Teaching & Learning Schedule
The academic semester for 2023 will start from August 2023 and end in the 1st week of December 2023. Subsequent semesters will follow the academic calendar similar to that of the day-time students.
As per RUB requirements, and in order to ensure equivalence with regular students, CE candidates will have 60 contact hours (lecture and tutorials) per module per semester. There will be 3 modules/semester in the first year, and 4 modules/semester thereafter. This reduced workload in the first year is expected to help ease the CE students’ transition to the new daily routine, as well as help them cope with the rigors of college-level academic work. By the second year, once students are accustomed to the requirements and challenges, there will be 4 modules/semester.
In the first year of enrolment, only 6 modules will be offered, with 3 in each semester. The following table shows the schedule of classes in the first 2 semesters:
|Per semester||Mon-Fri||Sat||Total hrs/week||Total hrs/Semester|
|No. of teaching/ contact hours for 3 modules||6 - 8 PM (10 hrs per week)||2 – 4 PM (2 hrs)||12||12 hrs x 16 weeks = 192 hrs/semester|
Note: Saturdays will be open for CE candidates to meet their tutors and use the college resources.
Second year onwards
There will be 4 modules offered from the third semester onwards with the following teaching schedule:
|Per semester||Mon - Fri||Sat||Total hrs/week||Total hrs/Semester|
|No. of teaching/ contact hours for 4 modules||6 - 8 PM (10 hrs per week)||2 - 8 PM (6 hrs)||16||16 hrs x 16 weeks = 256 hrs/semester|
For the 2022-23 academic year, the tuition fee for the CE programme is set as follows:
|Tuition Charges / Sem (Nu.)||1st Yr||2nd, 3rd & 4th Yr|
|Students should expect annual fee increases in the order of 3 - 6% p.a.|
The fees are the same for all programmes and are payable before the start of each semester. The above fees are inclusive of all charges such as establishment and capitation fees, registration fees, affiliation fees, normal exam fees, IT / laboratory / library fees, student activities and development fees, etc. However, they do not include personal costs such as books, stationery, supplies, laundry, printing, fees for supplementary exams and repeats, etc.
The candidates can directly apply online. A one-time refundable security deposit of Nu. 5,000 will be charged and refunded to students upon their departure from the college if there are no outstanding payments.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What programmes will be offered?
Business: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Commerce (BCom).
2. What are the admissions criteria?
RTC will only accept candidates who have passed Class 12 (regular or CE) and who meet the RTC admissions criteria for their chosen course. Candidates should have 3 years of work experience by the start of the course in August 2023. Those with only a Class 10 background, even with additional diplomas, are not eligible if they have not passed Class 12.
3. Will the admission offers be based on merit, or on a first-come-first-serve basis?
4. If the necessity arises, can CE students avail long term leave while studying at RTC?
Yes, CE students can take long-term leave (i.e. skip a semester or a year) provided they have genuine reasons like ill-health, family emergency/crisis, etc. However, the maximum period for completion of the CE program is 6 years, and a CE student must complete his/her programme within this period.
5. Will the degree awarded for the CE programme be considered equal to the regular full-time programme?
Yes, the degree for the CE programme is equivalent to the regular degree. Both the regular and CE degrees will be awarded by the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) and there will be no difference in their status and recognition.