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Is SMU Good for Distance Education MBA: The Review

Distance management degrees are a trend these days. The reason belongs to the benefits of these degrees including the aspect of time saving. Here, it is possible to get a degree while you ear. The Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) allows you to fulfill all of your dreams.  When it comes to Distance Education, SMU is one of the most prestigious distance learning institutions. The university has introduced a wide variety of courses for the spring February in the year 2009.

Also Read: IGNOU Vs SMU Vs Symbiosis

These include three latest new specialisations in MBA programs:
  • Total Quality Management
  • Project Management
  • Operations Management
The university offers you the latest technology, personal classroom, and virtual lectures. Students can easily benefit from a relevant state-of-the-art core curriculum. The virtual classroom through TeL or technology enabled learning will help you to establish interaction directly with your faculty so as to boost learning experiences and a lot more. The facility of TeL is presently available only for MCA and MBA programs. It facilitate you to enjoy world-class quality education right from the comfort of your home or any other place you like at any point of time.

The course curriculum of SMU for Distance Education MBA allows candidates to do the following:
  • Get immense benefit from live lectures
  • Interact with professors and peers on the internet
  • Get Access to rich libraries
  • Enjoy access to online discussion forums (this is of great help for working professionals)
Apart from the above mentioned, being an SMU student comes with a benefit of time saving factor. Here, the student requires taking time off from work so as to attend classes. This is the place where students can learn at their own comfort and get a university degree even while working full time (the prospect of learning while earning).

When it comes to applying for admission into the Distance Learning Programs from SMU, the candidates require applying at any one of the six hundred 600 Authorized Learning Centres of the university.

The procedure for application is simple. All you require doing is following the steps mentioned below:
  • Select your preferred program.
  • Download the prospectus for the chosen program.
  • Buy the application form from your nearest SMU Learning Centre
  • Fill the application form.
  • Attach all of the requisite documents listed in the application.
  • Attach the course fee through a Demand Draft in favour of “Sikkim Manipal University, DE”. This is payable at Manipal / Udupi.
  • Submit the application form with all applicable documents at the Learning Centre.
In order to know about the overall status of your application for management course in SMU, you simply require entering your application number and analyse its status on their official website.

In a nutshell, SMU is a good option for those looking for studies related to Distance MBA.

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NMIMS Distance Education Courses Admission FEE & Last Date 2015

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies popularly known as NMIMS University is a private university located in Mumbai. NMIMS is among one of the Top B-Schools in India & runs various distance education courses under the name of NMIMS Global Access – School for Continuing Education formerly known as School of Distance Learning.

NMIMS was founded in the year 1981 has been awarded "Five Star" rating and "A" grade by the NAAC and UGC respectively. All programmes offered by NMIMS distance education are approved by Joint Committee of UGC-AICTE-DEC. All the programmes offered by the university are specially designed for working executives, management students, fresh graduates & house wives.

Currently NMIMS distance education is inviting applications for it's distance education courses for July 2015 batch.

Courses Offered

Certificate Programs (6 Months Duration)
  • Certificate Program in Digital Marketing
  • Certificate Program in Corporate Communication
  • Certificate Program in Business Management
  • Certificate Program in Intellectual Property Rights
Diploma Programmes (1 Year Duration)
  • Diploma in Business Management
  • Diploma in Marketing Management
  • Diploma in Financial Management
  • Diploma in Human Resources Management
  • Diploma in International Trade Management
  • Diploma in Banking and Finance Management
  • Diploma in Supply Chain Management
  • Diploma in Retail Management
  • Diploma in Services Management
  • Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights
  • Diploma in Financial Planning & Wealth Management
Post Graduate Diploma Programmes (2 Years duration)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade Management
  • Post graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Retail Management

Important Dates

Below are the tentative dates of the MBA programme.

Start of Online registration : 10th May 2015
Last date for Online registration : 17th July 2015
Last date for submission of documents : 20th July 2015
Last date for Cancellation of Admission : 22nd July 2015
Commencement of the Programme & Closure of Admission : 22nd July 2015
Orientation of the program : 28th July 2015

For more information about the programme someone may download the following pdf.

Fee Structure

Certificate Programmes : Rs.18000/-
One year diploma programme : Rs.34000/-
Two years Post Graduate Diploma Programmes : Rs.67000/-

For eligibility criteria & admission procedure someone may visit our following post for reference.

For more details students may contact on the following details.

V. L. Mehta Road, Vile Parle (W)
Mumbai – 400056
Maharashtra, IN
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Pondicherry University Distance Education MBA Admission Fee 2015

Pondicherry University offers distance education MBA course under directorate of distance education. In 2015 Pondicherry University offering 2 years MBA distance education courses with 7 specializations including Marketing , Finance, International Business, Human Resource Management, General, Retail Management & Tourism. Currently University is inviting applications for distance learning MBA admission 2015 session.

