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SMU-DE, one of the largest providers of Distance Education in the world, has announced the opening of International admissions to their Spring 2010 session. Applications to various courses are available from April 1, 2010 at over 25+ SMU-DE Learning Centres covering 15 countries. The countries are Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Yemen, Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Cambodia, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, China and Ivory Coast. For respective countries Learning Centre contact details as well as further details, just log on to or write to or To find the learning centre in your country please visit The University offers Post Graduate, Graduate, Post Graduate Diploma and Diploma programs across 10 disciplines. The disciplines include Allied Health, IT, Mass Communication, Biotechnology, Apparel & Fashion Design, Hospitality, Telecom Technology, Commerce, Management and Journalism. In addition, SMU-DE has recently launched new and advanced specialisations in Total Quality Management, Operations Management and Project Management for its MBA program. Aspirants joining the Spring 2010 session (and onwards) will also stand to gain through the newly launched next generation learning system ‘EduNxt’ accessible via Internet. EduNxt with its flexibility, convenience and accessibility offers a unique value added learning environment. EduNxt enables a student to interact with mentors, access virtual classrooms, more than a million online books and journals, self-study content and counselling with anywhere, anytime access. With EduNxt, students now have a ‘portable campus’ at their fingertips that breaks the barriers of time and space. In addition to all the value add ons that come with EduNxt, a student will also be provided high quality self learning materials in the form of printed books and journals by SMU-DE. SMU-DE also gives opportunity to students with managerial experience to join second semester directly. This is called as the Lateral Entry scheme and it allows for faster completion of the course. However the student still needs to clear the final examinations for first semester to be eligible for direct entry into the second semester. The SMU-DE programmes are best for working professionals and individuals who have the motivation to do further studies but is short on time. Our learning environment where every individual is given personal attention and our academic methods makes sure that students get the best out of their courses that would help them to take that all important step to a great career. SMU-DE is a pioneer in the fast delivery of study materials to students, conduct of scheduled examinations, on-time declaration of results & swift dispatch of certificates & degrees. About SMU-DE Sikkim Manipal University is a unique public-private initiative between the Govt. of Sikkim and Manipal Education. SMU, a state University, is recognized by the UGC, Ministry of HRD and is a member of the Associations of Indian Universities. The Distance Education Council has granted recognition to all Distance Education programs offered under the umbrella of SMU (Sikkim Manipal University). The SMU Directorate of Distance Education is ISO 9001:2000 certified. About Manipal Education Manipal Education is a leader in academic & education services in India. With over 50 years of excellence in the field of Education, the group provides education services across all genres. The group’s presence includes 3 universities - Manipal University, Sikkim Manipal University, and American University of Antigua - and over 30 institutions in India, besides colleges & campuses in Antigua, Dubai, Malaysia & Nepal. Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT) is ranked 8th amongst the Best University Engineering Colleges of India. SMIT Ranked amongst 17th in the Best Engineering Colleges of Excellence in India. 3 lakh students have benefited from the Distance Education programmes taking full advantage of the 65 core faculty members and the 6,500 supporting faculty members present at the learning centres covering 205 districts and 310 cities in India and further 25 learning centres spread across 20 countries worldwide. In addition to university programmes delivered through 5 campuses in India & 4 overseas, Manipal Education also has a range of education offerings in Distance Education, Professional & Skills Education across multiple streams, as well as industry leading partnerships such as the ICICI Manipal Academy for Banking (in association with ICICI Bank).

SMUDE (talk)23:34, 27 April 2010