Message From Dean, KUSMS

Prof. Dr. Rajendra Koju


As we celebrate Dhulikhel Hospital’s 25th anniversary, it gives me immense pleasure to write this message.

I look back to when Dhulikhel Hospital started its journey in 1996 with 35 beds and has grown exponentially, now providing services to more than 2.2 million people. The hospital has demonstrated its potential and always stood at the forefront of providing quality service to Nepal’s needy population, expanding its horizon around the country while maintaining quality service.

For many years, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences (KUSMS), a pioneering institution in Nepal, has been providing unique and quality education, innovative research, community-oriented teaching, and problem-based learning. This joint venture of Kathmandu University and Dhulikhel Hospital with a complementary mission has held the hands of hundreds of future leaders, inculcating skills and innovative approaches to care and compassion thus escalating the quality of health services for the betterment of Nepal’s population.

We have a strong network of nine affiliated and extended colleges, comprising more than 1500 faculties and 10,000 staff. Every year more than 1500 students enroll in different Graduate, Undergraduate, Doctoral, and other programs, including many students from abroad. Through world-class collaborations with internationally reputed universities, we lead the way in productive global engagement.

In the years and decades ahead, we will continue to provide quality service to Nepal’s underserved population and demonstrate through action our ethos of service with the goal of global health equity.