SMU-DE the University of working professionals has been transforming lives of students through education. Here’s what some visionaries have to say about SMU-DE which only stands testimony to the high level of corporate acceptance of the quality of education imparted by it.
DR APJ ABDUL KALAM, FORMER PRESIDENT OF INDIA
Manipal is like the Nalanda of yore. I am happy to see engineering, medicine and other disciplines being taught in the same campus at Manipal, an ideal environment for research to flourish.
NR NARAYANA MURTHY, FOUNDER, INFOSYS TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
State governments should concentrate on primary education. They need not be burdened with Higher Education. The achievement of the private sector in Higher Education is best illustrated by Manipal, which is the Harvard of India.
STEVE BALLMER, FORMER CEO, MICROSOFT CORPORATION
India’s emergence as a global technology centre is the direct result of its strong education system. At Microsoft, we have always believed that education is the foundation for opportunity and success. One of our most important commitments is to help deliver high-quality educational materials to those who lack access to teachers and resources. The EduNxt distance learning platform is a great example of how information technology can extend the reach of great educational resources. We look forward to continuing to work with Manipal Education to expand educational opportunities in India.
SUKHADEO THORAT, FORMER CHAIRMAN, UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION
I am very happy to know that Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical and Technological Sciences, Manipal is going to launch EduNxt (Technology infused Collaborative and Distributed Learning System) in stages from August 2009 session.
AZIM H PREMJI, CHAIRMAN, WIPRO TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
When Dr TMA Pai decided to build a medical college in Manipal, it sounded like an impossible dream. In the space of 50 years, Manipal was transformed into an education capital, which is proof enough of a powerful vision.
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