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    About Sikkim University, Gangtok

    The university was established in 2007 by the government of India. The university has six schools of studies. Sikkim University also has three research centers, namely Centre for Endangered Languages funded by the UGC, Maulana Azad Centre for Northeast Studies funded by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata and  Centre for Bioinformatics funded by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. The university is accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with grade A. Sikkim University Gangtok is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The mission and vision of the university is to provide quality education and nurture professionals to serve the society and the nation.

    The popular courses offered by Sikkim University are B.A., B.P.A., M.A., M.Sc., M.Com, M.B.A, M.C.A., M.P.A., M.T.T.M., M.Ed., L.L.M, M.Phil and Ph.D. Admission to UG and PG programmes are done on the basis of merit score of entrance test, CAT, except for M.B.A, where candidates having valid score of CAT/MAT/CMAT are exempted from CAT (Common Admission Test) and after that, candidates have to appear for group discussion and interview. The total number of students enrolled in Sikkim University is 2014. The total number of faculty members in the university is 163. Thus, the student-teacher ratio in Sikkim University Gangtok is 12:1. The university also has many collaborations. 

    The campus size of the university is spread over an area of 300 acres of land. The university provides many facilities. The facilities provided by the university are boys hostel, girls hostel, library, sports, gym, medical clinic, transport, wifi, IT infrastructure, guest house and many more. Sikkim University also has a placement cell. The placement cell of the university conducts various pre-placement training. The university also provides scholarships to meritorious students and financially backward students. Students can also apply for UGC scholarships. The university also has a counselling cell and NSS.

    Sikkim University Location

    The university is located in Samdur, Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim. There are various modes of transport to reach Sikkim University Gangtok. One can travel by air, road or rail to reach the university. The nearest airport to the university is Pakyong Airport. It is located at a distance of 18.9 km and it will take around 47 minutes to reach the campus. 

    Sikkim University Collaborations

    •  INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad

    • MaulanaAbulKalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), Kolkata

    • Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), New Delhi

    • CABI Europe – UK

    • Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), New Delhi

    • National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

    •  Institute of Company Secretaries of India – Eastern India Regional Office (ICSI) 

    • Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management

    • Royal Thimphu College, Thimphu, Bhutan

    • Food Security & Agriculture Development Department (FSADD), Govt. of Sikkim

    • Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

    • National Council of Rural Institutes, Hyderabad

    • National Research Centre for Orchids, Pakyong, East Sikkim

    • Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development

    • G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development

    • Biotech Park

    • Center for Human Security Studies

    Sikkim University Clubs, Committees and Societies

    • NSS- Under National Service Scheme, students of Sikkim University organises various awareness programmes like blood donation camps, swachh bharat, literary campaign, leprosy campaign, international yoga day, etc. among common people.

    • Counselling Cell- Academic related and career related counselling are provided by the university counsellors. They also help in personality development of the students and prepare them for job interviews.

    Sikkim University Facilities

    Ample facilities are provided by the university with the aim of overall development of the students. Sikkim University Gangtok facilities provided are hostels, sports, gym, library, medical clinic, transport, IT infrastructure, etc. The university hostel facilities are available for both boys and girls. The university hostel facilities are available only for outstation students. Students need to apply for hostel accommodation at the time of the admission. Those students whose names are in the merit list are given the hostel facility. The hostels are equipped with all the basic amenities with modest infrastructure. Sikkim University also provides transport facilities and has a fleet of buses. Both students and faculty members can avail this facility. 

    The university has a central library, where numerous textbooks, reference books, journals and periodicals are available. In addition to physical resources, online resources like e-books, e-journals are also available. The books are tagged with RFID to make it easier to keep a track on the issued books. Sikkim University facility of sports include both indoor and outdoor games. The outdoor games include basketball, volleyball, cricket, football, handball, and athletics, whereas indoor games include badminton, table tennis, chess, carrom and many more. The university also provides gym facility for both boys and girl students.

    IT infrastructure of Sikkim University is equipped with computers in all departments. All computers are connected with high speed internet. The university on campus medical clinic provides many facilities like emergency medicines, outpatient clinic, inpatient clinic, dispensary, medical officers, 24X7 ambulance service, pool car, etc. The medical clinic also provides specialised treatments to the patients in collaboration with Central Referral hospital. Sikkim University medical facility is available for students, faculty members and employees of the university and their family members. Visiting faculty members and family members of the students can avail the university guest room facility.

