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.
The School of Business and Technology at Thames is for future leaders and managers. It is a school for students with an entrepreneurial spirit.
The School of Social Sciences at Thames promotes the social sciences and arts in Nepal. We empower students who want to change the status quo by giving them the knowledge and tools they need to lead the change.
Thames is a wonderful platform for students who are looking to learn new skills and adapt to the real world. One of the things that I admire most of Thames is the student life that helped me balance my life as a student and as a professional. The student-centric environment at Thames helped me start a student magazine, the Yearbook, and conduct many events and activities that helped me grow as a professional. Some of the faculty members at Thames are top-notch who are close to me as mentors and as friends and the level of support that I received from them was admirable for a raw individual I was just when I joined Thames. I believe Thames has prepared us to become a socially responsible citizen which also allowed me to start a social enterprise named Canopy Nepal to work in education for underprivileged children and to promote interactive learning in schools. Some of the courses and workshops that I was exposed to completely changed me as a person and the way I think and perceive things to which I am thankful even today.
Thames has been creating opportunities for learning beyond regular classroom. Being an athlete at Thames College has shaped my college experience in ways I never expected, and I am incredibly thankful for this learning experience. Initially, I faced some challenges in balancing my academics and athletic career however, the unique learning environment at Thames has guided me to take both my academics and athletic career hand in hand. Being able to play sports both in and out of college has been a voice to a socially awkward person like me. Looking back at the highlights of my college life, I was able to form a women’s basketball team at college and we were able to win several basketball tournaments. I was continuously challenged to play hard, work in a team, and always strive towards growth. If you want to come to a college where you will grow exponentially as an individual, as a student, as a leader, and as an athlete (and yes, you can do it all), then Thames is entirely worth your consideration.
Thames has a distinct academic curriculum unlike other institutions in Kathmandu. The institution not only focuses on academia, but also provides exploratory subjects consisting of drama, art, foreign language, technology, field trips et al. Therefore, apart from academics, I have a rich variety of related arts offerings to choose from. My involvement in the theatre club and the college magazine editorial team has prepared me to work as a team whereby I can foster my creativity and take in interesting perspectives. It has also helped me build my communication skills for my journalism major and apply that knowledge to future endeavors. The other exploratory opportunity that I got here is my trip to France for an intercultural experience. We visited Montpellier and Paris where we were enrolled in french class. It was interesting to see and be a part of the culture which gave me a new perspective.
Having taken a gap year, I was nervous about starting my undergrad in Nepal because I was doubtful of the colleges here. After studying A-Levels, I had gotten used to this flexibility of sorts when it came to education and extracurriculars. And Thames offered me a similar academic environment with a course of international standards that gave me the space to grow and adapt at my own pace. All of my teachers and the management itself have been extremely supportive, engaging, and eager to provide any assistance. I also became the coordinator of the Kriye Team during the first semester and got involved in organizing different events such as the Christmas Bazaar and Rose Day with a lot of help from my team members, who are now also some of my closest friends. The college has been doing its best to promote a lot of social causes and inspire students to learn new skills by hosting various workshops. After a semester at Thames, I realize that my potential and interests have been recognized and taken into consideration; I know that I will most certainly experience and enjoy all that the institution has to offer.
Co-Founder I Astitwa Nepal
Board of Directors I Danfe Works Enterprises Nepal
Country Team Committee I Fashion Revolution Nepal
Content Creator I Timro Concept Store I Timro Academy I Timro Expeditions
If I had a chance, I would relive "Thames Life"! Be it the academic service, be it the faculty and the platform that the Thames provided in three years' time, I was gearing up to venture into the professional world.
Thames provides a platform for students to come and start up programs that spark their interest. Whether it is managing a student club, bringing in co-curricular, extracurricular activities, recreational programs, or initiating a social project, the Office of Student Affairs ensures that students’ ideas are met with consideration.