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SMU-DE Recognized as India’s Best University for Distance Learning

February 21, 2014 - Bangalore, Karnataka , India

Dr. Shivaramakrishnan reciving the ASSOCHAM Award from Rajya Sabha MP, Dr. Karan SinghSikkim Manipal University, Directorate of Distance Education (SMU-DE), has won ASSOCHAM’s ‘Best University in Distance/Open Learning’ award as part of the ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry) Awards of Excellence in Education, 2014. Dr. Shivram Krishnan, Dean Academics, HoD of Arts, Humanities, Commerce and Vocational Science, SMU-DE received the award from noted Rajya Sabha MP, Dr. Karan Singh, at a ceremony held in New Delhi.
ASSOCHAM, a prominent Industry body, has been recognizing universities and institutes for best practices in delivering quality education in India, and honouring those who have contributed significantly in improving excellence in education, innovation, research and development in the country. The nominated educational institutes were evaluated on the basis of their innovation, scalability, their ability to overcome challenges and positively contribute to the progress of their students.
On receiving the award, Dr Shivram Krishnan, said, “It is a great honour to be recognized by ASSOCHAM for our innovation in content delivery, scalability in reaching out to lakhs of students and overcoming geographical challenges. This award from ASSOCHAM, a representation of corporates reiterates the value SMUDE is adding to talent in the country. We are constantly improvising our teaching methodologies to keep pace with student needs and evolving technologies in the field of education.
SMU-DE is one of the few Distance Education Universities who actively provide placement opportunities to their students. Today its students work across multiple sectors like IT, ITES, TELECOM, BFSI among others.
SMU-DE is today providing quality affordable education to over 4 lakh students through its world class online learning platform – EduNxt. Over the years SMU-DE has become the student’s most preferred university reflected by several awards.
About Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education (SMU-DE)
Sikkim Manipal University- Directorate of Distance Education was set up in 2001 to provide an opportunity of quality higher education to working professionals. The Directorate of Distance Education at SMU is ISO 9001:2008 certified and provides over 20 programs across varied streams.
With career oriented programs and a faculty body committed to excellence, SMU- DE has made higher education accessible to over 4, 00,000 students.
Over the years, SMU-DE has been driving the Distance Education revolution and has earned its place of pride among corporates and working professionals.
Some of the recognitions and awards received include:
  • Consecutive winner for 2 years (2012 and 2013) of the CSR Award - Top Distance Learning Institute of India
  • Ranked #1 as the students’ most preferred university by CAREER360 magazine
  • Dewang Mehta Business School Awards - Best Distance Learning programme
  • DNA-Best B-School for the use of Technology in providing Management Education in Distance Education
  • Star News - Best Management Education in Distance Education
  • Winner of e-India and e-Rajasthan Awards for Digital Learning ICT enabled University of the Year

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Source: Business Wire India


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