Eight candidates to take up masters under Nehru Wangchuck Scholarship
Eight candidates have been awarded this year scholarship under Nehru – Wangchuck scholarship for the academic year 2016-17. The awardees will be undertaking post-graduation courses in some of the premier institutes in India.
Dorji Phuntsho Assistant Collector with the Regional Revenue and Customs in Phuentshogling was selected for MBA inn logistics and supply chain management, Ugyen Lhendup a teacher in Dechencholing HSS for masters in economics , Sonam Dorji from the Department of Human Settlement under MoWHS for master in urban planning, Karma Kuenga Eudon , deputy executive engineer with the department of Civil Aviation for masters in civil engineering , Sonam Choden a teacher for Daga HSS for masters in Chemistry, Tenzin Rabgay , Assistant Lecturer with the Gaeddu College of Business studies for MBA in Human Resources , Kinley Yangdon also from Gaeddu College of Business Studies for MBA in Finance and Kalpana Sunwar for Masters in Tourism and Hospitality who works as vice principal in Bhutan International School of Hospitality and Tourism in Taba.
In an email interview with BT one of the recipients of the scholarship Kalpana Sunwar said that she felt privileged and happy for being selected and also realizes that she has lots of responsibilities ahead.
She added that as she is from the hospitality & tourism background, she believes that she will be able to bring about educational innovations in the hospitality and tourism institutions in the country and keep abreast of issues, trends, and possibilities that can affect the growth of the industry. “The government has been giving opportunities to the private organizations to enhance the human resources capacity through such supports and I would say work hard, commitment and determination to bring about positive change in the organization that you serve and also the support from organization has helped me to get through the selection.”she replied when asked about the opportunity of scholarship given to the non civil service sector.
“Nehru- Wangchuk scholarship is a prestig- ious one since it gives Bhutanese an opportunity to study in the premier Indian institutions. Such support strengthens the already strong relation between Bhutan and India.’ she added while commenting on the role played by Nehru Wangchuck scholarship in Bhutan India relationship.
The prestigious Nehru Wangchuk Scholarship is fully sponsored by Government of India. It is an all expense paid scholarship including tuition fees, living expenses consisting of attractive stipend of Rs. 50,000/- per month and other allowances.
Dasho Karma Tshiteem, Chairperson of Royal Civil Service Commission received a cheque of Nu. 15.51 million from the India Ambassador to Bhutan Jaideep Sarkar for Nehru –