Tamil Nadu Open University

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An insititution for open and distance learning, Tamil Nadu Open University was established by the government of Tamil Nadu in the year 2002, with a view  to increasing the access to higher education and improving the quality of education offered through the open and distance learning modes by coordinating such provisions in the state.

The growth of the University during the past 14 years has been phenomenal. With a cumulative student strength of 5,29,263 in 113 Programmes of study across various disciplines and skills at different levels from Certificate to Post- Graduate that are imparted through 13 academic schools, 5 Support Divisions, 1 media Centre and a robust network of 607 Learner Support and Service Centres across the state.

The Tamil Nadu Open University is the first University in the state to have introduced the credit – based self – learning materials in print as early as 2003. While the round-the-year admission policy with examination schedules conveniently arranged on week –ends and the effective continuous assessment provision have sufficiently addressed the issue of quantity in the form of increasing higher education access, the University has been harnessing the advancements in ICT to continuously improve quality. The University has digitalized its learner support systems including admission, examination, material distribution, academic counseling, etc. So far, 1, 71,430 students have passed out of the University and the current enrolment (2015 – 2016) stands at 29,351 with male students accounting for 14,206. With the sanctioned teaching staff strength of 65 and non – teaching staff strength of 77, the University has been ably addressing the learning needs of all the students.

Courses and Fees

The open university has various departments.

1. School of Social Science

Sl no Programme Duration Fee
1  M. A Sociology  2 Years  6,600/- (For Two Years)
2  M.A- Social Work  2 Years  8,800/- (For Two Years)
3  M.A Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration   2 Years  6,600/- (For Two Years)
4  M.A Anthropology   2 Years 6,600 /- (For Two Years)
5  M.A Gender Studies   2 Years  6,600 /- (For Two Years)
6  M.A Islamic Studies   2 Years 6,600 /- (For Two Years)
7  M.Com   2 Years 6,600 /- (For Two Years)
8  M.Sc Psychology   2 Years 8,800 /- (For Two Years)
9  M.Sc Counselling and Psychotherapy * Through PSCs   2 Years 19,000 /- (For Two Years)
10  M.Sc Counselling and Psychotherapy (Lateral Entry)   2 Years 9,500 /- (For Two Years)
11  B. A Sociology  3 Years 6,600 /- (For Three Years)
12  B.A Social Work  3 Years 6,600/-  (For Three Years)
13  B.A Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration  3 Years 6,600/- (For Three Years)
14  B.A Islamic Studies  3 Years 6,150/- (For Three Years)
15  B.Sc Psychology  3 Years 9,900/- (For Three Years)
16  B.Com  3 Years 6,600/- (For Three Years)
17  B.Com (Bank Management)  3 Years 6,600/- (For Three Years)
18  B.Com (Corporate Secretaryship)  3 Years 6,600/- (For Three Years)
19  B.Com (Accounting and Finance)  3 Years 6,600/- (For Three Years)
20  B.Com (Computer Applications)  3 Years 9,900/- (For Three Years)
21  P.G Diploma in Psychological Counselling   1 Year 9,900/- (For One Year)
22  P.G Diploma in Guidance & Counselling 1 Year 5,300/- (For One Year)
23  P.G Diploma in Gerontology 1 Year 2,550/- (For One Year)
24  P.G Diploma in Child Rights and Child Protection 1 Year  2,550/- (For One Year)
25  P.G Diploma in Social Welfare Administration 1 Year  2,500/- (For One Year)
26  P.G Diploma in School Counseling 1 Year  5,000/- (For One Year)

