Homoeopathy (Graded Degree Course) Regulation, 1983 (as amended upto December, 2001)

HOMOEOPATHY (GRADED DEGREE COURSE)
B.H.M.S.
REGULATIONS, 1983
(As Amended upto December, 2001)

PRINCIPAL REGULATIONS
PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA:
EXTRAORDINARY, ON 11TH MAY, 1983
(and Corrigendum Published in the Gazette dated 6th February, 1984)

AMENDMENTS PUBLISHED IN GAZETTE OF INDIA:
EXTRAORDINARY, ON 28th DECEMBER, 2001

NOTIFICATION

In exercise of the powers conferred by clauses (i) (j) and (k) of section 33 and sub-section (1) of section 20 of the Homeopathy Central Council Act, 1973 (59 of 1973), the Central Council of Homeopathy, with the previous sanction of the Central Government hereby makes the following regulations, namely: -

PART- I

Preliminary

*1. Short title and commencement

(1)These regulations may be called the Homeopathy (Graded Degree Course) Regulations, 1983.
(2)They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Gazette of India
2. Definitions: In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires.
(i)."Act" means the Homeopathy Central Council Act, 1973 (59 of 1973),
(ii)."Courses" means the Course of study in Homeopathy, namely: -

(a) D.H.M.S. (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), and

(b) B.H.M.S. (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery),

(iii)."Diploma" means a Diploma in Homeopathy as defined in clause (iii) of regulation 2 of the Homeopathy (Diploma Course) Regulations, 1983.
(iv)."Degree" means a degree in Homeopathy as provided in Regulation 3 of these regulations of a Degree as defined in clause (iv) of regulation 2 of the Homeopathy (Degree Course) Regulations, 1983.
(v)."Homeopathic College" means a Homeopathic College affiliated to a Board or University and recognised by the Central Council.
(vi)."Inspector" means Medical Inspector appointed under sub- section (1) of section 17 of the Act;
(vii)."President" means the President of the Central Council;
(viii)."Second Schedule" and Third Schedule" mean the Second and Third Schedule respectively of the Act;
(ix)."Syllabus" and "Curriculum" mean the Syllabus and Curriculum for different courses of study as specified by the Central Council under these regulations, the Homeopathy (Diploma Course) Regulations, 1983 and the Homeopathy (Degree Course) Regulations, 1983.
(x)."Teaching experience" means teaching experience in the subject concerned in a Homeopathic College or in a Hospital recognised by the Central Council;
(xi)."Visitor" means a Visitor appointed under sub -section (l) of section 18 of the Act.

PART- II

Course of Study

3.Graded Degree Course (i) The Degree Course of B.H.M.S. (Graded Degree) shall comprise a course of study consisting of the Curriculum and Syllabus provided in these regulations, spread over a period of two years including Compulsory Internship of six months' duration after passing the final Degree examination.
(ii).The Internship shall be undertaken at the Hospital attached to the Homoeopathic College and in cases where such Hospital cannot accommodate all of its students for Internship such students may undertake Internship in a Homoeopathic Hospital or Dispensary run by the Central Government or State Government or local bodies,
(iii).At the completion of the Internship of the specified period and on the recommendation of the head of the institution where Internship was undertaken, the concerned Board or University, as the case may be shall issue the degree to the successful candidate.

PART- III

Admission to Course

4.Minimum qualification: No candidate shall be admitted to the B.H.M.S. Graded Degree Course unless he has passed the final examination of a Diploma course in Homoeopathy of not less than four year's duration.

PART-IV

THE CURRICULUM

5.Subjects: subjects for study and examination of the B.H.M.S (Graded Degree) Course shall be as under:-
(i)Practice of Homoeopathic Medicine including Paediatrics, Preventive and Social
Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Systemic Pathology;
(ii)Homoeopathic Materia Medica (Applied and Pure);
(iii)Organon of Medicine, Homoeopathic Philosophy, Chronic diseases, Psychology and Logic and Repertorisation.

