Manipal College of Medical Sciences is the first private medical school in Nepal. Established in 1994 and located in Pokhara, the school is affiliated with Kathmandu University. The school is the result of a collaboration between the Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG)and the Government of Nepal.
It is considered as the best private medical college in Nepal. 75 students are enrolled biannually. The majority of the students are of Indian and Nepalese origin. Students from other nations such as: Sri Lanka, United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, Kenya, etc are also enrolled. Many elective students visit from American and European Universities and have the opportunity for hands on training as well as indulging in the beauty and serenity of Nepal. It is one of the best choices amongst medical colleges in Nepal.
The course is divided into 9 semesters, each of 6 months duration (4.5 years). The first four semesters are devoted to the training in basic sciences, which comprises of the following subjects:
Community Medicine-Part I
The basic science training takes place at Deep Campus. Only after passing all the subjects of basic sciences, a student is promoted to the clinical aspect of the course.
The next five semesters are devoted to the study of clinical sciences, and are held at Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara. The students are intensively trained and evaluated. The third year university examinations are held at the end of the 7th semester, and include the following subjects:
Community Medicine-Part II
Only after the successful completion of all 4 subjects of the III year, a student is allowed to appear for the final year examinations which comprise of:
Medicine and allied subjects (Part I&II)
Surgery and allied subjects (Part I&II)
Obstetrics and Gynecology