Thursday, September 4, 2014

Governor inaugurates SRM University

GANGTOK, 04 Sept: The Governor of Sikkim, Shriniwas Patil formally inaugurated the SRM [Sri Ramaswamy Memorial] University in a function organized at Chintan Bhawan today. SRM has become the sixth university to be established in Sikkim. The university was founded in 1985 as SRM Engineering College in Kattankulathur, under University of Madras.
Sikkim which is fast turning out to be the educational hub of the North East boasted of having 5 Universities prior to this addition.
Small himalayan state like Sikkim to have so many Universities lauds the conducive environment which the state Government led by the Chief Minister Mr. Pawan Chamling has provided in the last twenty years of his good governance.
Arguably the number one private University in the nation SRM University (Under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956) was given this rating by the leading daily of India Times of India, became the 6th University to have established themselves in the state of Sikkim to provide the students of the state and the region quality higher education.
In his inaugural address The Governor Mr. Shriniwas Patil expressed his happiness that such reputed University chose the state to established themselves and provide the services of higher education to the students and also added that its of utmost importance for such universities and educational institutions to not only provide education and knowledge but also to try and generate employment opportunities.
Mr. Patil also informed how the higher education in the state and in the country has flourished and show remarkable growth and to give continuity and carry it forward Private participation and global entrepreneurs will have to play a major role.
With coming of such esteemed educational institute in the state the fruits of the tree sown today will be enjoyed and reaped in the near future the Governor affirmed.
Further he added that the state also expects that universities like SRM not only impart education but also play a major role in fulfilling the demand for skilled human resource development and turn the vision of skilled India into reality.
Minister for Human Resource Development Department Mr. R.B Subba, who also attended the inaugural function as the guest of honour in his special address besides assuring full cooperation from the government also expected that with coming of such reputed institution in the state not only the students from the state will be able to pursue higher education in their doorsteps but these universities will also try and give job oriented education to the students and create an employment opportunity and placement for the students.
Earlier the inaugural function began with the welcome note which was presented by Dr. N Sethuraman Vice Chancellor of SRM University Sikkim .
The function which was also attended by Minister for Forest and Environment Mr. T.W Lepcha along with M.P Lok Sabha Mr. P.D Rai and host of other dignitaries and students also saw Dr. Thomas Chandy Principal Secretary HRDD, Dr. T.R Pachamuthu, Founder Chancellor SRM University and DR. T.P Ganesan, Chancellor SRM University Sikkim deliver key note addresses.

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