Bachelor of Mountaineering Studies (BMS)​ - Tribhuvan University


Tribhuvan University

Management

4 year(s)


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Nepal Mountain Academy (affiliated to Tribhuvan University and run by the Govt of Nepal, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation) 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.

Objective:

Bachelor of Mountaineering Studies (BMS) program aims to prepare graduates who will poses a set of internationally standardized skills, attributes, and values that via foundation courses management, mountaineering and tourism core courses, elective and project works representing both sectors of management, mountain tourism and mountaineering.



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Admission criteria

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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:

  • Certificates and testimonials of all examinations passed
  • Equivalency,Transfer and Character Certificates
  • Two recent passport size photographs
  • Must have secured 40% marks in CMAT conducted by T.U.

ADMISSION TEST

The applicants will be required to sit for an admission test designed to judge their ability and aptitude for the program in the following areas:

  • I.Q.Test
  • Aptitude Test
  • General Knowledge
  • English Language
  • Group Discussion
  • Personal Interview

Salient features

Teaching Methods

  • Lecture and interactions
  • Individual and group presentation
  • Case studies, text, audio and visual
  • Project works and field trips
  • Review work, Books/Journals
  • Guest lectures
  • Practical demonstrations of village studies, rock climbing, trekkings, peak climbing and mountaineering

  • Eligibility

    Eligibility for Admission in BMS

    The candidate applying for admissions to the BMS program must have:

    Successfully completed +2 or equivalent examination in any academic stream with a minimum of 45% aggregate marks from a Higher Secondary Education Board or any other board recognized by Tribhuvan University with English as a compulsory subject. Also the candidate should be physically sound.


    Curricular structure

    The first semester courses are more concentrated on foundation courses, which will followed by more advanced courses in the second, third and forth semesters. It is an intensive program extending over a period of 4 years consisting of 8 semesters and comprising 129 credit hours, which also offers opportunities to pursue master degree in adventure tourism, management studies, social sciences and tourism and hospitality studies.

    This course intends to develop professional human resource of mountain environment, mountain tourism, mountain resource management and mountaineering with a broad range of professional skills of climbing, guiding, safety, security, rescue, and providing quality service. The course also offers areas of specialization that enables student to be more acquainted with the emerging trends of tourism industry.

    The students will get theoretical knowledge of European Alps, Rocky Mountains (North America), Andes Mountains (South America), Snowy Mountains (Australia), Atlas Mountains (Africa) and Hindukush Himalayas (Asia), Himalayan heritage, conservation of biodiversity, geology, geography, climate change, Sociology and anthropology of mountain, tourism in Nepal, tourism policy and planning, mountain tourism and environment, mountaineering, international mountains, trekking peak climbing management, safety and security operation, mountaineering planning, sustainable mountain tourism, sustainable mountain development, intercultural adaptation,Nepalese society and culture, cross-cultural tourism behavior, intercultural communication, mountain resource management, human resource management, tourism marketing, account, finance, Business communication, e-tourism, customer service management, operational management, entrepreneurship, economics of tourism, foreign language, research methodology, safety and security, risk, crisis and disaster management, rescue system, conflict management and a detail theoretical, technical and practical knowledge about mountaineering, thesis writing, etc. will be also studied by the students of this stream.

    FIRST SEMESTER

    FIFTH SEMESTER

    Principles of Management

    3

    French Language-I

    3

    E-Tourism

    3

    Mountain Environment and Tourism

    3

    Business Statistics and Mathematics

    3

    Safety and Security Operation

    3

    English

    3

    Entrepreneurship

    3

    Himalayan Heritage

    3

    Mountaineering: Fundamentals of Climbing

    3

    Practical Training Trip - 1 (PTT-1)

    Rock Climbing for a week days with report

    1

    SIXTH SEMESTER

    Tourism Policy and Planning

    3

    SECOND SEMESTER

    French Language-II

    3

    Fundamentals of Financial Management

    3

    Tourism Law

    3

    Anthropology and Sociology of Mountaineering

    3

    Conflict Management

    3

    Business Communication

    3

    Mountaineering Planning

    3

    Geography of Nepal Himalaya

    3

    Human Resource Management

    3

    Tourism in Nepal

    3

    Practical Training Trip - 2 (PTT-2)

    SEVENTH SEMESTER

    Cultural Tour for a week with report

    1

    Practical Training Trip - 5 (PTT-5)

    Mountain Climbing 6000m (45 days) with reporting

    6

    THIRD SEMESTER

    Mountaineering : International Mountains

    3

    Management Accounting

    3

    Mountain ResourceManagement

    3

    Cross Cultural Behavior in Tourism

    3

    High Altitude Hospitality (Elective-I)

    3

    Himalayan Climate and ClimateChange

    3

    Research Methodology

    3

    EIGHTH SEMESTER

    Trekking and Peak Climbing Operation

    3

    Practical Training Trip - 6 (PTT-6)

    Practical Training Trip - 3 (PTT-3)

    Mountain Climbing (7000m, 45 days) with reporting

    6

    Trekking Trip up to Base Camp (up to 10 days)

    1

    Service Quality Management (Elective-II)

    3

    Thesis

    6

    FOURTH SEMESTER

    Tourism and Hospitality Marketing

    3

    Biodiversity, Conservation and Mountain Tourism

    3

    Nepalese Societyand Culture

    3

    Economics of Tourism

    3

    Himalayan Geology

    3

    Practical Training Trip - 4 (PTT-4)

    Trekking Peak Climbing for 2 weeks with reporting

    successful climbing weight age 50%, trip reflection report 50%

    3