Distance MBA in Pune
Pune being one of the major cities in India, is part of the major hubs for education, has a growing number of institutions, including distance education colleges, to support the working class. There are a number of well-known colleges in Pune, including Symbiosis International University, IISER Pune, Dr. D.Y Patil University, Savitri Bhai Phule Pune University etc.
There are a number of institutions offering distance management courses, including the Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Symbiosis Center of Distance Learning, ICFAI, IGNOU, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune University. Symbiosis University having its primary branch in Pune, is particularly well sought and famous, in the city. Furthermore, the city also has other colleges offering Distance MBA like the Bharathi Vidyapeeth, SMU-DE, Wisdom School of Management, etc.
Symbiosis University has all of its Distance MBA courses, AICTE and DEC approved, while D.Y Patil University being a UGC approved deemed to be University has its courses accredited by the NAAC, with A grade, and offers MBA courses for a duration of 2 years in 7 specializations, including IT management, Healthcare Management etc. Furthermore Bharati Vidyapeeth University of Pune offering Distance Learning has also been accredited by NAAC with A grade, and also has relevant DEC approvals.
Generally, the Distance MBA colleges require the student to be a graduate (minimum of three years) from a recognized university, and do not pose any age constraints (DY Patil University requires its students to be of a minimum age of 18). But, certain colleges including Bharati Vidyapeeth, have specific requirements to be met, for each distance MBA course, available at: http://www.bharatividyapeeth.edu/Apply+BVDU+Admissions/Distance+Learning/index.aspx. Furthermore, most colleges also require a minimum aggregate of around 50% to be eligible for admissions.
The Total fees at DY Patil University Distance MBA amounts to Rs50000, which has to be paid in 2 installments annually, through Demand draft payable at Pune, through any, nationalized bank. Similarly, the tution fees at Bharati Vidyapeeth University is Rs24000 per annum excluding the examination fees, to be paid through DD. Also, at Symbiosis University of Distance Learning the fees is around Rs30000 to Rs40000 based on the course opted for.
While Bharathi Vidyapeeth University offers a general MBA course and a specialization in Information Technology, DY Patil University offers specialization in a foray of courses including MBA in marketing, Hospital Administration and Healthcare Management, IT management, Project management, Operation Management, Finance management, and HR management. Similarly, Symbiosis offers specialization in Human Resource, Marketing, Finance, Customer Relationship Management, etc. Furthermore MIT school of Distance Education offers specialization in Retail Management, Risk and Insurance Management, etc.
Admissions at MIT School of Distance Education happen throughout the year, and the student may either walk in to the campus with the application form and required documents, or apply online, or submit the application form and DD by Post. Applicants to Bharati Vidyapeeth University must obtain the application (Information Brochure) form from the study centers at Pune, or other cities, and submit the documents along with the prescribed form, to apply for admission. DY Patil University follows similar admission procedure, where the student is required to submit the application in the prescribed form, available on their website.
Most colleges offer excellent Placement opportunities, for example MIT school of Distance Learning, provides placement support, and provides for students a placement form to understand the job eligibility of the students. The average package offered at MITSDE is around Rs25k per month, which varies with work experience. Similarly, DY Patil University has a separate placement cell, to help students and offers 100% Placement assistance