Medical studies is a lifesaving profession. The need of medical professionals is increasing day by day. Let’s talk about the best medical college in Nepal. These colleges are also known as mbbs college in Nepal, and provides the best education system in the world.

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Manipal Medical College

One of the reputed and premier medical colleges of Pokhara is Manipal College of Medical Sciences (MCOMS). It is the first private medical college of Nepal associated with Manipal Teaching Hospital that was established in 1994 AD.

It is affiliated to Kathmandu University. It is driven by the motto “Inspired by life”.  There are two locations of Manipal Medical College in Pokhara each with their own functions. One is in the Deep Heights where the 1st and 2nd-year courses are taught and contains the administrative block.

The next location is in Phulbari where there is a clinical campus for the practical education of the students along with the teaching hospital. The campuses are named according to their locations. So, MCOMS comprises of the Deep Campus and the Phulbari Campus.

MCOMS is rated one of the best medical colleges in Nepal. It is a modern campus where all amenities related to education are provided to the students. The well-equipped laboratories, hospitals for the clinical and practical education, conducive environment for teaching and learning makes it an ideal centre for the medical education.

MCOMS has students not only from Nepal but from different other countries like India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, etc. MCOMS is accorded recognition by Medical Councils of Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

It is listed in the 7th edition of WHO directory of medical schools and recognised by the British Columbia Student Assistance Program (BCSAP) and Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), Canada.

manipal medical college
manipal medical college

MBBS PCL BSC and MMC courses

The programs provided in MCOMS are MBBS, B.Sc. Nursing and Post Graduate programs. Approximately 150 students are admitted each year for the MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Sciences) program. 20% of scholarship seats are available and there are more than 145 experienced faculties as well.

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MBBS program in MCOMS is four and a half years course along with one year of compulsory residential rotating internship. MBBS takes 5 and half years in total. The 4 and half years course is divided into 9 semesters of 6 months each. The medium of instruction is English.

About 1700 students have passed from MCOMS until now and have proven to be qualified resources. The first 4 semesters in the MBBS program covers preclinical sciences which set the foundation for the students to practice in a clinical setting. A student should pass all the preclinical subjects before he can continue to the clinical sciences (Semester V to IX). The evaluation of students are done continuously through different exams, seminars and problem-based learning sessions.

Post-graduate courses

MCOMS started Post Graduate Programs and the School of Nursing & Allied Health programmes in the year 2000. These courses are recognised by the Nepal Medical Council, Nepal Nursing Council and Nepal Health Professional Council, respectively. B.Sc. Nursing course in MCOMS was started in August 2009.

The program is 4 years and 20 seats are available for the admission each year. Scholarships are also available in B.Sc. Nursing course. For the selection, one must go through the entrance examination of KU. Nursing students are provided with a good foundation of theoretical knowledge.

They are also exposed to clinical settings and provide direct care to the patients.  Nursing students also conduct the survey, home visits, physical examination, nutritional assessment, health action presentation, formal and informal health teaching, mass health exhibition and referral services, School health programme, home delivery, sanitation programmes etc in community settings which will help the rural people there to be aware of their health.

Manipal Teaching Hospital where the clinical teaching is conducted is 700 bedded. It includes a big and spacious library, student’s classroom, canteen and auditorium along with the inpatient and outpatient departments.

Treatment is provided at a very reasonable cost to the patients as it has set on the mission of “Health for all”. There is also a Poor Patients Fund (PPF) which is managed by the students and provides free treatment to the patients who cannot afford for themselves.

Lumbini Medical College

Most of the medical colleges and infrastructures have mainly been centred in the Kathmandu valley of Nepal. So, students from other districts and parts of the country have to go to the valleys compulsorily for pursuing higher education. This problem was realised by people in different parts of the country as well.

The realisation of a need of the medical college was also felt in the western hilly region and thus in the year 2063 BS, the concept of Lumbini Medical College & Teaching Hospital Pvt. Ltd. emerged and immediately a 100 bedded hospital was established in Lumbini, Palpa. This happened with the permission from the Ministry of Health and Population of the country. The hospital has been upgraded to a 600 bedded hospital at present.

lumbini medical college
lumbini medical college

Though health is the major responsibility of the country, the government of our country is not stable. There have been many changes in the political situation of the country in a short span of time. So, we cannot solely realise on the government for the whole development of the country.

The town has been going forward in the path of development by focussing on education, health and tourism. Lumbini Medical College has set its goal to be one of the leading medical and research institutes which are professionally driven and aspires to be globally recognised and acclaimed for providing quality in all spheres of medical education meeting the local and global expectations.

Lumbini Medical College has been affiliated with Kathmandu University since 16th November 2008. The college has been giving major focus in research and research-based studies as it is the demand of the present time. Lumbini Medical College has been recognised by Nepal Medical Council (NMC) and Nepal Nursing Council (NNC).

