Career Option in Unani Medicine

A. Field description:

The Unani System of medicine owes, as its name suggests, its origin to Greece. It was the Greek Philosopher-physician Hippocrates who freed Medicine from the realm of superstition and magic, and gave it the status of Science. The base used in Unani medicine is often honey. Honey is considered by some to have healing properties and hence is used in food and medicines practiced in the Islamic world. Real pearls and metal are also used in the making of Unani medicine based on the kind of ailment it is aimed to heal.

B. Education Guide

Education Details & Eligibility:

To become a Unani professional one should have a graduate degree (B.U.M.S.) or at least a Diploma in Unani science. The degree and postgraduate degree courses are offered by the private and individual institutes across India.

Basic eligibility criteria:

+2 (Higher Secondary students) with only Bio or Bio + maths group as the majors or Diploma holders in Biology or related fields are eligible to do a course in Unani Medicine.

Course Duration:

Unani offers both U.G and P.G programs across various universities.They are as follows:

Bachelor program in Unani medicine:

BUMS(Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery).


four and half year duration with one year internship.

Post graduate program in Unani medicine:

M.D. (Unani)


Three years.

Approximate Education Expenses:

The Total expense for doing Bachelor degree in Unani Medicine is as follows B.U.M.S - Rs.50000/ per year - (5 + Years)
M.S - Rs.65000/ per year - (3 Years) Bank loans and private loans can be easily arranged by directly contacting the banks through the college administrative.

Additional skills:

To be a successful Unani practitioner, one must have a strong power of concentration, self-confidence, responsibility,caring nature, good communication and counseling skills, and have the ability to make intelligent decisions.

Higher Education Options:

After successful completion of the Bachelor degree, the options for higher education are plenty. A person with the above degree can opt for Masters in Unani.

C. Institutions that Offers this Education

Almost all the general universities offer Bachelor degree in Unani Some of them are as follows:

  • UnaniMedical College
    Srinagar (J & K)
  • Government Unani Medical College
  • LuqmanMedical College & Hospital
  • National Institute of Unani Medicines
  • Secab Association's Luqman Unani Medical College
  • Tipu Sulthan Shaheed Education Trust's Unani Medical College
  • Hakim Abdul Hamid Unani Medical College
  • MohammediaTibbia College & Assayer Hospital
  • Saifia Hamidia Unani Tibbi College
  • Anjuman-I-Islam's Dr. Ishq Jam Khanawala Tibbia Unani Medical College& Haji Abul Mumbai
  • Iqra Society's Unani Medical College Hospital Research Centre,
    Washim Road, Pusad 445204
  • Unani Medical College
    Parbhani 431401
  • Government Unani Medical College
  • State Takmil-UT TIB-College & Hospital
  • state Unani Medical College
D. Job Opportunities and Job Roles:

The fresh graduates/post graduates of Unani are generally employed in Unani hospitals/clinics (Both private and Govt.) as

  • Junior doctors
  • Junior surgeons (Or)
  • One can join numerous colleges and institutions all over the country, which impart education in this discipline.
  • Open your own clinic in a well-populated neighborhood which may give you good earnings as well as reputation.
  • Open one's own retail shop of Unani medicines.
  • Join Pharmaceutical companies manufacturing Unani medicines.
E. Approximate Salary Range:

The remuneration of an Ayurvedic doctor appointed in government hospital/department is varies between Rs.8, 000 Rs.13, 000. In private practice the earning is more and depends totally on experience and the effort put into action.

F. Related Links:

Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine

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