Which is the best? MBBS or BAMS

Which is the best? MBBS or BAMS

Last updated: 10 Mar 2022

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Every student in this world loves to become a doctor one day and puts efforts to achieve the goal. But in the rat race many may not be able to cross the first obstacle only: the NEET-UG entrance exam. Nearly 60% of the students get filtered through the NEET exam and remaining lucky ones will make it to counselling. 

The NEET exam is the first obstacle that many students fail to cross. The NEET-UG exam is a national level entrance exam for getting admission to medical seats in India and abroad. Unless the students qualify the NEET-UG exam, they will not be able to join the MBBS course.

The students can become doctors by two modes, one is through regular MBBS degree and another is through BAMS degree.

Let’s try to understand both the courses in detail

MBBS: Overview

  • The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery – MBBS is a 5.5-years undergraduate course where the students are trained on medical and surgical treatments. 
  • The candidates have to pass the NEET-UG exam to get admission to the MBBS course in India and abroad.
  • The MBBS course has been one of the most desired courses among the student fraternity across the globe. 
  • Each year millions of students dream to join MBBS  and become doctors to earn handsome salaries
  • The aspirants will fall into the rat race called MBBS, where high level of competition prevails for the limited number seats  
  • The majority of MBBS aspirants feel disheartened if they fail to survive in the MBBS competition and feel depressed
  • These depressed MBBS aspirants will fail to explore other profitable career paths that are alternative to MBBS and repent in the later state
  • The fees structure for MBBS is extremely high and the period for settlement in career takes longer years

BAMS: Overview

  • The Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) is a 5.5-years long graduate degree that covers the study of the integrated system of modern medicine and traditional Ayurveda. 
  • The BAMS course is one of the most underrated courses that is often overlooked by many students
  • They fail to understand the potentiality of the BAMS course in the race to become MBBS doctors
  • The BAMS is one of the most profitable careers that will fetch you good salaries and you will be bombarded with unlimited career avenues available for the Ayurvedic Doctor
  • The BAMS course also prepares the students with the basic education and knowledge in Ayurvedic Science and its application for different health studies and health problems caused by the people.
  • The BAMS course aims to provide professional excellence in Ayurveda through practical training to become an efficient practitioner, teacher, researcher and competent Ayurvedic Physician and Surgeon.
  • The BAMS course is comparatively cheaper and period of settlement is way lesser when compared to MBBS, the BAMS students will settle in career very early when compared to students with MBBS degree

Career & Job Scope

Both MBBS and BAMS have excellent career opportunities for the candidates, let’s try to understand both of them in detail


  • After completion of MBBS, the candidates can join as junior doctors in hospitals and clinics for a decent salary
  • They can even start small clinics in neighbourhood and practice medicine and can have decent earning
  • If they are interested, they can join MD (Doctor of Medicine) or MS (Master of Surgery) courses, they can choose from a wide variety of specialisations such as Cardiology, Nephrology, Neurology, Gynaecology, Paediatrics etc 
  • The MD or MS candidates can easily earn handsome salaries that ranges from 10 lakhs to 30 lakhs per annum

Some of the Job roles available for MBBS are:

  • General Physician
  • General Doctor
  • Junior Doctor
  • Duty Doctor

Some of the recruiters available for MBBS are:

  • Apollo Hospitals
  • Max Hospitals
  • Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Research
  • Fortis Healthcare


  • Once a student completes his/her BAMS course successfully, they can start working as an Ayurvedic doctor. 
  • The BAMS students always have a better edge over MBBS students in the recent times due to the increasing demand for the ayurvedic doctors from both India and abroad
  • The BAMS students can join various ayurvedic hospitals across the globe to earn excellent salaries and outstanding career growth
  • The BAMS students can even start their clinics in the neighbourhood to earn better due to less competition
  • After completion of BAMS, the students can join MD course in Ayurveda that are highly in demand
  • The BAMS students can easily earn about 8 lakhs to 15 lakhs per annum
  • The MD or MS candidates can easily earn handsome salaries that ranges from 10 lakhs to 20 lakhs per annum

Some of the Job roles available for BAMS are:

  • Ayurvedic General Physician
  • Ayurvedic Doctor
  • Ayurvedic Therapist

Some of the recruiters available for BAMS are:

  • SDM Ayurvedic Hospital
  • Patanjali
  • Dabur
  • Lever Ayush

Which is the best? MBBS or BAMS courses

It is very difficult to tell which is better among the MBBS and BAMS courses. Both the courses are equally competitive and both will fetch good earnings. The MBBS doctor practices the modern medical system or commonly called as allopathic medication treatments. While the BAMS doctors will follow the 1000 years old Indian Ayurvedic Medical System that has been proved effective and better than allopathic medicine in many instances. Both are doctors at the end of day, it is the way which they practice and believe. 

The choice totally depends upon the candidates, if he/she is interested to become a normal physician and practice allopathic medicine, then he/she can go for MBBS. If the candidates believe in the Indian Medical System, then BAMS course is the best bet for them
The students interested can get more details about MBBS and BAMS courses by calling us at +91 9916505050/ 8088602346 or email us at galaxyeduworld@gmail.com for more details.

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