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Anna University Distance Education

The Director Centre for Distance Education , Anna University, Chennai – 600 025

Approved By: UGC       Type: Public

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About Anna University

Anna University is a renowned state university in Tamil Nadu, India. The University was established in the year 1978 by the government of Tamil Nadu. It is named after the Late Dr. C.N. Annadurai, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. The objective of the establishment of the university was to raise the quality of engineering education which would produce superior human resources and skilled future generation. It will enhance the quality of education across the state and enable the students to secure their future. The university also ensures that all the stakeholders of the university upholds the highest ethical and professional standards throughout their study and meet their obligations. 

The university is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi as a “University of Potential for Excellence.” In the year 2001, the university became an affiliating university under the Anna University Amendment Act of 2001. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has accredited the university with “A” Grade (highest among all the public universities in the state). The Government of India has also recognized the numerous institutes of the university.  

Anna University strives to provide a world-class university which produces professional with high knowledge, Professional Skills and ethics. The university also meets its obligation towards the Community and society by providing high maintaining high standards of educational qualities, training, teaching, research and ensuring their economic and social development. 

Centre of Distance Education, ANNA University is an initiative taken by the university to utilize technology to provide education to the students far from the campus. It began to offer courses like MBA, MCA and M.Sc. in distance mode from the year 2007. The main objective is to enable students and executives to enhance their qualifications and knowledge without conducting regular classes. It has proved to be successful as it enables students who could not attend regular classes due to personal and professional obstructions.

Anna University Distance Course Offered

The Courses offered by Anna University are described in details as following: 

S. No. Programme DurationSemesters
1.Master of Business Administration (MBA)Two yearsFour semesters
2.Master of Computer Applications (MCA)Three yearsSix semesters
3.Master of Science (M.Sc.)Two yearsFour semesters

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) courses offered by the university are available with the following specializations: 

  • MBA- General Management
  • MBA- Technology Management
  • MBA- Financial Service Management
  • MBA- Marketing Management
  • MBA- Operations Management
  • MBA- Health Service Management
  • MBA- Human Resource Management
  • MBA- Hospitality Service Management

Anna University Admission Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria laid down by the Anna University for admission in the distance MBA programme offered by the university are as follows:

  • The candidate must have passed the 10+2 examination or equivalent from any registered board. 
  • The Candidate possesses a bachelor’s degree from any recognized university only through the “On-campus” system.
  • The candidate should not have recently enrolled for any other P.G programmes during admission. 
  • Must have passed the Distance Education Entrance Test (DEET) conducted by Anna University, Chennai.

Anna University Admission Important Dates 2021

S. No.ParticularsDates
Last date for registration of Application Form19.08.2021
Last date for submission of Application form19.08.2021
Entrance Examination25.08.2021

IMT Distance MBA Admission 2020

Anna University Distance MBA Fees 2021

The fees details for the first Semester distance MBA/MCA/ M.Sc. are as follow:

S. No.ParticularsAmount 
Admission FeeRs. 850
Cost of Regulation and Syllabus BookRs. 300
Refundable Caution DepositRs. 5000
Tuition FeeRs. 3000
Course Development FeeRs. 4000
Learning AidsRs. 3000
Learning Material DevelopmentRs.1000
Facilitation FeeRs.1500
Total Fees for the First SemesterRs. 18,650

The Fee structure for Every Subsequent Semester for Distance MBA/MCA/M.Sc. are listed below:

S. No.ParticularsAmount
Tuition feeRs. 3000
Course Development FeeRs. 4000
Learning AidsRs. 3000
Learning Material DevelopmentRs. 1000
Facilitation FeeRs. 1500
Total FeeRs. 12,500/-

Anna University Distance MBA Rewards and Review

Anna University is ranked among the top 10 universities in India by NIRF in the year 2018. The world University Ranking of Anna University is 201, according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) in 2017-2018. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has accredited the university with “A” Grade which is highest among all the state universities in Tamil Nadu. It also holds the second position in India in publishing most research papers by its students, research scholars, and facility members. The university stands 7th position in India in the usage of e-resources and 1st position in Tamil Nadu

Anna University is also the one where the concept of e-Pathsala was advanced and the university has prepared the content for PG Courses in Computer Science and the Government of India fully funded the project. It has constantly emphasized the development and adoption of modern technology as a teaching methodology. It has enabled many affiliated colleges with live interactive Audio-Video lecture programmes and numerous other initiatives. 

The university is proven to be a hub for students from all over the world. It attracts students from the entire nation and other parts of the world. Considering the seriousness of the heath of the students and staff, the university has insured almost 1,14,215 students, 7476 staffs and their family members.