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Gandaki Medical College

  • June 21, 2011
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Gandaki Medical College


Gandaki Medical College Teaching Hospital & Research Centre (P) Ltd(GMCTHRC)” is a health educational institution located in Kaski District of Nepal. It deals with a national priority industry – a Medical College and Teaching Hospital.

The project is founded on its own land and is purely Nepalese ownership. GMC owns about 220 Ropanis (1 Ropani = 5625 square feet thus 11, 25,000 square feet) of land which satisfy the mandatory requisites of the affiliating university and the professional council.  The arrangement of infrastructures are made in compliance with the “Guidelines and Infrastructures Directions for Establishment and Operation of Private and Non-government Health Institutions, 2061 BS” published by Ministry of Health and Population, Government of Nepal.

GMC proposes a total of 750 teaching beds in its hospitals. Providing excellent healthcare.  Charak Hospital and Research Centre Pvt. Ltd. with 300 bed capacity located in Prithivi Chowk, Ward no. 9 of Pokhara Sub-Metropolitan City is owned and managed by GMC as its general city hospital.

GMC will have another 450 bedded multi specialty, state of the herart hospital at Lekhnath Municipality-2, which is about 9 km from Pokhara city.GMC aims to be a centre of excellence in health education, service and research.

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) are the focal courses for the institute. Other planned courses are Bachelor of Dentistry (BDS), Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (B Pharma), Bachelor of Science in Medical Lab Technology (BMLT), Bachelor of Nursing (BN) etc.

The primary concern of GMC is to develop through education and training, compassionate, professionally excellent, ethically sound individuals who will go out as social and professional leaders in the delivery of promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative aspects of health care as well as in education and in research.

In the delivery of health care, GMC with its 300 bedded teaching hospital is providing high standard health services to the community at affordable prices.

The motto of our Charak Hospital is: “Patient’s benefit is our purpose and pride”, we are committed to innovation and the adoption of new, appropriate and cost-effective technologies for the promotion of health of the individuals and the community. We have a Social Care Unit in the hospital which is concerned for the disabled, disadvantaged, marginalized and vulnerable patients. The hospital allocates ten (10%) percent of free beds and provides medical services to financially weak patients. This hospital also keeps additional ten (10%) percent beds and medical services at subsidized rates.

In the area of research, GMC has been publishing its quarterly academic journal as it strives to gather knowledge in fundamental basis of health and disease in order to improve interventions or in optimizing the use of resources.

In its role as a centre of excellence in the healing profession, GMC looks for support and participation in its programs in education, community health services and research from like-minded alliance in Nepal and abroad, in a true spirit of partnership.

GMC Affiliation & Recognition:

The college is affiliated with the internationally renowned Tribhuvan University (TU), Institute of Medicine (IOM) Kathmandu, Nepal for the MBBS Course from the year 2010. The curriculum of IOM is followed by GMC.

Admission to the MBBS Program 2011-2012

Eligibility requirements for the MBBS course


Candidate’s age must be minimum of 17 years and not exceed of 35 years of age at the time of admission.

•  Intermediate in Science or equivalent qualification from universities recognized by the Tribhuvan University within or outside Nepal with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as main subjects, or Ten Plus Two(10+2) with the principal subjects mentioned above. Equivalent courses are XII, ISc, GCE A level, IB etc.
• The candidate must have secured not less than 50% of marks on the aggregate of above subjects. Candidates other than those mentioned above will not be eligible to apply for the course.

How to apply

Eligible candidate can fill the application form provided by the college. The application form and prospectus can be received directly from GMC on payment of the requisite fees.

Category A:    Nepalese Scholarship Students

Are selected through an entrance examination conducted by the Ministry of Education and Sports. Ten percent (10%) of total seats are reserved for students under this category as per Nepal Government rules. These students are nominated directly by the Ministry of Education and sports.

Category B:     Nepalese Self Financing Students

These students must pass the entrance examinations conducted by TU. They must possess the basic qualifications. They then can fill the form of GMCTHRC for evaluation by selection committee headed by the Principal of GMCTHRC. If selected they are provisionally admitted subject to the final approval of TU.

Category C:     SAARC Students and Extra SAARC Foreign Students

They must possess the basic qualifications. They then can fill the form of GMCTHRC for evaluation by selection committee headed by the Principal of GMCTHRC. If selected they are provisionally admitted subject to the final approval of TU.


1. Admission – will be open till 16th Nov 2010 (30th Kartik 2067). Completed admission forms are processed on first come first served basis.

2. Class Begins – Nov/Dec each year.

Student selection procedure
The institution admits three categories of students. These are

  1. Nepalese scholarship students
  2. Nepalese self-financing students and
  3. International students.

Academic Schedule for 1st Year MBBS

  1. Classes begin 1st Mangsir 068(Nov 17th 2011)
  2. Winter vacation: 15th Poush 068to 15th Magh 068(30th Dec 2011 to 29th Jan 2012)
  3. Summer vacation: 15th Jestha 069 to 1st Ashad 069 (29th May 11 to15th Jun 11)
  4. Community diagnosis: 25th Shrawan 069 to 24th Bhadra 069 (10th Aug 12-10th Sep 12)
  5. Dashain vacation: 1st Asoj 069 to 30th Asoj 069 (18th Sep 12 to 7th Oct 12)

First year University examinations: The month of Kartik 069 (Oct to Nov 2012)

(Note: Above dates are according to TU declaration and may be subject to change)


Dr. Nirmal Lamichhane
Academic Director and Assistant Prof.
Dept of Neuropsychiatry
Gandaki Medical College Teaching Hospital and Research Center Pvt. Ltd.- Charak Hospital.
Sanchaya Kosh Bhawan, Naya Bazaar, Pokhara, Nepal
Telephone: 00977-61-538595, 550253 (24 hours/day)
Fax: 00977-61-550254.

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