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Scholarship quota increased for medical students

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Kathmandu: From this academic year, the Medical Education Commission has decided to give 75% scholarship quota for MBBS and other bachelor’s level health studies.

The Vice-chairperson at Medical Education Commission, Mr. Shree Krishna Giri said that the scholarship is available for MBBS, BDS, nursing, Ayurvedic medicine, radiology, and other bachelor’s level health studies.

This year the scholarships will be available to those students who are admitted to government medical colleges which are Institute of Medicine, Patan Academy of Health Sciences and BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences.  The commission has designed to provide scholarships in all the government medical colleges across the country in the future.

Mr. Giri said that 350 students will be granted scholarship this year. Scholarship will also be made available in Karnali Academy of Health Sciences and Rapti Academy of Health Sciences when MBBS program starts there. The scholarship was limited to 10%.

Mr. Giri said- “The students getting admissions in government medical colleges will be eligible for scholarships. The selection of students will be done on the basis of the merit list in medical entrance examinations.”  He added that the commission has decided to increase the scholarship to provide access to medical studies for poor but talented students.

According to National Medical Education Act, 75% scholarship seats be allocated in state-funded medical colleges. The act also explains that medical colleges run with domestic resources need to reserve 10% scholarship quota for students.

Source: The Himalayan Times