Indira Gandhi national Open University is one of the largest Open University in India. The university deals in almost all kinds of courses, and is one of the best as far as distant learning is concerned. The main aim of IGNOU was to impart quality education and it is doing it very well. Every year a lot of students are enrolled under IGNOU and are doing well.

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) conducts OPENMAT for admission to its various Post-Graduate Management Programmes. IGNOU was established through Indira Gandhi National Open University Act in 1985 as a means to provide higher education through distant and open means so as to reach a large number of perspective students across the country. IGNOU provides education through a number of centers in India and overseas. All its Programs are thoroughly recognized by University Grants Commission & Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

IGNOU’s MBA program is also approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). IGNOU is one of the largest universities of the world with nearly 1.4 million students in India alone. Through OPENMAT candidates can get admission to MBA, Diploma and various Post Graduate Diploma in Management Programmes. OPENMAT is conducted twice a year in February & August.

Courses Offered:

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Diploma in Management (DIM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDIM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Operations Management (PGDOM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)

Eligibility criteria:

The qualifications that are required in the candidates for being eligible for the management program of IGNOU are:
• Bachelor’s Degree with 3 years of supervisory/managerial/professional experience.
• Professional Degree in Engineering/Technology/Medicine/Architecture/Law/Pharmacy.
• Professional Qualifications in Accountancy/Cost and Works Accountancy/Company Secretary ship, etc. Master’s degree in any subject.

For Diploma in Management (DIM), those candidates who are not graduates, but have with them, an experience of 6 years of managerial/supervisory/professional work or job, are eligible.

Availability of Application Forms:

Application Forms will be available from IGNOU, New Delhi and from all Regional Centers, Study Centers, and IGNOUARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE AND ASSAM RIFLES Recognized Regional Centers. It will also be available on IGNOU’s website www.ignou.ac.in.

Important Dates:

Date of Entrance Examination: end of February, 2012
Availability of Application Forms: beginning of October, 2011
Last Date for receipt of completed application forms: mid of December, 2011

Examination pattern:

The duration of OPENMAT will be 3 hours and it will contain 200 multiple choice questions from the following sections:

a) General Awareness-30 questions
b) English Language-50 questions
c) Quantitative Aptitude-50 questions
d) Reasoning-70 questions

Contact Details:

The Director
School of Management Studies
Indira Gandhi National Open University
Maidan Garhi, New Delhi- 110068
Phone: 011-29532073
Fax: 011-29532078
Email: mba@ignou.ac.in
Website: http://www.ignou.ac.in