The globalization and emerging Indian market as pivot point is creating a massive demand for managers to orchestrate mounting business of the nation. To assist the growing demand from the industry, management education in India has changed its prototypes considerably. While the niche MBA programs have a concrete presence in the Indian higher education system, distance MBA is the latest buzzword. At present, the county has over one lakh distant MBA students from various business sectors. A working professional, fresh graduate, or stay-at-home mother - anyone interested in pursuing an MBA course can opt for it. All one requires is a bachelor's degree, meeting the course eligibility criteria. However, distance mode education requires dedication and disciple. Absence of regular or part-time classes can lead to distraction and students not taking up lessons properly. Amongst this crowd of MBA, hopefuls are hordes of professionals who are unable to leave their current jobs but still nurse a desire to peruse an MBA degree. Even though, the country has many such aspirants, not every B-School can full fill their desire due to negligible academic value add. Many Indian business schools stand in the low end of global management education spectrum in terms of measurable quantities like quality of curriculum, infrastructure and placement records.
To aid the growth of candidates, HER presents the first edition of 'Top 10 Distance learning Institutes in India for MBA.' The survey also represents the viewpoints of several renowned and experienced business leaders from the industry. While the survey is conducted based on Nominations received from the institutes, they have been evaluated and shortlisted by a panel of educationalists, HR recruiters, and the HER Editorial team based on the data inputs provided by the institutes.
Colleges have been ranked based on the stringent parameters such as strengths & resources (from a total of 210), learning Culture & satisfaction with course (from a total of 160) and corporate performance (from a total of 230). Under these main topics, our experts in the panel evaluated the checklists for the best distance MBA programs and some of them includes, Number of study centers, total students on rolls, Quality of Course material, E-learning platform, student friendliness, Pass ratio, Special Projects and Awards.
Our objective is to arm professionals with extensive information that will facilitate their quest to identify the best institute to pursue distance management education. We sincerely hope that our initiative will assist the future MBA aspirants' educational journey and broaden their horizons and grasp better opportunities, while helping them select the right institute.