Saturday, January 03, 2009

Sikkim University Logo makes its debut

Significance of the Logo

The symbols used in the logo are: Book, Orchid and Mountain.


The book symbolizes learning and the enhancement of knowledge base which are the primary pursuits of Sikkim University.


The orchid is a symbol of the State of Sikkim. The orchid, a magnificently beautiful flower evokes a sense of elegance, refinement, innocence, gracefulness and is a symbol of endurance. Its flowering means blossoming of knowledge and unfurling of newer personalities in one’s life during this crucial phase of association with the University. It thus signifies wisdom, exposure and solidifying of thought process.

The Orchid is also a symbol of peace and positive energy which indicates the purpose for which knowledge is to be applied. The colourful petals like young students carry in them cheerfulness, intellect and energy.


The mountains symbolize the physical environs of Sikkim and the arduous peaks of learning that must be scaled. They also signify the ultimate goal and make clarion call for positive psychological vibrations such as courage, determination, hope, optimism, will power which the University will strive to inculcate.

The illuminating effect of knowledge is symbolized by the rays radiating at the mountain summit depicting awakening, treading of the noble path and using the fruits of learning for the higher noble purpose of betterment of human lives so that knowledge gained is used to light up the world.

About the designer

Shashi Giri (Corrie) originally hails from Gangtok, Sikkim. She is the daughter of Dr P.S. Giri and late Uma Giri. After her schooling in Sikkim, Shashi did her graduation in Botany (Hons.) from North Bengal University. She secured second rank in the University and was awarded Silver Medal. She did her post-graduation from the North Eastern Hill University and she secured First rank and was awarded Gold medal. She has a PhD degree in Plant tissue culture from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. She also taught in various schools including PN Girls School in Sikkim and in Kerela and also at the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. She is married to Dr Bransdon Corrie, who is in the Indian Forest Service. She now lives in Kerela with their two daughters.