Course Details

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

SMIMS offers a 4 ½ years MBBS course as per curriculum prescribed and recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI). This course carries the educational and technical excellence, which is a hallmark of all Manipal Group organizations. During the course, students are trained in theoretical and practical aspects of basic, pre- and para-clinical subjects and receive state of the art training from fully equipped and staffed medical college and teaching hospital. The teaching hospital is a tertiary care center serving people of Sikkim and North East India, in general and offers excellent scope for hands on clinical training. The teaching staff are experienced and trained in newer teaching, learning methods. SMIMS has adopted policy of constantly evolving and updating teaching, learning systems in keeping with MCI regulations from time to time. Thus, the students are exposed to novel learning environments facilitating better learning. For example, students get exposure to seminar presentations developing communication skills, participating in integrated teaching sessions and exposure to patient care in community setting and participation in short term research projects. The objective of training is not only to prepare the students to be responsible members of the community, but also to prepare them for higher education and training in India and abroad. The method of teaching is fully geared to achieve these objectives. SMIMS has also a scheme of teacher- guardian support system, which ensures that each student receives individualized academic and psychological support and career related counseling from members of the faculty during the entire study period. Thus, students pursuing MBBS at SMIMS not only undergo rigorous technical training, but also receive support to become good individuals and responsible citizens of the country.

Course conducted by Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences (SMIMS)
Campus Sikkim Manipal University, Tadong, Gangtok
Course Recognised By Medical Council of India (MCI)
Admissions Yes
Fees (Indicative) Rs. xxxxxxxx.xx (General, N/E, DEF)
Course Commences on 1st week August 2013
Eligibility Specific to each category as mentioned below
Age 17 years or older as on December 31, 2013
Course duration 4.5 Years
Number of Seats 100
Last Date of Application 30 April 2014


Candidates must ensure that they fulfill all the prescribed eligibility requirements of citizenship, age and qualifications for the category applied. All admissions are subject to verification of the authenticity of the facts from the original certificates /documents submitted by the candidates. The decision of the University regarding eligibility of any applicant shall be final.


All candidates must be at least 17 years or older as on December 31, 2013. Date of Birth as recorded in the 10th standard certificate will be taken as authentic.

Academic Qualifications

The candidate must have passed the Higher Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination, or any examination which is equivalent to (10+2) Higher Secondary Examination, the last two years of such study comprising Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as an elective subject. Candidates appearing at the qualifying examination up to May 2012 are also eligible, but their admission to the college is subject to securing the prescribed percentage of marks in the qualifying examination.

Percentage of Marks

The candidate must have obtained pass marks in English, a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with pass marks in each of these science subjects in the qualifying examination.

SC/ST and OBC candidates must have obtained pass marks in English, a minimum of 40% marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with pass marks in each subject.

Sikkim Category

Twenty seats are reserved for Sikkimese students. Applicants seeking admission under this category should directly apply to:

The Director of Technical Education
Govt. of Sikkim, Tashiling , Gangtok - 737101
These applicants have to appear at the entrance test conducted by Government of Sikkim. However, such Sikkimese candidates who also wish to be considered in the General or North East category will have to apply and appear Entrance Examination.

Defence Category

Three seats are reserved for wards of active defence personnel posted in Sikkim as on 1.1.2011. The concerned defence personnel must be borne on strength of a military unit located in Sikkim as on 1.1.2011. Admissions are made on the basis of rank obtained in the Entrance Examination.

For eligibility of consideration in this category the following certificates are to be produced by the parents along with the applications:
  1. Certificate from Commandant/Commanding Officer/Adjutant of their respective units showing  at least 5 years of active service.
  2. Copy of posting order to Sikkim.
  3. Copy of joining report from appropriate authority based in Sikkim. (Do Part II order/casualty)li>

North East Category

Thirty seats are reserved for candidates resident in the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Manipur and Sikkim. Domicile/permanent residence certificate from the appropriate authority in respect of parent of the applicant is essential for consideration in this category. Admissions are made on the basis of rank obtained in the Entrance Examination.

One seat is reserved for offspring of permanent staff of SMU. They will have to fulfill the criteria laid down by the University and the candidate will have to appear in Entrance Examination.

General Category

Thirtytwo seats are available in this category. Admissions are based on merit obtained in the Entrance Examination.

In addition to these, any vacant seat from other categories will also be filled under this category.

