The Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) is located in Gangtok and established in accordance with the Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical and Technological Sciences Act, 1995 (Act No. 9 of 1995) of the Government of Sikkim.
It is a unique public-private partnership (PPP) model between Sikkim and Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG), the first of its kind in the country. Under this agreement, the Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim is the Chancellor of SMU, while representatives of the Government of Sikkim are a part of the senior management of the University.
The constituent units of Sikkim Manipal University are:-
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Science (SMIMS)
Distance Education refers to education imparted remotely with the help of modern communication technology. SMU offers distance education programs to provide quality education to students who, for various reasons, cannot be part of a classroom.
Postgraduate and Graduate Programs are offered in the disciplines of Information Technology, Management Studies and Graduate Programs in Bachelor of Arts. SMU-DE programs are learner-centric, using distinct delivery methods like Self Learning Materials (SLMs), Counselling sessions and EduNxt - a virtual classroom.
In a correspondence course, students do not have the benefit of a teacher, and are expected to study on their own using self learning material (SLMs). On the other hand, distance education is structured and allows learners to learn at their own pace and place. The student can reach out to the teachers just as easily as the teacher can respond to the student queries. Well established student-support services ensure quality learning outcomes, like virtual class-rooms, practical lab facilities, peer group interactions, mentor chats, counseling and advising sessions,help desk etc.
Attendance is not mandatory. Students are given access to EduNxt e-learning platform to access to learning resources, e-library facility and to interact with academics counsellors and other students as well.
If you have successfully completed all your semesters then, you may apply for Migration certificates. For migration application form you may send an email to helpdesk, firstname.lastname@example.org. You need to clear mention the reason for obtaining the Migration certificate.
You need to dispatch hard copy of filled in application documents to the University address mentioned in the application form. Send a DD of Rs.300/- favouring “Sikkim Manipal University” payable at Gangtok.
For the soft of syllabus copy, send us request mail at email@example.com mentioning reason for the requirement of syllabus copy. For hard copy of syllabus, you are required to pay DD of Rs. 200 in favour of ‘Sikkim Manipal University’’ payable at Gangtok, along with the letter stating the reason for the syllabus copy and address to dispatch hard copy of the syllabus. (If dispatch address is outside India then additional courier charges will be applicable)
The DD along with the request letter is to be sent to the below mentioned University Address:
Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education,
For university attestation, student has to forward the documents (University Issued Certificates) which are to be attested to the below address along with a request letter in detail and Demand Draft of Rs.250/- per set drawn in favour of ‘Sikkim Manipal University’ payable at par or at Gangtok.
Address for Communication:
Office of Student Evaluation,
Directorate of Distance Education Sikkim Manipal University,
The applicant needs to submit an online application form for admission through www.smude.edu.in portal and upload soft copy of original documents for the confirmation of admission. Our Admission Counsellor will guide you.
Select required payment type (semester/Full fee), click pay to complete the fee payment. The email communication and SMS will get triggered to the candidate on successful fee payment. a) Candidate can make the fee payment using valid Credit/Debit Card through online Payment Gateway. The Credit card/ Debit card of person other than the candidate/ Candidate’s parents is not permitted. The University is not responsible for any issue arising out of it. b) If the candidate wishes to avail the EMI facility using Credit card of selected Banks, he/she has to select the relevant option and complete the payment. c) The candidate may also pay the fee through Net Banking by selecting the option available in the payment process. d) Please take a print out of acknowledgement after successful payment and keep the same for records
University will be able to admit the student only after fulfilling the eligibility criteria mentioned in the prospectus and requisite fee is received. The status of the application is updated as “Eligible for Admission” when full fee is not received.
Incomplete application forms with partial/full payment will be rejected and processed for refund as per the Fee refund policy after the closure of the session or as requested.
WITHDRAWAL AND FEE REFUND POLICY
The refund for withdrawal of admissions will be made as per the schedule given below. The student opting to withdraw from the program in which he/she is enrolled, should submit a written application clearly disclosing the reasons for the withdrawal. Such requests may however be admitted on merit after due consideration. The refund amount will be credited to the same bank account /card holder’s account which was used for making the fee payment through payment gateway.
