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On the education floor, an MBA reigns supreme. The management education sector in India is booming and today there are 3,900 management schools with close to 3.5 lakh seats. Even with a host of management colleges closing shop, the demand for good quality management education is still high. 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. To aid the growth of such professionals, siliconindia presents the first edition of 'Top 20 Colleges/ Universities offering Distance MBA in India' 2012.

Our objective is to arm professionals with extensive information that will facilitate their quest of identifying the best college/university to pursue distance management education from. Colleges have been ranked based on stringent parameters such as number of intakes, pass outs, quality of course materials, course duration and E-learning platforms among others. Mentioned ahead is the list of Top 20 MBA colleges with composite score based on weightage of parameters analyzed by our research team which conducted an online poll for students who have completed their distance management education. We sincerely hope that our initiative will assist the future MBA aspirants' educational journey.
Rank
Institute Name
City, State
Composite Score(400)
1
Sikkim Manipal University
Gangtok, SK
347
2
ICFAI University
Tripura, TR
333
3
IGNOU
New Delhi, DL
327
4
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning
Pune, MH
321
5
Annamalai University
Annamalainagar, TN
319
6
Osmania University
Hyderabad, AP
303
7
Anna University 
Chennai, TN
296
8
Yashwantrao C. Maharashtra Open University
Nasik, MH
289
9
University of Mumbai
Mumbai,MH
273
10
Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Open University
Hyderabad, AP
259
11
Maulana Azad National Urdu University
Hyderabad,AP
240
12
Netaji Subhas Open University
Kolkata, WB
237
13
Delhi University
New Delhi, DL
232
14
Shivaji University
Kolhapur, MH
229
15
Maharishi Dayanand University
Rohtak, HR
221
16
Andhra University
Visakhapatnam, AP
217
17
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University
Ahmedabad, GJ
203
18
SNDT – Women’s University
Mumbai,MH
200
19
Alagappa University
Karaikudi, TN
197
20
M.P. Bhoj(Open) University
Bhopal, MP
180