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Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education

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This institution aims in imparting quality education through distance learning arena/space. SMU-DE is apprehensive of the quality of learning through the online platform which comes with its own constraints. Hence, the result turns out to be a knowledgeable student guaranteed of a quality placement.

  • Students get placed in public, private and mixed sectors across a wide variety of business domains such as telecom, software, IT, manufacturing, automobiles, etc.
  •  If you are looking forward to pursue a career in management MBA is considered as the ultimate destination to make your dream come true.
  •  A degree in MBA ensures that your career gets the exact incitation for better job opportunities.

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Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education Course

Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education course includes BBA, BCA and B.Sc. at UG level and MBA, MCA, M.Sc. are offered under distance learning. Through online mode SMU-DE admissions are provided also before applying to any course candidates must be eligible to apply. Regular assessments, study materials and placement opportunities are given. On basis of merit and through entrance exam for few of the course admissions to all the courses are offered. Duration and fee structure of each course differs based on the program choose. For management related program admissions candidates need to qualify in university conducted entrance test SMU-DE Management Admission Test (SMAT).              


BBA in SMU-DE is provided for duration of 3 years, 10+2 passed students or diploma completed candidates shall apply or BBA. Merit based admissions are given to students so there would be certain cut-off put up by the university considering the same seats will be given. No entrance exam conducted by university or any entrance score is accepted completely on basis of previous exam marks admissions will be given. Fee structure of the course would be comparatively high although study materials, quality education and proper placement training is been delivered.


SMU-DE Fee (approx.)

BBA Course Fee

INR 65,000

BBA Application Fee

INR 1000



With the Distance BCA offered by SMU-DE, students can ensure learning in depth of analytical skills, computer systems and technology also could analyse these streams. Further completion of BCA one can proceed with the MCA course. Pass in +2 keeping math as main subject shall students will be able to apply for BCA also on basis of merit in the exam BCA admissions to Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education can be gained. INR 5000 as exam fee is been included in the BCA fee structure.


SMU-DE Fee (approx.)

BCA Course Fee

INR 65,000

BCA Application Fee

INR 1000


B.Sc. in SMU-DE

Candidates need to be from science stream in their 10+2 board with not less than minimum passing marks to be eligible to apply for distance B.Sc. The course is a foundation for student’s further studies such as M.Sc. Merit based B.Sc. admission to Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education are offered. The fee structure tabulated below is the total 3 years fee of B.Sc. the exam fee is been included in the course although application fee has to be cleared in separate.


SMU-DE Fee (approx.)

B.Sc. Course Fee

INR 65,000

B.Sc. Application Fee

INR 1000



Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education offers MBA in 4 specialisations aspirants holding a degree in any discipline from a recognised university will be able to apply for distance MBA. So, for seeking admissions to any management related program candidates need to be qualified in SMAT - university conducted entrance test also academic merit marks basis SMU-DE admission to MBA will be confirmed. Distance MBA of SMU-DE is offered with specialisations in Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Information System.


SMU-DE Fee (approx.)

MBA Course Fee

INR 85,000

MBA Application Fee

INR 1000



Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education is been offered distance MCA for 3 years duration divided into 6 semesters. Graduated candidates from any discipline with math as main subject will be eligible to apply for the course. Clearing the university eligibility and marks obtained in the qualifying exam admissions to MCA in SMU-DE shall be granted. The specialisation offered under MCA in computer Application. Candidates with eligibility will be applying for the same in the official website.


SMU-DE Fee (approx.)

MCA Course Fee

INR 1.09 lac

MCA Application Fee

INR 1000


M.Sc. in SMU-DE

The distance education adds a master degree to your course, M.Sc. in distance learning is offered for 2 years in Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education. Eligibility to apply for the course is candidates need to be B.Sc. or related degree graduated with minimum marks to get SMU-DE admissions to M.Sc. Below mentioned is the total fee structure of M.Sc. candidates shall settled the whole fee in instalment as yearly basis. M.Sc. in information technology stream is offered.


SMU-DE Fee (approx.)

M.Sc. Course Fee

INR 80,000

M.Sc. Application Fee

INR 1000


Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education Scholarship

For different categories on basis of their eligibility there are scholarships offered by SMU-DE, submitted valid and necessary documents as well certificates for verification purpose. Candidates shall also apply outside the campus if there is availability of scholarship facility.

  • Divyang or Differently Abled candidates Scholarship Scheme – 30% fee waiver can be availed by family members.
  • Special tuition fee waiver scholarship – 30% tuition fee waiver for candidates from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and Nagaland.
  • Scholarship for Defence Personnel, CRPF, BSF, Armed Forces, CISF and Coast Guard – 30% tuition fee.

Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education Placements

Even SMU-DE is a distance learning centre there is great placement opportunity offered for candidates and has a record of over 9000 students placed so far. The department is highly focused towards students career and related to that there are placement training and guidance is been given. Every year there are top leading industries and companies visiting the campus for recruiting students in mass by offering the highest package. Candidates shall also attend other off-campus drives and job fairs. Few of the leading recruiters that visit the campus every year are:

  • Capgemini
  • Genpact
  • Jet Airways
  • American Express
  • Fidelity
  • HDFC
  • Axis Securities
  • Motilal Oswal
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank etc.

Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education Application Form Procedure

Interested aspirants shall apply for the course in the online mode that is in the official portal of SMU-DE candidates need to request for an application form from admission counsellor proceeded need to fill the application form with proper education details, personal details. There is SMU-DE application that has to be paid via debit/credit or net baking later upload the mentioned documents and submit the completed application form to proceed with the Sikkim Manipal University Distance education admissions for any of the program offered. If the candidate has to upload caste certificate or related any certificate need to upload before the submission of form.

Sikkim Manipal University FAQ’s

Q. Is there online mode of application in SMU-DE?

Candidates will follow online mode of application that is in the SMU-DE website they would fill the application form by making the payment and then submitting the completed form.

Q. When can I collect the ID card of SMU-DE?

Once the status of admission in been approved, soft copy of ID card will be made available to students

Q. Can the admission be cancelled?

As per the refund policy the admissions can be cancelled

Q. Is SMU-DE UGC recognised?

Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education is recognised by UGC also it is NAAC accredited

Q. Is Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education private or public university?

SMU-DE is a private university affiliated to Sikkim Manipal University.

Q. How can we take admissions to MBA in SMU-DE?

Through merit based that is marks obtained in qualifying exam basis admission are given since MBA is a management course the admission are done through SMAT performance that is university conducted entrance test basis or through other relevant entrance test basis.

Q. What is the one year fee of Distance MBA in Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education?

Per annum fees of MBA is around INR 42,500 including tuition fee and exam fee, so this shall also be divided and cleared per semester wise that would be INR 21,250 for one semester.

Q. Is it compulsory to attend classes and maintain attendance under distance learning?

Attendance in not mandatory also there is access to online learning and study materials are available for students to prepare for the exams.


Review By User

The fee structure for MBA is around 85k for the duration of two years hence it is quite feasible according to the teaching methodology which they provide. The best thing is University also offers several scholarship schemes and also fee waiver facility. Faculties are very helpful in every manner and very supportive and they explain the concept by imparting good examples to teach in better and easy way. They are highly qualified and very capable in delivering effective training. College provides best placement assistance and offer job opportunities in reputed MNC Companies and dedicated placement cell imparts industry relevant training for students and the infrastructure of university also good with best amenities. Useful study materials is also provided by the institute and there will be online sessions for good interaction with teaching faculties .Those who are seeking to pursue their studies in distance mode I suggest this university because it offers good coaching.

Basically am a working professional so I wanted to pursue my higher studies in MBA through distance mode so I was in search of good distance learning university then I heard the positive things about the SMU DDE then I thought to get admission. Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education admissions for Distance MBA are done according to the SMAT Entrance exam and even I took admission on the basis of valid score. I like to say University provides good distance education through appropriate coaching and offers industry relevant program. Admission fee is moderate it charges approximate 90k for two years.

SMU Directorate of Distance Education is one of the best distance learning institute for pursuing distance MBA. University offers distance MBA course in many specializations and it serves the professional education through online so I can say it is best option to choose for studying distance courses. Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education fee structure for distance MBA costs approximate INR 85,000.Admissions for Distance MBA are usually offered on the basis of candidates score acquired in SMU DE Management aptitude test (SMAT) and the division fee charges approximate INR 15000.Overall I can say it is best for pursuing distance MBA course.

I wanted to make my career after graduation so opted for distance MBA that to from top institute called Sikkim Manipal University-DDE. This university have offered me good job and it had many opportunities by organizing placements. When I planned to take admission for distance MBA in Sikkim Manipal University-DDE I visited the university to enquire how I can apply for distance MBA in Sikkim Manipal University-DDE? is the Sikkim Manipal University UGC approved? how can I get admission in Sikkim Manipal University-DDE? What is Sikkim Manipal Univers-DDE fee structure? So the admission in Sikkim Manipal Univers-DDE will be done based on the SMAT entrance exam and UG marks overall. Distance MBA course in Sikkim Manipal Univers-DDE is a 2 years course for which entrance exam is mandatory. Sikkim Manipal Univers-DDE fee structure for distance MBA which I was supposed to pay per semester was INR 21,500 and the exam fee is included in the course fee itself.


Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education Course fee structure

MBA - Finance 68000 2 years
MBA - Human Resource Management 68000 2 years
MBA - Retail Management 68000 2 years
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have to know about bachelor degree percentage for MBA admission
replied on 04-Sep-2023 12:23:21

To do a distance MBA at Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education, the candidate must have a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university. Selection will be done on the basis of merit, considering SMAT score and marks in the qualifying examination.

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