Bachelor in Siddha Medicine And Surgery (BSMS Course)

The Diversion of various medical systems in India After the Establishment of the Department Of  AYUSH (Ayurveda, Unani, Homeopathy, Yoga and Naturopathy, And  Siddha Medicine) in India; has opened endless career and education opportunities for the Young generation who are seeking careers in Siddha medicine. According to Siddha ideology, the physiological and psychological processes of the body are controlled by SEVEN components saram (plasma), cheneer (blood), ooun (muscle), kozhuppu (fat), elumbu (bone), moolai (nerve), and inthiriyam (mind) (semen). These seven elements are activated by three Mukkuttram: vatha (air), pitta (fire or heat or energy), and Kapha (water). The disease is caused by any of these Mukkuttram that is out of balance, and the Siddha System of Medicine corrects the vitiated Mukkuttram for a healthy life.

Admission For the BSMS course is done on the Basis Of the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) Conducted by the NTA (National Testing Agency). Central Council of Indian Medicin (CCIM), New Delhi Is the Governing And Responsible Body for Admission To Siddha Medical Courses (BSMS Courses) in India; Admission for BSMS courses can be done only at Siddha colleges that are affiliated with individual and respective Universities which are permitted by Depart of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy medicine), and Government Of INDIA for Unified And uniform Siddha Curriculum throughout the country. 

Bachelor in Siddha Medicine And Surgery (BSMS Course)
Bachelor in Siddha Medicine And Surgery (BSMS Course) 2024

About Siddha Medicine

The “Siddhargal” or “Siddhars” were the top scientists in ancient Egypt. Siddhars, mostly from Southern India, established the Siddha medical system in the state of Tamil Nadu. Siddhars were spiritual adepts who wielded ashtasiddhis. Agastyar, also known as Agasthya, is credited with founding Siddha Medicine. There are eighteen Siddhars who are considered important in Siddha Medicine. Siddha medicine is said to resurrect and regenerate disease-causing organs while also balancing the Dosha ratio. Kayakarpam (a specific combination of medicine and lifestyle) and Muppu are two specialties of Siddha medicine (universal salt). 

BSMS Course Highlights

Course NameBachelor in Siddha Medicine And Surgery 
Course LevelUndergraduate
BSMS Course Duration4 And ½ years + 1 Year internship
Minimum EligibilityPassed 10+2 with a minimum aggregate of 50%-60% and PCB as compulsory subjects
Entrance Exam NEET Conducted By the NTA
Academic fees Rs. 5,000/- To Rs. 3,00,00/-
SalaryRs. 1,50,000/- to Rs. 6,00,000/- (annually)

BSMS Course Syllabus

Semester ISemester IISemester III
BiochemistryPharmacology IVarmam Therapy
Siddha Medicine- Principles and HistorySiddha PathologyToxicology and Forensics
Physiology IMicrobiologyGynaecology and Obstetrics
Communicative EnglishPharmacology IIDental Disease and Bone Setting Surgery
Physiology IIAnimal and Plant Kingdom AnalysisSpecial Medicine and External Therapy
PharmacognosyModern Pathology PrinciplesPaediatrics
Anatomy IPharmaceuticalsNational Health Policies

Eligibility Criteria for BSMS Course

BSMS Eligibility
Entrance Exam:NEET Entrance Exam
Age:In terms of age, only aspirants aged 17 and up were permitted to register for the national entrance examination.
QualificationCandidates must have passed a Class 12 or equivalent examination in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English. The qualifying marks in Class 12 must be at least 50% for general category candidates, and at least 40% for reserved category candidates.

BSMS Fees 

Below shared is an approximate BSMS course fees range, which may differ from college to college and fees has been bifurcated based on BSMS course fees in Private college & BSMS course fees in Government college.

Course Fee Range
BSMS CourseRs. 5,000/- To Rs. 3,00,00/-

BSMS Salary Range

The average BSMS salary ranges between Rs. 1,50,000 and Rs. 6,00,000 per year, and it increases with experience. Salaries differ in the commercial and public sectors.

Course Salary Range
BSMS CourseRs. 1,50,000/- and Rs. 6,00,000/-(per year)

Why Choose BSMS?

Siddha medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, and herbal medicine are just a few of the underdeveloped sectors which have recently risen to prominence. With several initiatives for the governance and development of the Ministry of AYUSH, the opportunities for employment following a BSMS degree are limitless.

