SMU is part of the Manipal Education and Medical Group, which is one of India’s leading education providers for more than 50 years.

Salient Features:

  • Programs offered at Diploma, Bachelors, PG Diploma and Masters level in I.T., Management, Journalism & Mass Communication, Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, Apparel & Fashion Design, Safety and Fire, Allied Health Sciences, Hospitality, Telecom, Commerce and Arts.

  • Accessible Learning with 725+ University Authorized Learning Centres across India.

  • Classroom environment created on EduNxt with any-time access with the help of industry mentor chat, discussion groups, videos, blogs, news, case studies and projects.

  • Over 1500 Scholarships offered for Meritorious students.

  • SMU –DE, is recognized by the UGC and the Ministry of HRD. It is member of the Association of Indian Universities and Distance Education Council.

24 x 7 Online Learning with EduNxt

EduNxt is the next-generation interactive learning system that is designed to change the way a student learns. It creates a virtual classroom environment using simulation, recorded presentations, interactive content, self-study content and shared browsing.

Salient Features:

  • Articles/SLM: Students can access relevant articles/SLM online. The articles are frequently updated to keep student informed of the current affairs.

  • Industry Mentor Chats: Students can interact with the experts in various areas.

  • Academic Mentor Chats: Students can interact with the University faculty to clear doubts.

  • Dashboard: Students can plan study timetable by tracking further progress and keep a count on what has been done and what is pending.

  • Soft Skills: Students can enhance soft skills by referring variety of resources.

  • Additional Features: Peer to Peer chat, Assignments, Videos, Assessments, Discussion Forums, Model Question Papers, Student Space, Blogs, Alerts, Project Guidance.

SMU-DE Recognition

  • Sikkim Manipal University (SMU), Gangtok is incorporated under the State Legislative Act (Act IX of 1995) of the Government of Sikkim.

  • SMU is recognized by the UGC under section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956, vide its letter no. F.9-7/96 (CPP-I) dated 9th December 1998.

  • SMU is recognized by the DEC to offer Distance Education across the country and abroad vide letter no. F.No. Dec/2010/672 dated 24th May 2010.

  • All programs/courses offered by the SMU in Distance Mode have been approved by the DEC vice letter No. DEC/Recog/2009/4250 dated 6th November 2009.

Awards Received:

• E-INDIA award for “ICT enabled University/ Higher Education Institute of the year 2009”.
• Star News – Best Management Education in Distance Education.
• Dewang Mehta Business School Awards – Best Distance Learning Programme.
• Ranked No. 1 for Results and Efficienty by Careers 360 Survey

Student Placement Services

For every student, getting into education of their choice is just beginning, what makes the difference is getting out with the right job.
iRize – A placment cell promoted by the Manipal group, presents a unique opportunity for SMU-DE to take a giant leap towards ensuring 100% employability for their students. iRize works with SMU-DE to place its students in corporate houses.

iRize Employment Framework:

  • Knowledge, Skills and Competency for over 450 job profiles.

  • Technology platform to assess and match capability & aspirations of the candidates with industry expectations.

  • Partnership with Government bodies, NGOs, Educational & Training Institutes.

  • Employment Exchanges across various towns/cities.

  • iRize analyzes students for job-readiness on aspirations, suitability, capability, employability and employment.

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