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MBBS in Nepal

MBBS, also known as "Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery", is a course that is pursued to be a doctor. Candidates who have an interest in curing patients and thus serving mankind often take up the course of MBBS. The course is about four-and-a-half years followed by internship of one year, which becomes five-and-a-half years. After earning the MBBS degree, one moves on to become a physician and can practice as a doctor anywhere in the country. The career is emotionally and intellectually rewarding one.

Individuals can also specialize in any medical field and pursue higher education as well. Many students are interested in studying abroad and also pursuing their career as a doctor out of Nepal.

Nepal has mainly two Universities Tribhuvan University (T.U) and Kathmandu University (K.U) and two autonomous institutions BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) & Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS).

Description

Tribhuvan University (TU), established in 1959 AD, is the first University to conduct medical courses in Nepal. Institute of Medicine (IOM) was established in 1972 AD under Tribhuvan University with the mandate and the responsibility of training all the categories of health manpower needed in the country. IOM started its MBBS program in 1978 AD.

Academic Year
Yearly
Program Duration
4 and half years plus 1 Year of rotating internship
Eligibilty criteria for Tribhuvan university

i. Passed 10+2 Science (Biology Group) or Equivalent securing at least 50% separately in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with 50% aggregate in total marks OR Secured at least C+ grade separately in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with at least C grade in remaining individual subjects along with GPA 2.4 OR Secured the Percentage equivalent to above eligibility in regards to the certificate level programs (A-Level) with different grading system. 

OR

ii. Applicants should have passed the Health Science Proficiency Certificate Level /Diploma (General Medicine, Medical Lab Technology, Ophthalmic Science, Dental Science, Pharmacy, Ayurveda, Radiography, Physiotherapy) with Certificate of Equivalence to Grade 12 Science program from National Examination Board. AND

Secured at least 50% separately in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with 50% aggregate in total marks both in Diploma and the Examination for Equivalence. AND

Registered in respective council i.e. Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC) or Nepal Pharmacy Council or Nepal Ayurvedic Medical Council.

Entrance Exam Pattern

Question type: There will be 200 single best type of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

Full Marks: 200

Pass Marks: 100

Cognitive Type: Recall: Understanding: Application- 30:50:20

Exam Duration: 3 Hours

Subject

Marks

             Physics

                                50

             Chemistry

                                50

             Zoology

                                40

             Botany

                                40

             MAT                                 20

 

Date of Entrance Exam
Medical Education Common Entrance Exam (MECEE) will most be held in the month of Falgun
Selection Procedure

Merit list of Medical Education Common Entrance Examination (MECEE) for both Nepali and foreign candidates. 

Fee structure

As per session 2076/77

Paying Inside Valley: 40,23,250/- 

Paying Outside Valley: 44,36,025/- 

Subsidized: 3,54,337/- 

TU affiliated Colleges offering MBBS program in Nepal

From the academic year 2077/78, selection for scholarships in all constituent and affiliated medical colleges will be done by newly formed Medical Education Commission (MEC).

Below is the seats available in different colleges in the Academic year 2076/2077 (i.e. previous academic year)

 S.N

                 Colleges 

     Total Seats

  Paying Seats

 Scholarship Seats

   1.

 Maharajgunj Medical Campus

 (MMC, IOM), Maharajgunj, Ktm

            100

 25 (General 21 + Staff 4)

75 (General 41 + Reservation 34)

   2.

 Nepalese Army Institute of  Health  Sciences (NAIHS), Kathmandu

           100*

           90*

      10 (MEC)

   3.

 Chitwan Medical College

 (CMC), Chitwan

          100

90 (60 Nepalese + 30 Foreign)

       10 (MEC)

   4.

 Universal College of Medical   Sciences (UCMS), Bhairawa

          100

90 (60 Nepalese + 30 Foreign)

        10 (MEC)

   5.

 National medical college

 (NMC), Birgunj

          100

90 (60 Nepalese + 30 Foreign)

        10 (MEC)

   6.

 Kist Medical College,

 Imadol, Lalitpur

           100

90 (60 Nepalese + 30 Foreign)

       10 (MEC)

   7.

 Gandaki Medical College

 (GMC), Pokhara

           100

90 (60 Nepalese + 30 Foreign)

        10 (MEC)

8. Janaki Medical College (JMC), Janakpur            50 45 (30 Nepalese + 15 Foreign)         5 (MEC)
                Total Seats           750            610             140

NOTE: out of total scholarships, 45% of the seats in MEC is reserved for the candidates those who are Women, Dalit, Adibasi Janajati, Khas Arya, Madheshi, Tharu, Muslim, etc.

