Shanto-Mariam Institute of Creative Technology (SMICT), is an institution of Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology. It is the first and foremost Centre in Bangladesh to offer BTEC/Edexcel International, UK National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diplomas (HND) where students can get an International Diploma in Bangladesh at local cost. This Institute was set up to specialise in art and design subjects with emphasis on supplying skilled designers, knowledgeable in industrial technology and management, as well as design subjects necessary for the indigenous manufacturing industries in Bangladesh, as well as the rest of Asia. The National Diploma is the equivalent of "A" levels and the Higher National Diploma the first 2 years of a UK undergraduate programme. They have been developed in conjunction with industry and professional bodies to ensure they have the added value of preparing students for the world of work as well as higher education. The teaching method is to encourage students to learn through experience in a way that is commonly referred to as students –centred learning. These diplomas consist of 16/18 units and 2 years duration.
After completion of any of the above courses, a student has the opportunity to seek admission around 150 universities in UK, USA and Australia which have agreements with Edexcel to accept ND and HND quali¬cations including SMUCT.