College of Natural Resources (CNR) places top priority to research. Being an institute that generates knowledge through intense research in agriculture, natural resources, rural development and environmental science, about 156 students are currently engaged in writing thesis related to their field of study.
This time round, the busiest time of the year, students can be seen lining up in front of their teacher guide’s office. Some are busy writing, revising and editing their write-ups.
Students have to complete their work by middle of this month. It will be graded for 24 out of 60 credits in the final semester.
Lecturers are also equally engaged as they have to guide student andpromote the publication of high quality research findings. They have to ensure that highest possible standards of integrity and commitment to excellence are maintained.Decision makers and rural developmental plannersare expected to benefit from CNR findings.
To that end, the Royal University of Bhutan has established Centre for Rural Development Studies (CRDS) at CNR. The centre is headed by Dean of Research,Dr. Jampa Gyeltshen.
By Tashi Dendup
BSc. Sustainable Development
College of Natural Resources