Manipal College of Medical Sciences

Manipal College of Medical Sciences

Deep Heights-16, Pokhara 33700, Nepal
Nearest Airport: Bajpe airport
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75 Lakhs

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Pokhara , Nepal

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  • It was founded in the year 1994
  • Globally recognised University
  • Approved by MCI and WHO


Manipal College of Medical Sciences is a private medical college located at Pokhara, in Nepal. It is associated with Manipal Teaching Hospital and enrolls about 100 students each year for the MBBS medical qualification.

Manipal Academy of Higher Education is synonymous with excellence in higher education. Over 28,000 students from 57 different nations live learn and play in the sprawling University town, nestled on a plateau in Karnataka’s Udupi district. It also has nearly 2500 faculty and almost 10000 other support and service staff, who cater to the various professional institutions in health sciences, engineering, management, communication, and humanities which dot the Wi-Fi-enabled campus.

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The University has off-campuses in Mangalore and Bangalore, and off-shore campuses in Dubai (UAE) and Melaka (Malaysia). The Mangalore campus offers medical, dental, and nursing programs. The Bangalore Campus offers programs in Regenerative Medicine. The Dubai campus offers programs in engineering, management, and architecture, and the Melaka campus offers programs in medicine and dentistry.

Every institute has world-class facilities and pedagogy, which are constantly reviewed and upgraded to reflect the latest trends and developments in higher education.

In Manipal, these include educational facilities like the Simulation Lab with computer driven Manikins, an Innovation Centre, one of Asia’s largest health sciences libraries, one of the world’s best anatomy museums, a business incubation center, and various other centers of excellence. Academic collaborations and twinning programs with several universities in the US, UK, Australia, and other countries ensure that students get international exposure and expertise.

The MARENA, a massive indoor sports complex with five badminton courts, four squash courts, three tennis courts, a basketball court, a hi-tech gym, and a walking track, reflects the university’s belief that a healthy mind needs a healthy body.

Part of the Manipal Group, the University is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001: 2004 certified, and has won the prestigious IMC Ramakrishna Bajaj National Quality Award and the International Asia Pacific Quality Award in 2007- 2008.

The Manipal Group, a pioneer in higher education services with a 60-year-old legacy of excellence, also owns and operates campuses in Sikkim and Jaipur in India, and in Nepal, Malaysia, and Antigua, in the Caribbean.


Global leadership in human development, excellence in education and health care


To be among the most preferred destination for students and teachers of health sciences at all levels of medical education in Nepal.
International bonding to achieve all-round recognition for excellence in health care delivery among Southeast Asian Nations


To achieve acceptance of Manipal College of Medical Sciences as an excellent learning center and dependable and affordable healthcare provider in Nepal


  • To establish Manipal College of Medical Sciences as an institution sensitive to the health needs and expectations of all sections of the people of Nepal
  • To establish MTH as the best women and children friendly hospital
  • To establish adequate research infra-structure – both hospital and community-based- for the effective practice of evidence-based medicine in MTH
  • To establish and maintain a strong working relationship with all health care and social welfare organizations in Nepal to optimize mutual institutional support and community benefits
  • To widen further the partnership base and to establish the social commitment of the institution in the provision of health services, alongside excellence in education and research.

Affiliation and Recognitions

  • An institution of the Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG), Nepal
  • Affiliated to the Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal
  • Accorded recognition by the Nepal Medical Council
  • Listed in the 7th Edition of the WHO Directory of Medical Schools
  • Recognized by the British Columbia Student Assistance Program (BCSAP), Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), Canada, and many other such recognitions/listings on as and when the basis


As the college is listed in the 7th edition of the WHO’s World Directory of Accredited Medical Schools, the International Medical Education Directory of Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), which holds the United States Medical Licensing Examinations, recognizes the MBBS degree awarded by MCOMS.

Established in 1994, the first batch graduated in 1999. Since then every year one/two batches have graduated. Most of the students have passed their postgraduate entrance exams / various international exams i.e., Medical Council Exams of USA (USMLE), UK (PLAB), Australia, South Africa, and Sri Lanka (Act XVI / ERPM) with commendable scores.

