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    Is Degree of MSC IT from Sikkim Manipal University valid?

    Confused about the validity of PG degree from Sikkim Manipal University? Looking out for detailed information regarding validity here? Resolve your worries by going through the responses from experts here.

    I have passed 2 year Degree Program (MSC IT) from Sikkim Manipal University in 2013. Now I want to know if my Degree is Valid or not Valid. I am very worried about this. If you have any evidence that can you provide me screen shot.
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  • Sikkim Manipal University is a distance education institution. It is conducting a number of courses and a large number of students are undertaking them as per their need.

    UGC gives approval to this university on year to year basis and they will be taking it as a routine every year. In this approval all the courses are also mentioned and you can check it for the one you have undertaken.

    The latest approval for their courses as available in their site ( is for the year 2017-18. It contains your course that is M.Sc. in IT.

    Knowledge is power.

  • The Manipal Group is in higher education services for about 60-years. It has campuses in Sikkim and Jaipur in India, and in Nepal, Malaysia, and Antigua, in the Caribbean. It is having AAA+ rating among top private deemed universities in India. It is also having 5th rank among top private universities in India. It is ranked 1st among Research Publications by private universities in India. It is having UGC recognition as a deemed university. M.Sc IT is also there in the list of approved courses by UGC.
    Their campus is having over 28,000 students from 57 different nations live, learn and play in this University town, in Karnataka's Udupi district. It also has nearly 2500 faculty and almost 10000 other support and service staff.

    It is a good institute with all facilities and well recognised by all the institutions and many organisations will conduct recruitment drives on the campus. So there is no problem of the validity of your degree.
    You can visit their site for all the details in the following link.

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  • Sikkim Manipal Univesity provides a number of courses thigh the mode of distance education. This university provides the quality education in each sphere such as Humanities, B.Ed, MBA, M.Sc( IT) etc and the sole aim is to provide basic - concept to the aspirants by providing a session of doubt removal classes for the fixed period where the aspirants can sort out their issues.
    All the courses included are recognised through UGC and hence no complication would arise in course of employment or higher education.
    It is one of the top private university enjoying 5 th rank in India.

  • Sikkim Manipal University is a very large University in the private sector. The University is recognized by the UGC. All courses offered by this University are recognized. But, of late, some institutes offer some courses in the name of the University to fleece money from the unsuspecting students.
    I would advise you to check whether the course [M.Sc. (IT)] is originally offered by the University, or not, before taking admission.

    “Khamosh rahoon toh mushkil hain, keh doon toh shikayat hoti hain" (It is difficult to remain silent; But if I speak, they complain.) --------- Saba Afghani

  • Sikkim Manipal University is one of the prestigious universities of the country providing education to the thousands of students through distance mode. Msc IT course from the university is well recognised by AICTE. So, there is no problem in the validation of your degree.

  • 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
    ( 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 (

    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).(

    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
    Pin:110 002

    Distance Education Bureau (DEB) Camp Office
    UGC Office,
    35, Feroze Shah Road, New Delhi
    Pin:110 001

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