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Top Distance MBA programs in India

MBA programs are undoubtedly one of the most prestigious and sought-after courses in India. Every year, more than 6lakhs students graduate with an MBA degree. With a competitive market and demanding job profiles, MBA gives you an edge over the others.

While most people choose to go for regular MBA, there are some who might seek Distance MBA programs. Distance MBA has its own perks as it gives you the liberty to work and study simultaneously. Distance MBA holds are much credibility as a regular MBA if done from a good college with an acceptable and competitive grade point.

In this article, we have presented a list of most popular Distance MBA universities in India.


Annamalai University

Annamalai University is the most sought-after and reputed university in the southern region of India. It is one of the oldest extant university established in the year 1929 and is recognized by UGC.

Eligibility criteria

One would need to have a bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years or more in any field with a minimum aggregate of 50%. One can also apply in the final year of his/her graduation study.

Courses offered

1) MBA

2) MBA E-Business

3) MBA International Business

4) MBA Human Resource Management

5) MBA Marketing Management

6) MBA Financial Management


The total fee is around Rs. 38,500.

Sikkim Manipal University

The university was established in the year 1992. Sikkim Manipal University is recognized by UGC and offers AICTE approved courses. Sikkim Manipal is one of the most reputed distance learning college in India. It has risen up the standards of Distance Learning and has set up a benchmark in the field.

Eligibility criteria

A bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years in an field with an aggregate of 50 % is required. The university also accepts exams like CAT/MAT scores.

Courses offered

1) Marketing Management

2) Information Systems Management

3)) Human Resource Management

4) Finance Management


The course fee is around Rs 49,600.


Indira Gandhi Open University

The university was established in 1985, it is the world’s largest Open University in terms of the number of students enrolled. IGNOU is recognized by the UGC and ranks among the top universities in India.

Eligibility criteria

The applicant needs to have a bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years in any field with a minimum aggregate of 50% for the general and 45 % reserved category. One will have to clear the OPENMAT exam conducted by IGNOU.


The total fee for the course is around Rs. 31,500.



Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies

NMIMS was established in 1981 and is UGC recognized. The University ranks among top 10 B-schools in India for regular MBA course. It ranked 2nd in the lost of top B-Schools offering distance education in India by Zee Business.


Eligibility criteria

One needs a bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years in any field with a minimum of 50 % aggregate. One would also need to clear a written exam like CAT to get the admission.

Course offered are

  1. Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management
  2. Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management
  3. Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade Management
  4. Post Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management
  5. Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  6. Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance Management
  7. Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management


The total fee for the program is about Rs.62, 000.


ICFAI University

Established in 1984 ICFAI is a well reputed name in the field of distance education. ICFAI was and has various programs.


One needs to have 3 years Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% from a recognized university. One can apply in the final year of his/her bachelors also.

Course Offered

The MBA program is very popular; it is divided into 5 modules. The 3rd module is an elective module and one can choose from any of the following courses.

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Finance
  • Operations
  • Risk Management
  • Global Markets
  • Retail Management
  • Pharma Management
  • Hospital Administration
  • IT & Systems


The total fee is anywhere between Rs. 60-75,000 based on the course one has chosen. Professional who wishes to take admission into the Executive MBA program has to pay course fee of Rs.1, 55,000.


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