01-4430852, 9851014340

Paramedicine in Nepal

A science that deals with pre-hospital emergency services is called Paramedical science; and a person working in this field is referred to as a paramedic. The major areas of work in the field of paramedical sciences are spinal injury management, fracture management, obstetrics, management of burns and assessment, and evaluation of general accident scene. The increasing demand for skilled paramedical professionals has opened up several career opportunities for young aspirants. Many paramedical institutes offer courses in the field of Para - Medicine, at degree and diploma levels. Some of the popular paramedical courses are given below.

1. Bachelor in Optometry (B.Optom)

2. Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology (B.Sc. MLT)

3. Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology (B.Sc. MIT)

4. Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)

5. Bachelor in Pharmacy (B.Pharm)

6. Bachelor in Public Health (BPH)

7. Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)

Description

The education of optometry was started in 1998 to meet the shortage of eye health professionals in Nepal. Optometry is a health care profession that is autonomous, educated, regulated (licensed/ registered). Bachelor in optometry (B. Optom) course was started with a three years program which was upgraded to four years in 2005 AD. Bachelor in optometry (B. Optom) consists of studies in the basic physical and life sciences, the optometric sciences including optics, ocular anatomy and physiology, visual science, ophthalmic optics, ocular pathology and diseases of the eye and visual system.

Academic Year
Yearly
Program Duration
4 years
Eligibilty criteria for B. Optom

Candidates must have passed 10 +2 or equivalent with minimum of 50% marks (in aggregate) of the grand total with Biology, English, Physics, and Chemistry as the main subjects. The candidate must have secured not less than 50% marks in both theory and practical in each of the PCB Subjects-Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Or Diploma in Ophthalmic and registered in Nepal Health Professional Council. The Age of candidate should not be above 25 years.

OR 

GPA 2.4 in total aggregate with minimum C grade in all subjects including English & PCB; at least C grade separately in Theory & Practical

 

Entrance Exam Pattern

TU (IOM)

There will be 100 Multiple Choice Questions.

There is no system of Negative Marking.

Zoology: 30

Botany: 20

Chemistry: 30

Physics: 20

Time Duration: 2 Hours

 

NAMS

General Science – 40%

Ophthalmic Science – 40%

General & Health Knowledge – 20%

Date of Entrance Exam
Bhadra (TU, IOM) : Magh/Falgun (NAMS)
Selection Procedure

Based on the merit of entrance exam.

Fee structure

TU (IOM): Open Quota – 2.79 lakhs, Paying Quota – 6.94 lakhs

NAMS: N/A

Colleges offering B. Optom Courses in Nepal

  S.N

      Colleges & Affiliation

     Total Seats

   Full paying Seats

   Scholarship Seats

    1 

 Maharajgunj Medical Campus IOM,   Maharajgunj

  10

2 (Nepali)

2 (Foreigner)

6

2

 National Academy of Medical   Sciences (NAMS), Bir Hospital

 40

30 (General)

10 (Reserved)

-

3

 Pokhara University School of Health   and Allied Sciences,  Pokhara

15 14 1
Description

Medical Laboratory Technology is one of the largest and most important professions that provide allied health care. A Bachelor's of Science in Clinical Laboratory is a four-year degree that prepares a student to take a job as a clinical laboratory scientist (technologist) upon graduation or to further their education by entering medical or dental school. These technologists are skilled scientists who perform tests that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. As vital members of the health care team, they assist physicians during the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

Academic Year
Semester
Program Duration
4 years
Eligibilty criteria for B. Sc. MLT

Candidates having passed and secured fifty percent mark in the PCL General Science (10+2 or I.Sc) program with biology and other prerequisite subjects OR in PCL Health Science (Health Laboratory) are eligible to apply for Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology (B.Sc. MLT).

Entrance Exam Pattern

1. Tribhuvan University

    Zoology: 15, Botany: 10, Chemistry: 15, Physics: 10, General Health: 25, Specific Subjects: 25

2. Pokhara University

    (Paying): Chemistry-25, Biology-25, Maths-25, English-25
    (Scholarship): Chemistry-40, Biology-40, Maths-40, English-30

Date of Entrance Exam
Shrawan / Bhadra
Selection Procedure

Based on the entrance exam

Fee structure

1. Tribhuvan University

    Open Quota – 2.65 lakhs, Paying – 6.94 lakhs

2. Pokhara University

    About NRs 4.7 Lakhs

Colleges offering B. Sc. MLT Courses in Nepal

List of colleges offering B.Sc.MLT under TU

 S.N

                 Colleges 

Total Seats

Full paying Seats

 Scholarship  Seats

   1.

 Maharajgunj Medical Campus (MMC, IOM/TU), 

     15

     2 (for +2 / ISc)

   2 (PCL health lab)

      1 (Foreigner)

4 (for +2 / ISc)

5 (PCL health lab)

1(Bipanna Female; PCL health lab)

   2.

 Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences,    Nakhkhu

     23

   

     

   3.

 Janamaitri Foundation (Program @ LA College), Hattiban,  Lalitpur

     16

          

       

   4.

 Chitwan Medical College, Chitwan

     25

         

      

   5.

 Universal Medical College, Bhairahawa

     20

      

      

  6.  Gandaki Medical College, Kaski      

                Total Seats

     99

         

            

 

List of colleges offering B.Sc.MLT under PoKU

  S.N

  Name of College/University

 Total Seats

 Full Paying  Seats

 Scholarship  Seats

   1.

 Pokhara University School of Health & Allied Science,

 Lekhnath, Kaski

        25

          20

           5

   2.

 Nobel College, Sinamangal, Kathmandu

 

 

 

   3.

 Modern Technical College, Khumaltar, Lalitpur

 

 

 

   4.  Crimson College of Technology, Butwal      

                                            Total

     
Description

Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology (B.Sc. MIT) is a 4-year academic program. It focuses on the innumerable technical procedures for diagnosing various diseases processes. This program is designed to meet the new requirements of the health sector, wherein the students are educated & trained in the technical aspects of the procedures, with a special emphasis on the basis anatomy & pathophysiology of the disease process. The degree is recognized by Nepal Health professional Council.

Academic Year
Yearly
Program Duration
4 years
Eligibilty criteria for B. Sc. MIT

Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with minimum of 50% marks (in aggregate) of the grand total with Biology, English, Physics, and Chemistry as the main subjects. The candidate must have secured not less than 50% marks in both theory and practical in each of the PCB Subjects-Physics, Chemistry and Biology. OR

The candidate must have passed Certificate of Health Science (Radiography) with minimum 50% marks (in aggregate) of the grand total.

And the age of student should not be above 25 years.

Entrance Exam Pattern

1. Tribhuvan University (TU)

    Physics- 15, Chemistry- 15, Zoology- 15, Botany- 15, Gen.Health- 20,  Specific Subject (Radiology)- 20

2. BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS)

    Physics- 25, Chemistry- 25, Biology- 25, English- 25, Health/Lab/Imaging- 100

3. National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)

  General Knowledge & Basic Health Science- 20%

  Science- 40%

  Radiography- 40%

Date of Entrance Exam
TU- Ashwin / / NAMS- Poush / / BPKIHS- Shrawan
Selection Procedure

Separate merit lists will be prepared for candidates from General Science Stream (10+2) and those from the Health Science Stream.

Selection is done on the basis of merit list of the entrance examination conducted by IOM.

Fee structure

1. Tribhuvan University

    Open Quota – 2.65 lakhs

    Paying – 6.94 lakhs

2. NAMS

    N/A

3. BPKIHS

    N/A

Colleges offering BSc. MIT Courses in Nepal

   S.N

          Name of College

     Seats

   1.

          Maharajgunj Medical Campus (MMC, IOM / TU)

     10

   2.

          BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Dharan

     10

   3.

          NAMS, Bir Hospital

     10

  4.

          Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa

 
  5.

          Chitwan Medical College, Chitwan

 
  6.

         Gandaki Medical College, kaski

 
Description

Currently, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences (KUSMS) is the only place where formal undergraduate physiotherapy course is delivered in Nepal. Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) was started in KU in 2010 AD with total 13 students. Currently student intake is increased to 30 students every year.

Academic Year
Semester
Program Duration
4 years
Eligibilty criteria for BPT

Must have successfully completed 10 + 2 years of education or equivalent with Biology, Chemistry, Physics and English as main subjects and he/she should have secured not less than 50% marks in the subjects mentioned above put together and an overall aggregate of 50%. OR

Completed Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree recognised by the University with one of the following subjects viz: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and at least one other prescribed science subject of the study up to the ancillary level and he/she should have scored not less than aggregate of 50% marks, provided that such candidate should have passed the earlier qualifying examination (10 + 2, I.Sc., or an equivalent examination) with the subjects Biology, Chemistry, Physics and English. OR

The candidates who have completed prerequisite course equivalent to I.Sc. (Biological group) with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as main subjects after Certificate Level in Health Sciences from Kathmandu University and having secured not less than 50% marks in the subjects mentioned above put together and an overall aggregate of 50%. OR

Completed Certificate level in physiotherapy with 50% marks or more.

Entrance Exam Pattern

The entrance examination will consist of 100 multiple choice questions 

Biology – 40

Physics - 30

Chemistry - 30

Health - 20

The duration of the examination will be 2 hours and the pass mark is 50%.

