College of Natural Resources
The College of Natural Resources (CNR), the then Natural Resources Training Institute (NRTI) came into existence out of the need to support sustainable development in Bhutan. It is the premier Institution of Higher Education Bhutan in the fields of Agriculture, Rural Development and Natural Resources Management. Its goals and objectives are aligned towards achieving the national vision of Gross National Happiness. We believe that sustainable livelihood enhanced by a robust rural economy, pristine nature through sustainable management of Natural Resources and living culture and tradition fostered by the thriving rural community is key to attaining Gross National Happiness. This belief is reflected in the College’s orientation and its vision.The College is committed to fulfilling the needs of the country and the society through provision of higher education that is targeted at poverty reduction, rural development, youth employment and sustainable Natural Resources Management.The six Departments of the college namely, Department of Agriculture, Department of Animal Science, Department of Forest Science, Department of Food Science and Technology, Department of Environment and Climate Science and Department of Sustainable Development currently offer seven undergraduate programs and two Master’s degrees, namely, Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) and M.Sc.in Natural Resources Management and M.Sc. in Conservation Biology. The college also offers PhD in Climate Science.
Type of organization: school_university/research/institute