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