NRI/NRI Sponsored/International Category

Fifteen seats are available under this category. Candidates are required to apply separately and admission will be given after screening conducted by SMU. The date of screening will be intimated after receipt of application. If the candidate himself/herself is not an NRI, then he/she may be sponsored by his/her father, mother, brother, sister, uncle or aunt, grandparent. For eligibility under this category the applicant must have obtained 50% marks in the last qualifying examination (10+2 or equivalent). For the purpose of percentage of marks in the qualifying examination candidates qualifying from Foreign Universities are required to submit the equivalent grading/percentage of marks from AIU (Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi), address of which is given subsequently.

Applicants seeking admission under this category should write directly to the following address for more information:
The Admission Officer
Sikkim Manipal University
5th Mile, Tadong, Gangtok 737102, Tel No and FAX No: +91-3592-270389
  • The distribution of number of seats under    respective category is provisional and liable to change on Govt. orders /decision by the Governing Council
  • The candidate must exercise his/her option for only one category in the application and the option is not transferable to any other category
  • The authority reserves the right of disqualifying the application/candidature of  NRI/International category at any stage of processing if the information submitted is found to be incorrect or Incomplete. 

NRI/Foreign Category

Documents required to be submitted with application form (under this category) are:

  1. Proof of NRI status in case candidate is NRI (Scanned copy of Passport only)
  2. Sponsorship by NRI if sponsored, with scanned copy of passport of the sponsor. A format of sponsorship letter is given below.
  3. Proof of residence of NRI/sponsor
  4. Application by candidate in plain paper/printed application form either downloaded from our       website or as available with the prospectus
  5. Copy of mark sheet of qualifying examination
  6. Candidates qualifying from foreign schools/universities/institutions, equivalent marks        to be obtained by the candidate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  7. A demand draft for a sum of Rs. 1,500 (Cost of brochure + fees Rs.1000) in favour of SMU, payable at Gangtok
Address of AIU
Association of Indian Universities
AIU House,16, Comrade Indrajit Gupta Marg (Kotla Marg)
New Delhi-110002  
Telephone No: 011-23230059/23231097/2322429/23232435
e-mail: aiu @ du
Candidates applying from abroad are requested to send an application along with demand draft of US $50 in favour of SMU, payable at Gangtok.
In addition, all parents/guardians of NRI/NRI sponsored candidates are to produce a bank guarantee for tuition fees for the first year duration of course at the time of admission. In case bank guarantee cannot be produced at the time of admission, the admission will be provisional. The said bank guarantee will have to be produced within one month from the date of admission failing which admission will be cancelled.
An affidavit will also be required to be executed by the parent and candidate stating the correct relationship between the candidate and the sponsor, at the time of admission.
Format of Sponsorship Letter:
I, Mr./Mrs. __(name of sponsor)____ a resident of __(complete address abroad with country of residence)__ hereby sponsor Mr./Ms. __(name of candidate)__ who is my __(mention correct relationship)__. I also undertake to bear the cost of tuition fees of the candidate for the entire course.
A photocopy of my proof of residence (copy of passport/certificate of residence from appropriate authority in case of citizens of Nepal/Bhutan) is also enclosed.
Signature of the sponsor
Full address

Submission of Application Forms

Please read the instructions very carefully before filling the application form. Completed application form along with the copies of necessary documents in support of your claim should be dispatched to :

The Chairman
Admission Cell
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Majitar, Rangpo, East Sikkim – 737136

Facilities Available

Hospital: Presently the Central Referral Hospital has 500 beds. It is a nine storeyed building with a floor space of more than 3,00,000 sq. ft. The hospital has 21 specialties, 8 operation theatres and state-of-the-art medical equipment.

