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IGNOU M.COM Distance Education Eligibility Admission Fee Syllabus 2017


IGNOU M.COM Distance Education Mode: IGNOU offers M.COM or Master of Commerce programme as a Distance education mode under its School of Management Studies (one of most famous business school in Open Learning System in the world). IGNOU M.COM distance education programme is very popular and demanding among the aspirants who want to pursue their higher education in the field of business and commerce. IGNOU School of Management Studies offers more than a dozen (14) programmes in the category of commerce. On the other hand, less than a dozen (11) programmes in the category of management.

As far as IGNOU M.COM programme is concern, IGNOU offers Distance education M.Com [Master of Commerce] specialisation in Internationa operations. Through Distance Education M.COM  IGNOU believes to provide young students practical and sound knowledge about accounting concepts and skills in entrepreneurship so that a students should handle business Operations easily, particularly in International Business. The M.COM syllabus also prepared with such content matter that is focused on the applied aspects of Business Operations and International Business Operations.
IGNOU is offering some special features in its Distance M.COM programme which makes it different from the other Universities distance M.COM programme such as:

• IGNOU M.COM programme aims at developing an understanding of business operations especially in the field of international business.
• IGNOU M.COM course is designed and prepared by Best academician from the field of Commerce industry.
• Strong students support system and live teleconferencing with experts from Commerce field.

IGNOU M.COM (or) IGNOU Master of Commerce

Course Duration:

Minimum Duration is 2 years and Maximum period is 5 years for M.Com programme.

Eligibility Criteria:

To match the Eligibility Criteria of IGNOU's MCOM distance education programme, a candidate must have a Bachelor Degree or equivalent degree in any discipline from a recognized University. The medium of instructions will be both in Hindi & English and there is no Age bar for the candidates to apply for this programme.

Fee Structure:

A candidate has to pay sum of 11000/- for Distance IGNOU M.COM Course for two years programme.

IGNOU M.Com Syllabus:

Below is a Table displaying the IGNOU M.COM Syllabus in the form of first year subjects and second year subjects with their codes and no. of credits for a particular subject.

                                                                     IGNOU M.COM (First Year)
                                        Name of Course

                                                                          IGNOU M.COM ( Second Year )


Admission Procedure:

You can get admission into IGNOU M.COM programme by getting & filling the prospectus for M.COM programme. There are three ways to obtaining IGNOU M.COM Prospectus such as:
In Person: you can obtain Prospectus from IGNOU Regional Centre in person by paying amount of Rs.200/-.
By Post: You can get the prospectus for Distance M.Com Course by sending a Demand Draft Rs.250/- in favour of IGNOU, Registrar (Student Registration Division),Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-68.
Download the prospectus from IGNOU website: Candidate may download prospectus from IGNOU University's official website or Candidate may visit nearest Regional Center of IGNOU for more details on IGNOU Distance education M.COM Course.

Areas of Specialization

IGNOU also offers M.COM programme in different specialization areas such as:

• Master of Commerce (M.COM) in Business Policy and Corporate Governance
• Master of Commerce (M.COM)  in Finance & Taxation
• Master of Commerce (M.COM) in Management Accounting & Financial Strategies

Other Popular IGNOU Courses

Contact Details

To get more information on Distance education IGNOU M.COM or other programmes of the University students may contact on following address:

Regional Director,
Student Service Centre, IGNOU,
Maidan Garhi, New Delhi -110068
E-mail: ssc@ignou.ac.in
Telephone: 011-29535714
Official Website: www.ignou.ac.in
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Annamalai University Distance MBA Admission Fee Prospectus 2017

Annamalai University Distance Education MBA is one the popular course in India because Directorate of Distance Education of Annamalai University offers MBA programme in 7 specialization areas which caters the need of every management aspirant. This year Annamalai University is also arranging Admission Procedure for its MBA 2017-18 session through its two modes of admission:

