An entrance test (OPENMAT-XXXIII), to be held all over the country on February 24, 2013 for admission to management programs at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has been announced.

The University invites applications for admissions to the following degree/diploma programs in Management:
Master in Business Administration (MBA), Diploma in Management (DIM), PG Diploma in Management (PGDIM), PG Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM), PG Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM), PG Diploma in Operations Management (PGDOM) and PG Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM).

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria is graduation in any discipline with 50% marks (for general category) and 45% for reserved category OR Bachelorís degree with three years of supervisory/ managerial/ professional experience OR Professional degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Medicine/ Architecture/ Law/ Pharmacy OR Professional qualifications in Accountancy/ Cost and Works Accountancy/ Company Secretary ship OR Masters degree in any subject are eligible to apply.

The admission is based on the clearance of the entrance test (OPENMAT-XXXIII). However, candidates who have successfully cleared the entrance test conducted by institutions like CAT, MAT and state level tests need not appear in Open mat-XXXIII. The cut-off percentage for these candidates shall be decided by the University, subject to a minimum of 40%. The University will not accept the score of examining bodies in terms of percentile. Non-graduates (10+2 or equivalent) with six years of managerial/ supervisory/ professional experience are eligible to apply for DIM only.

Important Dates -

The last date to apply for these programs is 10th January 2013.
Last date for receipt of request for prospectus by post is 26th December 2012.

NOTE - The filled in form must reach the Registrar (SED), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi- 110068, by registered post or speed post
Student handbook and prospectus can be obtained from the Registrar (SRD), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi and from all the Regional centres of IGNOU by sending a sum of Rs.550, through a DD/ IPO in favor of IGNOU, payable at New Delhi/ city of concerned Regional Centre or by paying Rs.500 in cash at the respective sale counters. . However, it can also be downloaded from the website and sent along with a DD/ IPO of Rs.550.

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