Sikkim Manipal University
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Sikkim Manipal University Campus
|Motto in English||Excellence through Innovation|
|Chancellor||Balmiki Prasad Singh|
|Vice-Chancellor||Brig. (Dr.) Somnath Mishra (retd.)|
|Location||Gangtok, Sikkim, India|
|Affiliations||UGC, AIU, DEC|
Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) is a co-educational public-private funded university located in Gangtok, Sikkim, India. It was established in 1995 and is the first government-private initiative in the region.
The university was established in 1995, in accordance with the Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical and Technological Sciences Act, 1995 (Act No. 9 of 1995); with the aim of imparting exemplary educational opportunities and healthcare services in the State of Sikkim and country wide.
SMU provides courses in IT, Engineering, Management, Commerce, Hospitality, Journalism & Mass Communication, Biotech and Health Sciences. It has two constituent institutes: Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences (SMIMS) and Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT,. Apart from regular college-based programs, the university provides courses in distant education through Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education (SMUDE). The Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical and Technological Sciences, Gangtok is incorporated under the State Legislative Act (Act IX of 1995) of the Government of Sikkim. Sikkim Manipal University has a separate Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, with major subjects like English, History, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, and Commerce situated within the SMIMS Campus, this introduction of HSS has elevated the prestige of the University in the Himalayan Region, with efficient and energetic faculties.
SMU is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC), Ministry of HRD. It is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and recognized by Distance Education Council(DEC). But in January 2013 Distance Education Council Posted a notice showing the Recognition Expired and same can be Verified by link 
But SMU DDE has commenced admissions to all approved programs pursuant to the Order of the Hon'ble High Court of Sikkim (in WP No. 4 of 2013) dated 22.2.2013, by which the Hon'ble Court has permitted the University to continue acting in terms of earlier recognition, namely, recognition dated 15.10.2009 granted by DEC..
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- "About SMU". Sikkim Manipal University. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
- "Application Procedure". SMU. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
- "Accreditations". Sikkim Mani pal University. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
- http://www.dec.ac.in/Documents/Recogniton%20Expired%20-%20List%20-%2031.01.2013.pdf. Missing or empty