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Indira Gandhi National Open University

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Established : 1985 | Accredited/Approved : Distance Education Council | Affiliated : UGC

About Indira Gandhi National Open University

Also known as IGNOU, one of the noted and reputed universities spread across India, the central university is based in Delhi at Maidan Garhi. The name of this university came into existence after Indira Gandhi, our former Prime Minister of India. It was established in 1985 with the primary objective to serve the Indian population through Distance and Open Education. Since then, they have maintained the same quality of education and opportunities for all wedges of society.

  • The university is mainly focused on providing higher education regardless of their background by making them reach their goals and process in their career. They make you innovative and are perfect with the latest and up-to-date education system.
  • The programs they offer are flexible and affordable to everyone. The plans they offer include almost all the streams and courses to maintain, coordinate and promote the candidates.

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Government University

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Courses offered

Under graduation & Post graduation


No Scholarship Facility


8.6 Km from Delhi

IGNOU M.Sc and B.Sc in Distance Learning:

Both master's and bachelor's degrees are also available, like B.Sc and M.Sc programs. The students must have completed their bachelor's degree to pursue a master's and 10+2 to continue with a bachelor's degree.

  • The fee structure depends on the degree chosen by you for your M.Sc. It is INR 12,600 divided by INR 4,200 per year. The duration of the course is for 3 years under distance learning. M.Sc is 2 years course split into semesters.
  • M.Sc is 2 years course that can be pursued after the B.Sc program. The fee is INR 32,400, which can be split as INR 16,200 per year.

IGNOU MBA in Distance Learning:

The duration of MBA courses is 24 months or 2 years, split into semesters. Students willing to take admission must graduate from a reputed university with an aggregate of 50%. The fee structure for a distance MBA course is 31,500 for the full system.

There is an Online Application that students must fill out to take Admission to IGNOU. And students must have cleared competitive entrance exams for the eligibility criteria or appeared for the OPENMAT entrance test.

IGNOU Course Details & Fees:

Courses Name

Duration Period

Courses Fee in INR


2 Years



2.5 Years



2 Years


IGNOU Diploma

2 Years



3 Years


IGNOU B.Sc. Nursing

3 Years



3 Years



3 Years



2 Years



2 Years



2 Years



2 Years


Specializations of IGNOU Distance MBA:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Markets Practice, etc. 

IGNOU Admission Process:


Eligibility criteria

Selection process


Bachelor's degree in relevant stream with valid aggregate marks



Graduation with 50 % aggregate marks (45% for reserved category) in any domain from a recognized University

Based on the entrance exam score


Bachelor's degree in B.Com/ B.Sc. or its equivalent domain


IGNOU Diploma

HSC with valid marks



10+2 with relevant domain


IGNOU B.Sc. Nursing

HSC or any equivalent



HSC with useful marks in relevant subjects



10+2 or any equivalent exam score



Graduation with minimum aggregate marks from a recognized university with mathematics as one of the subjects in 10th and graduation



Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks from a recognized University.



Bachelor's degree with minimum 50% aggregate marks in Sciences/SS/Humanity/Commerce



B.Ed. with a minimum of 55% marks with 2 years of teaching experience in a recognized institute


IGNOU MCA and M.Com in Distance Learning:

  • The course duration is 3 years for MCA and 2 years for M.Com, and the maximum time will be given up to 6 to 4 years, respectively.  
  • The MCA fee is INR 64,800 for the full course for 3 years, which is INR 21,600 for each year and paid semesters-wise.
  • And the total fee for M.Com is INR 13,200, which is INR 6,600 per year to be paid.

IGNOU is one of the Top Open Universities in India offering an Online MBA. It aims to convey high standards of education through an online methodology. IGNOU Online MBA has been recognized by UGC and approved by AICTE. IGNOU has been conferred as the Largest Open University in World by UNESCO. Besides, it holds NAA accreditation with a top grade of "A++". Thus, an Online MBA from IGNOU will have a significant value in job opportunities. Moreover, the IGNOU degrees are valid in foreign countries.

At IGNOU, Online MBA learners will receive training from World Class faculty team and Industry experts. Online MBA in IGNOU is available in diverse specializations. The curriculum is job oriented, and it is prescribed as per the UGC guidelines. The total credits will be 116. The minimum period of the course is two years. The maximum duration to complete the course is limited to five years. After completing their studies, students will be part of the Large IGNOU Alumni Network.