Date of Entrance Exam
Bhadra / Ashwin
Selection Procedure

Results of the entrance examination conducted by Kathmandu University followed by Interview

Based on merit list of the entrance exam conducted by KU

Fee structure

About NRs. 9,45,000/-

College offering BPT Course in Nepal

 S.N

           College & Affiliation

   Full paying                         Seats

    1

Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences (KUSMS), K.U., Dhulikhel

                                            40

Description

Pharmacy is one of the main disciplines under Biomedical Sciences and the Pharmaceutical Industry. Pharmacy is also related to Health Sciences. It is the profession responsible for the preparation, dispensing and appropriate use of medication which provides services to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes. Pharmacists are concerned with production of pharmaceutical products, development of the methods or professes of production and quality control in medicine.

Academic Year
Yearly / Semester
Program Duration
4 years
Eligibilty criteria for B. Pharm

i. Tribhuvan University

Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with minimum of 50% marks (GPA 2.4) in aggregate of the grand total with Biology, English, Physics, and Chemistry as the main subjects. The candidate must have secured not less than 50% marks ( C grade) in both theory and practical in each of the PCB Subjects-Physics, Chemistry and Biology. 

The candidate must have passed Certificate of Health Science (Pharmacy) with minimum 50% marks (in aggregate) of the grand total.

ii. Kathmandu University

10+2 level (or equivalent) with a minimum aggregate GPA of 2.4, minimum grade of C+ each in PCB (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) and a minimum of grade C in remaining subjects. OR

Minimum 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Maths (PCM) or Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) in aggregate. 

Entrance Exam Pattern

1. Tribhuvan University

    Physics-15, Chemistry-15, Zoology-15, Botany-15, Gen.Health-20, Pharm.Health-20

2. Kathmandu University

    Physics-25, Chemistry-25, Biology-15, Math-15, Health-10, English- 10 (Variable)

3. Pokhara University

    Chemistry-40, Biology-40, Maths-40, English-30

4. Purbanchal University

    Science – 50, Health – 25, English – 25

Date of Entrance Exam
TU - Ashwin KU - Shrawan Pokhara University- Bhadra Purbanchal University- Ashwin/Kartik
Selection Procedure

Based on the entrance exam

Fee structure

1. Tribhuvan University

    Open Quota – 2.66 lakhs, Paying 6.94 lakh

2. Kathmandu University

    N/A

3. Pokhara University

    About NRs 3.24lakhs

4. Purbanchal University

    N/A

Colleges offering B. Pharm Course in Nepal

List of colleges offering B.Pharm under TU

S.N

                                    Name of College

          Seats

1.

  Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Maharajgunj (IOM)

              30

2.

  National Model College for Advanced Learning (NMCAL),                      Lainchaur, Kathmandu

              32

3.

  Sunsari Technical College, Dharan

              32

4.

  Janamaitri Foundation (Program @ Little Angels'), Kathmandu 

              34

5.

  Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, Ktm

              32

6.

  Chitwan Medical College, Chitwan

              25

7.

  Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa

             30

8.

  Gandaki Medical College, Kaski

             36

                                                       Total Seats             251

List of colleges offering B.Pharm under KU

   S.N

  Name of College/University

        Seats

     1.

  Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences(KUSMS), Dhulikhel

          60

 

List of colleges offering B.Pharm under Pokhara University

  S.N

   Name of College/University

     Seats

    1.

  Pokhara University, Lekhnath-12, Kaski

      40

    2.

  Crimson College of Technology, Butwal

      40

    3.

  CIST College, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu

      40

    4.

  Nobel College, Sinamangal, Kathmandu

      40

5.

Modern Technical College, Lalitpur

 

 

 List of colleges offering B. Pharm under Purbanchal University

  College

       Seats

  Hope International College, Satdobato, Lalitpur

         30

  Karnali College of Health Science, Ratopul, Kathmandu

         30

  Valley College of Technical Science, Mid Baneshwor, Ktm.

         30

  Little Buddha College, Minbhawan, Kathmandu

         30

  Shree Medical and Technical College, Bharatpur, Chitwan

         30

  Noble Academy, Pokhara

         30

  Asian College for Advance Studies, Lalitpur

         30

  B and B Medical Institute, Lalitpur

         30

  Kantipur Academy of Health Sciences, Tinkune, Kathmandu

         30

                                             Total

        270

 

Description

BPH has been emerging as a charming field in national & international level which mainly deals with the Plans & Policies of health of Public. Therefore, it is known as an important discipline of Health Science. Public Health has been growing up with different modes and applicable approaches that can contribute in ensuring the health of people. The major concern of school of Public Health is to promote the health of people through health interventions.

