The Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical and Technological Sciences was established in 1995. It is the first government-private initiative in the region. SMU is recognized by the University Grants Commission and approved by the Government of India. Sikkim Manipal University offers quality education to the students from North and North Eastern parts of India. As ranked by Competition Success Review- October 2009, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT) ranked amongst top 8th Best University Engineering Colleges of India.SMIT Ranked amongst top 17th Best Engineering Colleges of Excellence in India.SMIT has also bagged 27th rank amongst the Top 50th Engineering Colleges of India.
Sikkim University is a UGC recognized Central University of India situated in Gangtok. It was established on 2nd July, 2007. The Ministry of Human Resources Development and State Government are deeply committed to make this University an international educational institution. Sikkim University offers traditional courses in humanities, physical and life sciences and forestry along with non-traditional courses related to the state including subjects like ethnic history, mountain studies, border studies and hill music and culture.