Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said was one of the great exponents of Eastern Medicine (Tibb-e-Unani). He had the vision to establish a University which could enliven the intellectual traditions of the Golden Era of Muslim Civilization, had always been his most cherished dream. Faculty of Eastern Medicine is the pioneering Degree awarding institution of Hamdard University (Jamia Tibbia Sharqia / Hamdard Tibbi College / since 1958) took shape as a constituent institution (Hamdard Al-Majeed College of Eastern Medicine upgraded in the year 1995). Keeping in view the above mentioned, Hakim Mohammed Said’s vision for the Faculty of Eastern Medicine is compatible with Hamdard University to develop it as an excellent center for higher education now at the verge to grow in to a citadel of knowledge for the new millennium.

Prof. Dr. Ahsana Dar Farooq

The Mission of Faculty of Eastern Medicine is to provide the knowledge and infrastructure to develop Eastern Medicine (Tibb-e-Unani) and widen its applications. Provide high quality health educational training to the students to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Generate awareness among the common people (Society) and the professionals about the Tibb-e-Unani and Nutrition.

 

To pursue the vision of Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said (9-1-1920 to 17-10-1998) via advance studies and research. Thus the objectives are to carefully plan and execute research programs in Eastern Medicine and Nutrition, and to develop a team of health professionals for promoting and solving health problems in the community. Most importantly, carrying out professional responsibilities honestly, sincerely and in the best interest of the patient.

 

The Hamdard Al-Majeed College of Eastern Medicine (HACEM) was established in 1995 and is the pioneer institute imparting education in Eastern/Unani Medicine in Pakistan. The Bachelor of Eastern Medicine & Surgery (BEMS) is a 5 years degree program covering various aspects of Unani medicine with one year of clinical rotations at Matabs and hospitals. We also have post-graduate program (M.Phil & Ph.D) covering both clinical and pre-clinical studies on the Unani medicines.  These academic are programs approved by the regulatory bodies including Higher Education Commission Pakistan (HEC) and National Council for TIBB (NCT). 

 

Qualified faculty members in Eastern Medicine and/or other related fields of biological sciences including biochemistry, pharmacology, physiology and genetics are enthusiastic about their teaching, practice and research commitments. This unique combination allow our students in general and research scholars in particular to link the Unani medicine philosophy with these disciplines thereby supporting the traditional knowledge and its clinical use against various ailments.

 

In 1976, the WHO recognized Unani medicine as an important component of primary health care and most recently, in February 2022, it released guidelines regarding its teaching and practice, hence endorsing the importance of Unani Medicine in healthcare system. Currently, the emphasis is on evidence based studies, justifying/validating the traditional use of medicine and understanding its mechanism of action, as well as safety and standardization of compound preparations. Considering the popularity (around 43% among all age groups) and confidence of people in Unani medicine, it is apparently front line healthcare system, and is a science of future which makes it very attractive healthcare field for younger generations.

 

Of course, global health is about understanding the causes and finding the means to provide solutions to the challenges and disparities in the health status of people worldwide. Keeping in mind that our population is suffer from a variety of nutritional deficiencies and disorders ranging from protein-calorie malnutrition to specific micro-nutrients in certain areas of the country. In 2020, Human Nutrition and Dietetics (BS-HN&D), a 4-year program was introduced at FEM. The main objective is to develop a team of health professionals (Nutritionists, Nutrition Educationists, Consultants & Dieticians and Public Health Nutritionists) for promoting and solving health problems in the community. Despite, that it is in infancy stage, a Zero visit was conducted in November 2022 by The National Agriculture Education Accreditation Council, (NAEAC) of Human Nutrition & Dietetics program describing the requirements for a successful program.

 

We take pride in our graduates and post-graduates as 612 (BEMS), 39 (M.Phils) and 23 (Ph.Ds) are contributing at both National and International levels in various capacities. As reflected by their contribution in establishing Unani medicine academic programs in various universities and colleges, serving in various fields such as research Institutes, Drug Industries, Government or Private Organizations or running their personal Matabs (Clinics).

 

The beautiful fields, playgrounds, gardens and fresh air away from the city provides a stimulating environment for the students to learn, contemplate and contribute in their academic journey which will be memorable in the years to come.

BEMS Examinations System And Grading

1. Mid Term and Terminal Examination

The examination held at the end of semester after the completion of a course shall be known as Terminal Examination. It will carry 100 marks each for theory and practical. This examination is a passing head i.e., a student must for each course obtain a minimum of 50% marks separately in theory and practical in this examination. In each semester students may be required to appear in quizzes, and submit assignments to be determined by the teacher concerned and for these HEC policy guidelines and implementation of semester system will be followed. The distribution of marks will be:

  • Theory: Mid Term Test 30 Marks, Terminal Examination 70 Marks.
  • Practical: Terminal Examination 100 Marks.

