Sikkim Manipal University Distance MBA
Sikkim Manipal University is one of the well-established universities, in the country, and from its inception in the year 2001, has provided students with industry oriented courses, and helped land many students their dream jobs. The university was set up through a unique partnership between the Sikkim Government and Manipal Education. The university presently enrolls over 4 lakh students in India.
The applicants must obtain the application form online, or he may obtain it from any of the authorized centers, by paying the requisite amount. The applicant may also ask for assistance from any of the counselors at the center to fill the application form. The list of centers where the application form is available is given at: http://smude.edu.in/smude/authorised-centre.html
The applicant may walk in with the relevant documents to the authorized centers, or he may dispatch the photocopy of the documents to the university. However the university will verify the original documents of the student, during his enrolment. If the application is deemed complete and is successfully verified, the university will send a confirmation letter, while the self-learning study material and identity card will be issued through the authorized study center.
It must be noted that although most programs do not require the student to write an entrance examination to be eligible for the course. The MBA course requires that the student write SMAT (SMUDE Management Aptitute Test).
The fee for the course after admission to the course may be paid online via Credit/Debit card, or through demand draft, or also through pay in slips at any of the centers. It must be noted however that, all the fee payment must be in favor of the university, and any additional fee after admission during the course will be intimated through circulars.
The fee for the MBA course in the University, per semester is Rs15, 000/- inclusive of the cost of Examination fee of Rs2, 100/- and an alumni fee of Rs200/-. However, the fee may be revised from time to time. Furthermore, the students are also given an option of remitting the fee in a lump sum. Further details of the course fee are available in the prospectus of the university, and the fee may be paid through Demand Draft, or through Credit/Debit card in the online mode.
Although the university does not currently offer any scholarships, the university in the future shall offer the following scholarships, as is detailed on their official website. The Vidyadeep scholarship is an Pan-India scholarship program to assist students who intend to study via Distance Education, the scholarship entails, a 100% scholarship amount, and will be available to 10, 000 enrolled students, when introduced.
The admission into the MBA course is solely dependent on the results of the SMAT Entrance exam. However, the students with the following qualifications are exempt from writing the SMAT:
- 3 years graduation from any of the recognized institutions and the student must qualify the entrance exam for the MBA program conducted by the University
- The student must have a score card/International MBA Entrance test and his score must be 45 percentile or above. The full list of the acceptable entrance examinations is given at: http://smude.edu.in/smude/programs/management/mba.html
The university through its MBA course strives to provide its students the necessary skills in management, and enhance the student’s analytical ability. The university offers four specializations in its course, as follows:
- Marketing Management
- Information Systems Management
- Human Resource Management
- Finance Management
The university is approved by the UGC, and the Distance Education Council (DEC) to conduct its programs. The university is also an ISO 9001:2008 institution. Although the university is approved to start courses without prior approval by the AICTE, it has provided that the institution may conduct its inspection and render advice, in the near future.
SMU is one of the top most institutions in the country for distance education, and Careers360 has ranked the institution 1st and 2nd in results & efficiency and Learning & experience respectively. Furthermore India’s premier Industry Body, ASSOCHAM, has recognized the university as the best institute for distance education.
For any admission related queries as well as other queries related to the courses, the student might contact:
Directorate of Distance Education
Sikkim Manipal University
I Floor, Syndicate House, Manipal - 576104
Telephone - 91-0820-4297000
E-mail: [email protected]
More contact details are given at: http://smude.edu.in/smude/others/contact-us.html
The university is well equipped to provide the students with job prospects, and holds many Placements – drives in its institutions (over 600 have already been held). Currently over 8900 offers for jobs have been made at the university. A few prominent companies that have recruited from the placement drives are as follows:
- Godrej & Boyce
- IndusInd Bank
- Café coffee day
Many other companies have also recruited at SMU; the full list is available at:
The university is one of the most vastly spread institutes in the country having a very well-structured network of authorized centers to conduct its contact classes, counseling sessions, provide course material, and to conduct practical sessions. The list of authorized centers in India is available at: http://smude.edu.in/smude/authorised-centre/india.html
The list of authorized centers outside India is given at: http://smude.edu.in/smude/authorised-centre/outside-india.html