Pondicherry University Distance MBA
Pondicherry University is one of the largest universities in the country, and entered into the foray of distance education in the year 1995-1996. The university runs with the mission to cater to students with exemplary resources, and help those who would otherwise be unable to complete education in the on-campus mode. The University provides an innovative and job oriented MBA course, and enrolls over 2-lakh students in all of its courses.
The applicant can apply for admission online using the DDE link in the Pondicherry University Website. He may otherwise obtain the application form and Information brochure at the University, free of cost in person. The candidate may also obtain the information brochure and the Application form by downloading it from their website.
The candidate must send the duly filled in application form, along with the following documents:
- Demand Draft of the specified amount in the fee structure drawn in favor of the “The financial Officer, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry”; or the copy of the Challan paid at Indian Bank, in the A/C No specified; or he may submit the copy of the online payment slip paid through the DDE Link.
- Original and attested copies of the 10th Grade certificate, 12th Certificate, and the Degree.
- Copy of Photo-ID proof issued by the State/Central Government organization.
It must be noted that, no transfer certificate/Migration Certificate is required, and the candidate must receive his original document within a month of application, and the application without any supporting documents will be rejected completely.
The total fee for all the MBA courses except the Hospital Management specialization is Rs24, 925/- and for the MBA Hospital Management is Rs55, 500/-. The fee may be paid in installments, throughout the course. For the regular MBA course, the applicant must pay Rs9, 925/- at the time of admission and Rs5, 000/- in every subsequent semester. Similarly for the Hospital Management MBA course, the applicant must pay Rs18, 000/- at the time of admission and Rs12, 500 every subsequent semester. The university offers 100% fee waiver for Physically challenged students and 50% waiver for Defense Personnel, Widows, Prisoners, Non-teaching staff of Pondicherry University, etc.
The fee may be paid either through Demand Draft or using the Bank Challans at the designated banks.
The SC/ST students admitted to any of the DDE Programs can avail various scholarships offered by the Government. The SC/ST students are usually eligible for a full fee refund, and will have to apply separately to avail the benefit.
For the MBA degree from the Pondicherry University the candidate must possess a Degree from any of the recognized university, in either the 10+2+3 or 11+2+2 or 11+1+3 education system. For the MBA hospital management course, the candidate must have a medical related degree, such as the MBBS, Pharmacy, Dental, etc. The candidate may also have a degree with 2 years of experience.
Pondicherry University offers a wide variety of courses in its MBA stream. The specializations offered in the MBA courses are as follows: Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, International Business, General, Retail Management, Tourism, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Insurance Management, Hospital Management, and Entrepreneurship.
The joint committee of UGC, Distance Education Council, and AICTE recognizes the MBA courses offered by the Pondicherry University. The university is also accredited by the NAAC, and the university is a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the Association of Indian Universities. The MBA courses are job oriented and the university is well received and recognized.
Pondicherry University has been ranked 151st for its traditional course in the BRICS Rankings of 2014/15. The university has been ranked 14th by Careers360 in terms of study material for its distance education course. Pondicherry University is ranked 10th for its BBA course in Distance Mode. Overall the university is highly ranked, and is continually ranked among the Top 20-distance education institutes, based on perceptions, and facilities.
Admissions occur twice a year in two cycles, January and July. The important dates for admission in the academic year of 2015 are as follows:
- Last date for the submission of application form is 28th February 2015.
For any enquiries about admission into any of the distance education courses, the applicant may contact:
Directorate of Distance Education
Phone: 0413 – 2654439 & 2654441 / Fax: 0413-2655258
Email: [email protected]
The university holds its Personal contact program often at its study centers. The study centers also provide the students with study materials, a well-stocked library, and other facilities. The contact details of the PCP centers and the study centers are provided at: http://www.pondiuni.edu.in/content/pcp-centres