Sikkim Manipal University – Distance Education Foundation & History

Sikkim Manipal University (Estd) 1995 is a Public-Private Partnership between the Government of Sikkim and the Manipal Group. Sikkim Manipal University – Distance Education is a leading provider of professional Distance Learning Programs in India such as BCA, BBA, B.Sc (IT), MCA, MBA and M.Sc (IT).

SMU-DE is a winner of several awards including ‘student’s most preferred Distance Education University’ award. The University has helped a number of working professionals from leading corporates such as TCS, Infosys, HCL, Airtel etc. to realize their career dream.

About SMU-DE & History:

Sikkim Manipal University was established in 1995 and is a unique joint venture between the Government of Sikkim and the Manipal Group. The University offers Distance Education programs as part of its effort to bring education to the masses, and fulfill the growing demand for technical and management professionals.

Recognitions achieved:

SMU-DE has received much recognition over the years for their incredible distance learning degrees. The University has an experience of delivering top quality education and training since over 60 years. Let us look at some of the achievements.

  • All programs/degrees are recognized and approved by UGC, (India)
  • Strong student base of over 1,00,000 students
  • Support of 1,800 committed and qualified mentors with core faculties
  • Alumni base of more than 5,00,000 students with a rich professional network
  • Quality academic counseling provided to students
  • 24/7 award winning online learning platform – EduNxt
  • EduNxt Mobile App available with maximum compatibility on all devices
  • Unique SMU-DE mobile app made specifically for students to learn on-the-go
  • Regular industry interaction and engagement
  • Tie-up with companies like and for better placement assistance to students pan India
  • Awarded the ‘Best University in Online and Distance Learning’ by ASSOCHAM – India


There are many things that make SMU-DE stand at the forefront of delivering excellence in distance education in India but one thing that stands-out is ‘Quality’. We constantly strive to improve the quality of our infrastructure, faculty and course material to meet and surpass international norms and best practices.

EduNxt, our next generation delivery platform, sets standards in distance education, allowing seamless dissemination of knowledge. This ensures that SMU-DE students get easily placed in both private and public sector across a wide range of business verticals including telecom, manufacturing, software, IT, automobiles and banking.

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