Courses Offered

  • MBBS
  • PG
  • Nursing

MBBS Program

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBBS Programs)

anipal College of Medical Sciences provides a four-and-a-half-year MBBS degree program in all the preclinical subjects and selected clinical subjects. The four-and-a-half years MBBS course is divided into 9 semesters of 6 months each. Upon successful completion of the course, students will undergo a 1 year compulsory residential rotating internship. The medium of instruction is English.

Approx 1700 students have passed out of MOCMS to date & most of these graduates have successfully qualified for USMLE (USA), PLAB (UK), ERPM (Sri-Lanka), AMC (Australia) with commendable scores and also completed their post-graduation in the USA, Canada, UK, South Africa & Australia.

MBBS Curriculum-Preclinical(SEMESTERS I-IV)

  • The first & second year of instruction cover integrated Preclinical Sciences, Community Medicine, Introduction to Clinical Medicine and Medical Informatics
  • Preclinical Sciences include Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology & Physiology. These subjects are taught in an integrated manner & are incorporated into Community Medicine and Introduction to Clinical Medicine. Students gain clinical knowledge & problem-solving skills. Medical Informatics is integrated to provide computer expertise relevant to medical education
  • At the end of the first year & the second year, there are university examinations on each of the above subjects. A student must complete all subjects of the pre-clinical sciences – the first-year MBBS within three years from the date of admission & the second year within four years from the date of admission
  • A student is required to pass all the preclinical subjects before he/she is allowed to be promoted to the Clinical Sciences (Semester V).

Clinical Sciences(SEMESTER V-IX)

  • Clinical Sciences include the subjects of Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine, Ophthalmology (EYE), Otorhinolaryngology (ENT), Medicine & Allied Subjects (Psychiatry, Dermatology, Radiology, Emergency Medicine & more), Surgery & Allied Subjects (Orthopedics, Anesthesiology & more), Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, and other allied medical and surgical specialties & subspecialties
  • The third-year MBBS university examinations in Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine, and Ophthalmology & Otorhinolaryngology are held at the end of the seventh semester. A student cannot be admitted to the ninth semester until he/she has passed all four subjects. At the end of nine semesters are the final MBBS university examinations in Medicine and Allied Subjects, Surgery & Allied Subjects, Obstetrics & Gynecology & Pediatrics. Clinical training is conducted at the Manipal Teaching Hospital and associated local hospitals
  • Manipal College of Medical Sciences also reached out to people in their homes through its community health program initiatives, wherein a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, interns, students, and allied health workers establishes camps in rural areas. Interaction with the community is well established through regular field trips and the adoption of local families.


A system of continuous evaluation is followed through fortnightly tests, semester exams, end-posting evaluations, seminars & problem-based learning sessions. The continuous evaluation system has helped to achieve excellent results in the university examinations. Parents are kept informed of the progress of their wards.

Teaching Methodology

The teaching program in preclinical consists of
  • Didactic classroom lectures
  • Practical’s
  • PBLs/Seminars
  • Community/ Hospital visits.

Fortnightly academic time tables are prepared, giving details of the teaching program with topics to be covered. These are put up well in advance. To support the integrated approach, seminars and PBLS are conducted every fortnight on important diseases/ syndromes. This gives the preclinical students a better clinical orientation of the systems being taught. Concurrent evaluation is done by fortnightly test, viva-voce, seminars, and PBLs. Semester examinations are held at the end of each 6 months.

The Teaching Program in Clinical Sciences consists of
  • Didactic classroom lectures
  • Clinical/practical training in hospitals, wards / Community visits/ Field training camp
  • Symposia/Seminars
  • Clinical meetings/ Faculty talks/ Guest lectures.

The above teaching sessions take an average of forty-two hours/week, out of which there are 12 didactic lectures per week. The stress is mainly on Clinical/ Practical training. The students are periodically assessed by conducting end posting clinical exams (Clinical and Viva), mid-semester exams, and end-semester exams.


One year of a rotating internship is compulsory. The Kathmandu University and Nepal Medical Council have approved six different schemes for internships for students of different countries, as per the requirements of their medical councils. Manipal College of Medical Sciences students do their internships in Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, USA, UK, and South Africa. Internship rules are subject to change as per the rules of the medical council.