2. Grading System

Grades given to a student in each course shall be of two types:

a. Numerical Grade (NG) Assessment of performance on the basis of marks out of 100 fixed for a course of 2 or 3 credit hours unit is NG.

b. Letter Grade (LG) Equivalent of numerical grades in terms of alphabets shall be termed as alphabetical grades. (Each letter carries a value in terms of numerical points)

c. Grading

 

Degree Requirements:

1. Letter Grades A, B, C or D in all courses.
2. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)* – Minimum 2.00, calculated for all semesters.
*CGPA = Sum of (credit hours X GPA) Total credit hours
d. Incomplete Grade (IG)

A student fails to complete a course for reason beyond his control may be granted incomplete (IG). This course can be completed subsequently, for which fresh course fee be deposited. Any student who fails to maintain a GPA 1.8 shall be placed on probation.
e. Grade Point Average (G.P.A) Points obtained in each course shall be multiplied by the number of Credit Hours specified for that course, and then a grade point ratio (GPA) shall be calculated. For example, the result of a 1st year student in a semester may be as follows:

f. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) This is obtained by adding all the Grade Points of the courses during 5 years study period and dividing the total by the total number of credit hours.

g. Improvement of ‘C’ Grade: A student is allowed to improve ‘C’ grade only when he/she has cleared all courses but short of required CGPA. (Cumulative Grade Point Average i.e. 2.00)

h. Semester and Examination Duration: The semester duration will be four months and one month for examination both for theory and practical or clinical. Similarly the year will consists of two semester and two terminal examinations, completing in a span of 10 months.

 

3. Requirement for the Award of B.E.M.S. Degree

a. A student must have passed all prescribed courses.

b. A student must have obtained a minimum CGPA : 2.00.

4. Attendance Attendance in each subject is compulsory for all students and no student shall be eligible to appear at any University examination unless he has attended 75 per cent lecture sessions in the course.

 

Admission and Examinations Post Graduate Studies (M.Phil.)

Master of Philosophy (Eastern Medicine) Research

The Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Research was established in 2002 and is the first research-based postgraduate in Eastern Medicine. This Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Research is available to qualified BEMS graduates the areas of evidence based medicine. Many of the projects run in the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) research will be supervised with research-trained medical Faculty at Hamdard University

 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD.)

Requirements:

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) is a research degree awarded for a thesis considered to be a substantially original contribution to the subject concerned. The resolutions of the Academic Council of degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) are given in The University Calendar, Statutes and Regulations.
For PhD. master’s degree or equivalent degree is required as per HEC directives.
For the Master of Philosophy, a bachelor’s degree (BEMS or equivalent degree) is required as per HEC directives.
Applicants should normally hold a master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree in Eastern Medicine from the University, or an equivalent qualification from another university or institution.

 

Areas of Research

Research in Eastern Medicine covers a broad spectrum of clinical sciences ranging from the design, formulations, clinical trials, through studies on methods of treatment of disease, to research on the clinical and sociological aspects of Unani therapies.

 

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) 2-4 years

All applicants for research degrees must contact the Faculty before making a formal application to establish that their research proposal is likely to be acceptable and that there are adequate resources and facilities for the research, as well as appropriate supervision. Formal applications must be accompanied by a four-page research proposal.

 

I MPhil. ADMISSIONS

Admissions in Hamdard University are given according to merit

 

1. Eligibility for Admissions.

Bachelor of Eastern Medicine (BEMS) or Equivalent Degree, GAT / Equivalent Test.

 

2. Procedure for Synopsis Submission

(a) The application on the prescribed form shall be made to the Registrar through the Dean, Faculty of Eastern Medicine and the Chairman concerned. It shall be accompanied with the synopsis consisting of the objectives, plan of work, methodology and bibliography.

(b) The Registrar shall present the application before the Board of Advance Studies and Research (BASR). The Board shall approve the title of the thesis, the name of the research supervisor and course requirement.

(c) The Registrar shall notify the decision of the BASR.

(d) Every candidate shall pursue his/her research at the Hamdard University, Karachi or any other institution approved by the BASR.

(e) No candidate shall, join another course of studies or appear at any other examination conducted by the University.

 

3. Progress Report

The Student through his Supervisor will submit progress report every six months for the consideration of BASR, Hamdard University

 

4. Submission of Thesis

(a) The candidate shall not be allowed to submit the thesis after the end of 4th year from the date of admission
(b) The plan of thesis should be as follows; statement of the problem to be investigated and introduction which should include the relevant background of the subject and scope of inquiry, precise description of methodology applied for the measurement or recording of experiments. The details of the data and analysis of the data should follow the results and discussion and conclusion. The precise literature citation should be on the standard format so that verification may be facilitated.

 

5. Examination of Thesis

(a) The thesis must be typewritten on one side of the paper with margin of 1-1/2 inch at each side. The number of pages of the thesis should not be less than 100 or more than 120 in any case. It shall be bound in cloth with title, name of the author and institution and year on the cover. Five copies of the thesis shall be submitted to the University of Evaluation.

(b) On the submission of dissertation BASR, shall appoint three examiners to examine the thesis of the candidate. One of the examiners shall be the research supervisor, and the two shall be external examiners, not in the service of the university. If the three examiners give an adverse opinion about the thesis, it shall be rejected. However, the BASR on the recommendation of the Dean appoint additional (i.e.) fourth examiner and may consider to permit to revise the thesis in accordance with comments of examiners. After modification/revision thesis may be re-submitted after a period of three months.

(c) On the basis of favorable (positive) reports, the viva voce examination shall be conducted by supervisor of research. The viva voce shall be conducted in the Office of the Dean who will act as a titular Chairman.

(d) The degree shall be awarded on successful completion of the course work, approval of thesis by external, internal examiners and qualifying the viva voce examination.

 

II EXAMINATIONS AND GRADING

1. Mid Term and Terminal Examination

The examination held at the end of semester after the completion of a course shall be known as Terminal Examination. It will carry 100 marks each for theory and practical. This examination is a passing head i.e., a student must for each course obtain a minimum of 50% marks separately in theory and practical in this examination. In each semester students may be required to appear in quizzes, and submit assignments to be determined by the teacher concerned and for these HEC policy guidelines and implementation of semester system will be followed. The examination will:

i. Theory: Mid Term Test 30 Marks, Terminal Examination 70 Marks.

ii. Practical: Terminal Examination 100 Marks.