*Amended in 2001

PART-V

Syllabus

*6 Syllabus for Graded Degree Course:- The following shall be the syllabus for the B.H.M.S. (Graded Degree) Course, namely: -
(i).Practice of Homoeopathic Medicine:- Homoeopathy has a distinct approach to diseases. It recognises disease neither by prominent symptoms nor by those of any organ or part of the body. It treats the patient as a whole and the totality of symptoms exhibited by him represents the disease. Merely the name of the condition from which he suffers is thus of no significance to a Homoeopath. Therefore, in the Graded Degree Course, the subject of Practice of Homoeopathic Medicine including Paediatrics, Preventive and Social Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gyneacology and Systemic Pathology has been introduced on an integrated manner.Medicine is essentially a practical science with stress on systematic disease diagnostic pattern of case taking whereas Homoeopathic Medicine has a variation with stress on constitution, liking/disliking, thermal reaction, mental set up (including behaviour) focusing individualization besides, systematic disease diagnosis. Therefore, practice of Homoeopathic Medicine becomes practical. Therefore the teaching and training at the bedside approach is introduced to inculcate such practical aspects in the mind of the students, to prepare them true Homoeopaths. The following is the course of study for Practice of Homoeopathic Medicine:A course of systematic instructions on the Principles and Practice of Homoeopathic Medicine inclusive of therapeutic prescribing.
The instructions may be given in following manner during 1-1/2 years of clinical course in Practice of Homoeopathic Medicine:
(A)course of General and Systemic Pathology;
(B)A course of Preventive and Social Medicine which includes communicable diseases its prevention, environmental and medicine and family welfare;
(C) Paediatrics: The emphasis should be laid on growth and development of child and common diseases of children;
(D) Surgery: A large number of conditions are amenable to internal medication in Homoeopathy. The scope of Homoeopathy is much wider in the case with surgical dimensions but as supplement to medicine, Surgery has definite place in Homoeopathy and should be taught accordingly with that orientation.
Therefore, a course of instructions on the principles of surgery shall be : -
(a)

Practical instructions in surgical methods including Physiotherapy;

(b)

Practical instructions in minor operative surgery;

(c)

Lectures and demonstrations on radiology;

(d)

Venereal diseases;

(e)

Orthopaedics;

(f)

Dental Diseases;

(g)

Surgical diseases of children;

(h)

Neurosurgery;

(i)

E.N.T.

(j)

Opthalmology;

Lectures and demonstration on surgical appliances and methods of Physiotherapy. Instructions in these branches of medicine should be directed to the attainment of sufficient knowledge to ensure familiarity with the common conditions,
their recognition and homoeopathic treatment.
(E)Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Students must be trained in special clinical methods of investigation for diagnosis local conditions and discriminating cases where surgical intervention, either as a life saving measure or for removing mechanical obstacles is necessary. In this context Homoeopathy adopts the same attitude towards medicine and surgery.A course of systematic instructions on the principles and practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Infant Hygiene with therapeutic prescribing should be given. Throughout the whole period of study, students should be directed towards the importance of diagnosis, prevention and management aspect of the conditions. The instructions in this branch of medicine should be directed to the attainment of sufficient knowledge to ensure familiarity with common conditions, recognition and treatment.In addition to the subjects mentioned above, instructions in clinical medicine may be given on the diseases of different body systems including common diseases of skin.
(F)

Homoeopathic Materia Medica

(a)

Homoeopathic Materia Medica: a) Homoeopathic Materia Medica is differently constructed as compared to other Materia Medicas. Homoeopathy considers that study of the action of drugs on individual parts or system of the body or on animals or isolate organs is only a partial study of life processes under such action and that it does not lead us to full appreciation of the action of the medicinal agent; the drug agent as a whole is lost sight of.

(b)

Essential and complete knowledge of the drug action as a whole can be supplied only by qualitative synoptic drug experiments on healthy persons and this alone can make it possible to view all the scattered data in relation to the psychosomatic whole of a person, and it is just such a person as a whole to the knowledge of drug action is to be applied.

(c)

The Homoeopathic Materia Medica consists of a schematic arrangement of symptoms produced by each drug, incorporating no theories or explanations about their interpretation or inter-relationship. Each drug should be studied synthetically, analytically and comparatively, and this alone would enable a homoeopathic student to study each drug individually and as a whole and help him to be a good prescriber.

(d)

Polychrests and the most commonly indicated drugs for everyday aliments should be taken up first so that in the clinical classes or outdoor duties the students become familiar with their applications. They should be thoroughly dealt with explaining all comparisons and relationship. Students should be conversant with their sphere of action and family relationship.

The less common and rare drugs should be taught in outline, emphasizing only their most salient features and symptoms. Rarer drugs should be dealt with later.

(e)

Tutorials must be introduced so that students in small numbers can be in close touch with teachers and can be helped to study and understand Materia Medica in relation to its application in the treatment of the sick.

