B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS)



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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. BPKIHS 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 Hospitals in six districts of the region.

This Institute is envisaged as one of the finest examples of Indo-Nepal Co-operation. This University is aptly named after Bisheshwar Prasad Koirala, Nepal's visionary leader in social upliftment, firm believer of National Reconciliation and National Integration. 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.

International and National Perspectives of BPKIHS

There are substantial number of Indian students studying in the institute. Indian nationals do not require any visa to enter Nepal.

BPKIHS is an international university in a true sense. Students from The Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Germany and other countries visit regularly for their electives and clerkship.

Research Perspective

BPKIHS is a leading scientific institution in Nepal.

Among the medical institutions of Nepal, the faculty members at BPKIHS publish maximum number of scientific articles in national and international reputed periodicals and journals. It has made BPKIHS well known worldwide in the field of biomedical and educational research.

BPKIHS has its own scientific journal ‘Journal of B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences’ (JBPKIHS).

BPKIHS graduates

The graduates of BPKIHS are welcomed worldwide. A substantial number of MBBS and BDS graduates go to pursue higher level training in the USA, UK, Australia, Canada and other countries. Its graduates perform well in Postgraduate Entrance Exams in Nepal, India and abroad. They are well known around the globe for their quality health service and education.

BPKIHS graduates get attractive offer in jobs in emerging health/ medical institutions of Nepal and across the globe.

Geographic Location, Climate, Weather and Environment

BPKIHS is situated at Dharan - one of the cleanest cities of Nepal, an environment-friendly city surrounded by greenery. BPKIHS has electricity supply round the clock even during the load-shedding hours. In addition, there are hill stations situated at half-an-hour to three-hour drive for recreation. Dharan enjoys comfortable weather round the year, which is its most unique and enjoyable features in this region.

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Offering Courses (21)

Salient features

Facilities within the campus

BPKIHS has sufficient playgrounds (for football, cricket, basketball, golf course, tennis court, etc.)

There are shops, canteens, restaurants, banks and ATM outlets within the BPKIHS premises.


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.


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

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Admission guidelines

Seats for MBBS program:

  1. Heavily Subsidized Tuition Fee Scheme (HSTFS): 33 (out of which 4 seats are reserved for Indian Nationals)
  2. Partially Subsidized Tuition Fee Scheme (PSTFS): 37 (out of which 6 seats are reserved for Indian Nationals)
  3. International Tuition Fee Scheme: 45 (This includes candidates from all countries except Nepal)

Seats for BDS program:

  1. Heavily Subsidized Tuition Fee Scheme (HSTFS): 8
  2. Partially Subsidized Tuition Fee Scheme (PSTFS): 47
  3. International Tuition Fee Scheme: 5 (This includes candidates from all countries except Nepal)

Scholarship information

C.Under Full Tuition Fee Scheme

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