Mr. Ramesh Kumar Chhetri, Lecturer

Philosophy of teaching and learning:

I believe that teaching is a lifelong learning process and every day is a new learning experience for every teacher. I teach subjects like history, history education, pedagogical principles and methods, curriculum studies, and education for development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels but in the process I too learn something new every day. I am passionate about teaching and making a difference in children’s lives. All children are unique with varied abilities and learning styles and I seek to inspire them in all aspects of their lives by helping them to develop their potentials. I always believe in inclusive classroom with positive learning environment where each child feel welcomed, comfortable and safe.


Academic/Educational Qualification:

M.A (History) Osmania University, Andhra Pradesh, India (2011).

B.A (English) Sherubtse College, Kanglung, Bhutan, affiliated to Delhi University, Delhi, India (2003).


Professional experience:

Participated in the Consultative Workshop on the Integration of Inclusive Education Principles and Ideas in the PgDE Curriculum at Samtse College of Education, organized in partnership with UNICEF Bhutan, from 8th-11th May, 2019

Attended One week Workshop on Fieldwork Education for Bachelor of Arts in in social work programme organized by Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati, India from 8th to 12th October, 2018.

Attended three weeks tailor made course of the certified University Teacher Programme (UTP) for experienced lecturers provided by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherland from February- March, 2018.

Completed Post graduate Certificate in Education (PgCE) from National Institute of Education, Samtse, Bhutan (2005).


Current responsibilities:

Teach subjects like Regional History II (HIS307), National Movements and the Emergence of Nation State (HIS408), and Teaching Skills (EDN205) for B.Ed. Secondary students.

Head of the Department (HOD) for the Department of Social Science Education.


 Publications and Conference Presentations:

Chhetri, R. (2019). Participants’ perception of the effectiveness of Certificate Course in Social Work Training. Paper presented in the International Conference on Emerging Social Work Practices and Education held at Samtse College of Education from May 2-4, 2019.

Chhetri, R. & Dorji (2018). History, Culture and Economy of Assamtsa Community: An Ethnographic Approach. Paper presented during Faculty-Student Research Convention, Samtse College of Education held on April 13-14.

Chhetri, R. et al (2008). Bhutan Civics: Course Book for classes VII-VIII. Thimphu: Curriculum and Professional Support Division, Ministry of Education.

Chhetri, R. et al (2008). Bhutan Civics: Course Book for classes IX-X. Thimphu: Curriculum and Professional Support Division, Ministry of Education.

Chhetri, R. et al (2008). Bhutan Civics: Course Book for classes XI-XII. Thimphu: Curriculum and Professional Support Division, Ministry of Education.

Chhetri, R. et al (2008). Bhutan Civics: Teacher’s Guide for classes VII-VIII. Thimphu: Curriculum and Professional Support Division, Ministry of Education.


Current Research Engagement:

As a team, we have developed and submitted a proposal for IDRC grant in the first week of October, 2019.

Research Interest:

Social and cultural History of Bhutan, Pedagogy and teachers’ practices in teaching and learning history, learning difficulties in schools.


Email address: ramesh.sce@rub.edu.bt