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Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education was established in 2001 by the Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical and Technological Sciences as part of its efforts to bring education to the masses to fulfil the growing demand for professionals. SMU is university in Sikkim which is joint venture in between Government of Sikkim & Manipal Education to offer regular & Distance education course.
The University is recognized by DEC, UGC, & Ministry of HRD to offer program in 9 discipline. The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) recognises SMUDE conferred degrees as on par with the degrees conferred by its members.Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education provides courses in the follwoing disciplines:
• Information Technology
• Journalism & Mass Com
• Apparel & Fashion Design
• Telecom technology
• Allied Health Science
• Bio Informatics & Biotechnology
• Hospitality & Tourism
EduNxtTM is the next generation learning system that fully takes advantage of modern teaching techniques to create a virtual classroom where students come together to learn from distinguished faculty and each other. EduNxtTM makes it possible for students to collaborate on team-oriented learning tasks like assignments and case studies| through audio, visual and IM aids.
EduNxtTM makes it possible for a student to self-learn, since self-motivation has always been a Distance Learning issue. Learners of the same course can, for example, chat with each other and faculty members in real time to clarify their doubts or read faculty blogs and comment on them. The concept of mentoring means faculty members will be available as guides to hold student hand through the lonely process of self-study.
Features of EduNxtTM
• Articles/SLM 
• Industry mentor Chats
• Academic mentor Chats
• Peer to Peer Chats
• Soft skills
• Job search
• Crack-it: Case study contest
• Discussion forums
• Model Question papers
• Student space
• Project guidance
To simplify technology and make it fun to study, SMUDE has introduced EddieTM. EddieTM is the education buddy. 
EddieTM is the new cute kid on the block! Goofy, amiable and lovable, he believes that being a smart team player is more important than being a hard single player. EddieTM is always on the move and wants his studies to be flexible, convenient and accessible. He is here to tell students in their own language how they can use, have fun with and learn with EduNxtTM.
• Part of the Manipal group; which has set standards in education for more than 50 cities and has presence in more than 300 towns
• More than 1.5 Lac Alumni
• Education loan
• Quality Courseware provided in advance
• Awarded the prestigious “eINDIA 2009 award in the category - Digital Learning ICT Enabled University of the Year”.
• SMU is ISO 9001:2000 certified
• Examinations conducted on time
• Results declared within 6 weeks of completion of examinations
• Mark sheets issued within a month of declaration of results
• Experience EduNxtTM- http://www.smude.edu.in/edunxt/demo.html
• Experience MBA Program- http://www.smude.edu.in/MBA/presentation.html
• Experience IT Program - http://www.smude.edu.in/ITdemo/
• Experience Fashion Designing- http://www.smude.edu.in/fashion/demo/
For further details write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact No: 1 800-2 66 77 88 (Toll Free)
- "Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education". http://www.smude.edu.in/users/distancehome.aspx.
- "SMU Login". http://edunxt.smude.edu.in/.
- "EduNxt". http://www.smude.edu.in/edunext/index.html.
- "Eddie". http://www.smude.edu.in/edunxt.
- "SMUDE". http://www.smude.edu.in/users/GlobalPage.aspx?pgid=2.