Sikkim Manipal University - Distance Education

Sikkim Manipal University Announces Admissions Open

Sikkim Manipal University Directorate Of Distance Education Announces Admissions Open


Gangtok, Sikkim -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/22/2011 -- SMU-DE, one of the largest providers of Distance Education in India, has announced the opening of admissions. Applications to various courses are available at over 710+ SMU-DE Learning Centres covering 310 cities across India. For details, log on to or Call: 1800-266-7878 (toll free) or SMS “SMUDE” to 5607002. Or write to us at

The University offers Post Graduate, Graduate, Post Graduate Diploma and Diploma programs across 10 disciplines. The disciplines include Allied Health, IT, Mass Communication, Biotechnology, Apparel & Fashion Design, Hospitality, Telecom Technology, Commerce, Management and Journalism. Also offered are advanced specializations in Total Quality Management, Operations Management, Project Management for its MBA program and MSc in Biotechnology.

Working professionals now have a chance to quality higher education, thus facilitating career enhancement.

Aspirants enrolling for the programs with SMU-DE will also stand to gain through the next generation learning system ‘EduNxt’ accessible via internet. EduNxt with its flexibility, convenience and accessibility offers a first of its kind learning environment in India. EduNxt enables small group mentoring, virtual classrooms, simulation and other interactive content, self-study content, recorded presentations and shared browsing. EduNxt empowers students with anywhere, anytime access. Students will experience a ‘portable campus’, ‘carry along mentors’ and will have access to over one million online books and journals – all at their fingertips!

Additionally, SMU-DE grants lateral entry to those aspirants with managerial experience. Under the Lateral Entry scheme, the first semester is waived off, allowing for faster completion of the course. The SMU-DE programmes combine academic rigour with personalized learning environment so working professionals who are short of time but not ambition, take that crucial step to a great career.

SMU-DE also provides Pro-Degrees programme, which gives students a degree that is equipped to make them more employable. There are 4 courses offered in the skill based B.Com and B.Sc Programmes. The degree offers specialization in Financial Planning, Supply Chain Management and Export Import Management and the B.Sc programme offers specialization in Network Technology.

The Pro-Degree programmes are a set of innovative degree programs which address the needs of students for employability and industry demand for first day productivity. Students of these programs can look forward to acquiring trade-based skills and sector-specific/domain knowledge that will help them score an advantage over a regular degree. The Pro-Degrees programmes are designed to provide incremental employability with each diploma or certificate that the students get year on year till the end of the course.

The Pro-Degrees programme provides students with certificate or a diploma at the end of each year, year on year, on professional and technical skills that are certified by either one among Datacraft, FTDC, IndiaSkills. These skills are mapped to the specialisations being offered. The course construct is – certificate or diploma every year, ending with a degree. 1. Certificate2. Diploma3. Advanced Diploma + degree

SMU-DE is recognised & appreciated by students for its efficient processes like – prompt delivery of study materials to students, conduct of scheduled examinations, on-time declaration of results & swift dispatch of certificates & degrees.

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About SMU & SMU-DE
Sikkim Manipal University is a unique public-private initiative between the Govt. of Sikkim and Manipal Education. SMU, a state University, is recognized by the UGC, Ministry of HRD and is a member of the Associations of Indian Universities. The Distance Education Council has granted recognition to all Distance Education programs offered under the aegis of SMU (Sikkim Manipal University). The SMU Directorate of Distance Education is ISO 9001:2000 certified.

About Manipal Education
Manipal Education is a pioneering and leading academic and education services provider in India. With over 50 years of steadfast focus in the field of education, the group provides education services across all genres. In addition to formal university programmes delivered through 5 campuses in India and 4 overseas, Manipal Education also has a range of education offerings in distance education and vocational skills education. It also has industry leading partnerships such as the ICICI Manipal Academy for Banking (in association with ICICI Bank).

The group’s presence includes 3 universities - Manipal University, Sikkim Manipal University, and American University of Antigua and over 30 institutions in India, besides colleges & campuses in Antigua, Dubai, Malaysia & Nepal. Manipal Education has strategic investments in emerging companies, including U21Global - the world's premier online graduate school based out of Singapore, and MeritTrac - India’s Largest Skills Assessment & Testing Company.