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Flexi MBA Prospectus

Oct 22, 2014




Adopt the smart way of learning with (Flexi) MBA


About Sikkim Manipal University - Directorate of Distance EducationSince its inception as a unique public-private partnership between Govt. of Sikkim and Manipal Education Medical Group (MEMG), Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education (SMU-DE) has emerged as one of the most preferred Universities among students across disciplines. More than 4 lakh students on roll with alumni base of 1.5 lakh Overseas presence across 25 countries Support of 6,500 committed and qualified mentors with 65 core faculties Consistently ranked No.1 on various parameters Pioneer in technology enabled learning platform - EduNxtTM

Salient featuresv

Recognition Sikkim Manipal University is recognized by the UGC and the Ministry of HRD. It is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). SMU is recognised by the DEC to offer Distance Education across the country. Learning Support System 45 core faculty members and 4000 supporting faculty members. EduNxt : Anytime, Anywhere Classroom E-Learning platform that creates classroom environment for you - industry mentor chat, discussion groups, videos, blogs, news, case-studies and projects. Scholarships: Rewarding Merit Over 1,500 scholarships ready to be offered to meritorious students.




Prestigious Honours

Careers 360 Survey, August 2011

Competition Success Review November 2011

Synovate Distance Education B-School Survey 2011

Dewang Mehta Business School Award Best Distance Learning Programme

Star News - Best Management Education in Distance Education

DNA - Best E-School for providingthe use of technology in providing Management Education in Distance Education


Chancellors MessageSikkim Manipal University (SMU) is a public-private partnership University established in 1995. Over the years, the University has grown into a world class institution of higher learning. SMU has brought bachelor degree facilities in modern technology and medicine for the first time in Sikkim. It has rapidly become a testament to the quality of education that it imparts and in recognition thereof, the University receives from all over the country. The Directorate of Distance Education seeks to maximize the reach of the University and thus provide an opportunity of quality higher education to working individuals. I am sure your education at Sikkim Manipal University will enable you to grow both as an individual and as a responsible citizen of the country.

Shri Balmiki Prasad Singh Governor of Sikkim and Chancellor of Sikkim Manipal University


Pro Chancellors MessageDear Student,It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the portals of this great learning institution, the Sikkim Manipal University (SMU). SMU-DE has been at the forefront of distance education since 2001. It is estimated that in 2012, over 14 million students will be enrolled in some form of higher education. The government plans to increase the number of students enrolled in the distance education system from 16 lakh to over 80 lakh in the next 5 years and the planning commission has recommended that distance education meet 40% of the higher education requirement. To meet these ambitious goals, having a quality distance education institute is of paramount importance. Since inception, SMU-DEs sole aim has been to provide quality distance education to students. In order to ensure that more students have access to distance education, SMU-DE also offers various scholarships to enable students of all backgrounds to have access to quality education. SMU-DE offers career oriented programs via its Directorate of Distance Education. With a faculty that is committed to excellence, your learning is further strengthened by the diversity of the faculty and student body. This makes the journey of education more exciting. I look forward to welcoming you to the World of Manipal!

Padmabhushan Dr. Ramdas M Pai Pro Chancellor, Sikkim Manipal University


Vice Chancellors MessageDear Student,I welcome you to the world of Sikkim Manipal University. The University draws upon the expertise of the Manipal Education and Medical Group, which is an established global leader in higher education and healthcare for over five decades. The group's education network comprises 3 Universities, 9 campuses, 30 professional colleges and over 4 lakh students on rolls. Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education (SMUDE) offers distance education programs as a part of its effort to bring education to masses and fulfill the growing demand for technical and management professionals. Our main focus is, ensuring that students receive education that is relevant to the industry and the highly competitive global marketplace. By integrating a highly researched curriculum with industry relevant concepts and practices, the University offers a unique blend of theoretical and cutting edge functional inputs to students.

Brig. (Dr.) S. N. Mishra Vice Chancellor, Sikkim Manipal University

SMUDE has introduced the next generation learning system called EduNxt . This interactive learning system has garnered many accolades including Golden Peacock e-India and eRajasthan awards. SMUDE also offers many scholarships to students of all backgrounds; which help them fulfill their dreams of receiving a quality education. Heres hoping you will find our programs rewarding, informative and fulfilling. Looking forward to seeing you in SMU-DE.


Introducing the flexible way of learningAn MBA from reputed institution is a sure way to move ahead in ones career and a must have in a fast paced world when everyone is facing:v v v

Time Constraint Professional Responsibilities Personal Commitments

How does one make time to do an MBA? An MBA program that is delivered through technology interface in flexible mobile platform in addition to the SLMs and other regular features. This program is a perfect fitment to your fast paced life.

3 Pronged Learning PedagogyPremium Tab Flexibility to Youv v v v

Access EduNxt anywhere-anytime Loaded with learning tools and applications to do much more Enjoy learning at your own pace Flexibility of accessing your important lessons whenever you want

EduNxtTM Technology Enabled Learningv v v

Learning Materials - SLMs, Blogs etc. Live interaction - Scheduled chats, webinars and webcasts Seamless touch - Post chat blogs, discussion groups, e-mails and announcement

Classroom Sessions For the Xtra EdgeInteract with the Best Minds Reputed faculties/ Industry Expertsv v v

Convenient weekend timings Clarify your doubts Guest Lecture Series

Tablet - Combining access to all learning resources in one deviceA Tablet will be provided to each student at no additional cost to help them. The benefits of tablet are:v v v v v

Helps students collaborate with academics, peers and engage in group learning from their desk Helps take notes easily and organize at ones own convenience Easy updates on assignments and projects Visual and auditory learning opportunities Supports multiple learning styles5



- 24 X 7 online learning platform

EduNxt is the next-generation interactive learning system that is designed to change the way a student learns. Convenient and easy to use, EduNxt creates a virtual classroom environment using simulation, recorded presentations, interactive content, self-study content and shared browsing.

EduNxtTM highlightsv Articles/SLM:

Students can access SLM and relevant articles online. The articles are frequently updated to keep the students informed on current affairs.v Industry mentor chats:

Students can interact with the best business minds and experts in various areas.v Academic mentor chats:

A student can chat with the University faculty to clear any doubts he/she might have.v Dashboard:

A student can plan his/her study timetable much better by tracking further progress and keep a count on what has been read and what's remaining.v Soft skills:

A student can watch videos and make use of a variety of resources to further enhance soft skills.



prestigious accolades and awardsThe EduNxt distance learning platform is a great example of how information technology can extend the reach of great educational resources.Mr. Steve Ballmer CEO, Microsoft Corporation Pvt. Ltd.

e-Rajasthan Award for Digital Learning ICT enabled University of the Year

Golden Peacock Innovation Product/ Service Award - 2011

e-INDIA Award for ICT enabled University/Higher education Institute of the Year

Personal contact programIn order to supplement the students efforts through self-study, the students are encouraged to attend contact classes. This helps to discuss and clear doubts related to the topics covered in the subjects. It gives opportunity to understand subjects in depth and encourage peer-to-peer learning. Also, it extends benefits in completion of internal assessment and project guidance. Other advantage of PCP is to familiarize the student with the examination pattern and provide tips on how to prepare well for the examinations. The contact classes are conducted subject to registrations of minimum number of students.


Placement supportSMU-DE aims to provide its students a successful career. iRize, a placement cell promoted by Manipal Group works towards ensuring 100% employability of the SMU-DE students and taking efforts to place them in major corporate houses.

Job fairsiRize and SMU-DE conduct job fairs across India. Over 70 job fairs have been conducted in past 4 months across 40 locations. These job fairs a