Sikkim Manipal University – Directorate of Distance Education Announces its 5th Annual Scholarship Programme
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Sikkim Manipal University - Directorate of Distance Education announced the launch of its fifth “National Level Vidyadeep Scholarship”
Vidyadeep is a National Level Scholarship Programme offering 15% to 100% waiver on tuition fee
Students who enroll in SMU-DE programmes between 2nd and 31st January, 2014 are eligible for the scholarship
A total of 10,000 scholarships are available across three categories
250 students to receive 100% fee waiver
500 students to receive 50% fee waiver
9,250 students to receive 15% fee waiver
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the students’ performance in their last qualifying examination or SMU-DE’s entrance examination.
Sikkim Manipal University - Directorate of Distance Education announced the launch of its fifth “National Level Vidyadeep Scholarship” for students who enroll in any of their distance education programmes by January 31, 2014. The scholarship scheme aims to cater to the aspirations of lakhs of students, both working and self-employed, who wish to further their education and move ahead in life.
The scholarships ranging from 15 to 100 % fee waiver are available for students who have enrolled in the current admission drive. The scholarship will depend on the marks secured by the student at the qualifying examination or the SMAT (Sikkim Manipal University Aptitude Test). A student securing more than 90% in the qualifying examination will receive a 100 % fee waiver; a student scoring between 80 and 90 % will receive a 50% fee waiver; a student scoring between 50 and 80% will receive a 15% fee waiver. A student securing less than 50% is also eligible for a 15% scholarship provided he/she clears the SMU-DE’s management aptitude test (SMAT).
Each category has a limited number of scholarships and once this number is exhausted, students automatically qualify for the next lower category.
Speaking about the initiative, Dr N.S.Ramesh Murthy, Director SMUDE” said, “We at SMU-DE are happy to have continued in our pursuit of delivering quality education and reaching the masses. With this mission we have continuously improved our existing system of delivery. This includes significant improvement in the user experience of EduNxt – our online learning platform that provides flexibility to student learning.
About SMU & SMU-DE
Sikkim Manipal University www.smude.edu.in is a unique public-private initiative between the Govt. of Sikkim and Manipal Education. SMU, a state University, is recognized by the UGC, Ministry of HRD and is a member of the Associations of Indian Universities. The Directorate of Distance Education, SMU is ISO 9001:2008 certified.
Over the years, SMU-DE has consistently raised standards in Distance Education and earned its place of pride. Some of the recognitions and awards received include:
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
Media Contact Details
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