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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.
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