SMU-DE Launches Special Scholarship For Students Of North East

To help students from Sikkim & North East region, Sikkim Manipal University's Distance Education wing launched a scholarship worth Rs. 2 Crores for 2000 students. Currently Sikkim Manipal University is running its 6th Annual Vidyadeep Scholarship program. This special scholarship program which will help 500 students of Sikkim & North East region  has been launched in association with Google for SMU's Digital Marketing program which the university offer in association with Google.
For 500 students from the North East, SMU-DE will offer 50% scholarship for the Digital Marketing Certification program conducted in association with Google.

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The scholarship was announced during 14th Annual convocation of Sikkim Manipal University. This scholarship aims to help students of Sikkim & North East region to study further and get a job oriented certification. Digital Marketing is one of the most demanding career option now a days. There are ample amount of jobs available in the market for a digital marketing professionals. All major search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, has their search & display advertising services. To expand reach all big & small companies are turning towards these advertising services and thus advertising companies coming up with more and more job offers each day to meet the demand. On the occasion Shriniwas Patil, Governor of Sikkim and the Chancellor of Sikkim Manipal University, General (Retd) V.K.Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs and Development of North Eastern Region, Mr. R.B Subba, Minister for Human Resource Development Department, Mr. Arjun Ghatani, Minister for Health and Information and Public Relations Department, Ms. R. Ongmu, Chief Secretary and Dr. Ramdas M Pai, Pro Chancellor, Sikkim Manipal University were present.

Total 2000 students will get benefited from the Rs. 2 Crores Annual Vidyadeep Scholarship program, In which 500 students will get 50% fee waiver under the special scholarship which has been launched in association with Google for digital marketing program. The total fee of Digital Marketing Program is Rs.25000 (Excluding Taxes), Students from Sikkim & North East region only has to pay 50% fee i.e Rs.12500 (Excluding Taxes) for this program. Remember only 500 students will be able to get the benefit of 50% fee waiver.

The program is mixture of both Online and Offline content. The offline content will be conducted as a two week program at Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT). SMU will also provide residential accommodation at subsidized rates during their stay for attending the program.

This is indeed a great initiative by both SMU & Google. India do need such professionals in our country to expedite Internet penetration in our country. This program will definitely open new doors of job opportunities for Students of Sikkim & North East region students.

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