    Also Read: Sikkim University Gangtok Facilities

    Sikkim University Courses

    The courses are offered in the fields of Music, Computer Science, Arts, Commerce, Management, Law, Research, etc. B.A., B.P.A., M.A. M.Sc., M.Com, M.B.A, M.C.A., M.P.A., M.T.T.M., M.Ed., L.L.M, M.Phil and Ph.D are some of the popular Sikkim University courses offered by the university. Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria first to take admission in any of the courses. The eligibility criteria for Sikkim University UG courses is minimum qualifying marks in 10+2, prescribed by the university. Similarly for the university PG courses, one has to have the minimum qualifying marks in graduation. M.Phil and Ph.D programme requires minimum 55% marks in master’s degree. The eligibility criteria for all Sikkim University courses are listed below. After meeting the eligibility criteria, candidates have to proceed with the university admission process.

    Sikkim University Courses with Eligibility Criteria

    Course Name

    Eligibility Criteria

    B.A. (Chinese/Psychology)

    45% in 10+2

    B.P.A.

    40% in 10+2

    M.A. (Anthropology/History/Mass Communication)

    40% in honors graduate

      Or

    56%  for postgraduate 

    M.A. English

    40%  in honors subject in graduation

    M.A. Chinese

    50%  in B.A. Chinese

    M.Sc. (Chemistry/Mathematics/Microbiology/Physics/Zoology)

    45% in honors subject in graduation 

    M.Com

    45% in B.Com (H)

    M.B.A

    50% in graduation

    M.C.A.

    50% aggregate in graduation in any stream and passed in Mathematics at 10+2

    M.P.A. Music

    40% in B.Music

      Or

    45% in graduation in honors subject

      Or

    B.P.A./B.A. Music

      Or

    56% in postgraduation

    L.L.M

    45% in L.L.B

    M.T.T.M.

    40% in graduation in honors subject

      Or

    56% in postgraduation with Tourism

    M.Ed.

    50% in B.Ed./B.A. B.Ed./B.Sc. B.Ed./B.El.Ed.

      Or

    50% in D.El.Ed. with UG degree


    45% for SC/ST/OBC/DA

    M.Phil (Physics/Microbiology/Mass Communication/History/Hindi/English/Economics/Chemistry)

    55% in M.A./M.Sc. in the relevant stream


    Ph.D (Physics/Psychology/Mass Communication/English/Economics/Chemistry/Chinese)

    55% marks in M.A./M.Sc. in the relevant stream



    Also Read: Sikkim University Courses List

    Sikkim University Admissions

    The university offers admissions to undergraduate, postgraduate, M.Phil and Ph.D programmes. Those candidates who have met the eligibility criteria can fill the university application form for Sikkim University admission. After that, candidates have to appear for the Common Admission Test (CAT) for undergraduate and postgraduate admission. For Sikkim University Gangtok admission to UG and PG programmes, candidates will be selected on the basis of merit score of the Common Admission Test. In case of M.B.A programme, candidates having a valid CAT/MAT/CMAT score are exempted from the Common Admission Test. After that candidates have to appear for group discussion and interview. For Sikkim University admission to M.Phil and Ph.D programmes, candidates qualifying the written test have to appear for an interview.  After merit based selection,  they have to appear for group discussion and interview. To confirm the admission in Sikkim University, Candidates have to submit the documents and pay the fees.

    Sikkim University Admission Process - B.A. (Chinese/Psychology)/B.P.A./M.A./M.Sc./M.Com/M.C.A./L.L.M/ M.P.A./M.T.T.M./M.Ed. 

    • Meet the eligibility criteria.

    • Fill the university application form.

    • Appear for the Central Admission Test (CAT).

    • Merit-based selection on the basis of performance in CAT.

    • Submit the documents and pay the fees.

    Sikkim University Admission Process - M.B.A

    • First, meet the eligibility criteria.

    • Fill the university application form.

    • Appear for the Central Admission Test. 

    • Merit-based selection.

    • Next, appear for group discussion and interview.

    • Candidates who have appeared for CAT/MAT/CMAT are exempted from the Central Admission Test.

    • Submit the documents and pay the fees.

    Sikkim University Admission Process - M.Phil/Ph.D 

    • Meet the Sikkim University eligibility criteria.

    • Fill the university application form.

    • Appear for a written test and interview.

    • Candidates who have appeared for UGC- NET (including JRF) / UGC-CSIR-NET (including JRF) / ICAR-NET/ ICMR-NET/ DBT-NET/ SLET / GATE / Teacher Fellowship and M.Phil are exempted from the written test.

    • Finally, submit the documents and pay the fees.

