B.P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan | MBBS in Nepal

B.P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

The university was established in 1993 and became an autonomous Health Sciences University in 1998. It is located in Dharan in Sunsari District. It was named after Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala who was the former Prime Minister of Nepal. In 1993 the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program began with a duration of 4.5 years. In the same year, the university took over the Eastern Regional Hospital which had a 150-bed capacity. It increased the number of beds to 700, added an intensive care unit and a coronary care unit, observation beds, MRI, CT scan, mobile X ray and emergency laboratory. A foundation stone was laid for a new college block, and it was funded by the Government of India.

University at a Glance:

Established: Founded in 1993

University Type: Public University

Number of International Students: Not Available

Hostel Type: University Hostel

Climate: Cool summers and Cold winters

Yearly Tuition Fee: 18.1 Lakh 

Eligibility: 50% in PCB + IELTS

ECFMG Approval: Not Approved

Last Date to Apply: 29th August 2020

University Introduction:

The university is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools. It is recognized by the Medical Council of India. It offers postgraduate, undergraduate, and university certificate programs. The university has a separate College of Dental Surgery. Every year, it accepts 60 students for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery. The entrance exams are competitive. The university premises have 9 separate Dental departments.  


It consists of four colleges which include Faculty of Medicine, College of Dental Surgery, College of Nursing and School of Public Health and Community Medicine.

Campus Life:

The school has a library with more than 14,000 medical science books. The university supports various sporting activities such as football, golf, badminton, hockey, basketball, table tennis, and cricket. The school has shops, canteens, restaurants and ATMs in the university premises.


The university provides accommodation for its students. Living in the school hostel is mandatory. There are separate hostels for boys and girls. The hostel has a mess attached to a dining hall. 

Why Should I Study at B.P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences?

  • The school caters to the health education needs of Eastern region of Nepal at Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels.
  • The Hospital offers services such as in- patient and outpatient services, Public Health and Social services, Institutional practice, Emergency hospital services, Radiology and laboratory services.

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