Published: 06th July 2017
Foundation of first government engineering college in Sikkim laid
Sikkim Institute of Science and Technology (SIST) is being set up at Centre for Computers and Communication Technology, Chisopani, South Sikkim premises
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling laid the foundation stone of the state's first government engineering college at Chisopani and said the government has always emphasised the importance of education. Sikkim Institute of Science and Technology (SIST) is being set up at Centre for Computers and Communication Technology, Chisopani, South Sikkim premises. Speaking at the programme, Chamling said the government was making efforts to bring about a paradigm shift in the primary level of education in the state and urged teachers and stakeholders of the education system to equip the students for the modern day competitive and demanding education system.
He said the introduction of a new educational institute in the area will provide various employment avenues for the youth and people of the surrounding areas. He announced the commencement of a vocational college at Dentam, an art college at Mangshilla and a girls college at Khamdong. Principal secretary to the HRD department G P Upadhyaya said SIST is being constructed at a cost of Rs 18.2 crore and will be affiliated to Sikkim State University and supported by Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan.
The institute will offer courses in civil engineering and computer science and will enrol 60 students each year.