Distance MBA in Bangalore
Bangalore being the IT hub of the nation, has a proliferating bunch of companies in the IT field, that have directly led, to the growth of the Technical as well as management colleges, making it the education haven for all the students. Bangalore consequently has a large number of Distance MBA colleges as well. Furthermore, being one of the major cities, it also houses an IIM (Indian Institute of Management) and the only IISc (Indian Institute of Science).
Various Universities in the city offer correspondence MBA courses, including the prestigious Bangalore University and IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) the Bangalore regional center. Also other universities such as the Annamalai University Chennai, the PRIST University center for distance education, Sikkim Manipal University, and the Bharatiar University (Tamil Nadu) have centers in Bangalore facilitating distance studies. Another popular option for students in Bangalore is the Symbiosis Institute for Distance Education.
The courses from Bangalore University, are recognized and approved by AICTE, and it offers four courses in Distance MBA each of duration of 1 year. Sikkim Manipal University is approved by AICTE and the DEC, Bharathiar University is approved by the NAAC with “A” grade, while most other colleges such as the Indian Institute of Materials Management and BMS center of Distance education are DEC (Distance Education Council) approved.
The applicants for the Bangalore University for the Distance MBA, need to be a graduate from any of the recognized university, with a minimum aggregate of 40% including all the languages. Similarly, to be eligible at SMU-DE the applicant needs to be a graduate (minimum 3 years) from any of the recognized universities. Other colleges, and universities require similar qualifications, for eligibility.
Bangalore University requires its students to pay Rs 7480, per semester for its distance courses, (Rs 1600 extra for students who have passed the qualifying examination from outside Karnataka). Similarly SMU-DE requires its students to pay Rs 13400 per semester (inclusive of the examination fee of Rs 1200). The Highest Fee is at Institute of Management Technology, which requires Rs 60000 as its total fees, while offering a Wi-Fi campus, and AC study rooms. SMU offers payment modes, including online payment as well as payment through Demand Draft. Most other colleges offer payment in installments, Demand Draft, Bank Challan and sometimes through Online modes.
SMU-DE offers MBA in Human Resource Management, MBA in Healthcare Management, Finance Management, Information systems Management, etc. Similarly, Bangalore University offers MBA specialization in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Marketing Management and Rural Management. Other colleges, similarly like Symbiosis MBA have popular course specializations in HR Management, Marketing Management, Finance Management, Retail Management etc.
The admissions Procedure at the distance education program are straightforward, and for example at SMU, require the student to fill the application form online, and visit the study center with the required documents.
Similarly, Symbiosis Distance education program requires the student to obtain the application form, by payment through cash or a hard copy through post. The student then has to courier the filled application to Symbiosis Pune campus, along with the documents. The students therefore basically have to apply for the application, and submit along with documents, either in-person, or through post. The counselors will then contact the students.
Many Distance Learning centers provide placement support, for example at Symbiosis Distance learning, the highest placement was around Rs 5 lakhs, with an experience of 10 years. Placements at different colleges vary with college reputation as well as the student experience.