Sikkim Manipal Distance Education: An Overview
Published on : 15th February 2018 Author : Tanvi Mittal
Sikkim Manipal University is the brainchild of Manipal Pai Foundation after signing an agreement between the Government of Sikkim to impart quality educational opportunities and health care services in the state and elsewhere. Sikkim Manipal University provides education opportunities in the Health, Medical and Technological Sciences area.
Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education (SMU-DE)
Earlier, Sikkim Manipal University was limited to the states of Sikkim. Students, who are unable to get benefitted with the Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) education services due to the geographical distance, so SMU introduced the Sikkim Manipal distance education program for these students. Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education (SMU-DE) is the official distance education entity of SMU. It started in the year 2001 and its courses are recognized and approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India.
Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education or popularly known as SMU-DE has various distance education programs for individuals. It has various courses for under graduate and post graduates in management studies and Information Technologies.
Courses in Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education
Information technology courses
- Under Graduate - Bachelor of Science (Information Technology or B.Sc. - IT) and Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA)
- Post Graduate - Master of Computer Applications (MCA) and Master of Science (Information Technology or M.Sc. - IT)
Management studies courses
- Under Graduate - Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
- Post Graduate – Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Once a student gets enroll with SMU, he/she will get the printed Self Learning Material according to the chosen program. Along this, students get seamless anytime, anywhere access to their courses with help of EduNxt.
EDuNext – The Tech powered learning of SMU-DE
EduNxt is the award winning next-generation education platform for SMU distance education students. This is the advantage over others distance education program, which makes it more interactive. It utilizes the modern teaching techniques to create a virtual classroom for students to come together and learn from renowned faculty. EduNxt is the signature program of SMU for distance education.
Scholarship programs of Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education
SMU believes to appreciate talents and the scholarship programs are the unique with SMU – DE is one of the exclusive scholarship programs for students who are seeking admission with Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education. They can apply for any of these available scholarship programs according to the eligibility criteria.
- Gyandeep Scholarship
- Vidyadeep Scholarship
- Special scholarship only for students of Sikkim and the North East region
Students can get admission in any of these available under graduate or post graduate courses. The sky is the limit with Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education for higher education.