Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) is the result of a unique partnership between the Government of Sikkim and Manipal Education. Estabshed in 1995, it is the first government-private initiative in the region. It was set up with the objective of providing the best in education for students. SMU is recognised by the University Grants Commission and approved by the Government of India.
As ranked by Competition Success Review - October 2009, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT) is ranked 8th amongst the Best University Engineering Colleges of India. SMIT Ranked amongst 17th in the Best Engineering Colleges of Excellence in India. SMIT has also bagged 27th rank amongst the Top 50 Engineering Colleges of India.
About Sikkim Manipal University's Distance Education (SMU-DE) Programme
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 discipnes
• Sikkim Manipal University - Directorate of Distance Education offers programmes in Masters, Bachelors, Diploma and PG Diploma levels in various discipnes ke Information Technology, Management, Journasm and Mass Communication, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Apparel & Fashion Design, Aled Health Sciences, Hospitaty, Telecom and Commerce
• The programmes are made accessible through 700+ 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 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