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National College (NACOL)-NIST

Lainchaur, 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 institutions offering different programs in Management, Science & Technology, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Bachelor and Masters Level Under the umbrella of NIST FOUNDATION. 

The College strives to establish itself as one of the apex educational institutions of Nepal. Furthermore, the college has an extensive network of contacts 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 marked 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


NACOL has a well-enriched Library. Students and faculty members can take full advantage of a well-stocked and computerized library that has a good

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

Computer Laboratory

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

Extra Classes and Coaching

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

Teaching/Learning Pedagogy

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

Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA)

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


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


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


In order to materialize the college mission, the college has a separate counseling center headed by well-trained counselors. The counselor works in collaboration with the health center and student affairs. Counseling services are provided on an 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 and conflicts, and learning disability. Besides, the college provides career counseling to needy students. F


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

Finally, the college offers Job placement possibilities 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 thereon. All the applicants should appear in 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 a minimum CGPA of 1.8 in grades 11 and 12 or a minimum score of second division marks in 10+2, PCL, or Equivalent in any discipline.

BCA PROGRAM: The candidates seeking admission in the BCA program must have secured at least a 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 degrees 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 the Entrance Examination conducted by the Central Department of Biotechnology, Tribhuvan University to get 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 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 a scholarship. Students passing out from the NIST foundation will get an attractive scholarship/award during admission. 


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