BSMS is popularly known as Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery, which is an undergraduate program in Siddha System of Medicine. It is the oldest among the AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy) frameworks. BSMS comes up with a duration of 5½ (4.5 long periods of homeroom study and 1-year obligatory entry-level position). After successful completion of the program, students are qualified to add the prefix Dr. before their name and to be called a Doctor.
As indicated by Siddha reasoning, the mental and physiological elements of the human body are constrained by SEVEN components – saram (plasma), cheneer (blood), ooun (muscle), kozhuppu (fat), elumbu (bone), moolai (nerve) and inthiriyam (semen). These seven components are initiated by three Mukkuttram – vatha (air), pitha (fire or warmth or vitality), and kapha (water).