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Jigme Namgyel Engineering College, one of the constituent colleges of the Royal University of Bhutan has officially launched two new degree programmes, namely Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering in Surveying and Geoinformatics from July 2019.

The inauguration ceremony was graced by the President of the College, Dr. Andu Dukpa, Representative Director of Society of Experts for Construction Equipment (SECONEQ), Mr. Hajime Shirai, and Field Surveyor Mr. Akihiro Shimizu from Japan. This is one significant event that will remain in the history of JNEC.

The event was marked with talks by the Hon’ble President of JNEC, Mr. Hajime Shirai, reflections from the existing degree students, expectations from the new students followed by cultural programme.

President, during his talk emphasized on the profound words of wisdom by His Majesty the King and also by His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. He further reminded students on the importance of students’ attitude and ethics. He reiterated that as a technical person, one should also have good heart along with technical skills so that it creates good impact on human lives.

In addition, Director of SECONEQ paid his gratitude in being able to be a part of this historical event. He handed over few equipment that will benefit Surveying and Geoinformatics programme. The two experts from Japan will be jointly working with Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying (JNEC). They will be training faculty, staff and students in the area of surveying, geoinformatics and GIS.

There are a total of 23 students and 25 students in the first cohorts pursuing BE Mechanical Engineering and BE Surveying & Geoinformatics respectively.

As of now, JNEC offers a total of ten programmes; three degree programmes and seven diploma programmes in the field of applied engineering, management and Information technology.