Sikkim Manipal University, Directorate of Distance Education (SMU-DE) has won the "Best University in Distance/Open Learning" award. This award is part of the ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry) Awards of Excellence in Education, 2014.
On receiving the award, Dr Shivram Krishnan (Dean Academics, HoD of Arts, Humanities, Commerce and Vocational Science, SMU-DE), 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."
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.
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.
Some of the recognitions and awards received include:
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