Distance Learning Programs have recently become quite popular among working folks and those with limited resources or time.


To facilitate such students and professionals who are eager to learn but somehow are unable to physically attend the classes, some of the top B schools are coming with their Distance Learning Program.

Here we list few University Grants Commission (UGC) Approved top MBA program:

  • Madras University (MU DE)
  • Symbiosis (SCDL)
  • Institute of management technology (IMT)
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University.(IGNOU)
  • The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India University(ICFAI)
  • Sikkim Manipal University (SMU)
  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)
  • Annamalai University
To check out the complete list of UGC Approved universities offering distance education MBA courses in India, Visit On this website, you will find top 15 distance education MBA programs in India.

 Madras University (MU DE)

the University of Madras is the 35 years old most prestigious of institutes of India; a well-known name for distance education in MBA.


Seeing the requirement of students, mostly earning candidates with limited means and time, the university introduced its distance learning program in 1981


  • MBA (General)
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Systems Management
  • Operations Management
  • International Business Management
  • Information Security Management
  • Apparel Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Educational Management
  • Shipping and Port Management
  • Export Import Management
  • Travel and Tourism Management
  • Financial Management
  • Hospital Management
  • MBA (Integrated)
  • MBA (Executive)



MBA Integrated (5 yrs): 3600/-

MBA Executive: 25000/-

MBA: 8700/-

Symbiosis (SCDL)

Symbiosis centre for distance Learning has recently made a commendable reputation in distance learning program, earning it Maharashtra’s IT award for Human Resource and Development.


Distance MBA from symbiosis (scdl) is provided in a wide range of specialization for corporate organizations like IBM, Ranbaxy, Aditya Birla, Bharti Retail Pvt. Ltd., Wall-mart, and Vodafone etc. These are:

  • Business Management
  • International Business,
  • Information Technology
  • Banking and Finance


General category: Rs.36000/-

Defence: Rs.33000/-

International candidates: US$ 2300

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

IGNOU is the most preferred choice of working for folk and drop out students; with 1.5 million students in India currently enrolled. Ever since its establishment in 1985 the institute focused on imparting distance education mainly to those residing in the rural area, economically backward groups and professional aspiring for additional education.


The distance IGNOU MBA allows aspirants to acquire masters in a wide variety of streams which are:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Markets Practice


The total program fee is merely Rs. 31,500/-

The complete program includes 21 courses, each course with an individual fee of 1500/-


Aspirants satisfying the eligibility criteria can easily apply through both online and offline modes.There is a separate eligibility criterion for foreign students. The information about which can be accessed through the above link.TOP UGC APPROVED DISTANCE MBA PROGRAM

To apply for the distance learning course you simply have to fill an application form for 1st an entrance exam and 2nd for the admission. You must submit the form to IGNOU. Before applying you should go through the prospects which you can download by visiting the official website.

The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India University (ICFAI)

The ICFAI is a nonprofit educational society which focuses on providing higher education to those professionals and aspirants who somehow couldn’t complete their studies or have difficulty in physically attending classes.


The ICFAI provides you the opportunity to hone your skills in 16 areas of management fields:

  1. International Business
  2. Hospital Administration
  3. Marketing
  4. HR
  5. Finance
  6. Strategic Finance
  7. Risk Management
  8. Investment Management
  9. Innovation Management
  10. Retail Management
  11. Global Markets
  12. Telecom Management
  13. IT and systems
  14. Operations
  15. Management
  16. Health Care Management


Executive MBA = Rs. 150000/-

MBA (2 Years) = Rs. 63000/-

MBA Specializations (HR, Marketing, Finance, Pharma, Hospital Management, Telecom Management) = Rs. 75000/-

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) is a Deemed to be University which has earned itself a legacy in a long period of 36 years. It has recently come with facilities to provide higher education to interested candidates living in remote areas or professionals who aspire for additional education.


NMIMS has earned a reputation over 3 decades. It offers specialisation in MBA in fields like:

  • Business Management (DBM)
  • Marketing Management (DMM)
  • Financial Management (DFM)
  • Human Resource Management (DHRM)
  • International Trade Management (DITM)
  • Banking and Finance Management (DBFM)
  • Supply Chain Management (DSCM


Candidates can easily apply online and paying a registration fee of 1500/-  you can fill the form provided on the official website:

The aspirants seeking for a distance learning program can also find other options such as SMU DE or Annamalai University or IMT etc. To find detailed information about colleges, courses, entrance exams etc visit here.

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