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Punjab Technical University is among the most popular universities in India for distance programs. Rising recognition of management degrees in the corporate world have made management degrees and diplomas, the highest demanded programs through distance learning mode. Lakhs of students enroll in PTU distance MBA programs each year. Admissions, like in most of other correspondence universities, are conducted twice a year -first in March and then in September. In Punjab, however, the admissions are made only in the month of September.
Punjab Technical University is based out of Jalandhar and was established 15 years ago, in January 1997. Under its affiliation, the university offers myriad programs in various disciplines through more than one modes of teaching. All degrees awarded by the university are UGC recognized and all colleges are approved by AICTE.
PTU DEP is specifically approved by DEC or the Distance Education Council. Unlike other universities, Punjab Technical University offers unlimited hours of practical training along with two hours of daily training to the students enrolled in its distance learning programs. For working professionals classes are conducted on weekends.
To put in points, key features of PTU's correspondence MBA program are as follows:
All these and more features are a part of the Personal Contact Program - one of the key highlights of their correspondence MBA program. Considering the requirement of a management degree, the curriculum is designed in a way that proper grooming, personality development, industry exposure and honing of communication skills is ensured.
Admissions to correspondence MBA are made through a written entrance test conducted by the university. Both qualifying and non-qualifying students can either check their results online or wait for their result cards, sent via mail from the closest Learning Center. As mentioned above, admissions are conducted twice - in September and March.
Eligibility criteria are not very stringent. Applicant should be a graduate from a recognized university/college. Work experience is not mandatory for application or selection.
Fees - The program is a 2-year management program with an approximate fee of Rs. 12 thousand per semester. Maximum time that a candidate can take to finish the program is 4 years. A candidate can choose from the four basic specializations, namely - Marketing, Human Resource, Finance, and Information Technology (IT).