2. School of Humanities

Sl no Programme Duration Fee
1  B.A English 3 Years  6,600/- (For Three Years)
2  B.A English and Communication 3 Years  6,600/- (For Three Years)
3 B.A Urdu 3 Years 6,600/- (For Three Years)
4  BPA in Drama and Theatre Studies 4 Years 26,000/- (For Four Years)
5  M.A English 2 Years  6,600/-(For Two Years)
6  M. A Comparative Literature 2 Years  6,600/- (For Two Years)
7  M.A Linguistics 2 Years  6,600/- (For Two Years)
8  M.A Translation Studies 2 Years  6,600/- (For Two Years)
9  Post Graduate Diploma in Spoken English (PGDSE ) 1 Year  3,300/-(For One Year)
10  Diploma in English Language Skills 1 Year 3,800/-(For One Year)
11  Diploma in Television Acting (DTA) 1 Year  15,800 /-(For One Year)
12  Diploma in Drama and Theatre Acting 1 Year 10,500 /-(For One Year)
13  Diploma in Film Acting 1 Year  21,000/- (For 1 Year)
14  Certificate of Proficiency in English 3 Months   1,000/- (For 3 Months)

 

3. School of Computer Science

Sl no
Programme
Duration
Fee
1
 Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA)
3 Years
25,200/-  (For 3 Yrs)
2
 Bachelor of Computer Application(Lateral Entry) (BCA – LE)
2 Years
  15900/-  (For 2 Yrs)
3
 Bachelor of Computer Application (Simultaneous Registration):  BCA(SE)
3 Years
12,200/-  (For 3 Yrs)
4
 Bachelor of Sciences (Computer Science): (B.Sc-CS)
3 Years
 29,700/-  (For 3 Yrs)
5
 Master of Computer Application: (MCA)
3 Years
 44,100/-  (For 3 Yrs)
 6
 Master of Computer Application (Lateral Entry): (MCA-LE)
2 Years
 29,400/-  (For 2 Yrs)
7
 Master of Science in Computer

Science :

M.Sc (CS)
2 Years
 22,000/-  (For 2 Yrs)
8
M.L.I.Sc
1 Year
5,000 /-  (For 1 Year)
 9
 PGDCA (Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications)
1Year
 9,500/-  (For 1 Year)
 10
 PGDSM (Post Graduate Diploma in Software Quality Management)
1Year
  9,500/-  (For 1 Year)
 11
 PGDIS (Post Graduate Diploma in Information Security)
1Year
  9,500/-  (For 1 Year)
12
PG Diploma in Library Automation and Networking
1 Year
5,000 /-  (For 1 Year)
 13
 DDB ( Diploma in Databases)
1Year
 5,280/-  (For 1 Year)
14
Diploma in Data Sciences and Big Data Analytics
1 year
10,000/- (For 1 Year)
15
Diploma in Cloud Computing
1 Year
10,000/- (For 1 Year)
16
Vocational Diploma in DTP Operator
1 Year
4,200/- (For 1 Year)
17
Vocational Diploma in Computer Applications
1 Year
4,200/- (For 1 Year)
18
Vocational Diploma in Computer Hardware Servicing
1 Year
4,200/- (For 1 Year)

4. School of Politics and Public Administration

S.No Programmes Duration Fees
1  B.A Political Science 3 Years 6,600/- (For 3 Years)
2 B.A Public Administration 3 Years 6,600/- (For 3 Years)
3 B.A Human Rights 3 Years 6,600/- (For 3 Years)
4 B.Sc Geography 3 Years  6,600/- (For 3 Years)
5 M.A  Political Science 2 Years 6,600/- (For 2 Years)
6 M.A Public Administration 2 Years  6,600/- (For 2 Years)
7 M.A International Relations 2 Years   6,600/- (For 2 Years)
8  M.A Development Administration 2 Years   6,600/- (For 2 Years)
9  M.A Police Administration 2 Years  6,600/- (For 2 Years)
10  M.A Human Rights 2 Years  6,600/- (For 2 Years)
11  M.Sc Geography 2 Years 6,600/- (For 2 Years)

