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Indira Gandhi National Open University

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

Glance: Indira Gandhi National Open University

Indira Gandhi National Open University famously known as IGNOU,is a distance learning national university located at Maidan Garhi, New Delhi, India. IGNOU is run by the central government of India, and with total active enrollment of over 4 million students, claims to be the largest university in the world.

The mandate of the University is to:

  • The university focuses on goals like providing access to higher education to each and every segment of society.
  • Offer very high quality, innovative and up-to dated program at different level to interested candidates.
  • The programs are at affordable price so everyone can reach it.
  • Promotes and coordinates and maintains the standard of education offered through open and distance learning.

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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 Distance MBA feature:

  • IGNOU delivers the course instructional printed course material and multimedia.
  • The printed course materials are sent to candidate enrolled in the program personally via post.
  • Student can visit study center for face to face interaction with counselors and teachers with audio video session.
  • IGNOU also runs video and audio lectures on Doordarshan and All India Radio respectively and this feature only IGNOU provides.
  • The changes done in IGNOU programs are rapid and very up to date for their students to cope up with the competitive society.


IGNOU has different fee criteria for all the categories like General/ Foreign / SAARC candidates:

The program offered by IGNOU is distributed in 21 courses:

  • For general Category: Per course it is Rs 1500-/- , which is Rs 31,500-/- .
  • For International category: Per course is USD$ 250 that is USD$ 7350.
  • For SAARC category: Per course is 3,500 which is Rs 63,000 .

Course Details & Fees:

Courses Name

Duration Period

Courses Fee in INR


2 Years



2.5 Years



2 Years



2 Years



3 Years


B.Sc. Nursing

3 Years



3 Years



3 Years



2 Years



2 Years



2 Years



2 Years


The fee can be paid online or via Demand Draft in favour of IGNOU or by Bank challans from the designated India Bank and IDBI Bank Branches. Students are requested to mention their name, address and enrollement number at the back of Demand Draft clearly.

NOTE: Rs 120 is to be paid for exams, beside the course fee during the time of exam.

Application Form and Procees

The candidate willing to enroll in IGNOU Distance Learning MBA program needs to fill their application form and get them registered, but first before a candidate fills the application form he/she needs to pay attention and read the eligibility criteria in a thorough manner. Given below are the few very simple steps through which a candidate can apply for MBA programs.

Admission Process:


Eligibility criteria

Selection process


Bachelor's degree in relevant stream with valid aggregate marks

Merit based


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

Merit based


HSC with valid marks

Merit based


10+2 with relevant domain

Merit based

B.Sc. Nursing

HSC or any equivalent

Merit based


HSC with valid marks in relevant subjects

Merit based


10+2 or any equivalent exam score

Merit based


Graduation with minimum aggregate marks from recognized University with mathematics as one of the subject in 10th and graduation

Merit based


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

Merit based


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

Merit based


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

Merit based

The registration process of IGNOU Long Distance MBA program is very easy and is explained under in very easy 5 steps:

  • STEP 1: Candidate should verify the eligibility for the program and then only proceed.
  • STEP 2: After verifying the eligibility the candidate should pay RS 1000-/- in cash at any regional center or study center of IGNOU headquarters in order to obtain the prospectus


  • The candidate may download form online and must pay amount of Rs1050-/- by Demand Draft and post the application , furthermore the candidate can also request for the application by post ,by sending a DD in favor of IGNOU.
  • STEP 3: This step in utter important as it is compulsory for a candidate to clarify OPENMAT. The candidate must fill in the form 1 which is the application for OPENMAT and send it to the IGNOU Headquarters (Registrar Student Evaluation Division,Block 12, IGNOU Maidan Garhi,New Delhi – 110 068), on or before the last date of submitting form 1.
  • STEP 4: Candidate should clear OPENMAT exam and pass it. The exam is conducted twice every year in the month of June and December,the candidate should clear the cut –off set by government every year.
  • STEP 5: The last step is to fill the application form carefully and send the filled in form 2, with the required documents to the IGNOU Headquarter with all the necessary documents attached.

NOTE: The candidate needs to pay the program fee in the form of DD along with the Form -2.

Live Application Form

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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Entrance exams required for Admission 2019

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

February 2018

July 2018 or January 2019

August 2018

January 2019 or July 2019


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

Hi, please tell me the last date for Submission of OPENMAT application form to take admission in Delhi Ignou.?
15-Apr-2017 08:22:23 asked by Rajesh soni
Dear Rajesh, Want to take admission in IGNOU Delhi . You have to Qualify OPENMAT conducted my IGNOU. The Last day for Submission of OPENMAT application form for OPENMAT XL & OPENMAT XLI is 31st MAY 2017 (For July 2017 -Second Session of 2017).
Want to know about the IGNOU Delhi Fees Structure.?
13-Apr-2017 11:03:18 asked by Rajesh soni
Hi Rajesh, IGNOU Delhi, Regional Centre is situated in J-2/1, Block B-1, Mohan Cooperative Industrial Estate, Mathura Road, New Delhi – 110044. IGNOU Delhi, Fees Structure is 31,500/- INR for total course fee. The MBA Programme consists of 21 courses in all. The fees for each course is 1500/- INR (i.e. total fees is 21X1500 = 31500/- INR).
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Contact Information

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Maidan Ghari , Block-1, Delhi, India

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