College of Natural Resources
College of Natural Resources or CNR was established in the year 1992 to promote economic development and nature conservation in Bhutan. It is located in Lobesa, which is 2 hours drive from the capital city of Thimphu. The College of Natural Resources(CNR) offers Diploma and B.Sc. programmes in Agriculture, Animal Science, Forestry, Sustainable Development, Environment & Climate Studies and Food Science & Technology.
A Bachelor of Science in Food Science & Technology was launched recently on 13th August 2017 for the 4 years programme. However, the B.Sc. in Sustainable Development and Environment & Climate Studies are three years programme.
The college has started Masters in Development Practices and Natural Resource Management by 2014 and 2015 respectively.
The academic sessions are managed on semester basis “ Spring Semester (February to June) and Autumn Semester (July to December). Most of the programmes begin in July. For students, there is a summer break of about three to four weeks in June-July and a winter break of about eight weeks in December-February. However, the Diploma students will be on Field Attachment during the winter break.