Bhutan Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Coun­cil awards Royal Thim­phu Col­lege an A+ Grade RTC cel­e­brates its 5th Grad­u­a­tion

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Ap­prox­i­mately seven years af­ter open­ing as the first pri­vate un­der­grad­u­ate col­lege in Bhutan, Royal Thim­phu Col­lege has be­come the first Bhutan Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Coun­cil (BAC)-ac­cred­ited col­lege in the na­tion. The ac­cred­i­ta­tion process in­volved RTC’s sub­mis­sion of a lengthy and de­tailed re­port on its ac­tiv­i­ties and ac­com­plish­ments for the ac­cred­i­ta­tion team’s use as well as a four-day visit by the team to the Col­lege dur­ing which it ob­served classes, met with the man­age­ment, fac­ulty mem­bers and staff, in­spected the in­fra­struc­ture, talked with stu­dents, and scruti- nized a vo­lu­mi­nous set of doc­u­ments sup­port­ing the re­port as well as pro­vid­ing ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion on all as­pects of the Col­lege’s func­tion­ing and achieve­ments.

Bhutan’s Ter­tiary Ed­u­ca­tion Pol­icy (2010) called for the es­tab­lish­ment of the BAC as an au­ton­o­mous in­sti­tu­tion serv­ing as the na­tional author­ity to en­hance and en­sure the qual­ity of pub­lic, pri­vate and pro­fes­sional ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion in the King­dom. Ac­cred­i­ta­tion is a tool used around the world to as­sure qual­ity as well as to pro­tect the pub­lic by pro­vid­ing valu­able in­for­ma­tion about the qual­ity of ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions.

Con­sis­tent with in­ter­na­tional prac­tice, the BAC’s ac­cred­i­ta­tion process is a de­tailed in­de­pend- ent as­sess­ment of an ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tion’s cur­ricu­lum, in­fra­struc­ture and learn­ing re­sources, gov­er­nance, re­search and in­sti­tu­tional link­ages, stu­dent ser­vices, and in­ter­nal qual­ity as­sur­ance sys­tem. The ac­cred­i­ta­tion process also in­cludes is­sues such as the qual­ity of the in­sti­tu­tion’s fac­ulty and the ef­fec­tive­ness of the ed­u­ca­tion pro­vided to the in­sti­tu­tion’s stu­dents as in­di­cated by such things as their per­for­mance on na­tional ex­ams, their place­ment in jobs, and other forms of ex­ter­nal recog­ni­tion achieved.

The col­lege is pleased that the re­sult, a grade of A+, re­flects the hard work and ded­i­ca­tion that have gone into its con­stant ef­forts to­wards achiev­ing its vi­sion of “In­spir­ing ed­u­ca­tion in Bhutan.” Just a day af­ter the BAC awarded its cer­tifi­cate to the RTC, the Col­lege proudly cel­e­brated its 5th grad­u­a­tion on Thurs­day, June 30th, with 265 stu­dents re­ceiv­ing their pro­vi­sional com­ple­tion cer­tifi­cates from the Chief Guest, the Chief Jus­tice of Bhutan, Ly­onpo Tsh­er­ing Wangchuk.

The event was also blessed by the pres­ence of the Ven. Tsu­lag Lopen of the Cen­tral Monas­tic Body, and at­tended by in­vited dig­ni­taries, par­ents, and the RTC man­age­ment and fac­ulty.

The Col­lege has grad­u­ated ap­prox­i­mately 1,350 stu­dents since it first opened in 2009. It is cur­rently in the process of com­plet­ing ad­mis­sions for its 8th co­hort of stu­dents, for the 2016-17 aca­demic year.

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