Located in the heart of the city precinct Baneshwor, a cultural melting point of communities from all over the country, Thames International College is a premier academic institution offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate level programs. The college comprises of two schools, School of Business and Technology and School of Social Sciences.
School of Business and Technology currently provides Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Business Management (BBM), Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) and Bachelor of Information Management (BIM), Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA), School of Social Sciences offers BA courses which includes Bachelor of Social Work(BSW), Bachelor of Rural Development(BRD), Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication(BJM), Bachelor of Sociology(BSO) and Bachelor of Psychology(BPsy).
All the programs of Thames College lead to a degree from Nepal's oldest and most reputed Tribhuvan University.
Thames International College has been accredited and acknowledged with some prestigious academic awards:
Thames International College ensures world class education that transforms students into independent, co-operative, competent and socially responsible citizens who value education as a lifelong process.
Thames International College takes a liberal approach to education, introducing a learning that empowers students as individual and prepares them to deal with the complexity, diversity and change in the modern world.
In any of its academic programs, students can gain broad knowledge as well as in-depth study in the specific area of interest. Students will always be encouraged to question, challenge, critically reflect, discuss and comment on the concepts and structures which frame the current practices.
A cultural melting pot of communities from all over the country, the college caters to the students from all corners of Nepal.
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Message from Mr. Rajendra Man Sherchan
Thames is more than just a place where you come to study for your degree. It is a community of students and faculty from diverse background coming together with a common belief that learning is a lifelong process. On one hand, you will always find being pushed to take responsibility of your own learning while on the other hand you will be encouraged to question, challenge and critically reflect both in and outside the classroom.
Through our integrated Liberal Arts Programs, you will have many opportunities to learn about the wider world, while you continue to develop the expertise in the area of your own interest. You will be offered Community Service opportunities to develop understanding of the contemporary social issues both at global and local level.
I look forward to working together with you as we strive to raise the benchmark of higher education in Nepal.
Students will have an opportunity to participate in an Induction Seminar which is designed to make your transition into college smooth and more enjoyable. Students will be introduced to college administration, faculty, philosophy, policies, resources and opportunities for student engagement.
Through active participation in the First year Seminar Courses, students will be prepared to take responsibility of their own learning for the rest of their college life and beyond. First Year Seminar courses offered to make one a lifelong learner are:
Students will be assigned an Academic Advisor in their first year to ensure that they have access to information and services that will help them succeed in the college. Academic advisors will meet students in regular intervals and help them create personalized success plans to achieve their academic goals.
Student Council of Thames International College provides an integrated experience for students across the campus and offers a variety of clubs and organizations to enrich their college life experience. Students will also have the ability to enhance their academic program through representation in Student Council.
Currently, there are four student clubs:
Social responsibility is an integral part of the college's core values. Students will be provided with many Community Service opportunities including volunteering in social organizations, fundraising campaigns, rural camps and awareness campaign on various social issues.
As part of the cultural exchange program, students will have opportunity to travel to different parts of the world. Every year, Thames students participate in International Students' Meet at Rourkela, Orissa and Jeunes Du Monde at Toulouse, France. As a part of the Chinese language class, students also have an opportunity to travel to China.
Thames Inter College Cricket Tournament is one of the biggest and the most successful college level sporting event in the country. Every year more than 20 college teams from around the country participate in the event.
The Office of Student Affairs offers students many opportunities to learn and explore new things that otherwise cannot be learnt in the academic courses. The courses offered in the past include, Patan 101: The Heritage Walk, Creating that Perfect Presentation, I can Speak, Critical Thinking for Global Challenges, Creating a Business Plan, Thinkshop for lifelong learners and many more.
Learning foreign language will sensitize students to the world cultures and at the same time make them aware of culture. The Office of Student Affairs, in collaboration with its partner institutions, offers French and Chinese languages.
