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What is the eligibility for IGNOU Open MAT?
Where can I obtain OPEN MAT Application?
What after qualifying OPENMAT?
How to apply for IGNOU Open MAT?
What are the courses offered in IGNOU?
How many times in a year OPENMAT is Conducted?

What is the eligibility for IGNOU Open MAT?

IGNOU OPENMAT 2011 Eligibility :


1. Graduation in any discipline with 50% marks for General Category and 45% for Reserved Category. (OR) Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of Supervisory / Managerial / Professional Experience, or Professional Degree in Engineering / Technology / Medicine / Architechture/ Law / Pharmacy or Professional Qualifications in Accountancy / Cost and Works Accountancy / Company Secretaryship etc., or Masters Degree in any subject.


2. Clearance of OPENMAT conducted by IGNOU.
Candidates who have successfully cleared the entrance test for admission into Management Programme conducted by the institutions like CAT, MAT and State Level tests need not appear in OPENMAT. The cut off percentage for admission of these candidates will be decided by the university.


3. Non-graduates (10+2 or equivalent) with six years of Managerial / Supervisory / Professional Experience are eligible for taking admission into Diploma in Management only after clearing the Entrance Test.


Note : The university reserves the right to grant / deny admission to the candidates.


There is no age bar for any of the Programmes.

Where can I obtain OPEN MAT Application?

Names and places of IGNOU Learner Support Centres where the Application forms are available

Coimbatore: G.R.D. College of Science (0422-2592399)
Madurai: Thiyagarajar College (0452-2311221)
Tirunelveli: Sadakathullah Appa College (0462-2541050)
Ayikudi: Amar Seva Sangam (04633-267670)
Tuticorln : V.O.C. College (0461-2310906)
Thiruchirapalli: Bishop Heber College (0431 -2772200)
Sattur: Sri. S. R.N. M. College (04562-263699)
Uthamapalayam: H.K.RowtherHowdia College (04554-265225)
Dindigul: RVS College of Engineering & Technology (04551 -227230)
Ooty: Mother Nivedita Tribal Vidyalaya (0423-2444400)
Erode: Kongu Engineering College (04294-225252)
Gobi: Gobi Arts & Science College (04285-240117)
Pollachi: Sree Ramu College of Arts & Science (04259-286230)
Thanjavur: Periyar Maniammai University (04362-264600)

What after qualifying OPENMAT?

Walk in Admission (Management Programme only)

Candidates who qualify entrance lest can submit the registration form , which is available in the ‘Student Handbook & Prospectus along with the hall ticket of the Entrance Test to the respective Regional Centre. Madurai along with the required fee on any day after the receipt of result card for admission cycle starting from July, 2011.

Note : Provision for on line registration for admission into the Management Programme to the successful candidates will be made available on the university website after declaration of the entrance test result.

How to apply for IGNOU Open MAT?

‘Student Handbook & Prospectus for Management Programme’ can be obtained from the Regional Centre ((RC) Madurai or the Learner Support Centers (LSC) listed below by sending a sum of Rs.550/- through a Demand Draft / IPO in favour of IGNOU payable at Madurai or by paying Rs.500/- in cash at the RC/LSC sale counters. Please write your name and address on the back of the DD / IPO, Last date for receipt of request for ‘PROSPECTUS’ by post is 25th December. 2010.

Filled in form for Entrance Test (Form 1) “OPENMAT-XXIX” must reach the Registrar (SED), Block 12, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi – 110068, by Registered Post/Speed Post on or before 31st December, 2010. OPENMAT Application form and prospectus can also be downloaded from the website:

What are the courses offered in IGNOU?

Candidates who successfully qualify the OPENMAT can seek admission to these following courses:


Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDIM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)
Post Graduate Diploma In Operations Management (PGDOM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)

How many times in a year OPENMAT is Conducted?

OPENMAT Entrance Examination is held twice a year most probably in the month of February and August.