IST College

Kathmandu, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Gyaneshwor (opp German Embassy)

Dear Prospective Parents and Students,

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

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Mr. Narendra Bajracharya

Gyaneshwor (opp German Embassy) , Kathmandu


About College

International School of Tourism and Hotel Management (IST) was established in the year 2004 with an aim to provide the internationally recognized hospitality education. IST has been offering various courses from National Examination Board (NEB) 10+2 Level to a European Bachelor in Hospitality Management (Hons.) which is a 3 years degree. The courses offered are approved by Ministry of Education of Nepal Government. 

It is the first hotel management college in Nepal to receive a QAA Certification from UGC which is the quality accreditation body of Nepal Government.The courses are designed to provide customized and fast track options to students with maximum flexibility and opportunity for progression either for further studies or for career in hospitality industry. The successful graduate can pursue Master’s Degree in Nepal or in countries like Austria, Australia, UK, USA and many more.

IST is also a suffix, which means a person with deep knowledge, practical exposure and appropriate attitude in the particular field. Hence, IST aims to add “ist” to its students and prepares professional to become leading managers in various hospitality outlets. So in this quest IST aims at developing practical, ethical and excellent communication skills of the student by providing each of them with the pathway for a successful career. Emphasis is given not only on the academic knowhow but also on the personality development of the student. Therefore the outcome is special due to the holistic approach by providing maximum practical classes and internship opportunity. This will support the students to understand the industry in better way. 

At IST, apart from the specified course the students learn about the basic life skills such as positive attitude, impeccable grooming, and open mindedness. These vital components have a long lasting effect on young professional’s mind and behavior. The view that skills could be learnt at any juncture of life but positive attitude is extremely important is well developed among all IST graduates. 

The infrastructure of this institution meets the requirement of the course. Facilities like Spacious Classrooms, PMS Lab, Well-designed Demo Restaurant and Bar, Fully equipped Practical Kitchen, Training Reception, Practical Bar, Resourceful Library, Internet accessed Computer Lab , Mock-up rooms, Multipurpose Hall, Indore Cafeteria and Transportation are available.

The team IST is always committed to provide a conducive environment for the learners because it will nurture and develop young minds into capable and highly motivated human resources – which is the need of the industry. The faculties are always working towards creating an opportunity for the students to capitalize their full potential, bringing the best out of them and to prepare them not only to face the challenges in life but also to excel in any sector.  Hard work, perseverance, dedication and discipline are the mantras that are being instilled to the students in the regular manner. 

IST not only provides on campus educational facility but also provides an excellent platform for its students through well-crafted internship opportunity in five start deluxe properties in countries like Maldives, China, Dubai, Malaysia, India, Nepal and many more. This international internship provides the students with the overview of the world hospitality trend, the latest innovation and about tradition and culture of different nationality which facilitate them to adjust in any situation. With the focus on academic knowledge, practical know how, disciplinary aspect of the students IST has been able to instill the “service orientation” in the students’ mind which has become the positive feature of IST Graduates who are progressing and leading in many hospitalities related outlets like hotels, airlines, cruise, educational institutions, around the globe.

IST has already conducted its 13th Convocation Ceremony which had been graced by then Rt. Hon’ble Vice President, Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister, Hon’ble Minister for Education, Chief of University Grants Commission and Vice Chancellors of Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu University and Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria.

Apart from regular educational programs, IST has been deeply involved in Corporate Social Responsibility where IST has already organized training programs for Small and Medium Entrepreneurs of the tourism industry of Nepal. It also publishes a tourism educational journal “THE GAZE” which is the first of its kind in Nepal. Likewise, to make its students a responsible citizen IST has been organizing various events such as Blood Donation Program in collaboration with the Blood Bank, event for Orphan Children of Bal Mandir, event for Old Age Home (NisahayaSewaSadan) are just to name a few every year.

Despite of this holistic approach to its quality education, the investment made by students is very affordable in comparison with national and international degrees available in the Nepalese scenario.

