Distance Learning Mba in Karnataka in 2019

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Distance MBA in Karnataka

Karnataka a major state in South India is widely considered as the leading destination for higher education. Karnataka is home to a multitude of universities viz. Bangalore University, Karnatak University, Kuvempu University, Gulbarga University, Mangalore University, and Mysore University. The Engineering colleges of the state are primarily affiliated to Visveswaraya Technological University, and the state is also home to the prestigious IISc (Indian Institute of Science).


Karnataka State Open University located in Mysore, Karnataka is probably the numero uno institute for Distance Education in the state, and is widely acclaimed throughout the country, and has a large number of affiliations all through the country. Kuvempu University, located in Shimoga is another such university offering distance MBA courses to students. National Institute of Retail Management (NIRM) in Bangalore offers Distance MBA with specializations in Retail Management. Furthermore, the large state is not short of study centers of famous institutes such as that of SMU-DE (Sikkim Manipal University – Distance Education) and Symbiosis Center of Distance Learning.


The Karnataka State Open University has been recognized by the DEC (Distance Education Council), and is a regular member of the AIU (Association of Indian Universities, Delhi), and a permanent member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU, UK). Similarly Kuvempu University is also recognized by the UGC and the DEC, and is a regular member of the AIU. Visveswaraya Technological University, similarly recognized by the DEC has started offering Distance MBA courses from the academic year of 2013.

Eligibility Criteria

Karnataka State Open University requires its students to only be a graduate from any of the recognized universities in India. Kuvempu University requires its students to be a graduate from any recognized university with a minimum of 45% aggregate (Minimum 3 years) and also a pass in the entrance exam held by the university. Similarly VTU, admissions are available to graduate students from any of the Indian recognized universities, with a minimum f 50% aggregate score, and a pass in the entrance exam held by the university.

Fee Structure

KSOU Fee structure is different for different specializations in MBA the college offers. Fee for the Marketing, Finance, HR specializations is Rs70, 300, the fee for the Operations specialization is Rs33, 300, while for the other specializations the college requires a fee of Rs52, 300. The Fee at Kuvempu University is similarly only Rs38, 000 for the whole course. The fee payable at Kuvempu University is to be paid via DD addressed to the “Director, DDE, Kuvempu University”. Further the fee at KSOU maybe paid either through the online mode or through Demand Draft.

Specializations Offered

KSOU offers various specializations in its Distance MBA courses including Marketing, Human Resource, Finance, Operations, Retail, Tourism and Hospitality, Production, IT, Hospital Administration, and Banking and Finance. Similarly, Kuvempu University offers specializations in the popular courses such as the Human Resource, Finance, Marketing, etc.

Admission Process

The students applying to Kuvempu University, the students need to obtain the application form from any of the study centers after the entrance examination, and send the required documents (original for verification and photocopies) by post to the university. The admission fee must also be paid through Bank Challan, or Bank Draft. On admission an acknowledgement card will be issued to the student. Admission at KSOU is fairly simple, and involves an online application. The student needs to register, on the website, and apply, and take a print copy of the application. The student then needs to send his application, along with the required documents to the university. (Details available at www.ksoumysore.edu.in)


KSOU is one of the best universities in the country and has been continuously ranked at no.9 in terms of resources and reach. Similarly Kuvempu University is also widely revered as a good university for Distance courses and is ranked in the top 30 best universities.

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