Trowo Gyaltsen graduated with a degree in philosophy and went on to teach political theory at the Barkham Nationalities Normal School. He is the editor-in-chief of the Tibetan- and Chinese-language journal, Tibetan Regions Education Forum, which explores issues such as Tibetan regions education systems, mother tongue education in bilingual education, and more. He published a collection of essays on philosophy entitled The Allure of the Light of Reason. He has written many important papers that have been influential in Tibetan education practice today.
Barkham Nationalities Normal School, Ngawa Prefecture, Sichuan Province