This will be VTU's first distance education programme and it will be handled by its Directorate of Distance Education.
VTU Vice-Chancellor H. Maheshappa told that the course is meant for working professionals with a three year minimum experience, who want to further their career by getting a postgraduate degree.
The course is likely to be launched by mid-May, as infrastructure and delivery system are getting ready. The first year's maximum intake for the year 2013-14 will be 500 students, adhering to the Distance Education Council's specifications, said Prof. Maheshappa.
Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from any recognized university. While those with an undergraduate degree require a minimum of three years' work experience, there is a one-year relaxation for work experience for those who have postgraduate degrees.
The MBA course will be offered in distance mode with a pattern of regular mode and the course will be for two year time duration. There will be an entrance test for admissions.
"Initially, there will be seven study centres, and we will impart the course through our four regional centres and constituent colleges. We will offer specialisation in human resources, marketing, finance, operations, international business, insurance and banking. Then, we will look at adding one specialisation each year," the officials said.
About the method of conducting the course, the officials added: "All of VTU's online initiatives will be incorporated. There will be video lectures and case study illustrations and students will have access to e-library."
For more information, about the course call the directorate on Ph: 080-23181121.