The Jigme Namgyel Engineering College (JNEC), formerly known as the Royal Bhutan Polytechnic(RBP), is one of the constituent colleges of the Royal University of Bhutan. It was established in 1972 coinciding with the third five year economic development of the country. It is situated at 800m above the mean sea level and is located at the west end of Dewathang town. The institute is 18 kilometers away from Samdrup Jongkhar town in Eastern Bhutan, second gateway to Bhutan from Assam in India. Although it started with the Infrastructure development since 1972, it started offering Diploma level programmes in engineering from 22nd Feb 1974.

At the initial stage of its development it offered diploma level program in civil and electrical engineering. The course in Mechanical Engineering was introduced in 1988. In the early ’70s, it also offered certificate level courses in Surveying and Draughting. However, the courses in Surveying and Draughting were discontinued from the late ’80s.

The Jigme Namgyel Engineering College aims to become as the Center of Excellence in providing diploma and Degree level programmes in Applied Engineering and technology, covering wide spectrum of programmes such as the Pre-service, In-service, continuing education programmes, Material testing and certification, research in applied engineering, consultancy and community services through various modes of deliveries including distance.

Till the early 2000, the then Royal Bhutan Polytechnic have been the only Institute of it kind responsible for training and supplying professionally competent, ethically sound, and progressive middle level technical man power and IT professionals relevant to the Bhutanese employing Agencies and Industries. In the year 2000, the institute was temporally relocated to the then Royal Technical Campus in Rinchending Phuntsholing. While at Rinchending the Institute Introduced an under graduate level degree program in Civil and Electrical Engineering in 2001. Currently this Institute is known as College of Science and Technology.

OUR VISION: A premier Institute of applied engineering, management and technology towards developing highly competent and innovative technical personnel infused with the values of Gross National Happiness

OUR MISSION

  • To provide quality education, driven by GNH values, in the field of applied engineering, management and technology that are current and beneficial to individuals, employers and the nation;
  • To conduct research & innovation in relevant areas;
  • To provide resourceful services through professional development training, consultancy and expert services; and
  • To develop active linkages with organizations and academic institutions both within and outside the country.

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Paro College of Education (PCE), located in the beautiful valley of Paro in western Bhutan, about 2,250 metres above sea level, is one of the constituent colleges of the Royal University of Bhutan. The college is a mere 10 minutes drive from the Paro International Airport and about an hour’s drive from the capital city Thimphu.

PCE was established as a Pre-school Care Training Centre in November 1975. Today the college offers a wide range of programmes at the diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels for pre-service and in-service teacher candidates. At present six different progarmmes are available: Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Management; Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Dzongkha); Bachelor of Primary Education; Bachelor of Secondary Education; Bachelor of Education (Dzongkha); and Diploma in School Leadership & Management. The college will run a PhD programme in GNH education in 2014.

The college has a research centre -- Centre for Educational Research and Development (CERD) established in 2001 with the aim to support, encourage and foster a culture of research and scholarship that lead to improvement in the development of education programmes and practices in the country. CERD publishes a journal called Rabsel and many occasional papers.

PCE offers a unique learning opportunity for its students. It has excellent boarding facilities, guest rooms, IT labs, cafeteria, gymnasium, writing centre, and a campus bookshop. To learn about academic programmes, teaching, learning, research, innovation, student services, and the PCE community, please visit www.pce.edu.bt.

Samtse College of Education (SCE) is another constituent college of the Royal University of Bhutan. Like the college of education in Paro, it specializes in teacher education. Located in a pristine environment congenial for study and contemplation, the college is about 10 minutes drive from the small town of Samtse in south west Bhutan.

SCE was founded as a teacher-training institute in 1968. Previously known as the National Institute of Education, it became a member college of the Royal University of Bhutan in 2003. The college offers a wide range of programmes at the diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels for pre-service and in-service teacher candidates. At present four different progarmmes are available: Postgraduate Diploma in Education; Postgraduate Diploma in Guidance and Counseling; Bachelor of Primary Education; and Bachelor of Secondary Education. The college will introduce Master’s level programmes in science and humanities. Apart from the award bearing programmes that it teaches, SCE also provides a number of short trainings, workshops, seminars and other professional develop courses to teachers and other professionals in the field of education. All of the progarmmes are taught by a team of qualified and dedicated faculty.

SCE has a centre -- Centre for University Teaching and Learning (CULT) established with the aim to advance research and innovation in tertiary teaching and learning.

SCE offers a unique learning opportunity for its students. It has excellent boarding facilities, guest rooms, IT labs, cafeteria, modern lecture theatre, and convenience shops. To learn about academic programmes, teaching, learning, research, innovation, student services, and the SCE community, please visit www.sce.edu.bt

Sherubtse College, located in Kanglung in the district of Trashigang in east Bhutan, is one of the oldest and largest colleges in the Royal University of Bhutan. The college was established as a Public School in 1968 and became a Junior College in 1976. It became a constituent college of the Royal University of Bhutan in 2003. Spread over a sprawling lush green campus with an authentic rural flavour, Sherubtse College is only 10 minutes drive from the Yongphula airport.

Sherubtse College is a multidisciplinary institution and offers a wide range of undergraduate programmes in the arts, humanities, social science, physical and biological sciences. It has ten subject departments -- Computer Science and Mathematics, English, Geography and Planning, Botany, Dzongkha, Environmental Studies, Economics, History, Chemistry, Physics, Zoology and Political Science. The college will soon introduce Master’s programmes English studies, Economics and Mathematics. The programmes are taught by qualified and committed local and international faculty.

Sherubtse College has an active research culture. It continually promotes research and innovation through the college annual college research fund administered in three categories -- College Research Grant, School Research Grant, and Director’s Research Grant. To support research and generation of knowledge in areas of population studies and climate change, the college has two research centres -- Centre for Population and Development Studies and Centre for Climate Change and Spatial Information. The college publishes an academic journal called Sherub Doenme.

Sherubtse College offers a unique learning opportunity for local as well as international students. It has excellent boarding facilities, guest rooms, IT labs, cafeteria, modern lecture theatre, student support service, convenience shops, and a rich network of community relationships. To learn about academic programmes, teaching, learning, research, innovation, student services, and the Sherubtse College community, please visit www.sherubtse.edu.bt

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