Bachelor in Unani Medicine (BUMS)
The Bachelor in Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS) is also known as Kamil-e-Tib-o-Jarahat. This program is yet another option for those electing to get an undergraduate degree in alternative medicine. BUMS, like all alternative medical undergraduate programs that fall into the AYUSH category - Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy - is monitored by the Central Council of Indian Medicine. Unani focuses on four different treatment therapies in its field: massage, diuresis, Turkish bath, pharmaco-therapy, diet therapy, purging, regimental therapy venasection, exercise; use of herbal, animal and mineral drugs, and surgery.
Eligibility criteria to pursue BUMS
The length of this program is about five and a half years, including one year for a compulsory rotating internship. The cost varies by institution. The requirements for admission into this programme are that the student has taken and passed (with at least 50 percent marks) the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) or 10+2 in the science stream. Necessary subjects are biology, chemistry, physics, Urdu and English. Another way to have the necessary educational background is to pass the Pre-Tib one-year exam. The student must also be at least 17 years of age at time of admission for the BUMS course. For some institutions, the applicant must also submit a certificate that he/she has passed the 8th Class Examination with Hindi as well.