Course Details

M.Sc. (Medical Biochemistry)

The M.Sc. Degree course is a three year programme (6 semesters of 6 months each) consisting of classroom teaching, self study, seminars, research project (dissertation) and practical demonstration classes.

All the M.Sc. programmes will have a foundation course of one year (semester 1 and 2) consisting of fundamentals of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry. In the second year (semester 3 and 4), the students will proceed to their respective departments for theoretical and practical classes. In the third year (semester 5 and 6) they will undertake self study and dissertation work.
Currently the following M.Sc. courses are conducted :
M.Sc. (Medical) Anatomy, M.Sc. (Medical) Physiology, M.Sc. (Medical) Biochemistry, M.Sc. (Medical) Microbiology.

Course conducted by Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences (SMIMS)
Campus Sikkim Manipal University, Tadong, Gangtok
Admissions Yes
Fees (Indicative) Rs. xxxxxx.xx
Course Commences on 23 August 2011
Course duration 3 Yrs
Number of Seats 10
Last Date of Application 15 July 2014


Candidate must have passed a 3 years B.Sc. course in any branch of Life Sciences i.e. Physiology, Zoology, Botany, Microbiology and Chemistry. General category candidate must have secured minimum 55% and the reserved category (SC/ST) candidate must have secured 50% in aggregate, in life Sciences subjects in B.Sc.


Reserved Seats

20% of seats are reserved in each branch of M.Sc for applicants of state of Sikkim. Applicants seeking admission to this category shall directly apply to :
Technical Education
Govt. of Sikkim, Gangtok

NRI/Foreign Category

Documents required to be submitted with application form (under this category) are:

  1. Proof of NRI status in case candidate is NRI (Scanned copy of Passport only)
  2. Sponsorship by NRI if sponsored, with scanned copy of passport of the sponsor. A format of sponsorship letter is given below.
  3. Proof of residence of NRI/sponsor
  4. Application by candidate in plain paper/printed application form either downloaded from our       website or as available with the prospectus
  5. Copy of mark sheet of qualifying examination
  6. Candidates qualifying from foreign schools/universities/institutions, equivalent marks        to be obtained by the candidate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  7. A demand draft for a sum of Rs. 1,500 (Cost of brochure + examination fees Rs.1000) in favour of SMU, payable at Gangtok
Address of AIU
Association of Indian Universities
AIU House,16, Comrade Indrajit Gupta Marg (Kotla Marg)
New Delhi-110002  
Telephone No: 011-23230059/23231097/2322429/23232435
e-mail: aiu @ du
Candidates applying from abroad are requested to send an application along with demand draft of US $50 in favour of SMU, payable at Gangtok.
In addition, all parents/guardians of NRI/NRI sponsored candidates are to produce a bank guarantee for tuition fees for the first year duration of course at the time of admission. In case bank guarantee cannot be produced at the time of admission, the admission will be provisional. The said bank guarantee will have to be produced within one month from the date of admission failing which admission will be cancelled.
An affidavit will also be required to be executed by the parent and candidate stating the correct relationship between the candidate and the sponsor, at the time of admission.
Format of Sponsorship Letter:
I, Mr./Mrs. __(name of sponsor)____ a resident of __(complete address abroad with country of residence)__ hereby sponsor Mr./Ms. __(name of candidate)__ who is my __(mention correct relationship)__. I also undertake to bear the cost of tuition fees of the candidate for the entire course.
A photocopy of my proof of residence (copy of passport/certificate of residence from appropriate authority in case of citizens of Nepal/Bhutan) is also enclosed.
Signature of the sponsor
Full address

Submission of Application Forms

Please read the instructions very carefully before filling the application form. Completed application form along with the copies of necessary documents in support of your claim should be dispatched to :

The Chairman
Admission Cell
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Majitar, Rangpo, East Sikkim – 737136

Facilities Available

Hospital: Presently the Central Referral Hospital has 500 beds. It is a nine storeyed building with a floor space of more than 3,00,000 sq. ft. The hospital has 21 specialties, 8 operation theatres and state-of-the-art medical equipment.