Mid-term test will be conducted in the middle of semester whereas Terminal examination will be held at the end of semester after the completion of course work. At least 50% marks in each course must be obtained to pass the examination.

 

2. Grading System

Grades given to a student in each course shall be of two types:

a. Numerical Grade (NG) Assessment of performance on the basis of marks out of 100 fixed for a course of 3 or 4 credit hours unit is NG.

b. Letter Grade (LG) Equivalent of numerical grades in terms of alphabets shall be termed as alphabetical grades. (Each letter carries a value in terms of numerical points).

c. Grading

 

Degree Requirements:

1. Letter Grades A, B, C or D in all courses.

2. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)* – Minimum 2.45, calculated for all semesters. *CGPA = Sum of ( credit hours X GPA ) Total credit hours

d. Incomplete Grade (IG) A student fails to complete a course for reason beyond his control may be granted incomplete (IG). This course can be completed subsequently, for which fresh course fee be deposited.
Any student who fails to maintain a GPA 1.8 shall be placed on probation.
For incomplete courses no point shall be given.

e. Grade Point Average (GPA) Points obtained in each course shall be multiplied by the number of Credit Hours specified for that course, and then a grade point ratio (GPR) shall be calculated. For example, the result of a 1st year student in a semester may be as follows:

f. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) This is obtained by adding all the Grade Points of the courses during 5 years study period and dividing the total by the total number of credit hours.

 

3. Attendance

Attendance in each subject is compulsory for all students and no student shall be eligible to appear at any University examination unless he has attended 75 per cent attendance in the course.

i. The attendance of students admitted in the Faculty will be counted from the 1st day of semester and not from the date of admission.

ii. If a student is unable to attend classes continuously for 15 days or more without informing the Dean/Chairperson of the Department (in writing) his/her admission will also stand cancelled. In case of illness or other similar situation, application along with a medical certificate from a registered medical practitioner duly verified by the Senior Medical Officer of the University must be submitted within two days after the incident. This may be informed to the Vice Chancellor accordingly.

iii. Original attendance register is to be submitted to the Dean/Chairperson for record and future reference.

 

4. Maximum Duration for Completion of Degree

The duration of completion M.Phil and Ph.D. degrees requirement will be followed as per University rules and regulations.

 

5. Requirement for the Award of M.Phil. Degree

a. A student must have passed all prescribed courses.

b. A student must have obtained a minimum CGPA 2.45

c. Submission of M.Phil. Thesis and Approval of BASR

 

6. Unfair means

All the cases of unfair means will be forwarded to the unfair means Committee appointed for the purpose and the matter will be dealt with in accordance with the rules and regulations of the University.

 

7. Interpretation of Semester Rules

The decision of the Faculty Committee, headed by the Dean, the Controller of Examinations and all the Heads of Department of Faculty would be final for the interpretation of semester rules. In case of any appeal the said Committee would dispose it off on its merits.

Total No. of Credit Hours: 30 Credit Hours Course work + 06 Credit Hours Thesis

Semester Duration: Minimum 16 weeks excluding Examination

Course Duration: Minimum 04 years

No. of Regular Semester: 02

Summer Session: For Deficiency/Failure Courses

Course Load: 9 to 15 Credit Hours

 

Admission And Examinations Post Graduate Studies (Ph.D.)

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D.) Requirements

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is a research degree awarded for a thesis considered to be a substantially original contribution to the subject concerned. The resolutions of the Academic Council of degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) are given in the University Calendar, Statutes and Regulations.

For Ph.D. master’s degree or equivalent degree is required as per HEC directives.

For the Master of Philosophy, a bachelor’s degree (BEMS or equivalent degree) is required as per HEC directives. Applicants should normally hold a master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree in Eastern Medicine from the University, or an equivalent qualification from another university or institution.

 

Areas of Research

Research in Eastern Medicine covers a broad spectrum of clinical sciences ranging from the design, formulations, clinical trials, through studies on methods of treatment of disease, to research on the clinical and sociological aspects of Unani therapies.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 4-8 years

All applicants for research degrees must contact the Faculty before making a formal application to establish that their research proposal is likely to be acceptable and that there are adequate resources and facilities for the research, as well as appropriate supervision. Formal applications must be accompanied by a four-page research proposal.

 

I PhD. ADMISSIONS

Admissions in Hamdard University are given according to merit

 

1. Eligibility for Admissions.

M.Phil. (Eastern Medicine) or Equivalent Degree, GAT/Equivalent University Test.

 

2. Procedure for Synopsis Submission

(a) The application on the prescribed form shall be made to the Registrar through the Dean, Faculty of Eastern Medicine and the Chairman concerned. It shall be accompanied with the synopsis consisting of the objectives, plan of work, methodology and bibliography.

(b) The Registrar shall present the application before the Board of Advance Studies and Research (BASR). The Board shall approve the title of the thesis, the name of the research supervisor and course requirement.

(c) The Registrar shall notify the decision of the BASR.

(d) Every candidate shall pursue his/her research at the Hamdard University, Karachi or any other institution approved by the BASR.

(e) No candidate shall undertake any employment during the period of his study. This rule shall not applicable to the teaching faculty of the Hamdard University.

