MBA from Symbiosis(Distance Learning Mode) is of 2 years and they award you the PGDBA not MBA. The course fee and structure can be checked from their website and further help for doing course from there can be get from SCDL Solved Assignments and Sample Papers
23rd June 2008 From India, Delhi
I think MBA HR is also offered by IGNOU , which is equally recognised and reputed and it will be Degree beacuse institutes would give you only PGDBM not MBA Degree. Regards P.K.Mishra 9412451914
23rd June 2008 From India
Try for Sikkim Manipal University for MBA - DE. It is UGC Approv University and they update their material every year. This university has good value for job search.
23rd June 2008
Symbiosis PGDBA course is better but since u have a good exp. so i preferred u to go for Executive MBA i.e one year course and it will help u get better opportunity as compared to simple PGDBA course.
23rd June 2008 From India, New Delhi
Its completely depends if you are really serious in doing MBA means u can go for Symbosis or Anna univ Chennai but this two university is not as easy u think since im doing MBA in Anna univ Distance education i can tell u few things here attendance is compulsory,assigments and test are also is there and more than its similar to school life and if you are planning to MBA for getting a degree means u can do it in ICFAI they will give you MBA Degree even if you didn't write the exams also
23rd June 2008 From India, Bangalore
You may also try Madhurai Kamraj University. They have a study center in different parts where they conduct classes on Sundays. They also issue MBA Certification after completion of course.
23rd June 2008 From India, Mumbai
Before suggesting u any courses i would like to know whether u r a post graduate or undergraduate? If u ve completed ur postgraduation u can go for Diplomas which would be very helpful rather doing masters in HR. Pondicherry and LIBA has a twinning programme of diplomas for all electives u can go for that. u can go for pondicherry university cite and check for twinnning programme u can find ur answer.
HR Manager
23rd June 2008 From India, Tiruppur
U could also do this from Allahabad University, They have affiliates all across the country who do this kind of courses. I have done my MBA from them so i know about this. Cheers Vinit
23rd June 2008 From India, Delhi
Hi , the same query but with one observation. As I am also interested in pursuing the MBA course (distance learning) and i queried with IMT people and they're offering 1 yr course in HR costing 20000 which you can extend also if you like the overall structure. But out of hundred responses on htis thread , hardly one or two talked about IMT, why?? as i was totally convinced with them and about to enroll myself with their 1 yr progra. And there are n number of replies on Symbi the most talked baout university.
Please suggest.
23rd June 2008 From United States, Boston
The Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Administration offers 3 years evening programme for MBA degree of Calcutta University. The programme is for working persons. The entry is through MAT score followed by GD and PI. This is at par with 2 year MBA day programme (same examination conducted by Calcutta University). You can do this programme provided you are in Kolkata.
Incidently admissions for this year are completed. You may appear in MAT Septr exam and apply for course starting in 2009.
P K Misra
23rd June 2008 From Korea, Samsung
I think it would be better if you can get into Madurai Kamaraj University for your MBA in distance education. Many of my friends have done.
23rd June 2008 From Ireland, Dublin
Thanks for all your advises, but I have contacted Symbiosis and the answer back given to me concerning distance learning was so unprofesional. the mail has 3 differents colors and sizes and at the end they still do not answer my question. maybe they do not care of foreign student!!!!!!!
Very desapointed!
24th June 2008 From Cambodia, Phnum Pénh
See doing MBA for sake of getting a degree then you can opt for any MBA inst. which will have almost equal wtg. but to do some real value add you may opt for MDI - Gurgaon - they have part time MBA course for 3 yrs.
In case you are not in NCR then go for HNGE - HughesNet Global Education
Selection process & and faculty is from IIM's / XLRI or any top brand. This model of distance learning is said to be future of learning.
For more details you can visit / / <link outdated-removed>
Best of luck.
24th June 2008 From India, Delhi
Dear Mr. Sharma,
You can simply log into the websites of the institutions offering MBA/ PGDM in HR over distance education mode.
You may wish to visit Distance MBA in India :: State-wise List and go find state-wise list of institutes.
Hope this wld be beneficial.
Cheers ! :icon1:
24th June 2008
Hi, You can do programs from XLRI,XIMB etc. Also NIIT Imperia has tied up with a lot of B schools and provides various programs on management. You can check with them too. Regards Renu
24th June 2008 From Singapore
Hi, I did some research a while back and I think the PGDBA at Symbiosis is one of the best options. Infact I’m currrently pursuing it. Regards, Meghna
24th June 2008 From India, Mumbai
Dear Friends Can you pl. let me know what are all the short term courses conducted by Symbiosis.
24th June 2008 From India, Coimbatore
I went thru this same stage about 5/6 months back.I surfed the net for 3 months before i decided.And my desicion was ICFAI.I dont want to discourage you from Symbiosis.But to be frank I got quite a few bad reports about SCDL.And maybe just 1 or 2 about ICFAI.I went thru most of the people who replied to you.Yes ICFAI is a bit tough.The course is exhaustive.No short cuts.Its as a good as doing it as a full time course in class.The curriculum is the same for both.Thats why they give you an MBA DEGREE on completion.Others mention Dist.Learning.This is my knowledge.Correct me if Iam wrong.Also the cost aspect.SCDL is around 25K & ICFAI is expensive-72K and not 1 lakh as mentioned by somebody.Also this includes Training classes,placement cell etc as add ons.These are optional.Because the classes set you back by 12.5 K & placement by about 5K.The 72K includes your first 2 exam fees also.I request you to browse this site for the threads on ICFAI & SYMBIOSIS & see the opinions before deciding.Infact I have two mails downloaded on both that I can forward to you in case you want.You can mail me at for any other clarifications.Though Iam no authority,I will try & share whatever I know.
Best regards.
24th June 2008 From India, Madras
hi Rakesh
You can also pursue DLP from Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok and its is approved by UGC and they have gud quality syllabus .u can visit this website
All The best!
Go Ahead
24th June 2008 From India, Calcutta
Dear All,
I am Amrita a student and an employee(HR Department) working under the payroll of ICFAI University.
ICFAI itself is an autonomous body and it is not mandatory for AICT approval.Most of the branded MBA institutes are not approved by AICT or UGC.And othet fact is that ICFAI- MBA programme is very good its syllabus is very updated ,matching with the current industry demand but it is very tough to complete.
So take up any MBA programme only after considering your capablity to complete the course.
25th June 2008
I don't think there is much difference between distance MBA-HR if you are working. I am doing my MBA-HR from Skkim Manipal. If possible let enquire about it contact person is Mr. Akram - 09892309706.
Manager - HR
25th June 2008 From India, Mumbai
There are many universities offering distance ed MBA. But since you are experienced in legal side and would like to move on to middle or senior level, looking at XLRI (PGDBM HR via Satellite/Directway) is a good option.This is very close to a campus environment for working executives and carries the prestigious institute tag.
25th June 2008 From India, Hyderabad
Dear Sharma,
I have had come across the same situation last year, I got many suggestions on this too. Stick to your perception and the business school ratings and the reputation in the last academic year. Symbiosis is a good institute and well recognised, go ahead with your choice. Wish you all the best. Regards, Rupesh Reddy
25th June 2008 From India, Bangalore
Dear rsharrma,
i have been hunting for a good distance learning institute for MBA in HR too. what i discovered is that many institutes provide a post Graduate Diploma i.e. PGDHRM. I feel a degree is anytime better than a Diploma. Hence i would suggest you to go for such an institute that offers a degree. You can visit the following sites for further details
2.Ministry of HRD
or you can search thru Google by the following address:
Distance Learning Institutes in India for MBA.
25th June 2008 From India, Bhilai
U can join IGNOU bcoz study material of IGNOU is very good and detailed. But you should have enough time to pursue bcoz IGNOU requires hand-written assignments for every subject.
thanx n regards
Jyoti Negi
25th June 2008 From India, Delhi
My Friend is doing XLRI- Post graduate Diploma in HR and it is good .Every Mon /Wed you have classes to attend and you meet many people from HR fratenity from various industry.I am doing in Business Management (1 .80 lakhs wih books)
25th June 2008
Hey all...
My name is shilpa and iam working as a HR executive.. Iam having 2 years of BPO experience but got into HR recently.. I have just started doing my MBA(HR) from Symbiosis Distance Learning..The MBA from Symbiosis is widely recognized.. I have know many people who have done MBA from there and working as Managers.. And now you dont have to write assignments as everything is online...The exams are objective type and you can select when to write exams which are objective too...The lanaguage is simple and can be easily understood..I know we cant compare Regular MBA and Correspondence MBA...But out of all colleges...Symbiosis is the best!!!!!
25th June 2008 From India, Hyderabad
Hi Mr. Sharma,
U can opt for MBA(DLP) from Madurai Kamaraj Univ. as even I did my MBA from that only.. Its regional centre is at Vikaspuri (Nr. Uttam Nagar)..
One thing more, doing PG Dip. or having a diploma 'equivalent to MBA' does not carry weightage as well..
U can call me at 9350739101 for more details..
25th June 2008 From India, New Delhi
To my experience Symbiosis Pune is really worth and you would also have good learning experience. Otherwise ICFAI, MADRAS UNIV, ANNA UNIV gives a gud name though tough to manage while working.
Also Studies could be done only if you are comfortable with the type of learning, the inst provides.
IGNOU is also equalently gud.......
AND compar.... B Schools are always the best...
Value as such is appreciated since you have the interest of learning while working which is considerably tiring and difficult.
ALL the Very BEST>
25th June 2008 From France, Versailles
Dear Mr. Arun,
Greetings of the day!
I have tired to contact you on your mobile but i am not able to trace you. what is my area of concern is just to know that Anna University and annamalai University is the same or different.
please let me know.
25th June 2008 From India, Delhi
For distance education you can go with either symbiosis or IMT- Ghaziabad, they are offering 2 yrs and 3 yrs respectively. As for as university is concerned you can apply with Anna university.
25th June 2008 From India, Madras
I think u can go ahead for IMT 3 year PGPM flagship program...course contents are telaborative and updated and IMT has a brand value also...
They are now also providing with placement assistance...
26th June 2008 From India, Calicut
Hi IGNOU is also very good. The materials simple and easy to understand. fee also for full course is around 17k. Last date for applying is 30th June08. rgds savithri
26th June 2008 From India, Madras

All these ICFAI & Anna Uni degrees don’t help to the extent we think it would. It’s just for having an degree, that’s all. But if you really interested in doing MBA/PG courses, you may want to think of Uni's like NMIMS ( <link outdated-removed> ) or programs offered by IIM-K, Symbiosis (, XLRI & ISB etc. These are among the premier institutes, which offers good education. And one more thing, if you are planning to do it from these institutes, you really need to study! All the best

26th June 2008
Hi Nirupama, Is your friend doing the course available through satellite classes, recently started by XLRI. ??
26th June 2008 From India, Chandigarh
I would suggest you should go for symbiosis as it is the best in terms of distance learning
26th June 2008 From India, New Delhi
Dear, ICFAI (Institute of Certified Financial Accountants of India), as the term reads, is all about the Accountancy and has nothing to do with HR..
My brother is undergoing CFA program with ICFAI.. ICFAI conducts programs with affiliation from American University..
26th June 2008 From India, New Delhi
You can try the online MBA from Amity University. The website is
Try this as it has no physical classroom sessions, but virtual classrooms every weekend. And even of you miss those, you can always view them later on.
It is truly an Online MBA - from registration to examination everything online. Fit for you as you are working and would have more value than distance learning because of virtual faculty interactions.
Manish Jain

26th June 2008 From India, Mumbai
AICTE is not obligatory for Universities. Secondaly distance learning programs are been approved by DEC (distance education coucil) which ICFAI has already approval. you can see i have attached a new thread on the same topic today only. for any clarification or elaboration you can mail me at -

I assure you all information given by me would be non-bias, brief, and fully informative and leverageable to you.
28th June 2008 From India, Raipur
Hi You can go for Mysore uuiversity, directorate of distance education (Open University) that is the best university regards veeresh
28th June 2008 From United States, Saint Louis
dear rsharma
ICFAI has already approval of DEC(Distance Education Council) & it is approved university by UGC which is allowed to issue MBA degree in Distance Learning also. There is no need as of now for aicte approval but it seems to be in process.
30th June 2008 From India, Raipur
HI All,
i wanted to know which stream of the Distant Learning MBA would be most professionally suited to entrepreneurship.....Presently i'm working n cant give enough time for a full time MBA.....but i do intend to get into business very soon....please help...
22nd July 2008
Hi Dear
If you really wanna go for MBA distance learning then "Symboisis Centre for Distance Learning" is the best Institute.
Pooaj (ij) Grover

22nd July 2008 From India, Ghaziabad
Symbiosis is a very good option in case you are really short of time as everything is online.
Moreover you can schedule the exams at your own convenience.
Get more help fro Symbiosis papers at
SCDL Solved Assignments and Sample Papers
24th July 2008 From India, Delhi
Dear All, I have 3 years of experience in HR. I want to pursue MBA-HR(distance learning). Can you let me know, if MET Institute would be the right option for this. Regards Saga
3rd August 2008 From India, Thana
Hi There,
Can anyone help me please. It is really important. I am straggling to choose the right dissertation topic and I have just got 16 days to complete my proposal. I have changed my topic a couple of times. So please give me some ideas if you can. Thanx...
4th August 2008 From United Kingdom, Doncaster
hii shilpa,
I have applied for the PGDBA in HR from symbi.
how about your assignment submission?
have u done them?
Could you please give me some links where the assignment questions are available..
Thanks in advance:)
1st September 2008 From India, Bangalore
Dear Sir,
In my opinion you should opt for MBA in IGNOU, because the syllabus is very good. Every important topic covered and which is imporatant for management graduate.
With Regards,
K. Ravi Kumar.:)
7th February 2009 From India, Hyderabad
Try University18 Business School at Online MBA| . It conducts MBA Programs recognized by the Karnataka State Open University, with a virtual classroom program, that allows you to attend classes from home, on the internet. They have a one year MBA, as well as two year options.
21st May 2010 From India, Delhi
You can contact Bhuvaneshwari Correspondence College
Website: Distance Education, Correspondence Course, Bhuvaneshwari Correspondence College, Distance Education Bangalore, Correspondence college bangalore ,
For MHRM or MBA (HR)
Ph: 99642 99642
23rd May 2010 From India, Bangalore

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