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Unani : Eligibility & Course Areas

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Candidates seeking admission to a Bachelor course in Unani Medicine are required to pass their Intermediate / Senior School Certificate Examination (C.B.S.E.) / Indian School Certificate Examination (SC) Plus two or equivalent examination. Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) regulates the education of Unani in India. There are about 35 recognised colleges of Unani medicine in India. 

Candidates must pass the above exams with 50% and above marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized institute to get admission to BUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery). BUMS (Kamil-E-Tibb-O-Jarahat) is of 5 and half year duration including house surgency. Students can also pursue MD (Mahir-e-Tibb) and MS courses which is of three year duration, after getting a BUMS degree. Those who have studied Urdu as a language in their 10+2 examination are given preference. Medium of instruction is mostly in Urdu but English is also used. There are also training courses for compounders or pharmacists in Unani medicine.

Personal attributes

One should have a leaning towards medicine and natural remedies for diseases. Unani practitioners as with any other medical field must have empathy and compassion, must be hard working, dedicated, patient and above all, have a service mentality or a zeal to cure the patients. He/she must be of positive attitude.

Unani: Job Prospects & Career Options

Once you hold a Bachelors degree in Unani medicine, your chances of embarking upon a wonderful career in the medical field are immense. Both state and central government offer employment for Unani degree holders, otherwise called as Hakims. After graduation one can find jobs in government dispensaries, Unani hospitals, health department, private nursing homes, Unani pharmacies, research centers as Unani hakims and pharmacists. They can also join the teaching department at any Unani institute.

BUMS graduate degree is equivalent to a MBBS degree. Therefore with this degree one can  start practice in Unani medicine as Unani physician or consultant. Health services, primary state health centres, hospitals, national rural health mission, etc. also absorb the BUMS graduates as  medical officers.  They can also join pharmaceutical companies manufacturing Unani medicines. One with a degree in Unani can open medical shop of Unani medicines.

Unani : Remuneration

Remuneration in Unani medicine largely depends upon the standard of the organizations and the person's experience in the field. The average package for the beginner would be around 2.4 -3 lakhs per annum.

Unani : Institutes

There are several colleges imparting quality education in the field of Unani through undergraduate and postgraduate courses. To get the list of colleges click on the course name.

 » Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery- BUMS (Kamil-E-Tibb-O-Jarahat) )

  » MD Unani (Mahir-e-Tibb)

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