Directorate of Distance LearningEIILM University

Apart from formal University programs, EIILM University is offering comprehensive Distance Education and Professional Skills programs across multiple fields. EIILM University - Directorate of Distance Learning offers programs in Masters, Bachelors, Diploma and PG Diploma levels in various disciplines like Management, Information Technology, Hospitality & Tourism, Engineering, Journalism & Mass Communication, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Apparel & Fashion Design, Social Science, Art and Commerce.

The University despite being located in the hilly backward area of Sikkim, has robust IT enabled infrastructure. Computerization of the processes for the Online Student-Faculty Interaction like Query Handling, Online Live Chatting, Online Discussion etc. are very satisfactory. The faculty members are well versed with the operations of the virtual platform & the live online operational model. The processes from Admission, Examination to Result Declaration, Courseware Packaging & Dispatching are also computerized.

The University is in the process of implementing “IntelliEXAMS” a composite Software package encompassing Admission to Examination processes from MindlogicX.
Courses* offered are recognized by Distance Education Council, New Delhi.


The main objectives are:

1. To provide facilities of higher education to the working population, women and adults, who wish to upgrade their education or acquire knowledge in various fields.

2. To provide education for Economically Backward and such other people who cannot attend regular face to face class room teaching.

3. To help the students to upgrade educational qualification, for academic achievements in the process of lifelong education.

4. To develop education as a lifelong activity so that the individual can refresh his/her knowledge or he/she can acquire knowledge in new areas.


1. The Directorate of Distance Learning (DDL) is presently located in its own building of about 6000 square feet area.

2. Curricular contents, mode of examination and the degrees to be awarded are the same as applicable to the students of the regular programs of the University.

3. The learning process of the DDL is mainly through the medium of printed study materials. Self Learning Materials (SLMs) are in the Block/Unit format as per the DEC specifications. The university has planned to put the Self Learning Material on its website and the same will be readily accessible to the enrolled students.

4. Audio Visual and Electronic aids are being added in some subjects as a reference resource.

5. The University is also developing the Virtual Learning Class-rooms (VLC) facility for the students.

6. Assignments are distributed online on website; e-mailers and Hard Copy through Indian Post to inaccessible and to other through Courier.

7. The DDL has an independent Library and Four reading rooms for the students. Forty thousand books are available with journals of national and international repute.

8. Guidance Lectures and Practical Classes are conducted every year through Personal Contact Programmes (PCP).

9. Counseling to the students at any time during office hours at Head Quarter is available by the core faculty.


The methodology of instructions at DDL of the University of EIILM is different from that of the conventional University.

Our system is more learner-oriented & the learner is an active participant in the teaching-learning process.

DDL follows the multimedia approach in instruction. It comprises:

• Printed study materials in English

• The question-papers in the subjects printed in English.

• Face to face interaction with teachers at PCP centers & Counseling at DDL by the Coordinators.

• Provision of virtual classes in near future


Graduate and Post Graduate Programmes.

To View the Distance Learning Website. Click Here

UGC Approved
Letter of UGC approval

EIILM University, Jorethang, Sikkim, is fully recognized and approved by University Grants Commission (UGC) and is established under Sikkim State Legislature ACT No. 4, 2006, Government of Sikkim. The Act was notified and published under the Government of Sikkim Gazette Notification No.28/LD/2006, dated April 3, 2006.

EIILM University is the First ISO 9001 : 14001 University in India

EIILM University is fully recognized and approved by University Grants Commission with the right to confer degrees as the per the UGC Act.

Clarification on AICTE approval: As per law, Universities do not require approval of AICTE to start or conduct technical programmes.Click Here to View Relevant Judgment.

Listing of EIILM University on Government Website: Click Here to view the official website of Department of Technical Education of Sikkim.


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