Performance of the institution in one area distinctive to its vision, priority and thrust 




Committed to its vision of human development, SMU has been instrumental in providing high-quality education and healthcare to the people of Sikkim and other northeastern states since 1997. 


SMU has reserved up to 50 percent of seats in engineering, medical and humanities courses for Sikkimese. As of today, SMU has produced more than 250 doctors and 1800 engineers from Sikkim alone. Currently, more than 1300 locals are employed in various constituent units of the University in various positions. 


Central Referral Hospital (CRH) has been providing highly specialized medical services to the people of Sikkim. Today, CRH not only delivers high-quality medical care but also provides comprehensive health care under one roof to the people of Sikkim. It has not only become a hospital of repute but also the first and only referral teaching hospital in Sikkim, with the establishment of the Medical College under the Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences. 


The establishment of the Super Specialty wing in CRH is a step towards realizing our mission to provide modern health care facilities to the people. In addition to Cardiology, Neuro-surgery, Gastro-enterology, Urology, and Pediatric Surgery we have also recruited Interventional radiologists and Endocrine Surgeons available in very few hospitals in the country. The people of Sikkim and North Bengal will no longer have to travel to metros like Delhi and Kolkata for these costly and complicated treatments. 


In line with the vision to ensure quality healthcare for all sections of society, SMU has rolled out a medical insurance scheme ‘Sikkim Manipal Swasthya Suraksha’ to empower people of Sikkim for availing all types of specialized treatment at CRH on a cashless basis. This scheme excludes BPL patients who are already getting free treatment. This scheme has received overwhelming support and patronage from the people. More than 55,000 lives are enrolled in the scheme. 


SMU community outreach programmes is unparalleled, which includes regular health camps, Rural Clinics, Urban Health Centers, and De-addiction Centre. SMUs health care research specifically addressing the health issues of the State of Sikkim in particular and the NE region in general. 


SMU has been significantly contributing to human development in the state of Sikkim and other northeastern states. SMU and its constituent institutions have created a niche for themselves not only in this remote location but also emerged as one of the top university in the Eastern and North-Eastern regions of India.