Why should one opt for a Distance MBA from 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 institutes as well. Furthermore, being one of the major cities, it also houses IIM Bangalore (Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore) and Indian Institute of Science (IISC).
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. Refer IGNOU Distance MBA page more details.
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 offered by 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 of the other colleges such as the Indian Institute of Materials Management and BMS center of Distance education are DEC (Distance Education Council) approved.
- The basic eligibility criterion for admission into the Distance MBA program is graduation from recognized university. Some institutes also require the candidate to score at least 50% in his/her graduate degree.
- Most of the institutes do not have any age limit for candidates pursuing distance MBA. Therefore, candidates of any age with the required academic qualification can pursue this course.
- Some institutes also require the candidate to minimum work experience.
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.
||Distance MBA Fee
(Rs 1600 extra for students who have passed the qualifying examination from outside Karnataka)
|Xaviers Institute of Business Management Studies
|PRIST, Centre for Distance Education
The mode of payment is mostly online. Though some institutes also allow payments through offline mode NEFT/RTGS or Demand Draft.
Certain institutes like Amity University Online, allow candidates to visit their nearest information center for admission process, document verification, and fee payment.
The Distance MBA institutes in Bangalore offer MBA/PGDM program in different specialization as given below-
SMU-DE offers MBA in Human Resource Management, MBA in Healthcare Management, Finance Management, Information systems Management, etc.
Symbiosis MBA provide specialization 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 the 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 the 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. Placements at different colleges vary with college reputation as well as the student experience.