A career in Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (BUMS) after 12th Class

Scope of Unani medicine

The Alternative System of Medicine has in-depth potential in treating diseases and disorders. In the age of modernisation, stress is rooted in every domain and is one of the prominent causative factors for many health ailments.

Many colleges and universities offer quality education at the Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Ph.D. levels. After completing the BUMS course, one can pursue a career as a Unani Hakim. Pharmacists may join government hospitals, dispensaries, Unani hospitals, teaching jobs, etc. The governments have established research centres and councils to promote Unani medicine. The private sector is also hiring these professionals with lucrative job offers.

Unani medicine is holistic. It has enormous healing power without any side effects. The ancient natural medicine system has been practised for the last 6000 years. Unani is based on the principles of four senses of humour: blood in the human body, phlegm, yellow bile, and black bile. Fire, water, earth, and air are the four components of this system. It has greater significance in treating and managing diseases like infertility, weight loss, vitiligo, diabetes, kidney stones, etc.

Unani course details and eligibility

The Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery is offered by many public and private colleges and institutes in India. The eligibility of the course is that one should pass the 12th standard with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in physics, chemistry, and biology from a recognised college or university. Those candidates who have Urdu in their Intermediate exam are given preference. BUMS is 5½ years course including house surgency. After completing BUMS, one can pursue MD (Mahir-e-Tibb) and MS courses. The interested candidate may also pursue a Ph.D.

Job-oriented career in Unani medicine

With the changes in time, there is also modification in the Unani field. Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery students are also acquainted with other relevant disciplines such as physiology, preventive medicine, pharmacology, pathology, forensic medicine, and the parent discipline. All these make the BUMS candidate more knowledgeable and ready for the market economy’s demand. Some specialised fields are available after BUMS, like Moalijat, Ilmul Qabalat, Tahaffuz-wa-Samaji Tibb, Ilmul Advia, Ilmul Saidla, etc.

Career prospects in Unani medicine

The career options in Unani and its related fields, such as Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Siddha, Naturopathy, and Yoga, are bright. Since, for a large number of diseases and disorders, Unani has a big say in the management and treatment of them. The discipline is effective for lifestyle-related disorders, infertility, and other sexual problems. If you are a simple BUMS, you can join as a research officer or consultant in the public or private sector. You can make a niche as a pharmacist, hakim, or physician if you are ambitious and hardworking. You are opting for a career in Unani medicine after the 12th standard is exciting and challenging. After completing an undergraduate course, one can do a postgraduate or may pursue a PhD or other research work in the discipline.

Career options in Unani medicine

  • Unani Medical Officer
  • Director (Unani)
  • Deputy Director (Unani)
  • Assistant Director (Unani)
  • Research Officer
  • Assistant Research Officer
  • Unani Physician
  • Unani Consultant
  • Publication Officer (Unani)
  • Hakim
  • Pharmacist

Job Opportunity in Unani Medicine

Since Unani has in-depth potential in curing and treating many diseases, the significance of Unani graduates or BUMS has greater relevance and importance. Several Public Commission Services are recruiting Unani Medical Officerscentres.  Union, as well as State government research centers, have lucrative employment opportunities for the Hakims. Due to Liberalisation, Privatisation, and Globalisation, the private sector have also opened the door for deserving candidates. Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (BUMS) and Unani PG holders have job options as Unani Medical Officer, Hakims, Pharmacist, Research Officer, Assistant Research Officer, etc., in both the public and private sectors. Teaching may also be one of the options after pursuing higher studies.

Main Employer

In the government sector, one may join as a Medical Officer advertised through different Public Service Commission such as

  • Union  Public Service Commission
  • Rajasthan Public Service Commission
  • Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission
  • Calcutta Public Service Commission
  • Bihar Public Service Commission
  • Maharashtra Public Service Commission, etc.

