The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPC) to support BPC employees to earn a Master’s degree at AIT. The MoU was signed on 11 December 2017 by BPC Managing Director Mr. Gem Tshering and AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai.
According to the agreement, BPC will send five staff members every year for a period of five years for studying Master’s degree programs at AIT. While the first batch of BPC students will join AIT in the Energy program in January 2018, subsequent batches will be open to all programs.
The Managing Director of BPC, Mr. Gem Tshering is an alumnus of AIT, having graduated with a Master’s in Engineering from AIT’s School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD). Recently, he was also awarded the AIT Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award in the category of Rural and Community Development category at the 46th Governing Board Meeting held between 3-7 November in Taipei, Taiwan.
Attending the MoU signing ceremony at AIT were Mr. Gem Tshering, Mr. Nim Dorji, Associate Director, Human Resource and Administration Resources, and Mr. Tashi Penjor, Company Secretary, BPC. AIT was represented by President Worsak, Prof. Sivanappan Kumar, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Prof. Rajendra Shrestha, Dean, School of Environment, Resources and Development; Dr. Jonathan Shaw, Executive Director, AIT Extension; Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal, Head, Department of Energy, Environment & Climate Change; Mr. Karma Rana, Institute Secretary; Mr. Shawn Kelly, Director, Office of External Relations; Mr. Fazle Karim, Head, Information Technology and Engineering Unit, AIT Extension; and Ms. Sumana Shrestha, Senior Program Officer, OEXR.