Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) is a unique Public-Private Partnership between the Government of Sikkim and Manipal Education and Medical Group. Launched in 1995, the University offers graduate and postgraduate degree courses in Management and IT. SMU-DE, the distance education arm of SMU, was set up in 2001 and is a leading provider of professional Distance Learning Programs in India today. The university offers courses such as MBA, MCA, BCA, and BBA. All these programs are recognized and approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Apart from the printed Self Learning Material, students get seamless anytime, anywhere access to their courses through EduNxt, the award-winning next-generation education platform. This platform also facilitates 24/7 access to webinars, online classes, and counselors, ensuring that students get instant support whenever needed. It gives SMU-DE students a distinct edge when it comes to placements in both private and public sector undertakings across a wide range of business verticals, including telecom, manufacturing, software, IT, automobiles and banking.