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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

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 in respective PCL program (General Medicine, Medical Lab Technology, Ophthalmic Science, Dental Science, Pharmacy) with at least 50% aggregate in total marks AND

Registered in Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC) or Nepal Pharmacy Council (NPC) or Nepal Ayurvedic Medical Council (NAMC) as per related educational program. 

Entrance Exam Pattern

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

Full Marks: 200

Pass Marks: 100

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

Exam Duration: 3 Hours

Subject

Marks

             Physics

                                40

             Chemistry

                                40

             Zoology

                                40

             Botany

                                40

Specific Subject                                 20
             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

a. Tribhuvan University (TU)

Paying: 7,25,818/-

Subsidized: 2,92,505/-

b. National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS): N/A

c. Pokhara University (PokU): N/A

Colleges offering B. Optom Courses 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 & Affiliation

     Total Seats

   Full paying / other Seats

   Scholarship Seats

    1 

 Maharajgunj Medical Campus IOM,   Maharajgunj

  10

3

4 -open

3- reserved (Madheshi-1, Women-1, Janajati-1)

2

 National Academy of Medical   Sciences (NAMS), Bir Hospital

 40

30 (General)

10 (Reserved)

-

3

 Himalayan Eye Institute

17 N/A N/A
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
TU- Annual; Pokhara University- Semester
Program Duration
4 years
Eligibilty criteria for B. Sc. MLT

. 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 in respective PCL program (General Medicine, Medical Lab Technology, Ophthalmic Science, Dental Science, Pharmacy) with at least 50% aggregate in total marks AND

Registered in Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC) or Nepal Pharmacy Council (NPC) or Nepal Ayurvedic Medical Council (NAMC) as per related educational program. 

Entrance Exam Pattern

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

Full Marks: 200

Pass Marks: 100

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

Exam Duration: 3 Hours

Subject

Marks

             Physics

                                40

             Chemistry

                                40

             Zoology

                                40

             Botany

                                40

Specific Subject                                 20
             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

1. Tribhuvan University

    Paying: 7,25,818/-

    Subsidized: 2,77,030/-

2. Pokhara University

    About NRs 4.7 Lakhs

Colleges offering B. Sc. MLT Courses 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).

List of colleges offering B.Sc.MLT 

 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

     20

          

       

   4.

 Chitwan Medical College, Chitwan

     25

         

      

   5.

 Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa

     30

      

      

  6.  Gandaki Medical College, Kaski

 24

   
7.

School of Health & Allied Science, Pokhara

    40    
8. Nobel College, Sinamangal, Kathmandu

 40

   
9. Modern Technical College, Khumaltar, Lalitpur

 20

   
10. Crimson College of Technology, Butwal

 40

   
11. Kist Medical College

12

   
12.  Madan Bhandari Academy of Health Sciences

 30

   
13.  BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan 10    
14.  University Campus  20    
15.  Madhesh Institute of Health Sciences  20    
16. National Medical College  12    
17. Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences  12    
18. People's Dental College  12    
19.  KU School of Medical Sciences  20    
 Total 425    


 

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

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 in respective PCL program (General Medicine, Medical Lab Technology, Ophthalmic Science, Dental Science, Pharmacy) with at least 50% aggregate in total marks AND

Registered in Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC) or Nepal Pharmacy Council (NPC) or Nepal Ayurvedic Medical Council (NAMC) as per related educational program. 

Entrance Exam Pattern

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

Full Marks: 200

Pass Marks: 100

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

Exam Duration: 3 Hours

Subject

Marks

             Physics

                                40

             Chemistry

                                40

             Zoology

                                40

             Botany

                                40

Specific Subject                                 20
             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

a. Tribhuvan University (TU)

   Paying: 7,25,818/-

   Subsidized: 2,77,030/- 

b. National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS): N/A

c. BPKIHS: N/A

Colleges offering BSc. MIT Courses 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

          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

     6
  5.

          Chitwan Medical College, Chitwan

     6
  6.

         Gandaki Medical College, kaski

     6
  7.           KUSMS, Dhulikhel

    20

  8.         National Medical College, Birgunj

    3

                                                           Total Seats

                71

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

. 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 in respective PCL program (General Medicine, Medical Lab Technology, Ophthalmic Science, Dental Science, Pharmacy) with at least 50% aggregate in total marks AND

Registered in Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC) or Nepal Pharmacy Council (NPC) or Nepal Ayurvedic Medical Council (NAMC) as per related educational program. 

Entrance Exam Pattern

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

Full Marks: 200

Pass Marks: 100

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

Exam Duration: 3 Hours

Subject

Marks

             Physics

                                40

             Chemistry

                                40

             Zoology

                                40

             Botany

                                40

Specific Subject                                 20
             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

KU: About NRs. 9,45,000/-

College offering BPT Course 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

           College & Affiliation

  Total Seats

    1

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

                                           40

    2  School of Health & Allied Sciences, Pokhara

 20

    3  Birat Medical College

 30

    4  Nobel Medical College & Teaching Hospital

 30

    5  Kathmandu Medical College

 30

  Total Seats

 150

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

. 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 in respective PCL program (General Medicine, Medical Lab Technology, Ophthalmic Science, Dental Science, Pharmacy) with at least 50% aggregate in total marks AND

Registered in Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC) or Nepal Pharmacy Council (NPC) or Nepal Ayurvedic Medical Council (NAMC) as per related educational program. 

