B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences

Vision, Mission & Goal


  • 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.


Educational Goals

In terms of achieving the educational goals of the Institute both the present curricula and future educational programmes are to be need-based, integrated, community-oriented and partially problem solving in line with innovative medical education programmes epitomized in the Edinburgh Declaration of 1988. These are the basic tenets on which BPKIHS curricula are based. In the area of service delivery, this Institute is committed to provide services not only to those coming to its teaching hospital but also to those who are not able to do so. This, the Institute does by reaching out to the community, which cannot reach the Institute. The mountain must go to Mohammed if Mohammed doesn’t go to the mountain. Outreach services are an integral part of the commitment, which the Institute has pledged to the legislators. It is not only reaching out to sick in the community but active promotion of positive health and through it, improvement in the status of the community health that will serve as a measure of attainment of our service goals. The faculty at BPKIHS is expected to monitor health indicators such as Infant Mortality Rate, Crude Birth Rate, Crude Death Rate, Blindness, Deafness and Disability rates etc. on an ongoing basis much in the same way as we monitor our individual patients in terms of established clinical parameters. Just as we intervene with different modalities of treatment when our individual patient are not making satisfactory progress. Such monitoring of community health indicators by the departments constitutes an important element in the overall process of evaluation of the Institute by internal an external evaluations.

Research Goals

In the field of research, high priority is accorded to the areas requiring greater attention to solve the existing and emerging health problems threatening the well being of large population groups using multi-disciplinary, integrated and problem solving approach, greater emphasis is placed on research which will lead to application of available knowledge for the benefit of large number of people.


B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
Dharan, Nepal
Tel : 977-25-525555
Fax: 977-25-520251