Andhra University Distance MBA
Andhra University is one of the oldest universities in the state and is accredited by the NAAC with an “A” grade. Established in 1972, the school of Distance Education has forever since been a pioneering institution in the field of open distance learning. The university at present has 34 study centers throughout the country, dealing with contact classes, dissemination of forms, admissions, etc.
Admissions are usually undertaken during June – August of the particular year. The candidate may obtain the application form from any of the information centers by paying an amount of Rs300/- , they may also download it from the official website of the university, however the candidate will need to send a DD of Rs300/-along with the application. The candidate may also request the application form by post by sending a Demand draft of Rs350/- in favor of the “The director, School of distance education, Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam-3”
The candidate must properly fill in the application form, and send the application along with the proper enclosures including the educational certificates, Caste certificate (if applicable), migration certificate, etc. The application forms must be sent to the university for processing, and the candidate will be offered a provisional admission after verifying his qualification in the ICET (Integrated Common Entrance Test for MBA and MCA) or the entrance exam held by Andhra University. The student is finally offered admission after verification of all his documents, and is required to pay the fee of the course, as prescribed for the first year.
Further details of the admissions and other information may be obtained from the information centers through the notifications published frequently.
For the MBA course at Andhra University the institute requires that the student pay an amount of Rs15, 000/- in the first year, Rs10, 000/- in the second year, and Rs5, 000/- in the final year of the course. For the Executive MBA course, the student needs to pay Rs20, 000/- in the first year, and Rs10, 000/- in the second year. It must be noted that the university accepts payment only though Crossed Demand Drafts, payable through any bank at Vishakhapatnam, in favor of the “Director, The School of Distance Education, Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam-3”.
The university provides no scholarships to any of its students, and expects all of its students to pay the full tuition fee amount, for all of its MBA courses.
For eligibility into the MBA course, the university requires that the student be a graduate from any of the recognized universities (except BFA and BA OL) with a minimum aggregate of 50% (45% for SC/ST/OBC Categories). The candidate must have studied mathematics as one of the subjects in the high school, and also must qualify the ICET (Integrated Common Entrance Test for MBA/MCA) or the entrance exam held by Andhra University.
For admission into the Executive MBA course the applicant must, in addition to the aforementioned criteria should also have a work experience of a minimum of two years.
The university does not offer a very large variety in terms of specializations except the few noted and popular course specializations. The specializations are available in
- Human Resource Management
- Finance Management
- Marketing Management
- Hospital Management.
For the Executive MBA, the university offers specialization in
- Human Resource
Andhra University is a NAAC Accredited university, with an “A” degree, with a respectable score of 3.65, and is widely recognized for all its courses. The Distance Education council approves the university as specified, here: http://www.andhrauniversity.edu.in/sde/DEC-SDE.rar
Andhra University is one of the oldest institutes in South India, and was established only second after Mysore University. The university is also well ranked among the best institutes in India for distance education. It is ranked 20th by Careers360 in its 2012 survey of the best distance education institutes.
The important dates for admissions into the MBA course for the academic year of 2014 according to the notification are:
- Sale of applications:
- For Entrance Examination: 25/06/2014
- For admissions: 02/07/2014
- Last date for receipt without a fine:
- For Entrance Examination: 28/07/2014
- For admissions: 24/10/2014
- Last date for receipt with fine
- For Entrance Examination: 05/08/2014
- For admissions: 31/10/2014
- Date of Entrance Examination: 24/08/2014 (Sunday)
For any enquiries about admissions and academics at the university, the applicant may contact at:
School of Distance Education,
Visakhapatnam - 530 003
Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.
MBA / Executive MBA courses' Admissions, schedule of classes and Examinations: 0891-2548522, 0891-2844146, and 9963474714
The university sends its study materials to the students through post, but the institution also has a well-structured group of 34 study centers, for contact classes, and providing the resources to the students. The contact details of the study centers are given at: http://www.indiastudycenter.com/Univ/States/AP/Andhra-University-SDE/Study-Centres/default.asp