(f)

While teaching therapeutics an attempt should be made to recall the Materia Medica so that indications for drugs in a clinical conditions can directly flow out from the provings' of the drugs concerned. The student should be encouraged to apply the resources of the vast Materia Medica in any sickness and not limit himself to memories a few drugs for a particular disease. This Hahnemannian approach will not only help him in understanding the proper perspective of symptoms as applied and their curative value in sickness but will even lighten his burden as far as formal examinations are concerned. Otherwise the present trend produces the allopathic approach to treatment of diseases and is contradictory to the teaching of Organon.

Application of Materia Medica should be demonstrated from cases in the outdoor and hospital wards.

Lectures on comparative Materia Medica and therapeutics as well as tutorials should be as far as possible be integrated with lectures on clinical medicine in the various departments.

(g)

For the Teaching of drugs the college should keep herbarium sheets and other specimens for demonstration to the students. Lectures should be made interesting and slides of plants and materials may be projected.

(h)

(I) Introductory Lectures:

Teaching of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica should include:
(i)Nature and scope of Homoeopathic Materia Medica,
(ii)Sources of Homoeopathic Materia Medica, and
(iii)Different ways of studying the Materia Medica.

(II) The drugs to be taught under the following heads:

(i)Common name, natural order, habitat, part used, preparation,
(ii)Sources of drug proving,
(iii)Symptomatisation of the drug emphasizing the characteristics, symptoms and modalities,
(iv)Comparative study of drugs,
(v)Complementary, inimical, antidotal and concordant remedies,
(vi)Therapeutic application (Applied Materia Medica).

(III)A study of 12 tissue remedies according to Schussler's biochemic system of medicine.

The list of drugs to be taught in BHMS (Graded Degree Course) are as per Appendix.
(G)Organon and Principles of Homoeopathic Philosophy: Hahnemann's Organon of Medicine is the high water mark of medical philosophy. It is an original contribution in the field of medicine in a codified form. A study of the Organon as well as of the history of Homoeopathy and its founder's life story will show that Homoeopathy is a product of application of the inductive logical method of reasoning to the solution of one of the greatest problems of humanity namely the treatment and cure of the sick. A thorough acquaintance with the fundamental principles of logic, both deductive and inductive, is therefore essential. The Organon should accordingly be taught in such a manner as to make clear to the students the implications of the logical principles by which Homoeopathy was worked out and built up and with which a Homoeopathic physician has to conduct his daily work with case and facility in treating every concrete individual case.
(1)

Introductory lectures: 10 hours.

Subjects:

(a)What is Homoeopathy?
It is not merely a special form of therapeutics, but a complete system of medicine with its distinct approach to life, health, disease, remedy and cure. Its holistic, individualistic and dynamistic approach to life, health, disease, remedy and cure. It is out and out logical and objective basis of approach. Homoeopathy is nothing but an objective and rational system of medicine. Homoeopathy is thoroughly scientific in its approach and methods. It is based on observed facts and data on inductive and deductive logic inseparably related with observed facts and data.
(b)Distinct approach of Homoeopathy to all the preclinical, clinical, and para-clinical subjects,
(c)Preliminary idea about all the pre-clinical,
(d)Hahnemann's organon 5th and 6th Editions-Aphorism 1 to 294,
(e)Homoeopathic Philosophy (i) Kent's lectures in Homoeopathic Philosophy (ii) Stuart close Lectures and Essays on Homoeopathic Philosophy (The Genius of Homoeopathy) (iii) H. Roberts' Art of cure by Homoeopathy (iv) Dunhum's Science of Therapeutics,
(f)During the lectures on Homoeopathic Philosophy, the following items should be elucidated,
  1. The scope of Homoeopathy,
  2. The logic of Homoeopathy,
  3. Life, Health, Disease and indisposition,
  4. Susceptibility, Reaction and Immunity,
  5. General philosophy of Homoeopathic theory of acute and chronic miasms,
  6. Homoeopathic posology,
  7. Potentisation and the Infinitesimal dose and the drug potency,
  8. Examination of the patient from the homoeopathic point of view,
  9. Significance and implications of totality of symptoms,
  10. The value of symptoms,
  11. The homoeopathic aggravation,
  12. Prognosis after observing the action of the remedy,
  13. The second prescription,
  14. Difficult and incurable cases Palliation.
(g)Introduction to organon (5th and 6th Editions),
(h)History of Homoeopathic Medicine Medicine as it existed during Hahnemann's time, early, life of Hahnemann; his disgust with the existing system of treatment, his discovery of the law of similars; History of the late life of Hahnemann. Introduction of Homoeopathy in various countries; Pioneers of Homoeopathy and their contributions.
Development of Homoeopathy upto the present day. The present trends in the development of Homoeopathy. Influence of Homoeopathy on other systems of medicine.
(i)Hahnemann's Chronic Diseases,
(j) ALecture on doctrinal part (Aphorisms 1-70) (topic-wise discussion):
  1. Aim of physician and highest ideal of cure Aph. 1 and 2,
  2. Knowledge of physician - Aph. 3 and 4,
  3. Knowledge of disease which supplies the indication Aph. 5 to 19,
  4. Knowledge of medicines Aph. 19 to 21,
  5. Evaluation of Homoeopathic method from other methods of treatment Aph. 22 to 69,
  6. Summary-three conditions for cure Aph. 70.
BLectures on practical part of organon is to be divided into and taught under the following subjects:-
  1. What is necessary to be known in order to cure the disease and case taking methods, Aph. 70 to 104.
  2. The pathogenetic powers of medicine, i.e. drug proving or how to acquire knowledge of medicine Aph. 105 145.
  3. How to choose the right medicine - Aph. 147, 148, 149, 150, 153, 155.
  4. The right dose- Aph. 185, 186, 187, 189, 190, 191, 196, 197, 199, 201, 202 and 203.
  5. Chronic disease Aph. 204, 206 and 208.
  6. Mental disease Aph. 210-230.
  7. Intermittent disease Aph. 231, 232, 236, 237, 238, 240, 241, 242.
  8. Diet, regimen and the modes of employing medicine, Aph. 245, 246, 247, 248, 252, 253, 257, 259, 262, 263, 269, 270, 271, 273, 275, 276, 278, 280, 286, 289, 290 and 291.
CClinical lectures on both in and out patient departments. Examination of the patient from Homoeopathic point of view:
  1. Disease determination
  2. Disease individualization
  3. Evaluation of symptoms

