New Delhi: Recently the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched a new online Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme. The virtual programme is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and IGNOU’s School of Management Studies will be offered the online MBA. From January 2022 towards willing candidates can enrol their name in the course.
Nageshwar Rao, the vice-chancellor of IGNOU has launched the MBA programme on 11th January 2022. The programme coordinators are Prof. Rajeev Kumar Shukla and Dr. Venkataiah Chittipaka, SOMS, IGNOU. It is said that the MBA programme has been designed to reach the masses and provide inclusive quality education.
In a statement from IGNOU, it is said, “The online MBA programme will include self-study material in digital form, asynchronous and synchronous counselling, online live learning sessions, and pre-recorded video lectures. Sessions will also be provided to online students through GyanDarshan, mobile app, social media platforms, Gyanvani, together with e-mail support from IGNOU.”
The period of the course is 2 years with four semesters. But the students get a maximum of 4 years for completing this. It includes 28 courses and has 116 credits as weightage. Indian as well as foreign students can also join in the course.
Online MBA course: Fees, eligibility
Candidates from Indian territory and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries need to spend Rs 14,000 for semesters 1,2 and 4 and for semester 3 it is Rs 16,000.
There will be no entrance test for admission to the course. Given below is the eligibility criteria for the online MBA course
- For the general category, it needs a bachelor’s degree with 50% marks.
- For the reserved category, it needs a bachelor’s degree with 45% marks.
You will get the complete fee structure and other eligibility criteria from the official website of IGNOU at iop.ignouonline.ac.in.
Online MBA programme specialisations
IGNOU’s online MBA programme offers specializations in the above five fields. Getting knowledge about the fields will help the students in their future job careers.
- Marketing management.
- Human resource management.
- Services management.
- Financial management.
- Operations management.
Interested candidates can apply for the online MBA programme in IGNOU at ignouiop.samarth.edu.in.