Sikkim University, a Central University, was established under an Act of Parliament of India and came into existence on 2 July 2007. Unlike in other states, there was no Government University in Sikkim. The establishment of a Central University, fully funded by the Government of India, in Sikkim, fulfils a long cherished aspiration of the people of Sikkim and the entire Eastern Himalayan region to have a higher institution of learning. Sikkim is peaceful, accessible and gifted with a rich natural location. By developing strengths in congruence with the natural and cultural affluence of Sikkim, the University is expected to contribute substantively to the nation building process by mobilizing the rich intellectual heritage of the region. The process would involve galvanizing the academic fervour and creative instincts of the youths and by developing agencies and institutions that will facilitate cross border interactions. Sikkim University endeavors to act as an intellectual base and instrument to realise the larger goals of India’s Look East policy.