College of Natural Resources

The College of Natural Resources (CNR), located in Lobesa about 2 hours drive from the capital city Thimphu, is one of the constituent colleges of the Royal University of Bhutan. It was established in 1992 with the aim to promote economic development and nature conservation in the country.

CNR offers broad-based programmes in natural resources management at the diploma and undergraduate levels. At present the programmes taught in the college include Diploma in Animal Husbandry, Diploma in Agriculture, Diploma in Forestry, B.Sc Agriculture, B.Sc Forestry, and B.Sc Animal Science. The college will introduce an undergraduate program in sustainable development by July 2012 and a Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) program by 2013.

CNR’s vision is to generate knowledge through research in Natural Resource Management, Rural Development and Environmental Science and become a dynamic, internationally recognized and reputed centre of learning that will contribute to sustainable development of the nation and the region through leadership in education, research and professional services.

CNR offers a unique learning opportunity for its students. It has excellent boarding facilities, guest rooms, IT labs, library, cafeteria, and conference halls. To learn about academic programmes, teaching, learning, research, innovation, student services, and the CNR community, please visit