  • Anaesthesiology
  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Community Medicine
  • Dental Dept
  • Forensic Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Radio – Diagnosis
  • Radiotherapy and Oncology

Admission Procedure and Fee Structure

  • Annual Intake

    The College admits approx. 100 students per year in the MBBS program, each year.

  • Application

    International applications for the 34th Batch of the MBBS program, commencing in 2020, are open. Please apply online at at the earliest, within the last date of application submission specified at the college website. You would need to upload the following documents (in PDF/image format) while applying online:

    • 10th / O Level mark sheet (copy of the board issued mark sheet/transcript)
    • 12th / A Level mark sheet (copy of the board issued mark sheet/transcript - NOT the internet printouts)
    • Passport’s page showing name and nationality (Voter ID or Aadhar may be accepted provisionally for the Indian national candidates, however copy of the passport would need to be mandatorily submitted on admission)
    • NEET/SAT score sheet of the present academic year, if available

  • Application Fee of Indian Rupees One Thousand Five Hundred Only (for the Indian national applicants) or The US $ One Hundred (for all other international applicants)
  • Must be either transferred online (using payment gateway) or wire transferred (via Telex/Swift/RTGS etc.), details of which are available at the online application portal.
    Please note that the application form must be filled online and all listed documents must be uploaded. Application received via e-mail/courier will NOT be considered.
  • Processing of Application

    Application is processed for completeness, adequacy, and minimum eligibility requirements based on the marks obtained in the qualifying examination. Incomplete application, lacking necessary certificates, or payment of the application fee would be rejected forthwith without any further correspondence.

  • Entrance Exam

    Kathmandu University / Government of Nepal would conduct an offline Medical Entrance Test (MET) sometime in Aug/Sep and admission would be based on the merit of the entrance exam score. Applicants are advised to prepare themselves and keep in touch with the Manipal College of Medical Sciences website for the entrance exam registration form, date, and venue of the entrance exam, etc.

  • All international applicants of MCOMS would be assisted for entrance exam registrations and would be given a large no of sample questions and other materials.

Fee Structure

MBBS Tuition Fee- Indian and International Admissions Indian Nationals Other International
(Indian Rupees) (USD)
Total (in installment) 7,500,000.00 1,10,000.00

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered eligible for selection to the MBBS program, a candidate
  • Must have qualified 10 + 2, or equivalent qualifications, with Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) securing a minimum of 50% in each PCB subject (which, in general, equals to minimum ‘C’ grades for Sri Lankan A-Level and ‘D’ grades for International A Levels e.g. EDEXCEL/Cambridge).
  • Must have qualified Medical Entrance Test (MET) of Kathmandu University/Government of Nepal and admission must be based on the merit of this entrance exam’s score.


Learning Environment

  • Manipal College of Medical Sciences (MCOMS), Nepal provides a unique environment for students to pursue their dreams of a career in medicine with the added advantage of international exposure.
  • Manipal College of Medical Sciences has students from various countries including India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, Singapore, Thailand, Middle East, Kenya, South Africa, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, and is, therefore, a cross-cultural hub of activity.
  • About 55% of the students are men and 45% women. The faculty has been largely drawn from reputed institutions in India and Nepal. Some experienced teachers strive to instill the right spirit and traditions.
  • Heads of Departments and Director Academics ensure all-round academic excellence and all-round development of students. Fortnightly tests are conducted to measure the performance of the students and Dean’s counseling of each student is done at least once in a semester – reports of which are forwarded to their parents.
  • Students are also required to undergo an additional 4 to 6 hours of self-study every day, 330 days in a year in an integrated fashion to ensure they perform well in their examinations.
  • The renowned faculty at Manipal College of Medical Sciences ensures that each student receives adequate attention and mentorship to guide them towards a successful medical career. Education at Manipal College of Medical Sciences is not just about books and classrooms, but also about overall personality development and honing special skills. Apart from gaining an internationally recognized medical degree, student graduates with a competitive edge over the others, which is a necessity in todays world?
  • There is a great deal of interaction between students and faculty even after college hours. Groups of 5-7 students are formed and are put under the direct supervision of a faculty under the mentorship scheme, which ensures all-round student welfare and academic excellence. We celebrate most festivals together.
  • ‘Expressions’, the main social event at Manipal College of Medical Sciences consists of diverse sports and cultural events. All these activities help to develop interpersonal and leadership skills. Well-developed codes of conduct ensure a good academic and social environment on the campus. Ragging is strictly forbidden.