Our Courses

Faculty Management
Course Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management
Course Duration 3 Years
Course Fees NRs.575000/-
Course Description
The Bachelor Program in Travel and Tourism Management (BTTM) requires the students to cover 120 SWS Credit Hours and 180 ECTS including in house practical trainings, field visits to different tourism destinations in the country, project work, presentation and assignments. On the Job Training, Internship or Industrial Exposure and project work.
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Faculty Management
Course Bachelor of Hotel Management
Course Duration 3 Years
Course Fees NRs.715000/-
Course Description
The Bachelor in Hotel Management Program(BHM) requires the students to cover 120 SWS Credit Hours and 180 ECTS including in house practical trainings, occasional banquet services in different hotels in the country, project work, presentation and assignments. On the Job Training, Internship or Industrial Exposure and project work.
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Faculty Management
Course Duration 2 Years
Course Fees NRs.233000/-
Course Description
**Program Overview** This course is a customized course for those students who are aspiring to have a career in hospitality industry. It provides a foundation and clear picture about the industry, its functioning, different departments and overall observation of hospitality sector. With the maximum number of practical and the related theory classes the students can already carve their way to be hospitality professionals. 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 certificate from Tourismusschulen Salzburg, Austria (TSS) giving them added advantage. The aim of 10+2 Management program is to provide a firm knowledge and understanding of the contemporary hospitality and tourism industries. Students enrolled in this program earn 10+2 (Management). The program is also designed to prepare its graduates to assume entry-level positions in hotels, restaurants, travel agencies and other hospitality outlets.
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Meet Our Team

Tej Bahadur Dhakal

(Director )

Samjhana Basnyat

(Principal )

Sanindra Bajracharya

(Manager Academics and Marketing )

Basu Dev Karki

(Manager Administration and Logistics )

Anup Maharjan

(Deputy Manager Front Office )

Sushant Tuladhar

(Deputy Manager Food and Beverage Operation )

Nimesh Ulak

(Deputy Manager Food and Beverage Production )

Vikash Raj Poudel

(Plus Two Coordinator )

Pooja Sapkota

(Deputy Manager Examination and Students Affair )

Umesh Adhikari

(Deputy Manager Accounts )

Saroj Pokharel

(Officer Administration and Logistic )

Smriti Dongol

(Officer Food and Beverage Service )

Ashish Raut

(Officer Food and Beverage Production )

Sanjay Parajuli

(Officer Academics )

Madhav Raj Tripathi

(Junior Officer Examination and Students Affair )

Bishnu Devi Shrestha

(Junior Officer Accounts )

Navaraj Bhatta

(Junior Officer Administration and Logistic )

Bipin Dangol

(Junior Officer Academic and Placement )

Anita Pudasaini Acharya

(Junior Officer Examination and Students Affair )

Shova Shrestha

(Senior Assistant Administration (Librarian) )

Sadikshya Neupane

(Senior Executive Front Desk )

Surendra Maharjan

(Junior Officer Logistic and Accounts )

Anil Pandey

(Junior Assistant Examination and Logistic )

Sahil Bajracharya

(IST Vocational Operational Incharge )

Kabita Dahal

(IST Vocational Receptionist )

Sameer Bhatta

(Barista Instructor )

Biva Maharjan

(Pastry and Bakery Instructor )


We are located opposite German Embassy in Gyaneshwor, Kathmandu. Our College  is served by regular and quick all means of public transport – buses, micro-vans, and tempos.

Bachelor in Hotel Management (BHM)

Bachelor in Travel and Tourism Management (BTTM)

Admission is given on the basis of an Entrance Examination which is mandatory, comprehensive, and has to be cleared or on the basis of SEE grades. A personal interview closely conducted by the College Management is compulsory for all students accompanied by their parents.

Yes, our college offers varied scholarships to students on a need-cum-merit basis.

Some of our co-curricular activities include debating, elocution, essay writing, painting, drama, project, and excursions.

We have indoor games such as table tennis, chess and carom board. We have provision for futsal and basketball facilities too.

Our Library is full of text-books, reference books/encyclopedias, and journals/ newspapers/magazines to keep the students well-informed. We have transportation facility as well.