Faculty Profile

Ugyen Thinlay

Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader for B.Com

Mr. Ugyen Thinlay has completed his under graduation from Sherubtse College when it was affiliated to Delhi University. He completed his MBA from Webster University, St. Louis, MO in the United States. He has undergone short term trainings from three weeks to six months in Bhutan, Australia and Singapore related to human resource management and administration.

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On the teaching front Mr. Ugyen has taught in the business department at the Royal Thimphu College as a senior lecturer. He taught varied subjects such as international business, business ethics, negotiations, research, marketing, analytical skills and tourism.

Mr. Ugyen has also worked as an assistant documentation officer at the National Assembly Secretariat, RGOB; as an assistant manager at Bhutan Power Corporation Limited in the Human Resource and Administration Department and as a SEO consultant at Domain.com, Inc, NV. He is also a professional licensed senior tour guide in Bhutan.

Till date he has not published or produced any works related to research preferring to refer and learn from works produced by well qualified professors and writers. His hobbies include carpentry, painting and sports.

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Karma Wangchuk

Lecturer & Programme Leader for BBA

Mr. Karma Wangchuk has rich and diverse experience of working in government, corporate and private sectors for several years. Before shouldering the responsibility as Associate Lecturer in NRC, he served as a Marketing Manager to State Trading Corporation of Bhutan Limited.

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Right after his graduation, he served with his capacity as a His teaching career began as an Economics teacher as well as a founding member of Continuing Education (CE) Programme in Dungsam Academy, Samdrup Jongkhar. He was also a Programme Coordinator in the Department of Youth and Sports under Ministry of Education.

Karma has a Master Degree in Finance from Gaeddu College of Business Studies under the RGoB Scholarship. He completed his Bachelor Degree from Sherubtse College. During his final semester in Master Degree, he worked as a consultant for State Mining Corporation of Bhutan Limited (SMCL). He designed Vision, Mission and Core Values for the Company along with Roadmap and Corporate Strategy using Balanced Score Card.

He published two research papers in international journals and two more in the national journals. With his varied work experience Karma will be able to contribute immensely to the enrichment of the students studying at Norbuling Rigter College.

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Karma Pedey

Professor

Mrs. Karma Pedey taught English at Sherubtse College, Paro College of Education and Royal Institute of Health Sciences. She also worked as a visiting faculty for one year in the University of New England (Armidale, New South Wales, Australia) besides being a Guest speaker for Leadership Programmes for Scouts and Desung for the past years.

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At the time of initiating the Diploma in Leadership and Management for the school principals by Paro College of Education, UNESCO funded programme, Karma was the Project Coordinator.Further, when the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) was working towards becoming an autonomous entity, she was the Chief Human Resource Officer at the Office of the Vice Chancellor and was instrumental in developing the Human Resource policy.

She resigned from RUB and joined the Institute for Management Studies (Thimphu) where she worked as a Sr. Researcher and Sr. Lecturer. In this capacity Karma conducted many capacity development programmes for mid-level officers on Leadership, Customer Care, Office Management, communication skills, Interpersonal skills and facilitation skills.

She was also in the Project team for the establishment of Norbuling Rigter College.

As a researcher, she has several academic research papers in both International and National journals. She is also the author of the book titled “Ta She Gha Chha: The Broken Saddle and Other Popular Bhutanese Beliefs.” In 2009, her essay “The Cyber Dilemma: Harnessing the goodness of cyberspace for our children” won the First Prize in the National Essay Competition organized by the Ministry of Information and Communication. The essay was published in Kuensel, May 19, 2009 issue.

As a consultant, she developed the Customer Care manual for Bhutan Development Bank, Out of School Youth Life Skills programme handbook for the Department of Youth and Sports (MoE), Early Childhood Care and Development capacity development manual for a four month training programme initiated by the Ministry of Labor and Human Resources, among several other consultancy assignments.

Karma Pedey has a Masters with Research in Early Childhood Development from University of New England (Armidale, New South Wales, Australia), Masters in English from University of Madras (India) and Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the erstwhile National Institute for Education (Samtse, Bhutan). She also participated in seminars and capacity development programmes in Canada, USA, France, Thailand, Nepal, India, Australia, China and Singapore.

With rich and varied experiences, Karma will definitely make a difference to Norbuling Rigter College, particularly in the learning and growth of students.

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Dr. Harsh Vardhan Jhamb

Professor

Dr. H.V Jhamb has teaching experience of more than 44 years at SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi before his teaching assignment in Bhutan. He has taught in Gedu College of Business Studies, Royal University of Bhutan from October 2015 till June 2018. He joined Norbuling Rigter College as Professor to teach Accounting modules.

