Dasho Nidup Dorji began as a lecturer at Sherubtse College in 1991. From then on, he rose in ranks to become the Head of Department of Sherubtse College in 1995, Assistant Principal of Sherubtse College in 1998, Director of College of Science & Technology in 2005, CEO of Bhutan Telecom and finally the Vice Chancellor of the Royal University of Bhutan in 2014.

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Dr Phanchung took over as the Director General of the Department of Research and External Relations from August 2015. Earlier he worked as the Manager for the Programmes Teaching and Learning under the Department of Academic Affairs from Nov 2012. Before joining the Office of the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Phanchung served as the Assistant Professor, Dean Academic Affairs, Principal and Head of Department at the College of Natural Resources and erstwhile Natural Resources Training Institute, Lobesa from January 1995 till end 2012. Dr. Phanchung began his career in January 1989 as Veterinary Officer and later as the Principal of the Royal Veterinary Institute, Serbithang. He was then appointed as the Zonal Animal Husbandry Officer of Zone IV, Yonphula, and then as the Regional Veterinary Officer of Eastern Region at Dewathang and then moved to Thimphu as the Animal Health Officer of the Department of Animal Husbandry. Dr. Phanchung is the Managing Editor of the Bhutan Journal of Research and Development, Secretary to Research and Innovation Committee, Member Secretary to Research Degree Committee, Member of Academic Board, Programmes Quality Committee and Academic Planning and Resource Committee of the Royal University of Bhutan. Dr Phanchung also acts as the External Evaluator of the BSc Degree Thesis of the College of Natural Resources
PhD in Animal Nutrition from the University of Melbourne, Australia;
MSc in Animal Production from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK;
Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry from Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, Hyderabad, India

E-mail: phanchung.ovc@rub.edu.bt 
Telephone: +975 2 336455

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Samdrup Rigyal, joined the civil service in 1990 having worked in the Ministry of Agriculture until 2000. Since then, he taught agricultural extension and communication at the College of Natural Resources, Lobesa, and worked at the SAARC Agriculture Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 2003 until 2007. He joined the Office of the Vice Chancellor, Royal University of Bhutan, Thimphu, in 2012.
E-mail: samdrup.ovc@rub.edu.bt 
Contact Number : +975 2 336459 / +975 17359572

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Presidents of the Colleges of Royal University of Bhutan

Name: Lungtaen Gyatso
Qualification: M.A in Sanskrit Literature, M.A in Buddhist Philosophy
Email: dir.clcs@rub.edu.bt 
Contact No: 17110755

Name: Dr. Cheki Dorji
Email: chekidorji.cst@rub.edu.bt 
Contact No: 17161635

  1. PhD in Economics with specialization in Happiness Economics from QUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia
  2. MMS (Economics) from Waikato Management School, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
  3. PGDip Economics (honors) from Waikato University, Hamilton, NZ
  4. PGCE from Samtse College of Education, Bhutan
  5. B.A Economics (honors) from Sherubtse College, Kanglung (Delhi University, India).
Teaching and Research Specialization
  • Economics
  • Economics of Happiness and GNH
  • Economics of Public Issues
  • Development Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Statistics
  • Data Analysis and Decision Making
  • Qualitative/Quantitative Research Methods
  • Concepts and measurements of GNH
Research Interests
  • GNH Measures
  • Policy Analysis
  • Wellbeing at workplace
  • Business Environment
  • Corporate Governance
  • Efficiency and productivity of firms/businesses/agencies
Research and Publications
  • PhD Thesis (2016): The Economics of Happiness: Insights into the Gross National Happiness in Bhutan, QUT ePrints.
  • Choiden, S. (2010). Management of community Forestry in Bhutan, Thimphu, Bhutan:Kuensel Publications.
  • Choiden, S. (2009). Fragile Mountain ecosystem: The Spine of Bhutan, RIM Newsletter, issue (6).
  • Choiden, S. et al (2007). Applicability of the programs offered at Sherubtse. college, Bhutan Journal of Research and Development(BJRD), ….(1).
  • Choiden, S. (2006). Middlemen as experts-A review, SherubDoenme: The Research Journal of Sherubtse College, 6(1).

Name: Dr. Andu Dukpa
Qualification: Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering
Email: director@jnec.edu.bt, director.jnec@rub.edu.bt 
Contact No: +971-07-260-286  

Name: Mr. Thubten Gyatsho
Email: director.pce@rub.edu.bt
Contact No: +971-07-260-286  

Name: Tshering Wangdi
Email: tsheringwangdi@sherubtse.edu.bt
Contact: Phone # +975-04-535100 Fax# +975-04-535129

Thakur S Powdyel is an educator by choice and motivation. His teaching experience spans schools, colleges and universities and includes leadership and management, curriculum planning, teacher education and community service, among others. He writes regularly on development issues, education and democracy, and meditates on educational integrity, institutional honour, national self-respect and moral literacy. Powdyel has travelled extensively across the length and breadth of his country and developed a deep understanding of the aspirations of his fellow-citizens and the needs of the country.

As the Minister of Education (2008-2013), Powdyel, in tandem with his colleagues, worked hard to achieve universal enrolment and gender parity at primary school level, enhance non-formal and continuing education, and restore Education to its core function by initiating the Green Schools programme under the auspices of the Educating for Gross National Happinessinitiative. In his capacity as a Member of Parliament, he introduced some important bills particularly those affecting the welfare of women and children.

Powdyel has been Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University, Japan, and Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, and has delivered talks at other university and college campuses. His published works include “As I Am, So Is My Nation”, Right of Vision & Occasional Views”, and “My Green School: An Outline”, now available in Spanish and Catalan. He is the principal author of “The Light of My Life”.

Thakur S Powdyel was awarded the prestigious International Gusi Peace Prize in 2011 for Life-time Contribution to Education, and the Global Education Award in 2012 for Outstanding Contribution to Education. Powdyel received the sacred Dakyen from His Majesty the King on April 11, 2008, and became Bhutan’s Minister of Education in the country’s first democratically elected government. 

Powdyel joined the Royal Thimphu College in March 2015 in honour of the Noble Sector as the vital instrument of nation-building.

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