*Distribution of MBBS Seats in Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences

                               Category

  Number of Seats

  Tuition Fee waiver

 

 

 

  Army

 

  Serving

  Officer

  1

  50%

  JCO

  1

  65%

  OR

  7

  80%

  Retired

  All ranks

  3

  As per rank

  Heroic Death

  1

  100%

  Disabled or Death on duty

  1

  100%

  Full Payment

  34

 

  NAIHS Staff

  1

  50%

  Civil

  Full Payment

  34

 

  Candidates Nominated by MEC

  10

  100%

  Foreign Students

  7

 

  Total

  100

 

Note: As per NAIHS, 75% of Scholarship seats will be given only if these seats for army family are removed.

Description

As a precursor to the establishment of a University, a team of dedicated people first established Kathmandu Valley Campus in 1985 to provide education in Intermediate of Science (I.Sc). The same team proposed the establishment of Kathmandu University. After thorough discussion on the proposal in the Parliament, Kathmandu University was granted by an Act of Parliament on December 11, 1991.

Kathmandu University School of medical Sciences (KUSMS) is an institution established in collaboration between Kathmandu University and Dhulikhel Hospital. KUSMS launched its own constituent MBBS program in August 2001.

Academic Year
Semester
Program Duration
4 and half years plus 1 Year of rotating internship
Eligibilty criteria for Kathmandu University

i. Passed 10+2 Science (Biology Group) or Equivalent securing at least 50% separately in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with 50% aggregate in total marks OR Secured at least C+ grade separately in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with at least C grade in remaining individual subjects along with GPA 2.4 OR Secured the Percentage equivalent to above eligibility in regards to the certificate level programs (A-Level) with different grading system. 

OR

ii. Applicants should have passed the Health Science Proficiency Certificate Level /Diploma (General Medicine, Medical Lab Technology, Ophthalmic Science, Dental Science, Pharmacy, Ayurveda, Radiography, Physiotherapy) with Certificate of Equivalence to Grade 12 Science program from National Examination Board. AND

Secured at least 50% separately in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with 50% aggregate in total marks both in Diploma and the Examination for Equivalence. AND

Registered in respective council i.e. Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC) or Nepal Pharmacy Council or Nepal Ayurvedic Medical Council.

 

Entrance Exam Pattern

Question type: There will be 200 single best type of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

Full Marks: 200

Pass Marks: 100

Cognitive Type: Recall: Understanding: Application- 30:50:20

Exam Duration: 3 Hours

Subject

Marks

             Physics

                                50

             Chemistry

                                50

             Zoology

                                40

             Botany

                                40

             MAT                                 20
Date of Entrance Exam
Medical Education Common Entrance Exam (MECEE) will most be held in the month of Falgun
Selection Procedure

 Merit list of Medical Education Common Entrance Examination (MECEE) for both Nepali and foreign candidates.   

Fee structure

As per session 2076/77

Inside Valley: 40,23,250

Outside Valley: 44,36,025

KU affiliated Colleges offering MBBS program in Nepal

From the academic year 2077/78, selection for scholarships in all constituent and affiliated medical colleges will be done by newly formed Medical Education Commission (MEC).

*Note : KUSMS will decide for the number of Scholarship and Paying Seats.

S.N

                    Colleges 

Total Seats

Full paying Seats

Scholarship Seats

    1.

 Kathmandu University of School of  Medical  Science

 (KUSMS), Dhulikhel

      100

         99*

            1

    2.

 Kathmandu Medical College

 (KMC), Kathmandu

       100

90 (57 Nepalese + 33 Foreign)

        10 (MEC)

    3.

 Manipal College of Medical  Sciences

 (MMCOMS), Pokhara

      100

80 (30 Nepalese + 50 Foreign)

       20 (MEC)

    4.

 Nepalgunj Medical College

 (NGMC), Nepalgunj

      100

90 (57 Nepalese + 33 Foreign)

       10 (MEC)

    5.

 Nepal Medical College

 (NMC), kathmandu

      100

90 (57 Nepalese + 33 Foreign)

        10 (MEC)

    6.

 Nobel Medical College

 (NMC),  Biratnagar

       100

90 (57 Nepalese + 33 Foreign)

        10 (MEC)

    7.

 College of Medical Sciences

 (COMS), Bharatpur

      100

80 (30 Nepalese + 50 Foreign)

        20 (MEC)

    8.

 Birat Medical College

 (BMC), Biratnagar

      100

90 (57 Nepalese + 33 Foreign)

       10 (MEC)

 9.

