Natitonal Insitute of Traditional Medicine
The National Institute of Traditional Medicine (NITM) is one of the constituent colleges of the Royal University of Bhutan. Located in Kawajangsa in the capital city Thimphu, NITM is the only higher education institution in the kingdom that trains professional physicians and health workers in the field of medicine. The institute was established in 1971 as an integral part of the Department of Health Sciences as a Training Centre for Indigenous Medicine with a sMenpa training Programme. It became a member institute of the Royal University of Bhutan in 2003.
With the exception of courses such as Academic Skills, all of the programmes at NITM are taught in Dzongkha the National Language. Sowa Rigpa, one of the richest cultures and traditions of Bhutan is based at NITM.
NITM teaches two programmes in Traditional Medicine -- B.Sc in Traditional Medicine and Diploma in Traditional Medicine. Its goal is to become a centre of excellence in traditional medicine education and research that produces GNH inspired graduates with cutting-edge knowledge and skills in the international context so that it produces medical practitioners not only to create a wider international reach and influence.
NITM also engages in research and innovation. The Centre for Research and Development in Traditional Medicine is being developed into a centre of excellence in research and development in respect of Sowa Rigpa education and practice.
NITM has excellent academic facilities, including library, internet access, conference halls, and residential blocks for students. To learn about academic programmes, teaching, learning, research, innovation, student services, and the NITM community, please visit www.nitm.edu.bt