligibility to seek admission in Bachelor of Ayurveda education shall be as under –
a) The candidate shall have passed 10+2 or its equivalent examination from any recognized Board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and have obtained a minimum of fifty percent. marks are taken together in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in the case of general category and forty per cent. marks in the case of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes ;
Provided that in respect of persons with disability candidate specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (49 of 2016), the minimum qualifying marks in the said examinations shall be forty-five per cent. in the case of General category and forty per cent. in the case of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.
b) No candidate shall be admitted to the B.A.M.S Degree program unless the candidate attained the age of seventeen years on or before the 31st December of the year of admission in the first year of the programme and not more than twenty-five years on the 31st December of the year of admission in the first year of the programme:
Provided that, the upper age-limit may be relaxed by five years in the case of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and disabled candidates.
2. National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test –
a) There shall be a uniform entrance examination for all medical institutions at the undergraduate level, namely the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to the undergraduate program in each academic year and shall be conducted by an authority designated by the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine.
b) In order to consider for admission to the undergraduate program for an academic year, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain a minimum of marks at 50th percentile in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for the under-graduate program held for the said academic year:
Provided that in respect of –
i) candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes, the minimum marks shall at 40th percentile.
ii) candidates with specified disabilities under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (49 of 2016) the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile in the case of general category and 40th percentile in the case of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes :
Provided further that where a sufficient number of candidates in the respective category fail to secure minimum marks in the National Eligibility – cum – Entrance Test held for any academic year for admission to the undergraduate program, the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine in consultation with the Central Government may at its discretion lower the minimum marks required for admission to the undergraduate program for candidates belonging to respective category and marks so lowered by the Central Government shall be applicable for that academic year only.
3. An All-India common merit list, as well as a State-wise merit list of the eligible candidates, shall be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, and the candidates, within the respective category shall be considered for admission to the undergraduate program from the said merit lists only.
4. The seat matrix for admission in the Government, Government-aided institutions, and Private institutions shall be fifteen percent. for All-India Quota and eighty-five percent. for the State and Union territory quota :
Provided that –
i) The All-India Quota for the purpose of admission in all the deemed university both Government and private shall be hundred percent.
ii) The university and institute which are already having more than fifteen percent. All-India Quota seats shall continue to maintain that quota.
iii) Five percent. of the annual sanctioned intake capacity in Government and Government-aided Institution shall be filled up by candidate with a specified disability in accordance with the provisions of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (49 of 2016) and based on the merit list of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test.
5. i) The designated authority for counseling of State and Union territory quota for admissions to undergraduate programme in all Ayurveda Educational Institutions in the States and Union territories including institutions established by the State Government, University, Trust, Society, Minority Institution, Corporation or Company shall be the respective State or Union Territory in accordance with the relevant rules and regulations of the concerned State or Union territory, as the case may be.
ii) The counseling for all admission to Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery Programme for hundred percent seats of all Deemed Universities both Government and Private shall be conducted by the authority designated by the Central Government in this behalf.
6. The counselling for admission to Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery Programme for seat under All-India Quota as well as for all Ayurveda Educational Institutions established by the Central Government shall be conducted by the authority designated by the Central Government in this behalf.
7. i) All seats irrespective of category (Central quota, State Quota or management etc.) except foreign nationals are to be admitted through counseling (Central, State or UT) only. Direct admission by any means other than above specified shall not be approved.
ii) The institutions shall have to submit the list of students admitted in the format specified by NCISM on or before 6 pm on the cut off date for admissions specified by NCISM time to time for verification. (iii) Universities shall approve the admission of those candidates (except foreign nationals) who have been allotted through counseling (Central, State, or UT as the case may be)
8. No candidate who has failed to obtain the minimum eligibility marks under this regulation shall be admitted to the undergraduate program in the said academic year.
9. No authority or institution shall admit any candidate to the under-graduate program in contravention of the criteria or procedure laid down in these regulations in respect of admission and any admission made in contravention of the said criteria or procedure shall be canceled by the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine forthwith.
10. The authority or institution which grants admission to any student in contravention of the criteria or procedure laid down in these regulations shall be liable accordingly, under the relevant provisions of the Act.
11. For the foreign national candidates, any other equivalent qualification approved by the Central Government may be allowed and sub-regulation (2) of regulation 5 shall not be applicable.
Duration of B.A.M.S. programme –
The duration of the B.A.M.S. Programme shall be five years and six months as per the following table, namely
(Duration of B.A.M.S. Program)
||Course of the B.A.M.S.
||First Professional B.A.M.S.
||Second Professional B.A.M.S.
||Third (Final) Professional B.A.M.S.
||Compulsory Rotatory Internship