    Also Read: Sikkim University Admission Process

    Sikkim University Scholarships

    Scholarships of the university are offered to those candidates who meet the scholarship eligibility criteria. The Sikkim University scholarships are Merit-cum-Means scholarships. Students can also apply for UGC scholarships. The various UGC scholarships are Ishan Uday-Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region, PG Scholarship for University Rank Holders (1st and 2nd rank holders) and PG Scholarship Scheme for SC/ST Students for pursuing Professional Courses. After meeting the eligibility criteria, students are awarded scholarships. 

    1. Merit-cum-Means Scholarship-  Candidates whose annual family income is up to Rs 60,000 are eligible for this scholarship. Under this scheme, Rs 3,000 per month for fellowship programme is awarded. Full tuition fee and laboratory fee is waived off for freeship programme and 50% tuition fee and laboratory fee is waived off for half freeship programme.

    2. Ishan Uday-Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region- Candidates who have passed 10+2 or equivalent and are pursuing first year degree courses and whose annual family income is up to Rs 4,50,000 are eligible to get this scholarship. Under this scholarship, Rs 5,400 per month for general degree course and Rs 7,800 per month for technical/professional course is awarded.

    3. PG Scholarship for University Rank Holders (1st and 2nd rank holders)- This scholarship is awarded to those students who are 1st and 2nd rank holders at UG level and pursuing full time postgraduate course, whose maximum age upto 30 years and have secured minimum 60% marks at UG level. Rs 3,100 per month is the scholarship amount awarded to the eligible students.

    4. PG Scholarship Scheme for SC/ST Students for pursuing Professional Courses- To avail this scholarship, the candidates should be pursuing professional courses from the institution/college/university recognised by the UGC or funded by central or state government. Rs 7800 per month (for ME/MTech) and Rs 4500 per month (for other professional courses) is the scholarship amount awarded under this scheme.

    Sikkim University Placement

    There is a placement cell in the university. The university placement cell carries out all the placement processes. Every year Sikkim University placement is conducted for the final year students. The university placement cell invites various companies to its campus for the recruitment process. Before the placement is conducted, the Sikkim University placement cell ensures that pre-placement training is provided to the students. The pre-placement training involves workshops, industrial visits, group discussions, mock interviews and many more. As per the Sikkim University Gangtok placement statistics for PG programme for the year 2020, out of 542 eligible candidates, 25  have been placed in different companies. 

    Sikkim University Placement Statistics for 3 year UG Programme (2020)

    Particulars 

    Placement Statistics

    Total number of students eligible for placement

    49

    Total number of students placed 

    2

    Median salary

    Rs 4,44,000

    Number of students opted for higher studies

    12

    Sikkim University Placement Statistics for 2 year PG Programme (2020)

    Particulars 

    Placement Statistics

    Total number of students eligible for placement

    506

    Total number of students placed 

    18

    Median salary

    Rs 3,00,000

    Number of students opted for higher studies

    17

    Sikkim University Placement Statistics for 6 year PG Programme (2020)

    Particulars 

    Placement Statistics

    Batch strength

    29

    Total number of students eligible for placement

    28

    Total number of students placed 

    7

    Median salary

    Rs 1,80,000

    Number of students opted for higher studies

    3

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    Sikkim University, Gangtok Highlights

    ParameterDescription
    Established2007
    ExamCUET, CUET PG, GPAT +2 more
    Courses24 Degrees and 178 Courses
    Institute TypeCentral Universities
    GenderCo-ed
    Student Count2014
    Faculty Count163
    Campus Size265 acres
    Gender PercentageMale 56% and Female 44%
    Percentage Of Students from Outside the States 12%

    Sikkim University, Gangtok Rankings / Accreditations

    NIRF Ranking

    201 colleges were ranked for evaluation purpose.
    DomainYearScoreRank BandRank
    Universities2023-NA-151-200-NA-
    Universities2022-NA-151-200-NA-
    Universities2021-NA-101-150-NA-

    Sikkim University, Gangtok Placements

    The university has a placement cell. The university placement cell assists the final year students in the placement process. Sikkim University placement is conducted every year. The university conducts pre-placement training for the students. The university provides training so that the students can get their dream job. Sikkim University placement activities involve workshops, seminars, industrial visits, group discussions and mock interviews. Sikkim University Gangtok invites companies from various sectors to its campus for the recruitment dri...
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    Courses offered by Sikkim University, Gangtok

    The university offers courses at diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. The university offers a total of 81 programmes in different specialisations. Sikkim University courses are offered in the fields of arts, science, commerce,  music, management, computer science, law, research, etc. Some of the popular courses offered by the university are B.A., B.P.A., M.A., M.Sc., M.Com, M.B.A, M.C.A., M.P.A., M.T.T.M., M.Ed., L.L.M, M.Phil and Ph.D. Candidates aspiring to take admission in Sikkim University courses, have to first meet t...

