Enshrined within the rich cultural heritage and reflective of the beliefs, values and customs followed by the majority of the twenty three million people living over the plains, the hills and the mountains of the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal, the Logo of Nepal Medical College depicts the original Nepali Pagoda style temple with yellow roof of the most sacred national deity - Pashupatinath, the incarnation of Lord Shiva who, symbolises benevolence, compassion and mercy and is Omnipresent and Omnipotent in the form of “Brahma” - the Creator of the universe; “Bishnu” - the Purveyor and Preserver of life; and “Maheshwora” - the Assessor of one’s deeds on this earthly abode of mankind WHO recycles human life with rebirth.
Lying on the forefront of the sacred temple, is the “Satkond” in red which represents the Goddess of learning “Saraswoti”, and inscribed crescentically over which is “Education Research Service” the motto of Nepal Medical College. On the sides of “Satkond” are written 1996 and 2052 which denote the Gregorian Calendar followed internationally, and Bikramaditya Era followed officially in Nepal, specifying the year when the concept for the founding of Nepal Medical College took place for the first time. Entwined around the white rod standing from the centre of “Satkond” are two serpents in green which symbolize the medical profession internationally and believed in Nepal to be the ornaments that adore the neck of Lord Shiva. Likewise, the two serpents represent female and male students of Nepal Medical College and the Rod that provides the support to the serpents to stand off the ground symbolises the Medical Faculty who helps her / his students to acquire knowledge, develop psychomotor skill and inculcate good behavior at Nepal Medical College.
The blue circle drawn around the Temple and “Satkond”, embossed over with Nepal Medical College, conceptualizes the “Global Village”, the reminder of the Hindu Philosophy “Basudhaiba Kutumbakam”, signifying, that all human beings belong to the same universal Homo Sapiens family, and that anyone from anywhere in the world, irrespective of human made nationality, is welcome to Nepal Medical College for “Education Research Service”.
(The NMC LOGO has been designed by Mr. Uttam Kharel, Asst. Lecturer (Graphic Designing and Illustration), Maharajgunj Campus, Institute of Medicine, on the conceptual framework discussed by Dr. Shekhar Babu Rizyal, Founder Principal of Nepal Medical College who has attempted to depict to some extent the concept of NMC Logo based on the Nepalese perspective, Hindu philosophy and Medical Education.)