Distance Education Programmes

Salient Features Of Our Courses

Course Materials:

The syllabus of the various courses of the Board are as per standard of and based on the syllabus prescribed by the Ministry of Health, Government of India and various other national and international universities, premiere medical institutions and important societies working in the field of alternative medicines.

The course materials will be provided by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines which are designed to follow the adult education method of self-study.The course materials are simple, self-explanatory, yet in-depth and exhaustive. It is enough to study the course materials alone to pass the examinations.

The course materials are sent within 2 weeks to students within India and within 3 weeks to International students (students residing outside India)

The Institute reserves the right to change its curriculum at any time as per the changes as may be prescribed by the Board of Studies from time to time.


Two options are introduced for the examination.


The students are assessed on the basis of their course assignments and examination. The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines believes that the three-hour examination is an obsolete method of assessing students’ true potentials.
After the scheduled duration of the course, the Board sends the question papers to the students, which have to be answered at their comfortable place and timings. 
The candidates are required to submit their answer-sheets within the prescribed time limit to the Institute.
This unique methodology helps students to write best answers based on their acquired knowledge through course materials as well as their personal experience. IBAM has designed this liberal and unique methodology that allows students to make maximum benefits of their knowledge and experience.
The panel of faculty and examiners design the question papers in such a way that there may be no option of copying the answers and will require personal skills, understanding and analysis of the subject.


If a student desires to appear for 3 hour classroom conventional examination, he can do so. The exam will be conducted in Kolkata centre. However the Centre may be opened in other cities also subject to the sufficient number of students opting for the examination in the concerned city.

The students should intimate their choice of option for examination at the time of enrollment.

Grading System of IBAM:
Letter Grade Point Grade Percentage System Division System
A 7.5 and above 75% or more marks Distinction / Honours
B 6.0 to 7.4 Between 60% and 74% First Division
C 5.0 to 5.9 Between 50% and 59% Second Division
D 4.0 to 4.9 Between 40% and 49% Third Division
E 3.0 to 3.9 Between 30% and 40% PASS
Fail Less than 3 Less than 30% UNGRADED

The Result of the Examination will be declared within 4 weeks from the date of conduct of examination.

Certificate and Marksheet (Transcript):

Certificate and marksheet will be awarded to the successful students and sent by post within 2 weeks from the date of declaration of result.

(Students securing 75% or more marks will be awarded with an additional Certificate of Merit).

Procedure for Admission:

For Admission, you should send the following records:
1. Filled-in Application Form
2. Photocopies of the Educational Qualifications 
3. Two Passport-size photographs 
4. Fees (Fees are non-refundable)

Qualification certificate copies and photographs can be submitted either through email by scanning them to or through postal mail to: Department of Admissions, Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, 80, Chowringhee Road, Kolkata - 700020, India. 

Personal Contact Programme:

Personal Contact Programme (PCP) held at the Institute’s Campus as and when required.

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