Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic
Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic (JNP) is a constituent college of the Royal University of Bhutan. It is located in Dewathang in the district of Samdrup Jongkhar in south east Bhutan. It is about 20 minutes drive from the commercial town of Samdrup Jongkhar which is about 2 hours drive form the Indian of Gauhati. Established in 1972 the college formerly known as the Royal Bhutan Polytechnic and was renamed as Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic in 2006.
Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic offers a number of diploma programmes: Diploma in Civil Engineering, Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, and Diploma in Computer Hardware and Networking. The college will introduce diploma programmes in survey engineering and electronics and communications in the future. It also has plans to introduce bachelor’s programme in mechanical engineering and surveying in future. At present over six hundred students study at JNP and its programmes are taught by eighty three faculty staff.
JNP is the country’s only Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT). The Centre has developed a prototype user- friendly Solar Dryer for use in the rural areas of Samdrup Jongkhar.
The college has good library facilities, boarding facilities for students, guest house accommodation for visitors, and internet access. To learn about academic programmes, teaching, learning, research, innovation, student services, and the JNP community, please visit www.jnp.edu.bt