College: The college is fully equipped and staffed. The college is housed in an imposing building with all modern facilities All non clinical and clinical Departments are fully operational.
Lecture Hall: There are 4 lecture halls equipped with modern audio-visual teaching aids.
Laboratories and Dissection Hall: There are 9 Laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment. The dissection hall is large enough for 150 students to work simultaneously.
Computers: All departments are provided with computers. Internet facilities are available in the college and central library.
Library and reading rooms: The library has 8000 text and reference books and subscribes to 100 National and International journals. Internet and Medline facilities are available for students and faculty.
Hostel: The Institute is fully residential. All undergraduate students are required to stay in the hostel. Only permanent local residents are exempted. The nine storeyed building houses 200 rooms. Each room is furnished with a mattress, a study table, a chair, a cupboard/shelf for each student. Every room has an attached toilet, service area and hot water facility. An exclusive dining hall with a modern kitchen and mess is also housed in the hostel building. The mess provides vegetarian / non-vegetarian meals. Dining in the mess is compulsory for all inmates of the hostel. The students of first year will be provided with 3 seated rooms
Communication: Two ISD/STD booths operate inside the campus. A telephone connection has been provided on each floor in the hostel building.
Bank: Canara Bank operates an extension counter on campus. There is also a UTI Bank with ATM facility nearby.
Entertainment: The University organizes movie shows at frequent intervals in the fully equipped auditorium.
Sports: Facilities for Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Carom and Chess are available. The college also has an active cricket team.
Medicare (medical insurance): All students are covered by the Medical Insurance Scheme (Medicare) provided by the Institute. There is a separate ward reserved for students at the Central Referral Hospital (CRH).
Teacher guardian scheme: Under this scheme, each student is allotted a specific teacher guardian who provides emotional support, monitors academic performance, provides necessary guidance to his/her ward and communicates all such details regularly to the parents of the student. This scheme has received tremendous support from students and parents alike.

Important Dates

Last date for receipt of completed application forms 30 July 2011
Counseling and Admission 16 August 2011
Classes to commence 23 August 2011

Fee Structure

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Admission Procedure

Admission is strictly based on merit (marks obtained in life sciences subjects namely Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology in B.Sc Part I, II and III (where applicable). Those appearing in B.Sc Final Part-II or III (where applicable) should send a copy of a final marks sheet as soon as the result are declared by fax or any other mode but not later than 15th August 2009. While enclosing marks sheet of Part I, II and III the applicant should ensure that the reverse of the original marks sheet is also copied and sent.

In the application form, at least two choices are to be mentioned in the Box I. Course applied according to preference. 


Mode of Payment

The fee should be remitted by a demand draft in favour of “ Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences” payable at Gangtok.

For NRI/Foreign students, fees are to be paid in US Dollar demand draft on account of tuition fee as per the fee structure in favour of “Sikkim Manipal University” payable at Gangtok, India drawn from outside India, out of the account of sponsor. The clearing charges are to be born by the student in case of the instrument gets clear from outside India.

The payment can also be made in INR (Indian Rupees) provided that draft is made only from NRE (Non Resident External) account of sponsor with a certificate from the issuing bank. The conversional rate will be intimated through the counseling letter.

This fee can also be paid through SWIFT transfer from outside India. In such cases, the sender is to bear the transaction charges and the sender is also to provide the copies of proof of money transfer for follow-up and records. The payment instruction for SWIFT transfer is as follows:

Schedule of Payment of Fees

For the second academic year, all the qualified candidates have to pay tuition and other fees within one month from the date of declaration of 1st year results. For the third/fourth/fifth academic year, form third year onwards, tuition and other fees have to be paid by 31st of July of each year respectively.


  1. A bank guarantee will have to be furnished to pay 100% tuition fees for the balance duration of the course in case of withdrawal of original certificates from the Institution.
  2. Delayed payment of fees will attract a modest fine of 0.5% p.m in the first month, 1% in the second and third month, and 2% for more than 3 months.