Distance Learning Mba in Bangalore in 2020

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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).

Institute Degree/Diploma Duration
Bangalore University Distance Education Diploma 2 years
IGNOU, Jayanagar Diploma 1 year
Xaviers Institute of Business Management Studies Degree & Diploma 6 months-2 years
Annamalai University MBA 2 years
Bharathiar University MBA 2 years
PRIST, Centre for Distance Education MBA 2 years


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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.

Fee Structure

Institute Name Distance MBA Fee
Bangalore University Rs 7480

(Rs 1600 extra for students who have passed the qualifying examination from outside Karnataka)

Xaviers Institute of Business Management Studies Rs 50,900
Annamalai University Rs 26,000
Bharathiar University Rs 26,100
PRIST, Centre for Distance Education Rs 41,265

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-

Institute Specializations
Bangalore University
Xaviers Institute of Business Management Studies
  • MBA
  • Masters in International Business
  • Masters in Human Resource Management
  • Masters in Management Studies
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management
Annamalai University MBA in –
Bharathiar University MBA in –
  • General Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Tourism and Hotel Management
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Service
  • Investment
  • Retail Management
  • Hospital Management
  • International Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Retail Management
  • Information System Management
  • Services Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Export Management
  • Project Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Technology Management
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Retail Store and Visual Merchandising
  • Quality Management & Quality Techniques
  • Retail Marketing and CRM Management
  • International Business Management
  • Technology Management
  • Banking Management
  • International Marketing
  • Business Environment & Ethics
  • Strategic Management
    Aviation Management
PRIST, Centre for Distance Education MBA in –
  • General
  • Financial Management
  • Hospital Management
  • Human Resource
  • Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Tourism Management

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.

Admission Procedure

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.

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