Continuing Education

Bhutan's First and Only A+ Accredited Institution      Inspiring Education in Bhutan

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Teaching & Learning Schedule

The academic semester for 2017 will start from the last week of July 2017 and end in the 1st week of December 2017. Subsequent semesters will follow the academic calendar similar to that of the day-time students.

As per RUB requirements, and in order to ensure equivalence with regular students, CE candidates will have 60 contact hours (lecture and tutorials) per module per semester.  There will be 3 modules/semester in the first year, and 4 modules/semester thereafter.  This reduced workload in the first year is expected to help ease the CE students’ transition to the new daily routine, as well as help them cope with the rigors of college-level academic work.  By the second year, once students are accustomed to the requirements and challenges, there will be 4 modules/semester.

First year

In the first year of enrolment, only 6 modules will be offered, with 3 in each semester. The following table shows the schedule of classes in the first 2 semesters:

Per semesterMon-FriSatTotal hrs/weekTotal hrs/Semester
No of teaching/ contact hours for 3 modules 6 - 8 PM (10 hrs per  week) 2 PM – 4 PM (2 hrs) 12 12 hrs x 16 weeks = 192 hrs/semester

Note: Saturdays will be open for CE candidates to meet their tutors and use the college resources.

Second year onwards

There will be 4 modules offered from the third semester onwards with the following teaching schedule:

Per semesterMon - FriSatTotal hrs/weekTotal hrs/Semester
No. of teaching/ contact hours for 4 modules 6 - 8 PM     (10 hrs per week) 2 - 6:30 pm (4.5 hrs) 14.5 14.5 hrs x 16 weeks = 232 hrs/semester

Fee Structure

For the 2017-18 academic year, the tuition fee for the CE programme is Nu 7,150/ module / semester.  For the 1st semester, which will have 3 modules, the fees are Nu 21,450/semester (or Nu 42,900/year). It may be noted that fees are subject to annual revisions and applicants should expect annual fee increases in the order of 3– 6% p.a. For subsequent academic years (3rd semester onwards), which will have 4 modules, the fees will be Nu.28,600/ semester plus an annual increase of 3-6%.  

The fees are the same for all programmes and are payable before the start of each semester. The above fees are inclusive of all charges such as establishment and capitation fees, registration fees, affiliation fees, normal exam fees, IT / laboratory / library fees, student activities and development fees, books & handouts etc (for CE students). However, it does not include personal costs such as stationery, supplies, printing, fees for    supplementary exams and repeats, etc.

An application fee of Nu. 500 will be charged to cover the cost of processing each application. It will be credited towards the student’s account upon admission. Also, a one-time refundable security deposit of Nu. 5,000 will be charged and refunded to students upon their departure from the college if there are no outstanding payments.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What programs will be offered, and how many candidates will be admitted?

            Business: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) & Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)

            Bachelor of Arts in English Studies

            Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) 

2. What are the admissions criteria?

RTC will only accept candidates who have passed Class 12 (regular or CE) and who meet the RTC admissions criteria for their chosen course. Candidates with borderline marks but with evidence of other relevant accomplishments can still apply, but must submit additional certifications and other evidence of prior training and experience (certificates; evidence of trainings, courses, and workshops; any other evidence of prior learning; diplomas; related achievements) that may support their application. Moreover, candidates should have 3 yrs work experience by the start of the course in August, 2017. Those with only Class 10 background, even with additional diplomas, are not eligible if they have not passed Class 12.

3. Will the admission offers be based on merit, or on a first-come-first-serve basis?

Admissions will be on a rolling basis starting from March 2016.

4. If the necessity arises, can CE students avail long term leave while studying at RTC?

Yes, CE students can take long-term leave (i.e. skip a semester or a year) provided they have genuine reasons like ill-health, family emergency/crisis, etc. However, the maximum period for completion of the CE program is 6 years, and a CE student must complete his/her program within this period.

5. Will the degree awarded for the CE program be considered equal to the regular full-time program?

Yes, the degree for the CE program is equivalent to the regular degree. Both the regular and CE degrees will be awarded by the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) and there will be no difference in their status and recognition.

RTC Address

 Royal Thimphu College  

 Ngabiphu, Thimphu

 P.O. Box: 1122

 PABX: (975) 02-351801/02-351802

 Fax: (975) 02-351806


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