KP Sharma

The Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) is in discussion with relevant stakeholders and experts to offer new programmes at the College of Language and Culture Studies (CLCS) in Trongsa.

The university decided to discontinue offering arts and humanities courses at Sherubtse College and College of Language and Culture Studies (CLCS) beginning  the academic year 2023.

The vice chancellor, Nidup Dorji said that the college would offer other programmes that are more relevant and purposeful in meeting the demands of the current employment market.

The new programmes, Nidup Dorji said, would skill graduates as per the emerging needs of the changing times. “The current programmes are not up to the market demands in terms of relevancy and students are poorly equipped when they enter the job market.”

The new programmes, he said, would produce graduates who can be absorbed even in the international markets.

According to Nidup Dorji, the discontinuation of some programmes would not affect the faculty teaching arts and humanities courses.

It is learnt that lecturers of Sherubtse College and CLCS have been asked to re-skill themselves to teach the new programmes.

According to the sources, some lecturers have already undergone the re-skilling training.

Sherubtse College has 28 faculty members, including eight under the fixed term in the arts and humanities department. CLCS has 40 faculty members teaching three bachelor degree and a master degree programmes.