On 18th October 1992, a historic agreement was signed between the then His Majesty’s Government of Nepal and the Manipal Education and Medical Group for setting up a medical college. Thus the Manipal Pokhara College of Medical Science(MpCOMS), affiliated to Kathmandu University was set up at Pokhara in 1994 with an MBBS program. It was the first private institution to establish a medical college in Nepal. Further to this, the 750-bed Manipal Teaching Hospital (MTH), Pokhara commenced in 1998. The college and hospital have been set up with modern facilities for modern education and health delivery.