Career in BUMS: Admission, Career Scope & Salary

The Unani medicine system is one of the ancient medication system adopted by the South-Asia and Middle-East countries of the world. This system has originated from the Greek by the great physician “Hippocrates”. It is also known as the “Hikmat” or Unani Tibb Medicine. It has the 6000 years back history.BUMS

This system refers to the Roman medication system developed by the Roman physician “Galen”. In the middle age era and by the development of this system, the Arabic and Persian physician have been adopted and flagged this system.

BUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery) is an undergraduate degree programme in the field of Unani medicine and surgery. This degree covers the medical knowledge of the Unani system. To pursue and owe this degree is quite enough to become a doctor (Hakim) in the Unani medical field.

Unani is the system of alternative medicines. The patients are taken care by enhancing the natural healing power of the human body. 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.

“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”.

Unani is the fourth most popular medication system in India after the allopathic, ayurvedic and homeopathic system. According to this system there are four elements in human body as the Blood, Phlegm, yellow bile and the black bile. This is similar to the Ayurveda in term of the four elements and as popular as the Ayurveda.

The Unani medicine system has come in India around the 12th century under the rule of Mughal empires’ King, Allauddin Khilji. According to this system the treatment of any disease through this system depends on the proper diagnosis. The clinical features as the sign, symptoms, laboratory features and mijaz are important to diagnose any disease.

Unani system has been showing outstanding results in curing diseases like:

  • Eczema
  • Vitiligo
  • Rheumatoid
  • Leucoderma
  • Arthritis
  • Psoriasis
  • Bronchial Asthma
  • Jaundice
  • Filariasis
  • Acute and chronic diseases
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Duration & Eligibility

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There are numerous colleges in India and abroad offering the diploma and degree programmes in the Unani system of medical care. These days many of Indian young people are attracting to the Unani system. Unani medical studies are being adopted very fast by the young student’s generation. There are various study programs like diplomas, undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes are available in this field.


Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (BUMS) is one of the popular degrees in the field of Unani medicine. It is the UG degree which is almost sufficient to get the job. This degree is awarded after the completion of 5.5 years academic programme containing the 4 .5 year academic session and 1 year internship programme with live practical. The undergraduate programme in Unani system can be pursued through the distance education system.


The basic requirement for the eligibility to get the admission to BUMS programme is qualifying the 10+2 examination with 50% marks. The candidate must have the physics, chemistry and biology in 12th class. The students who have the language Urdu in 12th class or having proficiency in Urdu language has given the preference in admission.

The regulation body of Unani education is Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) in India. There are just 35 medical colleges in India which offer the educational programme in Unani system. Some reputed institutions offers admission through the national and state level entrance examination. Students can appear in NEET 2024 (National Level Exam), KEAM 2024 (state level exam) for admission in BUMS course. The candidate should be minimum 17 years old.

Also Check:

  • BVP CET 2024 (Bharati Vidyapeeth Common Entrance Test )
  • OJEE 2024 (Odisha Joint Entrance Examination)
  • IPU CET 2024 (Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test )

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

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

The selection of the candidates is based on the merit in the qualifying examination as 12th and followed by the personal interview.

Beside this course, there are the following courses available in this field:

  • Diploma in Unani Medicine and Surgery
  • Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Unani Medicine and Surgery
  • Master of Medicine in Unani
  • Doctor of Medicine (Unani)

Career & Jobs

The career opportunity after the completion of BUMS is not only in India but also in abroad. Many organizations and research institutions are working in the manufacturing and research field in abroad are requiring the professional in this field.

The candidate having the BUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery) degree is eligible to be called as a Hakeem (Doctor) and eligible to do the private practice. A Unani practitioner may look the career as a medical representative or as a doctor in private or government hospital.

The professionals in this field can work in companies those deal with the Unani preparations. He/she may get the job in Unani colleges as a professor or the researcher. A large number of people are not satisfied with the allopathic treatment. This gives the birth to the alternative treatment.

Job profiles:

The job profiles after completing the BUMS programme are as the following:

  • Hakeem
  • Consultant
  • Lecturer
  • Scientist
  • Therapist
  • Private practice
  • Pharmacist
  • Medical assistant
  • Public health specialist
  • Spa director


The salary in medical field is the benchmark among the other fields. Unani field also owes this regard. In government sector the salary of a Unani doctor is 22000 to 25000 per month while in the private sector the salary starts from the 20000 per month.

