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SIKKIM Sikkim University
Sikkim University, Gangtok (Central University)
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Sikkim University, Gangtok
Established in Year: 0000

Mission Statement

The University aims to emerge as the higher education hub in the eastern Himalayas in the next few years, focussing on both access to and quality of higher education at an affordable cost for the generally poor but deserving students of the region in general and Sikkim in particular.



Sikkim University has a full-fledged gymnasium established under the UGC Merged Scheme of Basic Facilities for Women. It was inaugurated by the Founding Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mahendra P Lama on 27 September 2011. The gymnasium can be availed by all women faculty members, management staff members and students of Sikkim University. The gymnasium has good quality equipment including motorised treadmill, weight assisted chin/dip combo, multi gym 4 station, upright bike, leg press/hack squat, multi hyperextension to name a few. The gymnasium is functional four days a week, namely, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The timings are from 6 to 8 AM on Monday and Friday and from 5 to 7 PM on Wednesday and Saturday. The basic guidelines of the gymnasium are strictly followed by all the users.


Teesta-indus Library

Initiation of establishing a world class, state-of-the-art University Library, with up-to-date, multi-faceted printed, electronic and multi-media collection, started in the month of February, 2008 with a floor space of about 1,000 sq. ft. and presently it is hosted in a multi-storeyed building with a floor space of 9000 sq.ft. The University Library has now been renamed as Teesta-Indus Library.

The Library has grown in terms of its infrastructure and facilities during the past four years. In its mission to provide the reference and research infrastructure to the academic community of the University, the library started developing its collection with the inputs from different academic communities. On 11th Nov. 2011, a branch library was opened at the Science Block, at Tadong, which was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Founding Vice-Chancellor of Sikkim University.

The Library collection strength has now grown to about 29,000 books and 507 CD/DVD across various academic disciplines. In addition to books, the Library also has a collection of 1178 Braille books. 21 national and local dailies are presently being subscribed by the Library.

During 2011-12, the Library procured 5,079 books and subscribed to 70 nationally and internationally renowned academic journals and two online databases, namely SciFinder and INDIASTAT.

Two Linux and one Windows server was installed during January 2012 for installing a library database management software. The software was installed during the early part of February, 2012 and presently running through its data entry phase. From 15th February, 2012 the Library started installing the RFID based security solutions and Self Check-in/Check-out Kiosk and completed the integration process and by mid-September 2012, 15,000 books were entered in the database and more than 10,600 books have been RFID tagged.

In collaboration with the INFLIBNET Centre, the University Library successfully conducted the 8th Convention- PLANNER: 2012 from1st to 3rd March, 2012.

In collaboration with the UGC InfoNet of INFLIBNET Centre (an autonomous Inter-University Centre of the University Grants Commission) and DeLCON (Department of Biotechnology Library Consortium), academic community of the University can access online resources, extended by these consortia. The full-text and abstracting service available through these consortia include publications of world reputed publishers. Presently about 7,559 e-journals/e-resources, cutting across several academic disciplines are available through the above mentioned consortia.

The Ministry of Information Technology, Govt. of India sanctioned exclusive 1 GBPS connectivity to Sikkim University to facilitate usages of electronic resources. Connectivity has been established since November 2010. The entire Library building is presently Wi-Fi connected and users are allowed access to internet facilities through their own laptops. Additionally about 20 computer terminals in the Library are solely dedicated to accessing the electronic resources.
The Library is open from 9.30 am to 6 pm on all working days. It is also open on all government and University notified holidays including Saturdays and Sundays.

As a part of University library network, satellite libraries have been established for ten affiliated colleges of the University. The University is providing books, enlisted in the syllabi of the subjects offered by these colleges, to meet the urgent need of the faculty members and the students. About 1,800 books have been provided to these satellite libraries.

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History (M.A)
History (MPhil /PhD)
Horticulture (M.Sc)
Horticulture (PhD)
Tea Management

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Sikkim University, Gangtok
6th mile, Samdur,
P. O. : Tadong-737102
Gangtok, Sikkim
Phone: +91-03592-251438
Fax: +91-03592-251438
Email: sikkimuniversity[a]gmail.com

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