Port Blair, Dec. 19: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) announces admissions To Management programmes (MP), through an entrance test (OPENMAT-XXXIII ), to be held all over the country on 24th February 2013. The University invites applications for admissions to the following degree/diploma programmes 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). Candidates with graduation in any discipline with 50% marks (for general category) and 45% for reserved category OR Bachelor’s 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 Secretaryship OR Masters degree in any subject are eligible to apply.

The admission to the above programmes 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 Openmat-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. The last date to apply for these programmes is extendd upto 10th January 2013. 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 Port Blair Regional centre of IGNOU by paying Rs.500 in cash at the respective sale counters. Last date for receipt of request for prospectus by post is 26th December 2012. However, it can also be downloaded from the website www.ignou.ac.in and sent along with a DD/ IPO of Rs.550.