Top 10 Universities In India For MBA Distance Education

By Sashikanth

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently approved UGC (online courses) Regulations, 2018. The higher education institutions are now eligible to offer certificate, diploma and degree programs online. According to the sources, institutes can offer courses which are already being offered in regular classes or through distance programs.


MBA has become the most common and deemed degrees to advance in the corporate world. It is very difficult for many of us, specifically working professionals, to pursue MBA by taking regular classes due to time constraints. Hence, correspondence MBA has come to the limelight, which is providing great flexibility to working executives. MBA in distance mode is also encouraged because of the other key benefits - cost effective, industry relevant curriculum and the fact that it is approved by regulatory bodies.

If you are the one aiming for MBA in distance mode, there are hundreds of institutes across the country that offer a wide range of programs with specialisations. However, not all the institutes that offer these programs hold good value. Here are the top 10 institutes in India that offer distance learning courses in MBA programs.

1. NMIMS Global Access School For Continuing Education (NGA-SCE)

NGA-SCE stands proud at the first position amongst institutes that offer PG diploma, diploma and certificate programs in management. The programs are approved by UGC-DEB and are widely accepted in the corporate world.

The university, which has around seven regional centres across the country, has designed the courses to fulfil the diverse needs of working professionals and fresh graduates. For more information, click NGA-SCE.

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2. Symbiosis Centre For Distance Learning (SCDL)

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL) is one of the largest autonomous distance learning education institutes in India. It offers postgraduate diploma, diploma and certificate programs across industrial sectors including business management, international business, banking and finance, supply chain management, customer relationship management and much more. For more information, click SCDL.

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3. Institute Of Management Technology, Centre For Distance Learning (IMT-CDL)

IMT-CDL offers a wide spectrum of management and information technology programmes. The curriculum is constantly updated to be in touch with the dynamic global and Indian environment. UGC has recognised IMT-CDL to offer various postgraduate management programmes through distance education mode. For further information, click IMT-CDL.

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4. Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education

SMU-DE is an ISO 9001:2000 certified university that offers distance education programs in many disciplines. All programs offered by Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education are recognised by DEC. Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) is the result of a unique partnership between the Government of Sikkim and Manipal Education. For further information, click SMU-DE.

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5. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

Indira Gandhi National Open University is the world's largest open universities in terms of the number of students enrolled. It was founded in 1985 & currently serves more than 35 lakh students worldwide. For further information, click IGNOU.

6. Prin LN Welingkar Institute Of Management

The institute established in 1977 is a part of the prestigious S. P. Mandali, Pune, with two sprawling campuses in Mumbai and Bengaluru. It offers a wide range of PGDM courses such as business design, retail management, rural management, health care management, media & entertainment and international business. For further information, click Prin LN Welingkar Institute of Management.

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7. ICFAI Business School

ICFAI is a group of institutions consisting of recognised universities, a deemed-to-be university and several institutions likely to be recognised as universities. The institutions aim to provide the best quality education in business management, technology and law. For further information, click ICFAI business school.

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8. Amity University

Amity Directorate of Distance and Online Education (ADDOE) has been providing world-class distance education to thousands of students and working professionals across India. Amity has been ranked the no. 1 institute for distance learning by the prestigious B-school Ranking Survey. For further information, click Amity University.

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9. Annamalai University

Annamalai University offers more than 500 different distance study programs. It also offers distance education in many postgraduate programs like hotel management and catering technology programmes, retail management, twinning programme, programmes on health science and much more.

All the programs of study offered by the Directorate of Distance Education have the approval of the Distance Education Council, New Delhi. For further information, visit Annamalai University.

10. MIT School of Distance Education

MIT School of Distance Education (MITSDE) is part of the Maharashtra Institute of Technology.
The courses are completely flexible and provide an innovative online platform for assignments and examinations.

The institute offers diploma, postgraduate diploma and PGDBA courses in the fields such as marketing management, finance, HR, operations, information technology, supply chain management, risk and insurance management, retail management, material management and more. For further information, visit MITSDE.

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