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Complete List Of Distance Education Courses Offered By SMU 2015

SMU Distance Education Courses
Sikkim Manipal University is one of the most prestigious university in India for distance education courses. You may be already familiar with SMU MBA, MCA, BBA & BCA courses but there are many other courses that SMU offer to students. The university was formed in 1995 in a Public-Private Partnership between the Government of Sikkim and the Manipal Group. Currently the university is enjoying 700+ Authorised Centres with over 4 lakh students in 205 districts and 300+ towns and cities across the country. In this article we'll talk about the complete list of courses offered by Sikkim Manipal University.

Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education Courses

Currently Sikkim Manipal University offers various distance learning courses in following discipline.

  • Information Technology
  • Management Studies
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Healthcare

Under Graduate Courses offered by SMU-DE

Below is the list of undergraduate courses offered by Sikkim Manipal University through distance education.

BA (Journalism and Mass Communication)

It is a 3 years course offered under the category of Arts & Humanities and Vocational Sciences courses. The course can be completed in minimum 3 years (6 semesters) and maximum 6 years. This program exposes students to recent developments in media issues and media research. Students with 10+2 or equivalent / 3 year Diploma from a state board of technical education are eligible for this program. Semester Fee for this programme is Rs.12,450/-, Although students can also pay the full fee of INR 74,700 in one go.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

It is a 3 years course offered under the category of Management Courses. The course can be completed in minimum 3 years and maximum 6 years. Students with 10 + 2 or Equivalent / 3 Year Diploma from a State Board of Technical Education are eligible for this program. The semester fee of this program is Rs. 12,950/- although students can also pay full fee of amount INR 77,700 in one go.

Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)

It is again a 3 years course offered under the category of Information Technology. Students with 10 + 3 year diploma in IT/CS from a State Board of Technical Education are eligible for admission into this course. Students can also take admission though Lateral Entry system. For Lateral Entry students have to a Direct Entry Fee of INR 5,325. For Lateral Entry students the minimum duration to complete the course is 2 years and maximum is 4 years. Semester fee for this program is INR 12,950. Students can also pay the full fee of amount INR 77,700 in one go.

BSc (Biotechnology)

This is a 3 years duration programme offered under Healthcare category. The minimum duration to complete the course is 3 years (6 semesters) and maximum 6 years. Students with 10+2 or equivalent with Biology & Chemistry OR 10+2 or equivalent in Science (without Biology) are eligible for admission into this course. Semester fee for this programme is Rs. 16,950/- and practical fee is Rs. 6,500/- per year.

Some other under graduate courses offered by Sikkim Manipal University are....
  • Bachelor of Science - Health Information Administration
  • BSc (Information Technology)
  • BSc (Medical Imaging Technology)
  • BSc (Medical Laboratory Technology)
  • BSc (Infrastructure Management System)
  • Diploma (Health Information Administration)

Post Graduate Courses Offered by SMU DE

Below is the list of post graduate courses offered by Sikkim Manipal University through distance education.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

MBA is the most popular course offered by Sikkim Manipal University. We've already wrote about SMU Distance Education MBA in our previous article. SMU Distance Education MBA also ranked among top 5 distance education MBA courses in India. It is a 2 years (4 semester) programme and can be completed in maximum 4 years. Students needs to clear SMUDE Management Aptitude Test (SMAT) to get an admission into the programme. Although if you've scored minimum 45 percentile in National / International MBA Entrance Test, you're exempted to take SNAP. The semester fee for SMU-DE MBA is Rs. 15,000/-.

Master of Computer Applications (MCA) 

MCA is 2nd most popular post graduate distance education course offered by Sikkim Manipal University. It is a 3 years course and can be completed in maximum 6 years. A 3 year graduation from a recognised university is required to get admission into this programme. Lateral Entry to 3rd semester is also available for students who have completed BE (CS/IT) / BTech (CS/IT) OR has done 3 year graduation from a recognised university with 1 Year PG Diploma in IT / CA from a recognised university/DOEACC ‘A’ level thereafter. The first two semester fee for this course is Rs. 14,200/- and 15,200/- from 3rd semester onwards.