(f) No candidate shall, join another course of studies or appear at any other examination conducted by the University.

 

3. Progress Report

The Student through his Supervisor will submit progress report every six months for the consideration of BASR, Hamdard University

 

4. Submission of Thesis

(a) The candidate shall not be allowed to submit the thesis after the end of 4th year from the date of admission

(b) The plan of thesis should be as follows; statement of the problem to be investigated and introduction which should include the relevant background of the subject and scope of inquiry, precise description of methodology applied for the measurement or recording of experiments. The details of the data and analysis of the data should follow the results and discussion and conclusion. The precise literature citation should be on the standard format so that verification may be facilitated.

 

5. Examination of Thesis

(a) The thesis must be typewritten on one side of the paper with margin of 1-1/2 inch at each side. The number of pages of the thesis should not be less than 100 or more than 120 in any case. It shall be bound in cloth with title, name of the author and institution and year on the cover. Five copies of the thesis shall be submitted to the University of Evaluation.

(b) On the submission of dissertation BASR, shall appoint three examiners to examine the thesis of the candidate. One of the examiners shall be the research supervisor, and the two shall be external examiners, not in the service of the university. If the three examiners give an adverse opinion about the thesis, it shall be rejected. However, the BASR on the recommendation of the Dean appoint additional (i.e.) fourth examiner and may consider to permits to revise the thesis in accordance to comments of examiners. After modification/revision thesis may be re-submitted after a period of three months.

(c) On the basis of favorable (positive) reports, the viva voce examination shall be conducted by supervisor of research. The viva voce shall be conducted in the Office of the Dean who will act as a titular Chairman.

(d) The degree shall be awarded on successful completion of the course work, approval of thesis by external, internal examiners and qualifying the viva voce examination.

 

II EXAMINATIONS AND GRADING

1. Mid Term and Terminal Examination

The examination held at the end of semester after the completion of a course shall be known as Terminal Examination. It will carry 100 marks each for theory and practical. This examination is a passing head i.e., a student must for each course obtain a minimum of 50% marks separately in theory and practical in this examination. In each semester students may be required to appear in quizzes, and submit assignments to be determined by the teacher concerned and for these HEC policy guidelines and implementation of semester system will be followed. The examination will be:

i. Theory: Mid Term Test 30 Marks, Terminal Examination 70 Marks.

ii. Practical: Terminal Examination 100 Marks.

Mid-term test will be conducted in the middle of semester whereas Terminal examination will be held at the end of semester after the completion of course work. At least 50% marks in each course must be obtained to pass the examination.

 

2. Grading System

Grades given to a student in each course shall be of two types:

a. Numerical Grade (NG) Assessment of performance on the basis of marks out of 100 fixed for a course of 3 or 4 credit hours unit is NG.

b. Letter Grade (LG) Equivalent of numerical grades in terms of alphabets shall be termed as alphabetical grades. (Each letter carries a value in terms of numerical points).

 

c. Grading

Degree Requirements:

1. Letter Grades A, B, C or D in all courses.

2. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)* – Minimum 2.45, calculated for all semesters. *CGPA = Sum of ( credit hours X GPA ) Total credit hours

d. Incomplete Grade (IG) A student fails to complete a course for reason beyond his control may be granted incomplete (IG). This course can be completed subsequently, for which fresh course fee be deposited.

Any student who fails to maintain a GPA 1.8 shall be placed on probation.

For incomplete courses no point shall be given.

e. Grade Point Average (GPA) Points obtained in each course shall be multiplied by the number of Credit Hours specified for that course, and then a grade point ratio (GPR) shall be calculated. For example, the result of a 1st year student in a semester may be as follows:

f. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) This is obtained by adding all the Grade Points of the courses during 5 years study period and dividing the total by the total number of credit hours.

 

3. Attendance

Attendance in each subject is compulsory for all students and no student shall be eligible to appear at any University examination unless he has attended 75 per cent attendance in the course.

i. The attendance of students admitted in the Faculty will be counted from the 1st day of semester and not from the date of admission.

ii. If a student is unable to attend classes continuously for 15 days or more without informing the Dean/Chairperson of the Department (in writing) his/her admission will also stand cancelled. In case of illness or other similar situation, application along with a medical certificate from a registered medical practitioner duly verified by the Senior Medical Officer of the University must be submitted within two days after the incident. This may be informed to the Vice Chancellor accordingly.

iii. Original attendance register is to be submitted to the Dean/Chairperson for record and future reference.

 

4. Maximum Duration for Completion of Degree

The duration of completion M.Phil and Ph.D. degrees requirement will be followed as per University rules and regulations.

 

5. Requirement for the Award of M.Phil. Degree

a. A student must have passed all prescribed courses.

b. A student must have obtained a minimum CGPA 2.45

c. Submission of M.Phil. Thesis and Approval of BASR

 

6. Unfair means

All the cases of unfair means will be forwarded to the unfair means Committee appointed for the purpose and the matter will be dealt with in accordance with the rules and regulations of the University.

 

7. Interpretation of Semester Rules

The decision of the Faculty Committee, headed by the Dean, The Controller of Examination and all the Heads of Department of Faculty would be final for the interpretation of semester rules. In case of any appeal the said Committee would dispose it off on its merits.