They may also find a job in

  • Centre Research Centres, i.e. CCRUM
  • State Research Centre
  • Government Hospitals
  • Government research centre
  • Unani hospitals
  • Unani Pharmacies
  • Teaching faculty in Unani colleges/institutes
  • Unani Physician
  • Unani Consultant
  • BPOs
  • KPOs

Salary in Unani medicine

The remuneration is based on your qualifications and experience. The salary in the field is also different according to your expertise. At the initial stage, in the private sector or the government as a consultant, one may get Rs. 25,000-Rs—30 000 per month. In the government, Unani candidates are appointed as Unani Medical Officers under the pay scale of Rs. 15 600-39 100 with grade pay of Rs. 5400. However, in the private sector, one can get a suitable pay hike as per his knowledge experience and expertise.

Colleges offer Unani courses

There are many colleges and Institutes in India which are offering BUMS degrees. Here is a list of some of the top Unani colleges, institutions, and institutes.

  1. Government Nizamia Tibbia College, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
    Courses Available:  60 UG seats
  2. Dr Abdul Haq Unani Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
    Ayurveda and Unani Tibbia College (Unani), Delhi
    Courses Available:  40 UG seats and three seats in one PG, i.e. Ilmul Advia
  3. Faculty of Medicine (Unani), Jamia Hamdard, Delhi, Courses Available:  50 UG seats and two seats in one PG, i.e. Moalijat
  4. Unani Medical College and Hospital, Srinagar, J&K
    Courses Available:  40 UG seats
  5. Kashmir Tibbia College, Srinagar, J&K
  6. National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore, Karnataka, Courses Available: 5 PG courses 38 seats Moalijat (8 seats), Ilmul Qabalat (5 seats), Tahaffuz wa Samaji Tibb (5 seats), Ilmul Advia (8 seats) Ilmul Saidla (4 seats)
  7. Tipu Sultan Saheed Educational Trust’s Unani Medical College, Gulbarga, Karnataka, Courses Available: 40 UG seats
  8. Luqman Unani Medical College & Hospital, Bijapur, Karnataka, Courses Available: 40 UG seats
  9. Hakim Abdul Hamid Unani Medical College, Dewas, Madhya Pradesh, Courses Available: 40 UG seats
  10. Saifia Hamidia Unani Tibbia College & Hospital, Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, Courses Available: 50 UG seats
  11. Al-Farooq Unani Tibbia College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh,  Courses Available: 50 UG seats
  12. Hakim Syed Ziaul Hassan Government Unani Medical College, Bhopal
  13. Anjuman-I-Islam’s Dr Ishaq Jam Khanawala Tibbia Unani Medical College & Haji Abdul Razak, Mumbai, Courses Available: 50 UG seats
  14. Yunu s Fazlani Unani Medical College,  Aurangabad
  15. Moh ammonia Tibbia College& Assayer Hospital,  Nasik
  16. Iqra Society’s Unani Medical College, Jalgaon, Maharashtra
  17. Ahmed Gharib Unani Medical College & AS-Salam Hospital, Nandurbar, Maharashtra
  18. Zule ikhabai Valy Md. Unani Medical College Medical College & Hospital, Pune,
  19. Govt. Unani Medical College, Chennai, Courses Available: 26 UG seats
  20. State Unani Medical College, Allahabad, Courses Available: 40 UG seats
  21. Ajmal Khan Tibiya College, Aligarh, Courses Available: 50 UG seats
  22. Deoband Unani Medical College, Courses Available: 40 UG seats
  23. Sham-e-Ghausia Minority Unani Medical College, Ghazipur, Courses Available: 40 UG seats
  24. Jamia Tibbia Deoband, Deoband, Courses Available: 50 UG seats and two seats in one PG course (Moalijat)
  25. Ibn-e-Sina Tibbia College and Hospital, Azamgarh
  26. Allam a Iqbal Unani Medical College,  Muzaffarnagar
  27. Eram Unani Medical College & Hospital, Lucknow
  28. Dr. Abdul Ali Tibbiya College & Hospital, Lucknow
  29. Aligarh Unani Medical College, Aligarh
  30. Calcutta Unani Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, Courses Available: 40 UG seats
  31. Government Tibbia College, Patna
  32. Zulfequar Haider Unani Medical College & Hospital, Siwan,
  33. Salfia Unani Medical College & Hospital, Darbhanga
  34. Nezamia Unani Medical College, Gaya
  35. Mohsine Millat Unani Tibb Education Society, Raipur
  36. Rajasthan Unani Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur
  37. Rajputana Unani Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Jaipur

