Chagpori Tibetan Medical Institute

College Department

Principal: Dr. Jampa Khedup
Teachers: Dr. Rabga Bhutia, Dr. Jampal Saldon and
Dr. Melong Yeshe


Chagpori Tibetan Medical College is at this moment located at Takdah Cantonment, about twenty-seven kilometres from Darjeeling.
The College has been training students since 1992. The students have to complete five years of studies after which they have one year of internship. During the first five years they study the theory and basics of Tibetan medicine and also Tibetan grammar and English.
During the internship period the students are given the opportunity to learn the different aspects of clinical practice and medicine-making. Throughout the entire period emphasis is also on the study and practice of Medicine Buddha rituals and dharma teachings related to healing. These are the important aspects which characterise the Chagpori system of medicine.

The 4th intake of nine Chagpori doctors successfully completed their medical studies. In June 2011 convocation of the Chagpori doctors was held at Chagpori College, Darjeeling. It is the first time to have a batch of only female doctors graduating, in the history of Chagpori.

Since March 2008 there are twelve students studying in the fifth intake. They are now doing their internship till February 2014.
From September 2011 we admitted six new students for the sixth intake. In 2013 eight new students started as the seventh intake of students.
We are still looking for sponsors for the students to help us supplement the expenses of their studies.

Qualifications were originally awarded by CTMI and the Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute (Men-Tsee-Khang) which administered the examinations, but now with the current students the final examinations will be supervised by representatives of the Central Council of Tibetan Medicine..