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NUB OF LEGAL EDUCATION IN SIKKIM: SIKKIM GOVERNMENT LAW COLLEGE
Sikkim Law College
Sikkim as a state:

Sikkim is a landlocked state which is situated in the Himalayas. The state shares its border with Nepal in the western side, Tibet towards the northern and eastern side and also with Bhutan in the east. Towards the southern lies the state of West Bengal. Sikkim is the second smallest state after that of Goa and the census of 2011 provides that it is the least crowded state in India. Kanchenjunga which is the third highest peak in the world is located in the border between Sikkim and Nepal.

Educational history:

In spite of being the second smallest state as per the census of 2011, Sikkim adult literacy rate was 88.2% alloying both males and females. There are 1,157 schools within the entire state and 765 schools are said to be run by the Government and 385 holding private ownership. There are 12 colleges and other institutions running in the state of Sikkim offering higher education. The largest institution for higher education is Sikkim Manipal University of Technological Science. There are two polytechnic institutions. The Sikkim University which is a Central University is established under the Act passed by the Parliament of India in the year 2007 and is located in Gangtok the capital city of Sikkim. The University offers various traditional as well as non-traditional courses. As per legal education the Sikkim Government Law College which provides legal education was established in the year 1980 is affiliated to the Sikkim University.

Legal Education:

The Sikkim Government law college is affiliated to the Sikkim University. It is situated at Lower Burtuk Road, Burtuk, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101. The College offers Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts. Since Sikkim is a small state the government of Sikkim has made all attempts by establishing Sikkim Law College to make the people and scholars interested in law, by providing proper legal education. Sikkim Law College provides a five year BA.LLB degree in law. Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law: This is a full time five years programme. The criteria for admissions into Sikkim Law College are that the students must pass (10+2) or equivalent from such recognized board. The number of seats is 80 per session. The selection will be as per the norms of the University.

Eligibility criteria for admission into Sikkim Law College:
  • 1. Candidates must complete (10+2) examination from recognized board.
  • 2. Candidates must obtain 45% marks in aggregate of equivalent grade in such qualifying examination.
  • 3. Candidates belonging to S.C. AND S.T. get a relaxation, so 40% of minimum qualifying marks must be secured in the aggregate of equivalent grade in the qualifying examination.
  • 4. The age limit for candidates is 20 years of age and 22 years of age for reserved category.
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    Reason why people from Sikkim choose Siliguri as the hub for higher legal education:

    Siliguri is the chicken neck- which is a narrow segment of land that connects the entire north eastern zone with the rest of India. It is also the hub of trade, health care facilities, education and such others that covers the entire ambit of urbanization in today’s era. The climatic condition is pleasant. Since the city is still on the developing curve there is greenery surrounding it, and the pollution level is on a lesser extent. It has a touch of both metro as well as country side culture so adaptation would not be complicating. In the field of legal education with law institutes like The Indian Institute of Legal Studies, Dagapur, and The University of North Bengal, Department of Law which are amongst the top colleges for law in West Bengal, the students aspiring to take up higher legal education are attracted and compelled to move towards Siliguri. These institutes especially The Indian Institute of Legal Studies provides a vast divergence in the field of studying law, not only does it provide a five years integrated law degree but also a three years integrated law course and various other courses which helps in achieving the desired degree in law which itself is dynamic.

    Apart from the variety of courses it provides in the field of law, the law colleges in Siliguri not only rank amongst the top colleges for law in North Bengal but also in the whole of North Eastern zone. Apparently in the last few years the Indian Institute of Legal Studies, Dagapur, has made a remarkable history in the entire region of North East by providing such excellence in imparting education vied which the students have stood in the top ranks amongst colleges by attaining above 70% marks in their examination. This may also be a supportive reason why students are craving admissions in Siliguri.

    Other reasons like easy transport, easy connecting communication, and urbanization may also lead to the cause of aspiring students to make their first choice as Siliguri in matters of education.

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