HMI Family

VICE-PRINCIPAL

Wing Cdr Devidutta Panda Vice-Principal

Commissioned into Indian Air Force in June 2000 Wing Commander Panda’s attachment with mountain & mountaineering began in 2002 when he did the Basic Mountaineering Course from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi.  After that he has kept climbing From Peak to Peak, true to the motto of HMI, Darjeeling as he was destined to lead the Institute as its tenth Vice Principal. Sixteen mountaineering expeditions under his belt including three eight thousanders viz. Everest (twice), Lhotse and Dhaulagiri, Wing Commander Panda is among the very few mountaineers in the country who has climbed all major peaks in Asia, Europe and Africa.

He was the Deputy Leader of Indian Air Force Everest Expedition 2011 when he along with seven other members, including two lady climbers, summitted the peak.

Wing Commander Panda joined HMI on 27th June, 2017 when Darjeeling was burning with unprecedented strike that lasted for 104 days. Before joining the Institute he was guarding the Indian Sky flying Sukhoi-30 MKI, the most advanced multi role fighter aircraft. However, after landing here, right from day one he was pressed with the huge task of keeping the Institute functioning and make arrangements for post monsoon Basic & Advance Mountaineering Courses during the turbulent time.  However, as duty demands, he went ahead with dogged determination, motivated the staff and successfully conducted the two courses without compromising on quality and duration. Adding a new dimension to HMI training and safety of its trainees he has successfully got approval for helicopter rescue and evacuation of sick/injured trainees from the mountain by the Indian Air Force helicopters.

DEPUTATION STAFF

Medical Officer

Capt Mohamed Fasith  is a young and dynamic officer of the Indian Army Medical Corps. He is posted at the HMI as Regimental Medical Officer. He has served in Military Hospital in Panaji, Goa, and also worked as Tuberculosis Control Medical Oficer in Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry. 

Shri Arun Kumar, AO

Shri Arun Kumar from CDA, Patna is posted as an Assitant Accounts Officer with HMI since May 2016. The officer is doing the duties of accounts officer with great elan and enthusiasm.

Sub Maj / Clk Naresh Kumar, Office Superintendent

Subedar Major Clerk (Staff Duties) Naresh Kumar was enrolled in the Jat Regiment on 05 Sep 1988. He has rendered 29 years long service and have lot of experience in his job. He has given his best services in The Jat Regimental Centre, Bareily (UP) as an Instructor to train the Clerks of the Regiment. He has been awarded twice commendation card by Vice Chief of the Army Staff and once Cdr, Strategic Forces Command during the year 2016 for his excellent job while serving in the Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army), New Delhi. Presently he is performing the duties of Office Superintendent at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling (West Bengal) since 24 Aug 2017.

Sub/JE (Civ) Rajendra Powar, Campus Superintendent

Sub. Pawar Rajendra B. from Engineer is posted with H MI for last six month and performing duties of campus Superintendent as well as junior engineer civil work

Sub/SKT (GS&C) N. C. Katoch, Equipment-In-Charge

Naib Sub. NC Katoch from army ordinance corps is posted with HMI for the last one year and the JCO is performing the duties of equipment in-charge.

Sub Devi Singh, Instructor / Quarter Master

Sub Devi Singh from Rajput Regiment is a highly decorated defence personal and also an avid mountaineer. He graduated his mountaineering from High Altitude Warfare School, Gulmarg. He also served as an instructor at High Altitude Warfare School, Gulmarg. During his Service he served three tenure at Siachen Glacier where eagle don’t dare to fly. Taking into account for his excellent service for the nation he has been awarded with Commendation Card from Chief of Army Staff on 2004 and 2017. Presently, he is Posted at HMI, Darjeeling from 01 Sep 2017 as an Instructor/Quarter Master.

Hav Deepak Singh, Instructor

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Hav Pankaj Negi, Instructor

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Ravi Sharma, Nursing Assistant

NK/NA Ravi Sharma of Army Medical Corps is performing duties of Nursing Assistant in HMI since last one year with great elan and enthusiasm.

Gajay Singh, Instructor

Hav Gajay Singh has done an instructor tenure in high altitude warfare school, Gulmarg. He is an avid Skier and experienced mountaineer.

Hav/Clk Hasem Mondal, TRG Clerk

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Shri Bal Bahadur Gurung, Driver

NK Balbahadur Gurung from 7/8 Gorkha Rifles is posted with HMI for last six months and doing the duties as MT Drive.

TRAINING ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

LAKPA NORBU SHERPA Sr, Instructor (II)

Lakpa Norbu was appointed as an instructor in 1999. Among his several successful climbs are – Saser Kangri -1, Kamet, kokthang, Rathong, Kabru North, Gya Goya, Gongati and a member of Makalu 2009 & Everest 2012

ROSHAN GAHATARAJ Instructor

Among his several successful climbs are Gya III, Kamet, Abi Gamin and Gorichen. He was the Dy. Leader of IMF Bhurphudhura Expedition. Roshan was the member of HMI Mt. Everest Expedition 2003

TUSHAR TAPADAR Instructor

Tushar is a instructor with HMI and has several expeditions to his credit including successful climb to CB-13. HE was the member of HMI Mt. Everest Expedition 2003

NGODUP BHUTIA Instructor

Ngodup is an Instructor with HMI and has several expeditions to his credit including successful climb to Abi Gamin, Frey, Kamet and Mt. Everest in 2012

SOUMENDU MORDUNYA Instructor

Soumendu is an instructor with HMI and has done all courses from HMI. He summitted Mt. Yunam and Gangotri-I. He also participated in various expedition including HMI Mt. Everest expedition 2012

PAWEL SHARMA Instructor

Pawel was appointed as an instructor in 2009. He has done all courses from HMI. Several expedition to his credit including successful climb to Frey. He was member and summiteer of HMI expedition to Makalu in 2009 and Everest in 2012

PHUCHUNG SHERPA Instructor

Phuchung is an instructor with HMI and has done all courses from HMI. He has participated in Momostang Kangri and CK2 expedition and successfully climbed Mt. Everest in 2012.

