Distance MBA in Indore
Indore is one of the largest cities of the state of Madhya Pradesh, and also has some of the most prominent educational institutes in the region including the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, and Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS) one of the popular engineering colleges in the city. Furthermore, Indore is the only city that is home to both an IIT, and an IIM.
Devi Ahilya University (DAVV in popular culture) is perhaps the sole university in the city that offers the Distance MBA course indigenously in the city. The city further has a proliferating bunch of colleges affiliated to the university offering Distance courses. Amity University, Symbiosis Center of Distance Learning, EduKart (Correspondence course provider affiliated to various universities), SMU-DE, etc. have their centers in the city.
Devi Ahilya University offers Distance MBA courses that are approved by the AICTE, and the DEC. It is different from the other distance courses in that they offer extensive counseling sessions for each subject. EduKart.com offers courses from UGC/DEC approved universities including NMIMS, KSOU, TNOU, etc. Similarly, Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, SMU-DE, and Amity University also do offer approved courses for MBA in the city.
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyala, requires its applicants to possess a bachelor’s graduate degree from any recognized university in any discipline with a minimum aggregate score of 45% (40% for SC/ST/OBC). Other institutions in the city that have their study centers also do have similar criteria, and require the students to have a graduate degree in any discipline to apply for admissions. Age is no bar.
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyala, Institute of Management Studies prescribes a fee of Rs7, 000 per semester for its MBA Distance Education course. The fee is to be paid through Bank Draft, or through the online mode using Credit/Debit Card. Sikkim Manipal University- Distance Education for its 2-year MBA course prescribes a fee of Rs15, 000 per semester, while other national institutes of the likes of Symbiosis Center of Distance Learning has a fee of Rs30, 000 for its Post graduate Diploma Course in Management. The fee may be paid through Bank draft or through the online mode.
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyala, offers Distance MBA specializations in Finance Management, E-commerce, Disaster Management, Human Resource, Hospital Administration, and Marketing Management. Other institutions in the city provide with varied specializations, such as Human Resource, Finance Management, Information Systems Management, Banking Management, Total Quality Management, International Business, etc.
The admissions at Institute of Management Studies, Devi Ahilya University are fairly competitive and are done through a counseling procedure after submissions of applications from prospective applicants. The university resorts to an internal entrance exam when the number of applicants exceeds the intake capacity. The admission procedure at other institutes is fairly simple. The candidate needs to obtain the application form from the study center or online, and submit the duly filled form along with the required documents, and await the admission confirmation. On confirmation, the candidate will usually need to pay the first installment of the fee.
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyala, (IMS Indore) is widely acclaimed in the state and is highly ranked not only in the field of distance education, but also is one of the top B-schools in the full-time study scheme.