Pondicherry University entered the field of Distance Education in the academic year 1995 – 96 to cater to the aspirations of students who otherwise could not pursue higher education in the on campus academic programs. The university focus on sector specific job oriented professional programs. The Masters Programs in Management (MBA), among others, offered by the Directorate of Distance Education have made a mark of their own among the quality conscious unemployed youth and working people in the corporate India across the country.

Pondicherry University Distance Education MBA Courses

Currently Pondicherry university is offering following distance learning MBA courses.
  • Master of Business Administration in Marketing
  • Master of Business Administration in Finance
  • Master of Business Administration in International Business
  • Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management
  • Master of Business Administration (General)
  • Master of Business Administration in Retail Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Tourism

Modes of MBA Programs

All the distance education mba courses mentioned above are available in two learning modes
  • Distance Mode with personal contact programmes
  • Twinning Programmes

Distance Mode with Personal Contact Programmes

This programme is a combination of self study mode & study center. Study material for first semester students would be sent to the students before the commencement of PCP classes either by Registered Parcel or by Express Parcel Service. Apart from the study material, a set of text books for select subjects will also be provided for reference during the course of the study.

Personal Contact Program classes will be arranged at the centres identified by the Directorate. Students has to attend 40 hours classes per semester. Classes will be conducted on four weekends for four weeks, 5 hours per day.(8 days X 5 hours). Although Attendance to PCP classes is Optional.
Program Highlights
  • Printed Course Material
  • Standard Text Books
  • PCP Classes in nearby centres for distance mode
  • Affordable tuition fee

Twinning Programmes

The twinning program concept is yet another innovation of the Pondicherry University’s Directorate of Distance Education. It envisages a tie-up between the Directorate of Distance Education, Pondicherry University and another College/Institution of repute. These partner Institutions/Colleges are referred as TWINNING CENTERS of the Pondicherry University, DDE. The twinning centers organize all the important tasks on behalf of the University, viz; admission, conduct of classes during week-ends, semester examinations and liasoning with the University in a more structured fashion under the strict supervision and guidance of the Pondicherry University. you can visit Pondicherry University website for more information on  twinning programmes.
Program Highlights
  • Spot Admission at the twinning centres
  • Reputed Management Institutes/Schools from across the country
  • Regular weekend/Evening Classes
  • Access to the twinning Institutes resources

Pondicherry University Distance Education MBA Eligibility Criteria

Any degree from a recognized university under 10+2+3 or 11+1+3 or 11+2+2 system of college education.

Pondicherry University Distance MBA Admission Procedure

Applicants must go through the information brochure carefully before filling-up the 
Application form and enter correctly the course code and name of the program. 

The application form and Information Brochure can be had from:

1. The DDE office, Pondicherry University, Puducherry–605 014 in person free of  cost


2. By post on request with self addressed Ten Rupees stamped envelope (25x18 cm)  addressed to  The Director, DDE, Pondicherry University, Puducherry  – 605014. 


3. can be downloaded from the University web site: .

Pondicherry University Distance MBA Fee Structure 

The fee structure for pondicherry University Distance MBA is as follows.

Registration & Processing Fee
Matriculation Fee
University Development Fund
Recognition Fee (For Foreign University Degree – Rs.450)
Study Materials Fee & Handling Charges
Tuition Fee


The Fee may be paid as follows:

FIRST YEAR  - First Semester         (To be paid at the time of admission)- Rs.8175
FIRST YEAR  - Second Semester    (To be paid on or before 31st January )- Rs.3250
SECOND YEAR  - Third Semester   (To be paid on or before 31st July)- Rs.3250
SECOND YEAR  - Fourth Semester  (To be paid on or before 31st January)- Rs.3250

Pondicherry University Contact Number & Address

The Director
Directorate of Distance Education,
Pondicherry University,
R.V. Nagar, Kalapet,
Puducherry - 605 014.
Phone : 0413-2654439,0413-2655256 Fax : 0413-2655258
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Hyderabad University Distance Education Admission Notification 2015

Hyderabad University Admission Notification 2014
University of Hyderabad is known as one of the premier institution for post graduate teaching and research. Currently Hyderabad University is inviting applications for various distance learning courses. As of now the university is offering total 14 post graduate courses through distance learning. These all courses are basically diploma courses and eligible candidates can apply for admission before 31st of January.

Hyderabad University was founded in 1974 and started offering Post Graduate Diploma Programmes through distance mode since 1994. The university target students are working professionals & fresh graduate. Working professionals always look for distance education courses to enhance their skills and fresh graduate prefer these distance courses to enhance their chances to get employment.

Below is the list of courses offered by Hyderabad University.

