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.