Dr. Dorjee joined the civil service as the District Agriculture Officer of the Thimphu District Administration on 1st January 1998 after completing B.Sc. Agriculture from Marathwada Agricultural University, Maharashtra, India. He completed M. Sc (Agricultural Systems) from Chiang Mai University, Thailand in 2003 and was transferred to the then Horticulture Division, Department of Agriculture to lead the National Citrus Program from March 2005 until he left to pursue PhD studies in Australia in July 2013. Besides the regular planned citrus research and development activities, Dr. Dorjee was the Project Leader of the Bhutan-Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) citrus project and Component Manager for citrus in the European Union funded Agriculture Sector Support Project (ASSP) in Bhutan. Both these projects were successfully implemented under his leadership and management.
After successfully completing his PhD on Plant Ecology from the University of Canberra, Australia in 2018, he joined the National Plant Protection Centre to lead the Weeds and Vertebrate Pest Management Program. This has strengthened the human resource capacity of the Centre, especially on weed science research and management.
Dr. Dorjee is promoted to Specialist III with effect from 1st January 2021. The NPPC family would like to congratulate him for the well deserved promotion and wish him success for the future endeavors.