Accreditation Standards for the MBBS Program-2017: Nepal Medical Council



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Nepal Medical Council has published regulations titled as "Accreditation Standards for the MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) Program-2017" after amending the existing "Accreditation Standards for the MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) Program- 2013" after several discussions with the concerned subject-specialists, experts, medical educationist, representatives of Universities, Academies, Institutions, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education of Government of Nepal.

The basic objective of these regulations are to ensure quality assurance in under-graduate Medical Education program in Nepal and this regulation will come into force immediately.


8.1. Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered eligible for selection to the MBBS program, a candidate:

8.1.1 Must have passed 10 + 2 or equivalent qualifications recognized by universities/boards with physics, chemistry, and biology (PCB) securing a minimum of 50% in each PCB subject and also in aggregate (implemented from June 17, 2011. Prior to this date, a minimum 50% aggregate mark in physics, chemistry and biology was also accepted and that was implemented from June 22, 2008).


Must have passed Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree recognized by the universities in Nepal with biological sciences and must have passed one of

  • Higher Secondary Education (Science); 10+2 (Science);
  • Intermediate of Science (I.Sc);
  • Cambridge University 'A' level with Biology, Physics, and Chemistry securing a minimum of 50% (equivalent) in each subject.
  • Or equivalent Science education with Biology, Physics, and Chemistry.

8.1.2 Must have passed in the specific Medical Entrance Examination (MEE) of the University/Academy/Institution of Nepal where admission to the MBBS program is sought by the candidate.

8.1.3 Criteria should be developed by the Universities/Academies/Institutions for recruitment of students from the rural and marginalized areas as well.

8.1.4 Students going to foreign countries to study medical course must get the eligibility certificate from NMC and must have passed any one of the Medical Entrance Examinations required by the Nepalese students for admission in Nepal (Implemented from February 1st, 2016).

8.3 Commencement of the Programs

Recommended dates to start Undergraduate programs:

15 October (~ 2ndKartik) for Undergraduate programs (MBBS/BDS)

Recommended dates to start Postgraduate programs:

  • 15 April (~2nd Baisakh) for Postgraduate Master programs (MD/MS/MDS)
  • 15 October (~ 2ndKartik) for Subspecialty Postgraduate programs (DM/MCh)

9. Faculty Requirement for different departments

An unit of a clinical department shall be composed of the following:

Professor- one, Associate Professor/Reader- one and Assistant Prof. / Lecturer- one.


Professor/Associate Professor/Reader– one and Assistant Professor//Lecturer– two.

Senior Resident/Registrar/Teaching Assistant/ Clinical Tutor/House Officer as required.

9.6 Eligibility for the Faculties

Nepal Medical Council approves faculties under two broader headings:

i) With MD/MS/MDS or equivalent degrees after MBBS or BDS degrees.

ii) With Master degree/PhD in Clinical or Medical or Human Sciences.

9.6.1 All MBBS/BDS personnel must possess a basic university postgraduate degree (MD/MS/MDS) or equivalent qualifications in the relevant discipline in order to be eligible to become a faculty member. They should also have specialist registration with the Nepal Medical Council, prior to joining the faculty position.

9.6.2 All Personnel with other than MBBS/BDS or equivalent degrees must possess a Master degree/PhD in Clinical / Medical / Human sciences for the enrolment of initial faculty position. But to become Associate Professor/Reader, it is mandatory to possess Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

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Accreditation Standards for the MBBS program -2017.pdf