IGNOU Online MBA Specializations

  • MBA in Marketing Management
  • MBA in Information Technology
  • MBA in HR Management
  • MBA in Supply Chain Management
  • MBA in Operations Management
  • MBA in Banking and Finance
  • MBA in Hospitality Management
  • MBA in Data Science and Analytics
  • MBA in Business Analytics Management
  • MBA in International Business Management
  • MBA in Retail Management
  • MBA in Business Management
  • MBA in Project Management
  • MBA in Rural Management
  • MBA in International Trade Management
  • MBA in Hospital Administration
  • MBA in General Management
  • MBA in System and Operations Management
  • MBA in Marketing and Finance Management
  • MBA in Finance & HRM
  • MBA in Marketing & HRM
  • MBA in Aviation Management
  • MBA in International Marketing Management
  • MBA in Data Science and Analytics Management
  • MBA in Digital Marketing Ecommerce Management
  • MBA in FinTech Management
  • MBA in Investment Banking

IGNOU Online MBA Eligibility Criteria

  • Aspirants who have finished their UG degree in any stream from a recognized university can apply for IGNOU Online MBA Admission.
  • They shall have gained a min of 50% aggregate marks in a bachelor's degree.
  • Students who belong to SC/ST will have 5% of relaxation. They must score at least 45% aggregate marks in a qualifying degree.
  • Foreign Nationals/SAARC candidates are also eligible to apply.

IGNOU Online MBA Fees structure

  • IGNOU Online MBA Course fees for Indian/SAARC Students are INR 14,000 for the 1st, 2nd and 4th semesters. Students must make the payment of INR 16,000 for the 3rd semester.
  • Other Foreign Nationals have to pay INR 81,306 in 1st, 2nd and 4th sem. Whereas in the 3rd sem, they must pay around INR 10k.

IGNOU Online MBA Admission Procedure

  • Aspirants interested in pursuing an Online MBA at IGNOU have to register for OPENMAT Entrance Test as a primary step.
  • The OPENMAT registration process will be entirely online. Aspirants must access the official website of IGNOU to register.
  • After completing the registration, aspirants have to fill out the IGNOU OPENMAT application form by entering the details such as educational qualifications, personal information etc.
  • Then, upload the scanned images of documents such as photographs and Signatures in a prescribed format.
  • Aspirants who succeed in the entrance test will be eligible to enrol in IGNOU Online MBA.

IGNOU Online MBA Learning Methodology

Learning Methodology of IGNOU Online MBA includes self-study materials, E-Tutorial, E-Lectures, Evaluation, Exams etc.

  • IGNOU Study Materials are available in both Printed and Digital Versions.
  • IGNOU will send the Printed Materials to the Student's correspondence address by Post. Those who prefer digital versions can download them from the IGNOU website.
  • E-Tutorial includes Audio and Video Content. That can be accessed from the website.
  • IGNOU provides a wide range of interactive sessions associated with All India Radio and Phone in Programs. Gyan Darshan Broadcast, E-GyanKosh and GyanVani are the channels that provide lectures and other information related to the course.

Indira Gandhi National Open University Course fee structure

MBA - Finance 31500 2 years
MBA - Human Resource Management 31500 2 years
MBA - Information Technology and Management 31500 2 years
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Admission Procedure

IGNOU Distance MBA Education Registration Process:

  • Candidates are requested to download common prospectus and read carefully and make a login account by clicking on register me.
  • Login account detail will be sent to students email id with a password
  • Before filling form, candidate is requested to keep scan copy ready of the required document such as Passport pictures, sign, and mark sheet of previous education qualification.
  • Fee can be paid via debit card, credit card or via net banking.
  • Candidate has to appear for OPEN MAT entrance exam.

Documents to be submitted while registration process:

  • Various document has to be submitted for the registration process in IGNOU Distance MBA programs:
  • One Passport Size Photograph
  • Class 10th mark sheet.
  • Class 12th mark sheet.
  • Graduation mark sheet.
  • OPENMAT marks card with admit card.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the admission at IGNOU for distance MBA are as follows:

Eligibility criteria set for the admission process to IGNOU Distance education program MBA.The candidate should check the eligibility criteria before filling the registration form for the respective distance courses:

There are few basic eligibility criteria to be kept in mind before going on to the admission process:

  • The candidate must have a graduate from any recognized university with a minimum of 50% aggregate.
  • The reserved category candidate (SC/ST/OBC) must have a graduate from any recognized university with a minimum of 45% aggregate.
  • The candidate with a professional degree in Medicine, Engineering, Accountancy, Cost and Works,Law,with a 50% aggregate.
  • The candidate must qualify for the OPENMAT exam that will be held that academic year by IGNOU. Original OPENMAT Scorecard and Hall Ticket is to be sent during the time of applying for IGNOU.
  • There is no age restriction for the candidates.

