College Department

Principal: Dr. Jampa Khedup
Teachers: Dr. Tenzin Youtso and Ven Jigme Namgyal.

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.

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 are supervised by representatives of the Central Council of Tibetan Medicine.

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