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About Sikkim Manipal University

The Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical and Technological Sciences ( SMU), Gangtok is one of the pioneers in distance education in India. The SMU is recognized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the University Grants Commisssion. The University was set up with the objective of offering quality education to the students and workng professionals. Apart from regular, on-site courses, the university also offers many career oriented courses via distance education. These courses are offered as part of its effort to bring education to its masses and fulfill the growing demand for professionals. Manipal Universal Learning, which is the Learning Resource Development Center (LRDC) for SMU delivers these programs. The courses include Masters, Bachelor's diploma, Master's Diploma and twinning programmes in collaboration with IT companies.

Manipal Universal Learning

Available, Accessible, Affordable, Personalized Education

Manipal Universal Learning or Manipal U, has been engaged in promoting and supporting distance education initiatives. To improve the quality of lectures and faculty presentations, the learning centers have been equipped with an effective interactive distance learning system making use of VSAT technology. VSAT are small, software-driven earth satellites used for the reliable transmission of data, video or voice. It can be simply plugged into a terminal and requires no staff or additional technology to operate. VSAT provides virtually error-free digital data communication with 99.9% network reliability. A studio has been set up in Manipal, India with the latest video, audio and broadcasting systems. The presentations delivered in the studio at Manipal can be seen and heard live by the students in their centers connected to their VSAT terminals. These virtual classrooms employing qualified,well-trained teachers will make the learning process more effective and consistent.

Students are able to hear the teacher ask and answer questions and communicate with other students in real time, on his own PC or on a TV screen in a class.The students can answer the instructor by email or voice mail or text based chat. Students can also access the training materials , previously prepared and stored in the server. The wide variety of multimedia tools like digital video, animation and graphics create a unique interactive environment enabling teacher-led training to unlimited number of students in different learning centers across geographically dispersed sites.

Click here to view the list of Academic / Professional Programmes on Information Technology and Management offered by the SRI SAI Learning Center

Please take some time to read the message from Dr. Ramadas Pai, Pro Chancellor, Sikkim Manipal University

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