Ms. Sonam Deki is from Thimphu, Bhutan. She holds a B.A. in English with honours from Sherubtse College, a post graduate certificate in Education from the National Institute of Education, Samtse, and a Masters in Social Science with honours from the University of Newcastle, Australia. Before joining RTC, she taught literature and language for undergraduate programmes for Delhi University and the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB), as well as the post-graduate diploma in English for B.Ed teachers at Sherubtse College. She has management and administrative experience as the head of the English department at Sherubtse. In addition, she has worked on the development of the revised English curriculum for schools and has also taught English at higher secondary schools in Bhutan.
Dr. Dorji Gyeltshen is from Dagana in south-central Bhutan. He possesses a Master as well as a PhD in Buddhist Philosophy and has also undergone the Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the Samtse College of Education. He has taught Buddhist Philosophy for many years at the Institute of Language and Cultural Studies (ILCS), Simtokha, the Gangteng Kuenzang Chholing Institute in Wangdiphodrang and at the Bir Palyul Ringo Institute in India. He was previously the Head of the Department of Philosophy at the ILCS.
Ms. Yesodha Chauhan is from Dagana in south-central Bhutan. She did her B.A English Honors from Sherubtse College and Masters in English literature from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India. Ms. Yesodha Chauhan worked as an English teacher in Rinchen Higher Secondary School for a year.
During her P.G course she successfully completed a project on “Improving Speaking Skill by Enriching Vocabulary” and presented papers on different aspects of English Language Teaching on various occasions.
Ms. Vanlallawmkimi is from Mizoram, India. She has an undergraduate degree in English from Loreto College, Darjeeling, and a post-graduate degree in English with a special paper in post-colonial literature from Darjeeling Government College under North Bengal University. She also has a diploma in Communicative English from North Bengal University. Before joining RTC, she worked as a part-time lecturer at Darjeeling Government College and at St. Joseph’s College, Darjeeling.
Mr. Sonam Tobgay is from Mongar, Bhutan. He completed his Master’s Degree in Buddhist philosophy from Druk Gangtey Buddhist College. In addition, he studied at the Tibetan University in Utter Pradesh, India, for two years. He taught at Druk Gangtey Buddhist College and was also the principal of Chaskhar Shedra at Mongar. Before joining RTC, he was a freelance Dzongkha writer and has a couple of publications to his credit. In 2008 he was awarded the most prestigious certificate by the Royal Government of Bhutan for promoting Dzongkha. In 2010, he authored a book entitled Samchod Sheyeon, and for this book, he won the best Dzongkha writer award from the Dzongkha Development Commission. He also served a short stint as editor for the Dzongkha news for Business Bhutan, the only business news paper in the country.
Mr. Tshoki Dorji has a Master's Degree in Buddhist Studies and has a working experience of nine years as a Lecturer at Tango Buddhist University in Thimphu.
Ms. Poonam Chettri has an Undergraduate Degree in BA (Psychology, Sociology & Economics) from Christ University, Bangalore and Masters in Education from University of East Anglia, Norwich - United Kingdom. During her post graduation she successfully completed her research thesis on "How English Language is introduced to pupils' in the first year of their pre-primary school year?" in Chamzamtog MSS. She has also worked as an English teacher in Kelki Higher Secondary School for one year. Her interest includes reading, music and swimming.
Karma Tshewang is from Trashigang, Bhutan. He completed his Masters Degree in Buddhist Philosophy from Druk Gangtey Buddhist College. He taught at Bumthang Nunnery College for three years and also served as the Vice Principal during his stay there. He also taught various Buddhist texts and related subjects at Chaskhar Shedra, Mongar, for two years. He served as a Dzongkha teacher at Reldri Higher Secondary School for five years before joining Royal Thimphu College.
Mr. Kinley Tshering holds a Masters Degree in Buddhist Studies from Tango Bhuddhist University, Bhutan. Mr. Tshering has worked 9 years in Rinchen Higher Secondary School, followed by 3 years and running at RTC. Mr. Tshering is interested in composing and singing songs and playing various sports.
Ms. Tshering Choden is a part time faculty and has Masters in M.Soc Sci (Honours) from the University of Newcastle, Australia, and PGD in Education from Samtse College of Education. Her prior teaching experience includes teaching at Sherubtse College for close to 7 years
Lindsay Kamakahi completed her BA in Mass Communications from the University of Macau which included a semester with the School of International Training based in Croatia. While in Croatia, her research analyzed landmine effected areas. She completed her MA in Media Communications from Webster University with her capstone spotlighting the way Social Media Assists how Humanitarian Aid is Dispersed in Crisis Situations Prior to, During, and Post Disasters. With the Experiment in International Living, she was a program leader who took high school students on an experiential learning month-long adventure through China. She designed and led experiential learning trips for Global-LAB for high school and college aged students. Lindsay has teaching experience in Japan, Thailand, China, Vietnam, Mongolia and Honduras,and has joined the RTC faculty in the Fall of 2016.
Dr. Priyali Ghosh holds a PhD in English from the University of Kent at Canterbury, U.K. and a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge. She is also a graduate of the University of Calcutta and the University of Cambridge. Her doctoral work was sponsored by awards from the Graduate School, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK, the British Federation of Women Graduates, UK and the Royal Historical Society, UK. At Cambridge, she held a Nehru Centenary and British Chevening Scholarship awarded by the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
She takes up her post at Royal Thimphu College after teaching assignments at the University of Leicester, Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent. She has also consulted for and worked with corporate organisations and schools in both India and the UK.
Having lived and worked in many parts of the world, she sees herself primarily as an internationalist. Her postdoctoral research is concerned with the historical and current, global effects of ‘cosmopolitanism’ – or the ability to think, write and feel across cultures. Her teaching interests include creative writing, the long eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and English for Academic Purposes.
Miss Aakanksha Singh is from Mumbai, India and had been working in New Delhi as an assistant editor with the travel department of the Dorling Kindersley Publishing House before joining RTC. She has previously also done freelance writing jobs and feature writing jobs with two magazines. She has done her Bachelor's in English Literature from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai and Masters in English Literature from Delhi University, New Delhi. She is a NET qualified lecturer under the UGC India. Her major interest in academics is gender studies and to apply that to our everyday lived realities and make them a little less erudite and elitist. Her other interests apart from academics include reading, cooking, gardening, travelling and exploring, writing and hiking.
Meena Subba has studied BA (English Hons) and MA (English) from the Punjab University, Chandigarh, India. In addition to this she has a diploma in Advanced University Studies (DAUS) in Curriculum and Instruction with focus on Teaching of Secondary English from the University of New Brunswick, Canada. She has taught high school English for over ten years, and has since then been working with a charitable international organisation involved in the education sector.
Ms. Dechen Pelden is from Thimphu. She holds a Masters Degree in English and Literature from English and Foreign Language University, Hyderabad, India. She has also undergone the Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the Samtse College of Education.