I have spent almost two and a half years in JigmeNamgyel Polytechnic (JNP). I have always cherished its beauty and serenity, and I think JNP has the most beautiful campus among all institutes in Bhutan. It is home to 736 students who undertake a two-year diploma programme in mechanical, electrical, civil, and computer hardware and networking engineering.
The weather is always favourable and the campus is green and clean. Effort is being made to plant more trees every year to make it more beautiful. Since JNP is located far away from human settlements, it is quiet and peaceful and most conducive for learning and acquisition of knowledge.
JNP is adequately endowed with all basic facilities, including two basketball courts, one volleyball court, one badminton court, one table tennis court, and one football field.
Every Wednesday sees the campus come alive with literary programmes in both English and Dzongkha.
Like any good institute, JNP has a set of well-intended rules and regulations. Anyone failing to abide by them, without exception, faces the consequences.
The students’ academic progress receives constant attention at the institute. Students sit two exams every semester.
Even as the students fill their mind with precious knowledge, the bodily need to eat healthy doesn’t go unfulfilled. According to seasons, the students are served a variety of vegetables, fruits and milk. Meat is on the menu twice a week.
Students are motivated to explore more every day. Every year, final year students explore innovative ideas and design useful equipment. It is a small place in beautiful Bhutan that stands out in a lot of ways.
By Kencho Wangmo
Mechanical 2nd year, JNP