The first private university in Northeast

The first private university in the Northeastern region was Sikkim-Manipal University (SMU) in Gangtok,  Sikkim. It was established in 1995, as a joint venture university with the local state government, with the state contributing land and Rs.30 crores for the establishment of a medical college.

Sikkim Manipal University is also the first government and private joint-educational initiative in India and is recognized by University Grant Commission (UGC) and approved by Government of India.

The University has the following constituent institutions:

  • Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences (SMIMS)
  • Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT)
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Physiotherapy
  • School of Basic & Applied Sciences

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