MBBS PCL BSC and LMC courses

LMC provides undergraduate programs to the students. Programs available in LMC are MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), PCL (Proficiency in Certificate Level) Nursing, and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. in Nursing). MBBS includes the core curriculum of four and a half years.

The program consists of subjects like basic medical sciences, clinical subjects, community medicine and health informatics. It also includes community-based education with exposure in the real communities in the country. In the fifth academic year, there is an elective study. The program also includes 1 year of mandatory rotating internship.

The college provides courses in nursing which include two programs that are PCL Nursing and B.Sc. Nursing. PCL Nursing is a course is of 3 years duration and a student who has passed in SLC examination is eligible to apply for this course. B.Sc. Nursing course is of 4 years duration and one has to pass I.Sc level in the Science stream that includes the subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.

The clinical education to build the practical skills of the students is practised in the Lumbini Medical College Teaching Hospital which is a 600 bedded hospital, under the supervision and guidance of an experienced supervisor. The hospital provides both the outpatient and inpatient services to the public and the services are available in a variety of specialities.

KIST Medical College

Established in the year 2006 AD, KIST Medical College (KISTMC) is located in a serene environment in Imadol, Patan, Nepal away from the razzmatazz of the city. Imadol, Patan is said to have been visited by the great Indian emperor, King Ashoka in the ancient times and as evidence, The Ashoka Pillar still lies there proud and tall.

The college is situated about 3 km away from the historic Patan Durbar Square with its majestic architecture and it is at a distance of about 6 km away from the international airport of the country. Away, from the hustle and bustle and with the state of the art infrastructure, the college contains all the modern facilities required for the educational purpose. Within a small span of its establishment, it has been able to make all-round growth and has become one of the preferences for medical education.

KISTMC was established with the vision of creating competent and compassionate health care professionals through the excellence in holistic education, healthcare and research. It has set on a mission to be the preferred learning institution for students and faculties in the professional health care education. There are 3 main goals of this medical institution which are as follows.

To encourage integrated, interdisciplinary learning among students of the health professions and to develop a holistic, humane approach to healthcare delivery

To create an institution responsive to the healthcare education and healthcare delivery needs and expectations of people at various levels of society in Nepal and beyond

  • To establish a robust research infrastructure and promote and support research especially those which would make a tangible difference in the lives of the people of Nepal.
kist medical college
kist medical college

MBBS BDS and KIST courses

The programs provided by KMCTH are MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) and BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery). It is affiliated to Tribhuvan University (TU), Institute of Medicine (IOM) for the course of MBBS since 2008 and for the BDS program since the year 2011.

Both the courses are recognised by Nepal Medical Council. To be able to apply for these programs, the candidate should have passed I.Sc. Examination or it’s equivalent with Biology, Physics, Chemistry and English as their major subjects and gained at least 50% in all these subjects separately. These candidates have to undergo an entrance examination for the selection process.

The course of MBBS follows the curriculum of TUIOM. The course has been presented in a structured mannered so that the curriculum can be implemented in the real-time practice. The duration of the course is 5 and a half years. The curriculum consists of the basic medical sciences subjects and clinical subjects.

After finishing the final examination, 1 year of internship is mandatory for every graduate. The community medicine education is included in the curriculum from the first year to the last. The duration of the BDS course is 4 and a half years. There are 3 phases in the curriculum of BDS. In eh 1st phase (2 years), basic medical science subjects are taught. In the 2nd phase (1 year), major clinical postings and teachings take place and in the 3rd phase (1 and half year) postings in different other departments take place. The internship of 1 year which is compulsory begins after completing and qualifying the final examination.

The college has all the basic infrastructures like a lecture hall with audio-visual aid, experienced faculties for the supervision and guidance of the students in both the programs, practical halls with the necessary equipment and instruments and everything needed to develop a student. There are regular assessments to evaluate the performance of the students. Various seminars and problem-based learning sessions are also conducted.

For more information, you can visit the official website of the college,

Gandaki Medical College

Among the medical colleges of Nepal, Gandaki Medical College located in Lekhnath-2, Pokhara, Kaski is a reputed name. Gandaki Medical College Teaching Hospital and Research Centre (GMCTHRC) P. Ltd. is a health educational institute established in 2007 AD with the vision of becoming the first choice learning institute for medical education and health care delivery.

The college is affiliated to Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine. GMC owns about 220 ropanies of land which is abundant for the establishment of the physical infrastructures. GMC has gained the recognition of Nepal Medical Council since 2010 AD.

GMC is a reputed medical college mainly in the western development region of the country. This has come to be the result of incessant adherence to the core qualities of the institute that include visionary leadership, committed and competent staff, state of the art technology, integrity in adherence to the regulatory standards of the institute, exemplary corporate governance, farsighted visions, promotion of health, education and tourism for Pokhara by encompassing all the priority sectors and investment in the latest technologies.

MBBS Courses

The focal course of Gandaki Medical College is MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery). This course takes five and a half years for the completion according to the TU curriculum. The provision of scholarship (free tuition fees) is made available to ten (10%) percent of students per year.

