SMU DDE Launches Vidyadeep Scholarship for Distance Education Students

Sikkim Manipal University, Directorate of Distance Education has launched a nationwide scholarship named  Vidyadeep. The scholarship was launched by Anil Kumble, the Brand Ambassador of Manipal Education, and Brig. (Retd.) Dr. S. S. Pabla, Vice Chancellor, Sikkim Manipal University at the 2nd National Learning Centre Convention of SMU - DDE at Mysore on December 14, 2009.

SMU plans to offer it to 1500 meritorious and deserving students of University’s Distance Education (SMU-DE) programs. Out of these 1500 scholarships, 500 scholarships will be offered to students from

North East region alone.

It is a great opportunity as the Scholarships covers upto 100% of tuition fee. All students currently in the 1st to 5th semester for the streams of IT, Management, Journalism & Mass Communication, Fashion, Hospitality & Tourism, Allied Health, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics will be eligible.

Anil Kumble was all praise for the efforts of SMU-DDE in making quality higher education accessible to students and aspirants from the hinterland of India. He said, “Vidyadeep is a laudable initiative to help deserving students realize their educational dreams. I am sure this is a milestone in itself. SMU-DDE is revolutionizing distance education in India providing access and equity to all its students.”

SMU DDE Vidyadeep Eligibility:

• Low family income.

• Qualifying exam marks - an average of 45% and above

• Marks in last exam (for the 1st semester students)

I hope all the needy students will appreciate this gesture and avail the opportunity to continue their education.

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