Tamil Nadu Open University - [TNOU], Chennai - Admission Details 2019

Tamil Nadu Open University - [TNOU], Chennai - Admission Details 2019

Chennai, Tamil Nadu UGC, DEB Estd 2002 Open University

Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) Admission 2019: Courses, Exam Timetable, Hall Ticket, Result

Updated On - September 26th 2019

Founded in the year 2002, Tamil Nadu Open University is the first open university of Tamil Nadu. The university aims to provide benefit to the people who are not able to afford higher education. The courses offered by the University are recognized by University Grants Commission [UGC], National Council for Teacher Education [NCTE], RCI and DEB.

Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) offers education in 3-year under-graduation in B.A., B.Com., B.Sc., BBA, and BCA. College offers studies in 2-year Master’s program in MBA, MCA, M.A., M.Com. and M.Sc., Diploma and Post-graduation Diploma courses in multiple specializations. The college also offers Certificate and Vocational courses. Applicants can apply for the admission to the program offline through the forms available at the study centers. 

  • Applicants to B.A., B.Com., B.Sc., BCA and BBA courses must have passed 10+2 examination from a recognized board.
  • Those who have applied to M.Com., M.A., M.Com. and M.Sc. courses must have passed Bachelor’s courses from a recognized board.
  • Candidates applying for MBA courses must hold Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized board.
  • The minimum marks required to be eligible for admission to MBA course is having secured at least 50% marks in undergraduate degree.
  • Final admission to the courses will be through merit in qualifying exam as well as counseling.
  • Admission to under-graduation is based on completion of 10+2 or TNOU BPP conducted by the Tamil Nadu Open University.
  • Candidates who are admitted under 10+2 into a Bachelor degree program will have to necessarily complete the Bachelor of Preparatory Program to be eligible for the degree program.
  • The BPP Examinations will be conducted before the commencement of the Semester examination.
  • Self-learning materials, in print and electronic medium, is provided by the Tami Nadu Open University.
  • Counselling is conducted by the University at various locations in the State. Counselling sessions are held during the months of March-May, and September-November, respectively.
  • Applicants can simultaneously register themselves for any one year Diploma Program or Certificate Program of six months duration.

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TNOU Admission Articles

TNOU BBA & MBA Admission 2019TNOU UG Admission 2019
TNOU B.Ed. Admission 2019TNOU PG Admission 2019

TNOU Result 2018

TNOU annual examinations are conducted in the month of June every year. TNOU Results 2018 has been published on its official website and can be checked through the following procedure:

How to check TNOU Result?
1. Log on to the official website of Tamil Nadu Open University
2. Click on the ‘Results Button’ under Quick Links Section.
3. Click on the Relevant Result Link among the Links available on the Results Page.
4. Upon clicking the relevant link, you will have to enter your Roll Number.
5. Click ‘Submit’ to view the result.

Tamila Nadu Open University Exam Timetable, TNOU Hall Ticket and TNOU Consolidated Mark Sheet can also be downloaded from the official website of the University.

For more details check: TNOU Result, Hall Ticket, Revaluation

 

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Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) Admission Highlights 2019

Name of the InstituteTamil Nadu Open University - [TNOU]
Institute TypePrivate
Basic Admission CriteriaMerit Based
Application ModeOffline
Last Date to ApplyApril 30th / October 31st (Tentative)
CounsellingUniversity level
ScholarshipYes

Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) UG Admissions 2019: BA, B.Com., BBA, BCA and B.Sc.

Admission to three-year full-time under-graduate B.A., B.Com., B.Sc., BCA and BBA programs are offered by Tamil Nadu Open University - [TNOU]. Lateral entry to two-year BCA is also offered based on fulfillment of basic eligibility. The minimum eligibility to apply for undergraduate courses is having passed 10+2 in relevant subjects. Candidates applying for lateral entry to BCA program must have any Diploma from Recognized Polytechnic College to be eligible for admission.

Candidates who are not eligible will have to appear in TNOU BPP for six months conducted by the University to be eligible for admission to the UG courses. Application forms can be obtained from the University recognized study centers.