    The value of symptoms.

  4. Gradation of symptoms
  5. Selection of medicine and potency and repetition of dose.
  6. Disease aggravation or Homoeopathic aggravation.
  7. Miasmatic diagnosis.
  8. Second prescription.
  9. Prognosis after observing the action of the remedy.
H

Psychology

Introduction to normal psychology:

  1. Definition of Psychology as a science and its difference from other sciences.
  2. Conception of the mind.
  3. Mesmar and his theory, Hypnotism structure of conscious, Development of Libide.
  4. Fraud and his theory-Dynamics of the unconsciousness.
  5. Other contemporary schools of Psychology.
  6. Relation between mind body in health and disease.
  7. Perception, Imagination, Ideation, Intelligence.
  8. Cognition, Conation, Affect, Instinct, Sentiment, Behaviours.
(I)

Homoeopathic Repertory:

Homoeopathic Materia Medica is an encyclopedia of symptoms. No mind can memorize all the symptoms of all the drugs together with their characteristic gradation. The Repertory is an index, a catalogue of the symptoms of the Materia Medica, neatly arranged in a practical form, and also indicating the relative gradation of drugs, and it greatly, facilities quick selection of the indicated remedy. It is impossible to practice Homoeopathy without the aid of Repertories, and the best repertory is that fullest.It is possible to obtain the needed correspondence between drugs and disease conditions in a variety of ways and degrees, and there are therefore different types of repertories, each with its own distinctive advantage in finding the similimum.Case Taking: Difficulties of taking a chronic case. Recording of case and usefulness of record keeping.

Totality of symptoms, prescribing symptoms; uncommon, peculiar and characteristic symptoms, general and particular symptoms; eliminating symptoms analysis of the case, uncommon and common symptoms, gradation and evaluation of symptoms; importance of mental symptoms, kinds and sources of general symptoms.

  1. History of Repertories
  2. Types of Repertories
  3. Demonstration of three cases worked on Boenninghausen
  4. Kent's Repertory advanced study with case demonstration
  5. Boger Boenninghausen Repertory his contribution to repertory
  6. Card Repertory with demonstration of five cases, limitation and advantages of Card repertories, theoretical lectures with demonstrations.

PRACTICAL: Students are to repertorise:

  1. short cases on Kent,
  2. 10 Chronic (Long cases on Kent)
  3. 5 cases to be cross checked.

