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IGNOU Diploma in Management 2020 (DIM): Eligibility, Admission Procedure

IGNOU Diploma in Management 2020: The ‘Indira Gandhi National Open University’ (IGNOU) offers the IGNOU Diploma programme in Management (DIM) through the distance learning platform. Those, who seek to pursue Diploma programs in management through open or distance learning, can apply for admission in the IGNOU School of Management Studies (SOMS). The University (IGNOU) is recognized as one of the prestigious universities of India which offers several programmes in different disciplines through a distance learning platform. Candidates, who want to pursue a diploma programme through distance education, can apply for admission in the respective regional study centres located in various cities of the nation. The ‘School of Management’(SOM) has one diploma programme naming Diploma in Management (DIM).

Candidates can get all the necessary particulars about the diploma programme in the given post. Candidates can also get the information about the admission process, admission fee, and the eligibility criteria for a set for the management (Management) programmes.

Avialable Application Form 2020

Details of IGNOU DIM 2020

  • The School of Management Studies (SOMS) got established in 1987 and started the diploma programme same year.
  • Diploma in Management (DIM) has been started as a pilot programme by the University (IGNOU).
  • The Diploma in Management Programme is comprised of 5 different courses.
  • Out of 5 courses of the diploma programme, there are three compulsory programmes and two of the programmes are elective.
  • Candidates, who have completed the bachelor degree in any discipline, are eligible to apply for admission in the diploma in management programme.
  • Candidates must have secured minimum of 50 % marks (general category). Candidates of the reserved category will be eligible for admission with 45 % marks at the graduation level.

Diploma Programmes offered by the SOMS and Eligibility Criteria and the Fee amount 

Candidates can know the details of the required educational qualification in the given table. The fee structure of the diploma programme has also been mentioned in the table:

S.No. Name of the Programmes Required Educational qualification Fee amount
1.         Diploma in Management (DIM)

Candidates must have completed the bachelor degree in any discipline with 50 % marks for general category and 45 % for reserved category. Candidates must have obtained a minimum 3 years managerial/supervisory/professional experience.OR

Candidates having professional Degree with 50% marks in:

Medicine/ Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWAI)/ Engineering/ Chartered Accountancy (ICAI)/ Chartered Secretary-ship (ICSI), and Law are also eligible for admission in the DIM.

Candidates must have cleared the OPENMAT as well which will be conducted by IGNOU.

Rs. 7,500

How to apply for admission?

  • Candidates need to fill and submit the online application form for admission into the Diploma of the management
  • It is necessary for all the applicants to fill all the details correctly in the application form such as their name, date of birth and the details of the educational qualifications.
  • Candidates, who wish to take admission to pursue the Diploma programme in Management (DIM), must pay the course fee at the time of admission.
  • The IGNOU regional study centres will take the fee deposit through the Demand Draft.
  • The DD for the fee payment must be in the name of IGNOU and payable at the IGNOU respective Regional Study Centre.

The fee details of all the IGNOU Diploma Courses in Management offered by the School of Management Studies’ have been provided in the following table:  

S.No. Name of the course Min and max duration of course Min and max age limit
1.         Diploma in Management (DIM) 1 Year- 8 Years No bar

IGNOU School of Management Studies (SOMS)

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