Introduction: Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery

BUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery) is a five years undergraduate degree program in the Unani medical filed. This course is monitored by the Central Council of Indian Medicine. This degree deals with the medical knowledge and applications of the Unani system and surgery. It is the part of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy) category.

History “Unani is the ancient medical system which is involved in the treatment of patients to help in enhancing the body’s natural healing system by using Unani medicines”. It is also known as the system of alternative medicines. The Unani medicine system is one of the ancient medication system adopted by many countries of the world. The concept of Unani is that the body rejuvenates itself because of its self-healing power. We just need to help it by enhancing the natural healing power. This system of medication is similar to the Ayurveda in different concepts and as popular as the Ayurveda.

Unani system of medicine is different from regular medications (allopathy). It is known for the treatment of various deadly diseases and disorders in a natural way such as weight loss, kidney stone, diabetes, psoriasis, arthritis, and others.

This degree is quite enough to become a doctor (Hakim) in the Unani medical field.

Career after Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery

Job profile: The candidate having the BUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery) degree is called Hakeem (Doctor) and eligible to do the private practice. An Unani practitioner may look the career as a doctor in government or private hospitals.

The candidate may get the job in Unani colleges as a professor or the researcher. The professionals in this field can work in companies those deal with the Unani preparations.

Many organizations and research institutions are working in the manufacturing and research in Unani field. They are requiring the professional in this field as representative and researcher.

The candidate also works as Consultant, Scientist, Therapist, Pharmacist, Medical assistant, Public health specialist, Spa director.

Salary: The salary in Unani field depends upon experience with the years of experience and knowledge about the respective a field, an Hakim can earn up to Rs. 6 lac - Rs. 8 lac annually. In the government sector, the salary of an Unani doctor is 12000 to 15000 per month while in the private sector the salary starts from the 15000 per month. The salary of a fresher gets 2 lakh to Rs. 3 lakh Rs annually in the Unani field.


Admission prosses for BUMS 2019

There are just 35 medical colleges in India which offer the educational programme in Unani system. Admission in reputed institutions for BUMS program is on the basis the national and state level entrance examination such as NEET (National Level Exam) and KEAM (state level exam) for admission in BUMS course.

List of Entrance Exam for BUMS are as follow

  • BVP CET (Bharati Vidyapeeth Common Entrance Test)
  • OJEE (Odisha Joint Entrance Examination)
  • IPU CET (Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test)
  • Assam CEE Entrance Test
  • AP-EAMCET Andhra Pradesh Common Entrance Test
  • Telangana TS EAMCET Entrance Exam

Some of the government and state colleges conduct their own entrance exam for admission. This undergraduate program can also be pursued through the distance mode education system.

List of College for BUMS Course

Some of the reputed colleges offering Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery are:

  1. Government Unani Medical College, New Delhi
  2. Luqman Unani Medical College & Hospital, Bijapur
  3. Tippu Sultan Shaheed educational Trust Unani Medical College, Gulbarga
  4. HMS Unani Medicine College Sadashiv Nagar, Tumkur
  5. National Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  6. Glocal University, Saharanpur
  7. Eram Unani Medical College and Hospital, Lucknow
  8. ZVM Unani Medical College and Hospital, [ZUMCAH], Pune
  9. University of Delhi, Delhi
  10. Zulfequar Haidar Unani Medical College & Hospital, Bihar
  11. Government Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram
  12. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  13. Govt. (Autonomous) Unani Medical College & Hospital, Bhopal

BUMS 2019: Course duration

Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery is a 5-year course academic programme and 1-year internship programme with live practical.

BUMS 2019: Eligibility

The minimum qualification required to get the admission to BUMS programme is 10+2 with 50% marks. The candidate must have the physics, chemistry, and biology in 12th class.

The students who have studied Urdu in class XII or having proficiency in the Urdu language will be given preference in admission.

BUMS 2019: Fees

The tuition fees by the average for Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery comes between INR 50,000 to 6.3 Lacs for the span of three years.


BUMS 2019 Syllabus

In this professional course the students are taught about the following:

  • Pharmacotherapy (llaj-bit-Dawa)
  • Cauterization
  • Purging
  • Emesis
  • Dietotherapy (llaj-bit-Ghiza)
  • Surgery (Jarahat)
  • Regimental therapy (llaj -bit- Tadbeer)
  • Venesection
  • Exercise
  • Leeching Cupping
  • Diaphoresis
  • Diuresis
  • Turkish bath
  • Massage




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