Dear Readers  
 
The College of Natural Resources, since its establishment has  played a major role in the development of agriculture and preservation of our rich natural resources through the development of the much needed human resources at all levels in the country. We have come a long way from being a training institute for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests to a premier institution of higher education in Agriculture, Natural Resources Management and Sustainable Development. Today, standing on the pedestal of our Silver Jubilee, we can look back and be proud of our achievements. While we have still a long way to go, I feel that firm roots have been established towards achieving our vision of becoming a Centre of Excellence for higher learning in the areas of agriculture, sustainable natural resources management and sustainable development. Besides expanding our core business of higher education and human resources development, we are also gearing up to play a greater role in serving the society and contribute to enhancing quality of life of people through research, professional services, technology development and policy advocacy in our domains of expertise.
The College now offers 6 undergraduate programmes and 2 master’s programmes. These programmes were developed through wide consultations and due diligence. Our programmes are designed not just to get job but also oriented towards intellectual and personal development. A special feature of our programmes is the focus on experiential learning and skill oriented training through several field visits in the form of block days, block weeks, study tours and field placement. While our programmes of study are largely science oriented, they also allow for wholesome development of students based on the 3 “H” concept of education - the Head (Intellectual), the Hands (Skill) and the Heart (Value). This is achieved through a combination of curricular and co-curricular activities. The very nature and content of our programmes (covering social science, economic development, environment and biodiversity conservation, leadership and management) are aligned with the four pillars of Gross National Happiness. This combined with the traditionally designed infrastructure, the green environment and the overall ambience of the College is designed to foster an academic culture infused with Gross National Happiness values. 
Over the years, the need for internationalisation of our programmes has been felt and discussed. In the recent years, we have also started to receive a few international students mainly from the SAARC region. However, the lack of information on our programmes and marketing was identified to be the main bottleneck to attract international students. I am happy that we could come out with this prospectus and hope it will serve its purpose of making our programmes widely known in the international sphere.
 
 
Dr. Phub Dorji
 PRESIDENT
 
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