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Harkamaya College of Education, Gangtok (Sikkim)

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The college offering B.Ed & M.Ed courses is located at Samdur, Tadong, East Sikkim eight kilometers ahead of state capital, Gangtok on NH31A in a very calm and picturesque surrounding.It is connected by road on the National Highway 31A. The nearest railway station New Jalpaiguri is 117 km and nearest Airport, Bagdogra is 120 km from the College.
My mother late Harkamaya Chhetri, left for heavenly abode at the prime of her youth in her 30s.Her effort to provide education to my sisters and her idea not to overlook the daughters’ education encouraged me to establish a college in her name to commemorate her ideal thinking for women education which gave birth to the establishment of Harkamaya College Of Education in the year 2003 under Rhenock Educational Society
It is imparting courses in the field of education and has since graduated several success stories.

It is a college with an institutional objective of qualitative development in the pedagogical sciences of teachers and teacher educators and to provide opportunity for such courses for the locals and students of adjoining areas. With this vision, the management initially started one year B.Ed., programme from the academic session 2003-04 in accordance with the recognition of N.C.T.E vide order No., ERC/7-41(ER-41.5.3)/2004/501 dated Feb 6th 2004. Later after 2 years vide order No. ERC/7.56.11(6)/2005/1480 dt. 12.05.2005 of NCTE and with the approval of the University of North Bengal vide letter No. 1191/R-2006 (3) dt. 25.04.2006, one year M.Ed., course was also started in 2006-07 academic sessions. In 2014, because of introduction of two years course of B.Ed., the NCTE has recognized the course for two basic units, vide letter no. F.ERC/NCTE/ERC APE 00243/B.Ed. (Revised order)/2015/31693. Similarly on account of introduction of two years course of M.Ed. the NCTE has recognized the course for one basic unit vide letter no. F.ERC/NCTE/ERC APE 00465/M.Ed. (Revised order)/2015/31692. This college was declared as a constituent college of NBU up to 2007. After the establishment of Sikkim University, the B.Ed. and M.Ed. courses of this college have come under it w.e.f. 2008-09 academic session. It is NAAC accredited in ‘B’ Grade and is recognize by the UGC u/s 2(F) & 12(B) of UGC act 1956.