Madras University Distance UG & PG Courses Admission 2020: Eligibility, Fees, Dates, Latest Notification

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Madras University invites students to join their Distance Learning Programs which are available for the Academic Session (June to May) as well as for Calendar Year Session (January to December). 

University of Madras, Institute of Distance Education (UNOM IDE) offers B.A., B.Sc., B.Com, BBA, BCA at undergraduate level. At Postgraduate level, the institute offers M.Sc. and M.A programs.  The Undergraduate programs are for a minimum of 3 years and Postgraduate programs for 2 years.

The University offers admission to the Undergraduate Programs to the candidates having passed 10+2. Minimum Eligibility to apply for Post Graduate Programs is having passed Graduation in relevant stream from a recognized University. Admissions to the UG and PG courses are purely merit-based. For more details, check Madras University Distance Education Admission .

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Application Process

  • The students can collect the prospectus and application form from the Institute / Study Centers / Spot Admission Centers / Participatory Institutions / Twinning Program Centers for INR 100, or by post by sending a demand draft of INR 150 to The Director, IDE., University of Madras, or through the official website for by paying INR 200 through online payment.
  • Detach the Application Form, Computer Coding Sheet, and Address Slip from the prospectus.
  • The Application form must be accompanied by All the Original Certificates and the Registration Fee of Rs.100/- for UG, Rs.150/- for PG, Rs.400 for M.B.A. (Executive), and Rs. 1000 for Professional courses.
  • After filling the form carefully, students have to send the form along with the original certificated mentioned below:
  1. Transfer Certificate from the Head of the Institution where the applicant last studied
  2. Statement of Marks of the Qualifying examination
  3. Provisional Pass Certificate / Diploma Certificate
  4. Authenticated translation in English duly attested by a Gazetted Officer, if certificates are in a language other than ENGLISH / TAMIL
  5. Equivalence Certificate” issued by the Association of Indian Universities, for students who studied abroad
  6. One photograph each on  Application Form, Address Slip, and reverse side of the Coding Sheet

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must have passed 10th Standard and Three Year Diploma Course in Music recognized by the authorities, University of Madras.


SC/ST students are eligible for reimbursement of fees and annual allowance of Rs. 500 for books. Visually impaired or otherwise physically challenged candidates can avail themselves of the State Government Scholarship for the Disabled.

Admission Process

Selection to various UG and PG programs will be done on first cum first serve basis with respect to the number of available seats. Students have to follow these steps to get admission.

  1. Apply for distance courses through any of the three modes as mentioned in the application process.
  2. After submission of the application form, you can collect the token from the admission desk.
  3. Submit the attested photocopies of marks sheet & original documents for verification. After verification originals will be returned to the student.
  4. Once your documents are cross-checked, a provisional admission letter will be issued.
  5. After obtaining the provisional letter, you have to visit any branch of Indian Overseas Bank (OBC) or Indian Bank for submission of the balance fee.

You need to download the application form, fill all the required information & submit it online. Students can also visit the spot centres located all over India for spot admissions.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College




Hi, i am 30 now, i completed B.B.A ..may i join in B.Ed???possible

11 Sep, 2020 11:29

Hi mam, my age is 22 can I eligible to join ug course ( in madras university distance education

04 May, 2020 09:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Priya, as there is no upper age limit, you can apply for admission in this course if you have passed class 12th.

04 May, 2020 11:09

I am a graduate in bcom and working in a bank.. I want to pursue ba music in madras university through distant mode..what is the procedure.. How to apply and what is the last date

15 Mar, 2020 11:42
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Radhamadhav, the university does not offers this course.

15 Mar, 2020 23:45
Gayathri Kannan

Hi mam, what is the last date for apply to distance education

04 Mar, 2020 17:11
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Gayathri, April 29, 2020 (tentatively) is the last date to apply for admission.

04 Mar, 2020 17:16
Gayathri Kannan

Hi mam/sir. I complete 2nd year B.A.English lit but I have an arrears on the 2nd semester and then I miss my mark sheet of 3 semester. So now can I apply a degree on distance education from the first

04 Mar, 2020 14:32
Damian Ignatius

Hi Mam,.is MSW courses in university of Madras

10 Feb, 2020 01:46
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Damian, no, this course is not available in the university.

10 Feb, 2020 11:03
Amuthan robin

Mam for UG correspondence, classes will be conducted ?

22 Jan, 2020 11:44
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Robin, no, classes will not be conducted in the university for distance learning courses.

22 Jan, 2020 12:30
Pramila Suthar

Sir/mam when will b the classes are start for general students? ??

29 Nov, 2019 08:00
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Pramila, as it is an institute of distance education, regular classes will not be held. However, weekend classes were scheduled to be conducted from second week of Nov, 2019. Till now, no latest notification regarding commencement of classes is released by the official website of the university.

29 Nov, 2019 10:37
ajith raj

Hi,bba logistics courses is available for distance education in Madras University

26 Nov, 2019 14:36
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Ajith, this course is not available in the university.

26 Nov, 2019 14:39
Jaya Swadhika

Mam will you please let me know when will the MBA classes starts ??

17 Oct, 2019 10:35
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Jaya, as the university is an open university, classes would not be conducted for any course being offered.

17 Oct, 2019 10:51

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