The Samtse College of Education (SCE) launched Bachelor of Arts in Social Work on 26th July 2019. The Venerable Lam Neten, Samtse Drashang and representatives from the Office of the Vice Chancellor, Royal University of Bhutan, CSO, UNICEF Bhutan, and academics from Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati, India, attended the launching ceremony, among others. The introduction of the four-year course, a first of its kind in the country, comes after the college carried out market study for the programme and curriculum development in consultation with the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and other relevant government agencies within the country and selected universities outside since 2016. The programme was developed with the technical support of the UNICEF Bhutan. Meanwhile, the college has enrolled 37 students for the programme.