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    Sikkim University, Gangtok Scholarship

    The university offers scholarships to help financially constrained students in pursuing their dream career. Sikkim University scholarships are offered to meritorious students and needy aspirants. The university provides Merit-cum-Means scholarships for the students whose annual family income is up to Rs 60,000. Students at Sikkim University Gangtok can also avail scholarships like Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holder, Post Graduate Scholarship for Professional Courses for SC/ST Candidates, Ishan Uday for students of North East Region (NER) and many more. Candidates aspiring to avail the university scholarship have to meet the Sikkim University scholarship eligibility criteria. Similarly, students aspiring for scholarships offered by UGC, have to apply directly in the UGC portal after meeting the eligibility criteria. After meeting the eligibility criteria, students are awarded the scholarship amount. The various Sikkim University scholarships with their eligibility criteria and scholarship amount are given in the table below.

    Sikkim University Scholarships with Eligibility Criteria and Scholarship Amount

    Scholarship Name

    Eligibility Criteria

    Scholarship Amount

    Merit-cum-Means Scholarship

    Annual family income up to Rs 60,000

    Fellowship: Rs 3,000 per month


    Freeship: Full tuition fee and laboratory fee is waived off


    Half Freeship: 50% tuition fee and laboratory fee is waived off

    Ishan Uday-Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region

    Passed 10+2 or equivalent and pursuing first year degree course


    Annual family income up to Rs 4,50,000

    Rs 5,400 per month for general degree course


    Rs 7,800 per month for technical/professional course

    PG Scholarship for University Rank Holders (1st and 2nd rank holders)

    1st and 2nd rank holders at UG level and pursuing full time postgraduate course


    Maximum age upto 30 years


    Minimum 60% marks at UG level

    Rs 3,100 per month

    PG Scholarship Scheme for SC/ST Students for pursuing Professional Courses

    Should be pursuing professional courses from the institution/college/university recognised by the UGC or funded by central or state government

    Rs 7800 per month (for M.E/M.Tech)


    Rs 4500 per month (for other professional courses)

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    Sikkim University, Gangtok Admission

    The university offers admissions to diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate, M.Phil and Ph.D programmes. Sikkim University admissions to some of the popular courses are discussed here. The popular courses offered by the university are  B.A., B.P.A., M.A., M.Sc., M.Com, M.B.A, M.C.A., M.P.A., M.T.T.M., M.Ed., L.L.M, M.Phil and Ph.D. The university conducts entrance test for admission to other UG and PG programmes. Those candidates who have appeared for CAT/MAT/CMAT are exempted from the written examination (Common Admission Test) for M.B.A programm...
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    Sikkim University, Gangtok Facilities

    The university is endowed with numerous facilities. The university provides facilities to help students in their growth in Sikkim University. Sikkim University facilities include boys hostel, girls hostel, library, sports, gym, medical clinic, transport, wifi, IT infrastructure and many more. The university provides hostel facilities for both boys and girls students. Students have to apply for  hostel accommodation at the time of admission. Gym facility can also be availed in shifts fixed for boys and girls by filling out the membership form an...
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    Sikkim University, 6th Mile, Samdur, PO- Tadong, Gangtok - 737102, Sikkim, India

    Sikkim University, Gangtok Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

    1: Does Sikkim University provide scholarships?

    Yes, the university provides scholarships. Students can also avail UGC scholarships.

    2: Does Sikkim University have clubs and societies?

    Yes, Sikkim University has an NSS and Counselling cell.

    3: Which entrance exam scores are accepted by Sikkim University?

    Sikkim University accepts scores of CAT, MAT, CMAT, UGC- NET (including JRF), UGC-CSIR-NET (including JRF),  ICAR-NET, ICMR-NET, DBT-NET,  SLET,  GATE.

    4: Does Sikkim University have collaborations?

    Yes, Sikkim University has many national and international collaborations.

    5: Which is the nearest railway station to Sikkim University Gangtok?

    The nearest railway station is Siliguri Railway Station and is located at a distance of 105 km.

    6: Does Sikkim University provide hostel facility?

    Yes, Sikkim University provides hostel facility for both boys and girl students.

    7: Does Sikkim University conduct any entrance test?

    Yes, Sikkim University Gangtok conducts an entrance test called Common Admission test for admission to its UG and PG programmes.

    8: Is Sikkim University recognised?

    Yes, Sikkim University is recognised by the UGC.

    9: Is Sikkim University accredited?

    Yes, Sikkim University is accredited by NAAC with grade A.

    10: How many schools of studies are functioning under the jurisdiction of Sikkim University?

    There are six schools of studies operating under Sikkim University.

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