Total No. of Credit Hours: 30 Credit Hours Course work + 06 Credit Hours Ph.D. Dissertation

Semester Duration: Minimum 16 weeks excluding Examination

Course Duration: Minimum 04 years & Maximum 08 years

No. of Regular Semester: 02

Summer Session: For Deficiency/Failure Courses

Course Load: 9 to 15 Credit Hours

Main Campus

Degree Program Offered Eligibility Criteria Duration
Intermediate or equivalent in Pre Medical with minimum 45%.
5 Years
Intermediate or equivalent in Pre Medical with minimum 45%
4 Years
M.Phil. Eastern Medicine
BEMS or MBBS and NTS/ GAT Subject or HU GAT General with minimum 50%
2 Years
Ph.D Eastern Medicine
M.Phil in relevant field and NTS/GAT subject or HU GAT subject with minimum 60%
4 Years

Fee StructureAmount
Admission & Enrollment Fee (One Time Only)
13,000
Registration & Exam Fee (Per Semester)
8,240
Tuition Fee (Per Semester)
45,320
Total
66,560

 

Fee StructureAmount
Admission & Enrollment Fee (One Time Only)
13,000
Registration & Exam Fee (Per Semester)
10,108
Tuition Fee (Per Semester)
42,959
Total
66,067

 

Fee StructureAmount
Admission & Enrollment Fee (One Time Only)
13,000
Registration & Exam Fee (Per Semester)
12,208
Tuition Fee (Per Semester)
45,780
Total
70,988

 

Fee StructureAmount
Admission & Enrollment Fee (One Time Only)
17,000
Registration & Exam Fee (Per Semester)
12,208
Tuition Fee (Per Semester)
72,672
Total
101,880

 

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Mission

The Faculty of Eastern Medicine in response to the growing needs of health management is determined to provide the knowledge and infrastructure to develop Eastern Medicine (Tibb-e-Unani) and to wide its applications, aims to build capacity of the common people (society) and the professionals to understand Tibb. It is also among the mission of the Faculty to educate allied professionals of the basic and applied fields of Natural Sciences, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), Medicine and Pharmacy, This mission of the Faculty of Eastern Medicine go well together following the vision of Hakim Mohammed Said and thus Hamdard University, to execute advance studies and research in Eastern Medicine (Tibb-e-Unani).

Goals

To prepare competent Medical Graduates of Eastern Medicine (Tibb-e-Unani) and train post-graduate professionals of Eastern Medicine (Tibb-e-Unani) to cater the ever growing demands of Health care and Management.
To provide Eastern Medicine (Tibb-e-Unani) knowledge to common people (society) and quality education to the undergraduates and train post-graduates in their practice and different fields of Eastern Medicine (Tibb-e-Unani) Specialization.
To educate the professionals of Eastern Medicine (Tibb-e-Unani) to work as members of the team of Health Professionals for promoting health and solving health problems in the community.
To publish books, monographs and undertake research projects and conduct courses specially for advance studies in Eastern Medicine (Tibb-e-Unani).
The major achievement of Faculty of Eastern Medicine is the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Ibn Sina Institute of Tibb, Johannesburg, University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa, with University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan and Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, Changsha, China. In order to develop and operate academic research programs for the advancement of Eastern Medicine, the faculty offers the following undergraduate degree programs:

  1. Bachelor of Eastern Medicine and Surgery - (Regular – 5 Years)
  2. M. Phil. (Eastern Medicine) and Ph. D. (Eastern Medicine) programs are also offered on regular basis.

Permanent Faculty

Prof. Dr. Ahsana Dar Farooq
Dean, Faculty of Eastern Medicine
Head of Department
Professor
Ph.D (Unani Medicine)
Email: dean.FEM@hamdard.edu.pk

Ahsana Dar Farooq, holds MSc (Genetics, Karachi University), MS (Biology, University of Mo. St. Louis, USA), M.Phil and PhD degrees (Cambridge University). She has around 4 decades of teaching and diverse research experience involving variety of animals such as chickens, nematodes (Nippostrongylus brasiliensis), rodents (Rats, mice and guinea pigs), rabbits, horses, and humans.  As a natural product pharmacologist her research work provided scientific justification of plants used traditionally predominantly in Pakistan as antidepressant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer.   

Dr. ADF supervised M.Phil /PhD (over 20), trained foreign students (27), published Research papers (87), Co-edited Books (19) and has patents (3), an Examiner and visiting Faculty.  She is a recipient of research grants (9) and also organized and participated in several scientific conferences. Dr. ADF is a member or hold honorary positions of National and International organizations (15), reviewer of several prestigious Journals. Considering her experience and expertise most recently, acting as consultant of local Herbal Industries stressing upon safety, efficacy and standardization of their products with the objective to participate in their efforts for alleviation of various human diseases and sufferings.  

Served for over 25 years at H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, international Center of Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi. Currently, serving as Dean, Faculty of Eastern Medicine, Hamdard University, Karachi. Inspired by traditional system of medicine and its role in primary healthcare including the philosophy behind it keeps her and her research group motivated.

Dr. Hk. Shahabuddin
Professor
Ph.D (Unani Medicine)

He is a pioneer in the promotion of Unani medicine and has been working since 1984 to establish Eastern/Unani medicine in Pakistan. He received his Bachelor of Unani Medicine (BUMS) from Muslim University, Aligarh and  completed his Ph.D. in Eastern Medicine from Hamdard University, Karachi. He served in the roles of Principal and Dean of the Hamdard Almajeed College of Eastern Medicine, Hamdard University. He has published various papers in International Journals, Hmadard Sehat and is an expert in ENT, Opthalmology, Mualijat (Therapeutics), Dawasazi (Pharmacy) and History of Eastern Medicine. He was a pioneer of the BEMS curriculum in Pakistan and served as a member of the National Council for Tibb, Ministry of Health, Pakistan from 2002 to 2007.

