The Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education was established in the year 1979. If provides four hundred and one diverse study programs under Regular Stream. It is accredited with largest enrolment within India and well resourced with adequate teaching faculty, computer as well as other infrastructure, administrative set-up for its own, computer training centres, study centres, etc. to serve up its students in the best interest within their door steps. The Annamalai University has the unique characteristic of offering Postgraduate Degree Programs in subjects like Physics, Applied Psychology, Zoology, Chemistry, Botany, Law, and Bioinformatics, for the first time in India via the Distance Education mode. Directorate of Distance Education also offers the Programs on Textile Design, Fashion Design, Hotel Management, Catering Technology, and Interior Design Programs, Twinning Program, Retail Management, Commonwealth Youth Program, Programs on Yoga, Health Science, Music, and Safety, Fire, Taxation and Pharmaceutical Programs.
All programs of the study provided by Directorate of Distance Education have approval of Distance Education Council, from New Delhi. The Directorate is introducing the B.Ed. Program via distance education mode since year 2008-09 with approval from National Council for Teacher Education, in New Delhi. The B.Ed. course offered by the Annamalai University is of 2 years duration.
The candidate needs t have graduate degree under 10+2+3 or the 11+1+3 pattern having one of the main subjects in Part III like English, Tamil (B.A.), Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Zoology, Botany, Applied Physics, Computer Science, Bio-chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Micro-Biology, Environmental Science, Geography, and History. In case of Commerce, Home Science, and Economics subjects, only Post Graduation qualification will be measured. Candidates, who have completed a direct under graduation degree without 10+2 qualification and the candidates having direct post graduation degree without the under graduation degree are not qualified.
Admission will be given after the written entrance examination. In reference to the NCTE standards, the regular teachers working for primary, secondary, middle, or higher secondary schools of Tamilnadu, accepted by the State or Central government, having minimum 2-years of teaching experience are eligible. Yet, the allocation of optional subjects is according to the DDE.
For admission procedure, please refer to the University website.
Students may contact the following address in case of any query.
Annamalai Nagar - 608 002
Tamil Nadu, India
T: 91 - 4144 - 238248/263/796
V: +91 - 4144 – 237356/237357