Manipal College of Medical Sciences (MCOMS) Pokhara

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Manipal College of Medical Sciences (MCOMS), affiliated to Kathmandu University was set up at Pokhara in 1994 with an MBBS program. It was the first private institution to establish a medical college in Nepal. Further to this, the 750 bed Manipal Teaching Hospital (MTH), Pokhara commenced in 1998. The college and hospital have been set up with modern facilities for modern education and health delivery.


• A total investment of INR 40 billion has been made by the Manipal Group in MCOMS since its inception and it increases year after year in order to facilitate the steady growth of the institution.

• Manipal is a conglomerate of educational institutions and hospitals (over 300,000 students and 7,000 hospital beds) and has established a fine reputation over the last five decades.

• The venture has helped in the overall development of Nepal besides providing direct employment to a number of local people. 


• Establishment of the undergraduate medical degree program in 1994 with an annual intake of 100 admissions.
• Affiliation with the Kathmandu University with effect from 31st December 1994.
• Commencement of the 750-bedded Manipal Teaching Hospital in 1998
• Full and permanent recognition by the Nepal Medical Council on 6th August 1999
• Recognition by the Sri Lankan Medical Council on 24th August 1999
• Listing of college in the WHO directory of Accredited Medical Schools enabling the graduates to appear for various international licensing exams e.g. USMLE, PLAB etc.
• Recognition by the British Columbia Student Assistance Program (BCSAP) and the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), Canada
• Recognition of the MBBS degree by the Government of India under Section 12(2) of the IMC Act 1956 on 26th September 2001
• Establishment of postgraduate degree programs in Pathology (MD) and other Basic Sciences (MSc) subjects in 2000
• Commencement of allied health sciences (BMLT & BMIT) degree programmes in 2001
• Increase of the annual intake from 100 to 150 in respect of the undergraduate medical degree program (MBBS) in August 2003 split into two batches of 75 each commencing in      August and February each year
• Extension of the postgraduate degree programme to Internal Medicine (MD) in 2005
• Extension of the postgraduate degree program to all other disciplines in 2007-2008
• BSc Nursing program commenced with 20 seats in August 2009, enhanced to 30 subsequently
• The merger of the August and February intakes of 75 into one batch of 150 with effect from 1st August 2010.
• Commencement of DM (Cardiology) program in Feb 2013
• Addition of a number of ultra-modern speciality services including NICU, Neuro Surgery, Linear Accelerator, Spiral CT Scan, MRI etc. in the Manipal Teaching Hospital and continuous up-gradation of existing hospital services which include the addition of latest equipment e.g. Phaco in the Ophthalmology Dept, ICU’s equipped with Ventilators and Monitors etc.
• No capitation fee –  a remarkable achievement in the field of medical education
• International Students and Faculty Members at the Campus – Since its inception, the college has been attracting international students and the number is increasing every year in view of the global teaching standards employed at MCOMS. The college has also been successful in attracting international faculty members.
• A large number of graduates are placed at various prominent international health care institutions after passing out the international medical licensing exams e.g. USMLE & PLAB with scores up to 99%.



Course Duration Fees Apply
MBBS 4.5+1 Years  75,00,000  Apply
MD/MS 3 Years   Apply
MSc courses 2 Years   Apply


MCOMS provides a four-and-a-half-years 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 till 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.



• 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 & 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 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 & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, and other allied medical and surgical specialities & subspecialties.
  • The third-year MBBS university examinations in Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine, 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 & Gynaecology & Paediatrics. Clinical training is conducted at the Manipal Teaching Hospital and associated local hospitals
  • MCOMS 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 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.



The teaching program in preclinical consists of:–

  • Didactic classroom lectures

  • Practicals

  • 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. 

INTERNSHIP:-One year of a rotating internship is compulsory. The Kathmandu University and Nepal Medical Council have approved six different schemes for internship for students of different countries, as per the requirements of their medical councils. MCOMS 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.



To be considered eligible for selection to the MBBS program, a candidate: 

  1. 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) and also 50% in aggregate.

  2. Must have qualified Medical Entrance Test (MET) of Kathmandu University / Govt of Nepal and admission must be based on the merit of this entrance exam’s score.

2020 Batch MBBS Admissions - International Candidates (non-Nepalese nationals)

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: 

  1. Xth / O Level mark sheet (copy of the board issued mark sheet/transcript) 

  2. XIIth / A Level mark sheet (copy of the board issued mark sheet/transcript -  NOT the internet printouts) 

  3. 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) 

  4. NEET/SAT score sheet of the present academic year, if available

    Application Fee of

    Indian Rs One Thousand Five Hundred Only (for the Indian national applicants) or

    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 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 / Govt 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 MCOMS 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.




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Manipal College of Medical Sciences Placements

Manipal College of Medical Sciences (MCOMS) is located in Pokhara, Nepal. The college provides comprehensive healthcare education, research and training facilities to medical professionals. Rigorous practice, under the guidelines of Nepal Medical Council(NMC), is conducted through enlightening lectures, diverse training modules, introduction to intensive care medicine and pain, performance procedural training in Operation Theatres and Intensive Care Units.

The Institute offers a learning environment that is conducive to

  • Interactive tutorials
  • Case study presentations
  • Brain-storming sessions
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Training

They are all part of the curriculum.

Students pursuing medical education at the Institute can take utmost advantage of the Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Nepal placements. The campus recruitment formulated by the medical college provides for bright career prospects for budding professionals in the field of healthcare and medicine. After the completion of the course, students get a chance to be a part of the Manipal College of Medical Sciences(MCOMS), Nepal placements program, wherein the freshly graduated doctors are absorbed into the mainstream profession by reputed organizations.

Students graduating from Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Nepal are well-trained and equipped by way of training imparted to them. Some highlights are -

  • The students use super-specialized, digitalized, laboratories and operation theatres.
  • They carry out investigations in Microbiology, Anesthesiology, Biochemistry, Radiology etc.
  • They are trained to use Radiography, CT scan, X-ray Machine, MRI, Ultrasonography, etc,

These students get an edge over the others as they are completely prepared as they take their first step into the real world outside.

Life after college

Becoming a doctor is yet considered a big achievement in India. This holds true as a fact today also. However, what emerges as a matter of concern is life after getting a medical degree. Manipal College of Medical Sciences (MCOMC), Nepal placements offer employment opportunities to its deserving students by conducting campus interviews. Doctors also take long to establish themselves in their careers and very often reach their peak post 40 years of age. But professionals coming out from Manipal College of Medical Sciences need not wait long for their career growth, etc. Their graph starts rising the moment they graduate with the help of placement facilities available on the campus.

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    Ramesh Reddy

    01-05-2020, 10:17:27 PM

    What is the admission procedure?

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