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Sikkim Manipal University, (SMU)

Majitar, Rangpo – 737132, Sikkim, India

Approved By: AICTE , UGC , MCI , INC       Type: Private

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SMU Distance MBA/BBA Overview

Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) is a UGC recognized educational institute situated at Gangtok, Sikkim, India. SMU is one of the most prestigious private university in India established in the year 1995. It is established based on the unique Public-private partnership (PPP) model. It is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), DEC, and AIU.

Established in the year 2001, SMU-DE is one of the leading professional distance learning education providers. It offers a wide range of professional programs such as BBA, BCA, MCA, and MBA. The programs offered are approved and recognized by the UGC. The university has numerous exceptional facilities for distance courses such as 24/7 access to webinars, online classes, counselors, and study materials. The institute has a team of faculties who are dedicated and experienced to provide adequate guidance to the students. The students are assured instant support within a reasonable time. SMU-DE also assists the students in placements in both private and public sector industries such as telecom, manufacturing, IT, banking, and many more. The Distance programs of SMU has helped numerous working professional to continue their education and prosper in career while they continue their work.

SMU Distance Education Courses and Specializations

1.Master of Business Administration (MBA):- SMU-DE offers these specializations under its MBA Program for depth understanding , including

  • Distance MBA in Marketing 
  • Distance MBA in Information Systems 
  • Distance  MBA in Human Resource 
  • Distance  MBA in Finance 
  • Distance  MBA in Digital Marketing

2.Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

3.Master of Science in Information Technology (MSc. IT)

4. Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

5.Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA)

6.Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.Sc. IT)

SMU Distance MBA/BBA Admission Procedure

Students want to apply for admission into 2 years distance MBA course provided by Sikkim Manipal University steps as follows:

Students want to apply for admission into 3 years distance BBA course provided by Sikkim Manipal University steps as follows:

  • Fill out the application form available on this Link & submit .
  • Counselor will call and verify the given detail after that will send to the university.
  • University will verify the application form & will post the status on SMU DE website.
  • Student can collect his Photo ID, EduNext password & study material from the study center.

SMU Distance MBA Admission Important Dates

SMU Distance Learning MBA/PGDM Admission 2021

EventsImportant Dates
Online Common Application Opens
10th June 2021
Online Common Application closesTo be notified
Entrance Exam16th July 2021
Date of reporting at the campus16th August 2021
Result Declaration DateTo be notified

SMU Distance Education Fee Structure

Fees for different courses are given below:-

CoursesFees in Rs.(per sem)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)21,250
Master of Computer Applications (MCA)18,250
Master of Science in Information Technology (MSc. IT)20,000
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)16,250
Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA)16,250
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.Sc. IT)16,250

SMU Distance MBA/BBA Eligibility Criteria

  •  Graduation or equivalent  in any discipline from a recognised University
  •  Work experience preferred.


Educational Qualification :Candidate must have completed 10 +2 or equivalent degree from any recognized institution with 50% marks in aggregate for general and 45% for SC, ST and OBC along with adequate expertise in English.

Age Requirements : There is no minimum age requirement.

SMU Distance Education Review & Ranking

Sikkim Manipal University-Distance learning education program is deemed the best distance learning institute in India in terms of results and efficiency.

Careers360 magazine of the Outlook Group has conducted the first-ever objective ranking of 30 leading distance learning institutions across India, based on qualitative and quantitative parameters.

Ranked 1 in results & efficiency

Ranked 2 in learning & experience

SMU FAQS For Executive/Distance MBA Programes

Ques.1. Is SMU degree valid abroad?

Ans:- Yes, a degree from Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) is valid abroad. Sikkim high court had passed an order in 2015 which states that the students who have earned degrees from SMU, there degrees will be protected.

Ques.2. Is SMU distance education approved by UGC?

Ans:- Yes, SMU distance education approved by UGC. SMU is included under the State Legislative Act (Act IX of 1995) of the Government of Sikkim. It is recognised by UGC under section 2(f) of UGC Act, 1956. Currently SMU is recognised by UGC to continue offering programmes through Open & Distance Learning (ODL) mode for the session 2017-2018 vide F. No. UGC/DEB-II/SMU/Recog./2015 Vol. V of the University Grants Commission dated 21/03/2017.

Ques.3. Is Sikkim Manipal University blacklisted for distance MBA?

Ans:- No, SMU is not blacklisted for distance MBA. It offers MBA with specialization in Marketing, Information Systems, Human Resources and Finance.

Ques.4. Is SMU degree valid for Govt. job?

Ans:- Yes, the degree earned from Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) is absolutely valid for Government jobs. SMU is well recognized by University Grant Commission (UGC) and Distance Education Council (DEC).

Ques.5. How do I verify my SMU degree?

Ans:- Following steps are needed to be followed to verify your SMU degree. Note the UIAS code at the bottom left of the SMU degree certificate. Then Open the website only in Internet Explorer. Kindly enter the UIAS code mentioned on the certificate in the box provided before and click “authenticate”. It will be displayed if the degree certificate is genuine.

Ques.6. Is it worth to do a distance MBA from Sikkim Manipal University?

Ans:- SMUDE offers distance MBA. SMUDE has been ranked 1st position in Distance Learning University by Career 360, Silicon India and ASSOCHAM. It has also won the Silver award in the category of Learning Transformation at 2018 Learning Award Ceremony

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