Why ISBM's MBA degree is a fake and useless MBA

Hello friends,
MBA is a hot cake. People whenever apply for the job get disappointed that MBA is a must qualification for most of the position. As a human resources professional I too face this challenge while shortlisting a candidate. There are good candidates too without an MBA degree but sometime we cannot take them for simply following reason:
1. Organisation has set policy for minimum qualification required.
2. A reporting head should not have lesser qualified than his team members.

In my previous blog, I have written with real example why one need to upgrade their qualification.

You may read it from


Well, as I stated above, there are many people who are without MBA and still they are exceptionally well. This is incorrect to say that only MBA makes you a successful leader or a better manager. It may or may not help and it is a matter of debate.

However, due to the market demand, now people are on mad rush to get complete their MBA anyhow. There are different categories of the people who are pursuing MBA after few successful year of career. They are as follows:

1. Knowledge seeker : A small percentage of people fall into this category. These are the people contended with the career and want to pursue MBA for knowledge. They want to understand the latest management tools and techniques and how is it going to help them in their career.
2. Desperate to do MBA for a better job: In this category, major number of people fall. They want to do MBA as they are not getting growth in their career. They fall in the trap laid by fake MBA institutes, diploma mills and many such institutes who do not have the value at all. In such cases, only one is the ultimate winner i.e. the Diploma mills.

Before commenting on ISBM let me clarify few facts

1. Yes, MBA is a prerequisite for many jobs especially when you are reaching in mid level career. This applies for people in the role of Human Resources, Marketing, Administration, Logistic, Supply Chain, operations, sales, retail management etc. are few examples. 
2. But, all MBAs are not accepted by the companies. Companies prefer MBA from premier institutes only. Even for the distance MBA the rule applies. 

3. Preference for MBA goes as first full time MBA from top institutes, second, part time MBA from reputed institutes, third, distance MBA from well known and reputed institutes only. So please note that distance MBAs are considered as tertiary option.

4. This is a wrong understanding that distance MBA is a distance MBA, it does not matter from where you do it. It of course matters. Always choose a  well known universities only. Do not opt from any institute. Recruiters are well aware about this facts.

5. Do not opt PGDBA/ PG Diplomas in distance mode. They are not equivalent to MBA.

6. Please note that for MBA two kind of approval is necessary- First, the universities must be approved by UGC, second the MBA programme as well as institute must be approved by AICTE. Even for distance learning MBA, AICTE approval is mandatory.

7. People applying for public sector i.e. Government job ensure that their distance learning degrees are approved by DEC earlier (till March 2013) and after that by Distance Education Bureau of UGC and by AICTE also. They may opt open universities too however, people on private job must opt a conventional university as people do not have knowledge about open universities and it is wrongly assumed that they are poor in quality.It is not the truth. MBA from IGNOU is much rigorous and much better than any other Indian universities (even much better than many full time MBA programme). 

8.  The minimum duration of MBA should be two years. Except full time LLM UGC has not allowed any other post graduate programmes to be offered in less than 2 years duration. Any such qualification is invalid. Even 1 year executive MBA from UGC approved university is invalid. However, those who are not bothered about quality, reputation of the institute may go ahead. They need to understand that such qualifications do not have acceptance and if they get job or promotion, it is due to their quality and not due to the qualification. Similarly, if any institute claims that so and so manager from so and so company is a MBA holder from such institute, please note that they have not got the position due to the MBA, this is because they were already working there and completed their qualification from such institute. 

Now let me clarify the reason why ISBM is a fake institute and why I say that its MBA does not have any value.

1. This is a small shop opened all over the nation.
2. It is not approved by AICTE or any government agency.
3. This is offering its own "MBA" which is simply, pay money, get book, whatever you write in the assignment they send to you, you will be declared as passed the degree. 
4. They are offering 2 years MBA from MGU shillong and this university's existence itself in danger due to various violations and selling degrees.
5. It offers 6 months MBA and please note that duration of MBA cannot be less than 2 years.
6. It has no corporate acceptance.
7. Only a universities established by passing an Act (law) of such effect either in the state legislature or in Parliament can offer or confer degree. ISBM does not fall into this category so how is it offering an MBA degree?
8. If an MBA is not approved by AICTE and is not from a UGC approved university, you cannot pursue higher studies in India and abroad and you also do not get job abroad as ministry of HRD will not attest it. 

As usual, I talk with the evidence. I take evidence from such degree sellers directly. Below is the chat transcript with the ISBM people, They could not answer me and left the chat.

Chat started on 17 Oct 2013, 11:46 AM


(11:46:11) *** ISBM Education Support joined the chat ***
(11:46:11) *** Visitor 73200012 joined the chat ***
(11:46:14) ISBM Education Support: Hi, how can we help you today?
(12:04:20) Visitor 73200012: hi
(12:04:32) ISBM Education Support: May I know your name and location?
(12:04:33) Visitor 73200012: Want to understand something about ISBM's courses
(12:04:38) Visitor 73200012: Govind
(12:04:40) Visitor 73200012: Mumbai
(12:04:43) ISBM Education Support: which course are you looking for?
(12:05:17) Visitor 73200012: MBA or Ph.D
(12:05:28) ISBM Education Support: May I know your last qualification?
(12:06:01) Visitor 73200012: MA
(12:06:12) ISBM Education Support: Can I have your contact number and email ID so that I can arrange a call back for you if necessary?
(12:06:32) Visitor 73200012: contact no I will share later mail id is hopegovind@gmail.com
(12:06:53) ISBM Education Support: MBA--Rs38900 Course Duration- 6 months minimum 2 year maximum
(12:07:08) Visitor 73200012: How are ISBM courses going to help me in my career- both MBA and DMS
(12:08:01) ISBM Education Support: MBA :This course is designed in such a way that it provides complete and efficient management practice and skills to the students. This course offers a complete wide based knowledge of many managerial functions. This course provides good training for other subjects too. The student can select from a wide range of specialization subjects offered by the institute. The study material will be provided by the institute.
(12:08:28) ISBM Education Support: DMS :It aims to develop individuals into distinguished consultants and managers in the field of management. The mission of the program is to provide in-depth knowledge and proficiency to students so that they can become distinguished, pioneering and innovative teachers, trainers, consultants and researchers in the field of management. The Institute seeks to ensure that DMS students are among the best equipped to meet the needs of high quality management education in the country. DMS seeks candidates of the highest caliber with strong academic background, professional experience, intellectual curiosity and discipline needed to make a major commitment to attain scholarly status. With Globalization and influx of MNCs and Corporate the need for top class managerial positions are increasing day by day which require highly qualified professionals To all such aspiring candidates, ISBM offers an exceptional opportunity through Distance Learning and Examination consisting of written papers and project work. DMS introduces students to major functional and general management areas and develops in them a thorough understanding of the concepts and theories underlying management practices.
(12:30:16) Visitor 73200012: thats fine
(12:30:27) Visitor 73200012: but what is about approval
(12:30:54) Visitor 73200012: are these degree from a UGC recognized university and has AICTE approved these degrees?
(12:31:18) ISBM Education Support: Yes
(12:31:58) ISBM Education Support: We provide MBA from MGU university and MGU is UGC , DEC ,AICTE approved
(12:32:28) ISBM Education Support: But DMS is Autonomous course provided by isbm only
(12:33:28) Visitor 73200012: I am talking about 6 months fast track MBA
(12:33:46) Visitor 73200012: and also MGU is under scanner and court case is going against it.
(12:34:55) ISBM Education Support: see fast track MBA is provide by isbm and we have our own accreditation's and recognitions you can see that in this link http://www.isbm.org.in/accreditation_recognition_and_certification.html
(12:35:24) Visitor 73200012: MGU shillong is a private university and as per the UGC guideline, it was not allowed to offer distance learning courses outside Meghalaya
(12:35:59) Visitor 73200012: but in India even a distance learning MBA needs to be approved by AICTE, isn't it?
(12:38:24) ISBM Education Support: MGU is in Meghalaya and it is govt. of India approved
(12:39:28) Visitor 73200012: I know but the case court is going against this university for violating UGC norm. It is a private university and if it offers any course outside the campus, then the degree is invalid
(12:40:05) Visitor 73200012: please see what UGC says
(12:40:07) Visitor 73200012: It has come to the notice of the University Grants Commission that some of the State Private Universities have affiliated colleges and started off-campus centre(s) in violation of the UGC (Establishment of and Maintenance of Standards in Private Universities) Regulation, 2003 and against the judgment of Hon’ble Supreme Court in case of Prof. Yash Pal & Others vs. State of Chhattisgarh & Others. Some of these Universities are running these Centres on franchising basis also which is not allowed.
(12:40:11) ISBM Education Support: No sir its fake
(12:40:15) Visitor 73200012: http://www.ugc.ac.in/privatuniversity.aspx
(12:40:35) Visitor 73200012: see above link, UGC has clearly specified, see UGC notice cannot be fake
(12:41:25) ISBM Education Support: Sir this link is not updated since 2003
(12:41:30) Visitor 73200012: Further, I need a MBA degree for promotion in my job and also to pursue higher education like Ph.D from a UGC approved and AICTE approved reputed university like Mumbai University or IIM or a state university
(12:41:40) Visitor 73200012: no, this link is latest one
(12:43:19) Visitor 73200012: please see following circular also
(12:43:21) Visitor 73200012: http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/4756427_English.pdf
(12:43:27) Visitor 73200012: My question is:
(12:43:49) Visitor 73200012: 1. Are all programme including short terms MBA of ISBM is approved by AICTE and UGC
(12:44:06) Visitor 73200012: 2. Do you provide placement to students completing degree from ISBM
(12:44:56) Visitor 73200012: 3. Can you provide me few contacts of students who were not getting promotion due to not having MBA but after completing MBA from ISBM, they got promotion
(12:45:33) Visitor 73200012: 4. To offer any degree, the institute must be a university (private, central, state or deemed) so does ISBM falls under any of the category
(12:46:06) Visitor 73200012: 5. If I do not get promotion or career opportunities on the basis of ISBM qualification, will ISBM refund my fee?
(12:46:50) Visitor 73200012: 6. Does any corporate company accept ISBM qualifications? IF yes can you please give me link of such letter issued from HR department of companies or scanned copy at least
(12:47:23) Visitor 73200012: See, I need an MBA as soon as possible for my career growth as despite of knowledge due to not having MBA I am lagging behind
(12:56:21) Visitor 73200012: Please reply, i need your help
(12:58:55) *** ISBM Education Support left the chat ***
(01:20:54) *** Govind left the chat ***

Shall you have any question related to your career, please write write it on comment section. 

90 comments:

  1. Govind Ji, I had invoked RTI this month on 7th October 2013 to seek information regarding MGU Meghalaya from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Recently MGU Meghalaya got membership in the AIU. MGU Meghalaya displayed this membership news on its Facebook Page. When I went through the Membership Form, details like information about the University, Academic Programmes, Fee Structure, Performance of Students, Number of Students and Number of Faculty is asked for in the Membership Form. It is worth mentioning here that MGU Meghalaya has still not submitted Information for Inspection Purpose to UGC in which details of the University were required. In the UGC website it is still mentioned : "Information is awaited."
    I invoked the RTI in AIU Office seeking a copy of that Membership Form submitted by MGU Meghalaya on the basis of which it got Membership. I personally visited the office and I also got an Acknowledgement Receipt of Rs.10/- amount paid which I deposited as RTI Application Fee.
    Now I got a letter from the AIU. I was expecting the reply from them, but to my surprise instead they sent me only a copy of that same Acknowledgment Receipt of Rs.10/- which I had already received. Nothing else was in the envelope. When I visited the website of AIU, I found a new link on their website which was titled Private Universities & Institutions are Not Covered Under RTI. On clicking the link, a letter was opened which was published on their website. The link is: http://www.aiuweb.org/Administration/RTI%20Clarification.jpg
    When I then visited the website of MGU Meghalaya to see if their is any updation there I saw a new link on their site in which the same letter was published on the website of MGU Meghalaya. The link is: http://www.mgu.edu.in/7t/RTI%20Letter%20from%20PMO.jpg
    I understand that Private Universities are also established by State Legislative Act. So, according to me Private Universities should not be exempted. I'm of the view that RTI Act should be made applicable to Private Universities. But the letter published on the website of AIU and MGU Meghalaya says something else.
    It may be noted that MGU Meghalaya has not been regularly updating its website. I have been observing their website and I only found these two updations: One is the Membership to AIU and now the Letter regarding issue of RTI Act and Private Universities.
    It is requested that you may please look into this matter regarding this latest development. Question arises when did the amendment of RTI Act take place that makes Private Universities exempt from RTI Act. When and how did this amendment happen by which Private Universities are not covered under the RTI Act.

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    1. Hi,
      You are knocking the wrong door.
      Let me tell you the process
      1. State or Central Government decide about recognition of a university. Once state or central government give approval (even to private universities or deemed universities) UGC cannot de-recognize it, yes it can recommend to de-recognize.UGC can only frame rules and regulation to award degrees and if any universities found violating the rules framed, the degree stands invalid. It makes finally students to suffer.
      2. AIU is another useless body. In all these 12 years I have never got reply from them for whatever mail sent to them.
      3. If a university has got UGC approval, AIU does not refuse to grant membership to them. AIU membership is not so important at all.
      4. Both the AIU and the MGU are wrong saying private university does not fall under RTI
      Please see following link of UGC which clearly says to implement RTI by all colleges and universities
      http://www.ugc.ac.in/subpage/RTI-Act.aspx

      Further, we have recently got order against Sikkim Manipal University to make suo motu disclosure. (which is again a private university)

      Look at TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences which is a private deemed university, they have well implemented RTI)
      please see
      http://www.tiss.edu/rti/view

      Private universities are not exempted at all. As of now only Cooperative Housing Societies are exempted under RTI Act.
      You are absolutely right, We can file an appeal in the CIC as well as Meghalaya State Information Commission.

      Even The Global Open University, Nagaland has implemented RTI

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  2. Hello Sir,

    You have mentioned that even a 1 year Executive MBA from a ugc recognised university is invalid.please clarify is it even applicable to 16 months executive MBA & 1 year Executive MBA offered by the best universities like Alliance University & Jain university-Bangalore on regular,weekend & part time mode.

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    1. Hi,

      Alliance and Jain University both are not reputed. Further, except 1 year LLM no other post graduate degree less than of 2 years are not approved for public sector job including teacher's job. However, it may be accepted for private job such as executive full time PGPM of ISB and IIMs

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    2. Sir, I have a query when you have mentioned that though UGC has approved the University but it is universities responsibility to seek permission from respective bodies. In the case of KSOU offering B tech courses it stands valid because they have sought a opinion from additional solicitor general of India and case which was fought between the Bharathidasan University & AICTE CASE NO.: Appeal (civil) 2056 of 1999 in which Supreme Court did uphold Bharatidasan University and said that the act was defined and as per the act they can provide Technical degrees & also it was mentioned that any institution offering technical degrees shall have mandatory approval from UGS & AICTE. In the same way the KSOU Act defined passed by respective authorities are in such a way that KSOU can provide technical degrees they how can u rule out that technical degrees offered by KSOU stand invalid.I have seen many of my freinds working in MNC's have technical degrees obtained from RVD university and these degrees are accepted in large corporates.
      Also let me tell you even AICTE is useless they provide approval for 1 or 2 years and their after the universities / institution should provide huge bribe to extend the approval overall our indian education is comepletely commercial.

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    3. In coninuation to my previous query if we obtain B tech from KSOU within territorial jurisdiction i.e Karnataka & directly from university then the course shall be valid right. Pls confirm

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    4. B.Tech obtained after 2008 under distance mode stands invalid even if it is taken within the jurisdiction.

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  3. Hello Govind ji
    I did my MBA from a very C grade university.It was UGC approved and I got a campus placement with a decent package in a consulting company.But,the management department is rated as one of the worst MBA college in India as it has 1000 students in MBA department alone and had poor faculty. I want to improve my profile so what do I do?

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    1. Hi,
      First of all forget the chapter of the B school.
      There are different type of organisation who accept different type of people for employment
      First: Organisation who hires from premier tier 1 B school only like IIMs, XLRI, NMIMS few examples are PwC, Capgemini, TCS etc.
      Second: Those who accept students from other known B school
      Third: Those who accept an individual with quality traits including required work exposure, good communication skills and past tracks. They are good organisation also but may not be paying salary as compared to first type of organisation.
      You must focus on the career what you want to make.
      First of all look into your profile and see what had been your past experiences and your area of interest. For example, if you are a marketing professional, what is your area of interest and aptitude, whether marketing and communication, product development, pricing strategy, brand positioning strategy. sales planning, marketing research, public relation or something else.
      On the basis of this, search job and go through the job description and focus on those required traits.
      Participate on any such event or conferences such as brand equity summit, NHRDN national meet, MTHR global seminars and increase your network. Do maximum research on your area of interest.
      These are the just few examples and there can be many. By focussing on this, you may get what you want. you may send your resume to me for evaluation.

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  4. what about sikkim manipal university ? is it approved by all bodies ..plz reply asap

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    1. Hi,
      Please read following blogpost which may answer your query
      http://speakhr.blogspot.in/2013/05/sikkim-manipal-university-distance.html

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    2. hi,sir i have completed my b.sc from shridhar university rajasthan in 2013.is this university a fake one?plz share me info if u know any thing about this university.

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    3. its not fake. It is a private university but any degree even in distance mode offered outside from its campus in Pilani is not recognized.
      If you have enrolled and appeared for exam at its main campus at Pilani then only it is valid.

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  5. Dear Govindji,

    From what I understand from this thread, the DMS at ISBM is also a fake one? They are showing accreditation from Deutsche Akkreditierungs Rat [ DAR], Germany. I am an Indian national based out of Germany and this degree can be useful for me. Please advice on this.

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    1. Hi,
      Please note that in Germany only following bodies are authorised to accredite educational institute. Since this institute ISBM is in India, it must be accredited by UGC not dAR
      AHPGS – Accreditation Agency for Study Programs in Special Education, Care, Health Sciences and Social Work
      AKAST – Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Canonical Study Programs
      ACQUIN – Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute
      AQAS – Agency for Quality Assurance by Accreditation of Study Programs
      AQ Austria – Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria
      ASIIN – Accreditation Agency for Degree Programs in Engineering, Informatics/Computer Science, the Natural Sciences and Mathematics
      evalag – Evaluation Agency Baden-Württemberg
      FIBAA – Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation
      OAQ – Swiss Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education
      ZEvA – Central Evaluation- and Accreditation Agency

      This institute (ISBM) is fooling people

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  6. sir,
    As you have said, MBA from distance education requires approval from both UGC and AICTE both, for Government sector jobs/higher studies.. In this regad, please tell, MBA (distance education) from Pondicherry University , which is a central university is valid for job under public sector??? it is so because, it is a UGC central university but whether it is also approved by AICTE ?

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    1. Yes, Pondicherry's MBA is approved by AICTE even for the distance mode.

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    2. thanks for the reply sir. could you please help me to find out, where is the approval of AICTE to Distance education MBA for Pondicherry University...as the same is not available on its website.

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    3. Being a central university (under MHRD, Govt of India) its already approved by AICTE so you need not to worry, still you may file an RTI application to find it out

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    4. Dear sir,

      vinayaka mission distance education (Tamil Nadu) is rocognised or fake. i m doing bba from the same university.my plan is to go abroad for mba.Plz Help.

      Regards
      Raju

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    5. Hi,
      It is not fake but this university is not allowed to offer any course outside its campus in Salem. It can offer distance learning courses and students can apply from anywhere in the world but they have to complete exams by visiting their campus at Salem only.

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  7. i want to pursue MBA from Distance mode.....please tell me which university is best....i am from Mumbai......also put some light on SMU-DE MBA.
    Thanks in advance

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  8. Hi Govind, I have gained interest in reading your blogs which provides wonderful insight to aspiring students across all age groups. I have gone through this blog and tried to do some research. During 5th may 2014, UGC has released list of accredited universities. In the list I can see MGU (Mahatma Gandhi University, P.O. Araimile, Matchakolgre, Tura, West Garo Hills, Meghalaya (Private University) ) row # 361. Link to UGC site http://www.ugc.ac.in/oldpdf/alluniversity.pdf

    This means the distance MBA certificate being issues by ISBM is valid?

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    1. No Lokesh,
      Mahatma Gandhi University is a private university so it cannot offer any course outside its campus. It cannot appoint any institute on frnachisee basis or cannot affiliate any institute. It is already facing legal actions.

      Please read my following article
      http://blog.simplycareer.net/2013/06/mgushillongfake.html

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  9. Hi,

    what about PGCBM is offered by XLRI through HUGHES. Is it worth studying this course.

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    1. you may not get a better employment just based on this management programme as it is not equivalent to XLRI's full time PG programme in management however knowledge wise it may be a good option

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  10. Hi Govind Ji,

    I saw this article just now. Actually am a MBA+ DBM holder from ISBM.
    am looking for abroad openings now. Will I get based on my MBA degree?
    You mean to say ISBM MBA programmes are not affiliated with AICTE still?

    Kindly advice.

    Thanks.

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    1. ISBM is a private institute ith no recognition at all.

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  11. Hi, Govind Ji,

    Is ISBM UGC/AICTE recognized?? Can i go ahead to take up a Degree course and MBA from this university?

    Please Advice.

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    1. please read article it is a fake institute

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  12. Hello Govind
    Firstly a hearty thank you as i was close enough to enrol with ISBM, reading this article made me realise to what extent people can go up to ruin other ppls lives and ambitions.
    Secondly is Annamalai University fake? As I am planning to do MBA online (via distance learning) and my brother to do BBA ( via distance learning).
    Please do let me know.
    Regards
    Sakina

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    1. Annamalai is a state university and not fake. You may go ahead. But being a state university, it should not offer course `outside Tamil Nadu. Its just a matter of jurisdiction and not of fake degree. You should opt Pondicherry University instead as it is a central university, has jurisdiction all over India and more reputed too.
      You may also check with a university of your home town./ state where you live

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  13. Dear Govind,
    I am Delhite n have done MBA-HR from Punjab Technical University(Distance) in 2010 and working as Recruiter. At this point of time i am realizing that i should upgrade my qualification to in-hence my career and achieving goals. I am looking some A/B/C school which can help me to grow faster. Their are some names which are very expensive n charging 70 K to 2 Lacks fees kindly advise what to do?
    Regards
    Vikram
    v_k_r_m_007@yahoo.com

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    1. Doing MBA from any institute does not work, If you are looking for a well paid job and a good career, you need to do it from a tier 1 institute only.
      Please refer following article
      http://blog.simplycareer.net/2014/05/indias-best-b-school-for-pursuing-mba.html
      If you are worried about expenses and already employed, you may continue with your job, but if you are looking for a good opportunity, prefer a tier 1 MBA institutes only

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  14. Wonderful post and really very informative. It is now quite important that a every students

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  15. How is MITSDE? Does it have any value of its course?

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    1. No, its justa diploma and does not have value in job market too

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  16. Govindji, I am aware of a person who cleared his HSC and his FY, SY & TY B.Com from a reputed unversity by incorrect means (influence, bribing) as admitted by this person. How can such a person be exposed. The person cleared the degree in the year 1998 or 1999. Can you please respond to me on author_krishna@rediffmail.com, Thank You.

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    1. It is very difficult. The simple way is, write to the university and re-examine the person. If you would have done it before or even after declaration of the result, you could do it.

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  17. Sir, My highest qualification is a 3 Year Polytechnic Diploma in Industrial Electronics (completed in 1996). I have 18 years of Experience in IT and currently am a Project Leader. I want to do a MBA (on-line/distance) as my career growth has stuck . For further promotions i need a Graduation (MBA)
    Please guide me for which is the best option available for me .
    I stay in Mumbai and my birth year is 1974.
    Thanks

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    1. Hi,
      If you want to do an MBA from a reputed, government recognized central or state university, you first need to complete your graduation. There is no short cut for this.

      You can do Diploma in Management from IGNOU or PGDBA from SCDL but they are never equivalent to MBA. Even for private sector, they are not accepted as qualification equivalent to an MBA.
      You may do a full time MBA from Australia or UK. You can do a part time MBA from TASMAC who offer a UK University degree. The degree is not government recognized one so you are not eligible for higher education. However, that may or may not be accepted as a qualification for Visa abroad and it solely depend on private employer whether to accept your MBA without a graduation degree.
      You may opt it.
      Alternatively, you may enroll for second year BCA under lateral entry with University of Madras or Annamalai or Madurai Kamraj University and can complete it in 2 years

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  18. What about the universities those give one sitting and give certificate in 6 months?s it valid??Alot of private universities are ready for offering such degrees?What about the other organisations like ISBM? Many organisations are giving degrees like ISBM. If ISBM is Fake, why government take sufficient action to close it?You are only mentioned about ISBM. Do you have any personnel experience with ISBM?

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    1. No, those degrees are mostly fake and the people buying such degree repents later.
      ISBM is fake
      Government is least bothered. I do not need to buy a fake degree so experience of ISBM does not arise

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  19. hello sir

    I am doing PGDBA from SCDL so just would like to know if PGDBA from SCDL is valid and acceptable in private and Govt sector and also for higher studies.

    Secondly it would be great if you could input your thoughts on IICT Lucknow.... ( http://iict.in/courses.htm ) are the certificate from IICT Valid and recogonised

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    1. No, nobody accept SCDL diploma in private sector and also in government sector

      IICT is also does not have any recognition

      Delete
  20. I'm planning to take MBA from ISBM now. Have they got all kind of recongition from UGC and AICTE

    ReplyDelete
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    1. no, do not opt it is a fake institute created in the similar name of ISBM Pune who offers only full time MBA programmes

      Delete
  21. I want to do Distance MBA for my carrier purpose (Alread Employed as a Customer Service (Back office) Suggest me the Reputed Institute.and stream

    ReplyDelete
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    1. If you want to continue in customer support, please opt MBA Operation or general management
      You may opt part time MBA from NMIMS, JBIMS, ADMI etc
      If you want to opt distance MBA, please refer my separate article in details

      Delete
  22. Hi sir
    Am from Hyderabad, am looking for Mba course, first tell me diff emba and mba.
    Am working banking sector for5 yrs, as on officer.
    Give me best institue/uniersity to pursue mba/emba, should accept by all govt and mncs, . Thanks for ur replyy in advance

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  23. Dear Govind,

    Sorry for posting my question here, as it is off the topic. I need your expert opinion on doing MBA from the below university. I just wanted to know if this university is authentic.
    http://www.gbsge.com/fujairah-sharjah-dubai-campuses-uae/
    I want to persue the MBA from UAE branch as I based in UAE now.

    Your valuable feedback would be highly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Mudassar

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    1. It is a private business school and not recognized anywhere As a stamp of MBA, it is good but beyond that nothing
      You may choose wisely according to your need

      Delete
  24. Hi Govind,

    I am a BCom grad from Calcutta University in the year 2003. Currently I am working as an Asst Manager with one of the BPO companies in India. I have overall 10 years of work ex. I need to do an MBA but cannot leave my current job. Doing a part-time is also not possible due to my odd working hrs. I can only do weekend or Distance/Online MBA. I think EMBA would be better for me. Currently I am based out of Pune and has got 48% in my grad. Please suggest further action and which institute I should choose to get desired result and should be approved in corporate sector.

    Regards,
    Anonymous

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  25. Hi Govind,

    I am a BCom grad from Calcutta University in the year 2003. Currently I am working as an Asst Manager with one of the BPO companies in India. I have overall 10 years of work ex. I need to do an MBA but cannot leave my current job. Doing a part-time is also not possible due to my odd working hrs. I can only do weekend or Distance/Online MBA. I think EMBA would be better for me. Currently I am based out of Pune and has got 48% in my grad. Please suggest further action and which institute I should choose to get desired result and should be approved in corporate sector.

    Regards,
    Anonymous

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Hi,
      You can Opt for Bharati Vidyapeeth
      It offERS MBA in distance mode.
      If you can attend weekend you may also check symbiosis international university executive MBA from its pune campus

      Delete
  26. Hi Govind,

    I am a B Sc from Karnataka University Dharwad,Karnataka. in the year 2000. Currently I am working as a Material Purchase Manager in one of the Real estate company in Hubli. I have overall 5 years of work ex. I need to do an MBA in Material Management, but cannot leave my current job. Doing a part-time is also not possible due to my odd working hrs. I can only do weekend or Distance/Online MBA in Material Management. I think EMBA(Material Management) would be better for me. Currently I am based in Hubli,Karnataka and has got 45% in my grad. Please suggest further action and which institute I should choose to get desired result and should be approved in corporate sector.


    Regards,
    Shrikant

    ReplyDelete
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    1. opt MBA from Indian Institute of Materials Management, Belapur, Navi Mumbai

      Delete
  27. Dear Mr.Govind,

    Greetings. Interested in doing 2 year online MBA with Assam Don Bosco as I am a resident of a Middle East country. Is the University UGC recognised and AICTE approved? Is it possible that even exams are done online with web cam on your personal laptop connecting you to Univ appointed supervisor?.

    Thanks & Regards

    ReplyDelete
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    1. No, Assam Don Bosco university is a private university and involve in lot of violation. The way it is awarding degree is as good as it is selling degree
      UGC has prohibited all universities to offer complete online degree course and Assam Don Bosco being a private university, does not have authority to offer courses beyond its campus, but it is running racket.
      If you just need a UGC university approved stamp degree, you may opt it. But the future of the degree is uncertain. For a tag, it is good but quality wise and all, I am highly doubtful

      Delete
  28. Hi Govind ji,

    I am a Media professional.i am from chennai. i am planning to do Distance MBA in media management. Can you suggest me the which is the best options

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Media management is not an MBA specialisation. You may opt marketing or general management as a specialisation

      Delete
  29. hi Sir
    Could you please go through the below mentioned website and provide me whether anyone able to do graduation from any Indian universities/ foreign universities after obtaining 12 from this board.
    http://www.centralindiaboard.com/

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  30. Hi sir,I am working as a executive in pharmaceutical MNC company in quality wing.now I want to do distance courses like MBA ,pls suggest me which MBA is useful and suggest me some universities also.

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  31. Hi sir ,I am working as executive in pharmaceutical MNC company in quality wing ,now I want to do distance MBA ,so please suggest which MBA suits for me along with universities offering.thanq.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Hi Govind, what your opinion still about ISBM

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Opinion does not change unless fact changes. Fact is ISBM is fake

      Delete
  33. Hello Govind, i am a working professional in the field of Supply Chain management, wanted to do an MBA which might add value while seeking jobs further in the same industry, will doing MBA from Venkateshawara Open Univ be good, does it hold acceptance in private sectors, i am talking about company's like BT, PWC, E&Y.

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Venkateshwara open university is a private university, do not opt. I doubt its quality and seeing lot of violation from the same university. Opt IIMM Navi Mumbai or see a good state university

      Delete
  34. Hi sir,
    My elder brother has completed his 10+2 in 2008. since then because of family responsibilities he does not complete his graduation. can you please suggest any university whom he can complete his graduation but distance mode only.

    ReplyDelete
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    1. there are multiple option
      IGNOU is one of such option

      Delete
  35. Hi sir,
    My Elder brother has completed his 10+2 in 2008. since then because family responsibilities he does not complete his graduation. now, he want to complete such. kindly suggest any university but distance only and what about ISBM?

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    1. ISBM is a fake institute and not a university. Let me know what is your requirement. For university offering courses in distance mode, visit ugc.ac.in and DEB section

      Delete
  36. Hi Govind, Can you suggest the best institutes to do MBA - HRM - distance education please?

    And the reviews are awesome, just escaped from the ISBM fake DMS course! All thanks to you .

    ReplyDelete
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    1. you are welcome. Please choose university based on your locality, overall quality, class etc. There are multiple options available

      Delete
  37. Hi Sir
    Please tell me if Welingkar Distance PDBA courses are valid for higher growth in company.
    And for distance MBA which univesity should i opt, I am from pune

    ReplyDelete
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    1. No, first of all none of the corporate valued PG Diploma from Welingkar and SCDL, they may be good for just getting a knowledge, second they are not equivalent to MBA
      Better you should opt 3 years part time Mumbai University courses like MMM, MFM, MHRM, MIM which are equivalent to MBA, offered during evening and has academic value too
      For distance MBA, you may check Baarti Vidyapeeth and DY Patil Vidyapeeth

      Delete
  38. Hi,I was about to make a mistake of studying mba from ISBM,saved by your article thanks a lot.I am from Kolkata,West Bengal.I completed my BSc last year and I am working as a junior network support engineer.Can you suggest some good institutes for part time MBA where I can study while still working and will have a value for the degree?

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Please check with IISWBM which is afiliated to university of Calcutta and offers part time MBA

      Delete
  39. Hello Govind,

    I have completed my Bachelors in 2013 & working as HR IT Recruiter. I am willing to do my Executive MBA . So, please can you suggest me some institutions with the approval of AICTE and UGC in hyderabad in the amount of 50K

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Hi,
      Check with JNTU Hyderabad and Osmania University. Both have executive MBA
      After 2010, AICTE stopped approving distance MBA degree. So opt only part time/ executive MBA degree

      Delete
  40. Hello Mr Govind,

    I came across a university named SMC University (www.smcuniversity.com) while I was serching for some good options for higher studies. I am living in Kuwait and looking forward to relocate to Canada with my family, hence wanted to add a bit of skills on my resume. I have been searching for institutes to carry on my higher education online and happen to come across SMC Univetsity offering all the flexibilities required in my case. I would really appriciate your valuable guidance towards the decision to opt for this University, since we will be moving to Canada soon; will this university degree be recognized in Canada.

    Thankz in advance !

    ReplyDelete
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    1. SMC University is a fake university and its qualification will not be accepted

      Delete
  41. Respected Sir,

    I am pursuing B.Com Year-I in S.V.U- D.D.E of Tirupati, A.P. I want to get L.I.C-Financial Services Executive(F.S.E)/Direct Sales Executive(D.S.E) Job. So depend upon their preference I want to study "Graduate Diploma in Marketing/Management."

    Please, kindly suggest me a Best Institute like I.I.B.F,Mumbai for DB&F Course which is a M.C.Q.s Exam in online mode as well as COST EFFECTIVE i.e. less than Rs.4,000/- as early as possible. I trusted you very much because of your experience, Sir.

    Is I.S.B.M a good institute for Diploma in Marketing Finance Management etc. like programmes in Online, Home, Regular Modes.

    Thanking you, Sir,
    Yours faithfully,
    A.SRIKANTH,
    angadi.srikanth117@gmail.com

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  42. Thanks for your very helpful information, especially about the ISBM, which saved my time and efforts. Which University or Institution do you suggest for people who want to study on distance learning program from outside of India?

    Thanks again for sharing your valuable knowledge.
    Mathewos

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  43. Hi Govind,

    Thank you for an informative article. Really helped me clear my doubts.
    Request you to kindly assist with my below mentioned queries.
    1. Is PGDM course from Welinglars (UGC certified) or NMIMS (both certification) recognised and considered in hiring process.
    2. As am a working professional and due to other commitments am unable to pursue part time MBA which requires to spare your weekends to attend lectures. My best bet seems going in for a distance program.
    3. I reside in Mumbai. what institutes would you suggest to go ahead with.

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  44. Hi givind sir,
    I wanted to do hospitality management from ISBM. As per early comments of neeraj paul, that about isbm.
    Please clear my doubt that after did hosp.manag. from isbm , did i got job in any well organization or company. Is it any guarantee or assurance from isbm.

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  45. Dear Govinda,

    Thanks a ton for partaking your knowledge & experience with us which is very useful.

    I'm an employee of MNC bank in India & working as an Associate Manager with Bachelor degree.

    I was not able to continue my pg due to personal issues. One of ex- colleague has advised/ referred me to do any MBA or Diploma course to get better opportunities.

    To be honest with you he did MBA from ISBM and got placed in words most admired brand citibank n.a india.

    Hence, I have decided to go for Diploma in Banking Operations & Credit Management which can help me to grow ahead.

    An educational counsellor had call me & said that many of working professionals like me had opt for MBA from ISBM & got better opportunities.

    Trust me after reading your blog have decided not to go with MBA but I have made the payment a week ago for both the diploma courses.

    Now, I am sure I do not have an option to withdraw because they have mentioned at any circumstances the paid amout can't be refunded.

    Seek your advice if those courses will help me at any manner?

    Kindly opine!!!

    Thanks in advance!

    Regards,
    Jaya Prakash

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  46. Hi, if any regular university is recognized by UGC but not by AICTE, then is it fine to enroll? is it valid and will be attested by MHRD?

    ReplyDelete

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