Appendix

  1. Abies Canadensis
  2. Abies Niagra
  3. Abrotanum
  4. Acalypha indica
  5. Acetic acidum
  6. Aconite nap
  7. Actea recemoss
  8. Actea spicata
  9. Aethusa cynapium
  10. Aesculus hippocastanum
  11. Adonis vernalis
  12. Adrenaline
  13. Agaricus muscarious
  14. Agnus castus
  15. Allium cepa
  16. Aloes soc
  17. Alumina
  18. Ambra grisea
  19. Ammonium carb
  20. Ammonium mur
  21. Anacardium
  22. Anthracinum
  23. Antimonium arsenicosum
  24. Antimonium crudum
  25. Antimonium tart
  26. Apocynum cannabinum
  27. Apis mel
  28. Argentum metallicum
  29. Argentum nitricum
  30. Arnica montana
  31. Arsenicum album
  32. Arsenic iodatum
  33. Arum triphyllum
  34. Artemesia vulgaris
  35. Asafoetida
  36. Asterias rubens
  37. Aurum metallicum
  38. Avena sativa
  39. Bacillinum
  40. Baptisia
  41. Baryta carbonicum
  42. Baryta mur
  43. Baryta mur
  44. Belladonna
  45. Bellis perennis
  46. Benzoicum acidum
  47. Berberis vulgaris
  48. Bismuthum
  49. Blatta orientalis
  50. Borax
  51. Bovista
  52. Bromium
  53. Bryonia alba
  54. Bufo rana
  55. Cactus grandiflous
  56. Caladium
  57. Calcarea ars
  58. Calcarea carb
  59. Calcarea flour
  60. Calcarea phos
  61. Calcarea sulph
  62. Claendula officianalis
  63. Camphora
  64. Canabis indica
  65. Canabis sativa
  66. Cantharis
  67. Capsicum
  68. Carbolicum acidum
  69. Carbo veg
  70. Cardus marianus
  71. Carcinocin
  72. Caulophyllum
  73. Causticum
  74. Ceanonthus
  75. Cedron simaruba
  76. ferroginea Chamomilla
  77. Chelidonium maj
  78. China officinalis
  79. Chinimum ars
  80. Cholesterinum
  81. Cicuta viross
  82. Cina
  83. Clematis erecta
  84. Coca
  85. Cocculus indica
  86. Coffea cruda
  87. Colchicum
  88. Collinsonia Canadensis
  89. Colocynthis
  90. Condurango
  91. Conium mac
  92. Corallium
  93. Crataegus oxy
  94. Crocus Sativa
  95. Crotalus horridus
  96. Croton tig
  97. Cuprum ars
  98. Cuprum metallicum
  99. Cyclamen
  100. Dioscorea villosa
  101. Digitalis
  102. Diphtherinum
  103. Drosera
  104. Dulcamera
  105. Equisetum
  106. Erigeron
  107. Eupatorium perfoliatum
  108. Euphrasia officinalis
  109. Ferrum mettalicum
  110. Ferrum phos
  111. Flouric acidum
  112. Gelsemium
  113. Glonoine
  114. Graphitis
  115. Hammamelis vir
  116. Hepar sulph
  117. Helleborus
  118. Helonius
  1. Hydrastis
  2. Hydrocotyle asiatica
  3. Hyoscyamus
  4. Ignatia amara
  5. Iodum
  6. Ipecacunaha
  7. Kali bichromicum
  8. Kali bromatum
  9. Kali carb
  10. Kali muriaticum
  11. Kali phosphoricum
  12. Kali sulphuricum
  13. Kalmia
  14. Kreosotum
  15. Lac caninum
  16. Lachesis
  17. Ledum pal
  18. Lilium tigrinum
  19. Lithium carb
  20. Lobelia inflata
  21. Lycopodium
  22. Lyssin
  23. Magnesia carbonica
  24. Magnesia muriatica
  25. Magnesia phosphorica
  26. Malandrinum
  27. Medorrihnum
  28. Melilotus
  29. Menyanthes
  30. Mephitis
  31. Mercurius corrosivus
  32. Mercurius cyanatus
  33. Mercurius dulcis
  34. Mercurius solibillis
  35. Mercurius Sulph
  36. Mezerium
  37. Millifolium
  38. Moschus
  39. Murex
  40. Muriatic acidum
  41. Naja tripudians
  42. Natrum carb
  43. Natrum muriaticum
  44. Natrum phosphoricum
  45. Natrum sulphuricum
  46. Nitric acidum
  47. Nux moschetta
  48. Nux vomica
  49. Onosmodium
  50. Opium
  51. Oxalic acidum
  52. Passiflora incarnata
  53. Petroleum
  54. Phosphoric acidum
  55. Phosphorus
  56. Physostigma
  57. Picricum acidum
  58. Podophyllum
  59. Platina
  60. Plumbum met
  61. Podophyllum
  62. Psorinum
  63. Pulsatilla
  64. Pyrogenium
  65. Radium bromide
  66. Rananculus bulbosus
  67. Raphanus
  68. Ratanhia
  69. Rehum
  70. Rhododendron
  71. Rhus toxicodendron
  72. Rumex
  73. Ruta G
  74. Sabadilla
  75. Sabal serullata
  76. Sabina
  77. Sambucus nigra
  78. Sangunaria can
  79. Sanicula
  80. Sarsaparilla
  81. Secale cornutum
  82. Selenium
  83. Sepia
  84. Silicea
  85. Spigelia
  86. Squilla
  87. Stanum
  88. Staphisagria
  89. Stramonium
  90. Spongia tosta
  91. Sticta pulmonalis
  92. Sulphur
  93. Sulphuricum acidum
  94. Symphytum
  95. Syphilinum
  96. Syzygium jambolanum
  97. Tabacum
  98. Tarentula cubensis
  99. Taraxicum
  100. Teribinthina
  101. Theridion
  102. Thlapsi bursa pastoris
  103. Thuja occidentalis
  104. Thyroidinum
  105. Trillium pendulum
  106. Tuberculinum
  107. Urtica urens
  108. Ustilago
  109. Vaccininum
  110. Valeriana
  111. Variolinum
  112. Veratrum alb
  113. Veratrum viride
  114. Viburnum opulus
  115. Vinca minor
  116. Vipera
  117. X-Ray
  118. Zincum met

