Sikkim University

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Sikkim University
सिक्किम विश्वविद्यालय
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Type Central
Established 2006
Chancellor Justice Ruma Pal
Vice-Chancellor Tanka Bahadur Subba
Location Gangtok, Sikkim, India
Campus Urban, 753 acres (3 km2)
Website Official website

Sikkim University (Nepali : सिक्किम विश्वविद्यालय) is a central university established under an Act of Parliament of India [THE SIKKIM UNIVERSITY ACT, 2006 (No. 10 of 2007)]. It is located at Gangtok. The university campus is expected to be built at Yangang in South Sikkim district, about 56 kilometres (35 mi) away from Gangtok.[1] The university's first chancellor was M. S. Swaminathan and Mahendra P. Lama was the first vice chancellor. In 2008 university initially started from four departments viz. Dept. of Social System and Anthropology, Dept. of Peace and Conflict Studies and Management, Dept. of International Relations/Politics and Department of Microbiology. The university offers traditional courses in humanities, physical and life sciences and forestry along with non-traditional courses that would be unique and related to the state including subjects like ethnic history, mountain studies, border studies and hill music and culture.[2] All the colleges in the state of Sikkim are affiliated to this university. In 2016 Bitu Subba became the first to successfully complete PhD from Sikkim University[3].


  1. ^ "Sikkim VC swipe at government on land". The Telegraph. December 29, 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Prof Tanka Bahadur Subba, New VC of Sikkim University". Northeast Today. September 26, 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Voice of Sikkim". Retrieved 2017-04-02. 

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