Sikkim Manipal University is the first government-private initiative in the region.
SMU is recognized by the University Grants Commission and approved by the Government of India. Sikkim Manipal University offers quality education to the students from North and North Eastern parts of India.
As ranked by Competition Success Review- October 2009, Sikkim Manipal Institute of
Technology (SMIT) ranked amongst top 8th Best University Engineering Colleges of India. SMIT Ranked amongst top 17th Best Engineering Colleges of Excellence in India.SMIT has also bagged 27th rank amongst the Top 50th Engineering Colleges of India.
Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education (SMU DDE)
The SMU DDE was established in 2001 by the 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.
SMU DDE offers more than 40 programs at Diploma, Graduate, PG diploma and PG degree levels
in various disciplines like Information Technology, Telecom Technology, Management Studies, Commerce, Allied Health Science, Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, Journalism & Mass Communication, Fashion Design, Hospitality and Tourism and Ecology and Environment. All programs are career oriented dealing with higher professional education. SMU DDE is well equipped with IT infrastructure, and well supported by a pool of academic faculty and University recognized learning centers, good administrative set-up and support services to serve its student clientele. DDE has the unique facility of offering Interactive Distance Learning Solutions through VSAT (Satellite Technology) thereby breaking the barriers of time, geography and distance. The learning centres are networked to a central studio from where a faculty member delivers the lecture and students can see and hear the lecture, ask and answer questions. Virtual classrooms therefore create an interactive environment, providing quality training to a large number of students in geographically dispersed sites.
A unique feature of this institute is that it is equipped with WiFi and a high-speed internet connection for the use of students, to help augment their knowledge level. By providing access to the abundant information available on the internet, the centre has been successful in helping its students bridge the gap between classroom lectures and the prevailing situations around the world.