Manipal College of Medical Science
Manipal College of Medical Sciences (MCOMS) is a private medical college located at Pokhara, in Nepal. It is associated with Manipal Teaching Hospital, and enrolls about 100 students each year for the MBBS medical qualification.
On 18th October 1992, a historic agreement was signed between the-then His Majesty’s Government of Nepal and the Manipal Education and Medical Group for setting up a medical college.
Thus the Manipal College of Medical Sciences (MCOMS), affiliated to Kathmandu University was set up at Pokhara in 1994 with an MBBS program. It was the first private institution to establish a medical college in Nepal. Further to this, the 750 bed Manipal Teaching Hospital (MTH), Pokhara commenced in 1998. The college and hospital have been set up with modern facilities for modern education and health delivery.
MCOMS has two locations in Pokhara. The basic sciences campus is located at Deep Heights, and 1st and 2nd year courses are taught there. The administrative block is also located at Deep Heights. The clinical campus with the teaching hospital, is located at Phulbari, Pokhara, overlooking the Annapurna mountain range.
Global leadership in human development, excellence in education and health care
To be among the most preferred destination for students and teachers of health sciences at all levels of medical education in Nepal. International bonding to achieve all round recognition for excellence in health care delivery among Southeast Asian Nations
To achieve acceptance of MCOMS as an excellent learning center and dependable and affordable healthcare provider in Nepal.
⦁ To establish MCOMS as an institution sensitive to the health needs and expectations of all sections of the people of Nepal
⦁ To establish MTH as the best women and children friendly hospital
⦁ To establish adequate research infra-structure – both hospital and community based- for effective practice of evidence based medicine in MTH
⦁ To establish and maintain strong working relationship with all health care and social welfare organizations in Nepal to optimize mutual institutional support and community benefits
⦁ To widen further the partnership base and to establish firmly the social commitment of the institution in the provision of health services, alongside excellence in education and research.
⦁ PCL Nursing
⦁ B.SC. Nursing (started 2009)
The annual enrolment for the MBBS degree is 100 students (data from 2019). The majority of the students are of Nepalese and Indian origin. Students from other nations such as: Sri Lanka, United States of America (NRN), Canada (NRN), etc. are also enrolled. Many elective students visit from American and European Universities and have the opportunity for hands on training.
⦁ Community Medicine-Part I
The basic science training takes place at Deep Campus. After passing all the subjects of basic sciences, a student is promoted to the clinical aspect of the course.
The next five semesters are devoted to the study of clinical sciences, and are held at Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara. The students are intensively trained and evaluated. The third year university examinations are held at the end of the 7th semester, and include the following subjects:
⦁ Community Medicine-Part II
⦁ Forensic Medicine
After the successful completion of all 4 subjects of the third year, a student is allowed to take the final year examinations which consist of:
⦁ Medicine and allied subjects (Part I & II)
⦁ Surgery and allied subjects (Part I & II)
⦁ Obstetrics and Gynecologyy
MCOMS is recognized by the Medical Council of Nepal, Sri Lanka, and other countries. It is also recognized by WHO and under FAIMER.
Investment made by the Manipal Education & Medical Group:
A total investment of INR 40 billion has been made by the Manipal Group in MCOMS since its inception and it increases year after year in order to facilitate the steady growth of the institution.
Manipal is a conglomerate of educational institutions and hospitals (over 300,000 students and 7,000 hospital beds), and has established a fine reputation over the last five decades.
The venture has helped in the overall development of Nepal besides providing direct employment to a number of local people.
⦁ Establishment of undergraduate medical degree program in 1994 with an annual intake of 100 admissions
⦁ Affiliation with the Kathmandu University with effect from 31stDecember 1994
⦁ Commencement of the 750-bedded Manipal Teaching Hospital in 1998
⦁ Full and permanent recognition by the Nepal Medical Council on 6thAugust 1999
⦁ Recognition by the Sri Lankan Medical Council on 24th August 1999
⦁ Listing of college in the WHO directory of Accredited Medical Schools enabling the graduates appear for various international licensing exams e.g. USMLE, PLAB etc.
