I have been granted admission to Unani Tibbia Medical College, University of Delhi for BUMS through NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test). I dream to be a qualified doctor. But along with that, I desire to guide all the medical aspirants out there. One can accomplish any aim in life with a good strategy and the right approach. Likewise, my preparatory phase was also full of hard work and struggle. To get into this course I had prepared my mindset in Class 11th itself and further enrolled in coaching. But above all that, my self-study is the ground reason for my selection.
National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (undergraduate) or NEET (UG) formerly known as the All India Pre Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT) is for students who wish to pursue undergraduate Medical (MBBS), Dental (BDS) and AYUSH (BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, etc.) courses in government and private institutions in India and also for those intending to pursue primary medical qualification abroad. This exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), which provides the results to the Directorate General of Health and Family Welfare and state counselling authorities for seat allocation. NEET (UG) is a single entrance test for admission to more than sixty thousand medical seats across India. Admission in all courses is done based on the marks obtained in the 10+2 examinations with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects with at least 60% marks followed by the NEET Exam.
BUMS (Bachelors of Unani Medicine and Surgery) is an undergraduate degree program in the field of Unani Medicine and Surgery. This degree covers the medical knowledge of the Unani system. Unani is the fourth-most popular medication system after Allopathic, Ayurvedic, and Homoeopathic Systems. It involves the treatment of patients by enhancing the body’s natural healing system by way of Unani medicines. According to this system, the treatment of any disease depends on the proper diagnosis. The clinical features and mizaj (concept of temperament) are important to diagnose any disease. The Unani system has been showing outstanding results in curing diseases like Eczema, Vitiligo, Rheumatoid Arthritis etc.
This degree is awarded after the completion of 5.5 years of the academic programme containing 4.4 years of the academic session and 1 year of an internship programme.
The career opportunities after completion of BUMS are not just in India but also abroad. Many organisations and research institutions working in the manufacturing and research field abroad require professionals in this field. A candidate having a BUMS degree is eligible to be called a Hakeem (Doctor) and eligible to do private practice. A Unani practitioner may look for a career as a medical representative or as a doctor in private or government hospitals.