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About Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S.)

Unani System of Medicine & Surgery is one of the oldest medication systems in the world. Unani System originated in Greece and from there the system of medication was adopted by Middle-East and South-Asian countries.
B.U.M.S is a five-year undergraduate degree program that deals with the medical knowledge and applications of the Unani system and surgery. Unani system of medicine is different from regular medications (allopathy). In this, the healing process is done through the natural processes/ natural power of the body. As per the Unani System, the body has the power to heal itself. All that the human needs to do is identify the healing power within themselves and enhance it. It is known for treating various deadly diseases and disorders in a natural way as every man in the modern age is inflicted with the stress and anxieties which is a root cause of various diseases.
The system of medicine has been in practice since 6,000 years and is mainly based on the four components that are: earth, fire, water, and air. It is known for the treatment of weight loss, kidney stone, diabetes, psoriasis, arthritis and others.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery Course Highlights

Check out all important details about the B.H.M.S from the table given below.
Course Description
Course Name
Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery 
Short Name
Course Level
Course Type
Degree Programme
Unani Medicine
Course Duration
5.5 Years (4.5 Years for Academics and 1 Year for Internship)
Internship Duration
1 Year
Course Mode
Minimum Qualification Required
Class XII
Minimum Age
17 Years
Selection Process
Admission Through Entrance Exams
Relevant Field
Job Types
Consultant, Scientist, Hakeem, Therapist, Medical Assistant, Spa Director, Public Health Specialist, Pharmacist, etc.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S.) Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification Required:
  • 10+2
  • Minimum Marks Required (Aggregate): 
  • 50% to 55%, varies from college to college. It is mandatory to have studied science stream (physics, chemistry, biology) in class 12th
  • Minimum Age:
  • 17 Years
  • Age Limit:
  • Few colleges have an age limit as their eligibility criteria, it may vary from college to college.

    B.U.M.S. Admission Processes in India

    AYUSH courses across India are among highly sought after medical courses and as per government regulations, all candidates aspiring to pursue the course must appear for an entrance test. All admission, whether in private or government medical colleges in India, will be made on the basis of scores obtained either in national-level, state-level or university-level entrance tests, that are approved by the Ministry of AYUSH.
    Check out the BUMS admission processes in India and the steps that you will be required to complete to successfully pursue a UG medical course in Unani in the country.

    B.U.M.S. Entrance Exam

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