IGNOU MBA Admission 2019

The Indira Gandhi National Open University offers admission to its distance learning IGNOU MBA programme every year in January and July academic session.The full form of MBA is “Master of Business Administration”.

This is the time for admissions in January session. So, the university has invited applications from eligible candidates for admission to distance MBA programme for the session starting from January 2019.

The medium of Instruction for this distance learning management programme is English only. Also, there is no minimum or maximum age limit except from eligibility criteria. It is a two and a half year professional master degree programme in the field of management.The minimum duration is 2.5 years and maximum duration is 8 years.

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Update on 10/22/2018

The notification regarding IGNOU MBA Admission January 2019 has been uploaded by the Indira Gandhi National Open University on its official website.The admission will be provided to students on the basis of OPENMAT entrance test.The university is going to conduct OPENMAT-XLIV entrance test on 16th December 2018, Sunday to shortlist candidates for the admission.The IGNOU MBA entrance test will be conducted by the university all over the country.

Important Note: The candidates interested in taking admission in Management Post Graduate Diploma Programmes do not need to appear in the entrance test. They can take admission via Direct Entry scheme of the university.

IGNOU MBA Eligibility Criteria

Ignou MBA Eligibility Criteria

Students who apply for admission to distance learning Master of Business administration programme offered by Indira Gandhi National Open University have to follow certain eligibility conditions.These are mentioned below:

We have mentioned below the eligibility criteria of IGNOU distance MBA in detail as per the AICTE norms. It is as follows:

  • The candidate must be Graduate in any discipline Including Chartered Accountancy/Cost Accountancy/Company Secretaryship) with 50% marks for general category/45% for reserved category as per government of India rules.
  • Apart from the qualification mentioned above, the applicant must qualify the OPENMAT entrance exam conducted by Ignou.

IGNOU MBA Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Students

The learners who are not the citizen of India have to fulfill certain eligibility conditions to apply for admission to MBA programme. These are mentioned below:

  1. They should possess student Visa which remains valid for the duration of the course.
  2. Also, these candidates require the clearance from the Ministry of External Affairs/  Human Resource Development Ministry. This process is done by the International Division of IGNOU.

The Ignou distance MBA admission is offered under the School of Management Studies (SOMS).The school offers a wide range of disciplines.These are mentioned below:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Diploma in Management (DIM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDIM)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Operations Management (PGDOM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets Practice (PGDFMP)

The university conducts the OPENMAT entrance test for admission to its management programmes such as Master of Business Administration (MBA) twice in a year.

Students need to perform good enough in the entrance test so that they can get the minimum cut off marks to qualify it.

Every year, the university invites applications from all eligible graduate students to take admission to MBA course mostly in the month of June and December by publishing an advertisement in local newspapers and on the university official website.

IGNOU MBA Admission Procedure 2019

The admission process is carried out regional centre-wise on the basis of the merit obtained by the candidates in the entrance test conducted by the Indira Gandhi National Open University all over India.

The admission of the candidate also depends upon the number of seats available under particular PSC.The complete detail about the programme can be checked in the prospectus which can be obtained from the nearest Regional Centre by paying a fee of Rs. 1000/- at the counter.

The distance MBA prospectus can also be obtained via post from the Registrar (SRD), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi- 110068 or the nearest regional centre by paying a fee Rs. 1050/- through a Demand Draft/IPO in favour of IGNOU, payable at New Delhi/city of Regional Centre concerned.

The candidates can also apply for MBA admission by downloading the application form and prospectus can from the official website of the university.

In this case, they need to send the duly filled-in application form along with a DD/IPO for Rs 1,050 in favour of IGNOU, payable at New Delhi / city of Regional Centre to the following address “Registrar (SED), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi – 110068” by registered post/speed post.

I hope you will be able to understand Ignou Distance MBA admission procedure 2018. If you still have any query related to the admission process, please comment below or send us an email.


