The Complete Guide to Pursuing BHMS: Full Form, Admissions Process, Eligibility, Scope, Top Colleges and Future Prospects
What is BHMS?
The full form of BHMS is Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery. It is an undergraduate degree program in the field of homeopathy. The course duration is 5.5 years including internship.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine based on the principle of "like cures like," where substances that cause symptoms in healthy individuals are used to treat similar symptoms in diseased individuals.
Eligibility Criteria for Admission to BHMS
The candidate shall have passed Class 12 or its equivalent examination from any recognized Board with Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Candidate shall have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the case of general category and 40% Marks in the case of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes.
In respect of persons with disability candidates, the minimum qualifying marks in the said examinations shall be 45% in case of General Category and 40% in the case of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes.
No candidate shall be admitted to BHMS Degree Course unless he has attained the age of 17 years on or before the 31 December of the year of his admission in the first year of the course.
NEET (UG) shall also be applicable to admission to BHMS course as per National Commission for Homeopathy Act, 2020.
Top BHMS Colleges in India
Dr. DY Patil Vidyapeeth University, Pune
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
Yenepoya University, Mangalore
Goa University, North Goa
Dayalbagh Education Institute, Agra
Vinayaka Mission University, Salem
Reservation of Seats
Reservation Policy of the Central Government in All India Quota seats (Govt./Govt. aided/National Institutes/Central Universities) counselling is as follows:
SC- 15% ST- 7.5%
PwBD- 5% Horizontal Reservation
OBC (Non Creamy Layer) - 27 %
Percentile criteria for declaration of Result / Ranking for BHMS
In order to be eligible for admission to under-graduate BHMS, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain a minimum of marks at 50th percentile in NEET.
For candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes, the minimum marks shall be at the 40th percentile.
For candidates with benchmark disabilities, the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile in the case of general category and 40th percentile in the case of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes.
The Result and All India Rank of NEET (UG) will be prepared/notified by NTA as per the norms/criteria fixed by the NCH (for BHMS).
Counseling Provisions for Admission to BHMS
An All India Merit List of the qualified candidates shall be prepared on the basis of All India Rank in the Merit List of the NEET (UG) - 2023.
The details filled in by the candidate like candidate category, phone number, email, etc. in NEET (UG)-2023 Online Application will be used for the purpose of All India quota seats counseling.
No request for change in candidate category at the time of all India quota seats counseling will be done by the counseling authority.
Candidates are advised to refer to NEET (UG) website.