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Who We Are

Partner with the leader in distance education


Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) is part of the Manipal Education and Medical Group that has 60 years of experience in moulding minds and careers. The group includes campuses in Manipal, Bangalore, Sikkim, Antigua, Dubai, Malaysia and Nepal.

SMU-DE has helped lakhs of working professionals from leading corporates such as TCS, Infosys, HCL, Airtel, to name a few, to realise their career dreams through conveniently delivered high quality Degree Programs. 

What role does Sikkim Manipal University- Distance Education play?


Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education (SMU-DE) is India’s Most Preferred Distance Education University, with a vibrant student community of over 4 lakh alumni.  SMU-DE offers courses in the streams of Management, IT and Healthcare Services. The aim is to ensure that coursework is relevant to the industry and in tune with the highly competitive global market place.


SMU-DE understands how difficult it may be for organisations to find the right educational solutions that cater to the needs of both employers and employees.


By offering a unique suite of higher education programs, and tailored learning, the University addresses key challenges that corporates face:


  • Retaining your most valuable employees 
  • Developing managerial and technical skills 
  • Executing critical projects 

Corporate Solutions

Reinvent your work force


Higher Education and training solutions that can sharpen skill sets, grow management expertise and retain valuable employees is what SMU-DE aims at providing.

Enabling continued professional education not only benefits your organisation through enhanced performance, increased productivity and meeting business challenges—it helps your talent meet their educational and career goals.



Pursuing higher education


Through SMU-DE, your employees have the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree and meet professional and personal goals. Employees can also select the Program of their choice from from the following streams:


  • Management Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Healthcare Services

Corporates can choose to set up a CORPORATE UNIVERSITY with SMU-DE which provide a wider range of solutions starting from diagnosing needs of the organisation to designing program requirements to deploying customised delivery approaches via workshops or training sessions etc.

Corporates can also choose a direct model of connecting employees with SMU-DE and allowing employees to leverage on the varied choice of programs that SMU-DE offers.


For further information please write to us at- corporateconnect@smude.edu.in


Smu-de Approach

The smu-de student centric approach

SMU-DE’s approach towards professional education aims to enhance productivity of the individual as well as the company while meeting personal goals of completing their higher education.


Relevant programs: From management and information technology to project management and health services, our career-focused programs include relevant course content designed with inputs from industry leaders.


Learning that is comfortable: Learning is enabled via multiple platforms to ensure that a student can successfully complete his education by balancing his professional and personal aspects.


  • Learning material is delivered any time anywhere to students across different platforms:
  • Dynamic online platform for maximum convenience- EduNxt is built to cater to any time anywhere learning with student material readily available for consumption.
  • Week end class schedules can be utilised as per a student’s convenience to help balance business commitments and personal priorities
  • Self-learning materials are available in both print and digital formats

Expert guidance: With personal attention and innovative educational formats, our faculty bring solid, business-focused insights into every class and keep learners engaged with relevant, real-world content. Once enrolled students can avail of faculty support via EduNxt which provides course related guidance to students.


Benefits to the corporates


  • Enhance productivity: Our courses are highly focused around the professional requirements of your employees. For instance, our MBA program offers up to 4 different specialisations. So you can be certain that an SMU-DE graduate is better equipped and motivated to make a difference to your company. That’s what we call on-the-job Employee Value Addition!
  • Use it as a valuable retention tool: A company that learns together grows together. If you’re able to provide this opportunity to your employees, you’re giving them a good reason to stay with the company for longer. It is a prudent long-term investment.
  • Promote an environment of healthy competition: SMU-DE programs allow applicants to learn while they’re still working, which is a big plus when compared to regular degree and diploma programs. You may offer your employees the chance to learn and grow as part of the job.
  • Incentivise your best performers: Using course sponsorship as one that rewards good performance, has shown good results.


Benefits to the students


  • Learn while you earn: The convenience and flexibility it offers a working professional is the primary benefit of a Distance Education program from SMU-DE. He/she can avail rare benefits like: Continued education even after transfer/ relocation – a convenient facility for working professionals-enrol in one city and continue education in another.
  • Secure promotions and salary hikes: An executive with an added degree such as an MBA has a clear advantage over others who don’t have one on their resume.
  • Learn with the experts: SMU-DE provides solutions to reputed companies across industries. Whether it’s a matter of building expertise in Management, IT or Healthcare Services, we’ve got it on board.


Corporate Testimonials

Employee Speak


“My MBA at SMU-DE was very up-to-date and at par with current global business trends. Their teaching methodology included many real business case studies that helped me immensely in many practical day-to-day experiences. Thanks to SMU-DE, I was job-ready on my first day itself.”


Plaban Debnath, Senior Team Lead, Infotech Enterprise Ltd.



Employer speak


“As an SMU-DE student, Mr Debnath has been a hardworking and talented professional. He has quickly climbed the ranks and is now a Senior Team Leader. This is undoubtedly due to him studying in your University.”


Mukesh Chawla, Senior Manager – Projects, Infotech Enterprise Ltd.