Tshomo, a commerce student, said the allocated daily two-hour browsing
was worth the hustle and bustle for registration. Usually a student gets
to use the net for six hours a week. Students have to book a day in advance
to avail the facility.
college embarked upon the electronic highway in 1999 with just one computer
with a dial-up connection. Today, it has over 80 computers with internet
facilities, excluding those used by the faculty and administration. In
September 2001 the college began operating on a 64kbps lease line which
was later upgraded to a wider bandwidth of 128kbps when Bhutan telecom
set up its substation at Kanglung in May this year. Besides the computers
in the library, there are 25 more computers in the college's computer centre
and more in the laboratory, all connected to the internet.
first lot of computers came in 1999 with the support of the Canadian cooperation
office. A year later a Canadian man donated Canadian $10,000 for the computer
laboratory. In the following years, the government funded Nu 2.5 million
and Nu 4.5.million for the internet and computer laboratory. This year
the government gave Nu 2.2 million for computer and software update.