 Lumbini Medical College

 (LMC), Palpa

      100

90 (57 Nepalese + 33 Foreign)

        10 (MEC)

                   Total Seats      900          799               101
Description

B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) was established on Jan 18, 1993 and subsequently upgraded as an autonomous Health Sciences University on Oct 28, 1998 with a mandate to work towards developing socially responsible and competent health workforce, providing health care & involving in innovative health research.

Academic Year
Yearly / Semester
Program Duration
4 and half years plus 1 Year of rotating internship
Eligibilty criteria for BPKIHS

i. Passed 10+2 Science (Biology Group) or Equivalent securing at least 50% separately in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with 50% aggregate in total marks OR Secured at least C+ grade separately in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with at least C grade in remaining individual subjects along with GPA 2.4 OR Secured the Percentage equivalent to above eligibility in regards to the certificate level programs (A-Level) with different grading system. 

OR 

ii. Applicants should have passed the Health Science Proficiency Certificate Level /Diploma (General Medicine, Medical Lab Technology, Ophthalmic Science, Dental Science, Pharmacy, Ayurveda, Radiography, Physiotherapy) with Certificate of Equivalence to Grade 12 Science program from National Examination Board. AND

Secured at least 50% separately in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with 50% aggregate in total marks both in Diploma and the Examination for Equivalence. AND

Registered in respective council i.e. Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC) or Nepal Pharmacy Council or Nepal Ayurvedic Medical Council.

Entrance Exam Pattern

Question type: There will be 200 single best type of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

Full Marks: 200

Pass Marks: 100

Cognitive Type: Recall: Understanding: Application- 30:50:20

Exam Duration: 3 Hours

Subject

Marks

             Physics

                                50

             Chemistry

                                50

             Zoology

                                40

             Botany

                                40

             MAT                                 20
Date of Entrance Exam
Medical Education Common Entrance Exam (MECEE) will most be held in the month of Falgun
Selection Procedure

Merit list of Medical Education Common Entrance Examination (MECEE) for both Nepali and foreign candidates. 

Fee structure

Heavily subsidized –About 8 lakhs

Partial – About 38.5 lakhs

Full tution fee- Nepalese candidates cannot apply

The distribution of Seats at BPKIHS

From the academic year 2077/78, selection for scholarships in BPKIHS will be done by newly formed Medical Education Commission (MEC).

Total Seats- 100

Scholarship Seats- 75 (41 General & 34 Reservation) to be provided by MEC

Paying Seats- 23

Staff Scholarship Seat -1 & Faculty Scholarship Seat - 1 to be provided by the Institute.

Description

The Patan Academy of health science is a public not for- profit tertiary academic institution dedicated to improving Nepal’s rural health by training health workers for rural Nepal. The academy consists of a school of medicine, which began to teach prospective doctors in 2010.

Academic Year
Yearly
Program Duration
5 years plus 1 Year of internship
Eligibilty criteria for Patan Academy

i. Passed 10+2 Science (Biology Group) or Equivalent securing at least 50% separately in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with 50% aggregate in total marks OR Secured at least C+ grade separately in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with at least C grade in remaining individual subjects along with GPA 2.4 OR Secured the Percentage equivalent to above eligibility in regards to the certificate level programs (A-Level) with different grading system. 

OR 

ii. Applicants should have passed the Health Science Proficiency Certificate Level /Diploma (General Medicine, Medical Lab Technology, Ophthalmic Science, Dental Science, Pharmacy, Ayurveda, Radiography, Physiotherapy) with Certificate of Equivalence to Grade 12 Science program from National Examination Board. AND

Secured at least 50% separately in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with 50% aggregate in total marks both in Diploma and the Examination for Equivalence. AND

Registered in respective council i.e. Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC) or Nepal Pharmacy Council or Nepal Ayurvedic Medical Council.

Entrance Exam Pattern

Question type: There will be 200 single best type of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

Full Marks: 200

Pass Marks: 100

Cognitive Type: Recall: Understanding: Application- 30:50:20

Exam Duration: 3 Hours

Subject

Marks

             Physics

                                50

             Chemistry

                                50

             Zoology

                                40

             Botany

                                40

             MAT                                 20
Date of Entrance Exam
Ashwin/Kartik
Selection Procedure

Merit list of Medical Education Common Entrance Examination (MECEE).

Fee structure

Partial Scholarship: About 18 lakhs

Collaborative Scholarship: About 24 lakhs

Full Paying: About 35 lakhs

The distribution of Seats at PAHS

A total 65 seats are divided into different schemes as follows:

  Toal Seats

  65

  Scholarship Seats

  49 through MEC

  Paying Seats

  16