Education

  • PhD in environmental chemistry (India, 2010); PGCE (UK, 1990); M Sc. in Inorganic Chemistry, (India,1988); B Sc., (India, 1984)

 Employment History

  • Professor, Samtse College of Education, RUB (since July 2016)
  • Associate Professor, College of Education, RUB (2015-2016)
  • Dean (Student Affairs) & Associate Professor, Samtse College of Education, RUB (2010 -2015)
  • Dean (Student Affairs) & Assistant Professor, Samtse College of Education, RUB (2007-2010)
  • Assistant Principal, Samtse College of Education, RUB (2001-2007)
  • Lecturer & Teaching Practice Coordinator, Samtse College of Education, RUB (1993-2001)
  • Lecturer, Samtse College of Education, RUB (July 1986 –June 1993)

 

Teaching and Research Supervision

Developed pre-service and in-service courses, currently teaching diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate students. Supervised masters dissertation since February 2018.

  • Has taught the following postgraduate courses:
  • CME503: Chemistry of Contemporary Issues (Master of Education)
  • ADS602: Advanced Studies II (Master of Education)
  • RES602: Proposal development and Presentation (Master of Education)
  • CME501: Chemistry Education I (Post Graduate Diploma in Education)
  • CME502: Chemistry Education II (Post Graduate Diploma in Education)
  • Has taught the following undergraduate courses:
  • EDN411: Research project
  • EDN206: Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDN309: Multi-grade Teaching
  • EDN205 Teaching Strategies
  • EDN203 Teaching Skills
  • CHE408: The Behaviour of Gases and Introduction to Organic Chemistry
  • CHE101: Introduction to Chemistry Education
  • CHE205: Chemistry Education

Has taught following in-service diploma courses:

  • LAB203: Laboratory Administration
  • LAB304: Interior Laboratory Set up
  • CHM205: Specific Laboratory Apparatus & Techniques in Chemistry
  • CHM306: Qualitative & Quantitative Inorganic Analysis
  • CHM308: Inorganic Chemistry

 

 

Policy and Programme Development

Developed policies and programmes for the enhancement of teaching, research and professional development in the Royal University of Bhutan.

  • Has provided strategic leadership for the launch of M Ed in-service programme in science and Mathematics.
  • Initiated and developed Student Handbook containing general policy and guidelines for students of Samtse College of Education during 2010.
  • Initiated and developed Science Laboratory Management guidebook for schools during 2003.
  • Initiated and led the major revision of Post Graduate Diploma in Education in 2000.
  • Initiated and led the development of Teaching Practice programme guidelines for the two colleges of education during 1995.
  • Initiated and led the development of self-instructional materials for B Ed distance learners.

 

Publications

Books

  • Giri,N. al(2016). Quality of School Education in Bhutan: Case studies in the perspective of Gross National Happiness and Assessment and Assessment Practices. Aalborg University Press, Aalborg.
  • Giri, N.(2003). Science Laboratory Management: A Guidebook for Schools. Curriculum and Professional Support Division, Paro.

 

Book chapters

  • Giri, N. (2000). Science for Class VII: Learning Science through Environment (pp. 1-65). Thimphu: Curriculum and Professional Support Division, Ministry of Education.
  • Giri, N. (2003). Science for Class VIII: Learning Science through Environment (pp. 163-173). Thimphu: Curriculum and Professional Support Division, Ministry of Education.
  • Giri, N. (2007). Class Five Science Textbook. (pp. 21-45). Thimphu: Curriculum and Professional Support Division, Ministry of Education.
  • Giri, N. (2007). Class Four Science Textbook, (pp.14-35). Thimphu: Curriculum and Professional Support Division, Ministry of Education.
  • Giri, N., (1999). Handbook for Teaching Practice. Samste: National Institute of Education, Samtse.
  • Giri, N., & Tenzin, W., (2007). Teaching Primary Science, Classes IV-VI. Thimphu: Curriculum and Professional Support Division, Ministry of Education,
  • Giri, N., Tenzin, W., & Mohan, G. R. (2007). Class Six Science Textbook. Thimphu: Ministry of Education.
  • Giri, N., Tenzin, W., & Mohan, G. R. (2007). Class Six Science Teacher Manual. Thimphu: Curriculum and Professional Support Division, Ministry of Education.
  • Giri, N., Tenzin, W., Bidha, W. & Mohan, G.R. (2007). Science Teacher’s Manual for class 8. Thimphu: Curriculum and Professional Support Division, Ministry of Education.

Journal articles

  • Giri, N., Singh, O.P., & Chopel, G. K. (2010). Physico-chemical characteristics of surface water in and around the agriculture field of Samtse district. Journal of Renewable Natural Resources 4:128-145.
  • Giri, N. and Singh, O.P. (2012). Bio monitoring of Water quality using benthic micro-invertebrates of river Singye Chhu in Bhutan. Journal of Basic & Applied Biology 6(3-4), 44-49.
  • Giri, N. & Singh, O.P. (2013). Urban Growth and Water Quality in Thimphu, Bhutan. Journal of Urban and Environmental Engineering (JUEE) 7(n1), 82-95. ISSN 1982-3932
  • Giri, N. & Singh, O.P. (2010). Study of water quality in relation to land use changes in Bhutan. Rig-Ter Academic Journal of College of Education, Samtse, Royal University of Bhutan 5:40-47.ISBN 99936-25-00-0

 Technical Reports/Proposals

  • Nandu Giri al. (2015). Validation panel report on four year B.Sc chemistry programme. Sherubtse College, kanglung, Royal University of Bhutan.
  • Nandu Giri al. (2008). Validation panel report on four year B.Sc chemistry programme. Sherubtse College, Kanglung, Royal University of Bhutan.