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed Khan
Professor
Ph.D (Science)
Dean Research and Director ORIC
Email: imtiaz.khan@hamdard.edu.pk

After his Ph.D. in plant Biotechnology from University of Adelaide, Australia in 1997 worked as “Lead scientist / Senior Post-doc.” for the project “Bringing Genomics/ proteomics to Wheat Field” in University of California, Davis, USA for 6 years. In Pakistan, associated with different Higher Education institutes as a Professor and Foreign Faculty Expert for more than 15 years and have established Plant/animal Molecular Genetic programs/laboratories/Curriculum. In his credit, have more than 110 research publication and supervised more than 63 Ph.D, M.phil./MS and MSc students. Courses he is teaching are Genetics, Biostatistics, plant breeding and bioinformatics.

Prof. Dr. Hk. Asif Iqbal
Professor
HoD Department  of Medicine & Allied Sciences
Member Ethical Review Board (MERB)
Email: asif.iqbal@hamdard.edu.pk

After his Fazil-e-Tibb-wal-Jarahat (FTJ) diploma, all his educational career including BEMS, M.Phil. and Ph.D. (Eastern Medicine) are from Al-Majeed College of Eastern Medicine, Hamdard University. In his Ph.D. he worked on the treatment options of Hepatitis C with Unani perspective. He has published 21 manuscripts, wrote 3 books, and has funded 6 projects. He also organized 35 conferences and  conducted 20 Training programs. He is also member National Council for Tibb and Chairman National pharmacopeia committee.

Dr. Muhammad Noman Khan
Associate Professor
Ph.D (Physiology)
Research Associate at UMRL and Secretory of HU-ERB
Email: mnoman.khan@hamdard.edu.pk

After finishing his Bachelor's (BSC Hons.) and Master's degrees in Physiology from University of Karachi, he went on to earn his Ph.D. in Immunology from Dalian Medical University in China. Along with that, He has also experienced to completed two post-doctoral fellowships in China. He focused on inflammatory diseases and cancer in vitro and in vivo mice models, including lungs, hepatic, breast, and prostate mice models, as well as pro-inflammaotry cytokines antagonist therapy in the treatment of various immunological disorders during his PhD and postdoctoral career. During his research, he learned a variety of molecular techniques and guided master's and doctoral students. He has over 25 international and national manuscripts published in journals such as cancer letters, international journal of oncology, oncotagret, and World Journal of Gastroenterology. He is HEC approved supervisor for Ph.D in Biological Sciences and currently serve as an Associate Professor of Physiology with an additional responsibility of research related projects in Hamdard University.

Dr. Sabira Naqvi
Head Unani Medicine Research Laboratory
Email: sabira.naqvi@hamdard.edu.pk

She has completed her Ph.D. degree in the field of Protein Chemistry from International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi in 1984. During doctoral degree received fellowship from International Seminar in Chemistry, Uppsala Sweden and Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Munich, Germany. Since then worked as Senior Research Officer and Research Associate in ICCBS. Her research projects are in the areas of protein isolation, characterization and structure function relationship, biochemical assays and pharmacological activities. Currently, working in the Faculty of Eastern Medicine and involved in the establishment of Unani Medicine Research Laboratory as Head of the Laboratory. Published a book on High performance liquid chromatography and was awarded Certificate of Commendation, chapter in books and 27 international and national publications in high impact factor journals. Co-Principal Investigator in projects funded by Hamdard Laboratories (Waqf) Pakistan and HURC. Current research projects are focused in developing evidence-based research on Unani Medicines related to hepatotoxicity, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and others diseases.

Dr. Hk. Muhammad Owais Ahmed Khan
Assistant Professor
M.Phil (Unani Medicine)
Chairman Department of Basic Clinical Sciences
Consultant physician at Shifa-ul-Mulk Memorial Hospital, Hamdard University, Karachi
Email: owais.khan@hamdard.edu.pk

He earned his Ph.D in Eastern Medicine for the study of the treatment of superficial infected wounds using herbal medicine from Hamdard University in 2019. He has more than 40 years of extensive clinical expertise at several institutions in India, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and in Pakistan. He worked in Shifa-ul-Mulk Memorial Hospital as the Medical Superintendent for ten years. In addition, he was given the Shifa-ul-Mulk Memorial Award by the late Dr. M.A. Khan for his outstanding work in Eastern Medicine. He is currently a teacher of Pathology, ENT, Opthalmology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, and Parasitology.

Dr. Hk. Sheeraz M.Siddiqui
Assistant Professor
Chairman, Dept. Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences
Ph.D (Unani Medicine)
M.Phil/ Ph.D. Program Coordinator
Email: sheraz.siddiqui@hamdard.edu.pk

Following completion of his bachelors in Eastern Medicine(BEMS) in 2004 from Hamdard University he earned M.Phil. in 2010 and Ph.D. in 2018 from Hamdard University, Karachi. He hold the position of Program Coordinator of Post Graduate Studies and Chairman of the Department of Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences in the Faculty of Eastern Medicine. Eight research publications, two books, two M.Phil. students, and co-supervision of three Ph.D. students are all to his credit. He is teaching Courses of Community Medicine, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry in undergraduate studies and Fundamental of Clinical Investigation and Gastroenterology in post-graduate studies.

