Sikkim University conducted entrance examination for 24 courses on 7th and 8th May 2011 at 32 centres across India including Agartala; Ahmadabad; Aizawl; Allahabad; Bangalore; Bhubaneswar; Chennai; Cochin; Darjeeling; Dehradun; Gangtok, Guwahati; Hyderabad; Imphal; Itanagar; Jammu; Kalimpong; Kohima; Kolkata; Lucknow; Namchi [Sikkim] New Delhi; Patna; Pune; Ranchi; Shillong; Siliguri; Srinagar (J&K); Vishakhapattanam and in foreign locations like Dhaka [Bangladesh]; Kathmandu [Nepal]; Thimphu [Bhutan]. This year University started 8 new programmes including in earth sciences, ethno-botany, management, computer sciences, music, Nepali language and literature, tea development and management.
It is the first Central University in India to conduct entrance examination in Thimphu and Dhaka. It stands second in Central Universities in terms of number of entrance examination centres. In total about 1260 students from all over the country applied for various courses offered by the University. Despite the difficult location and nascent status of the University, it is now becoming one of the most attractive educational destinations among the student community in India. Over 450 students from Sikkim applied for these programmes. At Gangtok centre alone 388 students sat for the entrance examination as against 64 at Namchi, 109 at Siliguri, 42 in Kalimpong and 97 in Darjeeling centres. As per the schedule announced beforehand, Sikkim University has now announced the admission test results.
The University offered 580 seats in various UG-PG integrated programmes and Post Graduate programmes. About 293 students have now qualified to take admission into these courses. Sikkim University also offers 5 MPhil/ PhD programmes in Microbiology, Sociology, Physical Sciences, Sociology, International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies and Management.
List of the selected candidates is available in the University website:
Students who are qualified into various UG-PG integrated and PG programmes will have to complete registration and other admission formalities between 2nd and 17th of June 2011 at Library Conference hall of the University from 9.30 am to 6 pm. There are provisions for second list in some courses which will be announced on 18th June 2011. Classes for Monsoon Semester (July 2011) will start from Monday, 11 July 2011.
(Courtesy: Sikkim Mail)