List Of Distance Education Courses Offered By Hyderabad University

  1. Post-Graduate Diploma in Chemical Analysis & Quality Management (PGDCAQM)
  2. Post-Graduate Diploma in Medicinal Botany (PGDMB) 
  3. Post-Graduate Diploma in Library Automation & Networking (PGDLAN)
  4. Post-Graduate Diploma in Project Management (PGDPM)
  5. Post-Graduate Diploma in Telecommunications (PGDTC)
  6. Post-Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies in Hindi (PGDTSH) 
  7. Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM)
  8. Post-Graduate Diploma in Cyber Laws & Intellectual Property Rights (PGDCL&IPR)
  9. Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Rights (PGDHR)
  10. Post-Graduate Diploma in Governance (PGDG)
  11. Post-Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice & Forensic Science (PGDCJ&FS)
  12. Post-Graduate Diploma in Communicative English (PGDCE) 
  13. Post-Graduate Diploma in Technology Management in Agriculture
  14. (PGDTMA)
  15. Post Graduate Diploma in Telecom Technology & Management (PGDTTM)

Eligibility Criteria For Courses

Any graduate from a recognized university can take admission in PGDPM,  PGDCL&IPR, PGDBM, PGDCE, PGDCJ&FS, PGDG, PGDHR, PGDMB courses.

A candidate must be a graduate in Library Science from a recognized University to take admission in PGDLAN.

Any graduate with Hindi as one of the subjects from a recognized University can only take admission in PGDTSH.

Any graduate with Maths and Physics or Electronics as subjects from a recognized University can only take admission in PGDTC.

To take admission in PGDCAQM, the candidate should be Graduate with Chemistry as one of the subjects from a recognized University.

For admission in PGDTMA courses the candidate should be a graduate from a recognized University with two years experience.

For admission in PGDTTM only Engineering Graduate and Post Graduates in ECE/ECT Infromation and Communicaton Technology (ICT) Branches, M.Sc. Electronics, or Other Engineering Graduates and B.Sc. (Electronics) with 2years experience in Communication field can apply.

Important Dates For Admission & Application Procedure

Last Date for receipt of Application forms is 31 January 2015.

There is a application fee to apply for the above mentioned courses. Candidates are required to pay the fee of Rs.300/- in the form of Demad Draft from any Nationalized Bank drawn in favour of "The Finance Officer University of Hyderabad" payable at Hyderabad.

Application form can be obtain in person by payment in cash or can be downloaded from this page. You can also download the prospectus from the same page.

Selection will be made on merit basis. Your past academic record & work experience will also be taken in consideration. For more information kindly contact on the below mentioned contact details.

Center for Distance and Virtual Learning
Golden Threshold,
Nampally Station Road,
Abids, Hyderabad - 500 001,
Andhra Pradesh, India
Phone : 040-2460 0264
Fax : 040-2460 0266
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NMIMS Distance Learning Admission Notification 2015 for MBA (PGDBM) & Diploma Courses

NMIMS Distance Learning

NMIMS Distance Learning Admission Notification 2015: NMIMS Global Access – School for Continuing Education, Mumbai, formerly known as School of Distance Learning is inviting application for admission into its various distance learning management programs including MBA (PGDBM) 2015. All the programs are approved by joint committee of UGC-AICTE-DEC.

The school has its facilitation centers across India. The school offers learning through self instructional study material & personal contact programs.


1 Year Diploma Programmes

Business Management (DBM)
Marketing Management (DMM)
Financial Management (DFM)
Human Resources Management (DHRM)
International Trade Management (DITM)
Banking and Finance Management (DBFM)
Supply Chain Management (DSCM)

2 Years Post Graduate Diploma Programmes

Business Management (PGDBM)
Marketing Management (PGDMM)
Financial Management (PGDFM)
Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)
International Trade Management (PGDITM)
Banking and Finance (PGDBFM)
Supply Chain Management (PGDSCM)

Eligibility Criteria

Diploma Programme

Bachelors Degree in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent degree recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) OR H.S.C plus 3 years Diploma recognized by AICTE OR S.S.C plus 3 years Diploma recognized by AICTE and 3 years work experience. OR S.S.C plus 6 years of work experience.

PG Programme

Bachelors Degree in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent degree recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with minimum 50% marks at Graduation Level. OR Bachelors Degree in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent degree recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with minimum 2 years of work experience.

Fee Structure

Diploma Programme : 34,000.
PG Programme : 1st year - 34,000 | 2nd Year - 33,000.
Admission processing Fee Rs. 1000/- additional.
Examination fees Rs 500/- per subject/per course.
Personal Contact Programme (PCPs) Rs 250/- per subject/per course.

Important Dates (Tentative)

Start of online registration : 3rd December 2014
Last date of online registration : 31st Jan 2015
Commencement of the Programme & Closure of Admission : 11th February 2015
Orientation Programme at Mumbai : 17th February 2015

Registration for Orientation Programme will be online via from 11th February 2015 to 15th February 2013 – till 5.00 p.m. only. 
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