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What is Homeopathy?

  • Homoeopathy is a process of treating ailments and is founded on the concept of the human body is capable of curing itself. 

  • The main feature of Homeopathic treatment is the total absence of any harmful chemicals in homoeopathic medicines and total reliance on plant extracts and some naturally occurring minerals.

  • Homoeopathy believes that a substance causing disease symptoms in healthy people would cure similar symptoms in sick people.

  • Natural substances of plants and minerals are used, that stimulates the healing process.

What does a Homeopath do?

Like any other medical practitioner, a homoeopath is also a medical practitioner who treats their patients on the basis of illness and symptoms. When a patient visits a homoeopath for any illness, they ask the patients different questions on the following - 

  • The physical health

  • The mental health

  • The emotional health

  • Collect all data regarding the symptoms

After a thorough understanding of the problem, a homoeopath prescribes a medication that best fits the patient. 


To study Homeopathy, you need to have taken Science with Biology in class 12.

Where can one study Homeopathy?

The reputed colleges where one can study Homeopathy in India are

  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, (BVDU), Pune

  • Parul University, Vadodara

  • Sanskriti University, Mathura

  • Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Rajasthan Ayurved University, Jodhpur

  • Venkateswara Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital

  • Tantia University, Sriganganagar

The popular institutes where UG in Homeopathy can be studied are:

  • Lord Buddha Homoeopathic Medical College, Greater Noida

  • Arihant Homeopathic Medical College and Research Institute, Ahmedabad

  • Kerala University of Health Sciences, Thrissur

  • Homeopathic University, Jaipur

  • Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore

What kinds of personal skills are required for pursuing UG in Homeopathy?

A homeopath doctor must possess the following skills:

  • Communication skills – must be a good listener and effective talker

  • Interpersonal skills – must be able to build up a rapport with patients

  • Problem Solving skill – must be able to identify the real problem from amongst every problem mentioned

  • Perseverance – must be a keen observer and understand the patient well

  • Medicine preparation – must be able to administer the correct dosages to patients

What are the major subjects taught in Homeopathy at the undergraduate level?

The curriculum for Bachelor of Homeopathy Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) degree includes the study of, amongst others:

  • Anatomy

  • Physiology with Biochemistry

  • Homeopathic Pharmacy

  • Microbiology and Pathology

  • Principles of Homeopathic Philosophy and Psychology

What are the top job opportunities for a Homeopath?

Since large homeopathic hospitals are very many, one can get employed with:

  • Various central government health schemes

  • State government health schemes

  • Private practice

  • Charitable health clinics

  • One may opt for masters in the field MD course

  • Or students can appear for NET and start their career as a lecturer

What is the expected salary in this field?

The average salary of a homeopathic doctor in India is Rs 500,000/yr. However, salary may differ as per the location.

Who are top recruiters in this field?

  • Medical colleges

  • Homeopathic medicine centres

  • Training institutes

  • Life science industries

  • Government/private hospitals

  • Armed Forces Medical Services 

What are some good books on Homeopathy?

  • NCERT Textbooks of Class 12th - Physics/Chemistry/Biology

  • Physics for NEET by C.P. Singh

  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison

  • Pradeep’s Publication Biology

  • Trueman’s Objective Biology for NEET by M.P Tyagi

  • SUCCESS – A guide on homoeopathy for competitive examinations

  • Crack the Entrance - A preparatory manual for MCQ Exams in Homeopathy – Materia Medica: by Dr.Anil.K. & Dr Jithesh.T.K

  • 4000 MCQs in Homeopathy- Dr.Manoj Kumar Singh

  • SARP and SARP series on Medicine

Interesting facts

  • The theories of homeopathy medicines are based on the laws of nature that do not change with time. On the other hand, traditional medical theories are based on the concept that nature is constantly changing.