BA in Bhutanese and Himalayan Studies

Bachelors in Bhutan and Himalayan Studies (BHS)

Programme Duration Mode of Study
BA Programme 3 years Full time course work (360 credits)
BA Honors 1 Year Course work and a research project (120 credits)

About the course

The BHS programme primarily aims to train students to understand and research the history, religions, cultures, traditions and heritage of Bhutan and its neighbours in the Himalayan region. In addition to examining the historical aspects associated with these fields of study, modules in the programme addresses contemporary issues and challenges. Graduates will have a solid foundation on the philosophy and uses of GNH in Bhutan and internationally, and be prepared for work that requires knowledge of culture and history, either in the government or the private sector.

Modules include

  • Religions of Himalayan Territories
  • Cultural Heritage of Bhutan
  • English for Professional Communication
  • Introduction to Anthropological/Sociological Theories
  • Research Methodology and Theories

Entry Requirement

For students of Language and Culture Studies:

Class XII pass with a minimum of 50% in English and 50% aggregate in Choenjug, Sumtag, Nyengag and Dzongkha/Dazhung

For BHSCE students:

Class XII pass with a minimum of 50% in English, 60% in Dzongkha and 40% in Rigzhung / History


After the successful completion of the 3 years programme, students can choose to opt for a one-year Honors degree. To advance to the fourth year, students will need an overall three-year aggregate mark of 70% or above.

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