Sikkim University is a central university established under an Act of Parliament of India. It is in Gangtok. The campus is expected to be built at Yangang in South Sikkim district, about 56 kilometres (35 mi) from Gangtok. Its first chancellor was M. S. Swaminathan; Mahendra P. Lama was the first vice chancellor.
In 2008 the university started from four departments — Social System and Anthropology; Peace and Conflict Studies and Management; International Relations/Politics; and Microbiology. The university offers traditional courses in humanities, physical and life sciences and forestry along with non-traditional courses that are unique and related to the state including subjects like ethnic history, mountain studies, border studies, and hill music and culture.
All the colleges in the state of Sikkim are affiliated to this university.
Objectives of Sikkim University
To disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such branches of learning as it may deem fit.
To make provisions for integrated courses in humanities, natural and physical sciences, social sciences, forestry and other allied disciplines in the educational programmes of the University.
To take appropriate measures for promoting innovations in teaching-learning process, inter-disciplinary studies and research.
To educate and train manpower for the development of the State of Sikkim.
To pay special attention to the improvement of the social and economic conditions and welfare of the people of that State, their intellectual, academic and cultural development.
The Department of Computer Applications is renowned for cutting edge research and for imparting state of the art world class education. We attract some of the excellent students and faculty. The department was established in 2011. Since then, the Department of Computer Applications imparts international level training and research. The Department provides high standard computing facilities to the students. It also promotes active industry-department affiliation by finding common areas of interest and taking part in research projects and consultancy services. Our research exists in the areas of systems, software, networking, databases, security, and foundations of computer science, artificial intelligence, robotics, and scientific computing. Besides basic research, interdisciplinary work on applications that stimulate basic research has been undertaken under Department of Computer Applications./p>
Our Computer Applications Department is designed in such a manner that the computer science program orients students toward the pragmatic aspects of computer science and provides the learning and practices to make them proficient computing professionals.
The six semester M.C.A. Programme and Ph.D. courses are offered by Department of Computer Applications Deartment of the Sikkim University and are based on the international standards and provide a student with wide choice of courses. Each programme comprises of several core, elective courses, internship program and project work.
Ashok Kumar Das is currently working as an Associate Professor (effective from 1 January 2017) in the Center for Security, Theory and Algorithmic Research (Department of Computer Science and Engineering) of the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad 500 032, India. Prior to this, he held academic position as Assistant Professor (1 June 2010 to 31 December 2016) in the Center for Security, Theory and Algorithmic Research of IIIT Hyderabad, India and also Assistant Professor (July 2008 to May 2010) in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIIT Bhubaneswar, India. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India on April 2009 [January 2004 - June 2008]. He received the M.Tech. degree in Computer Science and Data Processing from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, in 2000. He also received the M.Sc. degree in Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, in 1998. Prior to join in Ph.D., he worked with C-DoT (Centre for Development of Telematics), a premier telecom technology centre of Govt. of India at New Delhi, India from March 2000 to January 2004. During that period he worked there as a Research Engineer on various projects in the fields of SS7 (Signaling System No. 7) protocol stack, GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) and GPRS (General Packet Radio Services).
Dr. Das received the Institute Silver Medal for his first rank in M.Sc. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1998. He has seventh All India Rank in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) Examination in 1998. He received the DIVISIONAL AWARD for his individual excellence in development of SS7 protocol stack from C-DoT, New Delhi, India in 2003. He received a Certificate of Special Mention for the best paper award in the First International Conference on Emerging Applications of Information Technology (EAIT 2006) in 2006 and also a best paper award in the International Workshop on Mobile Systems (WoMS 2008) in 2008. His biography was also selected for inclusion in the 26th Edition of the Marquis Who's Who in the World, USA in 2009. His research interests include cryptography, network security, blockchain, security in Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Vehicles (IoV), Internet of Drones (IoD), smart grids, smart city, cloud/fog computing and industrial wireless sensor networks, intrusion detection. He has authored over 195 papers in international journals and conferences in the above areas, including 170+ reputed journal papers (including IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Access, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (Formerly, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine), IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Communications Magazine and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics). He has served as a Program Committee Member for many international conferences. He also severed as one of the Technical Program Committee Chairs of the International Congress on Blockchain and Applications (BLOCKCHAIN'19), Avila, Spain, in 2019. He is on the Editorial Board of the KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (Inderscience), and IET Communications. He is also the Guest Editor of Computers & Electrical Engineering (Elsevier) for the special issue on Big Data and the IoT in e-Healthcare and the ICT Express (Elsevier) for the special issue on Blockchain Technologies and Applications for the 5G Enabled IoT. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), USA.
Dr. Bidyut Kr. Patra is a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Guwahati, Guwahati, India under the supervision of Professor Sukumar Nandi. He received ERCIM (Marie-Curie) Fellowship from European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM), France, for doing post-doctoral research at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland (http://www.researchranking.org/index.php?action=ranking). His research interest includes Data Mining, Machine Learning, Anomaly Detection, Recommender Systems.
