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Tertiary Education Database and DAHE website launchedThe Higher Education Planning Division (HEPD) under the Department of Adult and Higher Education (DAHE), Ministry of Education, has developed a website and Tertiary Education Statistics System (TESS) with information on tertiary education institutes (TEIs) in Bhutan. These initiatives were officially launched today by the Hon'ble Secretary, Dasho Karma Yeshey.

The Hon'ble Secretary stated that such an initiative would help make it easier to take the development of tertiary education in Bhutan to the next level.

HEPD collects tertiary education data annually on TEIs, and makes compiled reports available to stakeholders and the general public in “State of Tertiary Education” reports. In order to provide comprehensive data on TEIs readily available to the public, the HEPD developed TESS, a database system with a web-based informational interface that the public can refer to for official information on the nation’s TEIs, which includes all tertiary diploma-granting institutes and degree colleges. The new system aims to make it easy to manage, retrieve, and update TEI data, as well as generate compiled reports on TEIs that would be useful for government decision makers and other stakeholders.

image 5The Ministry of Education renews MOU with General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), Sri Lanka on 31st March 2017 for the admission of Bhutanese students to study medicine. Annually KDU will admit between 5 to 15 Bhutanese students for MBBS and 5 to 10 students for other paramedical and engineering programmes at KDU. Welcoming the delegates to Bhutan, Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk expressed his appreciation and gratitude to KDU for the opportunity given to Bhutanese students to pursue medicine which is of critical need to Bhutan.   

scholarship The students excelled in their class XII examinations and will be pursuing professional degree courses in the United Kingdom, the USA, Canada, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Thailand.

His Majesty the King congratulated the students for their achievements, and advised them to continue to work hard and become capable individuals, who can contribute positively to their families, communities, and the nation.

Department of Adult and Higher Education  also organized a two day orientation program to prepare for their studies abroad.