On 10th August 2017, College of Natural Resources, Royal University of Bhutan successfully conducted the first ever oral examination for the Masters in Natural Resource Management by research programme. Three students defended their thesis to a panel of external examiners and observers.
A defense of the dissertation is prepared upon completion of a substantial portion of the dissertation priorto a pre-final draft. Students are now required incorporate the recommendations given by the examiners and the thesis committee members. The Research Degree Committee of the University may recommend the degree to be awarded. MSc. NRM by research programme at CNR was funded Norwegian Higher Education (NORHED) project, WWF Bhutan and BCCAP Austria.