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
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)
How to Apply for B.A/B.Com/B.Sc and other UG Courses
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.
Eligibility Criteria for B.A/B.Com/B.Sc and other UG Courses
Duration: Min-3 years & Max-8 years
History & Heritage Management
Travel & Tourism Studies
English & Communication
Criminology & Criminal Justice Administration
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.
Admission Process for B.A/B.Com/B.Sc and other UG Courses
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
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:
Applicant’s Savings Bank Account No.
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