Because the BSMS medical degree is still relatively new, many students are unfamiliar with its fundamentals and scope. In this area, alternative medicinal treatments, as opposed to allopathic approaches, have a lot of potential.

Siddha medicinal techniques and related fields are the focus of the BSMS program. The course covers microbiology, physiology, community medicine, dentistry, dermatology, gynecology, pediatrics, and other fields. In India, the BSMS course includes a thorough investigation of the subject as well as the formation of professional skills. After completing the BSMS program, Students could work as a pediatrician, dermatologists, doctors, physiologists, chiropractor, or obstetricians, among other professions.

Cutt-off  For BHMS Course: (NEET BASED)

NEET 2022 Percentile

This section contains the NEET 2022 Expected Cutoff for General, SC/ST/OBC. 

CategoryNEET 2022 cutoff
General50th percentile
SC/ST/OBC40th percentile
General-PwD45th percentile
SC/ST/OBC-PwD40th percentile

NEET 2022 result qualifying percentile & scores (Released)

CategoryQualifying CriteriaCut-off marks 2022Cut-off marks 2021
UR50th Percentile715-117720-138
OBC40th Percentile116-93137-108
SC40th Percentile116-93137-108
ST40th Percentile116-93137-108
UR / EWS & PH45th Percentile116-105137-122
OBC & PH40th Percentile104-93121-108
SC & PH40th Percentile104-93121-108
ST & PH40th Percentile104-93121-108

BSMS Participating Colleges 

SR. NO.CollegesWebsite
1Santhigiri Siddha Medical College, KeralaClick Here
Tamil Nadu 
SR. NO.CollegesWebsite
1Govt. Siddha Medical College Palayamkottai, Tamil NaduClick Here
2Govt. Siddha Medical College Arumbakkam, Chennai Click Here
3ATSVS Siddha Medical College And Hospital, KanyakumariClick Here
4Sairam Siddha Medical College And Research Centre, Chennai Click Here
5Velumailu Siddha Medical College, KanchipuramClick Here
6National Institute of Siddha, Tambaram Sanitorium, Chennai Click Here
7RVS Siddha Medical College And Hospital, CoimbatoreClick Here
8Sivaraj Siddha Medical College, SalemClick Here
9Maria Siddha Medical College And Hospital, Kanyakumari Dist, 629177Click Here
10JSA Medical College & Research Centre, Villupuram-Click Here
11Nandha Siddha Medical College And Hospital, ErodeClick Here
12Excel Siddha Medical College And Research Centre, Namakkal Click Here

BSMS Course Admission Process 

The AYUSH Admission Central Counselling Committee manages admission to 15% All India Quota seats in government BSMS colleges in India (AACCC). While admission to the 85% government state quota seats of the BSMS course in India is handled by the state’s affiliated university. 

NEET is a mandatory test for admission to a BSMS course beginning this academic year. Check out the step-by-step process for applying to a BSMS course via NEET.

  • Apply For NEET
  • Appear at NEET
  • NEET Result Declaration
  • Enrollment at BSMS College
  • Allotment of Seats at BSMS College

Eligible candidates should review the detailed admission procedure listed below.

  • For admission to AIQ seats in the BSMS course, students must register at
  • Candidates must register at the official websites of the affiliated universities/colleges to be considered for state quota seats at BSMS colleges in India.
  • Following the verification of the application forms, officials will release the merit list for the list of BSMS colleges in India, which will include the names of qualified candidates.
  • During online counselling, shortlisted candidates must submit their course and college preferences.
  • Authorities admit shortlisted candidates based on their choices submitted by applicants, NEET rank, available seats, reservation, and other criteria.
  • Selected students must report to their assigned college for document verification and admission process completion.

Employment And Career Opportunities

Following is a list of some reputable and popular career options for candidates who have completed their BSMS degree.

  • Pathologist
  • Chiropractor
  • Physiologist
  • Medical Consultant
  •  Dermatologist 
  • Medical Officer 
  • Start your own Clinic
  • Lecturer in any Siddha Medical College
  • Government Siddha Doctor in Government hospital
  • Siddha Doctor in Private hospital
  • Hospital Management / Administration (After MBA in Hospital Management)
  • Clinical Research field
  • Medicinal Botanist
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