Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery | Kathmandu University

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) offered by Kathmandu University (KU) is followed by one year of internship training. The total duration of this degree is four and a half year. The criterion and standards embraced by the KU are in strict adherence to the necessities of Nepal Medical Council.

This degree has been divided into 3 parts: the initial 2-year of study comprises of primary medical sciences and introduction to clinical sciences. In the latter two and a half years, they study the skills & principles of clinical medicine. In the final year, students are provided with internship.

List of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery program under Kathmandu University in Nepal.

Objectives of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Some of the key objectives of MBBS degree are listed below:

  • To produce skilled medical undergraduates
  • To provide students with the detailed understanding of medicines and its use
  • To equip students with clinical techniques along with occupational ethics and value
  • To enhance students' communication ability

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Interested candidates must be over seventeen years of age.
  • Candidates must have to complete +2 or any Intermediate level in Science stream with the major subjects like Chemistry, Physics, Biology and English.
  • Candidates must have to obtain minimum of 50% in all the subjects or must have to complete BSC degree.

Entrance Test:

Applicant must have to face an entrance test administered as per the Entrance Examination Schedule published by the Ministry of Education.

Admission Modality:

In order to be eligible for admission, Candidates must have to pass Kathmandu University Management Admission Test (KUMAT) test and must have to meet other criteria as well.

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Syllabus


First Semester

  • Basic Sciences - Unit 1
  • Community Medicine
  • Clinical Orientation

Second Semester

  • Basic Sciences - Unit 2
  • Community Medicine
  • Clinical Orientation

Third Semester

  • Basic Science - Unit 3
  • Community Medicine
  • Clinical Orientation

Fourth Semester

  • Basic Science - Unit 4
  • Community Medicine
  • Clinical Orientation

Fifth Semester

  • Community Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Surgery and allied subjects
  • Pediatrics

Sixth Semester

  • Community Medicine
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Oto-rhinolaryngology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Medicine and allied subjects
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Seventh Semester

  • Community Medicine
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Oto-rhinolaryngology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Medicine and allied subjects
  • Surgery and allied subjects
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Pediatrics

Eighth Semester

  • Medicine and allied subjects
  • Surgery and allied subjects
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Pediatrics

Scope and Career Prospects

MBBS graduates are qualified doctors & surgeons who have both theoretical & practical skills and knowledge about the various areas of medicine. Thus, they will have no problem finding jobs. Some of the organizations that hire MBBS graduates are universities, air ambulance services, residential nursing homes, private healthcare establishments, clinical trial organizations, hospital/ research institutes, overseas aid agencies and the armed forces.

Job Prospects:

MBBS is a vocational degree that equips students with the practical & clinical abilities particular to medicine along with the personal and professional attributes required to be a successful doctor. After completing this degree, one can work as:

  • Physician associate
  • Hospital doctor
  • General practice doctor

However, there are other options too. Graduates can work as research scientist, solicitor, science writer, medical educational consultant, higher education lecturer, health promotion specialist and health service manager, healthcare scientist to name a few.

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