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Sikkim University turns two

Posted by Ramesh Khati on July 27, 2009

GANGTOK, 26 JULY: A month-long socio-cultural and academic programme starting from 27 July is slated to mark the second anniversary of Sikkim University. The programme would involve participants from schools and colleges from both within and outside Sikkim .
The Sikkim University is a central institution established and funded by the Government of India under an Act of Parliament. It has nine affiliated colleges spread over the state and was set up on 2 July 2007.
A debate on the topic: “Economic Development is more important than protection of the Environment” would be arranged to kick off the celebration on 27 July and students from the affiliated colleges would participate in the programme. This would be followed by a “Spic Macay” programme on 2 August, where Ms Malabika Sen, the Kathak exponent, would perform. A day long seminar on “Higher Education: Problems & Prospects” would also be organised on 10 August.
The Sikkim University Chancellor, Prof MS Swaminathan would attend the valedictory function, and he would deliver the foundation day lecture at Chintan Bhawan here. The state chief minister, Mr Pawan Chamling and Governor BP Singh would also be present on the occasion.

Source: The Statesman


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