bhutanRoyal Thimphu College is a private college in Thimphu, Bhutan. It is Bhutan’s first private college, and is affiliated to the Royal University of Bhutan.

The campus is located in an area of 25 acres of land in Ngabiphu, a rural area near the national capital of Thimphu. The College has a number of linkages with institutions of higher education abroad.

The college was inaugurated on July 18, 2009 by Her Majesty, Ashi Kesang Choeden Wangchuck. The college is affiliated to the Royal University of Bhutan, and offers undergraduate degrees in a variety of fields under the auspices of the University. Royal Thimphu College has since established a number of international partnerships, including with Wheaton College in the United States, the alma mater of the Fifth King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. In 2016, the College became the first in Bhutan to be accredited by the Bhutan Accreditation Council, which awarded it its highest grade of A+.

Royal Thimphu College has four broad departments; namely the departments of business studies, social sciences, IT and mathematics, and the humanities. As an affiliate college of the Royal University of Bhutan, Royal Thimphu College offers a variety of RUB-prescribed majors in one or more of these departments. The majority of students belong to the business department. Other departments originally offered only double majors, although some single major degrees have since been introduced.

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