CourseSpecializationMinimum EligibilitySelection Criteria
B.A.UrduCandidate needs to be pass in 12th (HSC) or equivalent examination or PUC or TNOU BPP or 10+3 Years of Diploma or 11+2 Years TTC or 10 +2 Years ITI.Selection will be based on merit in 10+2 or TNOU BPP followed by counseling.
English
English and Communication
History
Criminology & Criminal Justice Administration
History & Heritage Management
Tourism and Travel Studies
Economics
Business Economics
Public Administration
Political Science
Sociology
Human Rights
Islamic Studies
B.Com.Computer Applications10th or 12th (HSC) exam or Equivalent or TNOU BPP or 10+3 Years Diploma or 11+2 Years TTC or 10+2 Years ITIBased on merit in 10+2 examination or TNOU BPP followed by counseling.
Bank Management
Corporate Secretaryship
Accounting & Finance
BBAComputer Applications10+2 examination from a recognized board.Based on merit in HSC examination or TNOU BPP followed by counseling.
Marketing Management
Retail Management
General
BCASimultaneous Registration - SE10th or 12th (HSC) examination or equivalent or PUC or TNOU BPP or 10th +3 Years Diploma or 11+2 Years TTC or 10+2 Years ITI and for lateral entry candidate must have any Diploma from Recognized Polytechnic College.Based on 10+2 examination or TNOU BPP followed by counseling.
Lateral Entry – LE
Computer Application
B.Sc.Mathematics10th exam as well as 12th (HSC) examination or Equivalent or PUC or TNOU BPP or 10th +3 Years Diploma or 11th+2 Years TTC or 10th +2 Years ITIBased on HSC examination or TNOU BPP, followed by counseling.
Mathematics with Computer Applications
Psychology
Geography
Computer Science
Multimedia
Visual Communication
Apparel and Fashion Design
B.Sc.Apparel and Fashion Design (Lateral Entry - LE)Three Year Diploma in Textile Technology from Polytechnic College (or) TNOU DAFD.Based on 10+2 exam or TNOU BPP followed by counseling conducted by the University.

Key points:

  • Eligible candidates will have to fill and submit the application form available offline at the prescribed study centers by the University.
  • Final selection of the candidates in BBA, B.Com., BCA, B.Sc., and B.A. is based on merit in qualifying exam as well as entrance exam scores.
  • Candidates who do not have any formal educational qualification or haven’t successfully completed the 10+2 examination may take admission into a UG Program at the University through the non-formal way, provided they have completed 21 years of age at the time of application.
  • Non-formal candidates are required to undergo a 6-month Bachelor Preparatory Program (BPP).
  • To be eligible to claim the completion certificate of the UG Course, students are required to secure a minimum of 35% in Term-End Examination and overall 40% in both Terms.

Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) PG Admissions 2019: MBA, MCA, MA, M.Com. and M.Sc.

Admission to two-year full-time post-graduate M.A., M.Sc., M.Com., MBA and MCA programs are offered by Tamil Nadu Open University - [TNOU]. M.Sc. is offered in 18 basic specializations and M.A. is offered in 7 basic disciplines.

The minimum eligibility to apply for M.A., M.Sc., M.Com., MBA and MCA programs is having passed bachelor’s from a recognized university with at least 50% marks in aggregate in a relevant discipline. Admission to the program will be merit-based and applications forms are available at the study centers of the Tamil Nadu Open University.

