The Department of Social Science Education is one of five academic divisions of Samtse College of Education. The department brings together the faculties of Geography; History; Economics, Business Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, Health and Physical Education, and Creative Arts. The department works on five key strategic areas of focus and development. These include: producing quality research that will enhance the quality of teaching and learning, and addresses the social issues; provision and widening access of Social Science Education; development of its academic standard and quality; wider engagement with local and international communities; and attracting the highest caliber academics from around the country and the world.


Centre for excellence in knowledge and skills in social science education


  • Produce cutting edge knowledge and skills in the field of social science education through quality research
  • Lead in knowledge and skills dissemination in social science education in the country
  • Conduct research on key social issues of the country and provide policy advice to the relevant stakeholders
  • Identify areas of collaboration with key stakeholders both at national and international level
  • Develop programmes which would enhance the professional capacity of social science educators in the country
  • Provide a platform to key stakeholders to share their knowledge and skills related to social science education and key social issues
  • prepare students for the beginning level of practice as social work practitioners grounded in the core professional values and competencies

Faculty Members

Mr. Ramesh Kumar Chhetri, Lecturer

Mr. Bhupen Gurung, Lecturer

Mr. Dorji S, Lecturer

Mr. harihara Subramonia P, Lecturer

Mr. Kuenzang Gyeltshen, Asst. Professor

Mr. Tshering Dorji, Assoc. Lecturer