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All about BHMS - Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery

All about BHMS - Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery

Last updated: 26 Jun 2020


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What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a holistic medicine that uses specifically prepared, highly diluted substances with the aim of triggering the body’s own healing mechanism. Homeopathy is based on the principle of “like treats like” i.e. a substance which can cause symptoms when taken in large doses can be used in small amounts as medicine to treat similar symptoms. The concept of homeopathy sometimes used in conventional medicine to treat various health conditions.

Homeopathy is treatment based on the use of highly diluted substances which practitioners claim can cause the body to heal itself. Homeopathy is basically a complementary or alternative medicine different from treatments that are part of conventional western medicine in important ways.

A brief introduction to Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery (BHMS)

Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery (BHMS) is an undergraduate programme that covers in-depth medical knowledge of the homeopathic system. The course is of 5.5-years duration. The main aim of the course is to cover the theoretical and practical knowledge of the homeopathic system. Homeopathy is based on the self-healing power of our bodies and focuses on accounting that.

The course trains the students on various aspects related to homeopathic medicine and treatments such as:

  • Introduction to Herbology
  • Fundamentals of Ayurvedic plant healing
  • Healing through Nutritional Therapies
  • Essential Principles of Homeopathy
  • Mind and body Healing Techniques
  • Introduction to Alternative Medicine
  • History of holistic health
  • Immunology and immune system disorders
  • Introduction to traditional Chinese medicine
  • Health, wellness and longevity

Eligibility for Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS)

The students seeking admission to BHMS should have passed their PUC or 10+2 classes with PCB or CBZ with 50% aggregate from the recognised board. The eligible students should apply and qualify the NEET entrance exam to get admission to BHMS programmes.

Admission Process

There are two modes of admission procedures for BHMS courses. The first one is Merit based admissions and second one is Direct admissions.

1. Merit Admissions

The first mode of admission is known as merit admission procedure. The students who are interested to join the BHMS degree should mandatorily appear for the NEET entrance exams and undergo counselling to choose their desired colleges for merit seats. The merit seats are allotted to the students according to their rankings and marks obtained by them in their PUC or 10+2 classes.

There are two types of counselling for the Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) course:

1. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) Counselling

The students who are interested to join the government homeopathic colleges and other homeopathic colleges affiliated to the government should undergo the counselling procedures of Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). The students interested in merit seats under government quota are required to complete the counselling procedures and join for BHMS course. The Homeopathic colleges under the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) are affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS). The fees are fixed by the government for merit admissions.

2. Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) Counselling

The students who are interested to join the private Homeopathic colleges and deemed universities that are affiliated to the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) are required to apply for the MCC counselling procedures. The students should qualify the MCC counselling procedures to get admission to their desired private homeopathic educational institutions for Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) programme.

2. Direct Admission

The eligible students who have appeared for NEET exam can also get admission to BHMS programme through direct admissions. The students under direct admissions can choose their desired colleges for their study. The students interested to get direct admission can contact Galaxy Educational Services for more details about direct admissions. The fees is slightly higher for direct admissions.

Syllabus for Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery (BHMS)

The students of BHMS course will be studying the following subjects and topics in their course duration:

Sl. No. Subjects of Study
1 Organon of Medicine, Principles of Homoeopathic Philosophy and Psychology
2 Anatomy, Histology and Embryology
3 Physiology including Biochemistry
4 Homoeopathic Pharmacy
5 Homoeopathic Materia Medica
6 Pathology and Microbiology including Parasitology, Bacteriology and Virology
7 Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
8 Organon of Medicine and Principles of Homoeopathic Philosophy
9 Homoeopathic Materia Medica
10 Surgery including ENT, Eye Dental and Homeo therapeutics.
11 Obstetrics & Gynaecology Infant care and Homeo therapeutics
12 Practice of Medicine and Homeo. Therapeutics
13 Practice of Medicine & Homeo therapeutics
14 Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology & dental & Homeo. therapeutics
15 Obstetrics & Gynaecology Infant care & Homeo. therapeutics
16 Homoeopathic Materia Medica
17 Organon of Medicine
18 Practice of Medicine & Homeo therapeutics
19 Repertory
20 Community Medicine


The BHMS students can pursue MD in Homeopathic specialisations after the completion of their Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery (BHMS) course. Some of the important specialisations are:

  • Homeopathic Pharmacy
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Skin Specialist
  • Infertility and Sex Specialist

Career Scope for Homeopathy

The BHMS students have excellent career opportunities in the homeopathic sciences. They can start independent practice as homeopathic doctors. They can join as homeopathic physicians in homeopathic hospitals, homeopathic centres and homeopathic clinics. Sometimes they are also hired in health and wellness centres.

The BHMS students who are interested in teaching can take up teaching after completing their Master’s. They are hired in many homeopathic colleges as assistant professors and are paid decent salaries.

The career opportunity for BHMS students is not limited to India but it also has a great demand abroad. Many organisations working in manufacturing and research fields abroad are in need of skilled professionals to manufacture homeopathic drugs for several health conditions.

Job roles available after BHMS

Some of the important job roles available after BHMS course are:

  • Homeopathic Doctor
  • Homeopathic Pharmacist
  • Homeopathic Consultant
  • Assistant Professor
  • Homeopathic Physician

Recruiters hiring BHMS students

Some of the important recruiters hiring BHMS students are:

  • Homeocare India
  • Positive Homeopathy
  • Dr. Batra’s
  • Thought Homeopathy

Final Words

Homeopathy is considered as one of the best alternatives to allopathic medicines in recent years. Many in today’s era are looking towards homeopathy treatments for their health conditions. The demand for homeopathic treatments and medicines has witnessed a steep rise in the last decade due to increased usage of homeopathic treatments. Many students are joining BHMS courses in recent years and this trend continues to stay till humanity is existing on this earth.

The demand for homeopathic treatments is increasing abroad when compared to India. Many countries are focusing on homeopathic practices and are in need of a large number of homeopathic doctors. So, the BHMS graduates can easily grab foreign opportunities and can earn good money. The students who are interested to practice alternative medicine and its practices can join the BHMS course.

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