Is MBA degree from Sikkim Manipal university distance education is invalid?

From the year 16.10.2012 Sikkim Manipal University had not given further permission for running distance education courses. You can see this in website of University and its content publish in website of SMUDE

Dear Student,

SMU is known for many industry firsts.
But to us at the University, YOU will always come first.

You have witnessed, as a student of SMU, that it is our constant endeavor to keep our students first. With the vision to transform our students' lives, SMU's Directorate of Distance Education (SMU-DE) has redefined Distance education in the last decade by delivering industry relevant high quality content, ensuring on-time exams and results, award- winning technology enabled learning through EduNxt, and holistic and rewarding learning through Vidyadeep case study contests and scholarships. Our aim is to ensure that student outcomes are enhanced and our students get a headstart in furthering their academic and professional careers. The multitude of awards like the Careers 360 award, Competition Success Review award, Business World award, to name a few, and the faith of over 4 lakh students & alumni, is a reflection of our continuing effort to make quality education accessible to all those who seek a better future.

As you are aware, all educational institutes in India offering higher education are governed and approved by various regulatory bodies. SMU had been granted an Approval by the Distance Education Council (DEC) vide letter F.No. DEC/Recog/2009/3947dated 15.10.2009, for its several Programs in different streams. As the Approval was granted for a period of THREE years and would come up for renewal on 15.10.2012, the University applied on 10.7.2012 itself for a renewal of the said Approval. The University is in constant touch with the Authorities to expedite the process of approval, which is expected to take place in due course, with the visit of an Expert Committee to the University before grant of renewal.

Our University has always stood for the highest level of Governance and Compliance and it is this aspect, in addition to Quality education, that has made us your preferred University of choice. Students already admitted to the University before 15.10.2012, will continue in their respective Programs including re-registration for progression to further semesters, and completing their Programs successfully for award of Degree. However, in keeping with the spirit of the approval process for renewal of recognition, the University will not admit any new students after 15.10.2012 until further notice.

We understand this would mean an additional waiting time for many students eager to enrol at our University and we regret the same. We are however confident that you will not only appreciate our decision but actively support it as that is the only right way. We will reach out to all as soon as we get the approval so that you can then start your new enrolment process. We thank you for your understanding and patience.

Prof. Ramesh Murthy
Director - Directorate of Distance Education
Sikkim Manipal University