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B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Science

Established:1998 A.D.
Vice-Chancellor:Prof. Dr. Purna Chandra Karmacharya
Education Body Type:National(Other Affiliations)
Language of Education:English


B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) was established on January 18, 1993 and subsequently upgraded as an Autonomous Health Sciences University on October 28, 1998 with a mandate to work towards developing socially responsible and competent health work force, providing health care and engaging in health research. The Institute is located in Eastern Nepal & it has extended its continued health services through teaching district concept to Primary Health Care Centers, District Hospitals and Zonal Hospitals in six districts of the region.


This Institute is envisaged as one of the finest examples of Indo-Nepal Co-operation. The Health Ministers of the two countries signed the Indo-Nepal agreement for establishment of

BPKIHS on the auspicious day of Mahashivaratri (March 10, 1994).


This University is aptly named after Bisheshwar Prasad Koirala, Nepal's visionary leader in social upliftment, firm believer of National Reconciliation and National Integration. Situated in Dharan in the hilly slopes sprawled over an area of about 700 acres, the University has a clean pollution free environment, and water supply and electricity supply round the clock. The Institute is fully committed to its social responsibility and accountability. Candidates from disadvantaged groups are given opportunities for admission in most of the academic programmes. While selecting candidates for post graduate studies, the Institute has given due recognition to those medical officers who have worked in the primary health centers and district hospitals. The Institute has adopted innovative approaches of community-based training of students and services to the local people through the concept of Teaching District.


BPKIHS has a vision of a self-governing, self-reliant International Health Sciences University attracting students and teachers from all over the world to its constantly innovative educational programme. BPKIHS has also been envisioned by the Nepali Parliament as a centre of national importance to produce skilled manpower in health sector to meet the country's need and also to function as a Centre of Excellence in the field of Tropical and Infectious Diseases.



BPKIHS has been visualized as

  • A self-governing, self-reliant International Health Sciences University attracting students and teachers from all over the world to its constantly innovative educational programmes.
  • A national center for providing quality health services both, tertiary as well as primary, and developing replicable and sustainable models of integrated health systems sensitive to the needs of both in individuals and the community living in urban as well as rural areas.
  • A prestigious center for biomedical and health system research, and as a center of excellence for tropical and infectious diseases.
  • A complete health development project through its teaching districts which will catalyze an environment-friendly human development initiative resulting in enhancement in the quality of life of the people of Nepal and, those working in BPKIHS to ensure a high level of commitment to excellence and dedication to service.


The main mission of BPKIHS is to improve the health status of the people of Nepal by providing holistic health care through training of compassionate, caring, communicative and socially accountable health workforce acting as agents of change and through advancement in research and innovation in service as well as education to ensure healthy individuals and families by collaborating with all stakeholders.