Som Gurung, Assistant Professor, started his career as a teacher in November 1991. His educational qualification and training include MSc in Physics from Jawaharlal Nehru University in India, BSc from Sherubtse College in Bhutan, Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Samtse College of Education in Bhutan, Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Information Systems (PGCertTIS) from Sherubtse College in Bhutan,. Prior to joining the Royal University of Bhutan he taught physics and mathematics to pre-university students. He went on to become the Assistant Principal in 2000 and promoted to Vice Principal in 2002.
In March 2006 he was transferred to Paro College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan. Between 2006 to 2009, he was Lecturer and the Head of Department of Science. He spear headed the establishment of the Rinpung Science Campus and launched the Bachelor of Education in sciences in 2008. He was Coordinator of Academic Programme Unit, Teaching Practicum Coordinator and Officiating Dean of Academic Affairs for the period 2009 to 2012. In Between 2012 to 2015 he was Lecturer and Dean of Academic Affairs at Paro College of Education. He was instrumental in the development of the college strategic plan 2013-2020, development & launching of Master of Education in Dzongkha, Diploma in Physical Education & Sports Coaching and Diploma in ECCD. He stablished linkages and offered consultancy services. He was awarded the prestigious meritorious promotion to the next higher level as Specialist in January 2015. In October 2018 he was appointed as the Programme Leader for Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Management. He has developed and examined university programmes, taught undergraduate, postgraduate students, mentored and trained school teachers, and supervised Masters theses.