From the Principal’s desk
Greetings from the Principal, Sikkim Government College, Gyalshing, First Government College in West Sikkim.
2011 marked a turning point in the lives of the people mainly the younger generation of West District of Sikkim. With the establishment of Sikkim Government College in the district head quarters of West Sikkim, Gyalshing; the people here mainly the high school graduates got an opportunity to enroll themselves for higher education. No longer were the people of the region deprived of quality higher education.
Despite the frequent changes in the personnel holding the post of the Principal in the college, each successor have by far have made significant contribution to the working of the college.
The institution takes pride in the commitment and dedication of each faculty, who actively engage themselves in curricular and extra-curricular activities. They involve themselves in the overall development of the students and also of the faculty itself. Their dedication to the institution is basically since they have imbibed themselves with the principle of “sense of belonging”, which makes them feel closer to the institute and therefore helps them build a good rapport with their colleagues as well as the students which therefore contributes to creation of a positive and healthy environment within the college.
Sikkim Government College, Gyalshing was started under the rule of the present Honorable Chief Minister Mr. Pawan Kumar Chamling who emphasized on the necessity of making higher and also quality education accessible to the remote areas of Sikkim especially that of West Sikkim, which would help in Sikkim’s development and further enhance nation building as well.
The focus of the college has mainly been to make higher education available to remote areas upholding the right to education to each individual and giving equality of opportunity to both male and female to pursue higher studies.
Within the fifth year of its existence, the college has been able to achieve a number of accolades to its name. Involving the faculties and students in Social Awareness Campaign through information distribution as well as field work, the institution has been able to generate community acknowledgment in various fields.
Attempt in getting itself affiliated to a UGC recognized university became successful in 2013 when the college got affiliated to Sikkim University. The college therefore now functions under the guidelines of Sikkim University as the parent University.
The college tries to strive to improve the lives of the individuals through education, empowering them through education so that each student may further go into society and make contributions towards the betterment of the society.
Not only excelling in academics but even extra-curricular activities has been made a priority by the institution.
The institution, therefore, entrusts its faith in its motto “Gyana Vigyana Vimuktaye” which means that knowledge leads to salvation and liberation.
Mrs. Kesang Wangmo Bhutia
Sikkim Government College,
Gyalshing, West Sikkim