Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic, Bhutan

PO Box 450
+975 (5) 251120

The Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic (JNP), formerly known as the Royal Bhutan Polytechnic(RBP), is one of the constituent colleges of the Royal University of Bhutan. It was established in 1972 coinciding with the third five year economic development of the country. It is situated at 800m above the mean sea level and is located at the west end of Dewathang town.The institute is 18 kilometres away from Samdrup Jongkhart own in Eastern Bhutan, second gateway to Bhutab from Assam in India. Although it started with the Infrastructure development since 1972, it started offering Diploma level programmes in engineering from 22nd Feb 1974.

Till the early 2000, the then Royal Bhutan Polytechnic have been the only Institute of it kind responsible for trainning and suppling professionally competent, ethically sound, and progressive middle level technincal man power and IT professionals relevant to the Bhutanese empolying Agencies and Industries. In the year 2000, the institute was temporily relocated to the then Royal Technical Campus in Rinchending Phuntsholing. While at Rinchending the Institute Inttroduced an under graduate level degree program in Civil and Electerical Enginnering in 2001. Currently this Institute is known as College of Science and Technology.

The Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic aims to become as the Center of Excellence in providing diploma and Degree level programmes in Applied Engineering and technology, covering wide spectrum of programmes such as the Pre-service, In-service, continuing education programmes, Material testing and certification, research in applied engineerign, consultency and comunitty services through various modes of deliveries including distance.


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