Why should one opt for a Distance MBA from Pune?
One of the prime cities in India, Pune is part of the major hubs for education. It has a growing number of institutions, including distance education colleges, to support the working class.
Below is a list of top Distance MBA Institutes in Pune–
There are a number of institutions offering distance management courses, including the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MITDE), 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 institutes 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. D.Y. Patil University being a UGC approved deemed-to-be-University, has its courses accredited by the NAAC, with A grade. It offers MBA courses for a duration of 2 years in 7 specializations.
Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune Distance Learning has also been accredited by NAAC with A grade, and also has relevant DEC approvals.
DY Patil Institute of Distance Learning is an active member of the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA).
Generally, the Distance MBA colleges require the student to be a graduate (minimum of three years) from a recognized university. They do not require any age constraints (DY Patil University requires its students to be of a minimum age of 18).
Certain colleges including Bharati Vidyapeeth, require the candidate to have at least 3 years of working experience prior to admission.
IGNOU requires the candidate to clear it own entrance test i.e OPENMAT.
Furthermore, most colleges also require a minimum aggregate of around 50% to be eligible for admissions.
NOTE- In some institutes, the minimum aggregate marks in graduation degree for reserved categories is around 45% or 5% relaxation.
The fee structure for popular distance MBA institutes in Pune is as follows-
|Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning
||1-5 yrs to 2 yrs
||Rs 30,000-40,000 (Depending upon the specialization)
|MIT School of Distance
||1-5 yrs to 2 yrs
|DY Patil Institute of Distance Education
|Bharti Vidyapeeth, School of Distance Education
|Suresh Gyan Vihar Univcersity Distance Education, Tadiwala Road
|Directorate of Distance Education, Sikkim Manipal University
Below is a list of specializations offered by the Distance Education Institutes in Pune-
|MIT School of Distance Education
||Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Total 14)-
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Total 7)-
|DY Patil Institute of Distance Learning
- Retail Management
- Production and Operation
- International Business
Admissions at MIT School of Distance Education happen throughout the year. The student may either walk into the campus with the application form and required documents. They can also 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. They need to 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 institutes offer Placement assistance to students through a dedicated placement cell. 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 Rs 25,000 per month, which varies with work experience.
Similarly, DY Patil University has a separate placement cell, to help students and offers 100% Placement assistance