Ignou OPENMAT Entrance test

The Indira Gandhi National Open University has been going to conduct the entrance test in the month of December 2018 to shortlist candidates for its various distance learning MBA management programme.

The exam will be going to held on 16th December 2018 in various examination centres established by the university all over the country.

The candidates who wishes to take admission to Master of Business Administration (MBA) for the year 2019 should fill up OPENMAT-XLIV application form.

IGNOU OPENMAT XLIV Application Last Date

The last date to submit filled-in application form to the concerned Regional Centre can be checked below:

IGNOU Schedule for Admission to Management Programme(MP)
EventsRevised Dates
Last Date of Submitting Application Form Online15th November 2018
Dispatch of Hall Tickets/ Attendance Sheets to candidatesN/A
Date of IGNOU Management Programme (MBA) Entrance Test16th December 2018

IGNOU OPENMAT Validity 2018-19

Validity of Ignou Openmat

Most of the students remain confused about validity of this exam and they often ask questions like “For how much time, openmat qualified result card is valid?”

So, Here, we are going to discuss about validity of IGNOU OPENMAT entrance test with examples.

On the basis of merit obtained by the candidates in the management entrance test, they will be eligible to take admission in any of the next two academic sessions. i.e. July and January.

For Example, the candidates who qualifies IGNOU OPENMAT XLIII 2018 test are eligible to take admission in both July 2018 and January 2019 sessions. Similarly, the candidates who will qualify in OPENMAT OPENMAT-XLIV will be eligible to take admission in July 2019 and January 2020 sessions.

After qualifying the entrance examination, the candidates can apply for admission using the application Form (Form-2) which is available in the prospectus.

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Last date for IGNOU MBA Admission

The last date to apply for admission in IGNOU MBA programme has been mentioned below:

The candidates who qualifies OPENMAT-XLIII in June 2018 will be able to apply for admission in 1st Sem. 2018 (July 2018) till 31st August, 2018. For 2nd Semester 2019 (January 2019) the last date of admission is 31st January, 2019.

IGNOU Distance MBA Duration

Ignou Distance MBA duration

In Indira Gandhi National Open University, the duration of Master of Business Administration programme is two and half years.

It’s a semester-based master degree programme and students have to complete a total of 21 courses to complete their degree. The project work (MS-100) is equivalent to two courses. Students have to complete all the courses within a minimum duration of 2.5 Years.

The students who are unable to complete all their distance MBA courses in a minimum duration do not need to worry much as the university provides them the relaxation to complete their master degree in the maximum duration of 8 Years.

The Ignou was established in the year 1985 to offer distance education to the learners living in rural and urban areas who cannot attend the regular classes. Also, it helps the working professionals to continues their studies while doing their job.

It is one of the top distance learning universities in India. The IGNOU distance MBA fee is also very moderate as compared to other universities.

The learner who wishes to join this course should have 50% marks in the graduation. Also, he/she should have to qualify OPENMAT entrance test to get admission.

IGNOU MBA Fees Structure 2018

IGNOU MBA fee structure

The total fee for the complete programme is Rs. 37,800/-. Students do not need to pay the complete fee in one installment. The fee has to be paid for four courses per semester. Students can choose only four courses per semester.

The total number of courses are 21. The fees for each course is Rs. 1800/- (i.e. total fees is 21X1800 = Rs. 37,800). It should be noted that the project work (MS-100) is equivalent to two courses.

Therefore, IGNOU MBA fees per semester is Rs.7200/-

IGNOU MBA Fee Structure for Foreign Students

The fee structure we have mentioned above is valid for only Indian students.

For foreign students, the fee structure of Ignou distance MBA is different. Students from foreign countries are divided into two categories i.e. SAARC & Non-SAARC country students

The students coming from SAARC countries have to pay Rs. 3000/- per course. It means the total programme fee will become Rs.63000/- (Rs 3,000 x 21)

Those who belong to Non-SAARC countries have to pay $350 per course. The total fee is USD $ 7350 ($350 x 21)

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