Manipal College of Medical Sciences HOSTELS

  • Student hostels are 100% residential and available to the students. There are separate hostels for men and women.
  • All the hostel rooms are provided on a twin-sharing basis and have furniture and other amenities like geysers for hot water. Students are required to bring their bed linen. During the winters the minimum temperature is around 4 - 8 deg C, so warm clothing, blankets/quilts are needed. Housekeeping and laundry are outsourced.
  • The hostels are looked after by the hostel committee headed by the Director of Student Affairs. He functions with the help of wardens and administration in-charge. The hostel staff consists of caretakers/supervisors, other attendants, and maintenance staff.

Deep Campus

The Basic Sciences students are accommodated in hostels in the Deep Campus. The rooms are planned for twin occupancy. The campus has two dining halls, a canteen, gym, TV, playing fields, communications center with internet, email, fax, photocopying facilities, etc.

Manipal College of Medical Sciences LIBRARIES

The mission of the library is to acquire, manage, provide, and disseminate all health sciences information to students, faculty, and research scholars of the college.

The library of Manipal College of Medical Science is functioning from a spilled campus, it has been necessary to duplicate the library facilities. The main library is at Deep with an extension at MTH, Phulbari to look after the basic and clinical science students respectively.

Both the libraries are open from 8:30 AM to 12:00 midnight on all weekdays including Saturdays and holidays except Dashain and Tihar (Deepawali) vacations.


  • The library is spread in 8217 sq ft; Deep Campus – 2061 sq ft; Reading Hall (Deep Campus) – 1936 sq ft.
  • The main library at Deep Campus can accommodate 200 students, faculty, and users at a time whereas the MTH library can accommodate 150 users on time.

Library Sections

  • The Deep Campus Library consists of personal property counter/reception and issue return counter, and study area.
  • There are a senior librarian and resources in the following:
    WHO collection, News magazines and journals, Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Community Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, and Allied Health Sciences.

Sports and Recreation

The college has playing fields for cricket, basketball, football, and volleyball. Among the indoor games, there are facilities for badminton, table tennis, carom, and chess. Inter-batch competitions and friendly matches continue through the year.

Nepal provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities like trekking and river rafting and the students enjoy these to the full.

Student Mess

Messes on the two campuses provide Indo-Nepali vegetarian / non-vegetarian food. The monthly mess bill is approx. Nepali Rs6, 000/- for four meals a day.


Both the campuses have canteens, attached to the dining halls, and their rates are regulated through rate contracts.

Medicare Scheme

Medicare is compulsory for all students. Under Medicare, consultations, hospital admissions, and investigations are free (though some special investigations like CT scan, etc. are not entirely free). However, all medicines will have to be paid for, after a discount of 10%. Manipal Teaching Hospital has all basic and some of the super specialty services, with excellent diagnostic support.

Acadenic Transportation

Students are transported in the college buses for all of the academic activities and thus college rules do not permit students to keep any personal vehicles.

Other Transportation

Transportation for group movements within the city, other than academic purposes, is also provided on a cost basis.

Internet Facility

Hostels are equipped with high-speed internet facility (Fiber Optic LAN, as well as Wi-Fi), installed by outsourced internet service providers named World Link and Pokhara Internet. Students need to subscribe to internet connections in their hostel rooms.

Frequently Asked Question

Which country is best for MBBS abroad?

Nepal, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Germany, and the Philippines are supposed to be the top 5 destinations to study MBBS abroad.

What is the fee for MBBS abroad?

It can cost you around 20 – 30 lakhs minimum. However, in some countries, the amount can go up to 50 to 60 lakhs.

How much does MBBS cost in Nepal?

It might cost you somewhere around 20-25 lakh.

Why is MBBS cheap in Nepal?

The cost of pursuing MBBS in Nepal is low because the Nepal government provides subsidies on education.