The School of Special Education and Rehabilitation (SOSER) was established with the approval of the Academic Council and the Syndicate of the University in 2009. The prime function of the School is to undertake academic, training, research, and extension activities for promoting education and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities. The Tamil Nadu Open University, the first University in the State of Tamil Nadu, to offer B.Ed. Special Education through Distance Mode since 2008 and the first State Open University to offer M.Ed. in Special Education through Distance Mode. The Special Education programmes offered by SOSER are approved by the Government of Tamil Nadu and the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), New Delhi.