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Bachelor of Audiology Speech Language Pathology | TU

The Bachelor of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (BASLP) is a four-year program offered by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Tribhuvan University. Audiology is a discipline within the field of medical science that focuses on the study of hearing (earshot), balance, and associated illnesses using advanced tools and techniques. Speech language pathology, on the other hand, is a scientific discipline that involves the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of speech, language, communication, reasoning, public communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. The BASLP program was introduced with the aim of training audiologists and speech pathologists within the country to provide treatment for individuals with audio and speech disorders. Fee Structure: For subsidized students, the fee for the BASLP program at IOM is NRs. 2,34,365. For full-paying students, the fee is NRs. 6,01,030.

Objectives of Bachelor of Audiology Speech Language Pathology

The objectives of the Bachelor of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology program for the students at Tribhuvan University are as follows:

  • Provide necessary knowledge to prevent, identify, assess, habilitate, and rehabilitate patients with speech, language, hearing, balance, and swallowing disorders.
  • Foster logical and scientific thinking skills, promote clear expression of thoughts, encourage rational and independent judgment, and develop the ability to gather, analyze, and correlate information.
  • Familiarize historical evolution of the subject matter, both within the country and in the global context.
  • Develop skills and competence through peer interaction, contact with patients and communities they reside in, and the use of active learning methods, including demonstrations and firsthand experiences.

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Audiology Speech Language Pathology

Admission Criteria:

1. Students need to appear in the entrance exam conducted by IOM.

2. The examination carries a total of 100 marks.

3. The marks for the examination are distributed as follows:

Name Marks
Physics 10
Chemistry 15
Zoology 15
Botany 10
General health 25
Specific subjects 25

After the completion of the entrance test, a merit list is published based solely on the performance in the  exam. The marks obtained in the intermediate level (or equivalent) will not impact the merit list published for this program.



Students can be eligible for the BASLP program under TU:

By completing their +2 education in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects from a recognized institution and attaining a minimum of 50% or a GPA of 2.4 in total.


Alternatively, students with an A-level qualification or an equivalent grading system can qualify if they study Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects and achieve a minimum of 50% or a GPA of 2.4 in total, or an equivalent score.


For health science-related qualifications or diplomas (such as General Medicine, Medical Laboratory Technology, Ophthalmic Science, Dental Science, Pharmacy, Radiography, Ayurveda, Physiotherapy), meeting the following criteria is essential: obtaining a minimum of 50% aggregate marks or an equivalent in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects, achieving a minimum of 50% or a GPA of 2.4 from the National Examination Board in Class 12 Science Group or its equivalent, and being registered with the relevant council.

Career and Scope

Audiology and speech language pathology offer highly promising career opportunities. People are often concerned and actively seek professionals who possess the ability to treat their hearing and speech issues. Speech and hearing problems are delicate matters, and individuals desire solutions for these challenges. Given this scenario, we can be very optimistic about the career prospects for audiologists and speech pathologists. The job outlook for this profession is consistently growing each year.

Professionals in this field can find employment in various settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, childcare centers, orphanages, elderly care facilities, sports organizations, educational institutions, and more. Additionally, undergraduates can explore avenues in research, counseling, and supervision. Furthermore, individuals can pursue advanced studies in audiology, speech language pathology, or related fields. This profession also holds immense scope in developed countries, where professionals can secure rewarding employment opportunities and competitive salaries.