If the application is rejected for non-fulfilling of admission criteria or for any other reasons, the refund of fee will be made after deducting the processing charges of Rs. 500/- (for BA program - Rs. 350/-). If the study materials provided to the candidate (if any) is not returned to the University, University shall deduct Rs. 700/- towards study materials from the refundable amount. The refund amount will be credited to the same bank account /card holder’s account which was used to make the fee payment transaction.
FEE REFUND SCHEDULE
Point of time when notice of withdrawal of admission is submitted to the University
Percentage of Refund of Aggregate Fees*
15 days or more before the formally notified last date of admission
Less than 15 days before the formally notified last date of admission
15 days or less after the formally notified last date of admission
30 days or less, but more than 15 days, after formally notified last date of admission
More than 30 days after formally notified last date of admission
WITHDRAWAL OF ADMISSIONS
*Fee includes Semester Fee & Application Fee
** Refund Processing charges of Rs. 500/- shall be deducted from the refundable amount for all programs except BA. In case of BA program, the refund processing charges is Rs. 350/-.
The refund information given above is indicative only and University reserves the right to make any changes as per the notifications received from the concerned statutory/regulatory authorities from time to time.
** If the study materials provided to the candidate (if any) is not returned to the University, University shall deduct Rs. 700/- towards study materials from the refundable amount.
Request for change of program can be submitted online within the last date of admission along with a fee of Rs 1000/-. Fresh Application form for new program has to be submitted to university within the due date
EduNxt is a student learning portal. To login please visit www.edunxt.smude.edu.in. On confirmation of Admission to the Program, a student can login to the EduNxt login using their Roll number (University Registration number) as the Username and Password.
You have to submit the application online through Edunxt portal- www.edunxt.smude.edu.in. Login to EduNxt portal and click on payment tab – & click on Re – registration window. No student will be eligible to appear for the term-end examinations without Re-registering.
Students whose admission to the program is PROVISIONAL are not eligible for re-registration into higher semesters. Such students must complete all the pending admission formalities before applying for Online Registration.
Yes. Students who have taken a break during the session are eligible for Re-registration in subsequent session within the maximum validity period. However, the revised semester fee is applicable to all such students.
Final semester students are required to pay Certificate Fee along with the re-registration fees, since the final degree certificates are auto issued to all the eligible students. There is no need to make a separate DD/ Credit Swipe for this purpose and this fee can be included along with the Semester fees.
A student is required to apply for Readmission when he/she is not in a position to complete the course within the maximum stipulated period. A student is permitted to get readmission for a maximum of 12 papers per session for the program allowed for readmission.
Readmission is permitted on the following conditions,
Either immediately after the completion of maximum duration
Within one year after the completion of maximum duration.
Under Readmission, the students will get maximum two successive attempts to complete their backlog papers/semester. No representation will be considered, thereafter on any grounds. So, the students are advised to exercise caution while seeking Re-admission. For example: If the student applies for readmission in February 2014 session, he/she is permitted to appear for July 2014 & January 2015 examinations and not thereafter.
For the second attempt of a failed paper, the student has to apply for offline re-sitting along with necessary re-sitting fee for immediate subsequent examination, within the due date. Students are not eligible for applying resitting under special resitting window
When the application of re-registration for higher semester is approved by the University, the student will recieve the corresponding courseware to his/her communication address. In case of any difficulty, the student may write a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courseware is updated at regular interval with contemporary inputs. If you are planning to re-sit for any examination, please check our Helpdesk for the latest book Id applicable for that subject in the examination cycle you are planning to re-sit. If it matches with the Id of the book, that you already have, you may start preparing from that book. However, if it shows a change in book Id, the University will send a new book to your communication address after the approval of your re-sit application. The student needs to ensure that correct address is made available in his/her profile update page under EduNxt login. In case of any difficulty, the student may write a mail to email@example.com.
All students requiring re-validation of the course period with the University will be provided with fresh set of books for all subjects. The dispatch of courseware will start only after approval of re-validation request by the University. The student needs to ensure that correct address is made available in the profile update page under the MyZone login. In case of any difficulty, the student may write a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.