* Amended vide Notification Date 28th December, 2001 published in official gazette.

PART VI

EXAMINATION

B.H.M.S. GRADED DEGREE COURSE EXAMINATION.

*7.

Admission to examination, scheme of examination etc.

(1)A candidate who fulfills any of the following conditions may be admitted to the B.H.M.S (Graded Degree Course) examination:-
(a)he holds a Diploma in Homoeopathy or has passed an equivalent examination and has regularly attended the following theoretical and practical courses of instructions in the subjects of the examination over a period of atleast 1 years subsequent to his passing the Diploma examination in a Homoeopathic College to the satisfaction of the Principal of the college.

Provided that teachers of Homoeopathic Colleges or Homoeopathic Physicians working in Homoeopathic Dispensaries or Hospitals holding a Diploma obtained after 4 years of study or possessing qualifications in the Third Schedule of the Act and having a minimum of three years of regular teaching or clinical experience.

(b)not being a teacher of a Homoeopathic College or a Homoeopathic Physician in a Dispensary or Hospital run by the Central Government or a State Government, he holds, a Diploma in Homoeopathy obtained after 4 years of study or possesses qualifications included in the Third schedule of the Act, and has eight years' professional experience.
The course of minimum number of lectures, demonstrations and practical/clinical classes in the subject shall be as follows:
Subjects Theoretical Practical/ Tutorial/ Clinical classes
*Introductory Lectures 150 (Including demonstration, practical classes)
Pathology 40 hrs. 20 hrs.
Biochemistry 40 hrs 20 hrs.
Preventive, Social Medicine including health education & Family Medicine 60 hrs. 20 hrs
Repertory 80 hrs. 50 hrs
Materia-Medica including Pharmacological action of drugs 200 hrs (in 1 years) 100 hrs (2 months of clinical training in homoeo. OPD & IPD as clinical clerkship)
Organon & Philosophy 100 (in 1 years) 25
Practice of Medicine including homoeopathic therapeutics 200 (in 1 years) 100-(2 months of clinical training in OPD & IPD as clinical clerkship)
Children's diseases Mental diseases Skin diseases 40 40 (including 15 Homoeo. Therap ) 20 (Homoeo. Therap.) 15 15 15
Surgery including homoeo-pathic therapeutics 150 (in 1 years) 100-(2 months of clinical training in OPD & IPD as clinical clerkship)
E.N.T. 15 15
Eye 25 15
Dental 15 10
Radiology 15 10
Obstetric & Gynaecology including Homoe. therapeutics and infant Hygiene. 100 50 (2 months of training in OPD & IPD as clinical clerkship)
Note: The total number of minimum hours prescribed in 1 years comes to 2000 during the course and these hours should be utilized fully for teaching and training programme.
* The students should be given introductory lectures on the importance of Biochemistry and Pathology in Homoeopathic practice acquaintance with pharmacological action of some of the commonly used modern drugs so as to give them idea about iatrogenic diseases caused by these modern drugs. They should also be exposed to the greater details about the history of medicine in general with special reference to the emergence of Homoeopathy; contribution made by Hahnemann to medicine in general; the history of the development of Homoeopathy in India; a brief study of logic psychology and psychiatry and introduction to Biostatistics; the role of physician in the changing society; national health and Family Welfare needs and programmes; applied Materia Medica and the diseases; various schools of thought in Homoeopathy and their critical evaluation; comparative study of fundamental concept of treatment in various systems of medicine.

