Education minister Shri Kunga Nima Lepcha informed that Sikkim has now signed an agreement with Sikkim Manipal Institue of Medical Science.
The State government of Sikkim will pay Rs 4 crore and 50 lac for this program where 50 fully free and 30 full payment MBBS seats will be given in SMIMS.
According to Honorable Chief Minister , they are committed to providing :
i) access to free medical education to everyone.
ii) home availability of 80 seats annually for the young aspirants of Sikkim according to this agreement between the Government and Manipal University .
iii) quality education at the doorstep for those who can afford to pay.
Education was also taken up . Decision has been taken to restart university in Jorethang, South Sikkim whereas old banned university EILLM will be renamed.
Season bills for the establishment of three private universities in Sikkim were placed in Assembly yesterday. These are to be taken up for discussion today.
-“Sikkim International University” sponsored by the Research and Gyan for Noble Upliftment Trust at Sreebadam in West Sikkim to provide high quality education supplemented with industrial internship and professional training in the state.
- “The Medhavi Skills University, Sikkim” to.provide quality skill education and enterpreneurship.
- -The revival of Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management (EIILM) University is to be undertaken by changing the name of the University to Sikkim Alpine University . AMOGH Advanced Education and Research Foundation to get sponsorship for the same replacing Malavika Foundation.