Tamil Nadu Open University, [TNOU] Chennai has been growing phenomenally for the last 14 years and offers around 113 programs in various disciplines from the certificate to postgraduate level. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission [UGC], Distance Education Council [DEC], National Council for Teacher Education [NCTE], and Rehabilitation Council of India [RCI]. It is the only university to provide specialized programs for mentally challenged and impaired children.
The university has a cumulative strength of 5,29,263 students along with 11 programs. The University has 13 academic schools, 5 Support Divisions, 1 Media Centre, and 607 Learner Support and Service Centre. Application forms for the Tamil Nadu Open University Admissions are available on the official website. The university was the first in the state to have Credit-based Self-Learning Material. As of now, around 1,71,430 students have passed away from the University. It supports the Digital Learning System. The university has a strength of 65 teachings and 77 non-teaching staff. For Tamil Nadu, Open University is displayed on the official website.
Tamil Nadu Open University shall make possible innovative, culturally relevant educational prerequisites that are learner-centered, seamless, and are of high quality by applying appropriate technologies to achieve in education, sustainable social transformation, and composite national development. Below are the highlights of the university:
|TNOU, Chennai Highlights|
|Type of University||Public|
|Year of Establishment||2002|
|Recognitions||University Grants Commission [UGC], Distance Education Council [DEC], National Council for Teacher Education [NCTE], Rehabilitation Council of India [RCI]|
|Tamil Nadu Open University Address||Tamil Nadu Open University, No 577, Anna Salai, Saidapet, Chennai - 600 015|
|TNOU Facilities||Amphitheatre, Art Gallery, Bank, Canteen, Playgrounds, Library, Language labs|
|Training Programs||Non-Credit Courses for School Students on Computers, Automation, and Multimedia|
|TNOU Courses Offered||Certificate, Vocational Diploma, Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, PG Diploma, and Philosophy Courses||Tamil Nadu Open University Fees Structure|
|Tamil Nadu Open University Contact Number||044-24306600|
Programs conducted by the Tamil Nadu Open University have been recognized by the following statutory authorities.
Below are the courses and specializations offered by the University:
|Social Sciences||BA||Sociology, Islamic Studies|
|B.Com||Bank Management, Corporate Secretaryship, Accounting, and Finance, Computer Applications|
|MA||Sociology, Anthropology, Gender Studies, Islamic Studies|
|M.Sc||Psychology, Counselling, and Psychotherapy|
|PG Diploma||Psychological, Guidance & Counselling, Gerontology, Child Rights and Child Protection, Social Welfare Administration, School Counselling|
|Humanities||BA||English, English and Communication, Urdu|
|BPA||Drama and Theatre Studies|
|MA||English, Linguistics, Translation Studies, Comparative Literature|
|PG Diploma||Spoken English|
|Diploma||Drama and Theatre Acting, Film Acting, Television Acting, English Language Skills|
|Ph.D||English, Film / Theatre Studies|
|PG Diploma||Computer Applications, Software Quality Management, Information Security|
|Diploma||Databases, Data Sciences, and Big data Analytics, Cloud Computing|
|Vocational Diploma||Computer Applications, DTP Operator, Computer Hardware Servicing|
|Politics & Public Administration||BA||Political Science, Public Administration, and Human Rights|
|MA||Political Science, Public Administration, International Relations, Development Administration, Police Administration, Human Rights|
|Special Education & Rehabilitation||B.Ed||Special Education (Visual Impairment / Hearing Impairment / Intellectual Disabilities)|
|Management Studies||BBA||Computer Applications, Marketing Management, Retail Management|
|B.Sc||Catering and Hotel Administration (Off-Campus)|
|MBA||Shipping and Logistics Management, Hospital Administration, Logistics Management|
|PG Diploma||Information Technology Management and Export Marketing|
|Diploma||Management, Retail Management, Food Production (Off-Campus), Food & Beverage Service (Off-Campus), Bakery & Confectionery (Off-Campus)|
|Continuing Education||BA||Business Economics|
|B.Sc||Apparel and Fashion Design|
|M.Sc||Apparel and Fashion Design|
|Vocational Diploma||Automotive Service Technician, Refrigeration & AC Technician, Plumbing, Welding Technology, Industrial Fitter, Fashion Design and Garment Making, Beautician, Fashion Boutique Designer, Industrial Safety, Fire Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Airport Ground Handling, Assistant Flight Dispatcher, Cabin Crew Management|
|Tamil and Cultural Studies||BA||Tamil|
|PG Diploma||Tamil Research Methodology|
|Diploma||Media Art, Theatre Arts|
|Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration||BA||Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration|
|MA||Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration|
|Vocational Diploma||Early Childhood Care and Education|
|PG Diploma||Teacher and Educational Management|
|Science||B.Sc||Mathematics, Mathematics (with Computer Applications), B.Sc Chemistry Botany, Zoology|
|M.Sc||Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology|
|PG Diploma||Mathematics and Applied Mathematics|
|Vocational Diploma||Mechanic (Electrical / Electronics / Instrumentation), TV Repair Technician, SmartPhones Repair Technician, Acupressure Therapist, Multi Cuisine Cook, General Duty Assistant|
|Journalism and New Media Studies||B.Sc||Visual Communication & Multimedia|
|History and Tourism Studies||BA||History, History and Heritage Management, Tourism and Travel Studies|
|MA||History, Tourism and Travel Studies, Women Studies|
|Diploma||Archaeology and Epigraphy, Museology and Conservation, Ticketing and Tour Operations, Wild Life Tourism|
The germination of the University during the past 16 years has been remarkable. With an aggregate student strength of 10,82,656 in 218 Programmes of study across multiple disciplines and skills at different levels from Certificate to Post- Graduate that is presented through 13 Academic Schools, 5 Support Divisions, 1 Media Centre, and a robust network of 515 Learner Support and Service Centres across the State.
The University consists of the following departments:
The University has digitalized its learner support systems including admission, examination, material distribution, academic counseling, etc. So far, 1,86,774 students have passed out of the University and the current listing(2017–2018) stands at 38,004. With the sanctioned teaching staff strength of 65 and non–teaching staff strength of 77, the University is one of the 5, among the 15 Open Universities in the country, to have been accorded the 12B of the University Grants Commission (UGC). So, the university is improving a lot in terms of infrastructure, and below are the given facilities at the university:
The students should apply for scholarships in the designated form to be taken from the Offices of Adi Dravidar/Tribal Welfare Department along with the helping document required, including the applicant’s Savings Bank Account No., Name of the Bank, Branch, etc., to the Director, SSSD, TNOU, after University fees are paid. After due scrutiny, the appeals for scholarships will be rerouted to the respective Government Departments for the assent of the scholarships. The payment of the scholarship is subject to the conditions guided by the Government. The scholarships given by the university are:
There are plenty of programs on offer right from the Certificate level up to the Doctoral level. These programs are administered by the different schools of the University. You may check the list of programs offered by TNOU from the website. The fee structure for some of the courses are given below:
The following are the MoUs signed by TNOU:
The admission process will be around the year. The admission activities of the University have been carried out in two academic cycles viz i) Calendar Year – from January to December and ii) Academic Year – from July to June. It offers courses in Diploma, UG, PG, PG Diploma, M.Phil, and Ph.D. The following are the courses and their eligibility criteria:
|Post Graduation Diploma||
The application form can be obtained from the University Sales Counter, Study Centres, and Zonal Centres at the fee of INR 100/-. The application form can be obtained from the Deputy Registrar by issuing a Demand Draft of INR 150/- in his name. The documents for the eligibility are to be attested by a Governing authority/ person. Admission will only be possible if all eligibility criteria are met. Students can download the Tamil Nadu Open University hall ticket from the official website.
Tamil Nadu Open University, [TNOU] Chennai Management Courses and Fees Structure
|Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA] 3 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 10,538|
|Diploma in Business Management 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 4,235|
|Master of Business Administration [MBA] 2 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 21,750|
|Post Graduate Diploma 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 6,000|
Tamil Nadu Open University, [TNOU] Chennai Commerce Courses and Fees Structure
|Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com] 3 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 6,600|
|Diploma 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 6,750|
|Master of Commerce [M.Com] 2 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 6,600|
Tamil Nadu Open University, [TNOU] Chennai Science Courses and Fees Structure
|Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] 3 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 15,700|
|Certificate Course 6 month(s), Full Time|
|Diploma in Science 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 7,200|
|Master of Library and Information Science [M.Lib.I.Sc] 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 5,000|
|Master of Science [M.Sc] 2 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 13,680|
|Master of Science [M.Sc] 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 9,500|
|Post Graduate Diploma 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 2,550|
Tamil Nadu Open University, [TNOU] Chennai Humanities and Arts Courses and Fees Structure
|Bachelor of Arts [BA] 3 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 6,600|
|Bachelor of Literature [B.Lit] 3 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 6,600|
|Bachelor of Performing Arts [BPA] 3 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 19,500|
|Bachelor of Social Work [BSW] 3 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 6,600|
|Certificate Course 6 month(s), Full Time|
|Certificate Course 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 1,000|
|Diploma 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 6,113|
|Diploma in Humanity Arts 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 11,567|
|Master of Arts [MA] 2 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 6,682|
|Master of Social Work [MSW] 2 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 6,600|
|Post Graduate Diploma 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 4,231|
|Preparatory Programme 6 month(s), Full Time|
|Preparatory Programme 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 1,300|
Tamil Nadu Open University, [TNOU] Chennai Fashion Courses and Fees Structure
|Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] 3 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 24,600|
|Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] 2 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 15,600|
|Master of Science [M.Sc] 2 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 21,800|
Tamil Nadu Open University, [TNOU] Chennai Animation Courses and Fees Structure
|Diploma in Animation 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 7,200|
Tamil Nadu Open University, [TNOU] Chennai Mass Media and Communications Courses and Fees Structure
|Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] 3 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 28,200|
|Certificate Course 6 month(s), Full Time||Rs. 5,300|
|Diploma 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 11,500|
|Post Graduate Diploma 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 9,500|
Tamil Nadu Open University, [TNOU] Chennai Hospitality Courses and Fees Structure
|Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] 1 year(s), Distance Learning||Rs. 10,440|
|Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] 3 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 52,380|
|Diploma in Hospitality 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 15,300|
Tamil Nadu Open University, [TNOU] Chennai Computer Applications Courses and Fees Structure
|Bachelor of Computer Application [BCA] 3 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 25,200|
|Bachelor of Computer Application [BCA] 2 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 15,900|
|Diploma 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 10,500|
|Diploma in Computer Applications 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 4,740|
|Master of Computer Application [MCA] 3 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 44,100|
|Master of Computer Application [MCA] 2 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 29,400|
|Post Graduate Diploma 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 9,500|
Tamil Nadu Open University, [TNOU] Chennai Education Courses and Fees Structure
|Certificate Course 6 month(s), Full Time|
|Diploma in Education 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 7,200|
|Post Graduate Diploma 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 5,000|
Tamil Nadu Open University, [TNOU] Chennai Agriculture Courses and Fees Structure
|Diploma in Agriculture 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 25,300|
Tamil Nadu Open University, [TNOU] Chennai Vocational Courses Courses and Fees Structure
|Diploma 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 6,129|
|Diploma in Vocational Courses 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 30,000|
|Post Graduate Diploma 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 3,300|
Tamil Nadu Open University, [TNOU] Chennai Aviation Courses and Fees Structure
|Diploma in Aviation 1 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 30,000|
|Address :||Tamil Nadu Open University, No 577, Anna Salai, Saidapet, Chennai - 600 015|
The classes start at 9 in the morning. The exams are conducted semester wise and the students are required to submit the assignments before appearing for examinations. TNOU has an excellent teaching method. Students have a great experience in TNOU.
There are clubs or associations in the university. TNOU organizes cultural and sports programs regularly.
Asked By: Anonymous 19 May 2016
Application Form for Admission
The Application Forms together with the Prospectus are issued separately for the above two admission cycles. The applicants shall use the application for admission prescribed for the respective admission cycle only.
The Application Form with Prospectus can be obtained as follows:
i) From the University Sales Counter on payment of Rs.100/- in cash per Application 7
ii) From the Study Centres on payment of Rs.100/- per Application
iii) From the Zonal Centres on payment of Rs.100/- per Application
iv) From the Deputy Registrar, MPDD, TNOU, 577, Anna Salai, Saidapet, Chennai– 600 015 by post on payment of Rs.150/- by demand draft issued by any nationalized or scheduled bank drawn in favour of the Tamil Nadu Open University payable at Chennai. The Application Form along with the Prospectus will be sent by ordinary post only. The Application Form once sold shall not be taken back and the cost of Application Form will not be refunded or adjusted towards any purpose
Note : Applicants who wish to enroll for a Diploma / Certificate Programme under the scheme of Dual Registration shall submit separate Application Forms.
Submission of Application Form
3.2.1 Before submitting the Application Form, applicants are asked to read carefully and thoroughly the Application Form, the OMR Application Form and the instructions for filling up the Application Form. Before filling in the Application Form, check your eligibility regarding minimum required age, educational qualification, experience, etc., for the Programmes applied for.
3.2.2 Copies of the certificates, photo of the applicant and the signature of the applicant should be attested by any one of the following categories of Officers : a) Group A or Group B Officers of the Tamil Nadu Government / Government of India. b) Members of the Syndicate, Academic Council and Boards of Studies of the Tamil Nadu Open University. c) Teaching Staff / Non Teaching Staff (Assistant Registrar and above) of the Tamil Nadu Open University. d) Prinicipals of Colleges/Headmasters / Headmistresses of Goverment/ Goverment Recognized Higher Secondary or High Schools. e) Co-ordinators of respective Study Centres
3.2.3 Applicants possessing Degrees awarded by the Universities not recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) are not eligible for admission to the Programmes for which the minimum qualification prescribed is a Bachelor Degree.
3.2.4 Only those applicants who have passed the qualifying examination either under the 10+2+3 pattern of education or under the 11+1+3 pattern of education or 11+2+2 pattern of education or under the Open University system will be eligible for admission to the Programme for which the minimum qualification prescribed is a Bachelor’s Degree.
3.2.5 If the copies of the Certificates enclosed are in a language other than Tamil or English, a true version of the Certificates in Tamil or English duly certified by a person authorised to attest the Certificates must be enclosed.
Mode of Payment of Fees
The Programme Fee for CCCP shall be paid by the student to the Community College only. In respect of all other Programmes the fees shall be paid to the University.he fees may be remitted in any branch of the State Bank of India or Indian Bank. For remitting the fees, the appicant may use the photocopy of the remittance Challan Form enclosed in the Prospectus. The Banker will return the challan of TNOU copy and STUDENT copy. The applicant shall enclose the TNOU copy of the remitted challan with the application for Admission. The applicants may also consult their Study Centres regarding remittance of fees.
3.4 Submission of Application
Applicants may submit the filled in Application Forms along with the University copy of the Challan i) In the Study Centre approved by the University for the Programme for which application is made. ii) In the Admission Wing of the University in Chennai either in person or by post.
3.4.1 Last date for submission of Application Forms
Application Forms shall be submitted for all Programmes EXCEPT Cerfificate Programmes, on or before the dates mentioned below :
i) Admission for Calendar Year batch - 30th April
ii) Admission for Academic Year batch - 31st October.
The Application Forms for Certificate Programmes shall be submitted on or before the dates mentioned below:
i) Admission for Calendar Year batch - 31st March
ii) Admission for Academic Year batch - 30th September
Note: a) The University, however, reserves the right to extend the last date for submission of Application Forms. If extended the revised dates will be notified in the Newspapers and in the University website (www.tnou.ac.in). b) If the last dates specified for submission of Application Forms fall on a holiday for the University the Applications may be submitted on the next working day.
Processing of Application Forms and Allotment of Enrollment Number
On submission of the Application Form, the Study Centre concerned shall issue a statement of acknowledgement to the Applicant and forward the Forms in batches to the Zonal Centre (ZC) concerned. The ZC, after due scrutiny, shall send them to the Admission Wing of the University. The Admission Wing shall, after detailed examination of the Application Forms, allot the Enrollment Number and send the ID Cards to the Study Centres for distribution to the students. The students shall quote the Enrollment Number in all their correspondences with the University.
3.5.1 The Admission Wing shall issue the acknowledgement card for applications received directly from the Applicant.
3.5.2 In respect of cases, where the Applicant has not opted for any Study Centre as required in the Application, the Admission Wing shall attach the Applicant to the Study Centre nearest to the address for correspondence furnished by the Applicant, under intimation to the Applicant and the Study Centre concerned.
Answer By: Getmyuni
23 May 2016