Latest NorthEast India News | Sikkim plans seven private universities, introduces bills in Assembly

Guwahati: In a move that can change the educational landscape of the state, the Education Minister of Sikkim Kunga Nima Lepcha on Monday tabled bills for the establishment of seven private universities in various parts of Sikkim.

According to reports, these proposed universities will offer courses in multiple disciplines including medical science, information technology, management, stext development and academics.

The universities are planned to boost the educational infrastructure in the state and the move can be seen as a way to attract the people before Sikkim goes for polls to select their new government in April 2024.

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

It has been learned that further discussions and voting on these seven bills are scheduled to take place in the next Assembly session.

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