B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences

B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), is a Nepalese autonomous health sciences university. It is located in the sub-metropolitan city of Dharan in Sunsari District. The Institute is a Nepal-India cooperation. The Institute serves the health education needs of the eastern region of Nepal at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

The Institute comprises four colleges: the Faculty of Medicine, the College of Dental Surgery, the College of Nursing, and the School of Public Health and Community Medicine. The Institute also operates a 700-bed Teaching Hospital, offering postgraduate, undergraduate and university certificate programs. The Institute grants Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees, and several other certificates.] The MBBS program began on March 10, 1994, while the postgraduate programs began in 1999.


⦁ A self-governing, self-reliant International Health Sciences University attracting students and teachers from all over the world to its constantly innovative educational programmes.

⦁ A national center for providing quality health services both, tertiary as well as primary, and developing replicable and sustainable models of integrated health systems sensitive to the needs of both in individuals and the community living in urban as well as rural areas.

⦁ A prestigious center for biomedical and health system research, and as a center of excellence for tropical and infectious diseases.

⦁ A complete health development project through its teaching districts which will catalyze an environment-friendly human development initiative resulting in enhancement in the quality of life of the people of Nepal and, those working in BPKIHS to ensure a high level of commitment to excellence and dedication to service.


The main mission of BPKIHS is to improve the health status of the people of Nepal by providing holistic health care through training of compassionate, caring, communicative and socially accountable health workforce acting as agents of change and through advancement in research and innovation in service as well as education to ensure healthy individuals and families by collaborating with all stakeholders.


Educational Goals

In terms of achieving the educational goals of the Institute both the present curricula and future educational programmes are to be need-based, integrated, community-oriented and partially problem solving in line with innovative medical education programmes epitomized in the Edinburgh Declaration of 1988. These are the basic tenets on which BPKIHS curricula are based. In the area of service delivery, this Institute is committed to provide services not only to those coming to its teaching hospital but also to those who are not able to do so. This, the Institute does by reaching out to the community, which cannot reach the Institute. The mountain must go to Mohammed if Mohammed doesn’t go to the mountain. Outreach services are an integral part of the commitment, which the Institute has pledged to the legislators. It is not only reaching out to sick in the community but active promotion of positive health and through it, improvement in the status of the community health that will serve as a measure of attainment of our service goals. The faculty at BPKIHS is expected to monitor health indicators such as Infant Mortality Rate, Crude Birth Rate, Crude Death Rate, Blindness, Deafness and Disability rates etc. on an ongoing basis much in the same way as we monitor our individual patients in terms of established clinical parameters. Just as we intervene with different modalities of treatment when our individual patient are not making satisfactory progress. Such monitoring of community health indicators by the departments constitutes an important element in the overall process of evaluation of the Institute by internal an external evaluations.

Research Goals

In the field of research, high priority is accorded to the areas requiring greater attention to solve the existing and emerging health problems threatening the well being of large population groups using multi-disciplinary, integrated and problem solving approach, greater emphasis is placed on research which will lead to application of available knowledge for the benefit of large number of people.

College of Nursing

College of Nursing, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) is a pioneer Nursing Campus in Nepal. It was initiated in 1993 A.D. In 1996 first time in Nepal Four years Generic Bachelor Nursing Programme (B. Sc. Nursing) was started with intake of 20 students. At Present in BPKIHS there is 3 years M. Sc. Nursing in all five specialty (Medical-Surgical, Psychiatric, Community Health, Maternal Health, Child Health), which is unique in world. Besides M. Sc. Nursing there are 4 years B. Sc. Nursing, Bachelor in Nursing (BN) and Certificate Nursing Programme. The PhD Programme is in pipeline. B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), established in 1993, is an autonomous Health Sciences University with the mandate to work towards developing socially responsible and competent health work force. Striving continuously to meet the health needs of the Eastern Region of Nepal in primary, secondary and tertiary levels is its primary responsibility. The University Campus has 699 acres of land. It has been divided into teaching hospital complex, residential complex, golf course, playgrounds and protected forest area. Accommodation is provided to all faculty members, doctors, nursing staff, officers and other technical staff in the campus. The University has its own water supply system and backup power supply system.

⦁ B.Sc. Nursing : 4 years

⦁ M.Sc. Nursing : 3 years

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Medicine is a multidisciplinary faculty fulfilling the mission of medical education, hospital services and research interests that span the translational spectrum; basic subjects to their clinical and social implications.

It comprises of both undergraduate and postgraduate (MD/MS/MSc/MPhil and PhD) programmes in various basic to clinical specialties.

Every year around 180 UG & PG candidates are taken into our programmes and provided with necessary knowledge, skills and adequate exposure to make a difference in whatever they do; undertake basic or clinical education, patient centred care or research in future, making them the health care persons our nation needs. Various departments under the faculty of medicine are as follows

College of Dental Surgery

College of Dental Surgery, BPKIHS has come into existence on August 1999 as a pioneer of Dental Education in Nepal. The College is committed to contribute towards providing dental surgeons who are knowledgeable, skilled and compassionate, and at the same time equipped with leadership and teaching abilities. This College is also providing quality oral health service to the people of Nepal considering health statistics and national health policy of Nepal. The College was started at previously existed old buildings located at south point of campus with 74 dental chairs with all minimum requirements. The College shifted to its new building on 7th February 2004. Area allotted for the College is 6.77 hectares and total build up area is 120000 Sq. ft. The building has all infrastructures which are required for smooth functioning of a dental college and hospital. We believe this hospital is a model dental college and hospital of this country. At present the college has 131 dental chairs with all other major equipments like OPG, RVG, IOPA, Phantom heads, Central Air Compressors, LP Gas supply unit etc.

Hospital Services


The services offered at the university hospital include

⦁ In-patient services

⦁ Emergency Hospital Services

⦁ DOTS TB Clinic (expanded as Directly Observed Treatment Short course ⦁ Tuberculosis Clinic)

⦁ Public Health and Social Services

⦁ Institutional Practice

⦁ Radiology and Laboratory Services

⦁ OT (⦁ operating theater) and Minor Procedure Services

⦁ OPD (⦁ Outpatient Department) Services

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