COST TO BE BORNE BY HRDD FOR THIS YEAR
GANGTOK, 25 June: Post Graduate courses in five core subjects [not offered by the Sikkim University thus far] are all set to begin from this academic session itself as assured by the Sikkim University and the Human Resource Development Department while resolving a student protest some time ago. The first batch of MA courses in English, Political Science, History, Commerce and Mathematics will begin from 10 July 2012 [when the new semester of the Sikkim University begins] at the Sikkim Government College, Tadong. This is the arrangement for the first year, following which the it shall be taken over by Sikkim University as per the agreement signed between the University and the State Government, informs a press communique issued by the Director [Higher Education], HRDD, today.
Students seeking admission in the aforementioned subjects can download the application form from the official website of HRDD (www.sikkim-hrdd.gov.in).
While speaking to NOW! some days back, the HRDD Secretary, CS Rao, informed that the syllabus for the academic session 2012-13 has been finalized by the Sikkim University and that the accommodation for classes and teaching faculties will be managed by the State government for the current academic year.
The department will shortlist and conduct interviews for the required teachers from within and outside the state for a period of one year and will engage some lecturers and faculty from Sikkim Government College, Tadong, as well to cater to the immediate requirements, he said.
HRD department approached the Sikkim University for establishment support and the Sikkim University is ready to extend support to some extent, he added. The final modalities on recruiting teaching faculty and other support staff and the syllabus will be taken up after the budget session, the Secretary further said.