To offer MBA education to banking professionals IGNOU has specialized MBA program in collaboration with Indian Institute of Banking Finance

Eligibility criteria for Master of Business Administration (Banking & Finance) (MPB) are as follow:

  • Candidate must be Indian institute of banker member.
  • Candidate should hold a graduate degree of minimum 3 years from a recognized university.
  • Candidate should have passed CAIIB (Chartered Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers).
  • Candidate should have at least 2 years of experience in banking and finance sector.

Programs and Specialization

IGNOU offers a wide range of specialization in its MBA courses, of which they are offered by collaborations with other university.

The university offers MBA specializations in follow:

Aviation Business


Banking and Finance


Biotechnology Management

Network Infrastructure

Corporate governance


Hospitality and Healthcare management

Human Resource



Information Technology (IT)

Production and Operations


Telecom Management

The courses offered at IGNOU are AICTE approved, and the university is recognized as a central university by the UGC and has its courses approved by the Distance Education Council, India.

Ranking: Indira Gandhi National Open University is the largest Open University in the world, and is very well known for all its courses. IGNOU has also ranked 17th among the traditional universities in India competing with the IITs, NITs, IIMs, etc. The university is ranked as the best institute in terms of reach and resources.

Academic Methodology

IGNOU Distance Education has initiated several new concepts in distance education. The academic delivers offer for each course under distance program including the following:

  • IGNOU has a e- source learning url’s for students which can be easily downloaded or scanned.
  • The course content can be accessible anytime by the students enrolled
  • In case a student misses class, classes will be archived online and one can access it anytime according to their need.
  • Faculty can be easily reached via email as they are available to help candidate.
  • Regular updates about events, schedules will be available on the student's login id for the fast accessibility.
  • Industry-focused curriculum designed by business professionals and management experts to keep student updated with the growing industry.
  • Curriculum is designed according to the industry need and changes are updated frequently.
  • Curriculum is continuously updated as per industry requirements.
  • Real life work projects during course to tackle real life management problems.
  • IGNOU Center located in various cities can be used by students enrolled in Long distance programs plus they have regional center which can be used by the students

Important Dates

OPENMAT exam for the MBA Programs is held twice a year, and the student must complete and submit his applications in time to be eligible for admissions. Once the candidate clears the exams, they can take admission in any of the following 2 semesters.

Exams Month

Admission Semesters


July or January


January or July


Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) university was established to provide an opportunity to the students from the disadvantaged sections of the society. S by keeping that in mind they also provide placement for the candidates enrolled with them.

  • The university has a very active campus placement cell, to help student get placed after the completion of the course. The cell is distributed over 6 regional centers.
  • The campus placement cell also organizes Job fest for placement in the college.


By Rajiv ranjan
Class of 2021

Before taking MBA admission in Indira Gandhi National Open University I was willing to know what is the last date of IGNOU admission? What is the fee of MBA in Ignou? Is Ignou degree valid? What is the admission eligibility for MBA course in Indira Gandhi National Open University? Ignou admission will be held in the month of January and July of every year. Indira Gandhi National Open University is a government accredited distance course offering University and the University is AICTE and UGC approved so no doubt getting degree from Ignou is highly valid. The MBA course fees in Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi is nearly INR 31500. Students have to appear for OPENMAT exam and clear by valid score for MBA admission and also must have 50% score in any graduate degree.

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By Shethal Rai
Class of 2021

Before taking admission for distance MBA course in Ignou I wanted clear my all doubts like what is the admission fee for MBA in Indira Gandhi National Open University? Admission fee for distance MBA course in Ignou is INR 31500. How many times OPENMAT exam happens in Ignou? Twice a year the OPENMAT Ignou entrance exam is conducted mainly for management course. Is there MBA direct admission in Ignou? There is no direct admission for distance MBA course, only through clearance of OPENMAT admission is done. How big is Indira Gandhi National Open University? What is the last date of Ignou admission 2020? How can I download Ignou ID? Is Ignou degree valid? Indira Gandhi National Open University is very huge where around 4M students can accommodate and it had nearly sixty seven regional centres. Admission last date of Indira Gandhi National Open University 2020 is not yet announce, the application form of Ignou will be released in the 3rd week of Jan 2020. Ignou ID can be downloaded from the Ignou official website. IGNOU University is the best where it is also approved by AICTE and UGC so no doubt Ignou degree is valued and valid.

