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



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

Hi mam, am UG course completed in correspondence, CAN I eligible for apply PG course in correspondence

17 Oct, 2019 08:54
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Rajan, yes, you are eligible for admission in distance learning.

17 Oct, 2019 11:44
Farzana Siraj

Maam, whether msc in neuro science is in this university or not?

09 Oct, 2019 22:15
Shobhna Chaturvedi

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

10 Oct, 2019 11:02
Chithra Ravindran

Hi Sir/Madam, Can i join in Msc Counselling psychology course now.(I am not sure on the deadline of the admission?)I am, MBA graduate. I dont have any science background. In the eligibility criteria, they have mentioned that any professional degree is acceptable. Could Please confirm will the MBA (finance) comes under the purview of Professional degree.? Also, Mention the admission commencement and closure date ?

07 Oct, 2019 05:08
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Chithra, yes, MBA is regarded as a professional degree. Application forms are expected to release in the month of April, 2020.

07 Oct, 2019 15:11
S Geetha Nagarajan

Hello sir/mam I am doing in distance education.i missed first semester to write.when will be the next attempt to write the first semester.please tell me.

09 Sep, 2019 12:01
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Geetha, you must contact the examination cell of the university for most suitable guidelines.

11 Sep, 2019 16:37
Swathy Krishnamoorthy

For UG students distance education 2019.20

06 Sep, 2019 13:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Swathy, July 31, 2019 (tentatively) was the last date to apply for admission in this course.

06 Sep, 2019 14:26

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