MSc IT is another popular course offered by Sikkim Manipal University. It is a 2 years duration course and can be completed in maximum 4 years.Students should have done a 3 year graduation from a recognised university to be eligible for admission.Students can also take a direct admission into 3rd semester through lateral entry system. Students with BE (CS/IT) / BTech (CS/IT) degree OR 3 year graduation from a recognised university with 1 Year PG Diploma in IT / CA from a recognised university/DOEACC ‘A’ level thereafter are eligible for lateral entry. The semester fee for this course is Rs. 13,200.

Other post graduate distance education courses offered by SMU DE are...
  • MBA in Marketing (Marketing Specialization)
  • MBA (Tab Enabled)
  • MSc (Bioinformatics)
  • MSc (Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs)
  • MBA in Operations (Operation Specialization)
  • Post Graduate Diploma (Bioinformatics)
  • Post Graduate Diploma (Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs)
  • MBA in Retail (Retail Operations Specialization)
  • MBA in Information Systems (Information Systems Specialization)
  • MBA in Finance (Finance Specialization)
  • MBA in Healthcare (Healthcare Services Management Specialization)
  • MBA in HRM (Human Resource Management Specialization)
  • MA (Journalism & Mass Communication)
  • MBA in Banking (Banking Specialisation)
Above is the complete list of distance education courses offered by Sikkim Manipal University. We've tried to provide you as much information as possible. If you wants to know more about any of the courses mentioned above feel free to drop us a line using our contact us page. Alternatively you can visit here to know more about the courses offered by SMU.
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Symbiosis Pune Distance Learning MBA Admission Fees 2015-2016

symbiosis distance learning mba
Symbiosis (SCDL) is a leading distance learning autonomous institute in India located in Pune (Main Office), Bangalore, Nasik & Noida. The institute is known for it's distance learning MBA program. Apart from it's popular PGDBA program, the institute also runs various Postgraduate, Diploma & Certificate programs under distance education mode. Currently Symbiosis SCDL has 34 centres across the country.

 Symbiosis Pune Distance Learning MBA (PGDBA)

Symbiosis: a top notch distance education institute in India offers a post graduate diploma program in Business Administration (MBA) which is specially designed for people to secure a leadership positions in competitive business environments.

The details of MBA program offered by SCDL is as follows.

Who can join: Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • International/SAARC students having a graduation degree from a recognised/accredited University/Institution  can also apply.
  • Graduation Final year students can also apply.

Duration of MBA Program

The total duration of PGDBA program is 2 years.

What Specializations are available

There are total 4 semesters in distance education MBA program offered by Symbiosis. The first two semesters focus on core modules.Students can then choose two electives, from list specializations.You can opt any of the following specialization
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource
  • Operations
  • Customer Relationship Management

Fee Structure

We've already wrote a long post about the fee structure of various courses offered by SCDL. you can check  MBA Fee Structure.

How to apply: Admission Procedure

  • Purchase the prospectus and application form from SCDL Campuses, SCDL Information Centers, Selected AXIS Banks and HDFC Banks for Rs 1100/-.
  • Submit the form with required document at SCDL Campuses and SCDL Information Centers. You can also courier the same to SCDL Pune Campus.
  • Submit Full Fee or First Installment Payment along with the Registration Form.
  • If you're an international student seeking admission into Symbiosis Distance Learning MBA program, you may refer to the following post.
for more details refer SCDL website & prospectus.

Other Courses Offered By Symbiosis Pune

Apart from Distance Learning MBA, Symbiosis also offer 19 other different courses. These distance learning courses includes various PG Diploma, Diploma & Certification courses. To know more about these courses you may visit our following post.

To read a review on SCDL or know what Symbiosis Students Says about their Distance MBA Course you may visit the correspondence links.
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Executive MBA From IIM for Experienced Working Professionals

As the name suggest Executive MBA is a management course specially designed for working professionals to excel in their current job. Generally these programs are designed specially for people working on Junior & middle level management with 5 to 10 years of working experience. These programs are designed specifically to handle a specific part of management in an organization.

India's most reputed management institution "Indian Institute of Management" popularly known as IIM offers various executive MBA programs through its all major institute i.e. IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Indore & IIM Bangalore. Among all the Executive Programs offered by IIM's, programs offered by IIM-C, IIM-B & IIM-A are more popular.

iim emba programme

Following are the Executive programs offered by various IIM's.

