Royal Thimphu College

Mailing address: 
PO Box 1122, Ngabiphu, Thimphu 11001, Bhutan
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Shiva Raj Bhattarai, PhD
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
Interim President
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email:
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Samir Patel
Focal point 1 - Title: 
Dean, External Relations and Development
Focal point 1 - Email:
Focal point 2 - Name: 
Leki Choden
Focal point 2 - Title: 
International Relations Manager
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Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
The Royal Thimphu College is a private undergraduate college with Bachelor’s degree programmes affiliated to the national public university, the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB). RTC has recently made an academic association with the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan which offers its degree in BSc in Nursing and Midwifery. RTC is the highest rated independently accredited tertiary education institute in the country with an A+ (Excellent) grade by the Bhutan Accreditation Council. RTC currently offers the following academic programmes that are mostly three years long. The BSc in Nursing and Midwifery is a four year programme. The academic year starts in August and ends in June with two semesters in each year. 1. Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) 2. Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) 3. Bachelor of Computer Applications 4. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management 5. Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Midwifery 6. Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology 7. BA in English Studies 8. BA in Dzongkha and History 9. BA in Development Economics 10. BA in Mass Communication 11. BA in Sociology and Political Science Kinds of subject areas/classes can be found at
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
RTC provides scholarships to those academically capable students to study and complete their tertiary education in effort to contribute to human capacity building of the nation. RTC carries out various short terms and long term exchange programs with partner universities from around the world. RTC offers courses related to sustainability in its Environmental Management programme covering the UN SDGs.