Padmashree College
The British College

Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS)

Patan, Lalitpur

Estd. 2008




The Patan Academy of Health Sciences - PAHS (Patan Swasthya Bigyan Pratisthan) was established in 2008 AD (2064 BS) as a public not-for-profit tertiary academic institution dedicated to improving Nepal’s rural health by training health workers for rural Nepal.

The goal of PAHS is that its graduates will not only provide severely needed medical care in rural Nepal but will also eventually become leaders in health care policy, dedicated to improving the health of the remote and destitute populations in Nepal. Furthermore, PAHS will serve as a model of innovative medical education in a developing country, which can be replicated elsewhere.

PAHS is located in the city of Patan, Nepal, which is adjacent to the capital city of Kathmandu. PAHS is based at Patan Hospital, which is the major teaching hospital for the academy.

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, and the health care available to many Nepalis is clearly inadequate. One of the main reasons for this is the unwillingness of health care personnel, particularly doctors, to serve in Nepal’s remote and rural areas. The country’s current system of medical education has failed to address this. The Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) is dedicated to improving the health status of the people of Nepal by producing doctors who are willing and able to provide health care to disadvantaged Nepalis living in remote or rural areas. The academy initially consisted of a School of Medicine (SoM), which began to teach prospective doctors in 2010.

In the year 2016,  PAHS started its various nursing programs under the School of Nursing and Midwifery (SoNaM) after the acquisition of Lalitpur Nursing College in Sanepa which was beforehand running programs from Tribhuwan University (TU), the oldest and the only government institution in Nepal under Institute of Medicine (IOM). The offered programs are Proficiency Certificate Level Nursing (PCL Nursing), Bachelors in Nursing (BN), Bachelor in Nursing (BNS), and Master in Nursing (MN).

In the year 2017, PAHS started in Maters Program in Public Health (MPH) under the School of Public Health (SoPH).

In the future, PAHS is expected to open a School of  Allied Health Sciences to train other health care professionals.


The goals of the Patan Academy of Health Sciences are to:

  • Train technically competent, caring, and socially responsible physicians and other health care professionals who:
  1. believe in compassion, love, respect, fairness, and excellence
  2. communicate well with patients, family, and colleagues
  3. are committed to lifelong learning
  4. have the willingness and ability to become inspiring leaders in their respective fields and deal with the existing and emerging health care challenges in Nepal.
  • Sustain and upgrade the quality of the current health services of the PAHS-related hospitals preserving the tradition of giving special consideration to the needs of the poor and disadvantaged.
  • Undertake appropriate clinical, public health, and biomedical research.
  • Work in collaboration with the national health system (NHS) to contribute to the improvement of the health status of the people in Nepal, and proactively encourage the national government in the development of appropriate health policies, programs, and systems to uplift the health of the rural poor.
  • Enable deserving students from underprivileged sectors of Nepali society to access health science education, including medical, nursing, and other allied health science education.

Salient Features: Cafeteria, Library, Transportation, Science Lab, Conference, Scholarship, Classrooms, Counseling, Parking, Multimedia, Journal, Auditorium, Placement, Health Care, etc.

Contact Address:

Location: Patan, Lalitpur, Nepal

Phone No: +977-1-5545112, +977-1-5545153

Email Address: [email protected]


Infrastructure / Facilities

  • Cafeteria
  • Library
  • WiFi-Campus
  • Transportation
  • Auditorium
  • Labs
    Science Lab
  • Medical Facilities
    Health Care
  • Conference
  • Multimedia
  • Online Journal
  • Placement
  • Counselling
  • Scholarship
  • Classrooms

Contact Details of Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS), Lalitpur


Questions & Discussions

Ask Question
Job Search
Lok Sewa Aayog Vacancy Yearly Calendar Schedule 2079-2080
Lok Sewa Aayog Notice
Teachers Service Commission Notices
List of Public Holidays in Nepal 2079
All Colleges in Nepal