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Sikkim is a state in northeast India, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet, and Nepal. Part of the Himalayas, the area has a dramatic landscape that includes India’s highest mountain, 8,586m Kangchenjunga. Sikkim is also home to glaciers, alpine meadows and thousands of varieties of wildflowers. Steep paths lead to hilltop Buddhist monasteries such as Pemayangtse, which dates to the early 1700s.
Little is known about Sikkim’s ancient history, beyond the fact that its original inhabitants were the Lepcha. The earliest historical mention of Sikkim is a record of the passage of the Buddhist saint Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, through the land in the 8th century. Following the beginning of British rule in neighboring India, Sikkim allied with Britain against their common adversary, Nepal. The Nepalese attacked Sikkim, overrunning most of the region including the Terai.
Nestling in the Himalayan mountains, the state of Sikkim is characterized by mountainous terrain. Almost the entire state is hilly, with an elevation ranging from 280 meters (920 ft) to 8,586 meters (28,169 ft). The summit of Kangchenjunga—the world’s third-highest peak—is the state’s highest point, situated on the border between Sikkim and Nepal. The hills of Sikkim mainly consist of gneissose and half-schistose rocks, producing generally poor and shallow brown clay soils. The soil is coarse, with large concentrations of iron oxide; it ranges from neutral to acidic and is lacking in organic and mineral nutrients. This type of soil tends to support evergreen and deciduous forests.
According to the Constitution of India, Sikkim has a parliamentary system of representative democracy for its governance; universal suffrage is granted to state residents. As with all states of India, a governor stands at the head of the executive power of the state, just like the president is the head of the executive power in the Union, and is appointed by the President of India. The governor’s appointment is largely ceremonial, and his or her main role is to oversee the swearing-in of the Chief Minister.
Gangtok is largest city and capital of Sikkim. Namchi, Jorthang, Rangpo, Mangan and Singtam are some important cities of Sikkim.
Hinduism is the state’s major religion and is practiced mainly by ethnic Nepalis; an estimated 57.75 percent of the total population are adherents of the religion. There exist many Hindu temples. Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple is very popular since it consists of the Chardham altogether. Vajrayana Buddhism, which accounts for 27.3 percent of the population, is Sikkim’s second-largest, yet most prominent religion.
The state’s economy is largely agrarian, based on the terraced farming of rice and the cultivation of crops such as maize, millet, wheat, barley, oranges, tea, and cardamom. In addition, a small mining industry exists in Sikkim, extracting minerals such as copper, dolomite, talc, graphite, quartzite, coal, zinc and lead.Sikkim produces more cardamom than any other Indian state and is home to the largest cultivated area of cardamom. Because of its hilly terrain and poor transport infrastructure, Sikkim lacks a large-scale industrial base. Brewing, distilling, tanning and watchmaking are the main industries and are mainly located in the southern regions of the state, primarily in the towns of Melli and Jorethang.
In 2011 Sikkim’s adult literacy rate was 82.2 percent: 87.29 percent for males and 76.43 percent for females.There is a total of 1,157 schools in the state, including 765 schools run by the state government, seven central government schools and 385 private schools.
Sikkim’s Nepalese majority celebrate all major Hindu festivals, including Diwali and Dussera. Traditional local festivals, such as Maghe Sankranti and Bhimsen Puja, are also popular. Losar, Loosong, Saga Dawa, Lhabab Duechen, Drupka Teshi and Bhumchu are among the Buddhist festivals celebrated in Sikkim. During the Losar (Tibetan New Year), most offices and educational institutions are closed for a week.
In recent years, the government of Sikkim has extensively promoted tourism. The opening of the Nathu La pass on 6 July 2006, connecting Lhasa, Tibet, to India, was billed as a boon for Sikkim’s economy. Trade through the pass remains hampered by Sikkim’s limited infrastructure and government restrictions in both India and China, though the volume of traded goods has been steadily increasing. Tibet to India is expected to give a boost to the local economy, though the financial benefits will be slow to arrive.
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Assistant Professor – Post Graduate – Posted Date 21 Jun 2017
Designation Name : Assistant Professor
Total Vacancies : 24
Location : State Wide Sikkim – India
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Age Limit : As per rules.
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Pay Scale : Rs. 21600/- Per month
Nationality : Indian
Minimum Qualification: Master degree in concerned subject with 55%marks for General category and 50% marks for SC/ST category.
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