Education Department Issues Nomination Letters to Students Selected for MBBS at SMIMS Under State Quota

Gangtok, January 31 (IPR): The Directorate of Technical Education, Department of Education, Government of Sikkim, has issued nomination letters for MBBS State quota seats of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences (SMIMS), Tadong. The Department handed over the nomination letters to the students who have been selected against the 50 free MBBS State quota seats under the sponsorship of the State Government at the conference hall of the Education Department, today.
In his brief address, Special Secretary, Education Department, Shri Bhim Thatal expressed gratitude to the State government for arranging 50 fully free MBBS seats thus taking the total number of reserved seats under the state quota to 80 with the previously allotted 30 full payment MBBS seats for Sikkimese students.
These additional 50 seats will be free of cost for students from Sikkim who qualify the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and the State Government will pay all expenses of the course, excluding the accommodation expenditure, he added.
Terming the event as a huge achievement for Sikkim, Shri Thatal said that this development under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang will benefit students from financially weaker background and open opportunities for them to pursue a career in the medical field while also preventing drop-outs due to financial constraints.
He extended best wishes to the 50 selected students for their future endeavours and urged them to make the most of the opportunity being provided by the State Government