Annamalai University Distance Education MBA

Annamalai University Distance MBA

Annamalai University Distance Education MBA Admission Procedure 2017

(a)    Spot Admission Process: For Spot Admission, candidates who live near any of the Study Centres mentioned in Annexure-I of Annamalai Distance Learning MBA Prospectus 2015-2016 can go for Spot Admission himself/herself. If candidate is fulfill the Distance Learning MBA Eligibility Criteria for the session 2015-2016 & has all required documents he/she will be selected for direct admission and may contact to the nearest Study Centre In Person along with following documents:
  • Properly filled-in MBA Application Form along with attested Xerox copies of Certificates of qualification and age proof at the time of Admission.
  • Original certificates of qualification eligibility and Transfer/ Migration Certificate.
  • One attested passport size photograph to be pasted on the Annamalai University MBA Application form.
  • 2 recent Passport size Photographs. Note: Candidate should not sign on the photographs affixed on the Scanning Form and Identity Card.
  • A Demand Draft (D.D) of prescribed MBA Fees drawn in favour of The Director, D.D.E., Annamalai University.
 (b)   Admission through Post: If Candidate does not live near any of the University Study Centres, then he/she can send properly filled-in Application Form attach with a (D.D) Demand Draft of Fee drawn in favour of The Director, D.D.E., Annamalai University Via Speed Post/ Registered Post/ Courier to the following address:

The Director,
Directorate of Distance Education,
Annamalai University, Annamalainagar – 608 002
Along with attested Xerox copies of required documents like:

(1) Certificates for the eligible qualification (10th + 12th + Graduation Or Equivalent)
(2) Certificate of Transfer/ Migration
(3) Two recent captured passport size photographs to be pasted on Identity Card and Scanning Form.

Annamalai University Distance Education MBA Fee Structure 2017

Fee structure of Annamalai University Distance Education MBA programme for the first year: Rs.13350/- and on the other hand, second year a candidate has to pay total of Rs.12300/- for theory student and Rs.12800/- for project student

Eligibility Criteria

To get admission into Annamalai University MBA Programme, a Candidate must satisfy the following Eligibility Criteria:
A Candidate should possess Any Degree or an equivalent examination (except 10+2+2 pattern degree) to be a part of Prestigious Distance Education MBA Programme of Directorate of Distance Education of Annamalai University.

MBA Specialisations

Following are the specialisation areas of Annamalai University Distance Education MBA programme:
  1. M.B.A - Master of Business Administration (Medium of Instruction: English and Tamil)
  2. M.B.A  in E-Business (Medium of instruction: English) 
  3. M.B.A in International Business (Medium of instruction: English) 
  4. M.B.A in (Human Resource Management) (Medium of instruction: English) 
  5. M.B.A in (Marketing Management) (Medium of instruction: English) 
  6. M.B.A in (Financial Management) (Medium of instruction: English)   
  7. M.B.A in (Information System) (Medium of instruction: English)  
  8. M.B.A. (Hospital Management) (Medium of instruction: English) 

Medium of Instruction

For Annamalai University MBA programme, medium of instruction would be either in English Language (or) in Tamil Language. But in other 7 MBA specialisation areas medium of Instruction would be in English Language only.

Course Duration

The Minimum duration of completing the Annamalai University MBA programme is two years and maximum duration is 7 years from the year of admission.

Contact Details

For any information on Distance Education MBA or other programme a candidate may contact to following contact details:

Annamalai Nagar - 608 002
Tamil Nadu, India
Landline Phone number: 91 - 4144 - 238248/263/796, Fax: 91 - 4144 - 238080
Email: info@annamalaiuniversity.ac.in
Website: www.annamalaiuniversity.ac.in

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Lovely Professional University Distance Education Courses & Admission 2017

LPU Distance Education (LPU DE): An Overview

Distance Education or D-Learning/Distance Learning is an important mode of providing education across the world, but when it comes to India it has become more crucial because a major part of India’s population lives in rural areas and the same time people are busy with their daily life styles like: working professionals, house wives etc. So in these conditions they don’t have much time to get their education on a higher level that’s why these distance education courses are very helpful & worthy to them.
In recent times, there are many universities who have been focusing to improve this kind of learning system (Distance Education) Lovely Professional University is one of them. Lovely Professional University has been established in 2005 with a motto “Transforming Education Transforming India.”
Lovely Professional University is affiliated under University Grants Commission for Distance Education striving hard with its LPUDE punch line “Educating India, Educating World”. Lovely Professional University Distance Education (LPUDE) offers various Degree and Diploma courses that cater need of the students from Bachelors to Masters levels. These courses are specially designed to match the need of today’s generation & impart higher education to the society such as students, housewives, working professionals, and businessman/entrepreneurs.

Following are the Lovely Professional University Distance Education Courses in the Category of Business & Management: 

Business Management Degrees:

•    MBA
•    LT-MBA
•    MBA in Sales and Marketing)
•    MBA in Taxation and Finance)
•    MBA in HR Planning and Development)
•    BBA
•    BBA in Finance and Marketing)
•    LT-BBA

Business Management Diplomas:

•    PGDBM
•    PGDBM in Taxation and Finance

Degrees and Diplomas offered by LPUDE in the category of Information Technology and Computer Science are:

Information Technology & Computer Science Degrees:

•    BCA
•    B.Sc. (IT)
•    B.Sc. (CS)
•    MCA
•    M.Sc. (IT)
•    M.Sc. (CS)
•    LT– MCA
•    LT– M.Sc. (IT)
•    LT– M.Sc. CS
•    LT– BCA
•    LT– B.Sc. (IT)
•    LT– B.Sc. (CS)
•    BCA in Programming Tools and Techniques
•    B.Sc. (IT) in Hardware and Networking Technology
•    MCA in Software Engineering and Networking)

Information Technology & Computer Science Diplomas:

•    DCA (Diploma In Computer Applications)
•    DIT  (Diploma In Information Technology)
•    DCS (Diploma In Computer Science)
•    PGDCA (Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Applications)
•    PGDIT (Post Graduate Diploma In Information Technology)
•    PGDCS (Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Science)

Degrees offered by LPUDE in the category of Arts are as follows:

• B.A (Bachelor of Arts)
• M.A (Master of Arts)
• M.A in English
• M.A in History
• M.A in Sociology
• M.A in Political Science
• M.A in Hindi
• M.A in Education

Degrees offered by LPUDE in the category of Commerce are as follows:

•    B.Com: Bachelor of Commerce
•    B.Com in Banking and Finance)
•    B.Com in Computerized Accounting)
•    M.Com: Master of Commerce

Degrees offered by LPUDE in the category of Library and Information Sciences are as follows:

•    MLIS: Master of Science in Library & Information Sciences 
•    BLIS: Bachelor of Science in Library & Information Sciences

Diplomas offered by LPUDE in the category of Library and Information Sciences are as follows:

Diploma in Library and Information Sciences (DLIS)

Note: * LT-Lateral Entry

How to Apply

For any Degree or Diploma Course students can buy the prospectus from University counters or they can also download the prospectus from University's website.

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Madras University Distance Education Courses Fee & Admission 2017

University of Madras or popularly known as Madras University is a renowned university of southern region of India with its motto “Learning Promotes Natural Talent.” 

Madras University has established its Institute of Distance Education (IDE) in 1981 and as far as its distance education programmes are concern; Madras University distance education offers various distance Education programmes specially designed to cater the need of house wives, working professionals and those who can’t go to the regular classrooms. Distance education is need young generation because in India people want to earn money while studying, so these distance learning courses help them to pursue their dreams.

Madras University Distance Education

University Of Madras:  Institute of Distance Education (IDE)

After successfully completed 32 years, The Institute of Distance Education of University of Madras has more than 3.0 lacs students on the board. The primary objective of Institute of Distance Education (IDE) of Madras University is to provide quality education environment that boost, encourage students to achieve their educational, personal and educational goals.

Presently University of Madras (IDE) is offering 102 Degree Programs which catering the need of Post Graduate, Under Graduate, Diploma & Certification Programs students. All the programmes such as Undergraduate (27), Postgraduate (20), Professional Programmes (17), Diploma (25), and Certificate Programmes (13) and professional job oriented programmes are affiliated from different authorities like UGC, NAAC, and AIU. The “Five Star Status” has been conferred by National Assessment and Accreditation Council and "University with Potential for Excellence" status given by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi which is very much appreciated by all the institutional bodies of India. Madras University has its special Personal Contact Programmes (both theory & practical) which are running and monitoring by experienced faculty to help students on every step of learning. Many students who passed out from university; are working with national and multinational companies, which is sign of satisfaction for the faculty members of Madras University.

University of Madras Distance Education Courses 2017:

· Postgraduate Degree Courses
· Postgraduate Professional Degree Courses
· Postgraduate Diploma/PG Diploma Courses
· Madras University Certificate Courses
· Undergraduate Degree Courses
· Undergraduate Professional Degree Courses

Madras University Postgraduate Degree Courses:

Following are the various Distance Education Postgraduate Degree Courses offered by University of Madras Institute of Distance Education:

M.A in Economics
M.A in English
M.A in Historical Studies
M.A in Human Rights and Duties Education
M.A in Modern Arabic
M.A in Political Science
M.A in Vaishnavism
M.A in Christian Studies
M.A in Public Administration
Master of Music (MMusic)
MLISC: Master of Library and Information Science
M.Com: Master of Commerce
M.Sc - Mathematics
M.Sc - Physics
M.Sc - Psychology
M.Sc - Zoology
M.Sc - Geography

Madras University Postgraduate Professional Degree Courses:

Following are the Distacnce Education Postgraduate Professional Degree Courses offered by University of Madras Institute of Distance Education:

MBA: Master of Business Administration
MCA: Master of Computer Applications

Madras University Diploma/ Postgraduate (PG) Diploma Courses:

Following are the Distance Education Diploma Courses offered by University of Madras Institute of Distance Education:

Diploma in Information Security and Cyber Law (Medium: English)
Diploma in Labour Law (Medium: English)
Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Medium: English)
Diploma in Management (Medium: English)
Diploma in Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences (Medium: English)
Diploma in Police Administration (Medium: English & Tamil)
Diploma in School Management (Medium: English)
Diploma in Textile and Fashion Design (Medium: English)
Diploma in Accounting & Auditing (Medium: English and Tami)
Diploma in Functional Arabic
Diploma in Catering and Hotel Management (Medium: English)
Diploma in Hotel Management (Medium: English)
Diploma in Tourism and Travel Management  (Medium: English)
Diploma in Taxation  (Medium: English)
Diploma in Yoga  (Medium: English & Tamil)
P.G. Diploma in Foreign Trade  (Medium: English)
P.G. Diploma in Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences  (Medium: English)
P.G. Diploma in Shipping and Port Management  (Medium: English)
P.G. Diplomain Public Relations  (Medium: English)
P.G. Diploma in Computer Science  (Medium: English)
P.G. Diploma in Export Finance and Documentation  (Medium: English)

Madras University Certificate Courses:

Following are the Distance Education Certificate Courses offered by University of Madras Institute of Distance Education:

Certificate Course in Spoken Tamil
Certificate Course in Written Tamil
Certificate Course in Computer Applications
Certificate Course in Phytochemical Tehcniques
Certificate Course in Plant Cell and Tissue Culture
Certificate Course in Police Administration
Certificate Course in Sanskrit
Certificate Course in E-Commerce
Certificate Course in French
Certificate Course in German
Certificate Course in Library and information Science
Certificate Course in Medicinal Plants

Madras University Undergraduate Degree Courses:

Following are the Distance Education Undergraduate Degree Courses offered by University of Madras Institute of Distance Education:

B.Sc. - Geography (English & Tamil)
B.Sc. - Hotel and Catering Management English
B.Sc. - Mathematics (English & Tamil)
B.Sc. - Medical Sociology English
B.Sc. - Psychology (English & Tamil)
B.Sc. - Visual Communication English
B.Sc. - Apparel and Fashion Design English
B.Sc. - Medical Sociology English
B.Sc. - Hotel and Catering Management English
BMM - Bachelor of Multimedia - Animation English
B.Music - Music (English & Tamil)
B.A. - English (English)
B.A. - Historical Studies (English & Tamil)
B.Nat. - Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences - Non Clinical (English)
B.A. - Urdu (Urdu)
B.A. - Christian Studies (English & Tamil)
B.A. - Performing Arts (Muttamizh, Iyal, Isai, Nadagam) (English & Tamil)
B.A. - Public Administration (English & Tamil)
B.A. - Tamil (Tamil)
B.A. - Criminology and Police Administration (English & Tamil)
B.A. - Economics (English & Tamil)
B.A. - Vaishnavism (English & Tamil)
B.Com. - Bank Management (English & Tamil)
B.Com. - Computer Applications (English & Tamil)
B.Com. - Corporate Secretaryship (English & Tamil)
B.Com. - General (English & Tamil)
B.Lit. - Tamil Literature (Tamil)

Madras University Undergraduate Professional Degree Courses:

Following are the Distance Education Undergraduate Professional Degree Courses offered by University of Madras Institute of Distance Education:

B.B.A. - Bachelor of Business Administration (English & Tamil)
B.C.A. - Bachelor of Computer Applications

Contact Details:
University of Madras
Institute of Distance Education
Tholkappiar Campus, 
Chepauk - 600005
Website: http://www.ideunom.ac.in/

Note: we have tried our best to provide you correct Information about the courses but information provided here should not be treated as comprehensive. Students are advised to check the university website frequently for the latest information & updates about the courses.

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10 Best Distance Education MBA Universities in India 2017

Pursuing a full time business degree is not always possible, especially if you are already working or do not have the monetary backing; for these students distance MBA proves to be a savior. With all the technology that is available, distance MBA is no more like what it was years before. It has transformed over time, and had also incorporated

These are the top 10 distance business schools throughout India –

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

Indira Gandhi National Open University is a distance learning university run by the Central Government of India. IGNOU is the largest university in the world with more than 3 million students. IGNOU was founded with the mission to impart education by distance and open education to the disadvantaged sections of the society. Over the years, this has spread like wildfire and many students and professionals are opting for IGNOU for their education needs. This university offers plethora of courses including an MBA degree. To enroll yourself for the MBA degree, you would have to sit for an entrance exam.

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies NMIMS (NGA-SCE)

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS Global Access – School for Continuing Education) is a private university located in Mumbai. They offer post graduate diploma programs and certificate programs through distance learning mode. These courses are approved by the joint committee of UGC-AICTE-DEC. It has been ranked in the top 10 schools that offer distance learning for management studies.

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL):

SCDL is one of the largest autonomous distance learning educational institutes in India. They are also spread across 48 countries worldwide, including 0 US, UK, Middle East, Russia, Germany, Singapore etc. They offer post-graduate diploma and certificate programs in various fields that are covered under business studies. They have incorporated various online learning techniques into their distance learning courses.


ICFAI is one of the few institutes that offer an MBA degree not a diploma course. They have incorporated case studies in their teaching methodology, which has been influenced by Harvard. They are also affiliated to many international bodies like the European Case Clearing House, Certified International Investment Analyst and many more.

Annamalai University

This University is one of the best universities and distance learning centers in south India. They offer a plethora of courses including an MBA degree. This course is specifically made for executives and managers who are working – and to equip them with skills in business management.

Bharathidasan University

The distance learning center was made specifically to cater to the students who could not enter the regular college for higher studies. They offer diploma and professional programs in the distance learning mode, while keeping the same syllabus as the regular program; so that the value of the program remains the same. Pursuing an MBA from Bharathidasan University also includes various additional facilities like library, placement cell, accommodation, internet etc.

Amity University

Amity Directorate of Distance and online education has been providing world class distance education to plethora of students and also working professionals. They students who pass out from this college are offered degrees not diplomas. Plus anyone who passes the eligibility criteria can get admission to this course. The degree is recognized by UGC and DC.

Alagappa University

This University offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in management and other disciplines. They are also offering distance learning education in other South –East Asian Countries like Singapore, Malaysia and various Middle-East countries like Bahrain, Qatar, Dubai. They offer job-oriented programs that are up to date with the current market trends.

IMT-CDL Ghaziabad

IMT’s center of distance learning is one of the best in the country. They offer various management degrees like two year PG diploma, one year PG diploma and executive MBA. These courses are available in a variety of specialization like Financial Management, Operations, and HR etc. and are UGC recognized.

Sikkim Manipal Institute (SMU)

Sikkim Manipal Institute has received the best university in distance learning by Assocham India in 2014. They also offer 100% placement support. The duration of their MBA program is for 2 years for which the eligibility criterion is an entrance exam and a graduation degree. SMU offers 11 specializations for their business course.

Welingkar School of Management (WeSchool)

WeSchool was established keeping their prime focus on business studies. It is a part of Shikshana Prasaraka Mandali, which has 43 prominent institutes across country. Their strategy is to training students fulfilling the needs of the industry and student community. They not only offer a full time MBA course but also various part time diplomas and certificates.

Since the time of technology has entered into our lives, pursuing distance learning has definitely become more exciting. If you cannot afford or opt for a full time course – The above institutes and universities prove to be a savior. They offer good educational qualification at a fraction of the cost.

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IGNOU MBA Admission Prospectus Admission Fees & Eligibility 2017

IGNOU Distance MBA programme comes under IGNOU School of Management Studies (SOMS). IGNOU offers MBA Distance learning programme through an Entrance exam/test known as “IGNOU MBA Entrance Test 2017 OPENMAT” & it is one the quality offering by Indira Gandhi Open University. Usually IGNOU held OPENMAT entrance exam in the month of February every year. Candidates can collect IGNOU MBA Handbook & IGNOU MBA Prospectus 2017 from all Regional Centres, Study Centres, and other Recognised regional centres like: IGNOUARMY, IGNOUNAVY, AND ASSAM RIFLES situated all over India and can also download Handbook and Prospectus from university’s official website as well. Further, candidates who have downloaded the Form from university’s website will be required to send a Demand Draft of Rs.1050/- drawn in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi.

IGNOU MBA Eligibility Criteria 2017

Candidates who applied for the IGNOU MBA Programme should fulfill the following Eligibility Criteria:
  • For getting Admission into IGNOU’S Distance MBA Course a candidate must have a Graduate Degree in any discipline with 50% marks for general category / 45% for other reserved categories, with 3 years’(post-qualification) managerial/supervisory/professional experience.                                                                        OR 
  • Any Professional Degree with 50% marks in Engineering/Medicine/Chartered Accountancy (ICAI) Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWA)/ Company Secretaryship (ICSI) / Law.
  • Successfully Clearance of OPENMAT; conducted by IGNOU for Distance MBA course.
  • There is no age limit or age bar (either minimum or maximum) for taking admission into MBA or others management programmes.
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IGNOU MBA Medium of Instruction

For MBA programme medium of instruction would be in English Language.

IGNOU MBA Course Duration

For IGNOU MBA Programme minimum duration is 2.5 years and maximum duration for completing the course is 8 years.

IGNOU MBA Prospectus 2017

Candidates can obtain IGNOU prospectus & handbook from the Registrar (SRD), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi and also from all Regional Centres of IGNOU by sending a sum of Rs.550, Through a Demand draft (DD) / IPO in favour of IGNOU, payable at New Delhi and concerned Regional Centre by paying Rs.500 on respective sales counters. Apart from this, Prospectus can also be downloaded from the website www.ignou.ac.in and sent along with a DD/ IPO of Rs.550.

IGNOU MBA Fee Structure 2017

IGNOU has prepared a convenient fee structure for students. A candidate has to pay total Rs.31000 and can be paid on semester basis. For more details on MBA Fee and other queries; we suggest you to contact your nearest regional center.

IGNOU MBA Admission Procedure 2017

Candidates who seeking admission into IGNOU MBA programme has to undergone IGNOU’S Entrance Test OENMAT and has to successfully qualify the entrance test after that they can submit the application form for admission to the nearest regional centre to take admission into IGNOU distance learning MBA 2016-2017 session along with required documents & fee after the receipt of score card/result card. For online admission details are available on IGNOU official website http://www.ignou.ac.in.
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Andhra University Distance Education Courses, Admission 2017

Andhra University also known as Andhra Viswa Kala Parishad was established in 1926. Its short name is AU stands for Andhra University and AU-SDE stands for Andhra University, School of Distance Education. Andhra University is located in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh and its motto is “May the Divine Light Illuminate Our Studies”
It has been named amongst popular and oldest Universities of India. It is a public university situated at urban area of Tamilnadu, India. Presently; Prof. G.S.N. Raju is Vice-Chancellor and Prof. K.Rama Mohana Rao is Registrar of the Andhra University.

Andhra University (AU) offers different Undergraduate courses, Postgraduate courses, Diploma, PG diploma and Certificate courses under Distance learning mode (or) Distance education mode as well as Regular mode of learning through its campus and 34 study centers for the distance education courses. Andhra University courses are designed by Top academicians that help students to get an easy access of quality education. After completing the course many students are working in top multinational companies in India and abroad.

Andhra University

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Andhra University: School of Distance Education (AU-SDE)

Andhra University has started its School of Distance Education (AU-SDE) in 1972 for distance learning courses. It is also known as AU-SDE. However, Andhra University had many colleges to look for but the Main reason behind starting distance education courses at Andhra University is, to provide higher education to those students who could not go to the regular classes.

Andhra University has 34 study centers for distance education courses by which distance learning students are benefitting. These study centers are located in all parts of India including National capital New Delhi.

Andhra University: Recognition and Affiliation
  • Andhra University is accredited by NAAC with “A” Grade.
  • Andhra University is recognized by UGC, New Delhi.
  • Andhra University is recognized by DEC (Distance Education Council), New Delhi to grant distance education courses.
  • Andhra University is also affiliated by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education).
  • Andhra University is ISO 9001:2000 Certified.

Andhra University Distance Education Courses 2017

When it comes to Andhra University, It is known for its quality distance learning courses. Andhra University – School of Distance Education offers following distance education courses:

Undergraduate Courses (Duration: 3 years)

Following are the distance education undergraduate courses offered by Andhra University, School of Distance Education:

1. Distance Education – B.A: Bachelor of Arts
(Medium: English & Telugu, followed by an Entrance Test)
2. Distance Education - B.Com: Bachelor of Commerce
(Medium: English & Telugu, followed by an Entrance Test)
3. B.Com in Customer Service Management
(Medium: English only)
4. Distance Education - B.Sc: Bachelor of Science 
(Medium: English only)

Post Graduate Courses (Duration: 2 years)

Andhra University, School of Distance Education Postgraduate courses are as follows:
  • Distance Education – M.A: Master of Arts
  1. M.A in English
  2. M.A in Hindi
  3. M.A in Telgu
  4. M.A in History
  5. M.A in Economics
  6. M.A in Public Administration
  7. M.A in Politics
  8. M.A in Psychology
  9. M.A in Philosophy
  10. M.A in Sociology
  11. M.A/MSc. In Math
  • Distance Education – M.Sc: Master of Science
  1. M.Sc in Zoology
  2. M.Sc in Botany
  3. M.Sc in Organic Chemistry
  • Other Programmes:
  1. M.Com: Master of Commerce
  2. L.L.M: Latin Legum Magister/Master of Law

Distance Education - Professional Courses (Duration: 2 years)

To become a skilled professional one need to do a lot of hard work and choosing a right professional programme. Andhra University, School of Distance Education offers following distance education Professional courses:

Distance Education - MBA: Master of Business Administration

Following are the specializations areas in Distance learning MBA programme of Andhra University:
  1. MBA in Finance
  2. MBA in Hospital Administration
  3. MBA in Human Resource Management
  4. MBA in Marketing Management

Distance Education – B.Ed: Bachelor of Education or MA in Education (Duration: 1 year)

Distance Education – MCA: Master of Computer Application (Duration: 3 years)

Executive MBA (Duration: 2 years)

Following are the specializations areas in Distance Education E-MBA Programs of Andhra University, School of Distance Education:
  1. Executive MBA in Human Resource Management
  2. Executive MBA in Marketing Management
  3. Executive MBA in Finance

Other Programmes:

  1. Master of Journalism & Mass Communication
  2. MHRM

Diploma / PG Diploma Courses

Andhra University offers following distance education Diploma and PG Diploma courses through its School of Distance Education:

Diploma Programmes:

  1. Diploma in Music (Duration: 2 years)
  2. Diploma in Consumer Education (Duration: 6 Months)

PG Diploma Programmes:

  1. PG Diploma in Functional English
  2. PG Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management
  3. PG Diploma in Computer Programming & Applications
  4. PG Diploma in Management of Voluntary Organizations
  5. PG Diploma in Public Interest
  6. PG Diploma in Environmental Studies
  7. PG Diploma in Consumer Education
  8. PG Diploma in Translation
  9. PG Diploma in Digital Governance
  10. PG Diploma in Co-operation and Rural Studies

Certification Courses

Following are the distance education Certification Courses of Andhra University, School of Distance Education:
  1. Certificate Course in Office Automation & Internet Technologies (Medium: English)
  2. Certificate Course in Office Automation & Accounting (Medium: English)
  3. Certificate Course in Office Automation & Multimedia Technologies (Medium: English)

Andhra University Distance Education (AU SDE): Admission Procedure

Important Instructions and Admission Procedure: if anyone is desired to take admission into any program, he/she has to follow admission guidelines given by School of Distance Education, Andhra University as follows:
  • Candidate has to send duly filled Application Form along with all required enclosures to the Director, School of Distance Education, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam - 530 003 by registered post on or before the date given by the University in its press release.  Note: Incomplete and Application Forms without Tuition Fees will be rejected by the AU-SDE.
  • Candidate should clearly mention the name of the course in which he/she is seeking admission.
  • Candidate should mention his/her Date of birth same as recorded in his/her Class 10th or equivalent examination.
  • Candidate should mention his/her father/husband’s name same as recorded in his/her matriculation Certificate /S.S.L.C. / S.S.C/ H.S.C & M.P.S.L.C. Register.
  • Candidate should attach one Xerox copy of each certificate with the Application Form along with original certificates. Note: original certificates will be returned to the candidate after verification.
  • The following documents should be attach with the Application Form along with the original certificates carefully for verification purpose:
1)    Provisional Certificate/Degree of the last examination passed. (original certificate along with one attested Xerox copy)
2)    Two attested passport size recent photographs should be enclosed with the application form attested by a gazetted officer at the lower port of each photo.
3)    A Demand Draft/S.D.E. Challan of Course Fees.
4)    Proof/Certificate of Date of Birth.
5)    An duly signed and photo affixed Identity Card given by AU-SDE should be enclosed with the application form.
6)    Three address slips duly filled-in should be enclosed with the Application Form.

Spot Admission Facility

To help the students and making Admission Procedure easy, Andhra University School of Distance Education has started spot admission facility through its selected study centers. To avail this facility student has to come selected study center with duly filled Application Form along with attested Photostat copies of documents (with original certificates) and a Demand Draft of required fees. After verifying the original certificates, center will return the original documents to the student immediately and he/she will be given admission into the program.

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Pondicherry University Distance Education Courses 2017
Osmania University Distance Education Courses 2017
Acharya Nagarjuna University Distance Education MBA 2017

Andhra University Distance Education (AU SDE): Contact Details

The Director,
School of Distance Education,
Andhra University,
Visakhapatnam - 530 003,
Andhra Pradesh.
Phones numbers:  0891 – 2844142, 0891 – 2550223, 0891 – 2575745
Website: www.andhrauniversity.edu.in/sde

Note:  We have tried to give you all the necessary information about Andhra University Distance Education Courses and Admission Procedure but information given here may not be comprehensive/complete, For more information about the distance education courses please visit Andhra University Distance Education website link mentioned above.
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