The college's classrooms are designed to meet the requirements of both the course and the faculty. Classrooms are audio-visual equipped with access to high-speed internet. All the classrooms are furnished with comfortable chairs and desks and are suitable for adult students.
Besides classrooms, the college has 4 meeting rooms and 2 group study rooms to facilitate small class sizes. These rooms are used for tutorial classes and group works.
David J. Rusk Library has the most comfortable setting in the campus. With more than 6,000 titles, the library is fully catalogued and automated. Students can also remotely access the library from home. International newspapers and periodicals including International Herald Tribune, Harvard Business Review and The Economist are also available in the library. Recently, the library has also launched an online digital repository to share electronic data online and to promote the culture of research.
David J. Rusk Library offers dedicated space for laptop use, group work, as well as a silent study area for Independent learning, The Group Study Room in the library is available for collaborative activities such as presentation preparation.
The library is open for users 9 hours a day 7 am -5 pm, Sunday to Friday. The library is operated by 2 dedicated trained librarians and 2 student employees under the leadership of Head of Library Services.
The college's internet stations are also housed at the David J. Rusk Library. All the PCs are networked, run Microsoft Office and provide high speed internet access and other networked resources.
The IT Centre is a state-of-the-art computing facility equipped with more than 30 open access work stations. The IT Centre is open 6 days a week from 7 am — 5 pm and is operated by a dedicated staff under the supervision of Head of IT Services. The Internet Station in the library is also operated by the IT Centre.
A student lounge situated at the terrace is open for students for gathering, working in groups, studying and for relaxing between the scheduled classes. This comfortable space is equipped with comfortable furniture, background music, popular magazines and newspapers.
The campus is fully Wi-Fi enabled. Students can access high speed Internet of 8 Mbps from all corners of the campus, be it cafeteria, classrooms, library or the parking lot.
The college has a designated parking lot that can accommodate more than 200 motor bikes and scooters at any point of time.
Cafeteria offers a wide selection of dishes. The menu changes every day and caters for a variety of diets. Open from early in the morning until late in the afternoon, the cafeteria is a popular choice for meals and as a meeting point for students. The cafeteria also houses a drinking water refill station. Water goes through multiple filtration processes including "Reverse Osmosis" before it reaches the refill station.
Thames International College seeks bright, capable and motivated students, who are ready to take advantage of the best education that the college offers.
As a highly selective institution, the college strives to develop the complete picture of all applicants and what they bring to the college. While the applicant's academic performance is the fact considered heavily in the admission process, application, interview, group discussions and entrance tests are also conducted to judge the applicant better.
Applicant should have completed at least 12 years of schooling.
Applicant should have achieved an average minimum of Second Division in the Intermediate level. Check with our admission team if your grades meet the minimum requirement.
Get the application form. The application form is available at the Front Desk of the College. Thenprospectus and application form can be downloaded from the college website.
Submit the completed application form to the Office of Admissions along with application fee of Rs. 1000.00 and required documents mentioned in the form.
While there are no set deadlines for application, the Office of Admission may refuse to accept the application, if the seats for the program are already filled.
When application form is submitted, students must make sure they book a date for the Thames Aptitude Test (TAT) and the group discussion. TAT will be conducted every week, throughout the admission season.
The Thames International College offers scholarships to students requiring financial aid. Scholarships are awarded based on need, merit, and students’ performances.
Chairman’s Merit Scholarship Award
The Chairman’s Merit Scholarship is a comprehensive award granted to outstanding students enrolled in one of the undergraduate programs offered at Thames. The scholarship is renewable throughout the program.
The Thames Need-Based Scholarship Award
The Thames Need Based Scholarship Award is granted by the college to applicants who are academically strong and require financial assistance.
Tribhuvan University Need Based Scholarship for Government School Students:
TU Need Based Scholarship is awarded to students in need of financial assistance and covers 50% of the fee. Applicants must have completed their 10th or 12th grade in a government school to be eligible for this scholarship.