BHMS Course, Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery

The Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery dates back to 1796, when a German physician, Samuel Hahnemann started the concept of homeopathy for human disease treatment and prevention from his discovery. Homeopathic medicines are highly diluted in tablets and liquid forms in order to improve the natural healing process of the human body. The study of Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery provides treatment that helps to stimulate the body's natural healing powers. Graduates of this program can work largely in the area of Public health care as practitioners, pharmacists, therapists, Doctors, and specialists who have medical conditions and require treatments against diseases.


 Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery will teach the students about homeopathic medical systems and their usage in patient care and wellness. This program is a full-time study program with a one-year rotating internship in clinical areas of homeopathic medication establishments in Nepal for students to hone theoretical and practical knowledge for the completion of their degree programs.

BHMS Course in Nepal

The history of homeopathy and its education is not very old in Nepal. It can be said that it officially started with the establishment of Pashupati Homeopathic Hospital in 1953.

With the initiation of Mr. Tarun Sancheti, Nepal Homeopathic Medical College was established in Biratnagar. It was in 1998 when a Bachelor of Homeopathy Medicine and Surgery was found to be equivalent to an MBBS degree in the study of medicine and treatment areas for patients and providing healthcare to the general public.

Nepal Homeopathic Medical College which is affiliated to Purbanchal University till now is the only educational institute that provides BHMS courses in Nepal from the Medical and Allied Science Faculty.

General Information

Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery or simply BHMS course is an undergraduate degree with an intensive study of 4 and a half years of theoretical education and a year of compulsory internship. This academic program has been provided by Purbanchal University. Graduates can work in hospitals, clinics, and insurance firms and treat health disorders which are most commonly found in citizens of Nepal from young to advanced age. It can also open teaching career paths in paramedical Schools and institutes in Nepal.

Course Structure

BHMS course structure focuses on providing students with the philosophy and the principles of homeopathic medicine. In the syllabus, we can see that the traditional ways are integrated with modern science for a more comprehensive approach to methods to treat diseases.

Throughout the 4 and a half year educational session, students learn about different aspects of homeopathic ways of medicine and surgery. Here are some of the areas that the BHMS course covers:

  • Homeopathic pharmacy
  • Human Anatomy
  • Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Parasitology, Pathology, and Bacteriology
  • Toxicology
  • Materia Medica and Therapeutics

Students of Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery will have to go on an internship of one year period to observe and implement their knowledge in managing pharmacy, diagnosing health disorders in patients with medical Doctors and practitioner's supervision and instructions, and making reports of their findings.

Objective of BHMS

The primary purpose or objective of studying Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery is to identify severe disease and illness and provide successful remedies after diagnosing the disease from the homeopathy field of medications. But, there are other objectives that the degree covers. They are:-

  • To provide knowledge about different aspects of Homeopathic medicines; from how they are made to how to use them.
  • To train students to diagnose the disease and treat it through a holistic approach.
  • To prepare graduates to work as a licensed doctor in the related field.
  • To provide advanced research and study comparatively of drugs, doses and homeopathy scales.

Scope of BHMS

The career paths from Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine degree in clinical practices, research works, and cutting edge discoveries from experimentations. They can work in Professions of healthcare and pharmaceutics of homeopathy in areas such as:-

Here are some career options for the BHMS course scholars:

  • Doctors
  • Researcher
  • Lecturer
  • Consultant
  • Medical Representative
  • Public health specialist

Besides this, students after graduating from the BHMS course can continue their education to receive the master’s degree in the field of homeopathy.

Admission Requirment for BHMS

Students should appear in the entrance examination conducted by Purbanchal University offering this program. Prospective freshers can find the admission and entrance forms on the official website of the university or they can visit the respective administration of the offering institution as well.

The students should fill up the form with the correct information and submit it. They have to pay the fee for the exam through the medium recognized by the university. The applicants should clear the exam with the threshold score to be eligible to study the BHMS course.

Below listed are some of the details for the BHMS admission test appearing students.

  • Question type- Objective
  • Students must secure 50% of the total marks to secure a seat for the course.
  • The university will consider the admission test marks of the student while creating the merit list for the scholarship.

If you pass the entrance exam and are eligible to be admitted, you might need to submit the following paperwork to the administration for admission procedure,

  • Marksheet, character, and proof certificate of SEE/ SLC.
  • Transcript, mark sheet and migration, and character certificate of 10+2 or any equivalent course
  • Copy of citizenship
  • Admit card for the entrance exam

Fee Structure

The BHMS course is not as expensive as MBBS. However, it might be on the higher end considering it is a medical field of study. We advise students to contact the concerned administration to find out the exact fee structure for the degree. They can also visit the university’s website for information.


There is the provision of scholarships for BHMS courses. Among the total scholarship seats, 55% is allocated in the general category while the remaining 45% is provided as per the quota system.