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 modernization, stress is rooted in every domain and one of the prominent causative factors for many health ailments.

Many colleges and universities are offering quality education in the field of Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Ph.D. levels. After completing the BUMS course, one can pursue his/her career as Unani Hakim, Pharmacist may join in government hospitals, dispensaries, Unani hospitals, teaching jobs, etc. The governments have established research centres and council for the promotion of Unani medicine. The private sector is also hiring these professionals with lucrative job offers.

Unani medicine is holistic in nature. It has enormous healing power without any side effects. The ancient system of natural medicine has been practicing since the last 6000 years. Unani is based on the principles of four senses of humor: 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 the treatment and management of diseases like infertility, weight loss, vitiligo, diabetes, kidney stone, 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 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. BUMS is of 5½ years course including house surgency. After completing BUMS, one can also pursue MD (Mahir-e-Tibb) and MS courses. The interested candidate may also pursue Ph.D.

Job oriented career in Unani medicine

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

Career prospect 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 quite effective for lifestyle-related disorders, infertility, and other sexual problems. If you are simple BUMS, you can join as a research officer or consultant either in the public or private sector. If you are ambitious and hardworking, you can make a niche as a pharmacist, hakim, or physician. Opting a career in Unani medicine after the 12th standard is interesting and challenging. After completing an undergraduate course, one can do postgraduate or may pursue Ph.D. 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 treatment of many diseases therefore the significance of Unani graduates or BUMS has greater relevance and significance. A number of Public Commission Services are recruiting Unani Medical Officer.  Union, as well as State government research centres, have lucrative employment opportunities for the Hakims. Due to Liberalisation, Privatisation, and Globalisation; the private sectors have also opened the door for deserving candidates. Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (BUMS) and Unani PG holder have job options as Unani Medical Officer, Hakims, Pharmacist, Research Officer, Assistant Research Officer, etc. in both the public sector and private one. Teaching may also be one of the options after pursuing higher studies.

Main Employer

In the government sector, one may join as 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 found 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 depends upon your qualifications and experience. The salary in the field is also varying as per your expertise. At the initial stage, in the private sector or in 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 Officer 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 knowledgeable experience and expertise.

Colleges offer Unani courses

There are many colleges and Institutes in India which are offering BUMS degree. Here given the 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 3 seats in one PG i.e. Ilmul Advia
  3. Faculty of Medicine (Unani), Jamia Hamdard, Delhi, Courses Available:  50 UG seats and 2 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 ammadia 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 2 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


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