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
2 ICFAI University Tripura,TR 333
3 IGNOU New Delhi, DL 327
4 Symbosis 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. BhojOpen)University Bhopal, MP 180