Academic Year
Semester
Program Duration
4 years
Eligibilty criteria for BPH

Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with minimum of 50% marks (in aggregate) of the grand total with Biology, English, Physics, and Chemistry as the main subjects. The candidate must have secured not less than 50% marks in both theory and practical in each of the PCB Subjects-Physics, Chemistry and Biology. OR

The candidate must have passed Certificate of Health Science (General Medicine, Health Lab, Radiography, Physiotherapy, Health Education and Sanitation, Ayurveda, Ophthalmology, Nursing, etc) with minimum 50% marks (in aggregate) of the grand total.

Entrance Exam Pattern

1. Tribhuvan University                                    

    Physics-15, Chemistry-15, Zoology-15, Botany-15, Gen.Health-40

2. Purbanchal University 

    Science- 50, Health- 25, English- 25

3. Pokhara University

    Question Pattern (Paying): Chemistry-25, Biology-25, Maths-25, English-25
    Question Pattern (Scholarship): Chemistry-40, Biology-40, Maths-40, English-30

Date of Entrance Exam
Ashwin / Kartik
Selection Procedure

Based on the entrance exam

Fee structure

1. Tribhuvan University

    Paying : 6.94 lakhs

    Open: 3.14 lakhs

2. Pokhara University

    About 2.9 lakhs

3. Purbanchal University

    N/A

Colleges offering BPH Courses in Nepal

List of colleges offering BPH under TU

  S.N

                                        Name of Colleges

Total Seats

1.

  Maharajgunj Medical Campus (MMC, IOM,TU)

40

2.

  Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences

40

3.

  Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur

35

4.

 Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa

30

5.

 Gandaki Medical College, Kaski

38

List of Colleges offering BPH under Pokhara University (PoKU)

S.N

                            Name of Colleges

  1.

  Pokhara University, Lekhnath-12, Khudi, Kaski

  2.

  Nobel College, Sinamangal, Kathmandu

  3.

  National Open College, Sanepa, Lalitpur

  4.

  CIST College, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu

  5.

  LA Grande Int’l College, Simalchaur, Pokhara

  6.  Modern Technical College, Lalitpur

 

List of Colleges offering BPH under Purbanchal University

  College

     seats

  National Academy for Medical Science (NAMS) Baneshwor

  40

  Nepal Institute of Health Science (NIHS, Stupa), Boudha

  40

  Hope International College, Satdobato, Lalitpur

  40

  Yeti Health Science Academy, Lazimpat, Kathmandu

  40

  Karnali College of Health Science, Ratopul, Kathmandu

  40

  Valley College of Technical Science, Mid Baneshwor, Ktm.

  40

  Little Buddha College, Minbhawan, Kathmandu

  40 

  Om Health Campus, Chabahil, Kathmandu

  40

  Chakrabati Habi Education Academy, Kathmandu

  40

  Shree Medical and Technical College, Bharatpur, Chitwan

  40

  Oasis Medical College, Chitwan

  40

  Koshi Health Institute, Biratnagar

  40

  Birat Health Campus, Biratnagar

  40

  Edan Berg Int’l College, Biratnagar

  40

  Sanjeevani Nursing College, Rupandehi

  40

  Saptarishi Health Science College, Rajbiraj

  40

  Unique Education Academy, Urlabari

  40

  Pokhara College of Technology, Kaski, Pokhara

  40  

                                  Total

  720
Description

The Under-graduate Course, Ayurvedacharya (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) is of 5½ years duration (4½ years of the main course and 1 year internship).The curriculums of BAMS is as approved by IOM / TU, Ayurvedic Medical Council of Nepal and ICCM of India.

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

Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with minimum of 50% marks (in aggregate) of the grand total with Biology, English, Physics, and Chemistry as the main subjects. The candidate must have secured not less than 50% marks in both theory and practical in each of the PCB Subjects-Physics, Chemistry and Biology. OR

The candidate must have passed Certificate of Health Science ( Ayurveda) or Uttar Madhayma with minimum 50% marks (in aggregate) of the grand total.

Entrance Exam Pattern

The full marks of the paper will be 100

Zoology: 30

Botany: 20

Chemistry: 20

Physics: 20

Ayurevedic Science: 20

There is no system of negative marking. 

Duration of entrance examination will be 2 hours.

Date of Entrance Exam
Bhadra
Selection Procedure

Based on merit of  IOM Entrance Examination

Fee structure

Open Quota – N/A

Paying – N/A

Colleges offering BAMS Course in Nepal

   S.N

   Name of College

Total Seats

Paying Seats

Scholarship Seats

     1.

 Ayurved Campus

 (IOM, TU) Kirtipur, Kathmandu

  

      30

 

        14

 

 12 (open)

3 (Reserved)

 1 (staff + faculty)

2.  Patanjali Ayurved Medical College   and Research Center, (NSU),   Dhulikhel, Kavrepalanchok N/A N/A N/A
3.  Institute of Ayurveva (NSU), Dang N/A N/A N/A
4.   Mithila Aayurveda College (NSU),   Janakpur N/A N/A N/A