Course Details


The undergraduate course in Homeopathy is Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS).  There are 186 Homeopathic colleges conducting the BHMS course. These colleges are affiliated to various universities

Course of Study

  1. The B.H.M.S. course is spread over a period of 5 ½ years including compulsory rotatory Internship of one year duration after passing the final degree examination.
  2. On completion of the internship and on the recommendation of the Principal concerned, the University shall issue the Degree to the candidates.

Eligibility for admission in BHMS Course

  1. Passed the Intermediate Science or its equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as subjects.
  2. Attained the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of his admission.
  3. Blind (including colour blind), deaf and/or dumb candidates are not be allowed for admission.

The Curriculum

The Subjects for study and examination for the B.H.M.S. (Degree) Course are as under:-

  1. Anatomy
  2. Physiology including Biochemistry
  3. Organon of Medicine, Principles of Homoeopathic Philosophy and Psychology
  4. Homeopathic Pharmacy
  5. Pathology and Microbiology
  6. Homeopathic Materia Medica and Therapeutics
  7. Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
  8. Practice of Medicine
  9. Surgery
  10. Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  11. Community Medicine
  12. Case Taking and Repertory

Homeopathy, like other regular medical courses, requires five and a half years medical training. This also includes one year of compulsory rotatory internship. Seats to BHMS are filled up through an All-India Entrance examination or regional/ State entrance examination.

The Postgraduate course in Homoeopathy, MD (Hom) is of three year duration. The eligibility requirement for MD (Hom) is BHMS degree. 38 of the colleges conducting the BHMS course and 2 exclusive PG colleges are conducting MD Course in Homeopathy.  As on now there are seven specialisations at MD level.

PG specializations in Homeopathy

  1. Organon of Medicine with Homeopathic Philosophy
  2. Homoeopathic  Materia Medica
  3. Repertory
  4. Practice of Medicine
  5. Homoeopathic Pharmacy
  6. Pediatrics
  7. Psychiatry

PhD programmes of three – five years duration after the Post graduation is available in several Universities. As a step forward in the capacity building and encouraging research aptitude among

post graduate & PhD students, the Central Council for Research in Homeopathy has introduced  a scheme for providing scholarship to selected medical graduates/postgraduates who are pursuing MD/PhD programmes in Homoeopathy through recognized medical institutes/ Universities.

Universities in India Offering PhD in Homoeopathy*

  • West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, Maharashtra
  • Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangaloor, Karnataka
  • Kerala University of Health and Allied Sciences. Kerala·
  • MGR University of Medical Sciences. Tamilnadu
  • Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University
  • Utkal University. Bhuvaneswar
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune
  • Vinayaka Mission University, Salem. Tamil Nadu

Places where there is job scope for Homeopathic medical professionals:

  • Government (State/Central/Local )/Private hospitals and Dispensaries
  • ESIC, Railways, NTPC, Coal India
  • Nursing homes/Clinics/Health departments
  • Homeopathic Medical colleges and training institutes as teachers in UG /PG.
  • Research (Central, State, Private) Institutions and medical colleges as Research Officers (Scientist)/ Researchers
  • Private practice/self employment
  • Management and administration (Government and Private)
  • Drug manufacturing units (Government, Private, Autonomous, Cooperative sectors)
  • Drug Control organisations. (State and Central Government)
  • Homeopathic Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Clinical Trials (Pharmaceuticals)
  • National Health Mission (NHM)
  • Medical Tourism
  • Third Party Administrators in Health insurance sector
  • Homeopathic Speciality Centres
  • National AYUSH Mission.
  • Content editors in Homeopathic Journals
  • Software developers for Homeopathic software



  • PUBLISHED DATE : May 07, 2015
  • LAST UPDATED ON : May 07, 2015


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