The requirement is that they should have been enlisted in the merit list of IOM entrance exam beforehand. Each year, there is a room for 75 students to be selected for the MBBS program in the month of November/ December. Presently, the other programs that are being conducted in GMCTHRC are BSc. Nursing, BSc. MIT, BSc. MLT and BPH Program. The institute has been running successfully to provide quality education to the students.

gandaki medical college

To apply for the admission, the requirements for the applicants include notary certified photocopies of the following:

  • Mark Sheet of SLC/ Class 10 or equivalent
  • Mark Sheet, Certificate, Migration Certificate, Character Certificate, Provisional Certificate, Mark sheet of 10+2 or I.Sc. or A level or equivalent
  • TU Admit Card 2011 /MOE recommendation letter / Principals recommendation letter.
  • Bank Voucher for the amount deposited in KIST Bank Ac Number 003003000021703, Pokhara Branch.
  • Nationality (Passport + Visa document) for Foreign National OR Citizenship card for Nepalese candidate.
  • Citizenship Certificate of two referees (Not applicable for Foreign Nationals)
  • Eligibility certificate issued by the medical council of India (For Indian Students only)

GMC proposes 900 bedded teaching hospital with all activity of clinical and medical facilities, thus providing excellent health care amenities. Gandaki Medial College Teaching Hospital and Research Pvt. Ltd with 750-bed capacity located in Prithvi chowk, ward no 9 of Pokhara sub-metropolitan city of Nepal. GMC will have 400 bedded multi speciality hospital at Lekhnath Municipality-2, which is about 9 km from Pokhara city. GMC aims to be a centre of excellence in health education, service and research.

Gandaki Medical College Hostel and other facilities

GMCTH provides separate hostel facilities for boys and girls. They are under the supervision of experienced and caring wardens. The management also provides 24 hours our security as well as communication facilities. There are other facilities for the students like 24/7 wireless internet, cafeteria, conference hall, study lounge, hall with Television and different indoor games like table tennis, carom board, chess, gym, etc.

Chitwan Medical College

If you are looking forward to making your career in the medical field in Nepal, then CMC (Chitwan Medical College) is one of the best choices for you. One of the leading teaching hospitals in Nepal, CMC located in Bharatpur-13, Nepal is affiliated to Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University and is recognised and reputed among the people as the first ISO certified Medical College. CMC was established on 26th June 2006 by the unification of the renowned medical professionals and practitioners of the country.

Chitwan Medical College Teaching Hospital (CMCTH) provides specialised services in the field of health and education. The 750 bedded teaching hospital has been providing world- class medical education in Nepal since its establishment to the future medical practitioners who have the potential to make positive changes in the health scenarios of the country.

The education is provided at affordable prices for the students. CMC has been managed by highly qualified and reputed experts in the medical, educational and administrative aspects.

The college holds the objectives to provide world-class medical education in the undergraduate and postgraduate courses in different streams. The objectives also include providing world- class diagnostic and treatment facilities, running medicine research programs and developing a trauma and topical medical research centre.

It has been committed to providing best medical education for various streams within an affordable price range along with unparalleled health services through its own hospital.

chitwan medical college
chitwan medical college

Bachelors courses and Masters courses

The incessant efforts of highly motivated professionals led to the establishment of CMC and are recognised by all related councils in Nepal, i.e. Nepal Nursing Council, Nepal Medical Council, Nepal Health Professional Council and Nepal Pharmacy Council. CMC provides bachelor and master programs to its students.

You can choose from among 8 programs of Bachelor and from 3 of masters program presently. The bachelor programs provided are Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSc Nursing), Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology (BSc MLT), Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharm), Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology (BSc MIT), Bachelor in Public Health (BPH) and Bachelor of Nursing (BN) and the masters program provided are Master of Nursing (MN), Master in Public Health (MPH) and  MSc Clinical Microbiology.

Classes for the Bachelor program starts from November and admission starts from August/September of every year and for the master’s program, the classes start from May and admission starts from March/April of every year. The enrolment form is available on the college’s website Forms can be downloaded and filled there.

CMCTH consists of 2 complexes, hospital complex and academic complex. The academic complex is located 7.5 km south-west of the hospital complex. It comprises of basic Science building, administration building, hostel and library.

The basic science building houses the department of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology, and Community Medicine. The institute provides a spacious and comfortable hostel having the capacity of 240 students at a time. Students get the facilities of internet, multiple sports and recreational activities. A well-facilitated library with adequate books and references is available which can accommodate 150 students at a time.

The hospital complex consists of 750 bedded teaching hospital where students are posted for the clinical study but only after the successful completion of Integrated Basic Medical Science hours.

The hospital is not only a place for the clinical study of students. It has been providing medical services to thousands of patients not only from the local and neighbouring districts of the country but from the neighbouring state of India as well. It provides medical services in the areas of General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Venereology, Dentistry and Emergency.