MBBS Program

Lumbini Medical College takes great pride in providing the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program of Kathmandu University. This program is spread over four and a half academic years, allowing students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the field. After passing the MBBS examination, students are required to complete a one-year rotating internship at Lumbini Medical College Teaching Hospital. This internship is a prerequisite to the licensing examination of the Nepal Medical Council, which must be cleared for eligibility to practice as a full-fledged medical doctor.

We are proud to be at the forefront of the problem-based learning (PBL) initiative of Kathmandu University. This program advocates for integrated teaching and learning, which helps students think of the patient in a holistic manner. The PBL structure emphasizes self-study, critical thinking, and teamwork. PBL has been introduced at the basic sciences level at present.     It is mandatory for students to complete all the requirements of the MBBS program within ten years from the date of admission, and the preclinical science subjects of the MBBS program must be cleared within four and a half years from the date of admission. Failure to meet these requirements will lead to automatic dismissal from the program.

Selection Criteria

The selection of the candidates is by:

1.     Nepali citizens are required to take the Entrance Examination and Counseling conducted by the Medical Education Commission of Nepal.

2.     Foreign citizens who wish to apply for admission to the MBBS program at Lumbini Medical College can do so through an entrance examination and counseling process conducted by the Medical Education Commission Nepal. These candidates will be given first priority.


3.     Based on the guidelines, if there are any foreign seats left unoccupied, the matching process will be carried out among candidates who have scored 50th percentile or above (or 50% marks if the result is in the percentage system) in the latest national-level medical entrance examination in their respective countries. These candidates should also agree to select only those seats which remain unfulfilled after the merit-based selection process.

4.     As per the Nepal Government's nomination, 10% of the total seats are reserved for scholarship purposes in undergraduate programs.