Revised Elective fee will be applicable from 1st January, 2015

The revised registration fee for doing the elective studies will be as mentioned below:

Elective Registration Fee for the Undergraduate

  1. 2 weeks US$ 200.00
  2. 4 weeks US$ 300.00
  3. Additional fee per week US$ 50.00
  4. SAARC Country – 50% Discount in above mentioned elective fee

Elective Registration Fee for the Graduates & PG

  1. 2 weeks US$ 200.00
  2. Additional fee per week US$ 50.00
  3. SAARC Country – 50% Discount in above mentioned elective fee

General Requirement

1.1 Forwarding of Application

For applying for elective study at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in various departments of Maharajgunj Medical Campus the application form should be properly filled and then submitted to the Elective Programme Coordinator, National Centre for Health Professions  Education, Institute of Medicine at least one month prior to the start of the term.

1.2   Application documents

  • Each application should be sent as an original document and should include:

    • Two passport size photos
    • Application form(download application form pdf format )
    • Letter of motivation (should include reasons for department preferred)
    • Curriculum Vitae and;
    • Recommendation letter- It is mandatory for the applicant to attach original copy of a testimony of a bonafide student signed either by the respective Dean/Vice-Dean/ Assistant Dean or by authority of equivalent status of a medical school looking after the academic programme.
  • Registration Fee for undergraduate electives programme
    • Students will need to make payment of US$ 200.00(US$ Two Hundred dollar) or equivalent in Nepalese currency for a period of Two  weeks.
    • Students studying in SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries other than Nepalese etc students will need to make payment of US$100.00 (Hundred dollar) or equivalent in Nepalese currency for a period of four weeks.

However, student who wants to get attachment for more than four weeks will have to make additional payment of USD 25.00 for students coming from SAARC countries and US $50.00 for overseas students on  weeks basis. All payments must be made in cash in the Account Section of National Centre for Health Professions Education before the date of starting the elective posting. Or it has to be transferred in Bank A/C before commencing elective study.

  • General Requirements for Postgraduate Programme:

Postgraduate elective programme, candidates should submit the attested copy of permanent licensing certificate issued by the medical council in the respective countries. The candidates are supposed to apply for temporary registration in Nepal Medical Council (NMC) wherever required at least three months before starting the elective posting in the respective department which will be facilitated through NCHPE.

It is mandatory that the candidate should specify the objectives of their elective posting. NCHPE will forward them to the respective department and candidate will be informed about the acceptance or the necessary amendments if required.

  • Registration Fee for Postgraduate electives programme
    • Candidate will need to make payment of US$ 200.00 (US$ Two Hundred) or equivalent in Nepalese currency for a period of two weeks. No elective will be accepted for the period less than 2 weeks.
    • Candidate from SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries will need to make payment of US$100.00 (One hundred  dollars) or equivalent in Nepalese currency for a period of 2 weeks. Registration fee can be transferred in the Bank Account as mentioned below.

The candidate who wants to get attachment for more than two weeks will have to make additional payment of US$25.00 for candidate from SAARC countries and US$50.00 for candidate from non-SAARC countries on a weekly basis.

Bank A/C details
Current # 150040A, Himalayan Bank
Maharajgunj Branch, Kathmandu HIMALAYAN BANK LTD. SWIFT HIMANPKA

1.3 Departments

Elective programmes are available at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in the following departments:

S.No Name of Department
1. Internal Medicine
2. Neurology
3. Nephrology
4. Gastrology
5. Pulmonology and Critical Care



6. Gastro Intestinal and General Surgery
7. Urology and Kidney Transplant Surgery
8. Plastic Surgery
9. Neuro Surgery



10. Paediatrics
11. Anesthesiology
12. Emergency Medicine & General Practice
13. Orthopaedics
14. Gynae/Obst.
15. Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
16. Ophthalmology
17. Dermatology
18. Psychiatry & Mental Health
19. Dental
20. Radiology
21. Cardiology
22. Cardio Thoracic  Vascular Surgery
23. Cardiothoracic & Vascular Anesthesiology
24. Clinical Pharmacology
25. Forensic Medicine
26. Pathology
27. Biochemistry
28. Microbiology
29. Pharmacy
30. Physiology
31. Anatomy
32. Community Medicine & Public Health


The choice of elective programme should be made only from the list of departments mentioned above. NCHPE will not be responsible for electives at any other hospitals in Nepal.

1.4 Requisite for Elective Programme
Medical students wishing to undertake elective attachment in clinical discipline areas should complete a minimum of one year of clinical rotation in their own country.

1.5 Duration of Elective Study
Students are encouraged to do the elective only in one department where the minimum duration of attachment should not be less than two  weeks. However, those willing to do electives in more than one department are advised to do the elective for at least two weeks at each department. Those willing to do for more than two weeks in one department are informed that reallotments for electives are made only in succession of a fortnightly basis. In exceptional cases with valid reasons two weeks elective programme can be accepted, however the student will have to pay the regular registration fee. Specification of the date and duration for doing the elective should be clearly mentioned in the application form.

1.6 Course description

While undergoing elective terms at the major departments of the Teaching Hospital, the medical students will have opportunities to get familiar with commonly prevalent medical and surgical problems of Nepal. They will get first-hand experience of many tropical diseases and common health problems of a developing country. During the four-weeks elective period students will attend daily morning conferences (wherever applicable), ward rounds conducted by faculties of the respective clinical departments. Students will also be posted in the out-patient & emergency departments, where they could see a variety of clinical cases. The students could interview and examine the patients and observe various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures under the direct supervision of the faculties. Similarly, medical students are encouraged to participate in the clinical bedside teaching/learning activities regularly conducted for the undergraduate students of the Institute of Medicine. In such sessions students could discuss the clinical findings, investigation plans and therapeutic management of the patients. The regular journal clubs, case presentation and topic discussion sessions provide rich learning environment. Such sessions are particularly useful to develop critical reasoning skills and the skills of problem solving based on case histories and the real patients. The community-based programmes is under the department of Community Medicine & Family Health. Such programmes would provide first-hand experiences in the practice of rural medicine as well as the insights in regards to the socio-cultural, economic and environmental determinates of health & disease. The IOM has been one of the pioneer schools in the subcontinent to run a community-based medical education.
1.7 Working hours
Students are expected to work at least 8 hours per day, six days a week. Saturday is a holiday.
  • Faculty Development Training (FDT)

    “Faculty Development Training (FDT)” will be held from   1st to 6th September, 2019  (15th to 20th Bhadra  2076).

  • This is to notify that Ms. Urmila Lama is no more working in National Centre for Health Profession Education (NCHPED)

    Please do not correspond or do any transaction with her concerning NCHPED. If anybody has corresponded with Ms. Urmila Lama in relation to Elective study at various departments in T.U. Teaching Hospital, Institute of Medicine, kindly redirect your correspondence or queries to Elective program coordinator: Prof. Ms. Mandira Shahi. She can be contacted during office hours (9 AM to 5 PM) on +977-01-4418059 or can be emailed at /

Elective Programme

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