B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) was established on January 18, 1993 and subsequently upgraded as an Autonomous Health Sciences University on October 28, 1998 with a mandate to work towards developing socially responsible and competent health work force, providing health care and engaging in health research. The Institute is located in Eastern Nepal & it has extended its continued health services through teaching district concept to Primary Health Care Centers, District Hospitals and Zonal Hosptals in six districts of the region.
This University is aptly named after Bisheshwar Prasad Koirala, Nepal's visionary leader in social upliftment, firm believer of National Reconciliation and National Integration. Situated in Dharan in the hilly slopes sprawled over an area of about 700 acres, the University has a clean pollution free environment, and water supply and electricity supply round the clock.
The BPKIHS Teaching Hospital has 700 beds as well established major clinical and basic sciences departments. The Institute has a separate complex for College of Dental Surgery with state of the art equipment and modern technologies. The MBBS is recognized by Nepal Medical Council, Medical Council of India & Sri-Lanka Medical Council. It is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools published by the World Health Organization. The Post Graduate Programs consisting of MD/MS and M.Sc. were started in 1999 along with the BDS programme. The BDS programme is also recognized by the Nepal Medical Council.