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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 well-known state university in Tamil Nadu, India. It was established in the year 1978 by the government of Tamil Nadu. The University is named after the Late Dr. C.N. Annadurai, former CM of Tamil Nadu. The objective of the establishment of the university was to boost the quality of engineering education which would produce superior human resources & skilled future generation. It will improve the quality of education across the state & enable the students to secure their future. The university also ensures that all the stakeholders of the university upholds the highest ethical & professional benchmarks 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, it became an affiliating university under the Anna University Amendment Act of 2001. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has certified the university with “A” Grade (highest among all the public universities in the state). The Government of India has also recognized the many institutes of the university.  

The university strives to provide a world-class university which produces professional with high knowledge, Professional Skills & ethics. The university also meets its commitment towards the Community and society by 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 make use of the technology to provide education to the students far from the campus. It began to offer courses like MBA, MCA & M.Sc. in distance mode from the year 2007. The main aim is to enable students and executives to improve 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 & professional obstructions.

Anna University Distance Course Offered


Anna University Distance MBA Programs and Specializations

  1. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • General Management
  • Technology Management
  • Financial Services Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Health Services Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Hospitality Services Management
  1. Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
  2. Master of Science (M.Sc)
  • Computer Science

Anna University Distance Courses Admission Procedure


Students need to submit the documents to the university after the provisional selection:-

  • The SSLC (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) or 10th mark sheet
  • The HSC (Higher Secondary School Certificate) or 12th mark sheet
  • The UG mark sheet (all semesters)
  • The Transfer Certificate (TC)
  • The Passport size photo

Completed application form must be sent to –

“The Director, Centre for Distance Education, Anna University, Chennai 600025”.

Anna University Admission Eligibility Criteria


The eligibility criteria for admission in the distance MBA program offered by the university are as follows:

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

Anna University Admission Important Dates 2021


ANNA University Distance Learning MBA/PGDM Admission 2021

EventsImportant Dates
Online Common Application Opens1st week of May
Closing of application formLast week of May
Releasing of admit card2nd week of June
Exam Date3rd week of June
Result Declaration DateJuly
IMT Distance MBA Admission 2020

Anna University Distance Courses Fees


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

S. No.ParticularsAmount 
1
Admission FeeRs. 850
2
Cost of Regulation and Syllabus BookRs. 300
3
Refundable Caution DepositRs. 5000
4
Tuition FeeRs. 3000
5
Course Development FeeRs. 4000
6
Learning AidsRs. 3000
7
Learning Material DevelopmentRs.1000
8
Facilitation FeeRs.1500
9
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
1
Tuition feeRs. 3000
2
Course Development FeeRs. 4000
3
Learning AidsRs. 3000
4
Learning Material DevelopmentRs. 1000
5
Facilitation FeeRs. 1500
6
Total FeeRs. 12,500/-

Anna University Distance MBA Rewards and Review


Anna University (AU) is ranked among the top 10 universities in India by NIRF in the year 2018. The world University Ranking of AU is 201, according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) in 2017-2018. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has certified 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, & facility members. The university stands 7th position in India in the usage of e-resources & 1st position in Tamil Nadu. 

Anna University is also the one where the idea of e-Pathsala was advanced and the university has arranged the content for PG Courses in Computer Science & the Government of India fully funded the project. It has continuously emphasized the development & adoption of modern technology as a teaching methodology. It has enabled many affiliated colleges with live interactive Audio-Video lecture programs and numerous other initiatives.  The university is proven to be a centre for students from all over the world. It attracts students from the entire nation & 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 & their family members.

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