Sunday, 16 October 2016 0 comments

Happy Dassain 2016

Dassain is the longest and most auspicious festival in the Nepalese annual calendar. The festival is celebrated by Hindus families of all caste and creed across the globe especially in Nepal, Bhutan, Burma and North Indian hills.  It is celebrated in the tenth month Kartik ( late Sept and early Oct) of Nepalese Calendar. It is the fifteen days celebration which occurs during the bright lunar fortnight and ends on the day of full moon.

Goddess Durga
Dassain commemorates a great victory of the gods over the wrecked demons and symbolize the victory of good over evil. For followers of shaktism, it represents the victory of the goddess Parvati. In hindu mythology, the demon Mahishaura had created terror in the devaloka (the world where gods live ) but  goddess Durga killed the demon. The first nine days of Dassain symbolize the battle which took place between the different manifestations of Durga and Mahishasura. The tenth day is the day when Durga finally defeated him and the last five days symbolize the celebration of the victory with the blessing of the goddess. For other Hindus, this festival symbolizes the victory of Ram over Ravan as recounted in the Ramayana. It is said that lord Ram was successful in the battle only when goddess Durga was evoked.

Dassain wish

In preparation for Dassain every home is cleansed and beautifully decorated, painted as an invitation to the mother goddess, so that she may visit and bless the house with good fortune. During this time people wear new clothing which they receive as a gift from their parents, elders and friends.

Among the fifteen days on which it is celebrated, the most important days are the first, seventh eighth, ninth and tenth. The first nine days of Dassain are called Nawa Ratri. This day is also known as demon-hunting because members of defeated demon army tires to save themselves by hiding in the bodies of animals and fowls.

The first day of Dassain is called Ghatasthapana, which literally means kalash (holly water vessel) establishing which represents goddess Durga. The seventh day is called Fulpati. The eighth day is called the Maha Asthami, the fervor of worship and sacrifice to Durga and Kali. The ninth day is called the Nawami, where temples of mother goddess are filled with people from dawn to dusk.

The tenth day is the Vijaya (victory) Dassami. We celebrate this day grandly. On this day we receive tika (mixture of rice, cud and red colour) from our elders and receive their blessing. We visit our elders in their home and  get tika from them while our younger ones come to our home to receive blessing from us. This function continuous for the next four days till the day of full moon.

Tika ceremony

It is also called as Dasshera  or Maha Durga Puju in India and is celebrated with great rejoice, and goddess Durga is worshiped throughout the kingdom as the divine mother goddess.

Dassain is festival which gathers all the family members who are staying far from each other and gives them the opportunity to spent the good time together and sense the feeling of family and togetherness. People return from all parts of the world, as well as different parts of the country, to celebrate together. All government offices, educational institutions and other offices remain closed during the festival period. This is the time to get the precious blessing from the elders especially from the parents and the grandparents. People makes verities of especial foods, drinks and have meals together feeling the joy of happiness and forgets about all the sorrows for the time.

This is my second year celebrating the Dassain in the college, away from my home and away from my family. Here in the college we, all the southern Bhutanese student come together and celebrate the Dassain grandly serving the lunch to whole JNEC family. We receive the Tika from Director sir and Deans and get precious blessing from them. We organize the programme for the day with lots of preparations and excitements. We do the puja session, we sing, we dance, we eat and enjoy the day to the fullest.

Thought we celebrate the Dassain grandly in the college but it cannot subtitle the feeling of home and joy of family. Actually this is the day where we miss our home and family the most. I also really missed my family on the day, my mom, little bro and my Nana(elder sis). They are my World and I know that they also have missed me the most. But I’m hoping and wishing that next year we are definitely going to celebrate together. 

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 0 comments

JNEC –Article II

Though the college was established in 1970s, I feel that the college is still unfamiliar to many of the young students and also the adults of the nation. Taking the example myself, I heard the name Poly for the very first time, only when I was in eleventh standard that also with unsure location.  Even now whenever I chat with my friends, juniors and other Bhutanese, many of them don’t know about the JNEC but that doesn’t mean that JNEC is not doing good,  it may be due to the location and the changing name of the college and I feel that it’s our duty to make the name of the college renowned and familiar to everyone as a student of the JNEC.

The college is headed by the Director supported by the three Deans namely, Dean of Academic Affairs, Dean of student Affairs and the Dean of Research and Industrial Linkages, Administration and Finance officers directly under him. The college provides eight different courses with one Bachelor degree programme and seven other diploma courses. The degree course is of four years course and the diploma courses are of two years course. The courses provided by the college are as follows;

Bachelor Degree in Power Engineering
Diploma in Civil Engineering
Diploma in Electrical Engineering
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Diploma in Surveying
Diploma in Hardware and Networking and
Diploma in Materials and procurement Management.

The Courses are divided into five departments and they are Department of Civil Engg. and Surveying, Department of Electrical Engg., Department of Mechanical Egg., Department of Information and Technology, and lastly the Department of Humanities and Management. The departments are headed by each HoDs.

The college takes both the regular and in-services students with certain selection and admission criterias. The college also takes both the full scholarship and the self -finance students. The tuition fees for the self-finance and in-service students is Nu.86,360 p.a with college mess and hostel rent of Nu.1,350 and Nu.150 p.m respectively. 

