Academics at NMC


M.B.B.S – Curriculum at a Glance

A great doctor’s foundations are firmly rooted in their medical training and education, and this idea lies at the heart of Nobel Medical College’s academic curriculum developed by Kathmandu University. Our MBBS program is a challenging but extremely rewarding program designed to help you become a highly competent, compassionate and strongly motivated doctor, committed to the highest standards of clinical practice, professionalism and patient care.

Our Bachelors of Medicine curriculum has been designed with an emphasis on problem-based learning and group work. Students work cooperatively on a carefully planned series of patient-centered problems, each designed to highlight principles and issues in health and disease. Early patient contact and clinical training develop high levels of clinical skills and medical knowledge. The program’s key features include: the simultaneous learning of basic, clinical, biological and social sciences, the improved teaching of communication skills, the use of learning approaches that encourage lifelong learning skills; the incorporation of ethics and professional development as an integral part of program; and the incorporation of information technology and computing skills to ensure that graduates are able to utilize technological advances to improve their learning skills and knowledge acquisition. Students in years 3 onwards of the program undertake clinical rotations within the NMC’s own teaching hospitals.

The four and half year span of the MBBS course of study is divided into nine units, each spanning a (6) six months duration. The first four units are devoted to the Basic Medical Sciences and the next five units are devoted to the Clinical Sciences. After successful completion of the course of study of four and half years, and having passed the final MBBS examination, the students will have to complete a one year of compulsory Residential Internship to become eligible for being conferred with the degree of MBBS under Kathmandu University.


  • Preclinical Sciences include Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology, and Pharmacology & Physiology. These subjects are taught in an integrated manner & are incorporated into Community Medicine and Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM). Students gain clinical knowledge & problem solving skills. Medical Informatics is integrated to provide computer expertise relevant to medical education.
  • The first & second year of instruction cover integrated Preclinical Sciences (ICM), Community Medicine, Introduction to Clinical Medicine and Medical Informatics.
  • At the end of the first year & the second year there are university examinations on each of the above subjects. A student must complete all subjects of the pre-clinical sciences – first year MBBS within three years from the date of admission & second year within four years from the date of admission.
  • A student is required to pass all the preclinical subjects before he/she is allowed to be promoted to the Clinical Sciences (Semester V).

    • Clinical Sciences include the subjects of Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine, Ophthalmology (EYE), Otorhinolaryngology (ENT), Medicine & Allied Subjects (Psychiatry, Dermatology, Radiology, Emergency Medicine & more), Surgery & Allied Subjects (Orthopedics, Anesthesiology & more), Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, and other allied medical and surgical specialities & subspecialities.
    • The third year MBBS university examinations in Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine, Ophthalmology & Otorhinolaryngology are held at the end of the seventh semester. A student cannot be admitted to the ninth semester until he/she has passed all four subjects. At the end of nine semesters are the final MBBS university examinations in Medicine and Allied Subjects, Surgery & Allied Subjects, Obstetrics & Gynaecology & Paediatrics. Clinical training is conducted at the Manipal Teaching Hospital and associated local hospitals
    • NMC also reached out to people in their homes through its community health program initiatives, wherein a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, interns, students and allied health workers establishes camps in rural areas. Interaction with the community is well established through regular field trips and adoption of local families.

    • One year of rotating internship is compulsory. The Kathmandu University and Nepal Medical Council have approved six different schemes for internship for students of different countries, as per the requirements of their medical councils. Internship rules are subject to change as per the rules of the medical council.