⦁ Recognition by the British Columbia Student Assistance Program (BCSAP) and Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), Canada
⦁ Recognition of the MBBS degree by the Government of India under Section 12(2) of the IMC Act 1956 on 26th September 2001
⦁ Establishment of postgraduate degree programs in Pathology (MD) and other Basic Sciences (MSc) subjects in 2000
⦁ Commencement of allied health sciences (BMLT & BMIT) degree programmes in 2001
⦁ Increase of the annual intake from 100 to 150 in respect of the undergraduate medical degree program (MBBS) in August 2003 split into two batches of 75 each commencing in August and February each year
⦁ Extension of the postgraduate degree programme to Internal Medicine (MD) in 2005
⦁ Extension of the postgraduate degree program to all other disciplines in 2007-2008
⦁ BSc Nursing program commenced with 20 seats in August 2009, enhanced to 30 subsequently
⦁ Merger of the August and February intakes of 75 into one batch of 150 with effect from 1st August 2010.
⦁ Commencement of DM (Cardiology) program in Feb 2013
⦁ Addition of a number of ultra-modern speciality services including NICU, Neuro Surgery, Linear Accelerator, Spiral CT Scan, MRI etc. in the Manipal Teaching Hospital and continuous upgradation of existing hospital services which include addition of latest equipments e.g. Phaco in the Ophthalmology dept, ICU’s equipped with Ventilators and Monitors etc.
⦁ No capitation fee – a remarkable achievement in the field of medical education
⦁ International Students and Faculty Members at the Campus – Since its inception the college has been attracting international students and the number is increasing every year in view of the global teaching standards employed at MCOMS. The college has also been successful in attracting international faculty members.
⦁ A large number of graduates are placed at various prominent international health care institutions after passing out the international medical licensing exams e.g. USMLE & PLAB with scores up to 99%.
Campus Life at MCOMS
Manipal College of Medical Sciences (MCOMS), Nepal provides a unique environment for students to pursue their dreams of a career in medicine with the added advantage of international exposure.
MCOMS has students from various countries including India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, Singapore, Thailand, Middle East, Kenya, South Africa, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, and is therefore, a cross-cultural hub of activity.
About 55% of the students are men and 45% women. The faculty has been largely drawn from reputed institutions in India and Nepal. There are experienced teachers who strive to instill the right spirit and traditions.
Heads of Departments and Director Academics ensure all-round academic excellence, and all-round development of students.Fortnightly tests are conducted to measure the performance of the students and Dean’s counseling of each individual student is done at least once in a semester – reports of which are forwarded to their parents.
Students are also required to undergo additional 4 to 6 hours of self-study every day, 330 days in a year in an integrated fashion to ensure they perform well in their examinations.
The renowned faculty at MCOMS ensure that each student receives adequate attention and mentorship to guide them towards a successful medical career. Education at MCOMS is not just about books and classrooms, but also about overall personality development and honing special skills. Apart from gaining an internationally recognized medical degree, a student graduates with a competitive edge over the others, which is a necessity in today’s world.
There is a great deal of interaction between students and faculty even after college hours. Groups of 5-7 students are formed and are put under direct supervision of a faculty under the mentorship scheme, which ensures all round student welfare and academic excellence. We celebrate most festivals together.
‘Expressions’, the main social event at MCOMS consists of diverse sports and cultural events. All these activities help to develop interpersonal and leadership skills. Well-developed codes of conduct ensure a good academic and social environment in the campus. Ragging is strictly forbidden.
Please refer to the left-hand side menus for info meant for new students (joining instructions, book list, campus rules etc.) as well as facilities and services to the students, student speaks and many more.
Scope for foreign medical students:
In addition to newly graduated physicians gaining the clinical experience and knowledge they need to become effective and highly qualified doctors through bedside clinical training in the hospital, MTH also runs residency & elective programmes, which range in length and subjects/specialty.