Unani medicine, an ancient healing system with roots in Greco-Arabic traditions, offers a comprehensive approach to healthcare focusing on the balance of bodily humors and natural elements. If you aspire to pursue a career in Unani medicine, here’s a concise guide to BUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery) education in India:

Table of Contents

1. Quick Summary
2. Admission Criteria
3. Entrance Exam
4. Counselling
5. Courses
6. Career Path

Quick Summary

Total Colleges47
Total Seats2840
Entrance ExaminationNEET
Counselling AuthoritiesAyush Admissions Central Counselling Committee (AACCC), State Counselling Authorities
Top UG CourseBUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery)
HSC/PUC Subjects RequiredPhysics, Chemistry, Biology / Botany & Zoology
Salary RangeUG – Rs 1.8 LPA To Rs 6 LPA
PG – Rs 3 LPA To Rs 12 LPA

Admission Criteria

Qualifying score in All India Level Medical Entrance Examination, NEET.

Should have passed Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Botany & Zoology with greater than 60% marks.

UG Entrance Examination

National Eligibility Entrance Test(NEET) is the single-window entrance exam to get BUMS course in any government as well as private medical colleges in India.

UG Admission Counselling

  • AACCC: Ayush Admissions Central Counselling Committee of the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India, conducts counselling for All India Level Ayurveda seats.
    State Counselling Authorities conduct counselling for Ayurveda course seats in state government and private colleges within their respective states.

UG Level Courses

  • BUMS is typically a 5.5-year undergraduate degree program, inclusive of a mandatory one-year internship.

Career Path

Upon completion of BUMS, graduates can practice as Unani doctors or pursue advanced studies.
  • Post-graduation options include MD (Unani) or MS (Unani) with specializations such as Ilmul Advia (Pharmacology), Kulliyat (Basic Principles), and Tahaffuzi wa Samaji Tib (Preventive and Social Medicine).
  • Specialized fields like Amraz-e-Niswan (Gynecology) and Amraz-e-Atfal (Pediatrics) provide avenues for focused expertise.
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