1961-1966

Established the Directorate of Education.

1961-1966

1966

Developed English primers and readers, and textbooks in chhoekey.

1966

1966-1971

Developed History and Geography textbooks. Declared English as the medium of instruction in schools.

1966-1971

1974

Introduced Druk Readers, and Druk and Drukpa series as textbooks.

1974

1976

Developed the first National Education Policy which formed the basis for all major curriculum development works thereafter.

1976

1981-1987

Carried out major syllabus and textbooks revisions and improvement to address the national needs and aspirations.

1981-1987

1984

Revised the National Education Policy formulated in 1976.

1984

1985

Established the Curriculum and Textbook Development Division (CTDD).

1985

1986

Launched the New Approach to Primary Education (NAPE), a modern approach to primary education that encouraged pupil participation and discovery learning. This approach replaced foreign curricula with our own "localized" syllabi and textbook contents.

1986

1996

Established the Curriculum and Professional Support Section (CAPSS) under the Ministry of Health and Education.

1996

2000

CAPSS shifted from Thimphu to the National Institute of Education, Paro, which was then functioning under the Ministry of Health and Education.

2000

2003

CAPSS was upgraded to the Curriculum and Professional Support Division (CAPSD) under the Ministry of Education when the Ministry of Health and Education was bifurcated into two separate ministries.

2003

2010

CASPD was upgraded to the Department of Curriculum Research and Development (DCRD) under the Ministry of Education.

2010

2014

DCRD, Paro and Royal Education Council, Thimphu merged vide the Government Executive Order on 12 December 2014.

2014

2021

REC merged back into the Ministry of Education as the Department of Curriculum and Professional Development (DCPD) vide the Cabinet Directive on 17 February 2021. The office was relocated from Paro to Thimphu in December 2021.

2021