Homeopathy can be a Good Career Option:Scope and Courses for BHMS
“Homeopathy cures a larger percentage of cases than any other form of treatment and is beyond
doubt safer and more economical.”–Mahatma Gandhi
Homeopathy is Considered to be the form of alternative medicine, developed in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann. For centuries, homeopathy is known for providing lasting cures for diseases, especially for chronic and acute illnesses. Homeopathy remedies are usually powerful but diluted and thus entirely free of causing side effects. Homeopathic medicines are made of natural substances such as Plants, Minerals etc. and this is why Homoeopathy is popular among common people. Homeopathy has been popular in most places in India. While cost-effectiveness is believed to be one of the reasons for its popularity, the Homoeopathy is also trusted widely due to the belief that it does not have any side effects.
Students who are interested in this career option must clear 10+2 examination with minimum of 50% marks to get admission in Higher Courses. After Completing 10+2 examination a student can pursue BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathy Medicine and Surgery). The BHMS is an undergraduate program where the course duration is about 5 years including one-year internship program.
The candidate having the MHMS degree is eligible enough to be called as a Doctor and can go for private practice.
The programme is offered by several Homeopathy institutes affiliated with the Indian Universities.
Here are few Courses to pursue a career in Homeopathy:
BHMS – Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery
Duration: 5 and ½ years
Eligibility: 10+2 with PCMB and minimum 50% marks
Internship: 1 year
M.D. Homeopathy – Doctor of Medicine in Homeopathy
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: BHMS Degree
Internship: 1 year residential training
Top Entrance examinations for BHMS course:
Various entrance examinations at national and state levels for BHMS. Some of these are:
NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET-UG)
AP EAMCET (AP Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test)
KEAM (Commissioner of Entrance Exam, Kerala)
PU CET (Punjab University Common Entrance Test)
Top Institutes for Homeopathy Courses
There are much government recognized colleges that offer degree courses in Homeopathy at UG
and PG level and these are:
National University of Homoeopathy, Calcutta
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi
University of Health Science, Vijayawada
Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore
The salary of a Homeopathy doctor varies between Rs.10,000 – Rs.35, 000 approx. , while in Private practice in depends entirely on input.There is no limit of salary if you have become popular as a good doctor in society with your ability.