BHMS or Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery is an undergraduate academic degree course which covers medical knowledge of the homeopathic system. BHMS course is of 5½ year duration which includes an internship. The course can be pursued after completion of 10+2 level of education with 50% marks in aggregate. Admission to the program is based on entrance exams like NEET,KEAM etc. The average BHMS course fee ranges between INR 2 to 3 lacs.
After completing the course, candidates have a lot of career options and can jobs under various profiles such as Lecturer, Scientist, Doctor, Therapist to name a few. The average salary package offered to these employees ranges between INR 3.5 to 5 Lacs.
Homeopathy is a different kind of system of medicine which involves treating patients with medicines made of highly diluted substances in mainly tablet form that triggers the body’s natural system of healing. BHMS course allows candidates to choose any specialization such as Homoeopathic Pharmacy, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Skin Specialist and Infertility to take care of patients with their homoeopathic study knowledge exposure.
BHMS Eligibility Criteria
Candidates are required to fulfill the below mentioned minimum eligibility criteria required for admission into the course.
- 10+2 or any equivalent degree from a recognized university.
- An aggregate score 50% at 10+2 level
- Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as the compulsory subjects.
- Minimum age limit is 17 years
BHMS Admission Process
Admission to some of the top institutes for BHMS course is done through entrance exam. Candidates need to go through different entrance exams conducted at the national level and state level.
Candidates are selected based on marks obtained in the respective entrance exam which is followed by a round of Group Discussion and Personal Interview. With this, skills and abilities of candidates can be judged and he/she is shortlisted. Those candidates who have successfully cleared the entrance test can appear for 1st round of counselling and then 2nd round of counseling which may be held for those candidates who have their names in waiting list
BHMS Entrance Exams
A list of entrance exams conducted for admission to BHMS course is mentioned below.
- TS EAMCET
- AP EAMCET
- PU CET
Application form for the entrance test is available in both offline and online mode from the official website of the board conducting the exam. A demand draft of specified amount should be submitted before filling the application form through online mode. Candidates who are submitting the application with offline method have to collect the application form from the counter of the colleges which are offering this course.
Some of the top colleges offering BHMS course is listed below.
- National Institute of Homeopathy, Kolkata
- Bakson Homeopathy Medical College and Hospital
- Bharatesh Homeopathic Medical College
- Shri Sai Ram Homoeopathy Medical College and Research Centre
- C.M.P. Homoeopathic Medical College
- Baroda Homeopathic Medical College
- Dhondumama Sathe Homoeopathic Medical College
- Venkateswara Homoeopathy Medical College
Skills required for BHMS
Treating anybody mainly relates to serving mankind and if any individual believes in this can opt for this course. And, those candidates who think that they can promote natural health by doing alternative medicine practice can also join this course. In order to complete this course successfully candidates should have the following skills:
- Research and Development skills
- Analytical skills
- Critical thinking skills
- Experimental skills
Candidates can either work or opt for the higher studies in Homeopathy and allied areas. Candidates who wish to pursue higher studies, can also do the same in Hospital Management. Mentioned below are some of the areas in which higher studies can be done after BHMS course:
Master of Science in:
- Regenerative Medicine
- Hospital Management (MHM)
- Medicine in Organon of Medicine and Homoeopathic Philosophy
- Homeopathic Practice of Medicine
- Homeopathic Pharmacy
Candidates who wish to work, can opt for any of the below mentioned job profiles.
- Private Practitioner
- Public Health Specialist