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By poornima L
Class of 2021

My family members were dependent on my earning so I was not a dilemma to quit the present job and join regular programme. At that time I decided to take up B.Com course in correspondence and selected Ignou University, but I had few doubts kind of queries like what is the fee structure of B.Com course In Indira Gandhi National Open University? Distance B.Com course fees in Ignou is INR 6 thousand rupees. Next query was how can I get scholarship from Indira Gandhi National Open University? What happens if I fail a subject in Ignou? How many attempts are there for IGNOU? Scholarship in Indira Gandhi National Open University is approved for students who meet the eligibility criterion and apply for the scholarship facility in the Ignou official website. Scholarship eligibility criteria is students must be first year PG student, regular master’s degree student and student must belong to ST, SC, OB category and their parents income must not exceed above INR 3 lakh yearly.

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By Ramcharan L
Class of 2021

I was interested in arts stream so was willing to join BA course in Indira Gandhi National Open University. I was not in a circumstance to pay the course fee for regular programme so decided to join Indira Gandhi National Open University for distance BA course. Main question of mine was what is the admission fees of distance BA course in Indira Gandhi National Open University? Course fees of distance BA in Ignou is INR 7500. Which is the exam conducted in Indira Gandhi National Open University? What is an exam fee in Indira Gandhi National Open University? Is Indira Gandhi National Open University conduct online course exam? Indira Gandhi National Open University exam is known as Term End Exam which is released through online mode. Presently Jan 2020 session re registration form is released and the last date for applying is November 30th 2019. What is the TEE exam fee per course in Indira Gandhi National Open University? Per course the exam fee is INR 150.

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By Sindhu
Class of 2021

I decided to join Ignou for my correspondence B.Ed. education but had few questions to resolve like what is the B.Ed. course fee in Ignou? What is the B.Ed. admission process of Ignou? Is Ignou degree valid for govt jobs? Is Ignou degree valid for UPSC? How many time Ignou take admission? What is the eligibility criterion in Ignou? Is distance education degree valid? Since the Ignou is approved by Union granny commission and AICTE, distance education in Ignou is valid and suitable for government jobs. Degree from Indira Gandhi National Open University is valid and can apply for government entrance examination. Based on Indira Gandhi National Open University admission students can take get admit to any of programme among 150 programmes, a year twice admission can be done i.e. in December and June month. B.Ed. admission process is done on merit based and an entrance test in Ignou. B.Ed. entrance examination in conducted every year in the month of August. The distance B.Ed. course fee in Ignou for complete programme is INR 50000.

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By miya
Class of 2021

Indira Gandhi National Open University was established in the year 1985. The university was approved by the distance education council and has been affiliated by the UGC. The college is situated in Delhi. The college has procured AAA+ grade on careers 360, there’s no scholarship facility for candidates. The college is about 8.6 km from Delhi city. It’s a government based university. The college offers M.Sc , MBA, MA, M.COM, B.Sc, BBA , etc. the college fee varies around 7k to about 31k per year and is one of the cheapest that is available. Candidates are selected on merit basis.

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By Aditya
Class of 2021

According to me it is one of the finest university for pursuing distance MBA course and also I can say fee is reasonable and feasible in terms of education wise. Indira Gandhi National Open University fee structure for distance MBA costs approximate 37,000 for complete two years of duration. IGNOU admissions for distance MBA are actually offered on the basis of OPENMAT Entrance Exam score which will be organized by the university itself and the application forms can be filled up through online. University offers appropriate study materials. The Basic Eligibility is candidates must have completed bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% aggregate marks.

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Asked question

How many specializations are offered in the distance MBA course?
Asked by arshan munshi
replied on 02-Jun-2022 04:49:17

There are 15 specialization subjects offered at the Indira Gandhi National Open University.

MBA course.  

I need to know the admission, course details and Fee Structure.
Asked by Maheshwari S
replied on 27-Sep-2021 07:50:28

Distance MBA lasts a minimum of two and a half years. For the general category, applicants must have obtained a bachelor's degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% grades. This year, the university will not perform an admission exam for selection. The application form is available on the official IGNOU website and may be submitted online. Distance MBA admission to IGNOU will be done through the last qualifying examination marks since there is no OPEN MAT entrance exam conducted by the university. The fee structure of the MBA program is INR 37.8k for a complete course.

Contact Information

Contact Numbers:

29571000(EPABX 30 Lines)

Email ID:



Maidan Ghari , Block-1, Delhi, India

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