What is the Maximum time/duration in which I can complete my MBA from IGNOU?

Once you have been admitted to the MBA programme in IGNOU you will have up till eight years to complete your course. Thus students will not have to apply for fresh admission and also there is no requirement of giving the entrance test again. However this provision is made available only once.

If the student fails to complete his/her degree or diploma in another eight year time (i.e. 8+8=16 years) then fresh admission has to be applied for and so will rise the need to qualify the OPENMAT entrance test again. No credits will be transferred in such cases.

Students who had taken admission to Management Programmes [including SDM (Direct Entry)] without the provision of Entrance Test are required to clear the mandatory requirement of clearance of Entrance Test while seeking fresh admission.

As indicated in ‘Re-Registration’ above, students would be allowed to register for maximum four courses in a semester to enable them to register/re-register for proper combination of 21 courses for the award of MBA Degree in five semesters. However, course(s) once registered must be successfully completed within four semesters, failing which s/he would need to re-validate the registration for the course as prescribed in point no. 5 above. The validity of a course registered after 7th year of the initial admission to the Programme would be reduced appropriately, so that the prescribed maximum duration of eight years would remain unchanged.