About Us

Paro College of Education is one of the constituent colleges of the Royal University of Bhutan .It began as teacher  training centre for preschool care, which was formally inaugurated on 4th November 1975 with 8 female trainees and a demonstration school at the Rinpung campus.

The new Teacher training Center academic Campus at Nangkha was inaugurated by Her Majesty the Queen Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck on 18th November 1999.

Paro College of Education offers  bachelors in Education (B.Ed) in both modes (regular and distance) in English as well as in the national language, Dzongkha, nine months regular postgraduate Diploma in education in Dzongkha and master's degree in Educational leadership and management for school heads as part time programme.

The new programmes in the pipeline for the 11th FYP are M .Ed. in Dzongkha, diploma/certificate in the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) and diploma in Sports Education and Coaching.

The current student enrolment is 1084 full time and 406 part time. Apart from its spacious infrastructure, the College has a number of  facilities such as  its growing library, computer services, student services and good Games and sports facilities to provide holistic education to its student teachers.  

Vision 

PCE aspires to excel in primary and Zhungkha teacher education, educational leadership and research by ensuring quality graduates based on the values and principles of GNH.

 Mission

The Paro College of Education will:

  • Prepare professionally competent, ethically sound, and progressive teachers based on the  values and principles  of Gross National Happiness.

  • Offer programmes that are responsive to the changing needs and aspirations of our learners and society at large.

  • Create a positive learning environment for the intellectual, emotional, and social growth of our learners and staff.

  • Strive to be a centre of excellence for educational research and consultancy.

Our Core Values

In all that we do to achieve our mission, we are driven by our core values:

Excellence We strive for excellence in everything we do and take pride in our  achievements
Honesty and Integrity We uphold and model the highest standards of honesty and integrity
Innovation We value and encourage creative and innovative ideas, products and services
Leadership We believe that shared leadership empowers people and enhances institutional growth                                                  
Professionalism We practice professionalism in all our endeavors
Social responsibility We play a catalytic role in building a healthy and cohesive Bhutanese society
Team Work We model effective collaboration and team spirit

Millestones:

July 1975:   Establishes as a Pre-school Care Training Centre. Training  programme  started with eight female trainees on 4 November,  1975.                   

June 1985: Common Primary Teacher Certificate (PTC) curriculum with then NIE Samtse. The TTC became Teacher Training Center/College.

Feb. 1993: 18 Month course for Zhungkha Teacher Certificate (ZTC) launched.

March 1993:TTC phase III construction began under SDC/Helvetas    support November 18, 1999: Her Majesty the Queen Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk inaugurated the new academic complex at Chong Nangkar. Intake capacity increased from 220 to 445.

Aug. 1999: The first batch of B.Ed (Primary) in Dzongkha and English started.

July 2000: The TTC upgraded to the National Institute of Education following an amalgamation with CAPSD

May 2001: Centre for Educational Research and Development (CERD) launched.

Jan. 2002: M.Ed Leadership and Management launched.

Feb. 2002: B.Ed Secondary program started along with primary strand.

Sept. 2003: Separated from the Ministry of Education and became a part of the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) and renamed as Paro  College of Education.

Dec.17, 2005: Completion of the Phase IV part I construction and foundation stone for phase IV part II construction laid.

Dec. 2008:  Completion of phase IV construction