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NIST Higher Education

Lainchour, Kathmandu
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Located in Lainchour, Kathmandu, NIST Higher Education has three colleges under them:

  1. National College - BCA, BBM, BBA, MBS, BSc/MSc Microbiology. MSc Biotechnology
  2. National College of Food Science & Technology (NCFST) - BTech Food
  3. National Model College of Advance Learning (NMCAL) - B Pharmacy

Salient Features

Scientific Tools

The labs are equipped with a Tablet hardness tester (Monsanto), PCR, Double-beam UV Visible Spectrophotometer, High-Speed Refrigerated Centrifuge, Autoclave, Freezer (-20°C), pH meter, Micropipettes, Incubators, Laminar flow, Electronic Balance, Microscopes, Heating Block, Centrifuges, Hot plates with stirrers, Dissolution test apparatus, Disintegration test apparatus, 10-station compression machine, Double cone blender, Water Bath Shakers, and more. Additionally, the college has an air-conditioned tissue culture laboratory, library, seminar room, and a computer laboratory with internet access.


All students are required to attend and actively participate in seminars organized by the college. Each year, every student must present at least four research papers assigned to them, with critical assessments. Skills and the quality of the presentations will be evaluated.


NIST College, known for its renowned academic reputation, offers advanced science facilities, tech-driven learning through labs, modern classrooms, digital resources, experienced faculty, and holistic development opportunities. These attributes make NIST an ideal choice for education and personal growth.

  • Renowned Academic Reputation
  • Cutting-Edge Science Facilities
  • Tech-Driven Learning
  • Modern Learning Environment
  • Digital Resources
  • Experienced Faculty

Teaching Learning Methodology

The teaching-learning approach of NIST is problem-based, self-directed, competency-based, evidence-based, community-oriented, need-based, and integrated.

  • Interactive Lectures
  • Simulation
  • Role-play
  • Small Group Discussion
  • Case Study
  • Seminar
  • Interactive Journal Clubs
  • Brainstorming
  • Demonstration
  • Problem Oriented Learning
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Self-directed Learning
  • Dissertation
  • Academia Interaction
  • Observation Visit / Field Visit 
  • In-plant Training
  • Integrated Teaching 
  • Assignment

Admission Guidelines


Admission of eligible candidate will be on the basis of score obtained on entrance test conducted by Dean’s office, Tribhuvan University and performance in personal interview. The entrance test consists of English 40%, Mathematics 50% and General Knowledge 10%. Students must secure at least 40 % score in the test in order to qualify for interview. The interview will be conducted strictly on the basis of merit. Candidates who pass the entrance exam taken by university will be interviewed and the selected candidate from interview will be eligible for admission. There are 35 quotas for admission in BCA


Eligible applicants are required to appear in the entrance  test commonly known as Central Management Admission Test (CMAT) conducted by the Faculty of Management. The test will follow the international testing pattern and standards. It includes the areas like:

  • Verbal ability
  • Quantitative ability
  • Logical reasoning
  • General awareness

There shall be altogether one hundred (100) objective questions in the CMAT containing twenty (25) questions in each section with a total weight of 100 marks. Student must secure a minimum of 40% in the CMAT in order to qualify for the interview.

B Pharmacy

Students are required to follow all the process given by Medical Education Commission

BTech Food

All applicants must take the entrance examination conducted by the Institute of Science and Technology (loST), Tribhuvan University A passing score in the entrance exam is mandatory.

The university will release a merit list based on entrance exam performance. Those on the merit list can seek admission to Tribhuvan University, its constituent campuses, and affiliated private colleges according to their ranking.


Applicants for the MBS program must complete the application with all personal information and past academic records. Student selection will be based on the CMAT, which follows the GMAT and GRE formats. The admission test will focus on verbal ability, quantitative ability, business and economics, and general awareness. The CMAT will consist of a total of 100 questions, with 25 questions in each section. Applicants must secure a minimum of 40 percent on the CMAT to qualify for admission.

MSc Microbiology

  • Candidates must hold a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Tribhuvan University or an equivalent degree from a recognized college/university.
  • Applicants are required to take and pass the entrance examination conducted by the Central Department of Microbiology (CDM).
  • Admission is based on a merit list formed by combining 80% of the entrance exam marks and 20% of the Bachelor of Science in Microbiology marks.
  • Candidates failing to meet the minimum qualifying pass marks set by CDM will not be admitted.
  • Admission is divided into 80% free competition and 20% reserved for inclusivity in Tribhuvan University and its constituent colleges.
  • The entrance exam is a 2-hour test, and detailed information can be found on the CDM website

MSc Biotechnology

Students interested in pursuing the M.Sc. in Biotechnology program should have Bachelor degree in Science with biological science and chemistry and a bachelor degree in Biochemistry, Agricultural Science, Biotechnology, Medical Lab, Medicine, Medical Lab Technology, Environmental Science (with Biological science and Chemistry) and Food Technology. Applicants must have to secure minimum of fifty percent marks. Applicants who fulfill these criteria are allowed to sit in the entrance exam.


