The Centre for Distance Education (CDE) of Bharathidasan University (BDU) was founded in 1992 with the aim of offering distance education courses that are at par with the regular mode courses. The institute is ranked #60 among the top Indian University Ranking published by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2019.

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Bharathidasan University Centre for Distance Education (BUCDE) offers 64 programs through Distance Education mode that includes 28 undergraduate, 22 postgraduate, 11 PG Diploma/ Diploma/ Certificate Programs, and three Professional Programs in MBA and MCA. Admission to the courses is based on marks scored in the qualifying exams. Students can apply for these courses both online and offline. 

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Bharathidasan University Distance Education Highlights

Established | Type 1992 | Public
Approved by University Grant Commission
Accredited NAAC A+ Grade
Courses Offered Diploma, UG, PG Diploma, and PG
Popular Courses MBA, M.Sc, and MCA
Application Mode Online and offline
Admission Criteria Merit-based
Official Website www.bdu.ac.in/cde/index.php

Bharathidasan University Distance Education Courses

Below tabulated are the courses offered by the college along with the eligibility criteria and selection criteria.

Course Details
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Specializations: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology Botany, Computer Science, Information Technology, Geography, and Yoga in Human Excellence
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 or equivalent in the relevant subject
Selection criteria: Merit-based
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A) Specializations: Tamil, English, History, Economics, Political Science, and Public Administration.
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 or equivalent
Selection criteria: Merit-based
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Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 or equivalent with Mathematics
Selection criteria: Merit-based
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Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 or equivalent
Selection criteria: Merit-based
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Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 or equivalent with Commerce or Accounts
Selection criteria: Merit-based
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Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) Duration: 1 year
Eligibility: Passed any UG degree after 10+2
Selection criteria: Merit-based
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Master of Science (M.Sc) Specializations: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology Botany, Computer Science, Information Technology, Geography, and Yoga in Human Excellence
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in the relevant stream
Selection criteria: Merit-based
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Master of Arts (MA) Specializations: Tamil, English, History, Economics, Political Science, Journalism and Mass Communication, and Public Administration.
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree (preferably in the relevant stream)
Selection criteria: Merit-based
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Master of Commerce (M.Com) Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in B.Com/ BBA or equivalent to B.Com.
Selection criteria: Based on merit
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Master of Computer Applications (MCA) Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree (relevant stream)
Selection criteria: Based on merit
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Master of Business Administration (MBA) Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree with 50%
Selection criteria: Based on merit
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Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree in Arts or Science
Selection criteria: Merit-based
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Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Duration: 1 year
Eligibility: Passed B.L.I.S.
Selection criteria: Merit-based
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Diploma Duration: 1 year
Eligibility: Passed 10th
Selection criteria: Merit-based
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Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) Duration: 1 year
Eligibility: Passed any degree
Selection criteria: Merit-based
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Certificate Course (Tamil Pandit Training) Duration: 1 year
Eligibility: 10+2 with minimum 45% marks with PCM/B
Selection criteria: Merit-based
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Bharathidasan University Distance Education Admission

Students seeking admission in the BUCDE must fill the online or offline admission form. Below given is the online admission process:

How to Apply?

  • Visit the official website of the college.
  • Candidates can either submit the admission form through online mode or can print the form and send it to the institute with required enclosures.
  • The admission fee needs to be paid either through online mode or Demand Draft drawn in favor of “Bharathidasan University” payable at Tiruchirappalli.
  • Cost of Application Form: UG/ Diploma/ Certificate Course is INR 180, PG/ PG Diploma is INR 300, and MBA/ MCA is INR 450.

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Bharathidasan University Distance Education Scholarship

The institute offers scholarships to SC/ ST students who are studying in PCP centers, provided approval is received from the State Government of Tamil Nadu. Additionally, fee concession of 10% in tuition fee is offered to PG students who have completed their UG in the Bharathidasan University.

A 100% exemption of tuition fees in all courses is offered to Differently Abled candidates by the institute. The candidates are required to produce a copy of the identity card issued by the Differently Abled Welfare Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu for the same at the time of the admission process. 

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Bharathidasan University Distance Education FAQs

Ques. What is the method of instruction in distance education?

Ans. The students are instructed through Study Materials and Personal Contact Programmes (PCP). Study material is supplied to the students in the PCP Centers. Additionally, E-books are also available on the university website www.bdu.ac.in/cde for the students to refer to.

Ques. How will a distance education student receive their hall ticket for the end term exams?

Ans. For the benefit of its students, the institute issues the hall ticket online, let students make online payment of fees and online submission of examination form.

Ques. Where are the Learners Support Centers located?

Ans. A list of all the Learners Support Centers with their address and contact details of the coordinator is provided on the official website of the institute.

Ques. Does the institute provide previous year question papers for practice?

Ans. Students can refer to previous year question papers through the Question Paper Directory available on the official website.

Ques. What does the Uniform Span Period mean?

Ans. The Uniform Span Period which has been implemented from the academic year 2018-2019, University has increased the time limit to complete the course within a maximum of five years i.e. 30.06.2023 for any student who was admitted before 2018-2019 academic year which also includes Redo or Readmission students.