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 Sikkim Manipal University - Directorate of Distance Education is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

•     Ranked 1st in a student perception survey among Top Distance Education institutes of India conducted by Careers360 Magazine and Yahoo!
•     Best B-School offering Management Education through Distance mode at 2nd Asia’s Best B-school awards
•     Dewang Mehta Business School Awards- Best Distance Learning programme
•     DNA-Best B-School for the use of Technology in providing Management Education in Distance Education
•     Star News- Best Management Education in Distance Education
•     Winner of e-India and e-Rajasthan Awards for Digital Learning ICT enabled University of the Year”