MD in Psychiatry

MD in Psychiatry

3 years

Entrance Exams

  • Fee:NPR 2,381,760

MD psychiatry programme was started by Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health of Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine in 1977. The candidates who pass the examination will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Psychiatry by Tribhuvan University.


The three-year MD (Psychiatry) programme will prepare a resident to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitude required of him /her and to acquire the competencies to manage mental health problems independently.

Competency of an MD Postgraduate:

On completion of the MD Psychiatry residency programme, the candidate will be able to provide comprehensive and effective management of mental health problem encountered in Nepal independently. The resident will be able to:

  1. Manage independently mental health problems of all types.
  2. Diagnose mental health problem by collecting information from the patients and relatives, physical examination and available diagosticprocedures and facilities.
  3. Demonstrate an adequate knowledge, skills and attitude for the development of mental health services.
  4. Arrange and/or conducts appropriate in service training for hospital staff and community health personal of all levels in matters concerning mental health.
  5. Independently and efficiently organized mental health services of defined geographical area or group of persons.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of and act consistently within healthcare objectives of HMG Nepal.
  7. Work in multi-disciplinary team of related professionals and act as leader.
  8. Maintain personal and professional standards of international level.

Salient Features

General training Concepts:

A variety of concepts need to be incorporated into postgraduate training. These have been kept in mind while developing the detailed educational objectives. The postgraduate will go through three years full time residential training. A preceptor/guide will be designated for each PG student.


  • MBBS or equivalent from institutions recognized by the government of Nepal.
  • Registered in Nepal Medical Council.
  • Registered in the respective medical council of the applicant's own country for foreign candidates.
  • One year experience (Except for MDGP and MD/MS in Basic Medical Sciences excluded).
  • Candidates should score a minimum of 50% (Pass marks) in the Entrance Examination conducted by Medical Education Commission for being eligible to be on the merit list.

Exam format

  • Single best response type with Multiple Choice Questions.
  • Four options (A,B,C,D).
  • No. of questions: 200
  • Recall: Understanding: Application: 30:50:20
  • Duration: 3 hours including one-time voluntary toilet break (To be allowed only after an hour).


S.No. Subjects Marks
1 Medicine 18
2 Surgery 18
3 Obstetrics and Gynecology 12
4 Pediatrics 12
5 Orthopedics 10
6 Otorhinolaryngology 10
7 Opthalmology 7
8 Anaesthesiology 7
9 Psychiatry 7
10 Radiology 7
11 Dermatology 7
Sub-Total   115
Basic Medical Sciences
12 Anatomy 12
13 Physiology 12
14 Pathology 10
15 Pharmacology 10
16 Biochemistry 8
17 Microbiology 8
Sub-Total   60
18 Community Medicine + Research Methodology (6+4) 10
19 Forensic Medicine 5
20 Questions related to mandatory CPD (Medical ethics, rational use of drugs, infection prevention, BLS/ACLS, communication skills) 10
Total   200

Curricular Structure


General guidelines of the Institute of Medicine will be followed in relation to evaluation. Evaluation will be based on theory, thesis and practical/clinical examinations. These are as follows:

First Year:

Paper I Paper II Paper III
Basic Neuroscience & NeuropathologyEpidemiology and Biostatistics Behavioural SciencesPsychopathology/Phenomenology Basic ScienceClinical/Practical

Second Year (Thesis):

As part of requirement, the candidate will have to undertake a research work under guidance of the faculty and write a thesis. Dissertation work should preferably be completed and submitted six months ahead of the anticipated date of MD final examination. The candidate will not be allowed to sit for final examination unless the thesis has been accepted.

Third Year:

Theory:- General Psychiatry- Child & Adolecent Psychiatry- Neuropsychiatry- Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry- Neurology- Addiction Psychiatry- Forensic Psychiatry- Community and Social Psychiatry- Geriatric Psychiatry- Psychopharmacology and- Other Treatment Methods.

Practical/ Clinical:

At the end of 3 years residency programme, a practical/clinical assessment will be made.