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MAHER University, Institute Of Distance Education, Chennai - Admission Details 2019

MAHER University, Institute Of Distance Education, Chennai - Admission Details 2019

Chennai, Tamil Nadu AICTE, UGC | Estd 2011 MAHER, Chennai distance education
Updated On - November 27th 2018

MAHER, Institute Of Distance Education Admission 2019: UG & PG Admission, Scholarship

Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education & Research (MAHER), Institute of Distance Education was recognized by the Indira Gandhi Open University in the year 2011. The Institute is located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

MAHER-IDE offers 5 undergraduate and 4 postgraduate courses. The Institute also offers 3 Diploma and 4 PG Diploma courses. Each undergraduate and postgraduate program has its own specializations. Most UG courses are of three years duration, while PG courses are of two years. The Diploma and PG Diploma courses are of one year each.

  • Candidates applying for any course can register either online or offline by paying a nominal fee of Rs.100/-
  • Candidates must have passed the qualifying examination with minimum marks to apply.
  • Bachelor’s degree is necessary for admission into postgraduate courses, while the other courses only need 10+2.
  • Admission is based on merit for all courses except MBA and MCA.
  • For MBA & MCA courses, candidates must clear the CMAT by AICTE. CMAT is a three-hour online test.
  • Reserved candidates have a relaxation of 5% in the total aggregate of the qualifying examination. The Institute follows the reservation policies of the State Govt of Tamil Nadu.
Name of the UniversityMeenakshi Academy of Higher Education & Research, Institute of Distance Education
University TypeState
Basic Admission CriteriaMerit based admission for the majority of the courses. Entrance based admission for MBA & MCA – CMAT conducted by AICTE.
Application ModeBoth Online & Offline
Name of the EntranceCMAT 2019 (MBA & MCA)
Entrance ModeOnline
Entrance Exam DateJanuary 20, 2019

Admission Schedule 2019

Course NameAdmission Start DateAdmission End Date
B.A. / B.Sc. / B.Com / BBA/ BCA-September 20, 2019
M.A. / M.Sc. / MBA / MCA-

MAHER, IDE UG Admission 2019

Admission into the undergraduate courses of MAHER, IDE is based on merit in the qualifying examination. The minimum eligibility required of the candidate is passing 10+2/HSCE in the relevant stream with the necessary minimum marks. In the case of B.C.A, lateral entry into the second year is also possible if the candidate fulfills the criteria.

Admission based on merit will be conducted in the admission centers announced by the University. The spot admission will require the candidates to bring attested copies of the qualifying mark sheets for submission. After getting the seal of the spot admission center coordinator, candidates shall be admitted into the course.  

For applying, candidates must first obtain the Application form along with the Prospectus. They can send this through the post to the Director, IDE with the necessary fees and required documents. Candidates can also apply online but the payment of fees shall be done through Demand Draft only. The application must reach the IDE office.

Course NameSpecialisationsMinimum eligibilitySelection criteria
B.A.Indian AdministrationPassed in 10+2 Candidates must have completed 17 years of age on or before December 31st of the year of admission.Merit in the qualifying examination
Public Administration
B.Sc.Computer Science10+2 with Mathematics
Mathematics (with computer application)
Hotel Administration & Hospitality10+2
B.C.A 10+2 with Mathematics For Lateral entry to 2nd year – 3 years Diploma in CSE/ EEE/ ECE by the DTE, Govt of Tamil Nadu OR Any other equivalent Diploma
  • Candidates must have completed their 10+2/HSCE to be considered eligible.
  • For B.C.A, B.Sc. CS, & B.Sc. Mathematics, candidates must have mathematics as one of the subjects of study in 10+2.
  • Candidates must at least be 17 years for admission into UG courses.
  • The admission into UG courses is on the basis of merit only.

MAHER, IDE PG Admission 2019

Institute of Distance Education conducts its admission process on the basis of merit for most courses. For other courses, candidates may have to clear the concerned entrance examination. Candidates must have a degree in the relevant stream to be considered for admission.

For merit-based admission, the Institute follows the same procedure as the UG courses. Candidates will have to appear for spot admission along with the necessary documents. For M.B.A and M.C.A, candidates must clear CMAT organized by AICTE. CMAT is an online test conducted at the National level for management courses.

IDE follows the same application process for both PG and UG courses. Candidates can either apply online or offline. If sending by post, candidates must send the filled in form along with the necessary documents so as to reach IDE within the stipulated time. Online admission can be done on the official website of MAHER University. For both methods, fees must be paid through Demand Draft/Challan.