With the experience of 2-4 year, one can get the handsome salary like 50000 to 55000 per month. The remuneration is depend on the status of the recruitment company and your hands in your specialized field.

Recruiters or Employers:

Here some of the employment areas for the professionals who have done the BUMS programme:

  • Unani Medical colleges
  • Unani Charitable institutions
  • Unani Clinic
  • Unani medicine store
  • Unani and ayurvedic Research institutes
  • Unani Consultancies
  • Unani medicine system education Training institutes
  • Life science industries
  • Healthcare community
  • Unani Pharmaceutical industries like Hamdard
  • Unani Government hospitals
  • Unani private hospital
  • Nursing home in Unani care
  • Unani dispensaries


  1. क्या हम BUMS के बाद DGO के लिए आवेदन कर सकते हैं? यदि हाँ तो किस कॉलेज से ?

  2. Sir I have completed my m pharma (pharmacology ) and now I am interested to do busm , can you explain more about it .

  3. I got 160 mark in Neet. Will i eligible for BUMS. And i have obc cast. If i eligible.,plz notified me in which college.

  4. 12th exam English medium se diya tha but mujhe BUMS me admission lena hai kya mai urdu ka exam de ke hosakta hai agar yes to kaunsa std ka 10th ya 12th ka dena hoga.
    Pls reply.

  5. V wnt BUMS seat 2016 in blore at any cost sooo wen is d open round so dt vl b selected easily plzzzz do it soon v hv 2 join v r awaiting frm 6 mnths 2 join

  6. sir plz meko bata den ki BUMS me select hone k liye 10th me urdu compulsory h kyun ki mere paas hindi thi optional me bt urdu aati h mujhe or mera bums entrance bhi a6a hua h to kya mera selection nhi hoga kya

  7. Sir mai bums 2year ka student hu mera course end hone k bd mujhe kis trh Ki job milegi sir gov.job mil socti h

    1. Sir,
      Main BUMS course ke liye addmissoin lena chahta hu,maine 12th 64.4% se pass kiya h aur biology me 74% hai ,so sir aap mujhe advise de sakte ho ki main kaise isme addmissoin le sakta hu aur kaun sa college better h,aur sir aap kis college me h..

  8. After bums can i take addmission in MS (master of surgery )or d ortho like that courses. Plzz tell me …

  9. Assalam u alaikum. I have done PG in unaki medicine plz tell me any available gov job fir me… Plz … Mazak allah hu khair

  10. Sir plz tell me I have took admission in bums would I b able to practise allopathy in future?

  11. Sir I want to do BUMS course coresponding pls give me answer bums does coresponding now I am working nursing professor at govt sector at gujarat

  12. Hey friends um about to complt my ug degree …vn any1 gve infrmatn about pg degree in bums..I mean vch colg is d best and vat z d procedure plz

  13. I have completed h.s.c with science and i have got 66.67% and i got 94 in mh.cet and i want to do bums in maharastra.can i get admission in maharastra.plz reply me of any collge is in your mind and tell the fees structure also

  14. i am bums graduate oct 1997 pass out i am working different countary with ACLS BCLS CGO CCH PGDEMS MB HEALTH SO pls not hezited all bums docter joint all course and search a job in permedic like a 108 ambulance air ambulance iccu

  15. Sir I am a +2student I like bums in carrer but I don’t know Urdu or Arabic.I know only English.what can I do sir

  16. Which all counties is BUMS accepted to practice, also is there any general courses I can do in India to be eligible for work in Canada & US

  17. I have done commerce , MA litrature want to do tibb course n want to earn good salary also….
    Can I do tibb course if yes pls suggest the best diploma in tibb…

  18. Hello,would anyone let me know if there is anything I can go for in Australia after completing the BUMS.I have looked up a lot I couldn’t. This is not recognized here neither they know that it exist.please let me know if I can get to study something to get any jobs please…

  19. im thinking of bums or bhms for my further medicinal education . which one would be better. does bums have arabic/urdu words which might get hard to cope with?

  20. Sir I am a BA Graduate. I am interested in Unani Medication. I want to do some degree in unani medicine is it possible please let me know.

  21. I m done with my unani bachelor .n i wnna do job in abroad as a hakeem..wich countries having a job for unani hakims and what the process for it

  22. i am unani graduate & i am looking for any PG diploma course which can be done through distance.please suggest. says:

    Kindly guide….

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