Bachelor of Mountaineering Studies (BMS)

2017: The Year of Adventure Tourism Education in Nepal

From this year, MoCTCA, Nepal Mountain Academy (NMA) is going to launch a very new academic program i. e. Bachelor of Mountaineering Studies (four years and eight semesters ) affiliated with Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University, Nepal .Therefore, credit goes to T.U. This is one of the biggest achievements of Govt.of Nepal ,Ministry of Tourism and NMA.Obviously this is new academic innovation of T.U..Education is for all (including foreign students) .

For the first time in the history of tourism education in Nepal I designed the course of tourism and taught at the Central Department of Culture, T.U in 1993 and this was the landmark in the history of tourism education in Nepal.

Recently Nepal Mountain Acamedy designed the courses of Bachelor of Mountaineering Studies(4yrs) and Master in Adventure Tourism Studies(two years four semesters) under my leadership with the help of eminent professors of management,social sciences,pure sciences,medicine and the eminent

International Mountain Guides of Nepal.Making such type of syllabus was a kind of hard adventurous task. Finally i did it with the help of many different technical experts, researchers and professors of different disciplines.

I was always inspired and encouraged by the authorities and personnel of NMA.The syllabus was prapered on the basis of praxis and prognosis( Aristotalian thought based on application and theory) including Tourism Education Future Initiative ( TEFI ) John Tribe's model i.e. TF1 and TF2 model. This reveals that this study is based on multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, extradisciplinary and postdisciplinary approaches.

All the best to NMA.This is academic dissimination in the arena of academia.Thank you for cooperating me in designing the curriculum.

 

Prof. Dr. Ramesh Raj Kunwar

Former Dean, T. U.
Former Dean, Nepalese Military Academy

Academic Coordinator, Syllabus Development to Nepal Mountain Academy

Academic Advisor to Nepal Mountain Academy

 

Bachelor Program in

Mountaineering Studies

About the Program

In Nepal, a substantive number of students are going abroad for higher education seeking better quality and relevance. This new program has been designed to minimize the trend of migration of youths and develop professional and technical expertise within the country itself.

The curricula of the Bachelor in Mountaineering Studies (BMS) program have been academically designed by leading professors of different disciplines and faculties based on the wisdom of the past (history of mountain tourism and mountaineering) with an eye for the future. The academy envisions to run Master Program in Adventure Tourism Studies. The required curricula designing and approach to the concerned universities have been in the pipeline. The bachelor program aims to prepare graduates who will possess a set of skills, attributes, and values that will equip them to become constructive and contributing leaders in an increasingly globalized field of mountain and mountaineering tourism.

The syllabus for BMS and MATS have been developed by following international standards in a way to cater the needs of rapidly developing tourism and hospitality industry in the globe and in Nepal as well. It comprises of foundation courses of management studies, mountaineering and tourism core courses, elective and project works culminating in thesis writing representing both sectors of management, mountain tourism and mountaineering.

This academic program primarily follows the three pronged approaches: professional, vocational, and entrepreneurial with an aptitude for life long learning mountain education. The program tries to develop core competencies, subject specific, interdisciplinary, and methodological competencies that comprise with practical and applied competencies (phronesis and praxis). The entire studies focuses on inculcating Ethics, Stewardship, Knowledge, Professionalism and Mutuality between the Stakeholders (TEFI).

 

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

 

Admission Procedures 

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

 

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION

The candidates applying for admission to the BMS program must have:

Successfully completed 10+2 or equivalent examination in any academic stream with a minimum of 45% aggregate marks from a Secondary Education Board or any other board recognized by Tribhuvan University with English as a compulsory subject.

 

Reasons to Join NMA

Your gateway to international recognition!

Our dedication to students’ success and a dynamic learning environment prepare you to be a positive force in a changing world. The academic experience at NMA will challenge your mind and bring your dreams to life. Our diverse array of educational and academic programs allow you the flexibility to explore your interests and find a course of study that suits your unique strengths.

 

Services and Facilities

COMPUTER LABORATORY

There will be a well equipped computer lab with 65 latest branded computers with LCD monitors. Each computer will be accessed by networks and unlimited internet facility will be available on all weekdays.

SPORTS

Indoor and outdoor sports activities will be arranged as required.

SEMINAR/ MEETING HALL

The academy will furnish a seminar hall of the capacity of 150 persons fully equipped with audio and visual equipments. The hall will be well-carpeted, well-decorated with comfortable and luxurious furniture. The hall will be equipped by stereo sound system, computer and multimedia facilities.