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Dr. Jhamb has authored two books in Accounting - Fundamentals of Management Accounting and Fundamentals of Cost Accounting.

His other academic contribution includes – supervised twelve research candidates earning M. Phil Degree; supervised seven research candidates earning PhD. Degree; and has many research articles published in journals (international and national). 

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Kinley

Lecturer Programme Leader for BA in Dzongkha and English

Lopen Kinley served in various organizations including monastery, government and private organizations for the last 21 years.

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He taught Dzongkha in a High School for seven years before joining NRC as an Associate Lecturer. He served in Monastic body as an Internal Auditor as well as an Administrative Officer. Kinley also has experience of working in the Dzongkhag Administration as a Surveyor and an Accountant.

Kinlay has a Master Degree in Buddhist Philosophy from Tango Buddhist College.

As a teacher, he took initiatives to coordinate spiritual activities, orient students to Driglam Namzha and conduct programmes to promote the National Language besides teaching. The wide and rich experience that Kinlay has will help the students to grow into responsible individuals.

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Jan Vankrunkelsven

Senior Lecturer & Counsellor

Mr. Jan Vankrunkelsven completed secondary education in Latin, Greek and modern languages after which he obtained a Masters in Law cum laude as well as a Teacher’s degree cum laude from Ghent University in Belgium. He specialized in Commercial Law and Insurance.

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From the University of Wales College of Cardiff Business School he obtained a postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration with distinction.

His professional career started in commercial insurance where he would have various managerial positions for the next 23 years. Jan Vankrunkelsven was posted in Brussels, Amsterdam, Winterthur, Zurich, Paris and Hartford for various expatriate assignments.

His positions included Managing Director of Belgium and Luxemburg, Claims Manager in Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris, Business Architect in Hartford and most recently Global Head of Training and Head of Claims Operations for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa.

His teaching capabilities included training programs in Paris, New York, London, Amsterdam, Madrid, Singapore, Sydney, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Exton and Munich where he taught courses in Dutch, French, English, German and Spanish.

In addition Jan Vankrunkelsven is a certified counselor following the client-centered therapy from Carl Rogers. He also holds a Reiki master and teacher’s degree. Jan is fluent in Dutch, French, English, Spanish, German and Swiss-German and is also a member of Mensa Switzerland.Jan Vankrunkelsven holds Swiss as well as Belgian citizenship.

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Sourav Basu

Senior Lecturer

Mr. Sourav Basu is from Kolkata, India. He holds a post graduate certificate in HR & Employment Relations from the University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia. He also holds a B-Tech in Computer Science & Engineering and an MBA both from West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT), India.

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He has around 7 years of teaching experience in India & Bhutan and he was a lecturer in the Dept. of Business Studies at Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan for 4 years before joining NRC. He has also served as the Resource Person for symposiums on “Leadership & Management” organized by Department of Livestock and received certificate of appreciation from Honourable Minister – Ministry of Agriculture and Forest, Royal Government of Bhutan. He is a certified Mental Health Facilitator (MHF) from NBCC, USA and certified Human Mind Trainer from Dr.Adhia’s Mind Training Institute, India. He is also a centennial charter member of the prestigious Lions Club International. He loves motivating people and thoroughly enjoys having Red Rice and Ema Datshi along with a cup of Suja.

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Tshering Phuntsho

Lecturer & Staff Adviser

Mr. TsheringPhuntsho is associated with the education for the last seven years and has profound understanding of teaching-learning profession. Prior to joining Norbuling Rigter College, he served as a manager in FDI organization and also taught Commerce in High School.

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He has a MBA majoring in finance from Gaeddu College of Business Studies under the full RGoB scholarship. He completed his Bachelor in Commerce from North Eastern Hills University from India.As a part of his Master Degree, he worked as a consultant to Bhutan Telecom Ltd in designing the corporate strategy which was published. He also participated in International and National Seminar, workshops and short term capacity building programmes. With his varied exposure and rich experience education, Mr.Tshering Phuntsho will be able to contribute to the growth of Norbuling Rigter College as a young college.

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Kezang Choden

Lecturer & Programme Leader for BA in Political Science and Sociology

Ms. Kezang Choden has a Masters degree in Sociology from South Asian University (SAARC University), India. She completed her BA in Political Science and Sociology from Sherubtse College, Royal University of Bhutan.

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Kezang Choden is an assistant Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Sociology. Her research interest is on marriage and cultural changes. Her passion to be a teacher and work with youths will drive her to excel as a teacher and make difference in the learning of the students.

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Jenny Alexander

Lecturer & Convener of Examination

Ms. Jenny Alexander received her Master’s in Business Administration majoring in Finance and Marketing from Martin Luther Christian University, India. She conducted a research on “Five Dimensional Quality Services” of Bhutan Development Bank Limited during her internship.

