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 is 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 2021 (National Level Exam), KEAM 2021 (state level exam) for admission in BUMS course. The candidate should be minimum 17 years old.

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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 12000 to 15000 per month while in the private sector the salary starts from the 15000 per month.

With the experience of 2-4 year, one can get the handsome salary like 20000 to 25000 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
Displaying 265 Comments
  1. md musharraf salami says:

    Sir I m science student
    And I like BUMS
    This is my genratic job
    Just called Hakimi
    My father’s Hakim

  2. shadab alam says:

    Guys…last years i mean 2016 in i passed intermidiate
    Science side (biology )
    Afrer that i passed th e 10th class from urdu subject
    Guys please tell me about b.u.m.s course
    I thinking i can do b.u.m.s coruse from daoband unani medical college

    Please guys tell me that course better for me …thanks
    Please tell.

  3. Azeez unnisa says:

    In SSC and Intermediate my first language is not urdu so can I eligible for BUMS?…But I know urdu..

  4. Shaista says:

    I have written NEET but I did not appear for state level exam. I would like to know if I’m eligible to join BUMS.

  5. Asfiya says:

    Good morning -i studied urdu as a 1st language but in inter i choosed arabic.does im eligible to write bums

    • Your Name...shahvez ahmad says:

      In admission bums for compalsary urdu 10/12 class (
      passed in one subject urdu)

  6. shabeena aafreen s n says:

    i knw urdu very well because am muslim but i dint read it in 12 exams can i haveany collages for bums

  7. yahya says:

    I have learned urdu as a first language till tenth…
    Am I eligible for the course..
    Is there a better future after completing BUMS (I know that God only knows that…but just as formality)
    Can I go to Saudi after completing bums….

  8. samiamir says:

    Where shoul we get admission for (bums)jisse kam paise me hu jaye

  9. samiamir says:

    I wanna become a bums dr.then wt ii do for this courses when shuold we get the addmission plzzz telll ans….. fst

  10. bums says:

    bums course

  11. I ajmal says:

    Kya ham maulvi 10+2 biharboard urdu se bums kar sakte hn…????please replyyy

    • Sarvgyan says:

      You can.

      • shabeena aafreen s n says:

        sir plsss say something

      • Syed faheem says:

        Good afternoon sir
        Sir I am already certified ssc in 1993 but I have experience in unani medicine and practical work. Made all products Majun. Huboob.sufoof.many type of product all made in Saudi Arabia I have experience 18 years before I have one shop dawasaz. So please tell which type of course do it for me better for me already i give patients medicine alhamdulillah success but I want certification so please cooperate with me thank you

  12. AZEEM AHMED says:

    Till the end of my 12th i am not of 17 still of 16. Is there is any options for me to doing BUMS


    Till the end of my 12th i am not of 17 still of 16. Is there is any options for me to doing BUMS

  14. Ayesha says:

    Sir, I have not done physics in my 12th grade, can i study BUMS?

  15. shariq khan says:

    I have completed 10+2 but age not completed 17 yr what I do for addmision bums

  16. md masud alam says:

    I won’t to now about further studies after BUMS …..And career scope

  17. Mohd Shamim Usmani says:

    sir I am a B.A final year student from CCS university
    nd other I have completed Adeeb Kamil from Jamia Urdu Aligarh.
    Now I want to do BUMS so please suggest me can I do that….?

  18. Angela says:

    I m a bums student…can i get a get a job in dubai…n if i can then how much i can get the salary there…plz rply me fast

  19. Insha says:

    BUMS/bsc radiology which one is better plz answer

  20. Manzoor says:

    BUMS/bsc radiology which one is better plz answer

  21. Asha says:

    Please suggestme im 34 year I completed my graduation and postgraduates but I want to o bums diploma is it possible ornot for me to do as I wanted to become docter asmy fathers wish it was please help

  22. Rafiqur Rahman Bokul,Pharmacist says:

    Sir,i want to read BUMS course by distance,is it possible or not.pls sir reply.

  23. Zoya Tabassum says:

    I want to know about further studies after BUMS…And career scope

  24. shan says:

    Sir after bums can I get bright future or not.

