Sikkim University shifts three language departments to Yangang campus

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022 08:45 [IST]

Last Update: Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022 03:03 [IST]

Sikkim University shifts three language departments to Yangang campus


YANGANG,: The Sikkim University has finally shifted its three departments to the new, permanent campus located at Yangang, South Sikkim, after 15 years of its establishment.

During a formal event held on Monday, the three tribal language departments namely Bhutia, Lepcha and Limboo of Sikkim University were officially relocated to its permanent campus at Yangang.

Construction works of the permanent campus of Sikkim University on 300 acres of land had been taken up six years ago. The construction work is nearing completion, prompting the university to start shifting its non-lab departments there.

Sikkim University vice-chancellor Prof. Avinash Khare, addressing through video conferencing, said it was a historic day for the Central university. He recalled the difficulties faced during the early stage of the campus construction project which further got delayed due to Covid pandemic.

The vice chancellor thanked the State government and the university’s faculty members for their constant support. He sought co-operation from the local residents of Yangang since they now have to work in tandem with the university for development of the State at large.

Addressing the media at the campus, Sikkim University deputy registrar Dr. CB Chettri said that the construction of the permanent campus started in 2016 and the university has finally been able to shift three of its language departments today.

Dr. Chettri informed that there are 120 students with about 20 faculty members in the three departments.

“The classes will be fully digital with no use of black or green boards for the convenience of the students”, said Dr. Chettri. He informed that the hostel facilities will be provided to the students after the university’s winter break which falls in March.

For now, the students will be travelling from Gangtok itself by the university bus to the Yangang campus. All the other non-lab departments are also expected to be shifted by the end of 2023, said the Sikkim University deputy registrar.

Before the shifting process, a ritual workshop was held in the presence of the Sikkim University registrar KVS Kameswera Rao and faculty members.

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