1. Sikkim Manipal University offeres course via open and distance mode education. It was started by Manipal Group and the Sikkim Government in 1995.
2. Please check the UGC distance education website for the recognition status
(https://www.ugc.ac.in/deb/pdf/Final_list_for_website_2014-15.pdf). Page 95 of 156 lists SMU as a recongised state university and the programs listed includes Master of science in Information technology.
3. A few years back, there was a issue related t0 distance education unvieristies. Students from other states taking up the program were facing issues with selection or recognition of the degrees from SMU (https://www.hindustantimes.com/india/beware-that-online-degree-may-not-be-valid-in-india/story-IZoQfPHgv7Ckj4vRSUofeI.html).
Subsequently, the Sikkim High court passed an order on 29th June 2015 that students of SMU who have done their courses by distance mode with be protected (2011-12,2013, 2015).(https://www.hindustantimes.com/education/sikkim-hc-order-brings-cheer-to-students/story-qiUQN29nDuNuijLawDm8YI.html)
4. I would suggest, please write to Distance Education Bureau stating clearly the year of study, year of qualification and seek a reply form DEB,UGC, this would be authentic and valid when you apply for jobs.
Distance Education Bureau (DEB) Main Office
University Grants Commission (UGC)
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi
Distance Education Bureau (DEB) Camp Office
35, Feroze Shah Road, New Delhi
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