The mission and vision of distance learning education by Sikkim Manipal University is playing a vital role between the latest policies and the social demands. This department is working in three interlinked areas; it is generating lots of educational programs with all modern trends focusing on economical viability and social needs.
Being one of the largest distance learning groups the educational workforce is divided into these categories; Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Science, Sikkim Manipal College of Nursing, Sikkim Manipal College of Physiotherapy and Sikkim Manipal Center for Nano Technology and Applied Adhesion are providing their education in the field of distance learning.
This co educational public fund established in 1995, has explored them as the leader of distance education. It is joint venture in between the Govt. of Sikkim and Manipal Educational Group. This university is recognized by Distance Education Council (DEC), University Grants Commission (UGC), Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD).
The location is in the border area of two neighboring countries which is giving an international angle to this educational group. Basically they endeavor their programs throughout the remote locations by the study centers regulating by them.