The Faculty of Eastern Medicine is the vision of Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said. He visualized BEMS degree program as well as research based integrated curriculum to fill the gap and produce Unani Tabibs fully aware of modern diagnostic methods for treating diseases effectively. Five years B.E.M.S. degree program is a combination of classical Traditional Eastern/Unani) and Modern medicine. Since 1995, 25 batches have been admitted out of which 20 batches have passed out while 5 batches are on the way to enter the professional field.
Faculty of Eastern Medicine in pursuit of excellence, follows mission to provide quality education in Eastern/Unani Medicine with focus on Research so as to equip students with the art to live as productive members of the society. We believe that our Alumni are in concrete support of nation building activity as confident Unani /Eastern Medicine practitioners.
Arriving at this stage which culminated in the year 2002, was an uphill journey. The Federal Government amended the Unani, Ayurvedic and Homoeopathic Practitioners’ Act 1965 to recognize the Bachelor’s Degree in Eastern Medicine B.E.M.S. for registration by the National Council for Tibb (N.C.T.), Ministry of Health, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad. It is indeed a landmark in the history of Tibb in Pakistan when the Higher Education Commission (HEC) approved the curriculum of Eastern Medicine for B.E.M.S., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in July 2004 which was again revised in 2015. The degree course is also approved in United Arab Emirates for the purpose of practice.
Unani Medicine physicians have the opportunity to serve, clean, purify and balance the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual elements of patients. It deals with body as a whole and balances the disturbance in humors thus bringing health with its rational approaches. In this context the world at large is looking towards the Asian countries which possess effective knowledge of Traditional Systems of treatment.
Thus the main objective of the program is to prepare graduates trained in Unani Medicine and having firsthand knowledge of the basic subjects of modern medicine. The global resurgence and acknowledgment of the natural medicine have greatly enhanced the significance of this program.
The Faculty of Eastern Medicine has distinction to enjoy services of 06 Ph.Ds and 07 M.Phils among the teaching staff. The Faculty of Eastern Medicine, Hamdard University, is the Centre of Excellence in Academics where researches have contributed significantly and published more than 135 research papers. The Faculty has also published 30 books both at the national and international level.
Faculty of Eastern Medicine is one of the leading institutions of Hamdard University where successful postgraduate programs are underway. So far 13 Ph.D and 35 M.Phil degrees have been awarded. About 13 M.Phil and 13 Ph.D. students i.e. a total of 26 research students are working on different topics for their higher degrees. International collaboration with Japanese Institution (Toyama University), Hunan University China, South African (Ibn Sina Institute of Tibb, Johannesburg), University of Cape Town, CCRUM, Ibn Sina Academy, Aligarh, India and other institutions are proving promising advancement of Unani Medicine.
Technical Collaboration in Research Projects is underway with WHO (Immunization Program / Consultation), Shifa-ul-Mulk Memorial Academy (Infrastructure development grants), as well as with the Ministry of Environment (Biodiversity). Deserving and meritorious students are given scholarships and free ships mostly funded by Hamdard Foundation Pakistan. We are confident that you, desirous students, will wish to be part of the HU culture will be benefitted from the diversity and depth of our programs. The Faculty of Eastern Medicine reaffirms its commitment and dedication to serve people in health care sector with utmost zeal.
We pray to Allah to bless our endeavors (Aameen).