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Career in Unani

What is Unani?

Unani System of Medicine is the science in which we learn various states of body, in health and when not in health, and means by which health is likely to be lost and, when lost, is likely to be restored.

It is a form of traditional medicine commonly practiced in Middle- East and South- Asian countries which originated in Greece almost 2500 years back. This system of medicine discusses the health and diseased condition of the human body in all preventive, primitive and curative aspects.

What are the fundamental principles of Unani?

· The most important fundamental principles are:

· Umoor-e-Taba'iyah (Natural/ Basic components)

· Mawaleed-e- Salasa (Trimatter theory)

· Asbaabe Sitta Zarooriya (Six essential factors).

· The Principles of Diagnosis

· The Principles of Treatment

Because of these fundamental principles the Unani system has some unique features i.e. Unique holistic approach, reproducibility, ease of practice, application and clinical success.

What is the educational requirement of Unani?

Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery is a 5 year course. Eligibility for the course is 10+2, intermediate cleared. Admissions for such course are on the basis of counseling after clearing entrance tests depending on the colleges.

The regulation body of Unani education is Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) in India. There are just 35 medical colleges in India which offer the educational programme in Unani system. Some reputed institutions offers admission through the national and state level entrance examination. Students can appear in NEET 2019 (National Level Exam), KEAM 2019 (state level exam) for admission in BUMS course. The candidate should be minimum 17 years old.


· Power of concentration

· Self-confidence

· Responsibility

· Caring nature

· Good communication

· Counseling skills

· Make intelligent decision

What is the career opportunity of Unani?

The career opportunity after the completion of BUMS is not only in India but also in abroad. Many organizations and research institutions are working in the manufacturing and research field in abroad are requiring the professional in this field.

The candidate having the BUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery) degree is eligible to be called as a Hakeem (Doctor) and eligible to do the private practice. A Unani practitioner may look the career as a medical representative or as a doctor in private or government hospital.

The professionals in this field can work in companies those deal with the Unani preparations. He/she may get the job in Unani colleges as a professor or the researcher. A large number of people are not satisfied with the allopathic treatment. This gives the birth to the alternative treatment.


The salary in medical field is the benchmark among the other fields. Unani field also owes this regard. In government sector the salary of a Unani doctor is 12000 to 15000 per month while in the private sector the salary starts from the 15000 per month.

With the experience of 2-4 year, one can get the handsome salary like 20000 to 25000 per month. The remuneration is dependent on the status of the recruitment company and your hands in your specialized field.

Which are the areas covered in Unani?

· Regimental therapy (llaj -bit- Tadbeer)

· Venesection

· Cupping

· Diaphoresis

· Diuresis

· Turkish bath

· Massage

· Cauterization

· Purging

· Emesis

· Exercise

· Leeching

· Pharmacotherapy (llaj-bit-Dawa)

· Dietotherapy (llaj-bit-Ghiza)

· Surgery (Jarahat)

What are the career options for Unani?

· Unani Medical Officer

· Director (Unani)

· Deputy Director (Unani)

· Assistant Director (Unani)

· Research Officer

· Assistant Research Officer

· Unani Physician

· Unani Consultant

· Publication Officer (Unani)

· Hakim

· Pharmacies

Which are the colleges available for Unani course?

Government Nizamia Tibbia College, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Courses Available: 60 UG seats

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

Faculty of Medicine (Unani), Jamia Hamdard, Delhi, Courses Available: 50 UG seats and 2 seats in one PG i.e. Moalijat

Unani Medical College and Hospital, Srinagar, J&K Courses Available: 40 UG seats

Kashmir Tibbia College, Srinagar, J&K

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)

Tipu Sultan Saheed Educational Trust’s Unani Medical College, Gulbarga, Karnataka, Courses Available: 40 UG seats

Luqman Unani Medical College & Hospital, Bijapur, Karnataka, Courses Available: 40 UG seats

Hakim Abdul Hamid Unani Medical College, Dewas, Madhya Pradesh, Courses Available: 40 UG seats

Saifia Hamidia Unani Tibbia College & Hospital, Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, Courses Available: 50 UG seats

Al-Farooq Unani Tibbia College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, Courses Available: 50 UG seats

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