5. School of Management Studies

Sl no Programme Duration Fee
1  MBA  2 Years  20,100 /- (For 2 Years)
2  MBA ( Logistics Management) 2 Years  24,000/- (For 2 Years)
3  MBA (Hospital Administration) Admission through PSC 2 Years 1,00,300/- (For 2 Years)
4  MBA (Shipping and Logistics Management) Admission through PSC 2 Years 60,000/- (For 2 Years)
5  BBA  3 Years 10,650/- (For 3 Years)
6  BBA (Computer Applications)  3 Years 11,700/- (For 3 Years)
7  BBA (Marketing Management)  3 Years 9,900/- (For 3 Years)
8  BBA (Retail Management)  3 Years  9,900/- (For 3 Years)
9  Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management 1 Year  6,000/- (For 1 Year)
10  Post Graduate Diploma in Export Marketing 1 Year  15,300/- (For 1 Year)
11  Diploma in Management 1 Year  5,280/- (For 1 Year)
12  Diploma in Retail Management 1 Year  3,190/- (For 1 Year)
13  Diploma in Food Production (Off – Campus) 1 Year  25,300/- (For 1 Year)
14  Diploma in Food & Beverage Service (Off – Campus) 1 Year  15,300/- (For 1 Year)
15  Diploma in Bakery & Confectionary (Off Campus) 1 Year 25,300/- (For 1 Year)
16  Diploma in Customs Clearance and Forwarding 1 Year 6,750/- (For 1 Year)
17  B.Sc in Catering and Hotel Administration (Off – Campus) 3 years 45,800/- (For Ist Year)
18  Certificate in NGO Management 6 Months  1,500/-  (For 6 Months)
19  Certificate in Customs Clearance Procedure and Practices 6 Months 3,600/- (For 6 Months)
20  Certificate in Liner Shipping and Freight Forwarding 6 Months 3,600/- (For 6 Months)

6. School of Continuing Education

Sl no
Programme
Duration
Fee
1
 B.A Economics
3 Years
 6,600 /- (For 3 Years)
2
 B.A Business Economics
3 Years
 6,600 /- (For 3 Years)
3
B.Sc. Apparel and Fashion Design
3 Years
 24,600/- (For 3 Years)
4
M.A. Economics
2 Years
 6,600/- (For 2 Years)
5
M.Sc. Apparel and Fashion Design
2 Years
 21,800/- (For 2 Years)
6
Vocational Diploma in Agricultural Marketing and Management
1 Year
 4,200/- (For 1 Year)
7
 Vocational Diploma in Bio Fertilizer and

Bio Control

Agents Production Technology
1 Year
 4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
8
 Vocational Diploma in Commercial Cultivation of Flowers
1 Year
 4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
9
 Vocational Diploma in Integrated  Farming Systems
1 Year
 4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
10
Vocational Diploma in Mushroom Production
1 Year
 4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
11
 Vocational Diploma in Nursery Techniques
1 Year
 4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
12
Vocational Diploma in Organic Farming
1 Year
4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
13
Vocational Diploma in Kitchen and Terrace Garden Management
1 Year
4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
14
Vocational Diploma in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Production Technology
1 Year
4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
15
Vocational Diploma in Seed Production of Agricultural Crops and Supply Chain  Management
1 Year
4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
16
Vocational Diploma in Welding Technology
1 Year
4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
17
Vocational Diploma in Industrial Fitter
1 Year
4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
18
Vocational Diploma in Design Thinking
1 Year
7,200 /- (For 1 Year)
19
Vocational Diploma in Beautician
1 Year
7,200 /- (For 1 Year)
20
Vocational Diploma in Fashion Design and Garments Making
1 Year
4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
21
Vocational Diploma in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician
1 Year
4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
22
Vocational Diploma in Automotive Service Technician
1 Year
4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
23
Vocational Diploma in Plumbing
1 Year
4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
24
Vocational Diploma in Fashion Boutique Designer
 1 Year
7,200 /- (For 1 Year)
25
Vocational Diploma in Fire Safety
1 Year
10,000 /- (For 1 Year)
26
Vocational Diploma in Industrial Safety
1 Year
10,000 /- (For 1 Year)
27
 Certificate in Yoga For Human Excellence
6 Months
550/- (For 6 Months)