National College has a policy to offer a special scholarship to students graduating from educational institutions governed by NIST. The NACOL board has decided to award scholarships to high-achieving students. Therefore, students who score more than a B grade in Commerce, Humanities, and Science in their +2 or equivalent exams are eligible for the scholarship schemes (see attached sheet for details). Recipients of the scholarship must pass the internal examinations conducted by the college; otherwise, the scholarship may be revoked at any time.


Division Percentage
Third Division 35%
Second Division 45%
First Division 60%
Distinction 75%


  1. Waive off to 10 percent students as per T.U policy.
  2. 50% tuition fee waiver to the semester-end topper

B Pharmacy

  • Provides 10% scholarship as government process
  • Each student must carry out a research project on given topic to complete this program. Potential student may receive research grants/support from NAST, UGC or National or International agencies. In this concern, college will explore possibilities and also provide necessary assistance to the students.
  • Scholarship of excellence will be awarded to the meritorious students in terms of :
    • Class topper will be given 50% scholarship in the next year.
    • 80% scholarship will be awarded to TU board topper


Located in Lainchour, Kathmandu, NIST Higher Education is a constituent entity of the NIST Foundation. Three colleges—National College (NC), National Model College for Advanced Learning (NMCAL), and National College of Food Science and Technology (NCFST), established in 1998 and 2007, currently offer various undergraduate and graduate courses with the aim of developing a deemed university. This university will focus exclusively on medicine, science and technology, management, humanities (IT), and agriculture.

NIST Higher Education offers an ever-expanding range of contemporary courses designed to meet the needs of each sector of the economy and the nation. Under the umbrella of the NIST Foundation, National College, NCFST, and NMCAL are premier institutions providing graduate and postgraduate courses in the fields of management, science and technology, humanities and social sciences, and medicine. These colleges, duly affiliated with Tribhuvan University, are situated in Lainchour, the heart of Kathmandu. Furthermore, NIST Higher Education has an extensive network of contracts with institutions throughout the nation.

Vision of NIST

To be an academic leader in discharging the deep social responsibility by inspiring individual in generating knowledge through scholarly creative and innovative endeavors which provides foundation to address the upcoming problems and challenges faced by human beings.

Mission of NIST

NIST Higher Education with the motto of Sanskrit ”विद्याधनं सर्वधनं प्रधानम्” has a mission to spread the advanced management and technical knowledge to the undergraduates and graduates making them capable and responsible citizen.

Objectives of NIST

  1. To make the students full aware about the principles of management, medical &food science and IT concept.
  2. To help the students apply the managerial principles and other knowledge acquired in the classroom into practice through real life business and other laboratory case studies, short term field work, market research activities and defined project work.
  3. To develop the student's capability in analyzing critically a given problem through group discussion, brain storming and participation approach.
  4. To help demonstrate the proficiency in the skills required for front and middle level managers through application of leadership styles, paper presentation, role playing and research and practical research works.

The College Crest of NIST

THE KEY: Unlocks human potential through education and training that opens doors to new opportunities.

THE TORCH: Illuminates career paths with life-long learning and skills through the effective application of harnessed technological progression

THE QUILL: Demonstrates ability, skills and preservation of knowledge through the power of the written word.

THE SHIELD: Secures the elements through accredited education and training that is relevant and recognized.

Message from the Campus Chief

Madhav Pd. Baral

NIST Higher Education is a constituent entity of NIST Foundation. Three colleges namely National College(NC),National Model College for Advance Learning (NMCAL) and National College of Food Science and Technology (NCFST) established in 1998 and 2007 are currently offering various undergraduates and graduates courses with a dream to develop a deemed university, focusing exclusively on medicine, science and technology, management, humanities (IT) and

agriculture. These institutions have been created after the realizations of deep sense of the responsibility towards our nation and people. Hence, we’re on the lookout for not only the brightest and best student from all over the nation but we equally welcome to those economically weak with high academic courage to develop their potentiality as well.

Dr. Madhav Pd. Baral
Campus Chief

Message from the Assistant Campus Chief

Nava Raj Heka

National college, NCFST and NMCAL are the integral parts of NIST Higher Education. We offer an ever-expanding range of contemporary courses designed to meet the needs of the each sector of the economy and the nation. Under the umbrella of NIST FOUNDATION, National College, NCFST and NMCAL are a premier institutions providing graduate and post graduate courses in the field of management, science and technology, humanities & social sciences and medicine. Colleges duly affiliated to Tribhuvan University are situated in Lainchour, Kathmandu heart of the city. Furthermore, we have an extensive network of contracts with institutions throughout the nation.

Our aim is to become one of the apex educational institutions in the republic of Nepal within the first decade of 21st century.

Nava Raj Heka
Assistant Campus Chief