Admissions to Bharathiar University, School of Distance Education (BU SDE) for the Academic Year 2020-21 are open. The last date is 31 December 2020. Admissions had commenced from 20 May 2020.

Bharathiar University, School of Distance Education (BU SDE) has postponed May / December 2020 Examinations for final year UG/PG/MCA/MBA/Executive MBA/B.Ed./P.G. Diploma and Diploma courses from Dec 14, 2020 to Jan 20, 2021

Bharathiar University, School of Distance Education (BU-SDE) is ranked 21 overall by NIRF and ranked 19 among other University by NIRF. It offers various undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and professional courses to the aspirants. Admission to courses is based on the marks secured by the candidates in the qualifying examination or the entrance examination conducted by the university.

Bharathiar University Distance Education Important Dates

BU SDE Admission 20 May - 31 Dec, 2020
Commencing of May/December 2020 Examinations for final year UG/PG/MCA/MBA/Executive MBA/B.Ed./P.G. Diploma and Diploma courses 20 Jan, 2021

Bharathiar University Distance Education Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1991 | Public
Approved By AICTE, UGC
Accredited By NAAC Grade ‘A’
Courses Offered UG, PG, Diploma and PG Diploma 
Basic Admission Criteria Entrance-Based
Official website
Entrance Exam TANCET
Type of Program | No. of Program UG and PG | 30+
Mode of Applying Offline

Bharathiar University Distance Education: School and Institutions

  1. School of Management
  2. School of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering
  3. School of Chemical Sciences
  4. School of Commerce
  5. School of Computer Science & Engineering
  6. School of economics
  7. School of Educational Studies
  8. School of English & Other Foreign languages
  9. School of Life Sciences
  10. School of Mathematics & Statistics
  11. School of Physical Sciences
  12. School of Social Sciences
  13. School of Tamil & Other Foreign Languages

Bharathiar University Distance Education Courses

The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma programs in the fields of arts, science, and commerce. The brief of courses with their eligibility is given below:

Undergraduate Programs

Course 1: B.A. (General/ Hons)

  • Specialization: Tamil and English
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: Intermediate(10+2) in any stream

Course 2: B.B.A 

  • Specialization: Bharathiar UniversityCustomer Care Management, Retail Management, Hospital Management, Shipping Administration, Front Ofice & Customer Care Management and more
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: Intermediate(10+2) in any stream

Course 3: B.Sc. (Hons)

  • Specialization: Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Information Technology, Geography, Electronic Media, and more.
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: Intermediate(10+2) in Science stream

Course 4: B.S.W - Bachelors in Social Work

  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: Intermediate(10+2) in any stream

Course 5: B.Com

  • Specialization: Computer Applications
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: Intermediate(10+2) in Commerce stream

Postgraduate Programs

Course 1: M.Com

  • Specialization: Computer Applications
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: B.Com in Computer Application or B.Com in other specializations with CA as the main subject

Course 2: M.Sc

  • Specialization: Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Geography, Electronic Media
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: B.Sc. (Hons) in concerned subjects

Course 3: M.A

  • Specialization: Tamil, History, Economics, Journalism & Mass Communication, English, and more
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: B.A. (Hons) in concerned subjects

Course 4: M.Lib.I.Sc.

  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: B.Lib.I.Sc graduates

Course 5: M.B.A.

  • Specialization: Corporate Communication, Marketing Management, Operations Management,  Accounting and Finance, and more
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: Intermediate graduate in any course

Course 5: M.C.A.

  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: B.Sc. in Computer Applications/ Information Technology or B.C.A graduate 

Also, Check: Bharathiar University Distance Education Courses and Fees

Bharathiar University Distance Education Admissions

BU SDE invites application for various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in many streams, all the application processes are done through online more, aspirants can register their names and apply for desired courses by filling the application form, follow the subsequent steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website of BU (

Step 2: Go to the ‘Academics’ portal and click on ‘Admissions’

Step 3: Download the application form and the application form will appear

Step 4: Fill in the form with correct information along with upload the scanned required documents

Step 5: Submit the form and make a payment through DD in favor of the following address: Registrar & Bharathiar University payable at Coimbatore

Selection Procedure of UG, PG courses

The selection procedure of the undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and research courses is based on candidate’s marks obtained in the past qualification exam, entrance exam or written test conducted by the university. The selection procedure is based on viz: 

TANCET - Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test conducted by Anna University at the national level. The exam is conducted for admitting candidates in MBA, M.Tech, MCA, and M.Arch courses in the month of June. Successful candidates satisfying their eligibility with TANCET Cutoff can enroll their names after counselling procedure. 

candidates seeking admission for the above-mentioned programs in Bharathiar University, School of Distance Education will have to appear for TANCET.

BU Written Test - The selection procedure for BSW, BBA, BCA, B.Com, and B.Lib.Sc. courses are based on the candidate’s qualifying marks in the University Written Test.

Merit-Based - M.Com, MSW, M.Lib.Sc and more candidate’s selection will be done on the basis of their qualifying marks in intermediate (10+2).

Check: Bharathiar University Admissions

Scholarship: Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students can avail the scholarship from the respective state government, However, the college instructs the students to remit the full fees, fees refunds when the concerned authority permits the students.

About Bharathiar University Distance Education

Bharathiar University School of Distance Education (BU-SDE) is a state university and was established in the year 1982 at Coimbatore by the Govt of Tamil Nadu. It is reaccredited ‘A’ grade level by NAAC. The School at present has about 308 Spot Admission cum Learning/ Information Centres CPOP (162) spreading all-over India and the number is steadily increasing as more and more evince interest in starting Spot Admission cum Learning / Information Centres.

Bharathiar University Distance Education FAQs

Ques. What is the working hours of the SDE?

Ans. All Working Days (Monday – Friday) : 9.45am to 5.30pm

All Saturdays : 9.45am to 4.00pm for the purpose of providing information and sale of Application Form and Prospectus.

Ques. Does the university provide Model Question Paper?

Ans. Yes, you can get the Model Question Paper from the website of the SDE by filling a form. Candidates can get the model question paper of any previous year.

Ques. How can I contact Bharathiar University?

Ans. The contact number of BU-SBE is (091) 422-2422222, 2422223, 2422234, 2422272, 2422321, 2422335. Candidates can contact to other officies of university as well. For more information, click here