Greater emphasis should be laid on teaching of homoeopathic materia medica with the help of drug pictures of important drugs and on the homoeopathic philosophy.

(2)The B.H.M.S. Graded Degree examination shall be divided into two Parts Part-I and Part-II. The examination in Part-I shall be held at the end of six months and Part-II at the end of eighteen months.
(3)Candidate must clear all papers of Part-I examination at-least six months before appearing in the papers of Part-II examination.

Provided the candidates enrolled in B.H.M.S. Graded examinations under provision of clause (a) and under clause (b) of sub-regulation (i) of regulation 7 of principal Regulations shall have an option to take the examinations in Part-I & Part-II jointly at the end of 18 months.

(4)All the three major subjects shall be divided into Part-I and Part-II examinations.
(5)The examinations shall consist of theoretical papers and practical/clinical including oral examinations.
(6)Pass marks in all the subjects, both Homoeopathic and Allied subjects shall be 50% in written and 50% in practical, including oral.
(7)A candidate who obtains atleast 75% marks or above in aggregate in all subjects shall be deemed to have passed the examination with honours, provided that he has passed the examination in first attempt.

PART I

(a)The examination in practice of Homoeopathic Medicine shall consist of two written papers and all oral including clinical examination.

The written paper I shall cover the following subjects;
Preventive and Social medicine including General and Systemic Pathology.

The written paper II shall cover the following subjects in two sections:

Section 1: Clinical features of Obstetrics and Gynaecology including Paediatrics.
Section 2: Homoeopathic Therapeutics

(b)The examination in Materia Medica shall consist of one written paper and one practical examination. The written paper shall be divided into two sections:-

Section 1: Drugs from the list of Drugs in Appendix.
Section 2: Comparative Materia Medica and applied Materia Medica.

(c)The examination in Organon of Medicine shall consist of one written paper and one practical including oral examination. The written papers shall cover Aphorism 1 294, Psychology and Logic, with question on Repertory and Case taking.
(8)Full marks for each subject and minimum number of marks required for passing shall be as follows:-
SubjectWrittenPractical including oralTotal
FullPassFullPassFullPass
1Practice of Homoeopathic
Medicine
(including Preventive
and Social Medicine,
Pathology, Obstetrics and
Gynacology and Paediatrics)
20010010050300150
2Materia Medica1005010050200100
3Organon of Medicine,
Homoeopathic Philosophy
including Psychology and logic
1005010050200100
(9)Marks for oral including practical for each subject shall be divided as under:-
(a)Practice of Homoeopathic Medicine:
Macro-scopic and Microscopic spotting of specimens40 Marks
Case presentation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics25 Marks
Oral25 Marks
Journal10 Marks
(b)Materia Medica:
Case presentation with reports50 Marks
Oral40 Marks
Journal10 Marks
(c)Organon of Medicine:
Case presentation with analysis and evaluation30 Marks
Repertorisation30 Marks
Oral30 Marks
Journal10 Marks

PART-II

(a)The examination in Practice of Homoeopathic Medicine shall consist of two written papers and one practical/clinical including oral examination. The written paper I shall cover the following into two sections:-
Section 1  :  Practice of Medicine.
Section 2  :  Homoeopathic Therapeutics.
The written paper II shall cover the following in two sections:-
Section 1   :Surgery with Gynaecology, ENT, Orthopaedics, Dentistry.
Section 2   :Homoeopathic Therapeutics
(b)The examination in Materia Medica shall consist of one written paper and one practical paper. The written paper shall be divided into two sections:
Section 1   :Drugs from the list of drugs in Appendix.
Section 2   :Comparative Materia Medica and Applied Materia Medica.
(c)The examination in Organon of Medicine and Homoeopathic Philosophy shall consist of one written paper and one oral including bed-side clinical examination. The written paper shall consist of the following two sections:
Section 1   :Homoeopathic Philosophy, concept of Homoeopathic Art of cure with reference to Kent, Robert, Stuart Close and others.
Section 2   :Detailed fundamental causes of diseases i.e. miasma, theory of its logical interpretations as applied in practice.
(10)Full marks for each subject and minimum number of marks required for passing shall be as follows:-
SubjectWrittenOral (including practical)Total
Full marksPass marksFull marksPass marksFull marksPass marks
1Practice of Homoeopathic
Medicine including Surgery
(with Homoeopathic therapeutics)
20010010050300150
2Materia Medica1005010050200100
3Organon of Medicine,
Homoeopathic Philosophy
1005010050200100
(11)Full marks for oral including practical for each subject shall be divided as under:-

