Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education

Bharat Vs India: The Great Divide

The line above may look very confusing especially when on the first look both seem to stand for the same meaning or denote the same thing. But when we look inside there is a huge difference that separates Bharat from India. Bharat stands for everything that is not modern India. Western lifestyle, fat salaries, sports cars, parties and lots of money determines a fast growing India. But what about the rest 70% of the country who still reside in Bharat. How do we make Bharat the new India?

SMUDE Alumni Portal: Where the World Meets to Interact and Share

The all new Alumni portal of Sikkim Manipal University for Distance Education is barely a few weeks old but is already buzzing with activity. In sync with SMUDE’s reputation of being a path breaker in technological excellence, this all new portal extends the boundaries of interactivity and collaboration. With a vision of being every alumnus’s delight, the portal with its features has managed to surpass all expectations.

New Face of Education---Your Time, Your Space

Gone are the days when one needed to sit in a class at an institute for long hours, listening to a million words that seemed monotonous or those instances when one needed to study at a given time no matter what even though the mind never really wanted to cram all the pages lying in front. Today is a new age where individual freedom and preferences matter the most for each and every one of us

Distance Education – Promotes Lifelong Learning

In a globalised society like that of today, the need for quality based higher education has been on a constant rise.

Distance Learning the EduNxt Way

Breakthroughs in technology each year has revolutionized the way the world has been moving forward. But when it came to higher education the same has been found to be lacking. With millions still being illiterate not just in India but across the world, a path breaking initiative was needed to incorporate technology and education in a way that would make education more accessible breaking down the barriers of time and space. Sikkim Manipal University-Distance Education (SMU-DE) did just that in May 2009 with EduNxt. Launched by Steve Ballmer, CEO Microsoft Corp. USA and Anand Sudarshan, CEO Manipal Education, EduNxt is the next generation learning system that integrates modern technology and teaching techniques.

Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education Programme to Close Admissions Soon

SMU-DE, one of the largest providers of Distance Education in India, will be closing their admissions on April 27 for the Spring 2010 season. So with just one more week to go its time to hurry up for those who are yet to apply. Applications to various courses are available at over 710+ SMU-DE Learning Centres covering 310 cities across India. For details, log on to or Call: 1800 266 7979 (toll free). Or feel free to write to us at and we will get back to you at the earliest.

Training the Trainers the SMU-DE Way

Sikkim Manipal University‘s Distance Education to train the counsellors and the students for the EduNxt programme.