From the Vice-Chancellor’s Desk
A Call to the Alumni of Sikkim University!
Harvard University is world’s number one university because of its alumni and several other universities ranking among the top few in the world are so because of their alumni. One does not need examples from such far-off places. Ask why Tashi Namgyal Senior Secondary School in Gangtok is doing so well. The answer is again the contribution of its alumni. Alumni involvement has enhanced the visibility of many universities significantly. Alumni are direct stakeholders of the universities they pass out from. The reputation of their universities means their reputation and the fall of their universities means their fall as well. Doing your bit as alumni for Sikkim University is therefore not a favour to the University but a favour to yourselves; you can ignore your university only at your own risk.
Hence, I request you all to come forth and do whatever little you can for your university. You may meet in person once in a year, as alumni of many universities do, or link yourselves through Linkedin. If you so want the University can register with Linkedin and open a page for you on our website.
Among other things the alumni could do the following:
One, share through Linkedin information regarding your success stories or potential avenues for fellowships, employment, etc. with your juniors who would be inspired and benefitted from such information.
Two, mentor them on the knowledge, skills and attitude required of them for success because your advice is far more effective than the advice of their teachers.
Three, contribute to Sikkim University Campus Development Fund for which there will be income tax exemption under 80 G of the Income Tax Act. There is no upper or lower limit for donations. However we accept donations only through cheques or drafts.
Sikkim University will invite and felicitate one alumnus every year as the “Best Alumnus of the Year” on the occasion of its foundation day.
The University has already proposed amendment to the Statutes on Academic Council and Executive Council, the highest decision-making bodies of your university, for three members each from the alumni. We are awaiting the approval of the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Visitor, the President of India, in this regard.
The life of a university is eternal. I am sure you will have to take over your university in another 200 years or so, as has happened in the history of some of the old and top universities of the world today.
So come and own your Alumni Association!
Antiragging and GSU:
RAGGING: Any disorderly conduct whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness any other student, indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student or asking the students to
Location of Sikkim University
View Sikkim University in Google Map. Sikkim University is currently located at Gangtok, the capital town of Sikkim. The University is at present operating from several hired buildings spread over 17 kms along the National Highway - 10. The main administrative office of the University is located at Samdur, 6th Mile, Tadong. The permanent campus site of the University
The University aims to emerge as the higher education hub in the eastern Himalayas in the next few years, focusing 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.