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National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Bangalore

National Institute of Unani Medicine, Kottigepalya, Magadi Main Road, Bengaluru - 560091 Karnataka State, INDIA

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Established in 2004, National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM) Bangalore is an autonomous college run by the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. It is an autonomous organisation formed provides undergraduate, postgraduate, teaching, training and research in the Unani System of Medicine. 

The college is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and recognised by Ministry of AYUSH. The institute organises academic events, workshops, guest lectures and seminars for the students. To enhance the research standards of the students, the college has a collaboration with NIMHANS Bangalore and Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy in Bangalore. 

The college has an OPD wing and 180 bedded hospital that provides clinical services to the patients. This hospital acts as a teaching hospital where the students can get hands-on training from the doctors.  


*Scholarships subject to the central/state government and college rules.

Exam Name Full-Form
NEET UG National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test Undergraduate

Why Choose

To enhance teaching and research standards, National Institute of Unani Medicine is associated with NIMHANS Bangalore, Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy Bangalore.

  • Research Opportunities: The institute encourages its students to take up research and development. There are ample research opportunities for students.

  • Faculty: The faculty members are highly qualified and experienced. They use innovative methods to impart quality education.

  • Activities: The college organises regular workshops, seminars, guest lectures for the students. It also has a collaboration with NIMHANS, Bangalore and Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy Bangalore.

  • Scholarships: The deserving students of the college are given scholarship opportunities based on their performance. 

Career Opportunities

The students who are graduating from the National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Bangalore can become:

  • Unani Doctors

  • Teachers

  • Work as a health care practitioner in government hospitals

  • Researcher

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Common facilities
Cafeteria Cafeteria
Lab Lab
Library Library


Kottigepalya, Magadi Main Rd, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560091

Unani medicine is a system of alternative medicine that originated in ancient Greece. It is now practiced primarily in India. It comprises the use of herbal remedies, dietary practices, and alternative therapies, Unani medicine is a science that deals with the prevention and treatment of disease.

Herbal medicine or Unani is a science of medicine that uses plants and their extracts for curing ailments whereas Ayurveda, is a centuries-old Hindu science of therapeutics that involves the use of medicinal plants extracts along with metal extractions, massages, and many wide applications.

They are dissimilar, By doing BUMS you can become a doctor in the Unani field only.

The college is surrounded by a green expanse and has a well-developed infrastructure. The college has a well-stocked library, cafeteria, hospital, hostel, sports facilities, laboratory, workshops, conferences, and many more.

Buqrat (better known as Hippocrates, 460-377 BC) is said to be a descendent of Aesculapius and recognized as 'father of Unani medicine'. Unani medicine developed in the four-time periods each in a different geographical belt: Greek period. Arab-Persian period.
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