Annamalai University DDE

annamalai university dde

The Annamalai University was established in 1928 and Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiarhas paid his 19 years of tenure as a Pro- Chancellor. He paid his great devotion to the development of the university and slowly and gradually, Annamalai University showed its positive growth rate.

In 1929, the University started with only seven departments and now it operates 49 departments under 10 faculties.

In 1980, the Faculty of Medicine was initiated along with Pharmacy department, Dental department and Nursing department.

The University provides excellent facilities and is well equipped with laboratories and central library facilities.

In addition, it provides great amenities for Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral work. For the promotion of several research projects and training programmes, central government, national and international agencies have funded the university.

The university has a motto, i.e. to develop the education system and to promote the spirit of learning.

The Annamalai is considered as a genuine center of learning and culture and from last more than 36 years, they have been successful in maintaining the same legacy.

In 1979, the Directorate of Distance Learning in Annamalai University was established and currently under regular stream, they offer more than five hundred and one programmes to study.

Dr. S. Pugazhenthi is the present Director/Directorate of Distance Education of Annamalai University. He is an extremely talented and knowledgeable person. He has earned educational degrees in B.E, M.E and Ph.D.

The university has a unique infra, well-equipped computer, study centers and highly educated teaching staff.

They offer courses in various niches and are the first in India to offer courses in Applied Psychology, Botany, Law, Physics, Zoology and Chemistry through distance mode.

Moreover, they also provide distance education in Textile design, Twinning program, Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Retail Management, Yoga, Music, Taxation programmes, Bioinformatics, Fire & Safety etc.

Distance Education Council, New Delhi has approved the programmes offered by Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education.

Courses offered by The Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalai University:

  • Regular Stream
  • Health Science Programmes
  • Computer Science & IT Programmes
  • MBA Programmes
  • Grade Certificate Programme in Music & Dance
  • List of Twinning Institutes
  • List of Technical Collaborations

Courses Offered Under Regular Stream

  • Under Graduate Programmes
  1. B.A.
  2. Com
  3. BBA
  4. B.Sc.
  5. Law
  6. L.I.S.
  • Post Graduate Programmes
  1. M.A.
  2. Com
  3. L.I.S
  4. M.Sc.
  • Diploma Programmes
  1. Engineering & Technology Related Programme
  2. Agriculture Related Programme
  3. Other
  • Post Graduation Diploma
  1. Engineering & Technology Related Programme
  2. Agriculture Related Programme
  3. Management & Commerce Related Programme
  4. Other
  • Certificate Programme
  1. Certificate in Food & Nutrition
  2. Certificate in Plumbing (Water Supply & Sanitary)
  3. Others

Courses offered in Health Science

  • MBA in Hospital Management
  • Post Graduation Diploma in Health Science in
    • Applied Nutrition
    • Wellness Fitness Science
    • Acupuncture
    • Medical Record Science
    • Tobacco Control
    • Public Health

Courses Offered in Computer Science & IT

  • Post Graduate Courses
    • MBA Information System
    • MCA
    • M.Sc. (Information Technology)
    • M.Sc. (Software Engineering)
    • M.Sc. (Computer Science)
  • Lateral Entry – PG Courses
    • MCA II Year
    • MCA III Year
    • M.Sc. (IT) II Year
    • M.Sc. (CS) II Year
    • M.Sc. (Software Engineering) II Year
  • Under Graduate Courses
    • BCA
    • B.Sc. Computer Science
    • B.Sc. Information Technology
    • B.Sc. Visual Communication
  • Lateral Entry – UG Courses
    • BCA II Year
    • BCA III Year
    • B.Sc. (CS) II Year
    • B.Sc. (CS) III Year
    • B.Sc. (IT) II Year
    • B.Sc. (IT) III Year
    • B.Sc. (VC) II Year
    • B.Sc. (VC) III Year
  • PG Diploma Courses
    • PG Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA)
  • Diploma Courses
    • Diploma in Computer Application (DCA)

B.Ed. Degree Programme

  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.): Through Distance mode, students can gain a degree in B.Ed. and the university provides it in English and Tamil, both the mediums.

MBA Degree Courses

  • MBA Degree Programme
  • MBA (TM & EM)
  • MBA E-Business (EM)
  • MBA International Business (EM)
  • MBA HR (EM)
  • MBA Financial Management (EM)

Hotel Management Courses

Through Distance Education, the university also provides MBA in Hospitality Management under health science programme Category.

Double Degree Courses

  • Under Graduation Programmes
    • B.Sc. Computer Science
    • B.Sc. Statistics
    • BA Economics
    • BA Political Science
    • BA History
    • BA English
    • B.Lit. Tamil
    • BA Sociology

Music Programmes

  1. Dance Diploma Programmes
  2. Music & Dance Certificate Programme/Pre-foundation programme/Foundation Programme
  3. Music Diploma Programmes
  4. Bachelor of Music & Dance Programme
  5. Master of Music Program

The purpose of the Annamalai University Distance Education is to help those students who cannot attend regular campus but have great desire to study. In addition, many working professionals want to pursue for higher education and for such cases, distance learning is best. Annamalai University has been accredited with a B++ by NAAC.

University also provides benefits to those students who want to study but don’t have enough fee to deposit as per their course structure. For such students, scholarships and awards are given to eligible students.


Annamalai University has 10 departments, which are as follows

  1. Faculty of Arts
  2. Faculty of Science
  3. Faculty of Education
  4. Faculty of Medicine
  5. Faculty of Dentistry
  6. Faculty of Agriculture
  7. Faculty of Fine Arts
  8. Faculty of Engineering & Technology
  9. Faculty of Indian Language
  10. Faculty of Marine Science

Exams & Test Centers of Annamalai University Distance Education

Admission Applications for 2 years’ distance education B.Ed. course mode is open in Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education. Students can collect application details from university’s official website link. Students can gather all the details regarding entrance exam date, the procedure of admission, date & timing of entrance exam, etc. As per previous exam records, the following are the test centers for B.Ed. entrance test: –

  • Trichy
  • Salem
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Annamalainagar
  • Tirunelveli
  • Madurai

In Annamalai University, the directorate of Distance Education provides 2 mediums of study and they are English medium and Tamil medium. But for now, Tamil Medium is available for few of the courses only and they are BA Tamil, MA Tamil and B.Lit. Students can collect Application Form from the university’s official link. Students must fill this application form and send it to the following below given address

The Director/Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar- 608002 through post along with the copies of the following documents: –

  • Certificates for the eligible qualification
  • Two passport size Photographs
  • Transfer/Migration Certificate
  • ID Proof copy
  • Community Certificate except for OC
  • Service Certificate from Institute in which employed (If any)

For other admission related updates, candidates are advised to check the official link of Annamalai University DDE and if possible, then they can pay a visit to the university physically. The fee structure of every course varies from one another. However, mode of paying the fee could be

  • Cash
  • E-Payment
  • Credit/Debit Card
  • Indian Bank Multi-utility challan
  • Internet Banking
  • Designated bank at study center/Information Centers
  • Demand Draft

Contact Details

Address: The Director, P.O Box no: 4
Directorate of Distance Education
Annamalai University
Annamalai nagar
Pin – 608002