IGNOU invites application for the following Degree/ Diploma Programme in Management:
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The MBA Programme consists of 21 courses in all. These comprise of:
All the above programmes have multi-media design, using technology aided delivery systems. These are offered through countrywide network of study centres. The University will be admitting the students for the above degree/diplomas in Management starting from July 2011 through an entrance test 'OPENMAT' to be held as per schedule given below.
The following eligibility criteria has been approved by the Academic Council at its 46th meeting held on 13.01.2011 (AC 46.39.3).
For Foreign Students
Foreign students residing in India are eligible to seek admission in IGNOU programmes that have valid student visa for the minimum duration of the programme. Such students are required to remit the fee at par with foreign students (fee structure of foreign students could be downloaded from the www.ignou.ac.in).
Admission of foreign students residing in India will be processed by the International Division of the University after ensuring their antecedents from the Ministry of External Affairs/Ministry of Human Resource Development.
Programmes with fixed number of seats are not opened for foreign students.
Admission to MBA (Management Programme) From Dim and PGSDM
Those who are Non-graduates and who have successfully completed DIM would be allowed to get admission into Management Programme (MBA), without re-appearing in Entrance Test (OPENMAT), after completing Bachelor's degree, if they so desire.
In such a case they should send the re-registration form along with the mark sheet and copy of the Bachelor's Degree to the concerned Regional Director for getting admission to MBA, within the dates prescribed by the University for re-registration. Normally the dates are 1st February to 31st March and 1st August to 1st October for respective semesters.
The students qualifying any of PG Specialization Diplomas, if desirous of pursuing MBA, may do so by registering for other courses. However those who have done PG Specialization Diplomas under Direct Entry stream prior to 1997 will have to qualify OPENMAT test and apply for credit transfer by paying requisite fee on prescribed form to the Registrar (SR&E), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068 as per credit transfer rules.
How To Apply:
Entrance Test (OPENMAT XXVI, OPENMAT XXVII and IGNOU OPENMAT XXVIII)
Admission to Management Programmes of IGNOU is done through OPENMAT Entrance Examinations, held twice a year.
For appearing in the entrance test (OPENMAT) a student has to fill up Application Form for OPENMAT ENTRANCE TEST- Form 1 which is provided separately in an envelope along with this STUDENT HANDBOOK AND PROSPECTUS. Please see the instructions for filling up the ENTRANCE TEST Form.
You need to send the form in the same envelope attached in the Prospectus by Registered/Speed Post so as to reach on or before the last date printed on the application form. No other document is required to be submitted along with this form. The Entrance Test will be held on the following dates:
OPENMAT XXVII Exam Date - 07.02.2012 (Sunday 10.00 A.M. - 1.00 P.M.)
Last date of submission of of the entrance test form (Form 1) University Headquarters - 15.12.2011
Eligible to take admission in (validity of openmat score) -IInd Sem., 2012 (July, 2012) and Ist Sem., 2011 (January, 2011)
Last date for submission of of the entrance application form for admission at the concerned Regional Centre along with Result Card, Identity Card and other relevant documents - 31st May, 2012 and 30th November, 2012.
OPENMAT XXVIII - 22.08.2012 (Sunday 10.00 AM - 1.00 PM)
Last date of submission of of the entrance test form (Form 1) University Headquarters - 15.7.2012
Eligible to take admission in (validity of openmat score) - Ist Sem, 2011 (January, 2011) and IInd Sem., 2011 (July, 2011)
Last date for submission of of the entrance application form for admission at the concerned Regional Centre along with Result Card, Identity Card and other relevant documents - 30th November, 2012 and 31st May, 2011
A student can appear in anyone of the above OPENMAT Examinations. If a student wants to appear in more than one OPENMAT Examinations s/he is required to apply separately.
Admission to the MBA, Diploma in Management, PGDIM and Post Graduate Diplomas in HRM, FM, OM, and MM, will be done on the basis of the score obtained in the OPENMAT, conducted all over India twice a year as per above schedule. (Clearance of OPENMAT conducted by IGNOU. The candidates who have successfully cleared the entrance test for admission into Management Programme conducted by institutions like CAT, MAT and State level tests need not appear in OPENMAT).
A result card will be sent to all the candidates appearing in the OPENMAT examination. It will indicate whether the candidate has qualified or not qualified for admission on the basis of cut-off score as decided by the University.
For admission a learner will have to apply on the specified APPLICATION FORM - Form 2 which is given
in the Prospectus along with required documents to the Regional Director concerned. You are advised to retain a Photo Copy of the Application Form submitted to IGNOU. Admission will be offered to all those attaining the cut off score and above, subject to their fulfilling other eligibility criteria as mentioned in Appendix 1.
Validity of Openmat Score
Candidates who have qualified for admission on the basis of the score obtained in the Entrance Test (OPENMAT) will be eligible to take admission into Management Programme in any of the subsequent semesters. For example, a student who has qualified for admission in August 2011 test, may take admission in any of the following two semesters i.e. either in January 2012 or July 2012 semester, one who qualifies in February 2012 test may take admission in July 20010 or January 2011 semester and one who qualifies in August 2012 test may take admission in January 2011 or July 2011 semester. The last dates for submission of the Application Form for Admission to these semesters are as follows:
For those qualifying August 2011 Test - Ist Sem 2012 (January 2012) - 30th November, 2011 (OPENMAT-XXVI) IInd Sem. 2012 (July 2012) - 31st May, 2012
For those qualifying February 2012 Test - IInd Sem. 2012 (July 2012) - 31st May, 2012 (OPENMAT-XXVII) Ist Sem. 2011 (January 2011) - 30th November, 2012
For those qualifying August 2012 Test - Ist Sem 2011 (January 2011) - 30th November, 2012 (OPENMAT-XXVIII) IInd Sem. 2011 (July 2011) - 31st May, 2011