Anna University of Distance Education was established in the year 2007. The institute offers a total of 3 courses: MBA, MCA, and M.Sc in Computer Science. Admissions to M.Sc are merit-based while admissions to MBA and MCA are entrance based. The institute conducts the Distance Education Entrance Test (DEET). Those with a valid TANCET score will be exempted from this exam. Applications are only accepted offline. The application form can be downloaded directly from the official website or purchased at any of the study centers of CDE. 

Anna University has released the application form for the Distance Education Entrance Test (DEET 2021) for admission into the MBA, MCA, M.Sc. (Computer Science) programs. The last date to apply for admission into the MBA, and MCA program is April 15, 2021, while for the M.Sc program, the last date to apply is April 21, 2021.


Anna University Distance Education Highlights

Established | Type 2007 | Public
Approved UGC, AICTE, DEB
Courses MBA, MCA, and M.Sc
Admission Criteria Merit and Entrance Based
Entrance Exam TANCET, DEET
Application Date First week of November
Application Mode Offline
Official Website

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Anna University Distance Education Courses

The institute offers 3 courses: MBA, MCA, and M.Sc. The details of the courses are mentioned below. 

Course Details
MCA Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Bachelor's degree with Mathematics / Statistics as one of the subjects
Selection Criteria: DEET
Fees per annum: INR 31,150
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M.Sc Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Bachelor's degree with Mathematics / Statistics as one of the subjects
Specialization: Computer Science
Selection criteria: Merit Based
Fees per annum: INR 31150
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MBA Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Bachelor's degree Specializations: General Management, Technology Management, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management, Financial Services Management, Health Services Management, Operations Management, and Hospitality and Tourism Management
Selection criteria: DEET
Fees per annum: INR 31,150
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Anna University Distance Education Admissions

Admissions to the M.Sc course are merit-based, while admissions to MBA and MCA are based on the Distance Education Entrance Test (DEET) conducted by Anna University CDE. However, candidates who have valid TANCET scores will be exempted from DEET. 

How to Apply?

Applications are only accepted offline. The steps to apply are: 

  1. Visit the official website of Anna University CDE and download the application form, or obtain it from one of the study centers. 
  2. Take a print out of the form and fill it. 
  3. Attach the required documents to it. 
  4. Attach the demand draft of INR 650 payable to "Director of the Anna University Distance Learning Center". 
  5. Mail the package to: 

"The Director, 

Centre for Distance Education, Anna University, 

Chennai - 600025."

Documents Required

The documents that should be attached to the application form are: 

  • Class 10th and 12th or equivalent certificate.
  • Diploma certificate (if applicable)
  • UG Degree mark sheets and certificate
  • Conduct certificate
  • AMIE or similar certificate (if applicable)
  • Experience certificate (applicable to personnel with AMIE qualification)
  • TANCET mark sheet (if applicable)
  • Passport photos
  • Original Demand draft for online application.

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Anna University Distance Education Faculty

The faculty is composed of 4 Assistant Professors as the teaching members. 2 of the faculty staff are qualified with an MBA, while one each is qualified with MCA and M.Sc. Additionally, there is a Director of the CDE, and two deputy directors, one for each department. 

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Anna University Distance Education FAQs

Ques. What is the pattern of the DEET exam?

Ans. The paper consists of 100 objective type questions in a duration of 2 hours. Each question will have 4 options. Candidates have to choose the correct answer and shade the appropriate circle against the question in the answer sheet with pencil/ballpoint pen (black or blue). Each correct answer is worth 1 mark, and there are no negative marks.

Ques. What are the important dates for admission?

Ans. The important dates for the admission process are: 
Event Date
Last date for registration 9th October 2020
Last date for submission (MBA & MCA) 12th October 2020
DEET 18th October 2020
Last date for submission (M.Sc) 23rd October 2020

Ques. Where are the study centers for Anna university, Centre for distance education?

Ans. There are six study centers. These are located in Chennai, Madurai, Nagercoil, Coimbatore, Trichy, and Villupuram. It is necessary to attend at least 50% of the contact classes to be eligible for the end semester examination.

Ques. How do I change my Study center?

Ans. You will be allowed to change your study center as long as the specialization you have applied for is offered by the new study center. You need to submit a change of study center form to the CDE office before the contact classes start.

Ques. Is there any internal assessment for all programs? 

Ans. Yes, the theory and practical courses are of 100 marks. This comprises 20 marks for continuous internal assessment and 80 marks for the end-semester examinations.