The ongoing pandemic has once again brought unprecedented focus on non-traditional MBA courses like Online MBA and distance MBA courses. However, irrespective of the COVID Impact, Distance MBA has been enjoying a resurgent popularity over the years. Working professionals, who want to earn a MBA degree without quitting their job, are especially fueling the popularity of distance MBA courses.
Keeping in mind the growing popularity of non-traditional MBA courses, below we’ve furnished a list of top distance MBA colleges in India. The below list only enlist top 5 colleges and universities. Over the years, these institutes have earned several recognitions and awards for their invaluable contribution in the distance education field.
NMIMS Global Access School for Continuing Education (NGA SCE):
Founded in 1994, today NGA SCE stands as one of the premium distance learning institutes of India. The institution brings with it the unassailable brand name of SKVM’s NMIMS. SKVM’s NMIMS, which offers full-time MBA courses, is widely hailed as one of the topmost management education institute of India. Likewise, NGA SCE’s distance learning MBA courses are amongst sought after distance MBA courses.
Among many other things, NGA SCE’s real strength lies in its highly experienced faculty. Its distinguished faculty comprises of 80 PHDs and more than 120 faculty members from prestigious institutes like IIMs and IITs.
Owing to such world class faculty, today scores of NGA SCE’s alumni are working in some of the best companies in India’s corporate world.
IMT-Centre for Distance Learning:
IMT Centre for Distance Learning (IMT-CDL) is the distance learning arm of IMT Ghaziabad. The latter being one of the most celebrated management education institutions of India. Just like its parent organization, IMT’s distance learning arm has stamped a formidable reputation in distance management education field. Founded in 1984, IMT-Centre for Distance Learning is one of the oldest distance education institutes of India. Therefore, there are probably only few institutes in this country that can match the experience and pedology quality of (IMT-CDL). Over the years, the institute has entrenched its reputation as one of the best institutes offering distance or online PGDM courses in management. It currently offers two-year PGDM, 15 months PGDM and 13-month PCGM course.
While affordable and economical fees are one of the USPs of Distance MBA courses, Annamalal University takes this USP to a different level altogether. This is to say that Annamalal University’s distance MBA courses charge comparatively lower fees as compared to other distance MBA colleges. However, this isn’t the only USP of this university. Excellent faculty and student-friendly management are among some of the unique features of this distinguished university. Besides, Annamalai University had entered the distance education field as early as 1979, making it one of the oldest institute in the distance education field.
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL)
Having built an enviable reputation in full-time MBA education, Symbiosis over the years has lend the same expertise and proficiency in the field of distance MBA. Today the institute is especially known for offering one of the best distance PGDM courses in India. Symbiosis also boosts a strong clout in India’s corporate world. This invariably means that SCDL students always stand a good chance of securing a good job through campus placement. Last but not least, its highly experienced faculty coupled with state-of-the-art digital infrastructure makes this institute one of its kind.
Sikkim Manipal University- Distance Education
Another distinguished name in the filed of management is Sikkim Manipal University. Sikkim Manipal University, which has already entrenched its reputation in higher education, had established its distanced education arm in 2001. Since then it has been setting new standards and higher benchmarks in distance MBA education. The institute boosts a huge network of alumni, which is again a hallmark of its impeccable reputation. Today scores of its alumni are working in some of the top companies including TCS, Infosys, HCL and Airtel.