HRD Minister Smriti Irani launches Sikkim’s Online Admission and RUSA Portal

Sikkim 3rd June 2016 :Today, In a significant development in the field of higher education in Sikkim, admission to government degree colleges throughout the State will go online from this year onwards. The web portal for Online Admissions and State RUSA portals for Sikkim was digitally launched today by Union Minister for HRD Smt Smriti Zubin Irani via live webcast from Shastri Bhawan New Delhi.

The programme witnessed the largest ever digital launch of projects under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) under the auspices of the Hon’ble Union Minister. Together with the projects of Sikkim, the Minister launched RUSA projects for nine other states of the country.
Joining the live webcast at the State was Minister for Energy & Power & Labour Mr. D. D. Bhutia, Minister HRDD Mr. R.B Subba, Minister Roads & Bridges Mr. G.M. Gurung, Parliamentary Secretary HRDD Shri Shyam Pradhan, Principal Secretary HRDD cum SPD RUSA Sikkim Mr. G.P. Upadhyay, Director Higher Education HRDD cum Joint SPD RUSA Sikkim Mr. Jitendra Singh Raje, senior officers of State HRDD, Principal and faculty Sikkim Government College Tadong, and faculty and students from West Point Senior Secondary School.

HRD Minister Smriti Irani launches Sikkim's Online Admission and RUSA Portal
Sikkim’s Online Admission and RUSA Portal was digitally launched today by
Union Minister for HRD Smt Smriti Zubin Irani via live webcast
from Shastri Bhawan New Delhi.

While addressing the State of Sikkim, the Union Minister congratulated the State HRDD for the merit based and transparent system of 24 hour online admissions in all state run colleges. She termed it a unique initiative which will benefit over 6000 students.

The Union Minister was also joined by MP Lok Sabha from Sikkim Mr. P.D. Rai.
Later interacting with the team from Sikkim, Union Minister Smt Smriti Irani informed that the Ministry of HRD has sanctioned the long pending demand of the State to incorporate Bhutia and Lepcha languages in the post graduate courses under UGC.

She further informed that the State HRDD is entitled to introduce skill building courses recognized by the Government of India in Government colleges in the State.

The Union Minister also complimented the progress made by Sikkim under the scheme Badhe Bharat Padhe Bharat and RUSA. The Minister informed that she would soon be visiting Sikkim with her team from MHRD.

Minister Mr. D.D.Bhutia thanked and complimented Smt Irani and the Ministry for launching the online admission and RUSA Web portal for Sikkim.

Similarly Minister Mr. R.B.Subba thanked and congratulated the Union Minister and the entire team at MHRD for the new projects and for supporting the initiatives of Sikkim HRDD.

The Minister also placed a few pending demands of the State HRDD before the Union Minister. He requested for laying of foundation stone of the NIT at the earliest. He also proposed for a National Law School in Sikkim. Likewise, the Minister proposed for setting up government colleges in all four districts of Sikkim. He also requested for increase of 50 seats in Government BEd college. Union Minister assured that the demands placed by Minister HRDD Sikkim would be looked into by the Ministry.


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