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Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) UG Admission 2019: Courses, Dates, Result

Updated On - April 29th 2019

Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU)has offered Under Graduate courses in different specializations especially for students belongs to Tamil Nadu & Puducherry. The University’s activities regarding admission has been divided into two sessions Calendar year & the Academic one i.e. commencing in January & July respectively. TNOU has established Learning Resource Centres (LRC), Phychotherapy Centres & Programme Study Centres (PSC) to deliver education to their students.

Learning Material provided by the university whether it is in print or electronic medium is easy to understand. TNOU strives to impart quality education to students through distance mode in various specializations under various departments/schools. Check TNOU Admission 2019

  • School of Social Sciences [SOSS]
  • School of Education [SOE]
  • School of Humanities [SOH]
  • School of Continuing Education [SOCE]
  • School of Science [SOS]
  • School of Computer Science [SOCS]
  • School of Tamil and Cultural Studies [SOTCS]
  • School of Journalism and New Media Studies [SOJNMS]
  • School of Politics and Public Administration [SOPPA]
  • School of Criminology and Criminal Justice [SOCCJ)
  • School of History and Tourism Studies [SOHTS]
  • Mode of Application



    09th Jun, 2019

Important Dates

BA , B.Com , BCA & B.Sc
Last date of submission of Application 14th May, 2019
Date of Entrance Examination 09th Jun, 2019

Eligibility Criteria for B.A/B.Com/B.Sc and other UG Courses


Duration: Min-3 years & Max-8 years


TamilHistory & Heritage Management
Functional TamilTravel & Tourism Studies
EnglishBusiness Economics
English & CommunicationPublic Administration
Criminology & Criminal Justice AdministrationPolitical Science
Social WorkHuman Rights
Islamic Studies
  • Candidates looking for admission shall be required to have passed the 10+2 or Equivalent Examination conducted by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
  • The students must have passed Pre- University Examination & required to have attained the age of 18 years as in the year of admission. These students further required the TNOU - BPP in the first year.

B.Com , B.Sc & BCA

Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com)

  • Bank Management
  • Corporate Secretary ship
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Computer Applications

Bachelor of Science (B. Sc)

  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics & Computer Applications
  • Psychology
  • Geography
  • Computer Science
  • Visual Communication

Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)

Duration: Min-3 years & Max-8 years


  • Candidates looking for admission shall be required to have passed the 10+2 or Equivalent Examination conducted by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
  • The students must have passed Pre- University Examination & required to have attained the age of 18 years as in the year of admission. These students further required the TNOU - BPP in the first year.

BCA (Simultaneous Registration):

Present year Students Registered Under Lateral Entry Scheme of Diploma in Information Technology and Diploma in Computer Engineering from recognized Polytechnic Colleges are eligible to apply.

BCA (Lateral Entry):

Students must have passed Diploma in any stream from recognized university.

Note: Those students who have not undergone any formal education or have not completed 10+2 successfully may seek admission in UG programmes provided they must have attained 18 years of age at the time of admission. These students have to perform 6 months course in Bachelor in Preparatory Programme (BPP). After completion of this course only students will be considered for further commencement of UG course.

How to Apply for B.A/B.Com/B.Sc and other UG Courses

BA , B.Com & B.Sc

Students can apply for any of the session January or July according to their interest. They have to fill the separate application with respect to Calendar or Academic session. Students can obtain the application form from:

  • University’s sales counters on payment of INR 100 as cash.
  • From study or Zonal centres on payment of INR 100 as cash.
  • Students can also obtain the Application form through post by sending a Demand Draft of INR 150 drawn in favor of “ Tamil Nadu Open University” payable at Chennai issued by any nationalized or scheduled bank to

The Deputy Registrar

MPDD TNOU, 577, Anna Salai,

Saidapet, Chennai– 600 015

Note: Application form along with the prospectus will be sent only through ordinary post from the University.

  • Before filling the application form students are advised to go through the OMR application form’s instructions first.
  • Students must fill the application form & pay the requisite amount of fee in community college only with respect to the programme applied. Fee is required to be paid in the University only.
  • Students can remit the fee in any State Bank or Indian Bank branch by using the photocopy of the fee remittance challan enclosed with the prospectus. The respective bank will keep the bank copy of challan & return the TNOU & student copy of the challan to the student. Student is required to enclose the TNOU copy of the challan with application form & send it to the University’s address or to the respective study centre.

Admission Process for B.A/B.Com/B.Sc and other UG Courses

BA , B.Com & BCA

  • TNOU has established a fixed number of study centres within Tamil Nadu state to assist students for whole admission procedure & learning activities.
  • To coordinate the activities among Study centres & University, separate zonal centres also have been established. These zonal centres act as a link between the two.
  • After obtaining the application form at the desired study centre, authorities shall issue the acknowledgement card to the student & the Zonal centres will send the documents after scrutiny to the Admission wing of the university. University will first confirm the information provided by the student & will issue the ID card.
  • If a student has not opt for any study centre then university will allot the nearest location to the student according to his/her address.
  • Study material for all courses has been provided by the study centres after generation enrollment number for the student. For problem regarding dispatch of study material or any other issue you may contact to:

The Deputy Registrar

Material Production & Distribution Division

TNOU, 577 Anna Salai, Saidapet Chennai 600 015

Scholarship Details:

SC/ST students, if not employed in any organization/firm or institute but want to pursue distance education especially in  formal disciplines are eligible for reimbursement of the non-refundable fees provided the annual income of their parents does not exceed INR 1,00,000/.

These students can obtain the scholarship form from the Offices of Adi Dravidar/Tribal Welfare Department of TNOU. Important information required to be furnished from candidate’s side are:

  1. Applicant’s Savings Bank Account No.
  2. Name of the Bank & Branch

Scholarship form with all details is required to be sent to the Director, SSSD, TNOU.

Note: Initially, you have to pay the tuition fee after due scrutiny the applications for scholarships will be forwarded to the respective Government Departments for sanction of the scholarships.

Differently -abled students pursuing a Programme at the University are eligible for tuition fee exemption. The candidate shall apply in the prescribed application Form, for admission along with the challans for INR 300/- enclosing a copy of the disability certificate.

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



Sharadha Ambika

i would like to know one -sitting for B.COM IN 2018-2019 YEAR?

22 May, 2018 13:22
Akansha Expert

Hi Sharadha, The above mentioned is whole details about admission in this university, for more information please contact on 044-24306600 , 24306767.

22 May, 2018 15:04
Dinesh kumar

Is it possible to get the application for BA travel and tourism now

21 Jul, 2017 22:57
sangeeta rawat

Hello Dinesh, To know about the B.A application form, you can contact on 044-24306600 , 24306767

24 Jul, 2017 12:43

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