Nepal Mountain Academy is located at Chapagaun, Lalitpur. It is affiliated to Tribhuvan University and run by the Govt of Nepal, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. It offers a truly professional course on mountaineering studies. It's a first time ever in the global perspective four years, 8 semester, rigorous academic Bachelor of Mountaineering Studies (BMS) program being offered in Nepal only. The curriculum for this course is based on multidisciplinary in nature.
The academy is an independent, not-for-profit mountain research and educational institution. It is an English medium co-educational institution. The promoting team of the academy consists of academicians, researchers, and professionals considerably renowned both at home and outside in the mountain and mountaineering field.
The Govt. of Nepal, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has formed a governing body to carry out the programs of the academy. The governing body structure is formed with the following 13 member-dignitaries. Chair person is a renowned person having experience in mountain tourism nominated by the Government.
Nepal Mountain Academy eventually envisions to be a University for mountain and mountaineering studies that promotes, coordinates, and conducts academic activities and carries out research from across the disciplines on mountain places, peoples and practices, and advances both theoretical and experiential learning on campus and in mountain environments in future.
Presently, the main vision of this academy is to be a nationally and internationally reputed learning center, recognized for academic and practical excellence in teaching and research in mountaineering studies education in Nepal.
The academy seeks to make mountaineering studies part of the core identity of the University by building on the academy’s existing world-class strength in research and teaching on the mountains and the mountaineering studies.
Understanding mountains and environments, mountain cultures, and mountain activities in relation to one another to bringing students, faculty members, and community together through the study of mountains and its allied services.
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Message from Mr. Romnath Gyawali
Nepal Mountain Academy focuses on creating well-trained human resources to fill the gap in the mountain tourism studies and represent Nepal Himalayas through mountaineering studies at the international forums. The BMS course not just aims at providing a degree but aspires to create a leader in this field. Nepal Mountain Academy also envisions developing itself as an international mountain studies university and research center which facilitates research, promotion and development of the adventure tourism, thus, defining a new era for Nepalese tourism.
The computer laboratory is well equipped with 65 latest branded computers with LCD monitors. Each computer is accessed by networks and unlimited internet facility is available on all weekdays.
Indoor and outdoor sports activities are arranged as required.
SEMINAR/ MEETING HALL
The academy has a furnished seminar hall of the capacity of 150 persons fully equipped with audio and visual equipment. The hall is well-carpeted, well-decorated with comfortable and luxurious furniture.The hall is equipped by stereo sound system, computer and multimedia facilities.
Library facility at the academy is highly valuable asset for higher studies. The academy has a well-resourced library section with peaceful study environment. The library is comprised of Reading Section,Text Book Section, Issuing Counter, Journal, Newspaper Section and Property Counter.
Currently, there are about 1,500 hard physical books related to mountains, mountaineering, social sciences, management and other disciplines supported by 500 books and other materials. In addition, there are e-books and in the process of initiating e-library by which students have an access to the library 24/7 from their convenience.
Number of journals and magazines are about adventure tourism and mountaineering studies and, accordingly, more books and resources in proportion to programs will be added in the library.
Minimum D+ grade in each subject of class 11 and 12 with CGPA 1.8 or above
Minimum score of second division marks in 10+2, PCL or Equivalent in any discipline
Candidates seeking admission to the BMS course should apply in the prescribed form for entrance test within the stipulated time.The applicants should enclose with the application form, attested copies of: