IGNOU - online MBA for 2022

September 08, 2022

IGNOU - online MBA for 2022


The Indira Gandhi National Open University was established in 1985, to broaden the ray of education in the country. It has created a platform for students all over the country to benefit from and set an example to all other universities to initiate open and distance learning programs. The institution laid its foundation with two major courses on a diploma in management and a diploma in distance education and today it offers 200 programs not only for the students in India but overseas. It has expanded its boundaries to 2000 learning support centers with highly qualified faculties and experts always ready for counseling. It has emerged as one of the professional education institutes with faculties, professors, counselors, established learning centers within national and beyond international boundaries.

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 The main focus of the educational institute is to provide education in all segments of society irrespective of any limitations. It is cost-effective as it has considered all factors of the society. The standard of education is always maintained co-ordinally.

IGNOU has presented trained skilled educators with the use of innovative technologies.


  • Flexible admission rules.
  • Cost-effective and economical programs designed while considering all segments of society
  • Programs based on deep analysis on students.
  • A nationwide network supporting services.
  • Collaborations with several other universities.

IGNOU offers

  • Doctoral programs
  • Master’s programs
  • M.Phil programs
  • Bachelor’s programs
  • PG and advance diploma program
  • PG and advance certificate programs
  • Certificate programs
  • Non-credit programs

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Minimum duration of the program: 2 years.

The maximum duration of the program: 5 years.

Course fee: 37,000.

There is no age limitation for this course.


The IGNOU will follow the eligibility criteria of AICTE

Any graduate with 50% for unreserved category and 5% relaxation, i.e 45% for reserved category from a recognized authority or equivalent.

Criteria for the eligible percentage are strictly followed by IGNOU.

Aspirants must have qualified OPENMAT (an entrance test for admission in IGNOU) conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA).

The institution follows a course-wise registration process for various courses offered.

Masters of Business Administration (Banking and Finance)

Minimum duration of the course: 2.5 years.

The maximum duration of the course: 8 years. 

Course fee: 37,000.

There is no limitation on age.


 The candidates must be a member of the Indian Institute of Bankers and should satisfy the following conditions-

  • Aspirants must have cleared CAIIB examinations of the Indian Institute of Bankers and must be awarded the required credentials or qualifications.
  • Aspirants must have completed his/her graduation degree from a recognized institute/university.

This program was launched by the MoU of the Indian Institute of banking and finance and IGNOU. The program is designed in such a way that it should meet the needs of banking professionals of CAIIB. The post-graduation is devised especially for the professionals of banking and finance in CAIIB. The program focuses on the capabilities and skill enhancement of banking professionals.

IGNOU OPENMAT entrance exam for MBA admissions

  • Mode of exam: computer-based test
  • Duration of exam: 180 minutes.
  • Exam type: MCQs.
  • A total number of questions: 2000.
  • A total number of marks: 200.
  • No negative marking will be allotted to incorrect answers.
  • Application fee: 800 for unreserved category and 600 for reserved category.
  • Fee payment can be done online or offline via draft mode.
  • The exam is divided into four sections: general awareness, English, quantitative aptitude, and logical reasoning.

Application process

  • The aspirants are recommended to visit the official site of IGNOU and go through all the details regarding the exam.
  • After reading and confirming all the details, candidates are needed to register themselves. After registration with login credentials candidates are required to login and fill the application form.
  • Enter all the necessary details carefully and submit all the required documents.
  • After paying the application fee, an application form can be submitted.
  • Admit cards will be available on the official site two weeks before the exam dates. Candidates may download the admit card and make a print to carry the same on the day of the exam with two passport size photographs and valid identification proof.
  • After the announcement of the result and publishing of merit list and score. Qualified students are requested to visit the site and apply for the admission process.

Campus Placement cells (CPC) in IGNOU

It was established in the year 2005, for the students to get opportunities in campus drives. students need to register themselves in the cell. Considering all the criteria the cell will guide you and get opportunities to your doorsteps to get hired by reputed organizations. It conducted drives for all the programs over the years, it acts as a mediator between industry and students.

Here are the top profiles of the campus recruited students

  • Business Development Executive (BDE)
  • Associate Executive Sales
  • Relationship Manager
  • Sales and Operations roles
  • Site Visitor and Manager
  • Management Trainee
  • HR

By Mithila Rathod

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