The eligibility & selection criteria for PG courses:  

Course NameSpecialisationsMinimum eligibilitySelection criteria
M.A.Indian AdministrationAny graduate DegreeMerit in the qualifying examination
M.Sc.Computer ScienceAny graduate degree with Maths in 10+2/ B.Sc. Computer Science/ BCA
MathematicsB.Sc. in Mathematics
Information TechnologyAny graduate degree with Maths in 10+2/ B.Sc. Computer/ Information Technology/ Science/ Software Engineering/ BCA
M.C.AComputer ApplicationAny graduate degree with Maths in 10+2/ BCA/ B.Sc. Computer Science with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) Lateral entry to 2nd year – BCA/ B.Sc Computer Science/ any degree with PGDCA of any recognized UniversityCMAT 
MBABusiness AdministrationAny degree with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST)
Human Resource
Logistics & Supply Chain
Tourism & Travel
Shipping & Port
Hospital Management
  • Candidates must complete graduation in the relevant field for eligibility.
  • The minimum age limit for PG courses is 20 years of age on or before 31st December.
  • For courses like M.C.A. & M.Sc., candidates must have studied Mathematics at the 10+2 level.
  • A relaxation of 5% is allowed for reserved category in the minimum aggregate of the qualifying examination.
  • Both M.C.A. & M.B.A candidates must clear the CMAT for admission.

MAHER, IDE UG & PG Diploma Admission 2019

Institute of Distance Education under MAHER University also offers Diploma and PG Diploma courses. Admissions into both these courses are on the basis of merit. The minimum eligibility criterion for PG Diploma is graduation in any degree, while Diploma courses only require 10+2 in any stream or equivalent.

The University will conduct spot admission at the admission centres for the Diploma courses. Candidates must bring the relevant documents for completing the admission process.

Candidates can apply for these programs through both offline and online modes. Offline application forms must reach the IDE office within June 30,  along with the necessary documents. Online application can be done on the University website. Candidates must remember to enclose the receipt of Demand Draft /Challan with the filled in form as proof of payment.

The eligibility & selection criteria for PG Diploma & Diploma courses:

Course nameSpecialisationsMinimum eligibilitySelection criteria
PG DiplomaComputer Application (PGDCA)Any graduate DegreeMerit in the qualifying examination
Management (PGDPM)
Software Project Management (PGDSPM)
Service Marketing Management (PGDSMM)
DiplomaFood & Nutrition (DFN)10+2 in any stream/ Equivalent from a recognized board
Food Preservation Technology (DPT)
Hotel Administration & Hospitality (DHAH)
  • Candidates must have completed 10+2 or any equivalent degree for admission into Diploma courses.
  • For PG Diploma courses, candidates must be a graduate in any degree.
  • The age limit for Diploma is 17 years and for PG Diploma is 20 years on or before December.
  • Admission will be on the basis of merit for both the programs.

MAHER, IDE Application Process 2019

The application process for Institute of Distance Education is both offline and online. For offline application,

  • Candidates must obtain the application form and prospectus from the University by paying a nominal amount.
  • Candidates must send in the filled in form with the required documents to the Director, IDE.
  • Candidates should enclose the receipt of payment along with the form.

For online application

  • Visit the official website of MAHER, IDE
  • Candidates must read the instructions carefully before applying.
  • Click on ‘Distance Education’
  • Download the application form.
  • Send in the form along with other details to IDE.

Candidates must pay the necessary fees (tuition fees, application fees as well as any other fee prescribed by the University) through a Demand Draft or Challan. The receipt of the payment must be attached along with the form. Payment method for both online and offline application is same.

Documents that must be enclosed:

  • Statement of Marks of the qualifying examinations
  • Degree/Provisional Certificate (if applicable)
  • Filled in Identity Card
  • One passport size photo duly attested
  • Receipt of payment

The filled in form and documents must be sent to the following address:


Institute of Distance Education, MAHER

Chennai, 600 078


The SC/ST students belonging to the state of Tamil Nadu can avail various scholarships given by the State or the Central Govt. The Institute of Distance Education will reimburse the scholarship amount after receiving the amount from the Govt.

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

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Meenakshi University, or Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research (MAHER) is situated in Chennai. The Institute of Distance Education (IDE), MAHER offers courses in Humanities, Science, Management and Computer Science. The facilities available at Distance Education include Classrooms, In.. read more

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