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JUMLA, Dec 31: The senate meeting of the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) has decided to run Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) courses in the academy from the current fiscal year, officials said on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: The government on Monday issued a 24-hour ultimatum to medical colleges to refund the illegally charged MBBS fees to the students in the last academic session.

Rot runs deep

November 20, 2019 09:30 am

Most private medical colleges in Nepal are behaving as if they are above the law. They do not comply with the fee ceiling set by the government for MBBS students.

Govt hikes MBBS, BDS fees

October 19, 2019 07:55 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: The Medical Education Commission on Thursday increased the fees of medical education.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Private medical colleges have threatened to stop enrolling new batches of MBBS and MD students if the government does not provide a way out of legal and procedural ambiguities facing the admissions process.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokharel has said that he has directed Tribhuvan University (TU) to answer within three days why the TU-affiliated private medical colleges haven’t returned the illegal fees they had collected from the students, as agreed a month ago.

KATHMANDU, March 24: The Education and Health Committee of the House of Representatives has directed the government to enforce and cause to enforce the fee scheme determined for the MBBS and BDS programs under the faculty of medical sciences.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: At a time when the private medical colleges have been lobbying to increase the fees of MBBS and BDS, the government has instructed the medical colleges not to increase the fees this year.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: It has been disclosed that a significant number of MBBS and BDS (Bachelor in Dental Surgery) students are disqualified from completing their studies due to repeated failure in exams administered by their respective universities.

KATHMANDU,Oct 8: A discussion scheduled for Sunday at the Supreme Court on a writ petition over IOM entrance exam results has been postponed. As a result, the uncertainty over the admission of around 2,000 medical students under the TU’s IOM has continued.

IOM to run BDS course for first time

October 6, 2018 05:00 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The Tribhuvan University's Institute of Medicine (IOM) is all set to run BDS (Bachelor in Dental Surgery) course for the first time in its history. The IOM was established in 1972 under the Tribhuvan University with the mandate and responsibility of training and producing all categories of health manpower needed in the country.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: Fate of 1,736 medical students remains uncertain after Supreme Court ordered the Institute of Medicine not to admit those students selected through the recent entrance exam. The apex court has questioned the fairness of entrance exams conducted to pick smart minds.

Municipality provides MBBS scholarship

September 7, 2018 03:30 am

DAILEKH, Sep 7: Aaathbis Municipality of Dailekh has decided to provide 75 percent scholarship to one talented student from the municipality to study MBBS.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: MBBS students under the Institute of Medicine (IOM) staged a protest at Maitighar here Monday against the medical colleges charging additional fees. The students chanted "We are students, not money banks" during the protest.

KATHMANDU Jan 29: Students pursuing MBBS degree in different private medical colleges took out a rally in protest against the alleged charging of high fee under various headings.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23:  Two provinces of the country don't have any medical college for the bachelor's degree in medicine, though the nation has already adopted federalism.

TU decides on MBBS seat allocation

January 9, 2018 03:00 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: After keeping aspiring MBBS students in agony for a long time, Tribhuvan University has finally decided on the allocation MBBS seats for private medical colleges under the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: After leaving aspiring MBBS students guessing for more than two months, Tribhuvan University is all set to decide the allocation of MBBS seats for private medical colleges under the Institute of Medicine ((IOM) within a week.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18:  Tribhuvan University (TU) has said it is "quite dissatisfied" with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and Nepal Medical Council (NMC) for slashing MBBS seats at private medical colleges.

MBBS classes at IOM delayed by a month

December 11, 2017 09:58 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 11:  Prospective MBBS students at medical colleges under the Institute of Medicine (IOM) have to wait for one more month for their academic classes to begin due to the delay by Tribhuvan University (TU) to decide on the allocation of MBBS seats at the medical colleges. MBBS classes at colleges under IOM were scheduled to begin from November 17.

MBBS classes at IOM delayed by one month

December 11, 2017 01:07 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 10:  Prospective MBBS students at medical colleges under the Institute of Medicine (IOM) have to wait for one more month for their academic classes to begin due to the delay by Tribhuvan University (TU) to decide on the allocation of MBBS seats at the medical colleges. MBBS classes at colleges under IOM were scheduled to begin from November 17.

46% pass MBBS re-exam

December 5, 2017 05:00 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Tribhuvan University's Institute of Medicine (IOM) has published the results of MBBS entrance test, which was canceled on November 19 and retaken on December 2.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Majority of MBBS graduates, who appeared in a licensing examination on Saturday by the Nepal Medical Council (NMC), have failed the exam.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Nepal Medical Council (NMC), the country's apex medical body, has rejected  a proposal submitted by Kathmandu University (KU) for increasing seats of MBBS students in two medical colleges affiliated to the university.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The Institute of Medicine (IoM), Tribhuvan University (TU), has banned 12 students involved in cheating by using electronic devices in the MBBS entrance exam conducted on October 14.

IOM cancels October 14 MBBS entrance exam

November 20, 2017 06:30 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has canceled the MBBS entrance exam conducted on October 14, following the controversy of widespread cheating in the exam through the use of electronic devices.

TU passes the buck on MBBS entrance row

November 17, 2017 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Tribhuvan University (TU) has asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to decide the row over the controversial MBBS entrance exams on its own. In a meeting on Thursday, TU authorities who were being criticized for their inability to take action against anyone in the row over the entrance exams conducted by the IOM even after a month, decided to direct the latter to decide the issue.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16:  Tribhuvan University (TU)  has been 'unable' to settle the row over the controversial entrance exams for MBBS administered by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) even though a month has already passed. TU's inability to decide the row has left the future of medical students uncertain.

IOM suspends MBBS entrance result

October 18, 2017 06:30 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: The Office of the Dean at the Tribhuvan University's Institute of Medicine (IOM) has suspended the results of MBBS entrance exams conducted on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: While the official number of students going abroad to study medical sciences has decreased, it is learnt that dozens of them are doing so without passing the eligibility test.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The Ministry of Health (MoH) has formed a committee to look into the concerns regarding the MBBS entrance exams of Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) after ordering cancellation of the exams results. The exams were held about a month ago.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: The Nepal Medical Council (NMC) on Saturday directed those medical colleges which have been allocated seats for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) to start the admission process on a merit basis.

Stakeholders push for slashing MBBS fees

September 5, 2016 20:52 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Stakeholders have raised their concerns over government's failure to force medical colleges to slash the fees for MBBS program in line with its own guideline.