Bijoy Kumar Rai

Professional biography

Bijoy Kumar Rai, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Primary Education. He has PhD in Education from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and M Ed in Primary Science from the Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Australia. He started his teaching career in July 1994 as a high school physics and math teacher. Gathering school experience for over 13 years and completing M Ed in Primary Science, he joined Paro College of Education in 2008. Besides, the professional modules, he specializes in pedagogical practices, teaching of primary science and research modules. He has supervised research projects in both undergraduate and master level. He is interested in pedagogies that interest and engages school students in science lessons, and in STEM education.

He served as the Head of Health and Physical Education Department briefly in 2010 during which the Diploma for Physical Education and Sports Coaching was initiated. He pioneered the establishment of Life Skill based Comprehensive Sexuality Education in the colleges under the Royal University of Bhutan in partnership with the UNFPA, Bhutan. Furthermore, he served as the Programme Leader for Master of Educational Leadership and Management from 2014 to 2017. Currently, he is one of the members of College Research Committee and Programme Board of Examination for M Ed in Primary Science.