Dr. Hk. Qalb-e-Saleem
Assistant Professor
M.Phil (Unani Medicine)
Chairman Department of Principles of Eastern Medicine
Email: q.saleem@hamdard.edu.pk

He has awarded Ph.D. recently from Hamdard University. Before this he has  completed M.Phil and B.E.M.S. also from Hamdard University and recieved “Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said Gold Medal” from the Honorable President of Pakistan in the convocation 2000.He has been serving Hamdard University as a permanent employee for more than 20 years. Courses he is teaching are Principles of Eastern Medicine and Physiology.

Dr. Hk. S.Zahoor-ul-Hassan
Assistant Professor
M.Phil (Unani Medicine)
In charge Postgraduate Research Laboratory, Research Co-ordinator of UMRL
Email: Zahoor@hamdard.edu.pk

After completing his Bechlors degree in Eastern Medicine BEMS and M.Phil, he received his Ph.D in Eastern Medicine from the Faculty of Eastern Medicine, Hamdard University. His research focuses on the treatment of gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders from a Unani perspective, particularly H. Pylori and viral hepatitis and the related clinical investigations. Following graduation, he is engaged in both teaching and research. Under his guidance, two M.Phil students have graduated, while three more are enrolled. He teaches Clinical diagnostics, Therapeutics, and Mualijat (medicine).

Dr. Muhammad Amjad Chishti
Assistant Professor
Ph.D Scholar (Unani Medicine)
Head of Department Surgery and Allied Sciences, Examination
QEC related matters, Disciplinary committee, and Admission committee
Email: amjad.chishti@hamdard.edu.pk

He received his Ph.D in Eastern Medicine with a study on the therapeutic effectiveness of the Unani formulation "Eczegone" for the treatment of eczema, in 2021. His scientific interests include Phytomedicine, Skin Diseases, Clinical trial of Unani formulations, and Unani Treatment Options for Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis. He formerly worked at Shifaul Mulk Memorial Hospital as a Medical Officer. He concentrated on comparing the clinical effectiveness and safety of the coded herbal remedy Dermovix to allopathic treatment during his M.Phil. He published more than 24 research publication in National and International journals. He is teaching ENT, pathology, and ophthalmology.

Dr. Tabiba Syma Ghayas
Assistant Professor
M.Phil (Unani Medicine)
Chairperson Health and Education Awareness Committee
Member Curriculum Committee, Admission Committee, Academic and Examination Committee, Scientific Committee, Female Coordination Committee
Focal Person for MOUs. Consultant at Shifa-ul-Mulk Memorial Hospital for Eastern Medicine
Email: syma.ghayas@hamdard.edu.pk

She has completed her bachelor degree in Bachelor of Eastern Medicine and Surgery (BEMS) from Faculty of Eastern Medicine, Hamdard University in 2003. After that, she joined her mother institute as lecturer in 2004. In 2011 she completed M.Phil in Eastern Medicine on the core concepts of philosophy of Eastern Medicine “Four Humoral Theory”. In 2022 she was awarded Ph.D. degree. She has an excellence in the management of Iron Overload in Thalassemia patients with herbal medicine and dietotherapy. She has done many scientific projects and participated in national and international competitions and won many prizes in her career. She is the author of six research papers. She is practicing Unani medicine as a general physician, specialist for Thalassemia management, Dietotherapy and Aging. She is the lifetime member of Pakistan Association for Eastern Medicine.

Dr. Syed Rizwan
Assistant Professor
Ph.D (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Chairman of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Email: syed.rizwan@hamdard.edu.pk

He earned his Ph.D from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. After PhD, conducted some research work from Ministry of Science, China. Research Interest area Nutiogenomics, Molecular genetics, Proteomics, Genomics and Transcriptomics, Metabolomics. Two research projects have currently been funded, one by the HURC and the other by the Hamdard Laboratory (waqf) in Pakistan. He is teaching Human Nutrition and Dietetics program which includes courses are Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Biostatistics and Physiology.

Dr. Meeraj Zehra
Assistant Professor
Member of BASR & Academic council committees at FEM
Email: meraj.zehra@hamdard.edu.pk

She is a Ph.D in Biochemistry (2019) from University of Karachi and have almost more than 10 years of teaching and research experience in the field of Protein Chemistry in Department of Biochemistry, University of Karachi. Her field of specialization are Proteomics and Molecular Biology and  have six national and international scientific research Publications. She is currently engaged in teaching Biochemistry.

Hk. M.Rais Khan
Assistant Professor
M.Phil (Unani Medicine)
Head Department of Basic Medical Sciences
Email: rais.khan@hamdard.edu.pk

He has done Bachelors of Eastern Medicine and Surgery  from Hamdard University in 2000 and then joined Hamdard University as Lecturer in 2001. He earned M.Phil. in  Eastern Medicine from  in 2009 and promoted as Assistant Professor in 2010. He is involved in teaching Anatomy to BEMS and HND.

Tabiba Leena Hameed
Assistant Professor
M.Phil (Eastern Medicine & Surgery)
Email: leena.hameed@hamdard.edu.pk

Assistant Professor in department of Basic Clinical Sciences and teaching Pharmacology and Therapeutics courses.She is pursuing her Ph. D in Faculty of Eastern Medicine and her primary interest is female reproductive endocrinology, women health and evidence based Unani medicine. Her M.Phil study focused on the Unani management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and she also worked on multiple research projects and have 7 publications. She has been awarded with 3 gold medals including “Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said Gold Medal” another one is  from Pakistan Academy of Sciences during a workshop for achieving 1st position in the research competition.

