The School of Medical Sciences (SMS), which is located in Kathmandu, is formally connected to the Council of Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT), a national autonomous apex body of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector tasked with developing the technical and skilled human resources the nation requires. SMS has been educating interested students about basic health topics since 2004 AD. It first entered the field of health education after completing a three-year pharmacy diploma degree (DPH). The Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technology (CMLT) and the TSLC Lab Assistant Program was further developed into Certificate in Diagnostic Radiography Program. A diploma in civil engineering and a physiotherapy program will be introduced soon.
Since SMS has regularly fared well in CTEVT results since its beginning and currently occupies the same place each year, the proverb "morning shows a day" applies to SMS. "SMS" has established clear objectives and created a strategy to achieve excellence in all areas of technical health education.
School of Medical Sciences, at present, offers the programs:
as per the syllabus offered by CTEVT. The institution has the aim of extending its reach to other academic programs in the related sectors in years to come.
The school's aim is to develop globally competent health professionals by delivering high-quality practical skills and in-depth conceptual education to qualifying SEE graduates who will contribute to CTEVT's work plan and national health policy formulation.
To produce skilled and competent certificate-level health professionals to meet the increasing demand for health professionals in health-related services.
Classroom teaching involves conceptual and peers learning, group discussion, brainstorming, and the use of analytical questions. The college uses different pedagogy tools like PowerPoint presentations, animation, and virtual labs for modern quality teaching.
Apart from teaching and laboratory work, the college puts efforts to develop our students as globally competent health professionals by organizing seminars and workshops.
Various specialized hospital pharmacies and laboratories, urban and rural communities, pharmaceutical companies, retail pharmacies, and reference laboratories are the areas where the students will be frequently exposed to gain practical skills and knowledge under the close supervision of highly qualified and skilled manpower.
SMS believes in the practice-based learning system
The laboratories are spacious, well furnished with necessary materials and equipment, and are manned by dedicated, experienced faculty members and lab technicians.
Students and faculty members can take full advantage of a well-stocked library, which has a good and wide selection of textbooks, reference books, magazines, articles, and Nepali and English daily newspapers.
SMS also provides preparatory classes to those who are interested in pursuing any of the programs offered in the college.
Curriculum-based field practices, industrial and hospital visits, bench research works, and visits to PHC and drug regulatory bodies are frequently organized to upgrade the professional knowledge of the students.
Students after their SEE completion with at least a 'C' grade compulsorily in English, Math,s, and Science with a total GPA of 2 are eligible to appear in the diploma level entrance test of CTEVT through the college.
Students with 'D' and 'E' grades m SEE are eligible to appear in the entrance exam of the training program in MLT.
After passing the entrance exam successfully students a be enrolled in the program on a merit basis.