Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education (SMU-DE), Manipal was established in 2001 by Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical and Technological Sciences as part of its efforts to bring education to the masses to fulfill the growing demand for professionals. The programs offered by SMU are recognized by the Distance Education Council of the Government of India. Sikkim Manipal University was established in 1995, and is a unique venture between the Government of Sikkim and the Manipal Group.
Distance Education (DE), distance learning or online learning, is a field of education that focuses on the pedagogy, technology, and instructional systems design that aim to deliver education to students who are not physically "on site". Distance learning courses that require a physical on-site presence for any reason including the taking of examinations is considered to be a hybrid or blended course of study.
Many teachers feel the opportunities offered by distance learning outweigh the obstacles. In fact, instructors often comment that the focused preparation required by distance teaching improves their overall teaching and empathy for their students. Through Distance learning they can: -
Reach a wider student audience
Provide opportunity to students who are unable to attend on-campus classes
Involve outside speakers who would otherwise be unavailable
Link students from different social, cultural, economic, and experiential backgrounds
Campus of Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education -
The beautiful campus is located in Majitar and Rangpo, amongst the picturesque settings of River Teesta and Kanchendzonga mountains. It hosts the second largest hospital in Sikkim, providing healthcare to the masses. The medical campus runs courses on medical, pharmacy, allied health and nursing while the technology campus has engineering, management courses, Twinning Programmes and Applied Sciences.
Why Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education?
About Sikkim Manipal University's Distance Education (SMU-DE) Programme
The Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical and Technological Sciences, Gangtok is incorporated under the State Legislative Act (Act IX of 1995) of the Government of Sikkim.
Sikkim Manipal University is recognised by University Grants Commission (UGC), Ministry of HRD and is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
Recognised by Distance Education Council (DEC)
Sikkim Manipal University, Directorate of Distance Education offers programmes spread across 10 disciplines
Sikkim Manipal University - Directorate of Distance Education offers programmes in Masters, Bachelors, Diploma and PG Diploma levels in various disciplines like Information Technology, Management, Journalism and Mass Communication, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Apparel & Fashion Design, Allied Health Sciences, Hospitality, Telecom and Commerce
The programmes are made accessible through 725+ University authorised Learning Centres across the country
So far over 3 lakh students have benefited from the Distance Education programmes, taking full advantage of the 65 core faculty members and the 6,500 committed and qualified mentors supporting faculty members present at the learning centres
Apart from the widespread presence in India – covering 205 districts and 310 towns and cities – the University has also spread its reach overseas across 20 countries, with 25 learning centres
Rankings & Awards
No. 1 Distance Education University in India in a Student Perception Study Conducted by Career 360
CMO Asia Award for Best B-School Providing Management Education through Distance Mode
Business World rated SMU DE the 3rd Best Distance Education Institution in India
Top Recruiting Companies
Courses offered by Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education (SMU-DE), Manipal
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