7. School of Tamil and Cultural Studies

Sl no Programme Duration Fee
1
 M.A. Tamil 2 Years  6,600/- (For Two Years)
2
 B.A.Tamil 3 Years  6,600/- (For Three Years)
3
 B.A. Functional Tamil 3 Years  6,600/- (For Three Years)
4
 B.Lit 3 Years  6,600/- (For Three Years)
5
 PG Diploma Tamil Research Methodology 1 Year  2000/- (For One Year)
6  Diploma in Media Art 1 Year 1,980/- (For One Year)
7  Diploma in Theatre Arts 1 Year 5,000/- (For One Year)

8. School of Education

1 B.Ed 2 Year 50,000/- (For Two Year)
2 Vocational Diploma Early Childhood  Care and Education 1 Year 7,200/- (For One Year)

9. School of Science

Sl no Programme Duration Fee
1  B.Sc Mathematics 3 Years  9,900/- (For Three Years)
2  B.Sc Mathematics (with Computer Applications) 3 Years  9,900/- (For Three Years)
3 B.Sc Physics 3 Years 18,000 /- (For Three Years)
(Lab Fees 3000 per year for IInd & IIIrd Year)
4 B.Sc Chemistry 3 Years 18,000 /- (For Three Years)
(Lab Fees 3000 per year for IInd & IIIrd Year)
5 B.Sc Botany 3 Years 18,000 /- (For Three Years)
(Lab Fees 3000 per year for IInd & IIIrd Year)
6 B.Sc Zoology 3 Years 18,000 /- (For Three Years)
(Lab Fees 3000 per year for IInd & IIIrd Year)
7  M.Sc Mathematics 2 Years  6,600/- (For Two Years)
8  PG Diploma  in Mathematics 1 Year  3,300/- (For One Year)
9  PG Diploma  in Applied Mathematics 1 Year  3,300/- (For One Year)
10  Vocational Diploma in General Duty Assistant 1 Year 7,200/- (For One Year)
11  Vocational Diploma in Multi Cuisine Cook 1 Year 4,200/- (For One Year)
12  Vocational Diploma in Mechanic (Electrical / Electronics / Instrumentation) 1 Year 4,200/- (For One Year)
13  Vocational Diploma in TV Repair Technician 1 Year 4,200/- (For One Year)
14  Vocational Diploma in Smart Phones Repair Technician 1 Year 4,200/- (For One Year)
15  Vocational Diploma in Acupressure Therapist 1 Year 8,800/- (For One Year)
16  Certificate Programme in Climate Change 6 Months 1,300/- (For Six Months)
17  Certificate Programme in Aqua Culture 6 Months 1,300/- (For Six Months)

10. School of Journalism and New Media Studies

Sl no Programme Duration Fee
1
  B.Sc (Visual Communication) 3 Years   36,900/- (For Three Years)
2
  B.Sc (Multimedia) 3 Years   1,11,300/- (For Three Years)
3
  Certificate in Community Radio Technology (CCRT) 6 Months   5600/- (For Six Months)

11. School of History and Tourism Studies

Sl no Programme Duration Fee
1  B.A History 3 Years  6,600/- (For Three Years)
2  B.A History and Heritage Management 3 Years  6,600/- (For Three Years)
3  B.A Tourism and Travel Studies 3 Years  7,500/- (For Three Years)
4  M.A History 2 Years  6,600/- (For Two Years)
5  M.A Tourism and Travel Studies 2 Years  6,600/-(For Two Years)
6  M.A Women Studies 2 Years  6,600/- (For Two Years)
7  Diploma in Archaeology and Epigraphy 1 Year  5,600/- (For 1 Year)
8  Diploma in Museology and Conservation 1 Year  5,600/- (For 1 Year)
9 Diploma in Wild Life Tourism 1 Year  7,500/- (For 1 Year)

Admission

Application Form for Admission

Source: http://www.tnou.ac.in/admission-procedure/

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, Tamil Nadu Open University, 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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