The Institute of Crisis Management Studies (ICMS), Samarpan Academy, is located ideally at Dhumbarahi -4, Kathmandu. It is affiliated with Tribhuvan University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. It is a centre for academia, focusing on the
management of crisis resulting from both natural and man-made hazards, as well as providing professional knowledge and training in counseling psychology and Computer Application.
ICMS offers two unique masters courses – Master of Arts in Crisis Management Studies (MCMS) and Masters in Counseling Psychology (MCP) as well as Bachelor's in Computer Application (BCA). The MCMS advocates for a holistic approach in understanding how to effectively manage and take measures to resolve, adapt to and mitigate crisis- related issues both in the national and international contexts. The MCP focuses on social, emotional, educational and developmental concerns within the crisis setting.
The ICMS also offers training, simulation exercises and field visits, not only as part of the curriculum but as practical exercises for a range of different governmental and non-governmental organisations and initiatives. The specialized nature of the ICMS extends to its purpose built grounds, computer facilities, and online learning experiences to inspire students to forward themselves and the subject.
Students are engaged in intensive fieldwork, case studies and independent research. ICMS equips its students with the necessary
skills to pursue further scholarly research and practically apply the knowledge gained in class within their future careers.
ICMS strives to achieve excellence and be a world-class education provider. The modules relating to MA Crisis Management are designed in such a way to help to shape the intellectual, moral, and crisis management leadership necessary for meeting both natural disaster and human made global challenges.
The modules in the MA Counseling Psychology course related to Counseling Psychology, aim to help practitioners improve well-being alleviate distress, to resolve crisis and increase capacity. The course pays particular attention to emotional, social, education, development and organizational concerns.
To provide a platform for the pursuit of scholarly and practical inquiry in a challenging and stimulating program which supports academic excellence in a new and important field of academic discourse.
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Message from Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Balananda Sharma
To prospective students and other visitors to our site, I warmly welcome you and hope you will find learning about the program here at the Institute of Crisis Management Studies a fulfilling experience. Tribhuvan University has a strong history of excellence; we are now continuing this tradition in a new and much needed context at the Institute of Crisis Management Studies (ICMS).
To current students, our staff is dedicated to helping you fulfill your academic potential, as are the rich array of resources we have to offer. Not only will you be a student here at the institute, but after completion of your two years with us, you will become an ICMS alumnus, which we hope will be a lifelong partnership. Graduating from ICMS will offer a unique opportunity to play a significant role in the practical and academic needs of not only our own nation, but globally as well.
I invite you to read on and explore the opportunities we can offer you.
Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Balananda Sharma
Resources & Services:
Institute of crisis Management Studies (ICMS) provides various resources and services to help students make the most of their studies and enhance their learning experience.
ICMS provides an IT lab equipped with computers, scanners, photocopiers, audio visual aids and high speed Internet access in order to help students to fulfill their potential.
The ICMS library will aid students in their research by providing a range of different textbooks, reference books, articles and journals from a wide variety of reputed publications.
Innovative Learning Experience:
ICMS provides a feature called virtual classroom, where students will have the opportunity to virtually interact and listen to nationally and internationally renown dignitaries through a Direct Video Conference (DVC).
The Institute houses a well-designed auditorium for various presentations, role plays, workshops, simulation exercises and many other creative activities which facilitate the process of knowledge sharing.
Campus and Surroundings:
The Institute’s purpose-built premises provide comfortable, earthquake-resistant lecture theatres set amongst landscaped gardens
and green space – creating an idyllic space for learning.
For Masters in Counseling Psychology:
Candidates seeking admissions in Counseling Psychology must have passed Bachelor's Degree in the following subjects with at least Second division.
1. BA degree with major in psycholog OR,
2. Bachelor in Social Work (BSW) OR,
3. Any Bachelor’s degree in Science (BSc) OR,
4. Bachelor in Education OR,
5. Master of Arts in Sociology/ Anthropology OR,
6. Any Masters and 6 months training in Psychology OR,
7. Nursing/MBBS/BHP/Health Management/Any health or medicine degree OR,
8. BBA/BIM etc. ( Management degree with psychology, OB) OR,
9. Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology OR,
10. Any other academic bachelor degree other than other degree eg BBS **
** Note: Such students must have at least 3 credits or 100 marks course in General Psychology, (core psychology course).
For MA in Crisis Management Studies
Completion of Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from recognized university. Minimum of second division in aggregate or 2.0 on scale of 4.0. Entrance exam will be conducted for the placement by ICMS.
For Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA) program:
The candidates seeking admission in BCA program must have:
Total fee after discount
Masters of Arts in Crisis Management Studies
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology
Bachelor of Computer Applications
Fee should be deposit by semester before semester starts.