Kapil Rawat|Oct 12, 2021
All about Distance MBA in India: Specializations, top colleges, fee, and admission
With the transition of education to online mode, Distance MBA has become a craze among management aspirants. Here is everything you must know about MBA via distance learning.
NEW DELHI: Distance MBA, today is in demand due to the transition of traditional education to online. MBA in distance learning is a two-year programme designed to develop and enhance the managerial skills needed to excel in a competitive corporate world. Distance MBA programmes can be pursued by graduates from any discipline and working professionals without risking their careers.
Not all MBA aspirants get the opportunity to pursue the MBA degree due to various reasons like full-time job commitments, financial constraints, locational disadvantages, poor academic record, or percentile/ score in MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, IIFT, SNAP, etc. For such aspirants, Distance MBA is a wonderful opportunity to achieve their career goals.
Specializations in Distance MBA
Though the number of specializations offered in distance MBA learning is limited as compared to a full-time MBA, there are still many choices that can direct your career. Some of the Distance MBA specializations are as follows:
MBA in Aviation Business Management
MBA in Banking and Finance
MBA in Biotechnology Management
MBA in Corporate Governance
MBA in Entrepreneurship
MBA in Financial Markets
MBA in Hospital and Healthcare Management (MBAHHM)
MBA in Hospitality Management (MBAHM)
MBA in Insurance
MBA in Information Technology Management
MBA in Management Accounting and Finance
MBA in Network Infrastructure Management
MBA in Retail Management
MBA in Textile Management
MBA in Services Management
MBA in Marketing/ Finance/ HR/ Productions and Operations Management
MBA in Telecom Management
Distance MBA in India: Top Colleges/ Universities and their fee structure
Distance MBA fees vary as per the institute. Some of top Distance MBA colleges and their fee structure is tabulated below:
Top Private Distance MBA Colleges in India
Directorate of Distance Education, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
Rs 50,600 (including exam fee-Rs 1,250 per semester)
Amity Directorate of Distance and Online Education, Noida
Jagannath University, Jaipur
Rs 58,000 (including exam fee-Rs 1,000 per semester)
Carreograph Institute of Management Studies, Kolkata
CCE UPES Dehradun
Institute of Distance and Online Learning, Chandigarh University
Venkateshwara Open University, Papum Pare
Global Open University, Dimapur
Prin LN Welingkar Institute of Management
Institute of Management Technology, Centre for Distance Learning, Ghaziabad
SVKM’s NMIMS University, Mumbai
Rs 1,44,000 (Pro)
Top Government Distance MBA colleges in India
School of Distance Education, Andhra University
Rs 35,000 (Rs 50,000 for MBA- Hospital Administration)
Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai
Centre for Distance Education, Anna University, Chennai
Rs 18,650 (for the first semester)
Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University, Guwahati
Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University, Bhopal
Rs 16560 (Annual fee)
The minimum duration of the distance MBA programme is two years. The maximum duration is four years within which the enrolled students must complete the distance MBA degree.
Distance MBA in India: Admission process
Admission to the distance MBA programme is granted on the basis of a candidate’s performance in graduation and entrance examinations (in some institutes or universities). To get admission to the distance MBA programme, the candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria before filling up the MBA application form. Here are the steps to be followed for admission in MBA in distance learning mode:
Candidates need to fill the application form within the stipulated period of time once it is available on the respective institute’s website.
Fill the distance MBA application form only after reading the eligibility criteria. Submit the documents asked in the instructions.
Pay the requisite amount of the application fee (or the course fee) for final admission.
Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview (if any) or will be given direct admission.
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