BHMS (Bachelor in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery) : Admission, Course, Fees, Colleges, Eligibility & Career

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This course is about medical knowledge of homeopathy. The duration of the BHMS course is 5½ years which includes 4.5 years of study and 1 year of internship. The medicines that are prepared in homeopathy are made out of proven healing substances that are naturally derived from minerals, plants, and animals. These medicines are considered safe to consume because they are given in very tiny doses.

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Vidhi Vora
Healthcare Education Counsellor

BHMS stands for Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery. It is an undergraduate 

degree course. This course is about medical knowledge of the homeopathic system. The duration of the BHMS course is 5½ years which includes 4.5 years of study and 1 year of internship. 

Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery or BHMS is a graduate degree course in homeopathy that gives the knowledge of homeopathic medicine. This is practiced by homeopaths who are qualified and have great experience to prescribe medications as per their diagnosis. After completion of the degree, students are eligible to become doctors in the homeopathic medicine field and they can open their clinics too. 

Advantages of BHMS:

The medicines that are prepared in homeopathy are made out of proven healing substances that are naturally derived i.e. from minerals, plants, and animals. They are also considered safe to consume because they are given in very tiny doses. They tend to not disturb the digestion system or have any side effects like antibiotics or a lot of allopathy medicines generally do. Moreover, it won’t cause any allergic reaction till they are consumed safely, under the guidance of a qualified homeopath. 

When talking about the academic aspect of Homeopathy Sciences, it is relatively an easier course to study than MBBS or BDS. It is also much lighter on the pocket if the fees are compared to other medical courses. Because of the following things, every student gets the opportunity to study medicine despite maybe having below-average/lesser grades. After BHMS admission, merely a few months at the college would give you a good understanding of the course. Some of the other perks which come with a BHMS degree include; good employment opportunities after completing the course;  multiple higher education options; possibilities for various research programs. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • In BHMS the basic requirement for getting admission is 10+2 with a minimum of 50% Marks. 
  • The candidate must have physics, chemistry, and biology as their core subjects. 
  • The candidate must have appeared in any of the below-mentioned entrance exam(s). 
  • The minimum age of candidates should be 17 years old and a maximum of 24. 
  • Some colleges conduct group discussions and personal interviews as a part of the selection. 

Entrance Exam To Get Enrolled In BHMS Degree:

  • National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Common Entrance Test (BVP CET) 
  • Engineering, Agricultural, and Medical Common Entrance Test (Telangana and Andhra Pradesh) (EAMCET) 
  • Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test (IPU CET) 

Specialization in BHMS course: 

As this course is totally about health and medicines so it is categorized into different types based on various specializations. 

A candidate also has the option to go for M.D. in Homeopathy.

Some of the fields in which a homeopath can pursue MD are: 

  • Pharmacy 
  • Philosophy 
  • Materia Medica 
  • Pediatrics 
  • Psychiatry Repertory 

Job Scope After BHMS Course: 

  • Homeopathy Doctor 
  • Homeopathic Medicine Store 
  • Research Institutes 
  • Consultancies 
  • Government/ Private Hospitals/ Dispensaries/Clinics 
  • Public Health Specialist 
  • Medical Assistant 
  • Lecturer in Medical Colleges 
  • Charitable Institutions 
  • Scientist 
  • Life Science Industries 
  • Pharmaceutical Industries 

Salary of BHMS Doctor: 

BHMS doctor salary in India is INR 5,00,000 approx. Homeopathy is the third-largest medical service that is offering medical help to a huge amount of people in our country. Due to its minimal side effects, many people prefer Homeopathic medicines. In India, many companies offer full-time employment for BHMS doctors. 

Key Highlights of BHMS Course: 

Course Name  BHMS 
Full Form  Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery 


Type of course  Degree Course 
Degree  Bachelor 
Course Duration  5 Years 

Exam Type 

Semester Wise 

Average Fees 

INR 20,000/- to 3,00,000/- 

Minimum Qualification 


Minimum Percentage Required 

50% to 60% 

Process of selection 

Merit Base / Entrance Exam 

Average salary 

INR 3,00,000 PA to 12,00,000 PA 

List of Top BHMS Colleges Across India: 

  • Baba Farid University of Health Sciences. 
  • Guru Ravidas Ayurved University. 
  • The University of Delhi. 
  • University of Kerala. 
  • Kerala University of Health Sciences. 
  • Panjab University. 
  • Mahatma Gandhi University - Kerala. 
  • Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences 
  • DR. D Y Patil Vidyapeeth- {DPU}, Pune 
  • Ahmedabad Homeopathic Medical College. 
  • ANSS Homoeo Medical College, Kottayam. 
  • Bhagwan Buddha Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore. 
  • Dr Padiar Memorial Homoeopathic Medical College. 
  • Homeopathic Medical College, Chandigarh. 
  • Global College, Falna. 
  • Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), Indore. 

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