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XLRI, Jamshedpur
XLRI offers a 3 year Executive Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management. The curriculum is similar to that of the BM programme and is recognized by AICTE as equivalent to an MBA. Eligible candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and should be employed in a full time job with 3 years of relevant managerial experience.
Organised in 8 visits across thirty months, the programme expects the participants to stay on campus for about twenty days each during these visits to complete the course requirements. They are also expected to do additional work as carry-home projects and assignments. Apart from examinations, a student's performance is assessed on the basis of class participation, preparation of periodic assignments, mid-term tests and surprise quizzes. The institute also extends its campus placement facility to the participants of Exec-PGP.
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
IGNOU has launched a four-year B.Tech programme in Mechanical Engineering, the eligibility for which is a 3 year diploma in Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics /Agriculture/Computer/ Civil Engineering from a recognized Polytechnic or its equivalent.

Moreover, people who have completed the first year courses of B.Tech. degreee programme from a recognized Institute/ University, also stand as eligible candidates. They may apply for credit transfer as per IGNOU rules.
The university also offers MBA - Banking & Finance. Candidate should be a member of Institute of Bankers, should have passed the CAIIB examination and should be a graduate working in the banking or financial services sector for at least two years.
The institute offers a two-year post-graduate diploma in business management, marketing management, finance management and human resources management, through distance learning mode. It also offers a two-year advanced diploma in trade management and banking & finance management. Admissions are open twice a year for January and July batches respectively. The basic qualification for the post-graduate diploma programme and the advanced diploma programme is a bachelor’s degree (10+2+3) with minimum 50% marks or a bachelor’s degree with minimum two years of work experience. 
Several Management institutes like the IIMs, XLRI, NMIMS, IIFT have tied up with Hughes net to offer executive education courses through satellite. For a list of courses offered, visit;
IIM, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) and IIM Kolkata (IIM-C) have recently entered into a partnership with NIIT. Through this alliance, IIM-A will initially offer two programmes in general management and strategic business communications. The General Management Programme will commence shortly and has been designed for practicing managers with over six years of work experience. The Strategic Business Communications programme, which will commence in November, requires students to have minimum five years work-experience. IIM-C too, is offering two programmes on Strategic Management and Applied Finance for executives. The two courses are scheduled to commence sometime around October.
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