Admission Procedure


The University has established a number of Study Centres throughout Tamil Nadu to assist the student  in the admission to various Programmes and for coordinating their learning activities.
The following categories of Study Centres have been recognized by the University :

S.No. Category of Study Centre For assistance to which programme
1 Learning Resource Centres All Programmes handled by Computer Programme Centres, Psychotherapy  Centres,
Catering and Hotel Administration Programme Centres)
2 Computer Programme Centres B.Sc. (Computer Science), BCA , BCA  (LE), BCA (SE), MCA, MCA (LE), PGDCA , DDB, PGDSM and PGDIS
3 Psychotherapy Centres M.Sc. (Counselling and Psychotherapy)and PGDPC
4 Catering and Hotel Management B.Sc. (Catering and Hotel Administration),
Programme Centres    DFP, DFBS and DBC
5 Programme Study Centres Post Graduate Diploma in Export Marketting, B.A. Islamic Studies & M.A. Islamic Studies,
B.Sc. Visual Communication and Certificate in Community Radio Technology

With a view to coordinating the activities of the Study Centres and to act as a link between the Study Centres, the students and  the University.
The academic activities of the University are carried out in two admission cycles, viz. Calendar Year cycle commencing from the month of January and  Academic Year cycle  commencing from the month of July. (It may be noted that B.Ed. Programmes are offered only during the Calendar Year Admission and the Hotel Management and Catering Programmes are offered only during Academic  Year Admission)

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:

♦ From the University Sales Counter on payment of Rs.100/- in cash  per Application
♦ From the Study Centres on payment of Rs.100/- per Application
♦ From the Zonal Centres on payment of Rs.100/- per Application
♦ 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

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.

    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

  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.

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.

 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.

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