The college has four different houses namely Tag, Sing, Chung and Druk headed by the House masters and two councilors, from which one is Asst. councilor. The college has also many important and interesting clubs such as Helping Hand Club which collects some Amounts, usable old cloths and stuffs and gives to the nearby villagers to support them, Entrepreneurship club, Waste management club, Media club and Rover Scout, which are purely coordinated by the Students with the guidance from the lectures and other faculties. There are total of 14 councilors form the student body headed by one chief councilor and one girls’ councilor (woman representative).

In a week, there will be two college general assembly which is generally held in the college M.P hall with two houses on monday and two other houses on friday. The morning classes’ starts form 8:00 am from morning except for Monday and Friday which starts from 10 and ends at four-six in the evening with one hour of lunch break at 12.

The college hostel has total of 16 blocks starting from A-P from which A-J are boarding hostels and the rest are self-catering hostels and two new blocks under constructions. Out of 16 blocks 3 blocks are girls’ hostel (one boarding and 2 self-catering) and rest are all boys’ hostels. The hostels are looked after by 4 Provost including one chief Provost and one matron. The college or students’ mess is solely managed by the students’ body or the mess representatives from each class.
The college has very good sport facilities including archery range, long tennis, futsal ground and two basketball courts except swimming pool and the gym. 

The college has total students of 826, coincidentally 413 in first year and 413 in the second year.

College Vision

“A premier Institute of applied engineering, management and technology towards developing highly competent and innovative technical personnel infused with the values of Gross National Happiness.”

College Missions

§  To provide quality education, driven by GNH values, in the field of applied engineering, management and technology that are current and beneficial to individuals, employers and the nation;
§  To conduct research & innovation in relevant areas;
§  To provide resourceful services through professional development training, consultancy and expert services; and

§  To develop active linkages with organizations and academic institutions both within and outside the country.

For more information please visit our college website @  , thank you.

Monday, 12 September 2016 0 comments


It was my very late thought to share about the JNEC here in my blog since I was in the first year but due to time circumstances I was not able to do that instantly, but today, I thought of sharing few things about the JNEC for those who may would like know about the JNEC and for my own information.

Jigme Namgyel Engineering College (JNEC), formally known as Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic and initially known as the Royal Bhutan Polytechnic, was established in 1972 at the beautiful place called Dewathang, Samdrup Jongkhar and popularly known as Poly in the region. It is situated at 1000m above the MSL and 18 Km away from the Samdrup Jongkhar in Eastern Bhutan. Although it started with the infrastructures developments since 1972 but the institute started offering the Diploma level programmes in Civil and Electrical Engineering from 22th Feb 1974. The Mechanical Engineering course was introduced in 1988. In early 70s, the institute also offered certificate level course in Surveying and Draughting. However, Civil Draughting and surveying was discontinued from the late 70s and again after more than two decades the Diploma in Surveying was introduced in the year 2014.

The institute been the only Engineering institute responsible for preparing professionally competent middle level Engineers and IT professionals, relevant to the Bhutanese context.

The institute was temporarily shifted to Rinchending in Phuntsholing in the year 2000 due to security reasons in the south eastern part of the country and was operated from there till 2006. In the year 2001, the institute introduced Bachelor’s Degree programmes in Civil and Electrical Engineering. In the subsequent years the institute was renamed as the Royal Bhutan Institute of Technology and as College of Science and Technology from 2006 onward. From the year 2001 till June 2006, the institute offered both Degree as well as Diploma Programmes in engineering at the Rinchending campus.

With the improvement of security situation in the east and owing to the University’s expansion plan of the institute, the Diploma programme was restored in its original campus at Dewathang commencing from Aug 2006. With the introduction of the new Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Power Engineering in 2015, the institute changed its name from Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic to Jigme Namgyel Engineering College on 11th Nov 2015 coinciding with the 60th Birth anniversary of the Great Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck, which was a historic moment in the history of the college. To be cont…

Monday, 2 May 2016 0 comments

"Happy Teachers Day..!!!"

Today, the May 2th is a very special day for all the Bhutanese and especially to all the students. This is the day to thank our great Third Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the Father of modern nation for his entire contribution to our nation and wellbeing of the Bhutanese. To mark these day, the day is celebrated throughout the nation as the ‘teacher’s day’. These day is solely dedicated to the King and all the teachers around the globe.

So, on this special day I would like to thank and wish a very happy teachers day to all the teachers around the globe especially to the entire family of Jigme Namgyel Engineering college, Bajothang higher secondary school, Wangdue Lower secondary school and the Patalay pry school for their all contribution in my life directly or indirectly and making me worth of standing here today. These is the day I recollect all my teachers starting from my pry schooling till the present college and wish them a tones of happiness and gratitude. So, thank you so much to all my great and lovely teachers and let your wisdom flourish ever and ever.

I would also like thank my dear mom for her all the efforts and love that she has given to me and making me worth of where I am today. Though saying thank you is a just a small word in front of her deeds but her good deeds will always be remembered and my only dream is to keep her happy forever. So thank you so much mom for everything and love you always.

                                              “HAPPY TEACHERS DAY..!!!”

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