Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yoga Sciences (BNYS) is emerging as one of the most promising courses for a global career. A BNYS degree holder can practice naturopathy. They have a good understanding of modern medicine as major parts of the curriculum is the same as MBBS. The course comes under the field of Alternative Medicine and has wide acceptance in India. A BNYS graduate can practice anywhere in the country. The course is approved by the Central Council of Research in Yoga and Naturopathy and AYUSH Ministry, Government of India. A BNYS degree enables one to become a Yoga and Naturopathic physician. Upon successful completion of the course a BNYS doctor can work in government and private hospitals, speciality clinics, holistic wellness centres or undertake research in various government and non-governmental organizations. They can also practice in India as well as abroad.

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Course Level UG
Duration 4½ years and 1 year internship
Eligibility 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% marks from a recognised board

Eligibility Criteria

To become eligible for the BNYS course, the candidate must have cleared Class XII or any other equivalent exam from a recognised board with a minimum of 50% marks in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The candidate should complete 17 years of age during admission and should exceed the age of 25 years.

Admission Procedure

The candidates can enrol directly as well as on the basis of merit in the entrance exam. Many government and private colleges offer BNYS courses. Most of the preliminaries can be completed online such as form submission, registration fee submission, etc. The counselling can also be done online and seats will be allocated on merit basis. If you are opting for a college with direct admissions, then you can check the eligibility criteria and go for the admissions as per the latest notification. Once the documents are verified, you will be able to complete the admission formalities. 

Entrance Exam

AYUSH Entrance Exams 

BNYS Colleges in Bangalore

Some of the most prestigious BNYS Colleges in India are:

  • JSS Institute of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences
  • Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana
  • Alva’s Group of Institutions

Course Structure and Course Syllabus

The BNYS course spans over four years and six months which comprises 4 sessions. Find the details in the following section.

Year 1

  • Biochemistry
  • Human anatomy
  • Human physiology
  • Philosophy of nature cure
  • Principle of yoga
  • Hospital management

Year 2

  • Philosophy & practice of yoga
  • Pathology
  • Forensic medicine & toxicology
  • Colour & magnetotherapy
  • Microbiology
  • Basic pharmacology
  • Community medicine

Year 3

  • Naturopathic & modern diagnosis
  • Psychology & basic psychiatry
  • Acupuncture, acupressure, reflexology, Reiki, & Pranic healing
  • Yoga & physical culture
  • Nutrition & Herbology
  • Manipulative therapies
  • Research methodology and recent advances

Year 4

  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Hydrotherapy & mud therapy
  • Yoga therapy
  • Emergency medicine, minor surgery and first aid
  • Fasting & diet therapy
  • Clinical naturopathy
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation

The graduates can opt for higher studies as well as practice. Teaching and research are also lucrative career options for BNYS graduates. The BNYS professionals are in high demand in many foreign nations. 

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