49 thoughts on “A career in Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (BUMS) after 12th Class”

    • My name is MOHD FUZAIL ,My father name KHAIRUL BASHAR vill Bhira post walid pur mau India P C 276405 I am power boy so I want B U M S my vilage not any Doctor so I want becom a good Doctor so mai aap se reqvest karta ho ki ap mughai admission ki ajazate dai Allah hafiz

  1. My name is md tauwab so i want bums my village is not any doctor so i want becom a good doctor so ye sab jaankar mere ghar wale gaw wale bahut khuss ho ki mai jamiya padhta ho…

    • I am Samsuddin
      From:- Bihar mujhe BUMS ke liye jamia hamdard me Admission lena hai
      please you can help me
      please contact no send me

  2. Plz encourage unani.it has great power to treatment of various diseases ….aapne up ka top bums collg to escape hi kr diya…..takmil uttib unani medical collg n hospital….jhn cpmt k through selection hota h..

    • Muhammad Danish ji mai Nagpur se maine Xth urdu midium se kiya aur XIIth englisg mid se mere percenteg 55% hsc mai aur pcb mai 45% aur CET mai 56 marks milay to kiya hmara admission hosacta hai

  3. Dear sir my name is Fayyaz Ali I am from utter Pradesh I want to do bums courses 54% marks in PCB so I want low buddged college please gaid me thanks.

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    Assalamu alekum sir ….my name is Alraaz khan I’m from Maharashtra …..hum utne rich family se to belong nhi krte h …but doctor bnne ki ichha dil se krte h. …so plzzzzz…..kya aap bta skte h k hmara admission bums clg m honga ya nhi ….hmne Hsc 84% nd ssc 64% se paas kiya h nd CET m 66 marks liya h ……so plzzzzz reply me……

    • Hi Sir mai Bsc under graduat Mahashtra stat pharmacy Diploma Dpharm pass hu I am registered pharmacist

  5. sir please tell me how can i get admission in unani cllg in this year(2016)
    there is no form available for admission in unani.

  6. Im double grduate in cbz n basic bsc nursing…working as staff nurse want to know is der any scope to persue BUMS degree…pzzz suggest

  7. my fiance is 12th Pass and got seat in unani. I am from Hyderabad and she is from different state and got seat over their. considering the course duration (5 and half years) family members decided to drop her education, as no hope for seat in Hyderabad. I want to make her continue her stuidies in unani. Request to help us with FEE structure.

  8. my daughter tabassum Fatima passed cbse exam with 74 percent marks in PCB wanting admission in BUMS in Madhya praesh she is not having Urdu subject in high school

  9. My name is hey madam I study intimate in MPC group but I am eligible the because I am eligible that this course b u m s

    • Hi,

      You can take admission in

      Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Science
      Jamia Tibbiya Deoband
      Unani Department of Hamdard University

  10. Aap ke college me addmisation karna hai B.U.M.S me mera 12th me 57.08% hai kay mera addmisation ho sakta hai.

    • Dear Ansari,

      We have not any colleges. However, for admission in BUMS the eligibility of the course is that one should pass 12th standard with minimum 50% marks in aggregate in physics, chemistry and biology from a recognized college or university. Those candidates who have Urdu in their Intermediate exam are given preference.

    • Hi Akhilesh

      The eligibility of the course is that one should pass 12th standard with minimum 50% marks in aggregate in physics, chemistry and biology from a recognized college or university. Those candidates who have Urdu in their Intermediate exam are given preference.


  12. Assalamu alikum i am Ayesha I completed the 2 year. I got 88.2%.I want to become good doctor in village I am not very rich please give free seat.Allah Hafz

  13. Assalamu alikum sir…i completed my intermediate with 95%& i have urdu in my intermediate exams&i am also qualified in neet..can i get this course

  14. i am student in bangladesh ,i study in dums course ,now,i about know that diploma holder can apply bums coure. please informe me.

  15. i have intrest in this unani course but i not have that much knowledge .
    plz give me some knowledge .i search in internet about this course . but i was not satisfied

  16. Hi Sir mai Bsc under graduat Mahashtra stat pharmacy Diploma Dpharm pass hu I am registered pharmacist


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