SMUDE Distance Education: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

Mohith Kumar Mohith Kumar | Sep 21, 2023
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Mohith Kumar

Updated on - Sep 21, 2023

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Sikkim Manipal University was established in 1995, with a collaboration between Government of Sikkim and Manipal Group. Sikkim Manipal University - Distance Education [SMU-DE] are the masters providing professional distance learning programs in India, such as MBA, MCA, BBA and BCA. SMU-DE helps so many working specialists from leading industries. Sikkim Manipal University provides aid for many students, who pursue their masters and also works as well. SMU-DE is mindful of the quality of learning through the online medium, which comes with its limitations. SMU offers distance education programs to provide quality education to students who, for various reasons, cannot be part of regular courses.

SMU-DE students are benefited with strong base Of 6800 Mentors and core faculty, the EduNxt Edge – 24/7 Online Learning, Self-learning Material, SMU DELearning app. SMU DDE Admissions for undergraduate and postgraduate programs are based on qualifying examination results.

Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education Quick Links:

Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education Highlights:

The Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) is located in Gangtok and established by the Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical and Technological Sciences Act, 1995 (Act No. 9 of 1995) of the Government of Sikkim. It is a unique public-private partnership (PPP) model between Sikkim and Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG), the first of its kind in the country. Under this agreement, the Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim is the Chancellor of SMU, while representatives of the Government of Sikkim are a part of the senior management of the University. The constituent units of Sikkim Manipal University are:-

  • Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Science (SMIMS)
  • College of Physiotherapy
  • College of Nursing
  • Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT)
  • Directorate of Distance Education (DDE)
SMU Year of Establishment 1995
SMU Recognition UGC, AICTE
SMU-DE Memberships ACU, ICDE, AIU
SMU Certification ISO 9001:2015
SMU Address Directorate of Distance Education Sikkim Manipal University, SMIT Campus, Majitar, Rangpo, East Sikkim, India, 737136
SMU Contact 1800 102 1123, [email protected]
SMU-DE Programs offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate SMU-DDE Fees


Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education Courses:

SMU-DDE offers career-oriented Programs, delivered through self-learning study materials. In today’s digital era, we endeavour to make it convenient for you through the adoption of technology in every step of your journey with us as a student. We understand the need to address the different learning styles of students and have catered to this, using aural, visual, reading and simulation exercise resources.

We provide for “on-the-go” learning too, with your smartphone and support you, proactively, in tracking your academic progress. With our faculty committed to excellence and our unique teaching methodology, we look forward to making your academic journey with us exciting and very productive.

Courses Specialization
BA / BBA / BCA / BSc
MBA Marketing, Information Systems, Human Resources, Finance


Courses Fees (Semester-Wise)
BA ₹6,000 per semester, includes exam fee of ₹2,000
BSc ₹16,250 per semester, includes exam fee of ₹5,000
MBA ₹21,250 per semester, includes exam fee ₹5,000
MCA ₹18,250 per semester, includes exam fee ₹5,000

SMU-DDE Placements:

SMU-DDE, Sikkim Placement has maintained magnificent performance by a huge number getting recruited by top recruiters. 

  • Job fair program has been launched by SMU-DE for students and alumni.
  • Some of the top recruiters are  American Express, Axis Securities, Capgemini, Fidelity, Genpact, HDFC Realty, Jet Airways, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Motilal Oswal and Sodexo and etc.
  • Sikkim Manipal University last year conducted 670 placement drives where 400+ companies participate and more than 8500 students got placed. 

SMU-DDE Awards:

SMU-DDE has been recognised as the best distance learning institute in India by various academic and industry bodies. Some other awards on the brand name SMU-DE are:

  • Learning platform of SMU-DE won the Silver Award in the Digital Learning Transformation Category at the prestigious 2018 Learning Award Ceremony.
  • It has won the Golden Peacock award.
  • In the year 2014 SMU DE has won best University in Open and Distance Learning by ASSOCHAM.
  • Sikkim Manipal University has been awarded E-Maharashtra Award for best ICT enabled Higher Education University of the year-2012.
  • It has got CSR award for top Distance Learning Institute of India 2012-2013.
  • Sikkim Manipal University has been awarded Silicon India award-2012, CSR award- 2011, Business world award-2014.

Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education Scholarships:

SMU-DDE Scholarships are offered to the students to help them clear their financial hurdles. Following are the names of the scholarships that SMU-DDE offers: 

  • Divyang scholarship scheme was announced in the year of 2016 where 25% fee is reduced for differently-abled students.
  • SMU-DE  offers a concession on fees of 30% to the in-service, retired and outgoing officers of the Indian Armed Forces.
  • Candidates from states of Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram having valid address proof, may avail the fee waiver benefit.
  • Students of SMU-DE has got EMI facility where fees can be paid with part-payments.

Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education FAQs:

  1. Is SMU a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)?
    - Yes, SMU is a member of the AIU and is duly listed at serial 240 on page 30 in the latest AIU booklet.

  2. Do I need to write an entrance test for admission?
    - Most programs do not require the student to write an entrance test. The admission to these programs is based on eligibility criteria, as mentioned in the prospectus. For admission to MBA, however, a student needs to write the SMAT test.

  3. Is there an education loan facility provided by the university?
    - We are sorry to inform you that there is no such facility is provided from the University at present. You may please approach any banks to know more.

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Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education Eligibility Criteria:

SMU-DE Eligibility criteria for admission intake is based on past academic results. Students are counselled on the basis of merit list of past academic results mainly. Only a few courses have an entrance exam.

Courses Eligibility Criteria
BA / BBA / BCA / BSc
10+2 or equivalent or three-year Diploma
MBA Graduation or equivalent from a recognised University
Qualify the Entrance Test [SMU-DDE Management Aptitude Test – (SMAT*)]
MCA Graduation or equivalent from a recognised University
MSc Graduation or equivalent from a recognised University with Mathematics at 10+2 or at graduation

Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education Admissions:

SMU-DDE, Sikkim Admission is also done online since it is open distance education university. SMU-DE offers MBA, BBA, B.Sc. (IT), M.Sc. (IT), MCA, BCA & BA courses. Students need to fill the enquiry form for a call back from our counsellors. All admissions continue to take place directly at Directorate of Distance Education, Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok.  

  • Admission Notification- Commencement of the session will be notified on the University website.
  • Applicants can request admission information on the University's official website.
  • Applicants will be counselled on submission of a request on the website.
  • Application forms generated by the University counsellors by entering basic details of the eligible applicants.

SMUDE Distance Education Highlights

Institution Type Private
Recognised by AIU UGC +1

SMUDE Distance Education Courses & Fees 2023

Course Average Fees Duration
MBA ₹75,000 2 Years
BSc ₹97,500 3 Years
BCA ₹97,500 3 Years
BBA ₹97,500 3 Years
MCA ₹97,500 3 Years
MSc ₹75,000 2 Years

SMUDE Distance Education Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by SMUDE Distance Education

MBA [Master of Business Administration]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: CAT

₹ 75,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: CAT

BSc [Bachelor of Science]

Offline On Campus

₹ 97,500 (3 Years)

₹ 97,500 (3 Years)

₹ 97,500 (3 Years)

M.Sc [Master of Science]

Offline On Campus

₹ 75,000 (2 Years)

₹ 97,500 (3 Years)

Exams Accepted by SMUDE Distance Education


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Somen Karam Batch 2016 B.Sc Biochemistry
Reviewed on May 23, 2018

Entrance Exams & Admissions : first of all hi to all, I will write my review of my college. first of all the eligibility criteria and admission procedure for my course is 10+2 which the course is 4 years long. As for my entrance exam, I appeared two exams and which I go

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Arish Shamsi Batch 2017 MBA [Master of Business Administration]
Reviewed on Apr 01, 2018
3.5 Placements
3.5 Fees
3.5 Academics
3.5 Infrastructure
3.5 Campus

Placements & Internships : SMU itself provides internships and stipends are on the basis of some percentage. As such there are no companies that hire students from campus No idea of salaries. The Alumni network is good.

Entrance Exams & Admissions : For eligibili

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