September , 2018
Sikkim Manipal University augmenting the education sector
16:37 pm

B.E. Bureau

Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) was born with the basic objective of strengthening the close link of education to skill development and making the youth of our country and especially those from Sikkim, educated, skilled and employable, giving them the capacity to harness diverse opportunities both within and outside the country. This will also create more job opportunities for our youth, thus solving the growing unemployment in the country.

SMU was established in 1995. It is the first government-private initiative in this region. SMU is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and approved by the Government of India. It is the first ever Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the country for higher Education and Health Care services.

Higher education has historically included economic development of the nation as part of its core mission and SMU believes in assisting Sikkim in its economic and social development by:

l  creating a quality workforce by growing, training, and attracting the finest talent

l  supporting current business and industry

l  improving learning and teaching at the higher education level

l  taking strong and visible roles in the State’s development initiatives

l  disseminating research and promoting technology transfer

l  enhancing the technology infrastructure

l  providing latest health care services at affordable prices

l  employing a diverse workforce

l  promoting Sikkim tourism

SMU offers quality education to the students from across the nation and especially to those from the North and North Eastern parts of India and latest health care facilities at affordable costs to the people of Sikkim.

It is a self-financing university and its operations depend mostly on fees paid by the students. All courses run by the University are approved by the regulatory bodies like Medical Council of India (MCI), Indian Nursing Council, Indian Association of Physiotherapy, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Distance Education Bureau (DEB).

The University has two campuses: Medical campus and the Technology campus.

Constituent Colleges/ Institutions of Sikkim Manipal University are:

l Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT)

l School of Basic and Applied Sciences (SBAS)

l Sikkim Manipal Institutes of Medical Sciences (SMIMS)

l Central Referral Hospital (CRH)

l Sikkim Manipal College of Nursing (SMCON)

l Sikkim Manipal College of Physio-therapy (SMCPT)

l  University Departments

l  Directorate of Distance Education (SMUDDE)

Vision, Mission and Objectives:

Vision: Global Leadership in Human Development, Excellence in Education and Healthcare.

Mission: Develop professionals of excellent technical calibre in the field of Health Sciences, Engineering, Management and Social Sciences with a humane approach capable of shouldering the responsibility of building the nation and be globally competent.


lTo support, promote and undertake the advancement of academics

lTo promote use of ICT and modern education technologies

lTo encourage research, creation and dissemination of knowledge

lTo facilitate extension and community service

lTo empower people of Sikkim and contribute to human development in Northeast

lTo create environmental and social responsibilities among students and employees

lTo ensure steady growth of the University

Core Values:

Integrity and Honesty: We conduct ourselves ethically and legally in all situations upholding stakeholder trust.

Committed to Teams, Accountable for Results and Passion to Win: We are passionate about winning and hold ourselves accountable to organisational goals. We believe in teamwork and foster a performance driven culture across the organisation.

Achieving Social Impact: We fulfil our responsibilities towards society and continuously contribute for building a better world.

Respect and Fairness: We trust every individual and treat them with dignity, respect and fairness. We practice open and honest communication at all times.

Excellence through Quality, Innovation and Leadership: We are committed to delivering superior programme and academic services through continuous innovation and leadership at all levels.

Major Highlights:

Since its inception, SMU has crossed several milestones. The University has already made its presence felt in the higher education sector of the country with its highly qualified, competent and dedicated faculty members of SMU are committed to the task of ensuring that the students graduating from the University are well trained to meet the demanding challenges of their chosen profession in this competitive world. The University plays a significant role in contributing to the nation’s talent pool. Transparent procedures, merit based intake criteria and efforts to provide the best of facilities have been marked features.

SMU, along with its constituent institutions have created a niche for themselves not only in this remote location in the country, but also as one of the top emerging Universities in India. Flora, fauna and the local inhabitants of Sikkim always leave a perpetual impact on all those who decide to make this University its destination to peruse their professional career.

Over the years, excellent infrastructure has been built and the students from not only Sikkim but the entire North East are benefited. The SMU faculty is invited for giving guest lectures at institutes of national and international repute and some of them have received gold medals for their paper publications in the renowned journals in India.

In a short span of 23 years, SMU continues to shine and is fast emerging as an educational institute of repute, not just in Sikkim and the North East region, but across the country.

Both Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT) and Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences (SMIMS) under SMU has been ranked favourably in all major university and college rankings for 2018.

l   The INDIA TODAY MDRA SURVEY 2018 has ranked SMIT top 12 amongst the Top 165 Private Engineering Colleges in India. SMIT is also ranked 2nd in the TOP 5 private Colleges in the East Zone.

l   The INDIA TODAY MDRA SURVEY 2018 has ranked SMIMS No. 1 Private Medical College in the East Zone and ranked 30th amongst Top Medical Colleges of India.

l   SMIMS has been ranked 29th amongst all Medical Colleges in India in the OUTLOOK University and Undergraduate Colleges Ranking 2018.

l   SMIT has also been ranked 80th in the OUTLOOK University and Undergraduate Colleges Ranking 2018: TOP 100 Engineering Colleges of India.

l   Similarly, SMU finds itself amongst the Top 70 in THE WEEK Top MULTIDISCIPLINARY UNIVERSITIES – ALL INDIA Ranking 2018 and Top 10 in the East Zone.

In the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) India Rankings 2018 conducted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, SMU has found a place in Rank-band: 101-150 India University Rankings for 2018, out of 296 eligible Universities in the country ranked by NIRF.

SMU’s success can be attributed to improved performances across the four main indicators underlying the methodology of the ranking – teaching, research, citations and international outlook. And, in line with our vision and strategy for the future, SMU will continue to drive for further improvement. While rankings are important, we care as much about the individual experience of our students. SMU gives you opportunities that will enrich your life as well as prepare you for the global platform. We are committed to our Core Values of Integrity and Honesty, Commitment to Teams, Accountable for Results and Passion to Win, Achieving Social Impact, Respect and Fairness and Excellence through Quality, Innovation and Leadership.


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