Dean of Academic Affairs

Name: Dr. Tulsi Gurung
Phone/Fax:(Office)  +975 2 376251, Mobile – 17360100

Brief Background:

Associate Professor Dr. Tulsi Gurung is the Dean of Academic Affairs since May 2019. She completed her B.Sc. in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture, Pantnagar, India in 1994 and joined the then Natural Resources Training Institute (NRTI) in 1995. Since then she never looked back and is one of the senior faculty members in the department of Agriculture.  She graduated with a Master in Horticulture from the University of Reading, UK, and PhD in Agriculture from Khon Kaen University in Thailand. 

She has been involved in developing curriculum for various programmes related to agriculture and is mainly involved in teaching horticulture crop production, medicinal and aromatic plants, postharvest technology, landscape and ornamental horticulture, climate smart agriculture and sustainable crop production and sustainable agriculture practices. 

Dr. Tulsi Gurung is actively involved in research and collaborative works with national and international organisations and Universities. She believes that for effective teaching and learning, research experience and international exposure is very important, therefore supports the academics in the college in exploring such opportunities to advance their career. She has been fortunate enough to get such opportunities that has truly broadened her outlook and desires the same for her staff members so that the vision of the College of Natural Resources (CNR) to be internationally recognised learning center is achieved. She believes in team work for the success of CNR.

Her research interests are diverse however mostly inclined towards sustainable agriculture and agrobiodiversity conservation. She is involved in adaptation and resilience building to climate change research projects, climate smart agriculture practices, assessing agriculture sustainability and women in household decision making in Bhutan, etc. 

Dean of Student Affairs

Name: Dr. Penjor(Assoc. Professor)
Phone/Fax: (Office) +975 2 376252, Mobile – 17691305

Brief Background:

Dr. Penjor joined CNR (NRTI then) in 1998 after completing his B.V.Sc & A.H from College of Veterinary and Animal Science from Kerala Agricultural University, India. He has M. Sc in Tropical Veterinary Medicine from Edinburgh University, Scotland and completed his Ph. D in Agriculture (Use of Plant based feed additives in Dairy cattle) from Khon Kaen University, Thailand. 

After he joined CNR he has been teaching Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Fundamentals of Veterinary Medicine, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Public Health, Veterinary Epidemiology, Animal Welfare, Public Health for Sustainable Development, Research Methods, and Sustainable Livestock Farming. 

In addition he has coordinated in-service short term training for Livestock Extension Workers, and also organized vocational training in dairy farming, pig farming and poultry farming. He has published three papers and coauthored four papers in international journals, contributed a chapter in a book ‘Bhutan ways of knowing’. He worked as a cultural coordinator between 1998 – 2001, during which he also produced three volumes of audio cassettes ‘Ke Pai Druk Yul Vol I & II, and RNR song album for ICS, MoAF. 

He started his career as a lecturer in the Department of Animal Science, and currently he is an Associate Professor. He worked as the Head of the Department of Animal Science and currently is working as the Dean of Student Affairs. His research interests are in ‘Plants as an alternative to conventionally used feed additives in dairy cattle’ and ‘climate change and its effects on livestock diseases’.

Dean of Research and Industrial Linkages

Name: Dr. Om Katel
Phone/Fax:(Office)  +975 2 376250, Mobile – 17475144
Brief Background:

Om Katel is a lecturer at the Department of Environment and Climate Studies, College of Natural Resources, Royal University of Bhutan and has been involved in research related to conservation and management of natural resources in and outside of national parks.
Mr. Katel is an alumnus of the University of Oslo, Norway, Youth Encounter on Sustainability (YES), Intensive program on Sustainability (IPoS), International Center for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Alliance for Global Sustainability (AGS) and South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE).
Mr. Katel’s interests are wide and he is interested in issues related to environmental conservation and management, watershed modeling, environmental valuation, issues of climate change.He also study human-wildlife interface on how rural people are or are not successful in resolving conflicts with wildlife species.