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Construction of Girls Hostel

As we embark on changing the infrastructure around HMI, we are happy to share the news that the construction of new hostel for girls is in the final phase. We are hopeful that the construction will be completed by the end of this year… The new building is bright and spacious, and is designed with providing ecofriendly lightning and modern amenities for our students. The new hostel will have 12 rooms with attached bathroom and toilet, and has the capacity to accommodate 6 students in each room, and a total of 72 students can be accommodate. This hostel will allow HMI to attract more female students from India and abroad, and will add to the HMI modernization initiative.


Construction of “Chorten” of Late Nawang Gombu

One of the founder member of HMI and a great mountaineer of all time Late Nawang Gombu devoted his entire life towards the mountaineering. He was an Instructor and later became director of field training at HMI and even after his retirement served as an advisor of Institute.He devoted his whole life for the Institute to promote mountaineering in India. His sacrifices and service towards nation and Institute is remarkable without a doubt.Recognizing his immense contribution, the country has honored him with some of the highest civilian awards, i.e Padma Bhushan, Padma Shree, Arjuna Award, and he has won many more international awards, including the Queen Elizabeth Award….
It has now been more then 5 yrs since he passed away, and to remember and honour his service to the Institute HMI is constructing a chorten in his memory.


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The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) is one of the premier mountaineering institutes in the world. Founded on November 4th: 1954 by none other than Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, the institute is located in the picturesque hill station of Darjeeling.

In more than 62 years of its existence, the Institute has trained more than 45,000 thousand students including 2,500 from different foreign countries.

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