College: The college is fully equipped and staffed. The college is housed in an imposing building with all modern facilities All non clinical and clinical Departments are fully operational.
Lecture Hall: There are 4 lecture halls equipped with modern audio-visual teaching aids.
Laboratories and Dissection Hall: There are 9 Laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment. The dissection hall is large enough for 150 students to work simultaneously.
Computers: All departments are provided with computers. Internet facilities are available in the college and central library.
Library and reading rooms: The library has 8000 text and reference books and subscribes to 100 National and International journals. Internet and Medline facilities are available for students and faculty.
Hostel: The Institute is fully residential. All undergraduate students are required to stay in the hostel. Only permanent local residents are exempted. The nine storeyed building houses 200 rooms. Each room is furnished with a mattress, a study table, a chair, a cupboard/shelf for each student. Every room has an attached toilet, service area and hot water facility. An exclusive dining hall with a modern kitchen and mess is also housed in the hostel building. The mess provides vegetarian / non-vegetarian meals. Dining in the mess is compulsory for all inmates of the hostel. The students of first year will be provided with 3 seated rooms
Communication: Two ISD/STD booths operate inside the campus. A telephone connection has been provided on each floor in the hostel building.
Bank: Canara Bank operates an extension counter on campus. There is also SBI, XIS and HDFC Bank  ATM facility nearby.
Entertainment: The University organizes movie shows at frequent intervals in the fully equipped auditorium.
Sports: Facilities for Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Carom and Chess are available. The college also has an active cricket team.
Medicare (medical insurance): All students are covered by the Medical Insurance Scheme (Medicare) provided by the Institute. There is a separate ward reserved for students at the Central Referral Hospital (CRH).
Teacher guardian scheme: Under this scheme, each student is allotted a specific teacher guardian who provides emotional support, monitors academic performance, provides necessary guidance to his/her ward and communicates all such details regularly to the parents of the student. This scheme has received tremendous support from students and parents alike.

Important Dates

Last date for receipt of completed application forms 31 May 2012
1st round counseling/admission July 12 - 17, 2012
Commencement of classes August 2, 2011
2nd round of counseling / Admission August 3 -7, 2011
Last date for Admission against vacant seats arising due to any reason September 30, 2011

Fee Structure

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Admission Procedure

Admission is strictly based on merit obtained in Entrance Examination 2011and availability of vacancy in the respective category at the time of counseling.

Counseling and admission will be at SMU, Gangtok. Dates for counseling for candidates as per their position in the merit list will be posted on our website. There will be no separate intimation sent by post. The candidates are strongly advised to look up our website regularly without fail.


  1. Candidates must be physically present for counseling and admission. By failing to be present for Counseling, candidates forfeit their right to admission
  2. No deferment of the date of counseling from the date assigned to a particular as given on the websites will be entertained for any reasons whatsoever.
  3. Appearing in counseling is not a guarantee for admission. Admission is strictly based on merit obtained in Entrance Examination 2011 and availability of vacancy in the respective category.
  4. Candidates called for counseling must produce the following original documents. In the absence of any of these original documents, admission will be provisional. 
    • Proof of date of birth (10 standard certificate)
    • 10 + 2 Marks sheet
    • Transfer certificate or School/College Leaving Certificate
    • Migration Certificate
    • Four recent, identical passport size photographs and four stamp size photographs
    • Documents as required for admission in Defence, North East and NRI categories
    • For SC/ST/OBC candidates with less than 50% marks in 10+2, SC/ST/OBC certificate from Appropriate Authority.
    • Character Certificate


Mode of Payment

The fee should be remitted by a demand draft in favour of “ Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences” payable at Gangtok.

For NRI/Foreign students, fees are to be paid in US Dollar demand draft on account of tuition fee as per the fee structure in favour of “Sikkim Manipal University” payable at Gangtok, India drawn from outside India, out of the account of sponsor. The clearing charges are to be born by the student in case of the instrument gets clear from outside India.

The payment can also be made in INR (Indian Rupees) provided that draft is made only from NRE (Non Resident External) account of sponsor with a certificate from the issuing bank. The conversional rate will be intimated through the counseling letter.

This fee can also be paid through SWIFT transfer from outside India. In such cases, the sender is to bear the transaction charges and the sender is also to provide the copies of proof of money transfer for follow-up and records. The payment instruction for SWIFT transfer is as follows:

Pay To:

For Credit to : JP Morgan Chase Bank, Swift Code : CHASUS33, A/C # 001-1-406717
Beneficiary's Address : 5th Mile, Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim 737102
Beneficiary's Account No : 04201450000042

For the second academic year, all the qualified candidates have to pay tuition and other fees within one month from the date of declaration of 1st year results. For the third/fourth/fifth academic year, (form third year onwards) tuition and other fees have to be paid by 31st of July of each year respectively.


  1. Delayed payment of fees will attract a modest fine of 0.5% p.m in the first month, 1% in the second and third month, and 2% for more than 3 months.

Schedule of Payment of Fees