Sikkim University


Sikkim University
Sikkim University Logo.png
MottoQuest Knowledge Wisdom
TypePublic Central University
Academic affiliations
ChancellorD.B. Shekatkar
Vice-ChancellorAvinash khare[1]
Academic staff
Location, ,

27°18′32″N 88°35′17″E / 27.3087859°N 88.5879671°E / 27.3087859; 88.5879671Coordinates: 27°18′32″N 88°35′17″E / 27.3087859°N 88.5879671°E / 27.3087859; 88.5879671

Sikkim University is a central university established under an Act of Parliament of India.[3] It is in Gangtok. The campus is expected to be built at Yangang in South Sikkim district, about 56 kilometres (35 mi) from Gangtok.[4] Its first chancellor was M. S. Swaminathan; Mahendra P. Lama was the first vice chancellor.

In 2008 the university started from four departments — Social System and Anthropology; Peace and Conflict Studies and Management; International Relations/Politics; and Microbiology. The university offers traditional courses in humanities, physical and life sciences, and forestry along with non-traditional courses that are unique and related to the state including subjects like ethnic history, mountain studies, border studies, and hill music and culture.[5]

All the colleges in the state of Sikkim are affiliated to this university.


The university has the following schools, departments and centres of studies:[6]

  • School of Social Sciences
    • Department of Economics
    • Department of History
    • Department of Law
    • Department of International Relations
    • Department of Political Science
    • Department of Sociology
    • Department of Peace and Conflict Studies and Management
  • School of Life Sciences
    • Department of Botany
    • Department of Horticulture
    • Department of Microbiology
    • Department of Zoology
  • School of Physical Sciences
    • Department of Chemistry
    • Department of Computer Applications
    • Department of Geology
    • Department of Mathematics
    • Department of Physics
  • School of Languages and Literature
    • Department of Bhutia
    • Department of Chinese
    • Department of English
    • Department of Hindi
    • Department of Lepcha
    • Department of Limbu
    • Department of Nepali
  • School of Human Sciences
    • Department of Anthropology
    • Department of Geography
    • Department of Psychology
  • School of Professional Studies
    • Department of Commerce
    • Department of Education
    • Department of Management
    • Department of Music
    • Department of Mass Communication
    • Department of Tourism

Affiliated Colleges


  1. ^ "From the Vice-Chancellor's Desk". Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "NIRF 2021" (PDF). Sikkim University.
  3. ^ The Sikkim University Act, 2006, No. 10 of 2007.
  4. ^ "Sikkim VC swipe at government on land". The Telegraph. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Prof Tanka Bahadur Subba, New VC of Sikkim University". Northeast Today. 26 September 2012. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Schools of study". Retrieved 12 August 2018.

External links

  • Official website