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College of Natural Resources


Institution Name College of Natural Resources Institution Type Public
Location Punakha Contact Address Lobesa, Phunakha; Tel: 02-376249
Establishment Year 1992 Total Acreage 0
National Accreditation International Accreditation
Description: The College of Natural Resources (CNR), located in Lobesa about 2 hours drive from the capital city Thimphu, is one of the constituent colleges of the Royal University of Bhutan. It was established in 1992 with the aim to promote economic development and nature conservation in the country. CNR offers broad-based programmes in natural resources management at the diploma and undergraduate levels. At present the programmes taught in the college include Diploma in Animal Husbandry, Diploma in Agriculture, Diploma in Forestry, B.Sc Agriculture, B.Sc Forestry, and B.Sc Animal Science. The college will introduce an undergraduate program in sustainable development by July 2012 and a Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) program by 2013. CNR’s vision is to generate knowledge through research in Natural Resource Management, Rural Development and Environmental Science and become a dynamic, internationally recognized and reputed centre of learning that will contribute to sustainable development of the nation and the region through leadership in education, research and professional services. CNR offers a unique learning opportunity for its students. It has excellent boarding facilities, guest rooms, IT labs, library, cafeteria, and conference halls.

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Institution Details as of 2017
Programmes Offered
Programme Award Level Mode Affiliation Discipline Tuition Fee
B.Sc Agriculture (Diploma Nested) Bachelor Full Time RUB Science and Allied Sciences 84666
B.Sc Animal Science (Diploma Nested) Bachelor Full Time RUB Science and Allied Sciences 84666
B.Sc Environment & Climate Studies Bachelor Full Time RUB Science and Allied Sciences 84666
B.Sc Food Science & Technoloy (Diploma Nested) Bachelor Full Time RUB Science and Allied Sciences 84666
B.Sc Forestry (Diploma Nested) Bachelor Full Time RUB Science and Allied Sciences 84666
B.Sc Sustainable Devlopment Bachelor Full Time RUB Science and Allied Sciences 84666
M.Sc Natural Resources Management Master Full Time RUB Science and Allied Sciences 129542
Master's in Development Practice Master Full Time RUB Science and Allied Sciences 130806
Fee Structure
Hostel (Annual) Mess (Annual) Admission (One-time)
Registration (One-time) Library (Annual) Exam (Annual)
Security Deposit (One-time) Miscellaneous (Annual) Others (Annual), if any
Academic Staff (Numbers)
Male Female
Bhutanese: International:
Contract Contract
Regular Regular
Age Group-wise:
Below 30 yrs. Between 31-45 yrs. Between 46-60 yrs.
61 yrs. or Above
Qualification-wise:
Doctorate (PhD, MD, etc) Master Bachelor
Diploma
Years of Teaching Experience-wise:
5 years or less 6 to 10 years 11 years or more
Non-Academic Staff (Numbers)
Male Female
Qualification-wise:
Doctorate (PhD, MD, etc) Master Bachelor
Diploma Certificate and below
Facilities
Facility Number Capacity
Accomodation Staff 59 59
Accomodation Student 8 673
Auditorium/MPH 1 800
Basketball Court 2 300
Classrooms 12 60
Conference Hall 2 35
Football Grounds 2 1000
Laboratory 3 115
Library 1 25
Academic Year-Wise Student Details (more than 50% of funding provided through following sources)
Programme Year RGoB Funded Students Self Funded Students Other Funded Students Grand Total
Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
B.Sc Agriculture (Diploma Nested) Bachelors-1st Year 8 21 29 2 6 8 0 0 0 37
B.Sc Animal Science (Diploma Nested) Bachelors-1st Year 18 12 30 6 4 10 0 0 0 40
B.Sc Forestry (Diploma Nested) Bachelors-1st Year 19 10 29 4 4 8 2 1 3 40
B.Sc Food Science & Technoloy (Diploma Nested) Bachelors-1st Year 17 21 38 3 6 9 0 0 0 47
B.Sc Sustainable Devlopment Bachelors-1st Year 36 46 82 4 9 13 0 0 0 95
B.Sc Environment & Climate Studies Bachelors-1st Year 19 15 34 4 5 9 0 0 0 43
B.Sc Agriculture (Diploma Nested) Bachelors-2nd Year 14 15 29 3 8 11 0 0 0 40
B.Sc Animal Science (Diploma Nested) Bachelors-2nd Year 19 11 30 5 3 8 0 0 0 38
B.Sc Forestry (Diploma Nested) Bachelors-2nd Year 19 7 26 6 4 10 1 0 1 37
B.Sc Sustainable Devlopment Bachelors-2nd Year 19 16 35 4 11 15 1 1 2 52
B.Sc Environment & Climate Studies Bachelors-2nd Year 12 11 23 7 7 14 0 0 0 37
B.Sc Agriculture (Diploma Nested) Bachelors-3rd Year 10 10 20 2 0 2 0 0 0 22
B.Sc Animal Science (Diploma Nested) Bachelors-3rd Year 11 8 19 2 0 2 0 0 0 21
B.Sc Forestry (Diploma Nested) Bachelors-3rd Year 8 13 21 6 1 7 4 0 4 32
B.Sc Sustainable Devlopment Bachelors-3rd Year 14 14 28 3 1 4 1 0 1 33
B.Sc Environment & Climate Studies Bachelors-3rd Year 14 9 23 4 2 6 0 1 1 30
Master's in Development Practice Masters-1st Year 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
M.Sc Natural Resources Management Masters-1st Year 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 4 4
Master's in Development Practice Masters-2nd Year 11 3 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
M.Sc Natural Resources Management Masters-2nd Year 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Bulk Student Details (Numbers)
Females Males
Boarders Day Scholars
RoGB Funded Students Other Funded Students Self Funded Students
Age Group-wise:
18 yrs. or below Age Between 19-23 24 yrs. or above
Differentially Abled Students
Dzongkhag-wise:
Bumthang Chhukha Dagana
Gasa Haa Lhuentse
Mongar Paro Pemagatshel
Punakha Samdrup Jongkhar Samtse
Sarpang Tashiyangtse Thimphu
Trashigang Trongsa Tsirang
Wangdue Phodrang Zhemgang
No. of International Students:
International Students 7