Dr. Biswapati Jana received Ph.D. in Computer Science from Vidyasagar University, India. He did B.Tech. and M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Calcutta University in 1999 and 2002 respectively. He received B.Sc (Hons.) in Physics from Calcutta University, West Bengal, India in 1996. Presently, he is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore-721102, India. Before joining at Vidyasagar University, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Haldia Institute of Technology, Purba Midnapore, West Bengal, India. His area os reasearch intereset includes Steganography, Data Hiding, Image Processing, Water marking, and Opportunistic Network.
Prof. Dipanwita Roy Chowdhury is Professor in Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. Her primary research interests have been Cryptography and Security and VLSI and Embedded Systems.
Dr. Geetanjali Panda is Associate Professor in Dept. of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. Her primary research interests have been theoretical aspects of optimization. Her current research is focused on 1. Convex Optimization, 2. Optimization with uncertainty, 3. Optimization in finance and 4. Numerical Optimization algorithms.
Prof. Ekrem SAVAS was born in Ulucak village of Usak. He finished primary school in the same village. He completed his secondary and high school education in Usak Central Middle School and Usak High School. In 1980, he graduated from Hacettepe University Department of Mathematics with honors. He worked in the Ministry of Industry and Technology between 1977 and 1981. He received his MA in 1983 and Ph.D. in 1986. Between 1986 and 1987, he worked at Utkal University and Indian Institute of Technology, India. He became an associate professor in 1988 and a professor in 1993. In 1992, he was awarded a Royal Society Scholarship to study at the University of Leicester in England. Between 1995 and 1997, he took part in the National Education Development Project of YÖK-WORLD BANK . In 1995, he was elected to the HEC Science Subcommittee . In 1997, he conducted research at the University of Florida in the USA with the World Bank scholarship and at the Indiana University with the NATO B scholarship in 2000. Between 2003-2004, he won a Fulbright scholarship and went back to Indiana University as Visiting Professor. In 2006, he was invited to both the University of North Florida and the University of Indiana. In the year to TUBITAK ARDEB chief executive committee member in 2010 and in 2012 he was elected to the Academy of Sciences Master membership of Turkey. He has more than 300 international scientific articles and 2 published books, of which 250 are in journals scanned by SCI. He is the editor of 15 international journals and the scientific reviewer of nearly 100 journals. He has been invited as a guest speaker to many international conferences. In 2004, he received the American Medal of Honor for his work in the field. In 2004, he was awarded the Trainer of the Year Award for the same study. In addition, he received many awards, including the Encouragement Award of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce in 2008 for his work. He is fluent in English.
Prof. Duan Li is currently Chair Professor of Operations Research in the Department of Management Sciences and also serves as Associate Provost (Strategic Planning) for the University. Before he joined City University of Hong Kong in December, 2017, he was with the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 1994 to 2017, where he was Patrick Huen Wing Ming Professor of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management and served as the Department Chairman from 2003 to 2012 and the Director of Center for Financial Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 2014 to 2017. He was also the founding Director of the Master of Science Programme in Financial Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen). Duan graduated from Fudan University, received his M.E. degree in automatic control from Shanghai Jiaotong University, and received his Ph.D. degree in systems engineering from Case Western Reserve University. From 1987 to 1994, he was a faculty member in the Department of Systems Engineering at the University of Virginia, where he also served as the Associate Director of the Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems.
Prof. Neeraj Kumar received his Ph.D. in CSE from SMVD University, Katra (J & K), India, and was a postdoctoral research fellow in Coventry University, Coventry, UK. He is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala (Pb.), India since 2014. Dr. Neeraj is an internationally renowned researcher in the areas of VANET & CPS Smart Grid & IoT Mobile Cloud computing & Big Data and Cryptography. He has published more than 150 technical research papers in leading journals and conferences from IEEE, Elsevier, Springer, John Wiley, and Taylor and Francis. His paper has been published in some of the high impact factors journals such as-IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, IEEE Access, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE IoT Journal, IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, IEEE Communication Magazine, IEEE Networks Magazine etc. Apart from the journals conferences, he has also published papers in some of the core conferences of his area of specialization such as-IEEE Globecom, IEEE ICC, IEEE Greencom, IEEE CSCWD. He has guided many research scholars leading to Ph.D. and M.E./M.Tech. His research is supported by funding from TCS, CSIT, UGC and UGC in the area of Smart grid, energy management, VANETs, and Cloud computing. He is member of the Cyber-Physical Systems and Security (CPSS) research group. He has research funding from DST, CSIR, UGC, and TCS. He has total research funding from these agencies of more than 2 Crores under different schemes from the GOI. Recently, he has also got International research projects under DST-research initiative. He has h-index of 26 (according to Google scholar, March 2017) with 2500 citations to his credit. He is editorial board members of International Journal of Communication Systems, Wiley, Security and Communication, John Wiley, and Journal of Networks and Computer Applications, Elsevier. He has visited many countries mainly for the academic purposes. He is a visiting research fellow at Coventry University, Coventry, UK. He has many research collaborations with premier institutions in India and different universities across the globe. He has been engaged in different academic activities inside and outside the Institute. He has supervised 5 Ph.D. students and 5 are currently pursuing their thesis. He has also supervised more than 20 M.E./M.Tech. thesis. He is a member of IEEE
Prof. Samiran Chattopadhyay did his B.Tech and M.Tech from IIT Kharagpur. He completed PhD from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India His research interests includes algorithms, Wireless Networks, Network Security, Intelligent Computing, Bio Informatics, Cloud Computing, Distributed Computing.
