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Department of Adult & Higher Education (DAHE)


Director Generals Office

  • To facilitate empowering individuals for personal and professional development;
  • To create a pool of highly trained graduates and professionals towards formation of national human capital;
  • To facilitate enhancing continuing and lifelong learning opportunities;
  • To rationalize and promote sustainable financing of tertiary education;
  • To facilitate and promote establishment of both public and private tertiary education institutions;
  • To ensure provision of quality tertiary education both in public and private institutions with systematic mechanism in place;
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Kesang Choden Dorji
Director General


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Sonam Deki
PA
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Savitri Pradhan
ICT Assistant
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Tshewang Lhamo
Admin Assistant
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Dawa Zangmo
Sr. Dispatcher

Higher Education Planning Division (HEPD)

  • Develop policies & guidelines for tertiary education in the country.
  • Implement policy guidelines as well as coordinate and monitor the expansion of tertiary education provision in the country.
  • Formulate, revise and develop programmes and policies of Tertiary Education to ensure provision of quality education.
  • Monitor and facilitate the establishment of universities / colleges/ institutes for providing choices of tertiary education within the country.
  • Function as the secretariat to Tertiary Education Board.
  • Implement Student Loan Scheme for Tertiary Education.
  • Issue recommendation letters to high school graduates aspiring to pursue tertiary education abroad.
  • Facilitate issuance of visa for foreign students and faculty members coming to study in Bhutan under student exchange programme
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Rinzin Wangmo
Chief Program Officer

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Dawa Tshering
Dy. Chief PO
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Karma Tshering
Sr. PO
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Kuenphen
Messenger

Quality Assurance & Accreditation Division (QAAD)

Ensuring the provision and pursuit of quality higher education within and outside Bhutan through:

Accreditation:
        • Develop tools of accreditation
        • Accredit the tertiary education institutes
Recognition:
        • Develop and implement guidelines for recognition of qualifications
        • Provide recognition services
        • Interpret Bhutan Qualifications Framework
Collaboration:
        • Liaise and collaborate with international quality assurance agencies/networks
        • Facilitate establishment of Education Consultancy and Placement Firms and monitor their activities
        • Explore capacity building support from relevant agencies
        • Participate to facilitate the establishment of private colleges
Secretariat to BAC:
    • Serve as secretariat to Bhutan Accreditation Council
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N B Raika
Chief Program Officer

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Sangye Choden
Dy. Chief PO
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Rinchen Thongdrel
Asst. PO
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Nima Lham
Asst. PO

Scholarship & Student Support Division (SSSD)

  • Plan, implement and oversee the long-term human resource development of the country through UG scholarships for pre-service candidates.
  • Provide Support Services to Bhutanese students abroad.
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Baburam Sherpa
Chief PO

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Karma Phuntsho
Dy. Chief PO
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Singye Dorji K
Dy. Chief PO
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Dolay Tshering
Sr. PO

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Sonam Choden
Sr. Admin Assistant

Non-Formal & Continuing Education Division (NFCED)

  • Provide functional literacy and numeracy skills to youth and adults who have missed the formal education.
  • Provide opportunity to aspiring learners to continue their education and be integrated into the mainstream education.
  • Provide avenues for basic vocational, cultural and traditional education programme for enhancing self-learning and skills to improve their livelihood.
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Norbu Gyeltshen
Chief Program Officer

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Yangka
Dy. Chief PO
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Tenzin Rabgyel
Dy. Chief PO
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Pelden
Sr. PO