From the Vice-Chancellor’s Desk
Welcome newcomers to Sikkim University!
Sikkim University is a central university established in 2007. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council has recently awarded it 2.60 points out of 4.00 or a B grade and it is listed among the top 200 universities of India by EW National Universities Ranking 2015. During the last 8 years, the university has made a lot of progress but a lot more remains to be desired. It is currently functioning from rented buildings located between Gangtok and Ranipul and the classrooms and laboratories are often very noisy due to vehicular movement on the National Highway No 10, or they are not spacious enough even for the present intake of students, or there are water and electricity issues. Most of our faculty members are still very young and not much experienced in teaching and/or research but they are some of the best available in the country. We do not even have a large hall of our own where we can all meet from time to time or have an induction programme for you there. Believe it or not, the university administration has tried its best to provide a decent academic ambience but it seems it can truly be achieved only on a campus for which we are working very hard. The master plan, building designs, road coordinates, etc. of the campus is almost ready and the university is all set to start the construction of the campus roads and buildings soon after the monsoon.
Till we move to our own campus you have to bear with all kinds of inconveniences, although we will not refrain from trying to mitigate them to the extent it is possible and reasonable for us to do.
As I welcome you to this young university I would like you to remember the following do’s:
- Do read the prospectus for 2015-16 carefully, as this document gives you an idea about various programmes we offer, facilities available, fellowships and freeships, evaluation systems, etc.
- Do visit the university website www.cus.ac.in to know your teachers better and have a better assessment of what to expect from them.
- Do make use of one of the most resourceful and technically advanced libraries in Northeast India. In case of any difficulty approach the Librarian who will be more than happy to guide you. He will also be holding training sessions for you in batches about how to search books, how to access e-resources, etc.
- Do read the rules for boarders and follow them sincerely if you are a boarder. Seats are limited due to unavailability of buildings that can be used as hostels. If you do not eat the food provided at the hostel except for some admissible reasons, or do not pay the mess fee in time, or violate the residential rules you will have to vacate the hostel for someone who needs it.
- Do maintain discipline in the classrooms, labs, library and all over public places. If there is any complaint and the disciplinary committee finds you guilty you may be suspended up to one year.
- Do inform ragging of any kind by any senior student at any place. You may inform the Provost, Dean of Students’ Welfare, Registrar or me if you come to know of such an act.
- Do use gender-sensitive language while interacting with your class-mates and friends.
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 - 31A. 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.