IST Secondary School

Gyaneshwor, Kathmandu
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International School of Tourism and Hotel Management (IST) was established in the year 2009 with an objective to produce world class human resources to cater to the overwhelming need of the hospitality industry by offering various academic degrees and training packages as per the international standard.

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  • Day Scholars

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Salient Features

  • Spacious Classroom
  • PMS Lab
  • Well-designed Demo Restaurant & Bar
  • Fully equipped Practical Kitchen 
  • Training Reception
  • Practical Bar
  • Resourceful Library
  • Computer Lab with easy access to Internet 
  • Mock-up rooms with Necessary Amenities 
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Conference Hall 
  • Locker Facilities
  • Indoor and Outdoor Games 
  • Cafeteria 
  • Transportation Facilities 

Admission Guidelines

Eligibility Criteria for +2 Management Diploma in Hotel / Tourism Management

  • Students who have successfully completed a Secondary Education Examination(SEE), 'O' Level or equivalent are eligible to enroll into this program

Step 1 – College Visit

  • Our dedicated team is always ready to offer a counseling to provide in-depth information about us. We will provide overall information about the course structure, course perspective, fee structure, property visit, internship facility, opportunity after the completion of the course and other facilities.

Step 2 – Form Submission

After the counseling if the student wants to pursue the course the following is required:

  • Completed and signed enrollment application form
  • A copy of Curriculum Vitae/Resume including special interests and activities
  • A Copy of Citizenship
  • 3 recent Passport size photos
  • A Copy of SEE Mark sheet
  • A Copy of School Leaving/Transfer Certificate
  • A Copy of Character Certificate – SEE
  • A Copy of +2 Transcript
  • One Motivational Essay regarding your choice to study Hotel Management at IST.

Step 3 – Entrance Examination

  • There will be a written examination of 1.5 hours.
  • There will be a psychometric test to check the competency level of the candidate. 

Step 4 - Personal Interview

  • Candidate who passes the written examination will have to go through one on one Personal Interview

Step 5 – Selection for Admission

  • Selected student will be issued with an Enrollment Slip.
  • During the admission time student will also be given Commitment Letter regarding the Code and Conduct of IST which needs to signed and returned during admission.
  • The student will get admitted once the required fee cleared.
  • Orientation and class commencement date will be announced accordingly.

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International School of Tourism and Hotel Management (IST College)
International School of Tourism and Hotel Management (IST College)
  • Gyaneshwor, Opposite to German Embassy, Kathmandu

About Us

IST Secondary School aims at developing practical, managerial, and excellent communication skills by providing each individual student with the know-how for a successful career in the hospitality industry. It is a center for excellence in hospitality education providing an enterprising and stimulating environment in which students can learn and develop their full potential. The structure of the academic program achieves this by combining management theory with practical experiences ensuring an international approach to teaching.

IST Secondary School provides a 10+2 Management Diploma in Hotel / Tourism Management program. The student will get double benefit by joining the course as they will get +2 in Management with specialization in Hotel or Tourism Management and also a Diploma in Hotel or Tourism Management from Tourismusschulen Salzburg, Austria (TSS) giving them the degrees after two years.


  1. To enhance students’ critical thinking and develop their basic analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  2. To offer a comprehensive study of the departments and functions of hospitality outlets including instruction of basic operating principles and concepts.
  3. To provide students with a broad understanding of the fundamental principles and theories of the basic areas of business relating to the fundamentals of management within the hospitality industry.
  4. To provide the skills necessary for entry level positions in all types in the travel, tourism and hotel management fields.
  5. To provide a solid academic, technical and intellectual background that will enable students to pursue higher studies in Hotel / Tourism Management or other related fields.


To be a center for excellence in hospitality education in Nepal providing an enterprising and stimulating environment in which students can learn and develop their full potential.


  • Produce the world class human resource to cater to the overwhelming need of the hospitality industries by offering various academic degrees by providing an educational environment that emphasizes critical thinking and decision making, reflection and creativity.
  • Cultivate and nurture a learning environment that fosters an ethical, respectful, and culturally competent approach to customer service and with other hospitality partners. Respond to community needs through a variety of means, including collaboration with organizations and businesses.
  • Develop practical, managerial and excellent communication skills by providing each individual student with the know how of a successful career in hospitality industry.


To achieve its vision and mission by combining management theory with practical experiences in the field of tourism and hospitality ensuring an international teaching approach.

Message from the Principal

Samjhana Basnyat

Dear Prospective Students, Parents and Guardians,

It is my great pleasure to welcome you all to IST Secondary School which is under the banner of International School of Tourism and Hotel Management (IST College) which has become a trusted name in the hospitality education since 2004. At IST we believe in hands on education system with utmost focus on quality.

The team IST is always focused on overall development of the students so that they have edge over others and can fit into any kind of challenging environment. The vision of the institution is to develop ethical, sound and competent human resources in the field of Hospitality Industry as this industry is the future of Nepal.

Besides the fulfillment of the prescribed course IST offers much more practical exposure to the students including the customized internship before they can earn their 10+2 Degree. This arrangement will help you earn an experience in the hotels and will make it possible for you to get an entry position in the industry.

The team IST would like to assure you that our culture is to support young students like you into all and groom you into well disciplined professionals in your respective field. For this college management is completely committed towards providing a conductive learning environment which will cultivate young minds like yours to become highly motivated individuals.

Let’s work together for your bright future!!

Samjhana Basnyat

Message from the CEO

Narendra Bajracharya

Welcome to International School of Tourism and Hotel Management (IST), one of the best schools in the field of tourism and hotel management.

To be successful manager, one must possess sound academic knowledge and practical experience in every aspect of running an organization. Knowledge and a broad scope of skills ranging from language competency to business and marketing skills have become prerequisites for a successful hospitality career. In order to be successful in facing these new and ever-changing challenges, every individual needs to become exceptionally dynamic and competent in the respective field.

If you are keen in becoming a part of this booming industry and are looking forward to opting this challenging career in the world of hospitality and tourism, IST offers exactly the one you need to fulfill your career dreams-an excellent, high quality hospitality education that provides you with essential skills and practical experiences upon which you can build on your career!

IST offers an amazing educational package to provide international degree in both economic mode and fast track. At the same time, you will have many options to get international degree from any of the stipulated Universities located in Austria, UK, Switzerland, Singapore, Thailand, Australia and USA.

Joining IST also means starting your international career in hospitality industry enjoying an exceptionally rewarding and friendly working environment.

I would like to extend my best wishes to all those who wish to be a part of this exciting career.

Narendra Bajracharya

Message from the Director

Tej Bahadur Dhakal

Dear Prospective Parents and Students,

First of all I would like to extend my best wishes to all SEE appeared students for the colorful and outstanding result.

By the time we graduate from the high school, most of us have spent more than 14500 hours in the class room. Along the way, we learnt several million facts ranging from literature to mathematics, history and geography. But, after high school, we need to focus on professional education that shapes our future career. 

Hence, I would like to invite all prospective students to join IST Higher Secondary School for your Plus Two education in the area of hospitality management.  IST Secondary School offers the only hotel management degree after SEE in Nepal.

I strongly believe that parents are the primary educators of their children and the most significant variable affecting student achievement. Therefore, I would like to invite our prospective parents to visit our college and be assured on our facility and other strengths.  Once again, I thank you for your interest in IST.  

Thank you.  

Tej Bahadur Dhakal