History and Culture Department

Name :            Singye Wangchuk

Designation:   Associate Lecturer

Qualification:  MA in Archaeology

Singye Wangchuk joined CLCS in 2014. He is an Assistant Lecturer of History. He holds a Master degree in Ancient History and Archaeology from University of Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. He completed his Bachelor degree in Language and Culture from CLCS in 2013. He teaches Jungrab to first year students; Archaeology and Museography and Historical Leaders of Himalaya to BHS final years. His research interest mainly focus on tangible and intangible cultures of Bhutan and Himalayan regions.

Name :           Sangay Phuntsho

Designation:  Associate Lecturer

Qualification: MA in History

Sangay Phuntsho is an Associate Lecturer of History in the College of Language and Culture Studies. He completed his Masters in History from Lovely Professional University, Punjab in 2016. For his master’s dissertation, he made a comparative study of the architectural design of Stupa in Bhutan, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Sangay Phuntsho completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Dzongkha) from Paro College of Education in 2008 and received his undergraduate degree in Language and Culture from CLCS. Prior to joining CLCS in 2012, Sangay Phuntsho was working as a teacher under the Ministry of Education. Currently, he teaches Cultural Heritage, Bhutan History and rgyal rabs zhib ’jug. His research interest is in the area of history and culture, more specifically in sacred rituals performed in rural places of Bhutan.

Name:               Choni Tshewang

Qualification:    Masters in South Asian Studies

Designation:     Associate Lecturer

Name :            Kinzang Dorji

Designation:  Associate Lecturer

Qualification:  MA in South Asian Studies

 

Name:            Namkha Wangmo

Designation:  Associate Lecturer

Qualification:  M.A in Fine Arts (Textile Design)

Namkha Wangmo holds a MA in Fine Arts (Textile Design) from Visva-Bharati University, Shantineketan, Kolkata. She studied Art History, Visual Arts, and Textile Design. Her research area is mainly focused on Bhutan’s indigenous textile weaves, significance of textile and textile usage in day-to-day life of Bhutanese people. Currently, Namkha Wangmo teaches classes on Thagzo in the college.

Name :            Ngawang Gyeltshen

Designation:   Associate Lecturer

Qualification:   MA in History

 

Name :            Nidup Gyeltshen

Designation:  Associate Lecturer

Qualification: MA in Dzongkha and Chokey

Nidup Gyeltshen has a Bachelor’s degree in Language and Literature from the College of Language and Culture Studies. He studied Buddhist Astrology, Buddhist literature, Bhutanese Etiquette and Culture of Bhutan. He is currently studying for his Masters in Dzongkha and Choekey (Classical Tibetan). His research interest is in Bhutanese Culture and Buddhist Astrology. Nidup Gyeltshen is also skilled in the area of carpentry and masonry. Currently, Nidup Gyeltshen teaches Basic Astrology for first year students, Birth Horoscope and Lomo (Annual lucks) in second Year and nuptial astrology and astrology of death in the third year.

 

Name :            Pema Tshitrim

Designation:   Associate Lecturer

Qualification:  BA in Language and Culture

Name :            Pema Wangchuk

Designation:  Associate Lecturer

Qualification: MA in Buddhist Studies(Indo-Tibetan Studies)

Pema Wangchuk is an Associate lecturer of Songs and Music in the College of Language and Culture Studies. Pema Wangchuk has a Master’s degree in Indo-Tibetan Studies from the University of Visva-Bharati, India. He studied Buddhism, Tibetan language and Literature. He also attended a certificate course in Hindutani Classical Vocal. His primary research interest is in Traditional songs and music in and around the country and Bhutanese culture and tradition as a whole. In addition to Traditional Songs and Music, Pema Wangchuk teaches classes on Research Methodology and Cultural Heritage. Pema Wangchuk is also the current Head of Department for History and Culture.

Name :           Rinchen Dorji

Designation:  Associate Lecturer

Qualification: MA in Dzongkha and Chokey

Rinchen Dorji is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of History and Culture in the College of Language and Culture Studies. Dorji is a former student of CLCS and completed his Bachelor degree in Language and Culture in 2013. Dorji also received his Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education from Samtse College of Education in 2015. He is interested in examining and documenting the oral cultures of Bhutan.  His most research project is a documentation of Phuntsho Choling Goenpa in Trongsa Dzongkhag. Rinchen Dorji is a member of Comprehensive Sexual Health team in CLCS and also coordinates the Dzongkha broadcast for Rigzhung Lungta.

Name :             Sangay Phuntsho

Designation:    Associate Lecturer

Qualification:    MA in History

Website:https://sangayphuntshoblog.wordpress.com/

Sangay Phuntshok holds a Master degree in History from Lovely Professional University, India. He wrote his master dissertation on “The study of Cultural preservation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Bhutan”.  He completed his BA in History and Political Science from Sherubtse College in 2012. His interest in research and academic field includes: writing of oral history, culture and political history of Bhutan. He teaches History, GNH, Cultural Heritage, Historical leaders of Himalaya, Archaeology, Research Methodology and Milieu & Societies to BHS students. Sangay is currently the staff moderator for the Youth Initiatives for Democratic Society (YIDS).

Name :            Sangay Thinley

Designation:  Associate Lecturer

Qualification: MA (Music in Manipur Dance)

Sangay Thinley holds a MA in Indian Classical Dance (Manipuri Dance) from Visva-Bharati University, Shantineketan, Kolkata. He studied origin of Indian Classical Dance, Contemporary dances and Art and Theatre. His research area is mainly focused on Bhutanese Vajrayana mask dance and different aspects of Bhutanese culture. Currently, he teaches mask dance and Jungrab in the college.

Name :           Sherub Tenzin

Designation:  Assistant Lecturer 

Qualification:  B.A Language and Culture

Sherub Tenzin holds B.A in Language and Culture studies from Institute of Language and Culture Studies, Simtokha, Thimphu. His research area mainly focused on Bhutan’s traditional Songs and Music. Currently, Sherub teaches classes on Songs and Music in the college and also serves as the Culture Secretary of the College.

 

Name :           Tshering Dema

Designation:  Associate Lecturer

Qualification: MA in South Asian Studies