 

Conference Papers/Invited Talks

Has presented papers and spoken at national and international conferences.

  • Giri, N. (2018). Teaching Profession with the Changing Times. Talk delivered at the Plenary Session of ‘International conference on New Horizons in Teacher Education’ organized by the West Bengal University of Teacher’s training, Education Planningand Administration, West Bengal, India (14-16 January 2018).
  • Giri, N. (2018) The Purpose of Education with changing Times. Talk delivered at the Plenary Session of ‘International conference on ‘Education and Global Peace’ organized by A. M. Teachers’ Training Institute, Mushidabad, West Bengal (25-26 February 2018)
  • Giri, N. (2017). Quantitative analysis of iodine content in table salt: Comparison of iodine content in various brands of table salt available in Samtse town. Paper presented at the 7th International Science Congress (8-9 December 2017).
  • Giri, N. and Gurung, K. (2015). Effective Learning through Intrinsic motivation: A case study of class IX Higher Secondary School girls. Paper presented at 3rd Faculty-student Research Convention, Samtse College of Education. 13-14 November 2015)
  • Giri, N. (2014). Schooling and school history in Bhutan as part of Nation Building Exercise. Paper presented at 3rd International Creative University Network (ICUN) ‘Creative Economy, Creative University, and Creative Development ‘organized by the Institute for GNH Studies (iGNHaS), RUB, International Creative University Network (ICUN), and future Education, Groups & Organization Studies (FUEGOS), University of Marburg,

Germany, Thimphu, 14-16 April 2014.

  • Giri, N. (2012). Educating for GNH. Paper presented at the seminar organized by Aalborg University, Denmark (22-28 June 2012)
  • Giri, N. (2002). Infusion of Environmental Issues in Science Curriculum. Paper presented at Punjab State Council for Science & Technology conference, Chandigarh. Organized by UNESCO. (5-10th March 2012)
  • Giri, N. (2015). Study of water quality in relation to land use changes in Bhutan Paper presented during the first Ph.D National conference – Promoting a knowledge based society on 2nd July 2015 organised by iGNHaS, Royal University of Bhutan.
  • Giri, N.(2015). Human Elephant Conflicts in Samtse Dzongkhag Paper presented during the 2nd Samtse College of Education Research meet held on 6th February 2015 at SCE.

Institutional Affiliation

  • External Examiner to Sherubtse College, Royal University of Bhutan (2015 – 2017)
  • Member of technical committee for drawing clarity on promotion of RUB faculty (2018).
  • Member of Science subject committee, Royal Education Council, Paro (1997- 2017)

 

Research/Programme Development Grants

Developed grant applications and secured the following grants for the Royal University of Bhutan.

  • Ten million from Danish-RUB research project on “Quality of School Education in the perspective of Gross National Happiness and Assessment practices in Bhutan”. during 2012-2014.
  • 600000.00 from SANDEE Research Project on “Human elephant conflicts in Samtse Dzongkhag” during 2010 -2012.
  • US$10000.00 from HUC seed grant project on “Water sustainability strategies in the Himalayan cities.during 2017-2018.

Professional Service

  • Reviewer of journal article, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Romina, (2014)
  • Reviewer of journal article, Bhutan Journal of Research and Development (BJRD), Royal University of Bhutan (2011 – till date).
  • Editor of Teacher’s Manual for class IV Science. Curriculum and Professional Support Section, Ministry of Education, RGoB.
  • Editor of Teacher’s Manual for class VI Science. Curriculum and Professional Support Section, Ministry of Education, RGoB.
  • Moderated the research papers presented in the 3rd International Creative University network (ICUN) Conference called ‘Creative Economy, Creative University, and Creative Development in Forum 2: Creative University: Strategies of Creation & Creative Development of the future (2014).

 

Professional Service (Invited trainer/panel)

Has provided knowledge based services whenever possible.

  • Conducted training programme to Science Laboratory Assistants and School Science teachers on laboratory management skills (1998-till date).
  • Conducted Science Teaching Methodology Workshop for School Teachers (2007 – 2013)
  • Conducted training programme to M.Ed module tutors on four themes viz. contemporary issues, technology and teaching aids, misconceptions and teaching, learning and assessment with support from Aalborg University, Denmark from 23rd to 27th March 2015.
  • Conducted training programme to school teachers on teaching practice supervision (1994-2010).
  • As a member of panel appointed by the Royal University of Bhutan, validated the four year B Sc. Chemistry programme of Sherubtse College (2015).
  • As a member of panel appointed by the Royal University of Bhutan, validated the three year B Sc. Chemistry programme of Sherubtse College (2000).

Scholarships/Awards

  • Awarded gold medal by His majesty the king in 2013 for dedicated service in teaching profession.
  • Awarded gold medal by Royal Civil Service Commission, Royal Government of Bhutan for completing 30 years in teaching profession.

 

Academic and Research Leadership Training (If relevant, otherwise discard it)

 

Contact

 

Phone  :    00975 17680136

Email   :   nandugiri.sce@rub.edu.bt

 

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