Practice of Homoeopathic Medicine:

100 Marks
One long case with Homoeopathic management30 Marks
One short case of Surgery with Homoeopathic management20 Marks
Oral including X-rays, instruments and specimens50 Marks

Materia Medica:

100 Marks
Case Presentation with regards to Homoeopathic remedies50 Marks
Oral40 Marks
Journal10 Marks

Organon of Medicine:

100 Marks
Case Presentation with disease determination, second prescription50 Marks
Oral50 Marks
(12)Results of Part II shall be declared if a candidate takes the examination in both the Parts I and II jointly and unless he has passed Part I examination.
8.

Results and Readmission to Examination-

(1)There shall not be more than two examinations in an year with an interval of four to six months between the examinations.
(2)All the examinations shall ordinarily be held on such dates, time and place as the examining body may determine.
(3)Every candidate for admission to an examination shall, at least 21 days before the date fixed for the commencement of the examination, send to the authority concerned his application in the prescribed form along with the examination fee.
(4)The examining body shall as soon as may be after the examination publish a list of successful candidates.
(5)Every candidate shall, on passing the examination, receive a certificate in the form prescribed by the examining body concerned.
(6)If a candidate fails to pass in all the subjects within the prescribed four chances, he shall be required to prosecute a further course of study in all the subjects of and in all parts for one year to the satisfaction of the head of the college and appear for examination in all the subjects.
Provided that if a student appearing for Part-II BHMS examination has only one subject to pass at the end of prescribed chances, he shall be allowed to appear at the next examination in the particular subject and shall complete the examination with this special chance.
(7)The examining body may, under exceptional circumstances partially or wholly cancel any examination conducted by it under intimation to the Central Council of Homoeopathy and arrange for conducting the re-examination in those subjects within a period of thirty days from the date of such cancellation.
(8)Grace marks shall be awarded to the students only on exceptional circumstances on a general principle and norm fixed by the examining body from time to time"
9.

Examiners:

(i)No person other than the holder of a Diploma obtained after 4 year's o of study or a Degree in Homoeopathy or a person possessing qualification included in the third schedule shall be appointed as internal or external examiner or paper-setter for the conduct of a professional examination for any of the B.H.M.S.(Graded Degree Course) course.
Provided that
(a)no such person shall be appointed as an internal examiner unless he has at least three years teaching experience in the subject.
(b)no person below the rank of Reader/Assistant Professor in the subject of a Degree level institutional shall be appointed as an internal examiner.
(c)no person shall be appointed as an external examiner in any allied medical subject unless he possesses a recognized medical qualification as required for appointment to a teaching post in accordance with Annexure "E" of the Homoeopathy(Minimum Standard of Education) Regulations 1983.
(d)external examiner shall be drawn only from the teaching staff of Homoeopathic Colleges and Colleges of Modern Medicine.
(e)not more than one-third of the total number of external examiners shall be drawn from amongst practitioners in Homoeopathy or Modern Medicine who, in the opinion of the examining body, are practitioners of repute and who have obtained a Homoeopathic qualification or a medical qualification recognized under the Indian Medical Council, Act, 1956.
(f)persons in Government employment may also be considered for appointment as external examiners provided they possess a medical qualification as specified in sub-regulation (e) above.
(g)a paper-setter may be appointed as an internal or external examiner.
(ii)The examining body may appoint a single moderator or moderators not exceeding three in number for the purpose of moderating question papers.
(iii)Oral and practical examination shall as rule be conducted by the respective internal examiners with mutual co-operation. They shall each have 50% of the maximum marks out of which they shall allot marks to the candidates appearing at the examination according to their performance and the marks-sheets so prepared shall be signed by both the and External examiners. Either of the examiners shall the right to prepare and sign and send separate marks-sheet separately to the examining body together with his comments. The examining body shall take due note of such comments but it shall have declare results on the basis of the marks-sheet.
(iv)Every Homoeopathic College shall provide all facilities to the internal and external examiners for the conduct of examinations, and the internal examiner shall make all preparation for holding the examination.
(v)The external examiner shall have the right to communicate to the Examining body his views and observations about any shortcoming or in the facilities not provided by the Homoeopathic College.
(vi)He shall also submit a copy of his communication to the Central Council for such action as the Central Council may consider fit.