Top Distance MBA Colleges in India

Update on
June 16, 2020

There are hundreds of MBA colleges offering Distance MBA in India. But, there are only very few top distance leading management colleges that offer good value. Best Distance MBA colleges have a few common features: Recognition by UGC, good Brand name, Update curriculum and affordable fee.

 

Top 10 Distance Learning MBA Colleges in India
MBAUniverse.com experts have analyzed over hundred Distance MBA colleges and programs and have selected the best Distance MBA University and Colleges in India. Here is our list:

Distance MBA University/College

Key Strength

Distance MBA College Fee (2 Year Program)

NMIMS Global Access School for Continuing Education 

 

  • NMIMS University Brand

  • 200+highly qualified Faculty members

  • Wide range of 2 year and 1 year specializations

Rs. 83,000

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL)

  • Symbiosis University Brand

  • Large number of programs for every need

  • High acceptance in the industry

Rs. 37,000

IMT-Centre for Distance Learning (IMT-CDL) Ghaziabad

 

  • Sister institute of IMT Ghaziabad, a Top 20 B-school

  • Good acceptance in the industry

Rs. 88,000

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

 

  • Huge network of 378 IGNOU study/counseling centers

  • Affordable fee

Rs. 37,800

Sikkim Manipal University- Distance Education, Sikkim

 

  • Affiliated to Manu University, a well known Brand

  • 5 Lakh Alumni network

Rs. 80,000

Welingkar Institute of Management (WeSchool)

 

  • Part of WE School, one of the leading B-schools in Mumbai/Western India

  • Industry relevance curriculum with workshops, Industry visits, simulation games etc

Rs. 61,000

Amity University

 

  • 11 areas of specialization to choose from.

  • Dynamic course material shared electronically with 24X7 online learning facilities

Rs. 1,51,800

Annamalai University, Tamilnadu 

  • Well known Public University

  • Low Fee

Rs. 25,850

Note on Fee: Above mentioned fee covers Program Fee only. It does not include additional charges such as admission, processing, application fee, exam fee, exam fee, refundable deposits, GST charges etc. The fee information mentioned is as per the websites of the institutes as on 27th April 2018.

 

Now, lets us discuss in detail about the leading institutes that offer short term and long term distance MBA programs.

 

Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL) is located in Pune. It offers a wide range of Distance learning MBA programs across various industry sectors including International Business, Information Technology, Banking and Finance, Supply Chain, Customer Relationship, Insurance, Education, Business and Corporate Law and Entrepreneurship. 

 

Highlights

  • One of the largest autonomous distance learning education institutes in India.
  • Industry collaborations with leading organizations including IBM, Cognizant, Infosys, Ranbaxy, Collabera, Aditya Birla, Wall-mart, Vodafone and others.
  • Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning also offers placement assistance to the students.

Key Distance MBA Programs offered by Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning

Program Name

Duration

Cost

Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

24 Months

Rs. 37,000

Post Graduate Diploma in International Business (PGDIB)

24 Months

Rs. 37,000

Post Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management

12 Months

Rs. 23,000

 

NMIMS Global Access School for Continuing Education 
NMIMS Global Access School for Continuing Education (NGA -SCE), a branch of NMIMS University, is amongst the top players in the Distance Education field. It offers 2 year Post-Graduate Diploma Programmes and 1 year Diploma programs in various functional specializations of Management, such as Human Resource, Retail, Finance, Banking and Supply Chain.

Highlights

  • Fast growing distance learning institute with an innovative blend of investment in technology, value-added services to students.
  • Collaborations with leading organizations including American Express, Cipla, Bajaj Finserv, Jet Airways, Vodafone, Eureka Forbes, IBM and many others.
  • Over 200 faculty members comprising of highly qualified academicians and industry professionals.

Key Distance MBA Programs at NMIMS Global Access School for Continuing Education 

Program Name

Duration

Cost

Post Graduate Diploma In Business Management

24 Months

Rs. 83,000

Post Graduate Diploma In Human Resource Management

24 Months

Rs. 83,000

Diploma In Business Management

12 Months

Rs. 41,500

 

IMT-Centre for Distance Learning (IMT-CDL), Ghaziabad 
IMT-Centre for Distance Learning (IMT-CDL), sister institution of IMT Ghaziabad, offers a wide range of management and information technology programmes. The institute updates its curriculum on a regular basis to be in pace with the fast moving educational world.

Highlights

  • The institute offers comprehensive education technology platforms such as LEAD, Expert Connect, and Action Case Studies etc.
  • The institute offers insightful leaning videos and mock tests developed by some the world’s best known authors.

Key Distance MBA Programs at IMT-Centre for Distance Learning (IMT-CDL), Ghaziabad 

Program Name

Duration

Cost

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

24 Months

Rs. 88,000

PG Diploma in Business Administration

12 Months

Rs. 44,000

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) School of Management Studies
Starting its operation in 1987, the School of Management Studies IGNOU offers MBA along with a wide range of courses. Distance MBA at IGNOU is a 2 year programme, duly approved by UGC and AICTE. IGNOU follows a system of course-wise registration in its Management Programme. The Open University System is more learner-oriented and the learner is an active participant in the teaching-learning process. Most of the instruction is imparted through distance, rather than face-to-face communication. The University follows a multi-media approach for instruction.

 

IGNOU follows a modular approach in its programme offerings. For example, if a student takes admission into MBA and for some reason, is not able to complete all the courses he/she is provided with exit point. If s/he completes five (5) courses in a particular specialization alongwith one (1) compulsory basic course s/he would be awarded Post Graduate Diploma in that particular MBA specialization
 

IGNOU MBA Programme Details

  • Minimum Duration: 2 Years
  • Maximum Duration: 5 Years
  • Course Fee: Rs. 37,800
  • Minimum Age: No bar
  • Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria for admission to MBA programme would be as per the AICTE norms:
1. Any graduate (Including Chartered Accountancy/Cost Accountancy/Company Secretaryship) with 50% marks for general category/45% for reserved category as per government of India rules.
2. Student should ensure that his/her CGPA should meet the eligibility percentage requirement.
3. Clearance of OPENMAT entrance test of IGNOU conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA)
4. No age bar

Courses
The MBA Programme consists of 21 courses in all. The fees for each course is Rs. 1800/- (i.e. total fees is 21X1800 = Rs. 37800).These courses comprise of:

  • All the courses from MS-1 to MS-09 and MS-11
  • Five courses from anyone of the specialization stream
  • Compulsory Courses (MS-10, MS-91, MS-95) and any one elective course out of MS-92/93/94/96/97
  • Project Course (MS-100) equivalent to 2 courses

Sikkim Manipal University- Distance Education, Sikkim
SMU –DE is one of the leading players in Distance MBA education. The course duration of the distance MBA Degree Program from SMU-DE is a minimum of 2 years (4 semesters) and a maximum of 4 years.

 

Highlights:

  • 400+ corporate participation in providing placement support to students.
  • The institute boasts of 5 Lakhs Alumni from varied industry backgrounds.
  • Regularly updated, industry-relevant curriculum.

Key distance MBA Programs at Sikkim Manipal University- Distance Education, Sikkim

Program Name

Duration

Cost

MBA

24 Months

Rs. 80,000

Note on Fee: Above mentioned fee covers Program Fee only. It does not include additional charges such as admission, processing, application fee, exam fee, refundable deposits, GST charges etc. The fee information mentioned is as per the websites of the institutes as on 27th April 2018