IIM Calcutta

IIM Calcutta 4 kinds of executive MBA programs i.e PGPEX (Post Graduate Programme for Executives), PGPEX-VLM (Post Graduate Programme for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing), MDP (Management Development Programs ) & LDP (Long Duration Programs).

PGPEX is IIM Calcutta's One Year Residential Program for mid-career professionals. IIM-C offers Course delivery through an appropriate mix of classroom lectures, case studies, individual and team assignments. The program will be delivered by IIMC faculty along with international faculty of repute.

PGPEX-VLM is a unique program offered by IIM Calcutta that fulfills the current industry’s growing demand for techno-managerial leaders. This one year full time residential program & being conducted jointly by 3 premier institutes of India viz. IIM Calcutta, IIT Kanpur and IIT Madras.

MDP is a tailor made program offered by IIM C to cater the specific need of a business house or non profit organization. IIMC has successfully conducted many programs for leading Indian business houses in the private and public sectors.

LDP are satellite based part-time certificate programs for executives which IIM calcutta through the HCIL and NIIT Imperia platforms. Executives can attend the interactive sessions from classrooms located in their cities and do not need to be away from work in order to enroll for these programs. These programs range from six months to one year in duration.

IIM Ahmedabad

IIM Ahmedabad offers a post graduate programme for executives. PGPX is an MBA level one-year full time residential programme for executives with substantial work experience leading to a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management for Executives.
Executives who have a bachelor's degree or equivalent in any discipline and have completed 27 years of age at the start of the programme may apply for this programme.

Apart from PGPX, IIM-A also conduct various management development programmes throughout the year.

IIM Lucknow

IIM-L also offers one full time, one-year residential executive programme called International Programme in Management for Executives (IPMX). Since last 5 year IIM Lucknow is offering this executive MBA programme. This year executive programme would be launched in April 2013 at the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow-NOIDA Campus. The programme is specially designed for mid/senior level professionals, to prepare them for leadership roles.

Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow also offers Management Development Programe to help improve management systems by providing relevant training to executives of all levels in the industry, government and non-government sectors to take on a leadership role in their position individually and collectively.

IIM Kozhikode

Like all other IIM's, Indian institute of Management Kozhikode also offers Management Development programe & residential executive MBA programe.
Following are the executive MBA programes offered by IIM-Kozhikode
  • Two Year Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) - accredited by AMBA
  • Executive Education Programme in General Management (EEPGM) - previously eMEP
  • Executive Education Programme in Finance (EEPF)
  • Executive Education Programme in Strategic Management (EEPSM)
  • Executive Education Programme in Marketing (EEPM)
  • Executive Education Programme in Operations Management (EEPOM)
  • Executive Education Programme in Information Technology Management (EEPITM)
  • Executive Education Programme in Human Resource Management (EEPHR)
Classes are regularly conducted through two-way Audio & Video communication (tele-classroom) with streaming facilities that provides a virtual classroom learning environment.

IIM Bangalore

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore known for its executive MBA programs. Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) is one the most popular executive mba program offerd by IIM's. EPGP is one-year, full-time programme specially designed for senior level executives.

Apart from EPGP IIM-B also offer Executive Education Programme (EEP) which are open and customized programmes ranging from two days to one year.

IIM Indore

Along with Management Development Programs (MDP), Indian Institute of Management Indore offers following programs under its executive programme portfolio.

  • Management Development Programmes (MDP)
  • Certificate Course in Business Management for Defence Officers
  • Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Business Management (PGCBM)
  • Program in Managerial Concept (PMC)
  • One Year Certificate Programme In Management For Public Sector Eexecutives
  • Management Education Programme
The above mentioned programs are popular programs offered by various IIM's. We haven't included emba programmes offered by other IIM's.

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Ranking: Top 5 Universities in India for Distance Learning MBA 2015

Today we'll post Ranking of Universities in India offers MBA distance learning courses 2015.
It's a common practice people search for university ranking before taking an admission. Everyone from us wants to join the best university so that it can give a strong head start in their career. Every year many universities take initiatives to rank a university on different parameters & publish a ranking so that students can get the benefits of it. Telling how much these ranking helps a student is really difficult but its quite sure that it gives a right direction to students.

