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Quality is the key when it comes to imparting education, and in the distance learning space, it is the way to get noticed. Sikkim Manipal University’s distance education wing is accredited with quality resources in terms of infrastructure, faculty, and course materials thereby creating a magnanimous impact on the education sector.


SMU-DE is mindful of the quality of learning through the online medium, which comes with its own limitations. Thus, the result is a knowledgeable student and a job-ready candidate assured of a quality placement.


SMU-DE students get placed in private, public and mixed sector undertakings across a wide range of business verticals: Telecom, Manufacturing, Software, IT, Automobiles etc.


From kick-starting as executives and trainees to decision-making roles such as Managers, Vice President, Senior Consultant, Centre business heads, Deputy General Managers, and Project Managers; the job vistas for SMU-DE students are countless.

Easy Payment Options

SMU-DE has continuously strived with its new initiatives to provide the best experience possible to its distance education students.


Continuing to live up to its reputation as a student-centric University, Sikkim Manipal University- Distance Education offers SMU - Easy Pay Plan - a flexible fee payment option for the convenience of students.

This facility allows students to pay their fees in instalments using credit cards. Students are also offered regular payment options like semester payment, yearly payment and lump sum payment.


/Students can avail two payment modes with EMI facility:

  • IPG*: In this mode, student may enter credit card details online and also choose EMI options (Bank and tenure details) and complete the transaction. The amount will be converted into EMIs and debited to the card holder's account from the subsequent month.

/ Advantages Of Using This Facility

  • Students will be able to make payments through their Credit cards and avail the EMI option.
  • The EMI payment facility is available at ICICI, SBI-GE, Citibank, HSBC, IndusInd, Standard Chartered, American Express and Kotak Mahindra Bank.
  • EMI is offered on an annualised rate of interest, with the EMI calculated on a monthly reducing balance, as such, enabling the student enjoy a lower interest rate.

* The amount will be converted into EMIs and debited to the card holder's account from the next credit card statement. For the EMI payment option, bank charges will be borne by the concerned card holder.

Superior Learning

SMU-DE delivers quality education through more than 6800 committed and qualified mentors. It attracts the best students in India who are looking for distance education.


SMU-DE is ISO 9001: 2015 certified and its processes are trusted by over 5, 00,000 students across the globe. Our students work with a number of top fortune 500 companies, which stands as a testimony of the corporate acceptance of SMU-DE students.


Student-oriented initiatives such as placement drives, student orientation programs, skill enhancement webinars for professional excellence and special scholarships, all ensure holistic personality development of our students.

Student Journey

Follow the map to trace your journey with the nations’ most-preferred distance education University - SMU-DE



  • Get your student roll number
  • EduNxt™ ID and password
  • Download/collect your Self-Learning Material (SLM) for Semester 1
  • You are all set to begin your course


  • Start with ‘EduNxt™ - Explore the Gen-Next’ learning platform
  • Submit your assignments online


  • Prepare for exams
  • Book your exam slots at your convenience


  • Appear for exams
  • Re-register for the next semester

Student Support

Providing 24/7 support to students is the key for SMU-DE given its Students First approach in learning and teaching. The University ensures support across all spheres of the learning curve to offer a smooth journey to the students at SMU-DE. Listed below are key drivers which enable this student experience.


/ Strong Base Of 6800 Mentors And Core Faculty

SMU-DE delivers quality education through more than 6800 committed and qualified mentors. It attracts the best students in India who are looking for distance education.


/ The EduNxt™ Edge – 24/7 Online Learning

EduNxt™ is an award-winning learning delivery system that creates a direct link between teachers and students, at all times. Students take tests and quizzes online, read articles, blog posts, participate in discussion forums and access rich content. EduNxt™ empowers students with its unique anywhere, anytime access. Students experience a ‘portable campus’, have ‘carry along mentors’ and regularly access over 1 million online books and journals. EduNxt™ is available to all students of SMU-DE.


/ On-time Delivery Of Courseware, Exams And Results

SMU-DE is ISO 9001:2015 certified. Students are kept informed about the delivery of their course material and exam schedule well in advance. 


/ Student Support And Engagement

The student support team keeps students abreast of new initiatives launched by the University via emails and messages. The continuous communication helps the student to become an integral part of the university.


/ Making Learning Accessible And Affordable With Scholarships

Scholarships are provided to 1500 meritorious students to access quality education. Education loans are provided to help students afford higher education.


/ Self-learning Material

High-quality self-learning material is provided to SMU-DE students in the form of printed books and in a digital format available online. These can be accessed on EduNxt™ at any time.

Program material is specially designed by a team of experts from different industries, and faculty from the university. This makes the course material industry-relevant and market-specific. It is designed for the independent study of both theory and practical papers. Self-learning material is also available to students in a digital format. Students can collect their program material along with their program guide.