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BDS in Nepal

BDS course in Nepal consists of four and a half years full-time study and one year of compulsory rotating internship. The first & second year component deals with the basic medical sciences common to other undergraduate medical degree programs. The third year component deals basically with clinical subjects. They will learn related disciplines such as General Medicine, General surgery including Anesthesiology, Forensic Dentistry and Oral Pathology. The fourth year component comprises of phase I & phase II which deals with various dental problems from the patients perspective. Students will learn the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for the practice of dentistry.

Description

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

Academic Year
Yearly
Program Duration
4 and half years plus one year of rotating internship
Eligibilty criteria for Tribhuvan University (TU)

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

About NRS 18-27 Lakhs

TU Affiliated Colleges offering BDS program in Nepal

Seat Distribution for Academic Year 2076/77

S.N

                         Colleges

  Total Seats

 Full paying  Seats

 Scholarship  Seats

   1.

 Maharajgunj Medical Campus

 (MMC, IOM), Maharajgunj, Ktm

         25

          6

       19 (MOE)

   2.

 Chitwan Medical College, Chitwan

          45

          40

       5 (MOE)

   3.

 Universal College of Medical Sciences        Bhairahawa

          50

          45

       5 (MOE)

   4.

 People's Dental College, Kathmandu

          50

          45

       5 (MOE)

   5.

 Kist Medical College, Lalitpur

          40

          36

       4 (MOE)

   6.

Gandaki Medical College, Kaski

          25  

         23

       2 (MOE)

 

Total Seats

        235

        195

          40

Description

As a precursor to the establishment of a University, a team 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.

Academic Year
Semester
Program Duration
4 and half years plus one year of rotating internship
Eligibilty criteria for Kathmandu University (KU)

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

Paying: NRs. 20,19,580

KU Affiliated Colleges offering BDS 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

 Full paying  Seats

 Scholarship Seats

    1.

 Kantipur Dental College, Basundhara, Kathmandu

         50

         45

              5 (MOE)

    2.

 Kathmandu Medical College, Kathmandu

         50

         45

              5 (MOE)

    3.

 Nepal Medical College, kathmandu

         50

         45

              5 (MOE)

   4.

 Kathmandu University of School of Medical  

 Sciences, Dhulikhel

         50

         49

              1(MOE)

    5.

 Nobel Medical College, Biratnagar

         35

         31

             4 (MOE)

    6.

  College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur

          50

         40

           10 (MOE)

                                 Total Seats

         285         255               30
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
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

(i) Heavily Subsidized Tuition Fee Scheme (HSTFS) – 5 lakhs
(ii) Partially Subsidized Tuition Fee Scheme (PSTFS) – 18.5 lakhs
(iii) Full Tuition Fee Scheme (FTFS)
     (a) Nationals of SAARC country-8 ( $ 33,000)
     (b) Nationals of non-SAARC country-8 ($44,000)
     (c) Under Self Finance Scheme – 14-18 Lakhs

The distribution of Seats at BPKIHS

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).

Seats available in BPKIHS in the Academic year 2076/2077 (i.e. previous academic year)

Total no of seats available: 50

a. Scholarship under General (Open) Category: 19

b. Scholarship under Reserved Category: 15

c. Full Paying & Other: 16