Distance Learning MBA Ranking

Zee News, DNA-Indus Learning, Outlook, Competition Success Review are the best sources to know about these ranking.

In our today's post we'll conclude all the rankings posted in past and try to find out which is the best distance mba university in India.

Top 5 Distance Learning Universities by Zee News for MBA

Zee news first published its distance learning ranking in back 2010. At that time Zee News conducted a survey to find out which is the best university in India for distance education MBA and there findings were as follows.
  1. IMT-CDL
  3. Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning
  4. IGNOU
  5. Welingkar Institute of Management – Distance Learning 

To prepare the Ranking of Top 5 universities in India for distance learning mba, Zee News used the following parameters.

1)    Course content: 10%

2)    Quality of course material : 10%

3)    Course delivery mode:10%

4)    Personal contact Program:15%

5)    Exclusive Faculty Members:10%

6)    Research & Consultancy:10%

7)    Library Facility: 10%

8)    Industry Acceptability:15%

9)    Examination System: 10% 

Top 5 Universities in India by DNA-Indus Learning Survey for MBA

Recently in 2012 DNA-Indus learning conducted a survey to find out the best universities in India for distance learning MBA. 300 respondents of age group 18-30 years from across the six cities of Delhi, Mumbai,Chennai, Pune, Chandigarh and Bangalore were participated in the survey. Below are the finding of the survey.
  1. IMT-CDL
  2. Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning
  3. Sikkim Manipal University (SMU-DE)
  4. AMITY School of Distance Learning
  5. NIMIMS School of Distance Learning
DNA-Indus Learning used the following parameters to determine the Ranking.

1)  Course Curriculum
2)  Faculty & Resources
3)  Placement
4)  Potential to network
5)  Library & Infrastructure
6)  Learning Experience

Top 5 MBA Distance Learning Universities by Competition Success Review

Competition Success Review, One of the most popular magazine in India for competitive examination published a ranking of distance learning MBA in November 2010 issue. The ranking was as follows.
  1. Institute of Management Technology (IMT CDL)
  2. Indra Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
  3. L.R.Welingkar Institute of Management – Distance Learning
  5. Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning

Outlook Survey- Best College Providing Distance Education

Outlook, the leading business magazine in India published an article about the best institute in India providing distance education in it's June 25, 2012 Issue.

The findings were based on the following parameters.

1)  Teaching Assistance
2)  Faculty at Study Centre
3)  Library Support
4)  Access of Study Centers
5)  Interaction With Other Students
6)  Study Centre Response Time
7)  Best Course Material
8)  Interactions Levels
9)  Exam Conduct & Results
10) Online Support & System

The result was not shocking, IMT-CDL won the title here as well by scoring highest number of points in maximum number of parameters mentioned above.

After looking at the rankings mentioned above IMT-CDL is the clear cut winner for distance learning MBA followed by Symbiosis, NIMIMS, IGNOU, L.R.Welingkar Institute of Management.

Now It's your turn, what do you think according to you is the best institute in India offers distance learning MBA. You can share your top 5 ranking of universities in India for distance learning MBA in the comment box available below.
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IGNOU Degree is Valid For Employment : High Court

Recently the High Court said in reply to a petition filed by Sanjeev Kumar Shukla challenging the order passed by a state level committee on December 26, 2014 that the degree obtained from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) through distance learning programme is all valid for employment and can not be said of no use just because education is imparted through indirect contact of students and not through the direct contact.

The High Court further said that saying the degree of no use will frustrate the purpose of creation of the university by the Parliament in 1995. High court also directed the Basic Education Board, Allahabad to consider the person who filled the petition for the post of trainee assistant teacher, if he meets all criteria.

We also welcome the decision of respected court. If government bodies will not recognize the degrees obtained through distance education then the purpose of setting up such university will not be served and thousands of people who obtained their degrees from such universities will go frustrated.

If you've ever faced any such problem when any government body has rejected your application just because you've got your degrees through distance education then let us know about the incident and we'll feature you on our blog.

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