From the Vice-Chancellor’s Desks
My dear Colleagues (Teaching and Non-teaching) and Students,
Sikkim University, established by an Act of Parliament of India, came into existence on 2 July 2007. The first Vice-Chancellor of Sikkim University was Prof. Mahendra P. Lama of Jawaharlal Nehru University (2 July 2007 to 13 October 2012), and the second Vice-Chancellor was Prof. Tanka B. Subba from North Eastern Hill University (14 October 2012 to 15 October 2017). Both of them are internationally well-recognized academicians, scholars and teachers in their respective disciplines.
The University had three major activities at the early stage: to innovatively draft all the rules, regulations, ordinances and statutes; to design semester system in affiliated colleges of Sikkim University, and to design the inter-disciplinary academic programmes. Immediately after the establishment, the University undertook to assess the teaching and infrastructural conditions in various colleges in Sikkim and introduced the first Semester System in under-graduate courses in all affiliated Colleges of Sikkim University since 8 July 2008.
The University started the first Post-graduate courses in 4 departments: Microbiology, Sociology, International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies & Management in September 2008 with less than 20 students. Today we have 32 full-fledged academic departments with Master, MPhil and PhD programme with more than 165 faculty members, 115 non-teachings staff and 2060 students. Due to dynamic leadership and distinct visionary, both Prof. Lama and Prof. Subba contributed tirelessly for the development of the University. We salute them and remember them forever in the history of Sikkim University.
As one of the founding members of Sikkim University, I saw and faced many ups and downs during the development process of our University. Despite of many challenges and hurdles, we have a strong team spirit working as a family which comprises highly qualified and committed teachers drawn from different universities/institutions, well experienced statutory and administrative officers, hard working and dedicated non-teaching staff and competitive-oriented students in our University. We are working to achieve the goal and to make Sikkim University as one of the leading academic and research hubs in the country, and to create well-trained human resources to be absorbed all-over the world.
My best wishes!
Jyoti Prakash Tamang