MANIPAL COLLEGE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Manipal College of Medical Sciences (MCOMS), Nepal was established in 1994 and is a joint collaboration between Manipal Group and the Government of Nepal. Affiliated to the Kathmandu University, MCOMS is recognized across the world for its high standards of excellence and is rated as Nepal’s institute of choice. MCOMS has been accorded recognition by the Medical Councils of Nepal, SriLanka, Bangladesh, and Mauritius, besides being accredited by the California Medical Boards & New York State Medical Board. The college is listed in the 7th edition of the WHO’s world directory of accredited medical schools and the International Medical Education Directory of Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates(ECFMG) which holds the United States Medical Licensing Exam. MCOMS is also recognized by the British Columbia & Ontario Student Assistance Program (BCSAP & OSAP), Canada.
The four and a half years of the MBBS course is divided into nine semesters, each six month sin duration. On successful completion of the 4 ½ year MBBS degree course students will have to undergo one year of compulsory residential rotating internship. All Indian national students seeking admission at MCOMS and who are interested in practicing in India on graduation will be required to obtain an eligibility certificate from the Medical Council of India prior to their enrollment at MCOMS. They will also have to clear the screening test, post obtaining their degree certificate, in order to practice upon their return to India.
Located in Pokhara, a scenic location 200 km west of Kathmandu, MCOMS has an influx of students from India,SriLanka, Maldives,Bangladesh, Singapore, Middle East,Kenya, Australia, New Zealand, United States & Canada. MCOMS functions from two campuses. The Deep campus spread over 8 acres of wooded land, houses the basic sciences departments, hostels and other facilities for Basic Sciences students. The 30 acre Phulbari campus has the 825 bed Manipal Teaching Hospital (MTH), clinical teaching departments and hostels for clinical students.
The Manipal College of Medical Sciences (MCOMS) was established in 1994 at Pokhara, Nepal, following an agreement between the Manipal Group and the Government of Nepal. In 1998, the 900-bed Manipal Teaching Hospital was set up with the mission of being an excellent learning center and providing quality and affordable healthcare to people. The college and hospital have been set up with modern facilities for medical education and healthcare. MCOMS offers MBBS and PG courses in Basic Sciences and Clinical subjects.
The Phulbari hostels have a dining hall, canteen, gym, TV, indoor sports in the basement and 6 floors of residential accommodation. There are separate hostels for men and women. The rooms are planned for twin occupancy and each has an attached bathroom and balcony.
The junior students are accommodated in the hostels at the Deep Campus. The hostel rooms are provided with the furniture and other amenities like geysers for hot water.
Students are required to bring their own bed linen. During the winters the minimum temperature is around 6 degrees Celsius, so warm clothing, blankets / quilts are needed. Housekeeping and laundry are provided.
Messes in the campus provide Indo-Nepali vegetarian / non-vegetarian food. The monthly mess bill is approx NPRs 3,500/- for four meals a day.
MCOMS 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, Sri Lanka and Nepal. There are experienced teachers who strive to instil the right spirit and traditions.
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 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 MCOMS 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 in the campus. Ragging is strictly forbidden.
MBBS Admission Information - International Students (i.e. Non-Nepalese)
Annual Intake: The College admits 150 students per year in the MBBS program each year.
Admissions for the 30th batch of students for the MBBS program at MCOMS are open. Please send in your completed application form along with copies of Class XIIth/A Level and Xth/O Level mark-sheets, copy of passport / citizenship certificate and application fee demand draft of Indian Rs One Thousand (Indian national applicants) / US$ One Hundred (other international candidates). All applications are required to be filled on the MCOMS website and hard copies sent via courier (DHL/FedEx/DTDC/First Flight/TNT/UPS etc).
Processing of Application:
The filled application forms are processed for adequacy, minimum eligibility requirements and based on the marks obtained in the qualifying examination, a merit list is prepared.
A letter of provisional admission could be issued based on merit. This letter will state various clauses of admission and date of payment of the first installment of tuition fee.
Confirmation of the provisional admission will be subject to the Kathmandu University norms and qualifying an entrance exam conducted by the Kathmandu University / Medical Education Board, Govt of Nepal for which we advise the students to prepare themselves.