Seven private universities proposed

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024 10:15 [IST]

Last Update: Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024 04:48 [IST]

Seven private universities proposed

GANGTOK,: Education minister KN Lepcha on Monday tabled bills for establishment of seven private universities in various parts of Sikkim. These proposed universities offer courses in multiple disciplines including medical science, information technology, management, skill development and academics.

The universities proposed as per the bills are Orchid University (Mangan district), Gurukul Vidhyapeeth University (Melli constituency) Matrix Skilltech University (Geyzing district), Duke International University, Sikkim Medical Science University (Namchi district), Management & Information Technology University, Sikkim (Melli constituency), and Shri Rukmani Dwarkadish University of Science & Technology (near Gangtok).

Discussions and voting on these seven bills are scheduled in the next Assembly session.


Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi