IGNOU Extends Deadline to Register for OPENMAT 2017

By Malavikka

The deadline to register for the IGNOU OPENMAT 2017 has been extended by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). This is for submission of entrance test application forms for OPENMAT. The new last date to submit the form is now 21 August.


Why is OPENMAT held?

OPENMAT is held for admission to the varsity's management programmes. It happens twice a year.

What does the IGNOU official notification read?

A student has to fill up an application form to apply for the test. The deadline has been extended to August 21, N P Singh, Registrar of Student Evaluation Division of IGNOU, said in a release.

IGNOU Extends Deadline to Register for OPENMAT

"Students need to send the form by Registered/Speed Post so as to reach the IGNOU HQ on or before the last date. No other document is required to be submitted along with this form," Singh said.

Management programmes offered at IGNOU

The programmes on offer for this session are:

  • MBA
  • PG Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • PG Diploma in Financial Management
  • PG Diploma in Operations Management
  • PG Diploma in Marketing Management
  • PG Diploma in Financial Markets Practice.

When is the OPENMAT 2017?

The OPENMAT will be held on September 24.


The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), established by an Act of Parliament in 1985, has continuously striven to build an inclusive knowledge society through inclusive education. It has tried to increase the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) by offering high-quality teaching through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode.

The University began by offering two academic programmes in 1987, i.e., Diploma in Management and Diploma in Distance Education, with a strength of 4,528 students.

Today, it serves the educational aspirations of over 3 million students in India and other countries through 21 Schools of Studies and a network of 67 regional centres, around 2,667 learner support centres and 29 overseas partner institutions. The University offers about 228 certificate, diploma, degree and doctoral programmes, with a strength of nearly 810 faculty members and 574 academic staff at the headquarters and regional centres and about 33,212 academic counsellors from conventional institutions of higher learning, professional organisations, and industry among others.

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