Entrance Exam Pattern

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

Full Marks: 200

Pass Marks: 100

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

Exam Duration: 3 Hours

Subject

Marks

             Physics

                                40

             Chemistry

                                40

             Zoology

                                40

             Botany

                                40

Specific Subject                                 20
             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

1. Tribhuvan University

    Paying: 7,25,818/-

    Subsidized: 2,78,682/-

2. Kathmandu University

    N/A

3. Pokhara University

    About NRs 3.24lakhs

4. Purbanchal University

    N/A

Colleges offering B. Pharm Course 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).

 

List of colleges offering B.Pharm

S.N

Name of College

Seats

1.

  Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Maharajgunj (IOM)

30

2.

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

36

3.

  Sunsari Technical College, Dharan

40

4.

  JF Institute of Health Sciences

40

5.

  Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, Ktm

38

6.

  Chitwan Medical College, Chitwan

40

7.

  Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa

40

8.

  Gandaki Medical College, Kaski

38

9. Gandaki University

20

10.

School of Health & Allied Sciences, Pokhara

 80
11.

Crimson College of Technology, Butwal

 40
12.

CIST College, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu

 40
13.

Nobel College, Sinamangal, Kathmandu

 40
14.

Modern Technical College, Lalitpur

 20
15.

Hope International College, Satdobato, Lalitpur

  30

16.

Karnali Academy of Health Sciences

 20
17.

Valley College of Technical Science, Mid Baneshwor, Ktm

 30
18.

Little Buddha College, Minbhawan, Kathmandu

 30
19.

Shree Medical and Technical College, Bharatpur, Chitwan

 30
20.

  Kathmandu University School of Science

 60
21.

 Asian Foundation of Education and Research 

 30
22.

Madan Bhandari Academy of Health Sciences

30
23.

Kantipur Academy of Health Sciences, Tinkune, Kathmandu

 30
24.

 Purbanchal University School of Health Sciences

 30
25.

 Kist Medical College

 10
26.

 Karnali College of Health Sciences

 30
    Total Seats

 902

 

 

 

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
Yearly / Semester
Program Duration
4 years
Eligibilty criteria for BPH

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 in respective PCL program (General Medicine, Medical Lab Technology, Ophthalmic Science, Dental Science, Pharmacy, Ayurveda, Nursing, radiography, Physiotherapy) with at least 50% aggregate in total marks AND

Registered in Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC) or Nepal Pharmacy Council (NPC) or Nepal Nursing Council (NNC) or Nepal Ayurvedic Medical Council (NAMC) as per related educational program. 

Entrance Exam Pattern

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

Full Marks: 200

Pass Marks: 100

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

Exam Duration: 3 Hours

Subject

Marks

             Physics

                                40

             Chemistry

                                40

             Zoology

                                40

             Botany

                                40

Pre-requisite Health Knowledge                                 20
             MAT                                 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selection Procedure

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

Fee structure

1. Tribhuvan University

    Paying: 7,25,818/-

    Subsidized: 3,28,553/-

2. Pokhara University

    About 2.9 lakhs

3. Purbanchal University

    N/A

Colleges offering BPH Courses 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).
 

S.N

Name of Colleges

Total Seats

1.

Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences

20

2.

Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences

40

3.

Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur

40

4.

Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa

40

5.

Gandaki Medical College, Kaski

40

6.

Pokhara University, Lekhnath-12, Khudi, Kaski

40

7.

Nobel College, Sinamangal, Kathmandu

80

8.

National Open College, Sanepa, Lalitpur

70

9.

CIST College, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu

70

10.

LA Grande Int’l College, Simalchaur, Pokhara

40

11.

Modern Technical College, Lalitpur

20

12.

National Academy for Medical Science (NAMS) Baneshwor

40

13.

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

40

14.

Hope International College, Satdobato, Lalitpur

40

15.

Yeti Health Science Academy, Lazimpat, Kathmandu

40

16.

Karnali Academy of Health Sciences

20

17.

Valley College of Technical Science, Mid Baneshwor, Ktm

40

18.

Little Buddha College, Minbhawan, Kathmandu

40

19.

Om Health Campus, Chabahil, Kathmandu

40

20.

Chakrabarti Habi Education Academy College of Nursing Science, Kathmandu

40

21.

Shree Medical and Technical College, Bharatpur, Chitwan

40

22.

Koshi Health and Science Campus, Biratnagar

40

23.

Birat Health College, Biratnagar

40

24.

Eden Burgh Int’l College, Biratnagar

40

25.

Sanjeevani College of Medical Sciences, Rupandehi

40

26.

Saptarishi Health Science College, Rajbiraj

40

27.

Unique Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Urlabari

40

28.

Karnali College of Health Sciences

40

29.

Kantipur Academy of Health Sciences

40

30.

People’s Dental College

10

31.

Central Dept. of Public Health

50

32.

Asian Foundation

40

33.

Janaki Medical College

10

34.

University Campus

30

35.

Madhesh Institute of Health Sciences

20

36.

Madan Bhandari Academy of Health Sciences

20

37.

Purbanchal University School of Health Sciences

40

Total

1420

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

Paying: 13,88,800/-

Subsidized: 2,84,129/-

Colleges offering BAMS Course in Nepal

   S.N

   Name of College

Total Seats

Paying Seats

Scholarship Seats

     1.

 Ayurved Campus

 (IOM, TU) Kirtipur, Kathmandu

  

      40

 

      

 

 

    2.  Kendriya Ayurved Bidhyapeeth/NSU      40         
                          Total Seats      80