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IGNOU Distance Education

Block 12, IGNOU Maidan Garhi,New Delhi – 110 068


Approved By: UGC       Type: Public

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About IGNOU


The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), was established in the country in the year 1985 under the act of the Parliament. The organization aimed at conveying a world class quality of higher education with respect to various disciplines starting from science and technology; quality management and most significantly in business administration. The basic objective was to enroll students through distance learning.The students belonged to the following three categories of:

  • Those who reside in very remote areas of the province and access to any recognized organization for higher education is very difficult.
  • Those who are unable to attend regular course classes because of their financial and other possible constraints.
  • Those who want to obtain higher educational qualification while they are working as professionals.

The university is recognized and accredited by University Grants Commission for Distance Education (UGC), National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP), Council of Architecture (COA), The Institution of Engineers (India), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

The distance MBA course introduced in the IGNOU policy could be finished within the minimum duration of 2.5 years and could be extended to a maximum of 8 years. Though the duration of the course is appealing and munificent, however the organization always recommends that the students should be able to complete the course within the minimum time course. This will eventually help the student to stay decisive and persistent thereby obtaining the degree with the least delay and a good position in the leading multi-national companies.

The organizations have the following 11 subjects

  • Management Functions and Behaviour
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Economic and Social Environment
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Management of Machines and Materials
  • Marketing for Managers
  • Information Systems for Managers
  • Quantitative Analysis for Managerial Applications
  • Managerial Economics
  • Organisational Design, Development and Change
  • Strategic Management

IGNOU Distance Course Offered


MBA Programs:-The student can study among the five specialization subjects

  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Markets Practice

BBA Programs:- Bachelors of Business Administration in Retailing (BBARL) is one of the eminent undergraduate courses of management under SOMS. The following are the criteria:

  • The Course duration of BBARL is a minimum of 3 years to a maximum of 6 years.
  • There is no age limit regarding this particular course.

IGNOU Admission Eligibility Criteria


MBA Eligibility:-The Student should be Graduate in any discipline with 50 % marks of General Category and 45 % marks for reserved category.

BBA Eligibility:-There are two categories:

Category A (Direct Entry)

  • The candidate must possess a minimum qualification of 12th or equivalent standard.

Category B (Sponsored Admission)

  • The candidate must possess a minimum of 12th or equivalent qualification.
  • The Company must submit a letter issued by competent authority written on the Company’s letterhead and an application by the applicant to the Institute.

Reservations are also provided to the students based on government guidelines.

Entrance Exam Required for IGNOU Distance MBA Admission


The students should have addressed OPENMAT and send it to the IGNOU Headquarters (address given below), before the last date of submitting form.

Registrar Student Evaluation Division,

Block 12, IGNOU Maidan Garhi,New Delhi – 110 068

IGNOU Distance MBA Admission Procedure


Students looking admissions into IGNOU distance learning courses can fill up the application form available on IGNOU website.

​Students can make the payment On campus or through credit/debit card and Internet banking facility.

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IGNOU Distance MBA Fees 2020


MBA Fees:-The total fees structure for the distance education program for obtaining master’s degree in Business Administration is ₹ 37,800. Following is the distribution for the same:

Number of CoursesFees (per course)Total
21180021*1800= 37,800

A unique feature that IGNOU has introduced in its curriculum is that foreign students from countries belonging to SAARC and other countries can enrol for the MBA program.

 Number of CoursesFees (per course)Total
SAARC countries21300021*3000=63,000
Other countries2116,00021*16000=3,36,000

BBA Fees:- The Course fees for Bachelors in Business Administration in Retailing in IGNOU is 27000 INR. The candidates need to submit the fees at a time. The Institute provides no EMI facility.

IGNOU Admission Important Dates 2020


Due to the spread of COVID19 and national lockdown, IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 exam has been extended from 27th may to 30th April.All important dates are given below:-

S.No.OPENMAT 2020 RegistrationImportant Highlights
1Registration Commences28th February 2020
2Registration Closes30th April 2020
3Mode of ApplicationONLINE ONLY
4Where to Applyntaignou.nic.in
5OPENMAT Application FeeINR 600/-
6Relaxation in Application FeeThere is NO relaxation in OPENMAT application fee for any reserve categories
7Mode of Fee PaymentONLINE – Debit/Credit card and Net Banking

IGNOU TEE Exam Form Submission Last Date for June 2020 also extended.For more details:- Click here

For Latest Information about IGNOU TEE Exam June 2020 Assignment Submission Date :- Click here

IGNOU Work Based Learning Initiative BBA (SM) Admission 2020:- Know More

IGNOU Distance MBA Rewards and Review


Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is a government of India recognized University offering various recognized courses. It is one of the best and largest known Open universities in India.  It has the highest number of students across the globe and provides an effective experience for everyone aspiring an MBA degree over long distance. The degrees and diplomas from IGNOU are recognised by all the members of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and approved by AICTE, UGC and DEC.

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