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College of Language and Culture Studies


Institution Name College of Language and Culture Studies Institution Type Public
Location Trongsa Contact Address PO Box 554, Taktse, Drakten, Trongsa
Establishment Year 1961 Total Acreage 0
National Accreditation International Accreditation
Description: The College of Language and Culture Studies (ILCS), located on the beautiful hilltop of Taktse in Trongsa (central Bhutan), is one of the constituent colleges of the Royal University of Bhutan. It is about six hours drive from the capital, Thimphu. The college was set up as a Rigney institute 1961 in Thimphu. CLCS offers a number of diploma and undergraduate programmes: BA in Language and Culture, BA in Language and Literature, and Diploma in Language and Communication. From July 2012 the institute will be offer an undergraduate programme in Bhutanese and Himalayan Studies. CLCS aims to be a centre of excellence in higher learning and research in Bhutanese language, culture (dance, music, painting, architecture, weaving and designing, astrology, and etiquette), Buddhist studies, Himalayan studies and GNH studies. All of CLCS’s programmes are underpinned by an overarching emphasis on human values. Its endeavour therefore is to instill values and groom good human beings through a deep grounding in and practical experience of study areas such as culture, philosophy, language and history. The institute’s motto is 'To produce modern citizens with traditional knowledge'. CLCS also produces research-based audiovisual documentaries on rituals and performing arts of Bhutan. It has two research centres -- Centre for History and Cultural Studies and Centre for Buddhist Studies. CLCS will soon introduce MA and PhD programmes. The Institute has excellent boarding facilities, guest rooms, and internet facilities.

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Institution Details as of 2017
Programmes Offered
Programme Award Level Mode Affiliation Discipline Tuition Fee
Bachelor of Arts in Language and Culture Bachelor Distance Learning Royal University of Bhutan Arts 68344
Masters in Dzongkha and Choekey Master Distance Learning Royal University of Bhutan Arts 68344
Bachelor of Arts in Bhutanese and Himalayan Studies Bachelor Full Time Royal University of Bhutan Arts 68344
Bachelor of Arts in Language and Literature Bachelor Full Time Royal University of Bhutan Arts 68344
Diploma in Language and Communication Skills Diploma Full Time Royal University of Bhutan Arts 68344
Honours of Arts in Bhutanese and Himalayan Studies Bachelor Honours Full Time Royal University of Bhutan Arts 68344
Honours of Arts in Language and Literature Bachelor Honours Full Time Royal University of Bhutan Arts 68344
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 Guest 1 26
Accomodation Staff 5 15
Accomodation Student 8 700
Auditorium/MPH 1 750
Classrooms 26 960
Conference Hall 4 50
Football Grounds 1 24
Laboratory 2 100
Lecture Theatre 1 150
Library 1 500
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
Honours of Arts in Language and Literature Bachelor Honours-4th Year 8 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Honours of Arts in Bhutanese and Himalayan Studies Bachelor Honours-4th Year 7 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Bachelor of Arts in Language and Culture Bachelors-1st Year 27 8 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 35
Bachelor of Arts in Language and Literature Bachelors-1st Year 77 78 155 6 20 26 0 0 0 181
Bachelor of Arts in Bhutanese and Himalayan Studies Bachelors-1st Year 78 81 159 1 0 1 0 0 0 160
Bachelor of Arts in Bhutanese and Himalayan Studies Bachelors-2nd Year 56 89 145 6 5 11 0 0 0 156
Bachelor of Arts in Language and Culture Bachelors-2nd Year 18 4 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
Bachelor of Arts in Language and Literature Bachelors-2nd Year 77 74 151 9 14 23 0 0 0 174
Bachelor of Arts in Language and Culture Bachelors-3rd Year 15 9 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
Bachelor of Arts in Bhutanese and Himalayan Studies Bachelors-3rd Year 83 80 163 2 4 6 0 0 0 169
Bachelor of Arts in Language and Literature Bachelors-3rd Year 93 79 172 10 21 31 0 0 0 203
Diploma in Language and Communication Skills Diploma-1st Year 10 21 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
Diploma in Language and Communication Skills Diploma-2nd Year 16 19 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 35
Masters in Dzongkha and Choekey Masters-1st Year 17 2 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
Masters in Dzongkha and Choekey Masters-2nd Year 11 2 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
Masters in Dzongkha and Choekey Masters-3rd Year 20 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
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 0