||Paro College of Education (PCE), located in the beautiful valley of Paro in western Bhutan, about 2,250 metres above sea level, is one of the constituent colleges of the Royal University of Bhutan. The college is a mere 10 minutes drive from the Paro International Airport and about an hour’s drive from the capital city Thimphu.
PCE was established as a Pre-school Care Training Centre in November 1975. Today the college offers a wide range of programmes at the diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels for pre-service and in-service teacher candidates. At present six different progarmmes are available: Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Management; Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Dzongkha); Bachelor of Primary Education; Bachelor of Secondary Education; Bachelor of Education (Dzongkha); and Diploma in School Leadership & Management. The college will run a PhD programme in GNH education in 2014.
The college has a research centre -- Centre for Educational Research and Development (CERD) established in 2001 with the aim to support, encourage and foster a culture of research and scholarship that lead to improvement in the development of education programmes and practices in the country. CERD publishes a journal called Rabsel and many occasional papers.
PCE offers a unique learning opportunity for its students. It has excellent boarding facilities, guest rooms, IT labs, cafeteria, gymnasium, writing centre, and a campus bookshop.