LIBRARY

Library facility at the academy will be highly valuable asset for higher studies. The academy will have a well-resourced library section with peaceful study environment. The library will comprise 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 and number of users will be added in the library.

 

Fee Structure

For Nepali Nationals.

S.No

Particular

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

Fifth Semester

Sixth Semester

Seventh
Semester

Eighth Semester

1

Admission & Registration

10,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Security Deposit

5,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Examination Charge (BMS)

15,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Library charge

5,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Tuition Fee (Includes expenses of practical and T.U. annual service charge

65,000/-

75,000/-

75,000/-

75,000/-

75,000/-

75,000/-

75,000/-

50,000/-

 

Total

1,00,000/-

75,000/-

75,000/-

75,000/-

75,000/-

75,000/-

75,000/-

50,000/-

Grand Total

Nrs.6,00,000/-

  
All amounts are in Nepalese rupees. The above mentioned course fees are subject to change

  • The first installment of Rs. 1,00,000/- should be paid at the time of admission
  • All other installments should be paid within twenty one days of each semester commencement. (Failing which a late fee of Rs. 10/- per day will be charged till four weeks)
  • Students failing to pay the fee within the grace period of 4 weeks will not be allowed to seat in the class.
  • All applicable examination fees, to be determined by Tribhuvan University, must be paid before each semester examination.


 SAARC Nationals

S.No

Particular

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

Fifth Semester

Sixth Semester

Seventh
Semester

Eighth Semester

1

Admission & Registration

70,000 /-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Security Deposit

25,000-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Examination Charge (BMS)

20,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Library charge

10,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Tuition Fee (Includes expenses of practical and T.U. annual service charge

80,000/-

85,000/-

85,000/-

85,000/-

85,000/-

85,000/-

85,000/-

8,5000/-

 

Total

205,000/-

85,000/-

85,000/-

85,000/-

85,000/-

85,000/-

85,000/-

85,000/-

Grand Total

Nrs.8,00,000/-

All amounts are in Nepalese rupees. The above mentioned course fees are subject to change

  • The first installment of Rs. 205,000/- should be paid at the time of admission
  • All other installments should be paid within twenty one days of each semester commencement. (Failing which a late fee of Rs. 100/- per day will be charged till four weeks)
  • Students failing to pay the fee within the grace period of 4 weeks will not be allowed to seat in the class.
  • All applicable examination fees, to be determined by Tribhuvan University, must be paid before each semester examination.

 

 

Foreign Nationals (Outside SAARC)

S.No

Particular

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

Fifth Semester

Sixth Semester

Seventh
Semester

Eighth Semester

1

Admission & Registration

85,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Security Deposit

30,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Examination Charge (BMS)

25,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Library charge

15,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Tuition Fee (Includes expenses of practical and T.U. annual service charge

95,000/-

100,000/-

100,000/-

150,000/-

150,000/-

150,000/-

150,000/-

150,000/-

 

Total

250,000/-

100,000/-

100,000/-

150,000/-

150,000/-

150,000/-

150,000/-

150,000/-

Grand Total

Nrs.1,200,000/-

 All amounts are in Nepalese rupees. The above mentioned course fees are subject to change

  • The first installment of Rs. 250,000/- should be paid at the time of admission
  • All other installments should be paid within twenty one days of each semester commencement. (Failing which a late fee of Rs. 100/- per day will be charged till four weeks)
  • Students failing to pay the fee within the grace period of 4 weeks will not be allowed to seat in the class.
  • All applicable examination fees, to be determined by Tribhuvan University, must be paid before each semester examination.

 

 

Field Expenses

As far as the practical courses are concerned , students should bear the cost of  outdoor activities upto 4th semester by themselves and the remaining expedition cost from 5th to 8th semester will be covered by the academy.

 

Health Criteria

  • Medical report: Medical report should be submitted to the college administration from the recommended medical institution during the admission process and at periodic health certificate at the beginning of every semester.
  • Life-Insurance: Life-Insurance credentials for the out-door activities should be insured from the A-Grade certified insurance company registered under National Insurance Committee should be submitted during the admission process.

 

Note: Incase of accidents and injuries inflicted upon the students, the academy will provide first aid treatment as available at the academy. And sport events, cultural function etc. shall be calculated and collected on a pro-rata basis from the students at the time of event.