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Indira Gandhi National Open University

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

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, the former Prime Minister of India. It was established in 1985 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 mainly focuses on providing higher education regardless of the background by making them reach their goals and process in their career. They make you innovative and perfect with the latest education system.
  • The programs they offer are flexible and affordable to everyone. Their plans include almost all the streams and courses to maintain, coordinate and promote the candidates.

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Institute type

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. However, 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; the maximum time will be 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. Moreover, UNESCO has conferred IGNOU as the Largest Open University in World. 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, 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 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 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 a payment of INR 16,000 for the 3rd semester.
  • Other Foreign Nationals must pay INR 81,306 in the 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 must 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 must 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

The Learning Methodology of IGNOU Online MBA includes self-study materials, E-Tutorial, E-Lectures, Evaluations, 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 various interactive sessions associated with All India Radio and Phone Programs. Gyan Darshan Broadcast, E-GyanKosh and GyanVani are the channels that provide lectures and other information related to the course.

Course fee structure

MBA - Banking and Finance 62000 2 years
MBA - Human Resource Management 62000 2 years
MBA - Marketing Management 62000 2 years
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Entrance exams required for Admission 2024

Campus Facilities/Infrastructure


Placements and Companies visited

Infosys Technologies
ICICI- Prudential

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.

Asked question

Can you tell me the admission criteria for the B.Sc. program at IGNOU?
Asked by Anand Pratap
replied on 16-Apr-2024 09:12:09

The basic eligibility criteria for a B.Sc. is to have done 10+2 in science subjects or equivalent qualification. However, the selections are based on merit in the qualifying exam.

Who can apply for full-time MBA admissions at IGNOU?
Asked by Neeva Shah
replied on 01-Apr-2024 11:25:27

Applicants must have passed their graduation degree with a minimum of 55% marks and no backlog from a recognized University. There is no entrance exam required for admissions. Selections are based on academic merit.

What is the fee structure for an MA in Economics at IGNOU?
replied on 20-Feb-2024 07:29:29

IGNOU MA fee structure is INR 17600 per annum. The course duration is 2 years to 4 years max. 

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Maidan Ghari , Block-1, Delhi, India

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