  25. Sadia says:

    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

  26. suhel mohammad says:

    how to apply for unani cource

  27. anabiya says:

    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

  28. kya BUMS me select hone k liye 10th me urdu hona compulsory hai coz mere paas optional me hindi thi bt mujhe urdu aati h or mera bums etrance bhi a6a hua h

    • Asfiya says:

      Good morning,sir i completed my 10th as a 1st language urdu but i choosed arabic in my inter so does im eligible to write bums? What are the entrance exams that we have to write for bums as well as bhms – thank u

  29. Subodh kumar says:

    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

    • gulshan kumar says:

      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..

  30. safiya says:

    i m maulvi n alim.. on this basis can i take admission in unani medicine

  31. Amin Shah says:

    Sir..I have take admission in BUMS but i cant handle URDU language…so i can???

  32. Saad says:

    What is the difference between BUMS and mbbs please explain

  33. Abdul Zabbar says:

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

  34. zeba says:

    hello… I want to take B.U.M.S is it necessary to give entrance or can directly take admission..??

  35. shoaibullakm says:

    I am interesting to do BUMS distancedistance ednucation in karnataka please suggest.

  36. Sayed zubair says:

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

  37. insha shaikh says:

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

  38. jabir sunasara says:

    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

  39. Dr.zoofi says:

    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

  40. fatima says:

    Ksa me scope nhi hai na…koi batsakte hu ksa me place?

  41. fatima says:

    Bums k bad m.s karna chahri koi private clgs k name batasakte hu?

  42. suggest kare says:

    mai md/ms degree bums me lena chahati hu,please suggest

  43. choudhary fazloor rehman says:

    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

  44. dr aqeel khilji says:

    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

  45. Prerna says:

    i want to do BUMS course bt i don’t know urdu…. is urdu is compulsary for this course??

  46. Sad says:

    Courses after bums and what is the scope of naturopathy plz give reply

  47. Mauj says:

    I had done bums n i want to do regimental therapy course any body know any institution in maharashtra

  48. md athar says:

    Can I apply for MD and then for psychiatrist after BUMS degree?

  49. Shayan Iqbal says:

    Are there any colleges for doing PG in Unani medicine in USA or Canada.

  50. Shayan Iqbal says:

    Do I have a scope in US or Canada after completion of BUMS in India??

  51. fasna gafoor says:

    Pls reply me sir

  52. Fasna gafoor says:

    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

  53. Tabish says:

    Is urdu is compulsory as a eligible criteria for BUMS

  54. Fatima says:

    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

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  56. Tarannum khan says:

    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…

  57. dr malik says:

    Sir I’m BUMS doctor I want to get job in south Africa can I get job please tell me

  58. MOHD ASIF says:


  59. Arshiya says:

    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…

  60. Takreem says:

    bhai unani me koi diploma ab nahi hota
    sirf hadard me ek cirtificate course hotahe CCUD jiska koi khas scope nahi he

  61. Takreemushshan khan says:

    hi it is a good site
    i m glade to see it

  62. dr shaheda says:

    Plz kindly give information to me I complete d bums and apgdemc. Now I will eligible for DGO or not plz and me

  63. bushra says:

    Bums ki list kab tak aayegi? Kisi ko kuch idea h???

  64. Mubasshir hasan says:

    what is better ..BAMS or BUMS pls give me fst ans

  65. Siddhita says:

    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?

  66. Raimundo Leema says:

    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.

  67. ribzz says:

    Do unani doctors (bums) work in ksa? Do they get job in ksa?? Plz ans.

  68. nilofer says:

    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

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

    Kindly guide….

  70. danish says:

    i have done 1 year diploma in unani medicine what can i do after this diploma i did not do 12 from science

  71. dr nimra rabbani says:

    Can we apply for DGO after BUMS? If yes then frm which college?

    • Hanif Khan says:

      Sorry, for doing DGO the candidates must have the MBBS.

    • Tuba says:

      I do not have urdu qualification is there any college which would consider me for bums admission

      • Your Name...Wasim says:

        Yes for sure… Go to luqman unani medical college Bijapur Karnataka

      • mohd shujauddin says:

        Sorry Tuba ….
        If you don’t have the basic knowledge of Urdu at least +2 level, then you must know there is no chance for you in BUMS . Because BUMS is a professional course which is based on Urdu.

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