B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences

B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
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B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) was established on January 18, 1993 and subsequently upgraded as an Autonomous Health Sciences University on October 28, 1998 with a mandate to work towards developing socially responsible and competent health work force, providing health care and engaging in health research. The Institute is located in Eastern Nepal & it has extended its continued health services through teaching district concept to Primary Health Care Centers, District Hospitals and Zonal Hosptals in six districts of the region.

This Institute is envisaged as one of the finest examples of Indo-Nepal Co-operation. The Health Ministers of the two countries signed the Indo-Nepal agreement for establishment of BPKIHS on the auspicious day of Mahashivaratri (March 10, 1994).

This University is aptly named after Bisheshwar Prasad Koirala, Nepal's visionary leader in social upliftment, firm believer of National Reconciliation and National Integration. Situated in Dharan in the hilly slopes sprawled over an area of about 700 acres, the University has a clean pollution free environment, and water supply and electricity supply round the clock. The Institute is fully committed to its social responsibility and accountability. Candidates from disadvantaged groups are given opportunities for admission in most of the academic programmes. While selecting candidates for post graduate studies, the Institute has given due recognition to those medical officers who have worked in the primary health centers and district hospitals. The Institute has adopted innovative approaches of community-based training of students and services to the local people through the concept of Teaching District. Under this concept students of various programmes visit and/or are posted in the health institutions under faculty supervision where on one hand they get opportunity to learn in the community set-up and on the other hand the local health institutions get qualified health work-force regularly to provide the quality services to the people. The Institute has given special attention for upliftment rural women from the marginalized communities of the teaching district. Social health insurance scheme is another example of its social responsibility under which local families are getting comprehensive health insurance from its teaching hospital.

Contact Address

The Registrar

B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
Dharan, Nepal P.O. Box 7053, Kathmandu
Tel : 977-25-525555
Fax: 977-25-520251
Emial: registrar@bpkihs.edu/ bpkihs@bpkihs.edu

New Admission
Academic Division
B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
Dharan, Nepal P.O. Box 7053, Kathmandu


Salient Features


There are separate hostels for boys and girls. Staying in the hostel is compulsory for all the students admitted to BPKIHS in order to inculcate habits of scholarship and a sense of belonging. The students themselves manage hostel-mess. The Institute has provided a well-furnished kitchen.

Students are advised to use electricity and water rationally to save energy.

The students admitted must strictly follow a code of conduct as per BPKIHS rules & regulation. Entire campus is ragging free zone. Ragging in any form is punishable. Anybody found doing such activities will be taken seriously. Possessing or riding motorbike/scooter inside the campus by the undergraduate students is strictly prohibited.

Any violation may be liable to punishment as per the institute rules.


The Central Library is well-equipped and maintained with good collection of medical books and other resources. It is providing services for 15 hours a day from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm (Sunday – Thursday). On Fridays, it opens from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and on Saturdays, from 8:00 am to 6 :00 pm except on public holidays


Recognitions and Accreditation

 Recognized by Nepal Medical Council (NMC)
 Recognized by Nepal Nursing Council (NNC)
 Recognized by Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC)

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