Bachelor of Public Health

Bachelor of Public Health

4 years
Fee (Tentative)NPR 777,000

Entrance Exams

Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) is a 4 years' academic programme which includes 6 months of practical posting in the final year. Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) launched Bachelor in public Health (BPH) program from 2075 BS. 

Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS)  aims to produce the next generation of health professionals and leaders through educational excellence, innovative research, evidence-informed patient-centered care, public health advocacy and collaborative community engagement for health promotion and wellness, as well as disease prevention and cure locally and globally. In this connection the Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) program will be one of the foundation to achieve the goals of the KAHS.

There is a lack of core public health professionals in the government health machinery. With a rapid health transition taking place, Nepal faces two threats, one being the rising disease burden and other is the poor allocation of government funds. Both can be effectively managed by personnel trained in public health through appropriate public health training, i.e. ability to involve communities, work in multidisciplinary teams, and lobbying with government and community leaders with a deep understanding of social, economic and environmental determinants of health. Public health professionals are well armed to face these challenges.

Purpose of the Program:

The most widely recognized professional credential for leadership in public health is Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) degree. This program prepares students to be competitive on a global level in vast area of community health. It emphasizes on acquisition of skills essential to practice of public health through techniques like student directed learning, problem solving and field postings. Public health professionals can function as policy analysts, health planners, epidemiologists, demographers, social and behavioral scientists.

Mission of the Program:

KAHS prepares public health leaders to build a tradition of public health that challenges conventional thinking with excellence on integrity, ethical behavior and respect for diversity for the ascertainment of the School of Public Health, KAHS to new horizons.

Vision of the Program:

The vision of the Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) program is to promote and maintain health across the population; prevent disease and injury and reduce health inequalities; conduct community based quality research that transformed into practice; train and create a cadre of Public Health Leadership, and ensure collective commitment to ethical behavior.


By the completion of BPH program the students will achieve the following objectives:

  • To develop the knowledge and skills in the basic medical sciences and their application.
  • Enhance the knowledge and practical skills in public health, primary health care, health system development, health economics, nutrition, and occupational and environmental health.
  • Train and develop the students on epidemiological aspects of diseases.
  • To develop skills in analyzing, designing and evaluating applied public health research and management.
  • Ensure the skillful practice and leading human resources through community diagnosis, family health exercise and district health system management.
  • Develop research and scientific writing skills.
  • Develop extracurricular competencies through training, seminar and exposure to school health, water supply, dairy product and waste treatment etc.



  • Must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized educational institution and passed with a minimum of 50 percent or 2.4 CGPA in the proficiency certificate level or Grade 12 Science group.


  • Stude from A-level or other similar programs with different grading systems must have studied physics, chemistry and biology with a minimum of 50 percent or 2.4 CGPA.


  • Must have obtained at least 50% overall marks in Health Science Proficiency Certificate Level or Diploma (General Medicine or Medical Lab Technology or Ophthalmic Science or Dental Science or Pharmacy or Radiography or Ayurveda or Physiotherapy) and registered with the concerned council.

Admission Criteria

Provisions for Admission Process

  1. In order to pass the integrated admission process, a minimum of 50 percentile should be obtained.

  2. One mark will be awarded for each correct answer and marks will be deducted at the rate of 0.25 for each wrong answer.

Candidates who have been successfully selected in the admission process will have to submit the following original and 1/1 photocopy of the following documents to the concerned educational institution at the time of admission.

  1. Certificate of qualification, Transcript and Character Certificate of 10+2 and SLC/SEE or Equivalent

  2. Copy of Citizenship / Passport

  3. Admit card of the Entrance Examination

  4. Documents submitted for reservation

  5. Certificate of Equivalence for the students with certificates from foreign institutions

*Foreign candidates wishing to study in the vacated seat for foreign students must fill in the online application form mentioning the academic program of their choice within the time limit mentioned in this notice.

Provisions for BPH Scholarships

Sub-Sections (4), (6), and (7) of Section 17 of the National Medical Education Act, 2018 and Section 20 of the National Medical Education Regulations 2020 has outlined this process about BPH Scholarships in Nepal. For details visit: 

Medical Education Scholarships Provision of the Government of Nepal

BPH Scholarships Seats in Nepal

Entrance Examination for BPH-KAHS

The entrance examination format for enrollment in the Bachelor in Public Health (BPH) program of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) is MECEE-BL.  Read more about MECEE-BL here.

Curricular Structure

First Year 

  • Communication  Skill and Practices  
  • Integrated Health Sciences-I
  • Integrated Health Sciences-II
  • Biostatistics I, Demography and Health Informatics
  • Health Promotion Education I and Behavioral Sciences I
  • Public Health and Practices
  • Integrated Public Health Field  Exercise

Second Year 

  • Biostatistics  and  Research  Methodology
  • Family Health I  and Nutrition I
  • Health Promotion Education II and Behavioral Sciences II
  • Environmental  and Occupational Health 
  • Public Health Administration and Leadership Management I
  • Epidemiology (Basic) I
  • Community Health Diagnosis

Third Year 

  • Family Health II and Nutrition II
  • Health Promotion  Education III
  • Epidemiology (Applied) II
  • Health System Management and Global Health
  • Health Economic, Financing and Health System Management
  • School and Community Health
  • District Health System Management

Fourth Year 

  • Public Health Administration & Management
  • Public Health Programme and Project Management   
  • Public Health Research      
  • Public Health Practicum 
  • Elective  Course: Mountain Health