Dr. Sanasam Ranbir Singh was born in Imphal (East), Manipur to Sanasam (Ongbi) Ibemhal Devi and Sanasam Khomei Singh. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. He has received my Ph.D from Indian Institute of Technology Madras and worked with Prof. Hema A. Murthy and Prof. Timothy A. Gonsalves. During his Ph.D program, he was supported by IBM PhD Fellowship Award (a world wide competition). He works in the area of Information Retrieval especially on the core issues of Web Search Engine customization. As a part of my Ph.D, he worked on the problems related to modeling of Web Page Updates, designing different Text classification frameworks suitable for Web document classification and effect of real time implicit feedback on Search Results customization. His other research interest includes machine learning, data mining and complex network analysis (for social network in particular)
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Gangtok is a municipality, the capital and the largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim. It also is the headquarters of the East Sikkim district. Gangtok is located in the eastern Himalayan range, at an elevation of 1,650 m (5,410 ft). The town's 100 thousand population belongs to different ethnicities such as Nepali, Lepchas and Bhutia. Nestled within higher peaks of the Himalaya and enjoying a year-round mildtemperate climate, Gangtok is at the centre of Sikkim's tourism industry. Gangtok rose to prominence as a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site after the construction of the Enchey Monastery in 1840. In 1894, the ruling Sikkimese Chogyal, Thutob Namgyal, transferred the capital to Gangtok. In the early 20th century, Gangtok became a major stopover on the trade route between Lhasa in Tibet and cities such as Kolkata (then Calcutta) in British India. After India won its independence from Britain in 1947, Sikkim chose to remain an independent monarchy, with Gangtok as its capital. In 1975, after the integration with the union of India, Gangtok was made India's twenty-second state capital. Summer and spring seasons are the most popular tourist seasons. Many of Gangtok's residents are employed directly and indirectly in the tourism industry, with many residents owning and working in hotels and restaurants.
The Mahatma Gandhi Road or M G Road in short is the main marketing area of Gangtok for tourists. The road is lined with all types of shops on both sides. A pert of the shopping area here is known as New Market. The shops usually open by 8am in the morning and close by 7pm. The market here is closed on Tuesdays. While there are large number of shops selling men's and women's dress materials, shoes, souvenirs & gifts, trinkets etc, one of the unique things here to buy is Sikkimese Cups. These have unique and attractive traditional Sikkimese designs printed on them and come in different color combinations.
Since Sikkim shares its borders with China, Bhutan and Nepal, it is a restricted place for foreign nationals. So all foreigners (except Bhutanese) require a permit known as Inner Line Permit (ILP) to enter any part of Sikkim including Gangtok. Additionally the nationals of China, Pakistan and Myanmar need to get prior approval from Ministry of Home Affairs (Government of India, New Delhi) before they can apply for the Inner-Line Permit. Indians however do not need ILP.
But there are several areas in Sikkim such as Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Lachung/ Yumthang Valley, Lachen/ Gurudongmar lake etc that are protected areas where everybody including Indians require a special permit known as Protected Area Permit to visit such places. And there are several other restrictions & exceptions, for example foreigners are not permitted to visit few places at all like Nathula and Gurudongmar Lake.
Below are the four districts... go through the links to explore each zone of Sikkim.
East Sikkim - It includes Gangtok (the capital town of Sikkim), Tsomgo Lake (a high altitude scenic lake), Baba Mandir (a temple built as a tribute to an ex-soldier of Indian Army known as Baba Harbhajan Singh), Nathula Pass (the high altitude pass that connects Sikkim with China), Zuluk (which is part of the historic silk route), many mountain hamlets, and more.
North Sikkim - It includes Lachung (a scenic village by the side of Lachung river and a base for Yumthang Valley), Yumthang (known for the valley of rhododendron flowers and hot spring), Zero Point (further up from Yumthang), Lachen (another quaint village), Chopta Valley (a lovely valley on the way to Gurudongmar), Gurudongmar lake (one of the highest altitude lakes in the world) etc
West Sikkim - It includes Pelling (a popular tourist place known for its sweeping views of Kanchenjunga and nearby attractions such as holy lake, Asia's second highest suspension bridge, monastery etc), Kaluk & Rinchenpong (known for their natural beauty and views), Yuksom (the base for famous Dzongri and Goechala trek) and several other picturesque hamlets.
South Sikkim - It includes Namchi (known as the cultural and religious hub of Sikkim with star attractions as Char Dham, Samdruptse Monastery etc), Ravangla (a sleepy town known for the scenic Buddha Park with its huge Buddha statue at the center), Borong (a paradise for bird watchers), the sprawling Temi Tea Garden (Sikkim's only tea estate but producing one of the finest tea leaves in the world) and several other quaint places.