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Before taking up the position of an associate lecturer in NRC, she was a high school teacher for four years teaching Accountancy and Commerce in Class twelve standard. During this phase of her professional life Jenny received opportunities to attend a number of Workshops and Pedagogy Courses, which are also highly relevant at tertiary education levelAs a management student, she had the skills and knowledge for managing the key areas of an organization and the problem solving skills needed in finance as well as in accounting. She is well versed in information technology and uses it to her full advantage to make her teaching interesting and develop the students intellectually.

She is a dedicated, resourceful and goal-driven professional educator with a solid commitment to the social and academic growth and development of every child. She is loyal, talented and caring person who loves making a difference into the lives of young children. Her vision for modern education is to help the students reach their full potential and lead them down to tread the right road, thereby preparing them to become the productive and responsible citizen of the country.

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Aaditya Pradhan

Lecturer

Mr. Aaditya Pradhan has a Master degree in Business Administration in Finance and Human Resources from Sikkim University. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree BBA (Finance) from the same University. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D degree on “Performance Evaluation of Banking in Bhutan” from Department of Management, Sikkim University.

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Mr. Aaditya Pradhan has a Master degree in Business Administration in Finance and Human Resources from Sikkim University. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree BBA (Finance) from the same University. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D degree on “Performance Evaluation of Banking in Bhutan” from Department of Management, Sikkim University.

After completing his Masters degree, Aaditya worked as a visiting faculty in the Department of Management at Sri Ramaswamy Memorial University, Sikkim. He has also worked as a part-time teaching faculty at Accelerator Academy, Vision Academy and Smart Academy, Sikkim, India.

He has published two research papers pertaining to performance evaluation of banks operating in Bhutan and Evaluation of Non-Banking Financial Companies of India. He presented his research papers in National and International conferences in India.Further, he researched and wrote a paper titled “A Study of Need of Microfinance in Southern Bhutan” for the fulfillment of his master degree.

Aaditya worked as an intern under the finance manager of ‘Government Fruit Preservation Factory’, Sikkim. Thus, the combination of his research, academic and industrial experiences will deeply contribute to the academic and personal development of the students. 

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Jamtsho

Lecturer

Mr. Jamtsho holds a B.Com Degree major in Finance, followed by Master Degree in Business Administration major in Finance from Gedu College of Business Studies, Royal University of Bhutan under the RGoB Scholarship. As a part of Master program, he worked as a consultant for Construction Development Corporation Limited (CDCL). He designed a Training Need Assessment Model for the Corporation.

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Jamtsho has rich and diverse experience of working in corporate and private sectors for several years. Right after his graduation, he underwent training on Capacity Building in Agriculture in Israel under Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. He was also working as an Assistant Accountant in a private tour agent. Before he joined Norbuling Rigter College he was working as a freelance cultural tour guide.

With his diverse work and industrial experiences, Jamtsho will be able to contribute enormously towards making learning meaningful for the students. 

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Dr. Umesh Chandra Sharma

Professor

Dr. Professor Umesh joined Dr J.M. College, BR Ambedkar Bihar University as Lecturer of English and later headed the Department from October 1983 to August 1997. After that he taught in the College of Education, Nadira, Ibb University (Yemen) and was the Head of English Department and the Syllabus Reform Committee.

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Professor Umesh also worked in Hawassa University, Ethiopia where he taught at Masters level and developed Language Modules for Graduate programme.
In Bhutan, he taught English at Sherubtse College, Royal University of Bhutan. Besides teaching, he was engaged as a member of the English Syllabus Reform Committee for developing “Language” Modules for Graduate and Master Programmes.

Before joining Norbuling Rigter College Professor Umesh taught at College of Women, Seiyun, Hadramout University in Yemen.

With long years of teaching experience in different countries which are socio-culturally diverse, Professor Umesh will definitely contribute to the education of the students at Norbuling Rigter College.

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Nishal Pradhan

Lecturer

Mr. Nishal has a Masters in Computer Application from SRM University Sikkim. His undergraduate was B.Sc. Computer Science with a major in software designing.

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As part of Master programme, he conducted a research on E-commerce in Bhutan. He carries experiences of working with programming software related to design and implementation of the project on e-commerce.

Nishal has a rich experience in the field of Information technology related to software engineering, web designing, database, Android, Java. He underwent a good number of trainings on app development, office automation, User-Interface and programming languages. He has also participated in national level seminars when he was doing his masters.

With broad experience in ICT, Nishal will contribute enormously towards productive learning of the students as well as use of ICT to enrich teaching and learning.

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Pramananda Dhital

Lecturer

Mr. Pramananda Dhital has a Master degree in Economics from Sikkim university. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the same University.

