STATUS OF ACCREDITATION OF TERTIARY EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

Under the guidance and direction of the Council, the Secretariat with support from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) trained five pioneer accreditors in June 2015 and facilitated pilot accreditation of Gaedu College of Business Studies (GCBS) and Royal Thimphu College (RTC) in 2015.

Following the pilot accreditation, the Secretariat successfully facilitated accreditation of GCBS from 23-26th May & the RTC from June 1-4, 2016. As desired by the Council, it has also facilitated provisional accreditation of Reldri Academy of Health Sciences (RAHS) from 18-21st April, 2016. 

The first TEI accredited by the Bhutan Accreditation Council was RTC and GCBS. RTC was awarded grade A+ (Excellent) and the certificate was on 29th June 2016 by Hon’ble Sherig Lyonpo. GCBS was awarded grade A (Very Good) and the certificate was awarded along with the institutions that were accredited in 2016-2017 on 17th July, 2017. The five institutions that were accredited in 2016-2017 were the following:

Sl No.

Institution

Grade

Descriptor

Date of site visit

Accreditors

1

Samtse College of Education, RUB

A

Very Good

15-18 May, 2017

Dr. Singye Namgyal-Chair

Dr. Phub Rinchhen

Mr. Tashi Chonjur

2

Paro College of Education, RUB

B

Good

22-25 May, 2017

Same as above

3

Faculty of Traditional Medicine, KGUMSB

B

Good

5-8 June, 2017

Dr. Jagar Dorji-Chair

Drungtsho Ugyen Wangchuk

Mr. Nima Sangay

4

Faculty of Nursing and Public Health, KGUMSB

B

Good

12-15 June, 2017

Mr. Nima Sangay

Ms. Gaga Dukpa

Mr. Karma Gyeltshen

The certificate was awarded by officiating Secretary, Ministry of Education on 17th July, 2017. The details of the accreditor’s report is available on the website of the respective institutions.