ADITYA GURUNG Instructor

Aditya Gurung is an instructor with HMI and has done all Basic, Advance and Method of Instruction courses from HMI. He has participated in various expedition.

PASANG TENZING SHERPA Instructor

Pasang Tenzing Sherpa is an instructor with HMI and has done all Basic, Advance and Method of Instruction courses from HMI. He has participated in Sasar Kangir IV, Momostong Kangri.

NIMA LAMU LEPCHA Instructor

Nima Lhamu Lepcha is an instructor with HMI and has done all Basic, Advance and Method of Instruction courses from HMI. She has  participated in various expedition. At Present She is the only lady Permanent Instructor.

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Shri Chandranath Das Curator

The museum is curated by Shri Chandranath Das, who is not only qualified as an Artist/Curator. His contribution to maintain the fine a collection of the Institute museum is immense. His formal education was in fine art from the Government college of Art, Kolkota which was followed by the Master and Research degree and Associateship in Cultural Heritage & Restoration from Italy and Uk. He has to his credit several awards which include ‘ Trevor Walden Trust’ Scholarship (UK) and ‘Senior Scholarship by Ministry of Higher Education (Italy) . An aviid vistor of local museums his interest in visual arts and historical research has been  paramount source of inspiration in his life. His facintation with the semiotics of museum display and art conservation has made him the first AMA holder from outside the UK in the field of Museology. His painting is influenced by his exposure to  renowned art galleries of Europe and academic engagements with artists , conservators, art historians and educationist.

Shri Das has held solo and group shows all over the world since the year 1986. His painting can be seen gracing the walls of collections. Rashtrapati Bhawan, National Library, Kolkota , Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Darjeeling, Max Muller Bhawan, Kolkota , Nehru Institute of Mountaineering Uttarkashi , NF Railway Office . A significant number of his paintings are in private collections both home and abroad.

The versatility of the painter is manifest in the fact that he is the author of two books on mountaineering and the Himalayas namely, Fabolous Collection of Darjeeling and Sikkim and Mountain and Mountaineering.

Shri Mahendra Pradhan PA
Shri Shankar Das Head Clerk

Shri Milan Rai,

UDC

Shri Krishna Rasaily,

UDC

Shri Mohammad Salim,

UDC

bejoy-rai

Shri Bejoy Rai,

UDC

babin-chettri

Shri Babin Kumar Chettri,

LDC

amit-gurung

Shri Amit Gurung,

LDC

reema-chettri

Ms Reema Chettri,

LDC

binay-rajak

Shri Binay Rajak,

LDC

tshering-sherpa

Shri Tshering Sherpa,

LDC

raz

Shri Rajesh Pradhan,

Cashier

dorjee-tamang

Shri Dorjee Tamang,

Cattering Asstt.

sirman-thapa

Shri Sirman Thapa,

Peon

pemba-lepcha

Shri Pemba Lepcha,

Peon

kundan-rai

Shri Kundan Rai,

Peon

purnima-tamang

Smt Purnima Tamang,

Peon

ajay-sarki-copy

Shri Ajay Sarki,

Peon

sunil-darnal

Shri Sunil Darnal,

Tailor

tej-bdr-bitrikoti

Shri Tej Bahadur Darji,

Tailor

thendup-bhutia

Shri Thendup Bhutia,

Driver

dorjee-tsh-bhutia

Shri Dorjee Tshering Bhutia,

Driver

arun-rai

Shri Arun Kumar Rai,

Carpenter

rikhidhan-rai

Shri Rikhidan Rai,

Cook

khum-bdr-parajuli

Shri Khum Bdr. Parajuli,

GH Cook/Caretaker

passang-sherpa

Sri Pasang Sherpa,

Cook-Bearer

sujan-cettri

Shri Sujan Chettri,

Bearer

sujen-thapa

Shri Sujen Thapa,

Bearer

rajen-rai

Shri Rajen Rai,

Chowkidar

gyalzen-sherpa

Shri Gyalzen Sherpa,

Chowkidar

shivraj-balmiki

Shri Sibraj Balmiki,

Safaiwala

gopal-balmiki

Shri Gopal Baimiki,

Safaiwala

baby-khatoon

Smt Baby Khatooon,

Safaiwala

abdul-bhattu

Shri Abdul Bhattu,

Safaiwala

krishna-chauhan

Shri Krishna Chuwan,

Plumber

prakash-bomjan

Shri Prakash Bomjan,

Lasker

roshan-rai

Shri Roshan Rai,

Mali

prem-kr-gurung

Sri Prem Kumar Gurung,

Mali

shankar-powel-baraily

Shri Shankar (Paul) Baraily,

Cinema Operator

Shri Samuel Chettri,

Cook

Sri Nitesh Singh,

Electrician

Shri Raju Giri,

Estd. Asstt

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