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Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) is a unique Public-Private Partnership between the Government of Sikkim and Manipal Education and Medical Group. Launched in 1995, the University offers graduate and post graduate degree courses in Management and IT. 


SMU-DE, the distance education arm of SMU, was set up in 2001, and is a leading provider of professional Distance Learning Programs in India today. The university offers courses such as MBA, MCA, BCA and BBA. All these programs are recognised and approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC). 


Apart from the printed Self Learning Material, students get seamless anytime, anywhere access to their courses through EduNxt, the award winning next-generation education platform. This platform also facilitates 24/7 access to webinars, online classes, and counsellors, ensuring that students get instant support whenever needed. It gives SMU-DE students a distinct edge when it comes to placements in both private and public sector undertakings across a wide range of business verticals, including telecom, manufacturing, software, IT, automobiles and banking.  


The winner of several awards, including ‘Most preferred distance education university among students’, SMU-DE has helped a number of working professionals from leading corporates such as TCS, Infosys, HCL, Airtel to realise their career dreams through these conveniently delivered programs. 


Over 5 lakh students have benefited from our distance education programs so far, taking full advantage of the experience of the core faculty members and the 6,000+ committed and qualified mentors who support them. 


/The courses on offer include:

Vision, Mission & Objectives

/Vision :

To be the globally respected player for quality higher education by delivering flexible learning programs empowering learners.


/Mission :

  • To be the choice of Learners across the globe.
  • To enable access of education through technology.
  • To create Industry ready professionals through defined learning outcomes.

/Objectives :

  • To empower learners by delivering industry relevant programs through a quality academic pool.
  • To deliver ‘service excellence’ through academic and student support. 
  • To provide excellent learning experience to students though innovations in digital learning solutions.
  • To nurture the Alumni network through continuous learning engagement.