Tabiba Nadia Naseem
Lecturer
BEMS (Eastern Medicine & Surgery)
External student advisor
Health awareness committee Advisor
Member of female coordinator committee, sports committee
ORIC subcommittee (FEM)
Admission committee, Magazine committee
Email: nadia.naseem@hamdard.edu.pk

She graduated with a Bachelor degree in BEMS and an M.Phil. in Eastern Medicine from Faculty of Eastern Medicine, Hamdard University. She has served as a Tabiba in a number of institutions, including Naimat Begum Hospital. She is currently enrolled in a PhD program and also instructs undergraduate students in Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Tabiba Sidra Shamim
Lecturer
BEMS (Eastern Medicine & Surgery)
Member of Health awareness committee
Member of female coordinator committee
Member of sports committee
Email: sidra.shamim@hamdard.edu.pk

She has earned a Master of Public Health from Dow University of Health Sciences and a Bechlor's in Eastern Medicine (BEMS) from the Faculty of Eastern Medicine, Hamdard University. She finished her Master's thesis on "Epidemiological Studies on Co-morbid Diabetes Mellitus among Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients." She also participates in teaching surgery courses and has clinical experience at several institutions.

Ms. Mehak Muhammad Ashfaq
Lecturer
MS (Public Health)
Email: mehak.ashfaq@hamdard.edu.pk

In 2018, She was awarded an MSPH in nutritional sciences from Dow University of Health Sciences in Karachi . Since that time, she has experienced to work as a nutritionist for various institutions and hospitals added freelance work on articles pertaining to medical research. She is also participating as a keynote speaker and nutritionist in seminars on nutrition. Her project on the role of breakfast in adolescent health was one of three publications she got to manage. At DICE DUHS, she triumphed in a poster contest. She is teaching courses on macronutrients, the basics of human nutrition, and nutrition through social protection.

Tabiba Huma Sayeed Siddiqui
Lecturer
BEMS (Eastern Medicine & Surgery)
Incharge Student Internship Program
Consultant Shifa-ul-Mulk Memorial Hospital
Clinical Training of House officers in SUMMH
Incharge Female Students matters in FEM
Email: huma.saeed@hamdard.edu.pk

She has basic professional education is FTJ, BEMS.  And pursuing M.Phil in Eastern Medicine.  Her area of specialization is treatment of gynecological diseases and family health care. She has more than 30 years of Clinical experience and currently she is teaching  Mualijat (Medicine), and Pediatrics.

Hk. Muhammad Amjed Ismail
Lecturer
BEMS (Eastern Medicine & Surgery)
Managing FEM Herbal Garden
Practicing as a Tabib since last 27 years
Consultancy in SUMMH
Member FEM Library committee

He has basic professional education is FTJ, BEMS.  And pursuing his M.Phil. in Eastern Medicine. During his M.Phil, area of study is  Kidney problem (Urolithiasis).  He is teaching in the Faculty of Eastern Medicine from last five years and having more than 27 years of clinical experiences. He is also actively participating in Symposiums, webinars, and other social media programs. He has six international research publications. Courses he is teaching are Pharmacognosy and Pharmacy.

Ms. Al Ayesha Farooq
Lecturer
Student Advisor
Examination Coordinator for Nutrition and Dietetics Program
Email: ayesha.farooq@hamdard.edu.pk

She has completed B.S. (hons.) from University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences Lahore and M.Sc. in human Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. She has previous experienced to work as clinical nutritionist in various organizations. Currently she is teaching courses are Dietetics I&II, Sports Nutrition and Nutrition through life cycle.

Mr. Imran Tariq
Lecturer
Email: imran@hamdard.edu.pk

He graduated from University of Agriculture Faisalabad with a master's degree in human nutrition and dietetics. His research focused on the development of a Nigella sativa supplement and the investigation of its anti-inflammatory potential for ulcerative colitis. He recently joined Hamdard University, where he is now teaching and conducting research for the Nutrition program. He is currently imparting courses in anatomy and food analysis.

Ms. Hajrah Ilyas
Lecturer
Email: hajra.ilyas@hamdard.edu.pk

She has done B.Sc. (hons.) and M.Sc. (hons.) from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. She also completed internship as a clinical dietitian. She has one research paper publication. Courses she is teaching are Assessment of Nutritional Status and Nutrition Through Life cycle.

Ms. Ammara Ishtiaq
Lecturer
Email: ammara.ishtiaq@hamdard.edu.pk

She has done B.Sc. (hons.) and M.Sc. (hons.) from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. She also completed internship as a clinical dietitian. She has one research paper publication. Courses she is teaching are Infant and Young Child Feeding, Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals and Food Analysis.

Tabiba Hafizah Shawana Maqsood
Teaching Assistant
Research Coordinator
Email: ammara.ishtiaq@hamdard.edu.pk

Currently She is completing her M.Phill in Eastern Medicine. Her area of interest is to study Unani drug formulations for the treatment of microbial skin infections. She has working experience as a Lecturer and currently she is teaching Surgery related courses.

Mr. Ahmad Yar Sukhera (Batch 2015) (Click here to view)

About Us

Hamdard University is a private research university with campuses in Karachi and Islamabad, Pakistan. It was founded in 1991 by the renowned philanthropist Hakim Said of the Hamdard Foundation. Hamdard is one of the first and the oldest private institutions of higher education in Pakistan.

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Email: info@hamdard.edu.pk
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Landline: 021 36440042
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Karachi – 74600, Pakistan

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