Bachelor in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery(BHMS) is an academic degree course at the bachelor’s level, covering knowledge regarding the homeopathic medical system. The duration of this course generally varies from 4 to 5 years, and also bears internship facilities of 1 year. Candidates seeking admission for this course, need to sit for entrance exams, such as NEET, KEAM, PUCET, IPUCET, etc.
Also before sitting for the entrance, candidates need to meet certain eligibility prescribed by the governing authority. This criteria generally varies college-wise, but the basic norm for all the candidates, willing to pursue this course is scoring at least 50% aggregate marks in their 10+2 exams. Also, candidates should be 17 years of age at the time of admission.
The best colleges for BHMS, having a good NIRF ranking are GGSIPU, Vinayaka Mission University, Dr. DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Yenepoya University, Goa University, etc. The average fees for these courses varies from INR 12,000 to INR 30,000 in government colleges, whereas, the fee structure in private colleges range from 1,50,000 to INR 2,00,000.
There is a good career if a candidate pursues this discipline to a higher level. The average salary of a Bachelor in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery(BHMS) doctor is around INR 8,00,000, according to Pay-scale. Even the need for doctors has increased after the Covid19 pandemic has hit the world. Overall, homeopathy is regarded as the third largest medical service in India, which provides medical assistance to a significant number of people of this country.
Homeopathy is a holistic medical system involving the treatment of patients by enhancing the body’s natural healing system. It is practised by trained homeopaths who are experienced and qualified to advise and prescribe medications as per their diagnosis. Homeopathy has carved a niche for itself among the various schools of medicine. Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery or BHMS is a graduate degree program in homeopathy that covers the knowledge of homeopathic medicine. Upon completion of this degree, students are eligible to become doctors in the homeopathic medical domain. Nowadays, homeopathic medicine study is being preferred by many students wanting to pursue a career in medicines, when compared to other medical courses.
The minimum eligibility for pursuing BHMS is X and XII qualifications from an approved educational board with Biology/Chemistry/Physics/English as the major subjects studied in class XII
with an aggregate score of at least 50 per cent. The minimum age limit prescribed is 17 years.
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