Last Modified : January 28, 2015
University Grant Commission or the UGC is the authority that governs college education. It provides grants and monetary assistance to colleges that are recognized and affiliated to it. It oversees the syllabuses being taught in colleges and tries to improve overall college education. Colleges which offer degrees in subjects such as Physics, History, English, Accountancy etc. are affiliated to it. Colleges that offer MBA programs are recognized by the UGC.
If you intend to get an MBA done, then you should aim for a college that has UGC or AICTE affiliation. If the degree that has been conferred on you is not affiliated to any state governing body, then that degree will be of little use. Even distance learning centers get their degrees recognized by the UGC.
Surveys have been conducted among various UGC recognized universities and institutes that offer distance MBA programs and a comprehensive list has been drawn up. The list has been prepared keeping in mind the course and syllabus, the easy of completion of course (whether students will get assistance when they are trying to enroll in the course, classes for specific subjects, assignments and project work) and the examination being conducted by the distance MBA learning institute (the transparency in the examination process, the pass percentage for students etc.).
The top UGC recognized Distance MBA education schools have been discussed below:
IGNOU– IGNOU is the world’s largest open learning university and has more than 3.8 million students. The IGNOU courses have been adjudged to be quite close to regular courses taught in regular colleges. You need to fulfill a number of criteria in order to get admitted to IGNOU. The study materials will be sent to your residence.
Symbiosis– The Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning is an affiliate of the Symbiosis International University in Pune. The SCDL has been given the 2nd slot in a survey of distance education directorates by DNA Indus Learning Survey. The university has a direct admission policy.
IMT Ghaziabad– The Institute of Management Technology in Ghaziabad is placed among the top 10 MBA colleges in the country. The Center for Distance Learning allows students to take direct admission. Interested candidates need to have either 2 years of experience after graduation or need to be graduates in the 10+2+3 or 11+1+3 format. The fees charges by the institute for the program is quite reasonable.
Sikkim Manipal Univeristy– The Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education has been ranked among the top 5 distance education universities. It has study centers in more than 310 towns in the country. To pursue a degree from the institution, you need to have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 40% marks.
Amity University– The Amity University offers students the scope to complete a 2 year MBA program through online or distance mode. Candidates need to have 40% in graduation at least. The Amity Directorate for Distance and Online Learning has been consistently awarded a top 5 position by Business Standard surveys.
The 2014 rankings are yet to be out. However, one can say with certainty that the above mentioned universities will make it to the top slot.
If you want to get MBA correspondence course done, then it is mandatory for you to go through the Distance MBA Universities in India 2014 Rankings.