National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM) Bangalore is as an autonomous organization under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India working since 2004. This Institute is being developed as a model of post graduate, teaching, training and research in Unani System of Medicine.
The campus now houses an Academic Block, Hospital Building, Library, Pharmacy, Administrative Block, Herbal Garden, Animal House, Guest House, Indoor Games Hall, Hostels, Residential Blocks and several other units.
The Institute offers post graduate courses in eight disciplines; Moalajat (Medicine), Ilmul Advia (Pharmacology), Tahaffuzi wa Samaji Tib (Preventive and Social medicine), Ilmul Qabalat wa Amraze Niswan (Obstetrics & Gynaecology), Ilmul Saidla (Pharmacy), Kulliyat (Basic Principles), Ilaj bit Tadbeer (Regimenal Therapy),Ilmul Jarahat (Surgery).This Institute has the credit to start Ph.D course from the session 2014-15 in Unani Medicine for the first time in this country.
The Institute regularly organizes academic events like CME, Workshops, Seminars and Guest Lectures by eminent scholars. Faculty members are deputed to various training programmes to update their technical and professional skills. The Institute also collaborates with premier scientific Institutions like NIMHANS Bangalore, Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy Bangalore to enhance teaching and research standards.
The Hospital has an OPD wing and a 180 bed IPD with separate wards for male and female patients. Clinical services are provided to the patients from general and speciality OPDs for skin diseases, GIT and Hepato-Billiary Disorders, Neurological, Psychiatric and Geriatric Care. The hospital also provides the facilities of family planning, nutritional advice for obese, hypertensive, Diabetic patients.
The Regimenal Therapy (Ilaj Bit Tadbeer) Centre of the hospital has Massage, Cupping, Leeching and Hammam Unit. Neuro-rehabilitation Centre caters to the needs of the patients suffering from neurological disorders e.g. stroke, myopathy, epilepsy, motor-neuron disease, Parkinsonism, hemiplegia & paraplegia etc. Though the hospital provides Unani treatment it is also equipped with up to the mark Diagnostic Laboratories of Pathology, Biochemistry, Radiology & Ultrasonography. Hospital also provides health care facilities to socioeconomically weaker groups at their door steps by regularly organising health camps.
The quality of research is maintained by the Institutional Ethics Committee for Biomedical Research, Animal Ethics Committee. Scientific Advisory Groups for clinical research, drug development & quality control and fundamental research look after planning, coordination of research work. So far, 213 dissertations on pre-clinical, clinical and epidemiological studies have been submitted to the Rajive Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka & 100 research papers published in peer reviewed and indexed national and international journals. The Institute publishes two bi-annual Journals, namely “Journal of Research in Unani Medicine” in English and “Tarjuman-e- Tib” in Urdu, and a Newsletter.
Under the guidance of Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, the institute is trying its best to achieve the targets and providing specialized health care facilities to the public and also aims at becoming a centre of excellence in Unani academics, Research and Patient care.