PRLog - June 16, 2010 - The line above may look very confusing especially when on the first look both seem to stand for the same meaning or denote the same thing. But when we look inside there is a huge difference that separates Bharat from India. Bharat stands for everything that is not modern India. Western lifestyle, fat salaries, sports cars, parties and lots of money determines a fast growing India. But what about the rest 70% of the country who still reside in Bharat. How do we make Bharat the new India?
The answer is higher education. While having cars and money is not sufficient to be a part of new India, what is important is to get higher education for better opportunities in life; something that most of us are not able to do at present. Though India has the highest number of institutes for higher education, the rates of people joining such places for pursuing higher studies is very low. Why is it so? Many factors are involved. Most of these institutes are in big cities where distance is a problem, money matters as course fees are abnormally high, and also the need for people from smaller families to start earning as fast as they possibly can to support their family are some of the reasons. Adding to this is the lack of good quality higher education, lack of teachers to take care of individual students and rigid timings of such places that does not allow one to study while they work and earn.
This is where Sikkim Manipal University comes in with the single aim of delivering high quality education anytime, anywhere making sure that Bharat catches up to India. Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education (SMU-DE) offers Post Graduate, Graduate, Post Graduate Diploma and Diploma programs across 10 disciplines mentored by the best of faculty and industry experts. The disciplines include Allied Health Sciences, IT, Mass Communication & Journalism, Biotechnology, Apparel & Fashion Designing, Hospitality, Telecom Technology, Commerce and Management. In addition SMU-DE has recently launched new and advanced specializations in Total Quality Management, Operations Management and Project Management for its MBA program.
Constant monitoring of the classes, individual attention to students, timely delivery of course materials, experts from the industry for guidance, placements and counselling are some of its highlights. The entire education pattern is totally based on student choices keeping in mind all the difficulties that Bharat faces so that they can be overcome permanently. Plus all our courses are recognized by UGC and other institutes.
Whether it was Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Abraham Lincoln or Swami Vivekananda, everyone emphasised on the need for quality higher education. It is time for Bharat not to lag behind but merge with India and our aim at SMU-DE is to give that chance to all students without any barriers.
About Manipal Education
Manipal Education is a pioneering and leading academic services provider in India. With over 50 years in the field of education, the group provides education services across all genres. The group’s presence includes 3 universities - Manipal University, Sikkim Manipal University, and American University of Antigua and over 30 institutions in India, besides colleges & campuses in Antigua, Dubai, Malaysia & Nepal.
Sikkim Manipal University 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 Distance Education Council has granted recognition to all Distance Education programs offered under the aegis of SMU (Sikkim Manipal University). The SMU Directorate of Distance Education is ISO 9001:2000 certified.
In addition to formal university programmes delivered through 5 campuses in India & 4 overseas, Manipal Education also offers Distance Education, Professional & Skills Education across multiple genres.
SMU-DE is recognised & appreciated by students for its efficient processes like prompt delivery of study materials to students, EduNxt initiative, conduct of scheduled examinations, on-time declaration of results & swift dispatch of certificates & degrees. Our students number of more than 3,00,000 across 52 countries points to the success of our program.
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