CourseSpecializationMinimum EligibilitySelection Criteria
MBAManagementCandidate needs to be pass in Bachelor’s examination in any stream with at least 50% marks in aggregate.Selection will be based on merit followed by counseling.
MCAComputer ApplicationsAny Bachelor's Degree with a duration of a minimum of 3 (three) years from a recognized University with Mathematics as one of the subjects at +2 level or UG level.Based on merit in qualifying exam followed by counseling.
MCA lateral entryComputer ApplicationsBachelor’s Degree or Equivalent with Degree / (or) B.Sc., Computer Science / (or) BCA / (or) BE / B.Tech. Computer Science / Computer Engineering from any recognized UniversityMerit-based
M.A.HistoryBachelor’s Degree from any recognized University or Bachelor’s Degree with Tamil Under Part -I from any recognized UniversityBased on merit followed by counseling.
Public Administration
Sociology
Political Science
Economics
English
Translation Studies
Linguistics
Tourism and Travel Studies
Women Studies
Criminology & Criminal Justice Administration
Human Rights
Development Administration
Police Administration
International Relations
Anthropology
Gender Studies
Islamic Studies
M.Com.CommerceGraduate in Commerce/ Business Administration/Corporate Secretaryship/ ACA/ AICWA/ and ACS/ who have studied at least 02 papers in Commerce in their degree programMerit-based followed by counseling.
M.Sc.PsychologyBachelor’s Degree from any recognized UniversityMerit-based, followed by counseling.
Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counselling & Psychotherapy (Lateral Entry - LE)
Mathematics
Computer Science
Geography
Apparel and Fashion Design
M.L.I.ScLibrary ScienceBachelor of Library Science/ Bachelor of Library and Information Science from a recognized University.Merit-based

Key points:

  • Candidates seeking admission to M.Sc., M.A., M.Com., MBA and MCA courses should register offline through the application form available at the study centers.
  • The student is required to secure a minimum of 45% in Term-End Examination and overall 50% in both the terms to be eligible for the completion certificate of the program.

Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) Diploma and PG Diploma Admissions 2019

Admission to the three-year full-time Diploma program and PG Diploma course is offered by Tamil Nadu Open University - [TNOU]. Diploma and PG Diploma is offered in various specializations as listed below.

The minimum eligibility to apply for Tamil Nadu Open University Diploma Courses is having passed 10+2 or Graduation from a recognized university. Applicants to PG Diploma will have Bachelor’s or Master’s will have to appear in University level entrance exam to be eligible for admission in MBA course.

CourseSpecializationMinimum EligibilitySelection Criteria
DiplomaManagement Candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University or 10+2 (HSC) with 3 years Managerial/ Supervisory/ Professional experience.Selection will be based on merit in qualifying exam followed by counseling.
DatabaseApplicant must have passed 10+2 (HSC) or Equivalent examination or TNOU BPP (Entrance Test)
Retail Management10+2 (HSC) or Equivalent examination
Archaeology and Epigraphy10+2 (HSC) or Equivalent examination
Museology and Conservation10+2 (HSC) or Equivalent examination or have appeared in TNOU BPP (Entrance Test)
Film ActingHSC examination or Equivalent or TNOU BPP 2 entrance exam.
Television ActingHSC examination or Equivalent or TNOU BPP 2 entrance exam.
Drama and Theatre ActingHSC examination or Equivalent or TNOU BPP 2 entrance exam.
Data Sciences and Big Data Analytics10+2 examination or Equivalent or TNOU BPP 2 entrance exam.
Yoga for Human Excellence21 Years of Age and TNOU-BPP or from any University
Cloud ComputingHSC examination or Equivalent or TNOU BPP or PPH
Customs Clearing and Forwarding10+2 exam or Equivalent or TNOU BPP or PPH
PG DiplomaInformation Technology ManagementCandidate must hold Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University.
Spoken EnglishGraduation from any recognized University.
Psychological CounsellingBachelor’s/ Master’s Degree in Psychology or any Graduate applicants.
MathematicsCandidate must hold B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics.
Applied MathematicsCandidate must hold B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics in particular.
Computer ApplicationApplicant must have a Bachelor’s Degree
Software Quality ManagementBachelor’s Degree
Information SecurityGraduation or Post-Graduation in Psychology/ Education
Guidance and CounsellingUG/PG in Psychology education or any other graduate who has studied Psychology (at least one paper in UG/PG) from a recognised University
GerontologyBachelor’s Degree
Child Rights & Child ProtectionBachelor’s Degree
Social Welfare AdministrationPG Degree in Social Sciences from any recognized University

Key points:

  • Applicants having Degrees awarded by the Universities which are not recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) are not eligible for admission to the Program.
  • Only those applicants who have passed the qualifying examination either under the 10+2+3 pattern of education or under the 11+1+3 pattern of education or 11+2+2 pattern of education or under the Open University system will be eligible for admission to the Program.
  • The copies of the Certificates enclosed should be duly certified by a person authorized to attest the Certificates must be enclosed.

Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) Application Process 2019

Students applying for Under-Graduate, Post-Graduate, Diploma and PG Diploma programs offered by the Tamil Nadu Open University [TNOU]must visit the specified study centres to get the application forms and prospectus. The final selection of the candidates is based on completion of qualifying exam followed by counselling.

  1. The Application Forms can be obtained from the study centers on the payment of prescribed payment of Rs. 100/- in cash.
  2. Application forms can also be obtained From the Deputy Registrar, MPDD, TNOU, 577, Anna Salai, Saidapet, Chennai– 600 015 by post on payment of Rs.150/- by demand draft issued in favour of the Tamil Nadu Open University payable at Chennai.
  3. Admission forms need to be submitted to the study centres on or before April 30th or October 31st of the academic year.
  4. On submission of the Application Form, the Study Centre will issue a statement of acknowledgment to the Applicant and forward the Forms to the Zonal Centres.
  5. The Admission Wing, after the detailed examination of the Application Forms, shall allot the Enrollment Number and send the ID Cards to the Study Centres for handing over to the students.
  6. Then the students may quote their Enrollment Number in all their further references with the University.
  7. Applicants who wish to enroll for a Diploma/ Certificate Program under the scheme of Dual Registration shall submit separate Application Forms.
  8. Separate copies of the eligibility and other certificates, a photograph of the applicant and the signature of the applicant should be attested by any one of the Group A and Group B Officers.
  9. For all the Program the fees shall be paid to the University. The fees may be remitted in any branch of the State Bank of India or Indian Bank.
  10. For remitting the fees, the applicant may use the photocopy of the remittance Challan Form enclosed in the Prospectus. The Banker will return the challan of TNOU copy and STUDENT copy.
  11. The applicant will have to enclose the TNOU copy of the remitted challan with the application for Admission. They may also consult their Study Centers regarding remittance of fees.
  12. Applicants may submit the filled in Application Forms along with the University copy of the Challan.
  13. Selected candidates will have to get their documents verified and the counselling will be held on the dates prescribed.
  14. Documents Checklists:
  • Passport size photograph.
  • Signature of the candidate
  • 10th Standard Mark Sheet or equivalent in support of Date of Birth
  • 12th Standard Mark Sheet (wherever applicable).
  • UG Degree Certificate (wherever applicable).
  • Community Certificate in respect of SC/ST/OBC (NCL) candidates.

Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) Scholarships

University provides the facilities to reserved category and disabled candidates in the form of exemption from tuition fees. Following are the facilities available to the students:

SC/ ST students who are pursuing distance education are eligible for reimbursement of fees if they are not employed and if the annual income of their parents does not exceed INR 1,00,000

The students should apply for scholarships in the prescribed form to be obtained from the Offices of Adi Dravidar/ Tribal Welfare Department along with the supporting documents.

  • Differently-abled students studying a Program at the University are eligible for tuition fee exemption.
  • The candidate may apply in the prescribed Application Form, for admission along with the core banking challan 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

Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) B.Ed. Admission 2019

offline application mode

B. Ed. Special education program has been offered by School of Special Education & rehabilitation (SOSER) in both Tamil & English medium. Mode of application is offline. Apart from merit list an entrance exam will be conducted by TNOU for B. Ed. SE course. read more
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Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) BBA & MBA Admission 2019: Courses, Dates, Result

offline application mode

TNOU offers BBA, MBA & B. Sc. (Catering & Hotel Administration) courses in various fields & PG Diploma in Information Technology (PGDIT). Mode of application is strictly offline. read more
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Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) UG Admission 2019: Courses, Dates, