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.