National College (NACOL)-NIST

Banasthali and Khusibu, Kathmandu


National College (NACOL) was established in 1998 with an objective to pursue excellence in higher education in Science and Technology. In the short run, it has already achieved prominence as one of Nepal's most innovative and enterprising educational institution offering different programs in Management, Science & Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences in Bachelor and Masters Level Under the umbrella of NIST FOUNDATION. 

The College strives to establish it as one of the apex educational institution of Nepal. Furthermore, the college has an extensive network of contracts with institutions throughout the nation. The college is being run by a group of academicians having substantial experience in the field of education and our aim is to produce Educated, Dynamic and Energetic Youth in the field of management, science and social science capable to be mark stones for the development of the nation. 

Currently National College (NACOL) offers Bachelor of Business Management (BBM), Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Microbiology, B.Tech Food, M.Sc in Microbiology, M.Sc. Biotechnology, Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS), and Masters of Business Studies (MBS) with the affiliation from Tribhuvan University.


To produce highly knowledgeable and skilled manpower capable of carrying out independent advanced research in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Business studies, Information Technology (IT), Food Technology, Biotechnology etc. as well as competent to ably perform related jobs in industry and academics (National and international level).

Salient Features

1. Library/e-library: NACOL has well enriched Library. Students and faculty members can take full advantage of a well-stocked and computerized library which has a good

and wide variety of text books, other reading materials and research journals. This department is handled separately by the experienced Librarians. 

2. Computer Laboratory: 

The computer laboratory is wellequipped and sophisticated modern Lap-tops. The laboratory is spacious, well-furnished with all necessary equipment andis managed by dedicated faculties and Lab Technicians. 

3. Extra Classes and Coaching: 

Students who are found academically weak to clear the programmes will be provided with extra intensive coaching classes before their entry into external examination of T.U.

4. Teaching /Learning Pedagogy

  • Students centered Theoretical and
  • Faculty interaction/Lectures
  • Guest Lectures
  • Student presentations
  • Case studies
  • Projects works
  • Virtual teaching application with abroad faculty/experts

5. Extra-Curricular Activities(ECA)

  • Annual Sports
  • Students organized fair/exhibitions
  • Work-shop
  • Interaction with role players in Nepalese Industry, business and economy.
  • National and International industrial tour in South Asia, ASEAN countries and Europe.

6. Hostel: 

National College has managed its own Girls’ and Boys’ Hostel with homely and academic environment for the students from outside of the valley. The hostels are situatedin peaceful environment at walking distance from college premises. We provide nutritious food besides common facilities like laundry, telephone and Extra Tuition Classes.

7. Cafeteria: 

National College has provisions for a cafeteria which provides clean and hygienic food for both the students and faculty members at an affordable cost.

8. Counseling: 

In order to materialize college mission, college has a separate counseling center headed by well-trained counselor. The counselor works in collaboration with the health center and student affairs. Counseling service are provided on individual and group basis in the field of anti- social behavior, adjusting to college life, self-esteem and body image concerns, stress and anxiety, depression, relationship concerns andconflicts and learning disability. Besides, college provides career counseling to the needy students. F

9. IELTS/TOEFL Classes:

IELTS/TOEFL Classes are provided to the students willing to apply for abroad. 

Finally, the college offers Job placement possibility for deserving students.

Admission Guidelines

Admission Criteria

Application forms can be obtained from the admission office of National College, Khusibu and Banasthali,  Kathmandu. All applicants should submit the complete application forms as per the details mentioned there on. All the applicant should appear the entrance examination conducted by Tribhuvan University.

Eligibility for Admission 

B.Sc. MICROBIOLOGY PROGRAM: The candidates who have passed 10+2 (Science) or equivalent examination at least in a good second division are eligible to apply.

BBM PROGRAM: The candidates must have secured minimum CGPA 1.8 in grade 11 and 12 or minimum score of second division marks in 10+2, PCL or Equivalent in any discipline.

BCA PROGRAM: The candidates seeking admission in BCA program must have secured at least D+ Grade in all subjects of Grade 11 and 12.

M.Sc. MICROBIOLOGY PROGRAM: The candidates who have passed B.Sc. Degree with major in Microbiology, Biochemistry and BMLT from Tribhuvan University or Equivalent Degree from Tribhuvan University or any other university recognized by Tribhuvan University are considered eligible to apply and can study masters in Medical Microbiology, Food & Industrial Microbiology.


  1. Candidates with Bachelor degree in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Agricultural Science, Biochemistry, Environmental Science (with chemistry and biological science), Medical lab Technology (BMLT), Food Technology, and Bachelor degree in science with chemistry and biological sciences (Botany and Zoology), from Tribhuvan University or equivalent degrees from other recognized institutes or universities are eligible for admission.
  2. The candidate must secure at least 50% marks in aggregate in Bachelor level.
  3. Candidates should appear on Entrance Examination conducted by the Central Department of Biotechnology, Tribhuvan University to get an admission at National College.

MBS PROGRAM: The candidates must have completed Bachelor's Degree in any subject from a recognized university.

SELECTION CRITERIAThe candidates will be selected for the admission on the basis of merit, which will be assessed by

  1. The percentage of the marks secured in Bachelor degree (20%)
  2. The marks secured in the entrance test of the Biotechnology Department (80%)


Based on the merit list, students will be provided with various scholarships and awards. Class topper in the final board examination will also be given scholarship. Students passing out from NIST foundation will get the attractive scholarship/award during admission. 


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