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Sikkim Manipal University

About Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education, Bengaluru

Sikkim Manipal University - Distance Education (SMU-DE), Bengaluru Urban was established in 2001 for leading provider of professional Distance Learning Programs in India. Distance learning aspirants can learn programs such as MBA, MCA, BCA, and BBA etc.

SMU-DE is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) & 12(B) under Act, 1956 and it is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi and its recognition with Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi to offer the courses through distance mode.

It is also recognized & approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi and is an ISO 9001: 2008 Certified Institution.

Sikkim Manipal University - Distance Education (SMU-DE), Bengaluru is a constituent unit of Sikkim Manipal University, established in 1995 and is a unique joint venture of the Government of Sikkim and the Manipal Group and providing education in three locations at Bengaluru i.e. HAL II Stage, Banashankari, & Koramangala.

Sikkim Manipal University is a member of The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)-London, United Kingdom which is the world's first and oldest international university network, established in 1913.

Sikkim Manipal University is also a member of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)-Oslo, Norway which is the leading global membership organization for open, distance, flexible and online education, including e-learning.

A winner of several awards including ‘student’s most preferred distance education university’, SMU-DE has helped a number of working professionals from leading corporates such as TCS, Infosys, HCL, Airtel, etc. to realize their career dreams through conveniently delivered high-quality degree programs.

The University's Programs have helped students to move forward on their career path and also bag their first jobs with confidence.

SMU-DE offers Bachelors and Masters programs across the following disciplines.

  • Information Technology
  • Computer Application
  • Management Studies

So far more than 4,00,000 students have benefited from the Distance Education Programs, taking full advantage of the core faculty members and the 6,000+ committed and qualified mentors supporting faculty members.

  • The college has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The college has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping and beautiful flower-beds
  • The college has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The college has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The college has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, canteen, seminar halls, multipurpose halls, playground etc
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The college has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • The college has a book bank for helping the poor and backward class students
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The college has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The college runs a canteen inside the campus where staff and students can have meals and snacks prepared in a hygienic manner and at an affordable cost
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • The college also has a hostel with providing all the facilities, security and good atmosphere, best suited for studies of the boys & girls coming from far-off places
  • The college has a large playground with will-equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton and so on
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • The institution has provided ICT facilities like computers, projectors, audio-visual gadgets, scanners and printers to the departments and also other aids and a huge number of availability of books for effective delivery of curriculum and for inculcating the knowledge of the subject
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The college also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology

Achievements & Awards:

  • SMU-DE was recognized by the Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) at the National Education Excellence Awards 2014 for its valuable contribution towards innovation and excellence in the field of Distance Education.
  • Sikkim Manipal University - Distance Education has received the CSR Award as the ‘Top Distance Learning Institute’ for three Consecutive years since 2011.
  • SiliconIndia has ranked SMU-DE as the ‘Number One Institute for MBA in Distance Learning’.
  • Sikkim Manipal University-Directorate of Distance Education (SMU-DDE) was conferred the 'Digital Learning ICT Enabled University of the Year" for its new technology infused learning system EduNxt at the 5th e-India 2009 Awards Conference and Exhibition organized by Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies in Hyderabad on August 26, 2009.
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - (Correspondence) Correspondence 3 Years 10+2
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - (Correspondence) Part Time 2 Years BBA
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) - (Correspondence) Correspondence 3 Years 10+2
Master of Computer Application (MCA) - (Correspondence) Correspondence 2 Years BCA
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Gymnasium
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Digital library
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Digital Classrooms
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Public Transportation
  • IT Infrastructure





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