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For the fulfillment of his master degree, he conducted a research on “Socio- economic conditions of street vendors in Gangtok, Sikkim."

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Penjor

Lecturer

Lopen Penjor has PGDE from Paro College of Education and Masters of Arts of Buddhist Studies from Tango University. Before joining NRC, he worked as teacher for 7 years with high degree of professional commitment and performed outstandingly well.

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As a teacher, he had served as Dzongkha Resource Person for graduates appearing for RCSC. Besides teaching, he shouldered various responsibilities such as Head of Department for Dzongkha and Driglam Namzha Coordinator. He is highly committed to enrich the learning and development of his students.

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Karma Lhendup

Sr. Lecturer

Mr. Karma Lhendup has a Master degree in Development Economics from the National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree B.Sc (Statistics) from the PSG College of Arts and Science affiliated to Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu, India.

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After completing his Bachelor’s degree, Karma Lhendup worked as a Planning Officer in the Policy and Planning Division, Ministry of Education. He served as a Head of the Labour Market Information and Research Division in the Department of Employment, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources for 9 years. He lastly served as a Dy. Chief Statistical Officer in the National Statistics Bureau. Karma Lhendup was also a visiting faculty at Royal Institute of Management, Royal Thimphu College, ICFAI University, India and Mahapanya Vidalayai, Thailand. He is also a PhD Scholar in Economics Department, North Eastern Hill University, Meghalaya, India. He has carried out consultancy works for the Royal Government of Bhutan, UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank and various other NGOs both within and outside Bhutan. He has also authored various books which includes Preliminary Examination Guide for the University Graduates. With a rich industry experience, Karma Lhendup will be able to enrich the learning of the students and development of the Research wing of the college.

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Dawa Yangdon

Lecturer

Ms. Dawa Yangdon completed her Masters Degree in Business Administration with specialization in Finance from Gedu College of Business Studies. Dawa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from North Bengal University, India.

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Right after her Masters Dawa worked as an Associate Lecturer in Gedu College of Business Studies. She also taught marketing majors (Sales Management and Consumer Behavior), Finance major (Banking Concepts) and Management modules (Business Environment and Growth and Change in Business) in the Business Department at the Royal Thimphu College from 2018 to June 2019. Dawa joined NRC from July 2019. With her experience of teaching in tertiary education, she will be able to contribute to the learning of the students and progress of the college.

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Kuenzang Dorji

Lecturer

Mr. Kuenzang Dorji received his Masters Degree in International Relations from South Asian University, (SAARC University), India. He pursued BA in Political Science and Sociology from Sherubtse College, Kanglung.

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Kuenzang Dorji is an assistant Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Sociology. His research interest is on the water management and hydropower projects in Bhutan.

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Sonam Delkar

Lecturer

Ms. Sonam Delkar has a Masters degree in Software System with distinction from Bharathair University in Tamil Nadu, India. She completed her Bachelors degree in Software from the same University.

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Before joining NRC, Sonam Delkar worked for several private firms. These experiences will contribute in enriching the teaching and learning process. Further, her passion to continue learning and grow makes her a valuable and resourceful individual for the organization. The industry experience that Sonam carries will help her to take learning outside the confines of the classroom and meaningfully engage students in their academics.

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Priyanka Paul

Lecturer

Ms Priyanka Paul completed her Bachelor of Arts in English (Honours) from Patna Women’s College, India and Master’s degree in English from The English and Foreign Languages University, India. She is a TESOL (Teaching of English to Students of Other Languages) certified English teacher with certification from American TESOL Institute, Thailand.

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She is currently pursuing Masters of Philosophy in English Studies (M.Phil.) on ‘Dialectics of Care: An Ecofeminist Analysis of Arundhati Roy’s Select Non-fiction’ from Christ (deemed to be university), India. She has presented her research papers in a number of national and international seminars in India. Before joining NRC Ms Paul worked as an Assistant Editor—ELT with Encyclopaedia Britannica India Pvt. Ltd (Indiannica Learning Pvt. Ltd.), India. She has worked with Indian Institute of Mass Communication, India as a Research Associate on the project, ‘Capacity Building in Communicating Science and Biosafety’. Ms Paul, in addition, has the experience of working as a travel writer (trainee) with Srishti Publications Pvt. Ltd., India. She has also worked as an English Teacher and Conversation Partner with Lha Charitable Trust, India. Ms Paul’s believes in utilizing her varied work experience across governmental, non-governmental, corporate, and private sectors in shaping her teaching abilities as per the students’ needs. Her objective is to motivate her students to develop their own learning interests and critical thinking so as to establish a learner-centered environment in the classroom.

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