The NMC has a very good library facility which has over ten thousand volumes of books. Books are of reference and text categories of which only the text books can be borrowed as per the rules and regulations of NMC Library. National and International Medical Journals belonging to Health sciences are also available. Nepal Medical College Journal which is the first Nepalese medical journal to be included in MEDLINE and Index Medicus database from the year 2003 is published biannually.
The library opens from 0800-2400 Hours. Internet, Wi-Fi Internet, Medline, CD-ROMS, services are available. Students are encouraged to make use of all the facilities available in the library.
In order to help students develop practical skills and clinical acumen, they are encouraged to use practical books/ log books during the practical/clinical placements during the MBBS program. Nepal Medical College has published practical Books and Log books in respective subjects. All students after enrolment must buy respective practical books / log books from the NMC store section.
NMC faculty members are experienced and competent in own areas of expertise. The NMC has very experienced faculty in all departments. The quality of education achieved by NMC so far is mainly due to the competencies of its faculty members.
Since living in the student hostels is compulsory, college transport facility is not available for students. However, while taking students to different hospitals or health institutions for clinical/community placements or for forensic medicine practicals, NMC shall organise transport for NMC students.
The NMC premises do not provide space for outdoor games. However the hostel has provision for badminton and basketball.
Sunday to Friday will be working days with Saturday as rest day. Daily academic activity starts at 0900 hrs and extends to 1600 hours with one hour lunch break in between.
The medical profession fails to recognise day and night when it comes to taking a prompt decision in relation to health care. Medical students are encouraged to inculcate such a habit of working even at odd hours from their student life so as to develop a habit of working during odd hours in future as medical professionals.
For the overall development of medical student, participation in the extra-curricular activities by the student is encouraged. Participation in Health Camps organised by NMC are encouraged. Inter Medical College scientific and related to health sciences debate, seminars and talk programmes meant for medical students form means of developing communication skills and widening the horizon of thinking process that provides opportunities for building own talents and skills.
Each and every student who gets admitted in the first year have to undergo thorough health check up after admission for which individual must make payment of the charges. NMCTH provides certain health care facilities free of cost to all NMC students while they remain at NMC.
Even though vacations are desired, they fall rather short for medical students during the MBBS programme. Medical curriculum is the longest of all the curricula. In the life of a medical student, each day encounters a new experience. Nepalese festivities and seasonal weather, making an impact on the activities of daily life in Kathmandu, have been considered while making arrangements for vacations. Vacations for “Dasai” in September-October, “Min Pachhas” (Winter Vacation) in January and “Garmi Bida” (Summer Vacation) in July are made available for students during first two academic years. The nature and duration of vacations during the rest of the two and half years period in clinical years vary according to the clinical teaching/learning activities and hospital placement schedules. Students cannot take leave and remain absent from their teaching / learning activities when the academic session is going on.
They must fulfill 75% of attendance required for appearing in the University Examinations, without which one cannot be sent up for the University Exam.