National Institute of Business Management NIBM, PuneAdmissions 2019, Fee Structure, Eligibility

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Celebrating 25 years, NIBM, a unit of Kingster Education, is a premier online management institution in the country. All the courses under NIBM are online, providing students with the opportunity to combine their studies or work while pursuing a management certification. It is an ISO 9001:2008 certified educational institution with over a thousand students every year.

Admission and Application Procedure 

Online Mode: The admission procedure is very easy and takes around 3-5 minutes to complete. Students are provided with an online application form which needs to be filled. After completing the application, the course fees in full needs to be remitted online via credit/ debit card or via NEFT.

Offline Mode: Students will need to provide a few details and download the free prospectus given here The application attached to the prospectus should be printed and sent to the NIBM office (Contact details given below). The course fees can be transferred either by NEFT (Details provided upon online inquiries) or paid online via the portal here using a Credit/Debit card or PayUMoney.

NRI or Foreign students will have to transfer the fees via PayPal using the PayPal ID [email protected]. No other mode of payment is accepted. Please contact the institution using the enquiry form on the official website for more details.

URL for Online Application:

Once the admission procedure is complete, the applicant will receive login details for the student portal which can be accessed for study materials and examination registration.

Note – There is no separate prospectus or application fee that has to be paid. No supporting documents are required during the registration.

Address for sending documents:Please contact the institution about the address in the enquiry form.

Last Date of Application: There is no specific last date of application for admission is done on a rolling basis and as per availability of study materials.

Fee Structure

NIBM offers only Masters of Business Administration (MBA) courses in two modes – Normal Mode and Fast Track Mode. The course fees have to be paid in a lump sum along with the filled-in application form via the online payment gateway. No instalment system of payment is allowed. For one year online MBA in the normal mode, the course fees is Rs. 7500. For two years of MBA studies with two choices of electives and online Executive MBA, the fees is Rs. 14700 and Rs. 12000 respectively.

For the fast track mode of online coursework, an additional of Rs. 5000 on the total course fee for normal mode is applied. The duration of courses in the fast track mode is 6 months for one-year courses and 1 year for the two-year online course.

Note – Students living outside India need to pay additional costs towards courier expenses. An additional 15% of the total course fee is payable as service tax.


Since NIBM offers only online certification programmes, there are no scholarships available for students, irrespective of reservation. However, individual candidates may take the online counselling sessions to check for possible reduction in fees.

Eligibility Criteria

Age & Reservation Criteria: There is no upper age limit for admission to the online MBA programmes. Additionally, there is no relaxation in eligibility criteria or marks for reserved candidates.

Admission Criteria: For the one-year and two-year online MBA (General) courses, the minimum criteria for admission is Graduation/ DBA/ Diploma or equivalent from a recognized institute or university. For the MBA (Executive) course, the applicant must possess a minimum of 6 months of work experience in addition to Graduation/ DBA/ Diploma or equivalent.

Specialization/Courses Offered

The only Masters’ level course offered at NIBM Pune is MBA, both General and Executive with over 90 available electives. There are two modes of course completion – Normal Mode and Fast Track Mode, with two semesters per year depending upon the duration. The following are the available programmes-

  1. One-year MBA – 1 Elective (6 months in Fast Track)
  2. Two-year MBA – 2 Electives (1 year on Fast Track)
  3. One-year Executive MBA – 2 Electives (6 months in Fast Track)

The complete list of electives can be found here


NIBM Pune is an autonomous institute that provides certificate courses for MBA candidates. Thus, AICTE or UGC – Distance Education Council are not involved in the delivery of online MBA certification. However, NIBM is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified institute, which is a benchmark for quality all over the world.


NIBM is a unit of Kingster Education and as an autonomous institution, it has no formal ranking along with other higher education institutions.

Important Dates

Admission to the online MBA programmes are done on a rolling basis. However, examinations are taken four times a year and hence candidates are advised to consult a student representative through the official website for advice regarding joining term.

Contact Details

Head Office: National Institute of Business Management, A Unit of Kingster Education Pvt. Ltd., 1st Floor, Swathanthriya Samara Smrithi Bhavan, Nandavanam Road, P.O. Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala – 695033

Administrative Office:National Institute of Business Management, A Unit of Kingster Education Pvt. Ltd., No.5, 1st Main Road, Kamaraj Nagar West, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai – 600041, Tamil Nadu.

Phone: (Head Office) 0471-2334001/02/03 (Administrative Office) 044 – 65651502/ 65553054/ 65553254


There is an online chat and contact form on the official website that applicants can fill out for both counselling and admission queries.

Email:[email protected]




NIBM has an established Placement Assistance Cell in order to guide all its students pursuing MBA towards placement in the government or other industries. The Cell helps in building student profiles via pre-placement webinars and offering full-time positions in both India and abroad to well-deserved candidates. Candidates are advised to contact the placement cell for any assistance after/ during course completion.

Study Centers

Since the entire coursework is provided and taught online, there are limited designated study centers. However, semester examinations are held both online and across India in almost every major city, few of which include New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. The complete list of examination centersis given here

Distance MBA Course

Eligibility and Application Procedure: Please refer to Section 2 and 5 for eligibility criteria and admission procedure. Briefly, the application for admission must be filled online and payment remitted through the designated portal at

Fee Structure: The fee structure is as follows-

  1. One-year MBA – Rs.7500
  2. Two-year MBA – Rs.14700
  3. One-year Executive MBA – Rs.12000

An additional Rs.5000 is required for the same courses in Fast Track Mode.

Specializations Offered:NIBM offers 90 specializations as electives for its MBA courses, some of which are Advertising Management, Architecture Design, Airport Management, Banking Management, BPO Management, Corporate Communication, E-commerce, Event Management, Hotel Operations, Human Resources, Journalism, Law, Logistics and Spupply Chain, Market Research, Mass Communication, Oil and Gas Management, Pharmaceuticals, Production, Sales Management, TQM, Telecommunications, Tourism and Hospitality, to name a few. The complete list can be found here

Sylllabus Outline: The following courses are mandatory for all MBA programmes for the 1st semester –

  1. Principles &Practice of Management
  2. Human Resource Management
  3. Financial Management
  4. Marketing Management
  5. Organisational Behaviour
  6. Principles of Economics

The 2nd semester includes International Law, Strategic Management, Business English(for 1-year course only) and Management Information System(for 1-year course only)along with one or two electives depending on the course opted for. Coursework for the two-year programme is given here .A case study will be included in every even semester.




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