Norbuling Rigter College is up-graded from Kuen-Gaa Higher Secondary School which was established in 2004 by Kuen-Gaa Group of Companies. It was the first private school in Paro and one of the pioneers in Bhutan to offer education at Secondary level.

Recognizing that each year the number of college going students are increasing and that many are studying in the colleges in the neighboring countries that offered sub-standard education, Kuen-Gaa Group of Companies took the initiative of investing in college education.