Distance MBA in Delhi
Delhi the official capital of India is also the national capital for education. With prestigious institutes like the Delhi University, IIT Delhi, AIIMS Delhi, IGNOU, Jawaharlal University and Jamia Millia Islamia University the city is definitely one of the best places in Asia for education. Delhi has a multitude of colleges affiliated to universities for almost all specializations and courses, and is possibly the best the country can offer for education in a city.
New Delhi is home to the most prestigious Open University: Indira Gandhi National Open University, which offers correspondence courses in virtually every course and has study centers throughout India. Delhi University, located in the city also offers courses in Distance education and is highly sought after for all its courses. Among the private universities Amity School of Distance Learning, Amity University is a popular university. IIT Delhi also offers distance management courses for working professionals. Similarly there are various other universities and a large number of colleges spread throughout Delhi, offering Distance MBA courses.
IGNOU was established by an act of parliament 1985, and is the standard for distance education. IGNOU offers to approve other colleges and is perhaps the best distance education university in India. Delhi University similarly is one of the elite institutions offering Distance MBA courses. Amity University is approved and recognized by the UGC, AICTE and the Distance Education Council (DEC). Jamia Millia Islamia University is also recognized by the DEC, and offers quality correspondence courses in management, albeit not a MBA course.
IGNOU requires its students to be a graduate from any recognized university with a minimum aggregate of 50% or a professional degree with a minimum of 50% marks. Additionally the students need to clear the OPENMAT test conducted by IGNOU. Delhi University requires its students to be a graduate (minimum 3 years course) with a minimum of 50% marks, and have at least 3 years full-time work experience. Amity University applicants are to have a graduate degree from a recognized university (of minimum 3 years, Diploma is not acceptable), and the general schooling certifications.
The Fee at IGNOU is only Rs. 31,500 for the Distance MBA course. The MBA course has 21 courses in all, and the fee is Rs 1500 per course, amounting to Rs 31,500 totally. The fee at Amity University for the Distance MBA course with online support is fairly high at around Rs1,25,000 for the whole course, while it is considerably low at Rs 65,000for the correspondence course without personal e-assistance. The fees at Amity can be paid either on a one-time basis or in installments.
IGNOU offers Distance MBA with specializations in Human Resource, Financial Management, Operations Management, Marketing Management, and Financial Markets Practice. Amity University offers a multitude of specialization options including Hospitality Management, Petroleum and Gas Management, Retail Management, Operations Management, Marketing and Sales, Information Technology, Insurance Management, etc. Colleges in the city such as SMU-DE Study center, CIMT Noida, International Institute of Management and Technical Studies (IIMT) affiliated to other universities also offer the popular specializations in HR, Finance management, etc.
The admission procedure at IGNOU is simple; the students must obtain the prospectus from either the official website, or through post, by paying the required amount. Form 1 has to be filled and sent to the IGNOU HQ. The student must attend and pass the OPENMAT, and then apply for MBA admission. The student will be offered admission after all his documents have been verified. Amity University on the other hand follows a less rigorous admission procedure where the students only have to apply online and upload the documents, and are offered admissions on verification of the documents.
IGNOU is constantly ranked at No. 1 position for distance learning education universities in India, and is the standard university for Distance MBA. Delhi University is also ranked in the top 10 universities for distance education, (although it doesn’t offer the classic MBA course, it offers other management courses). Amity University is ranked at No. 7 in the list of best distance learning institutes, while is ranked at No.1 for its Distance MBA course.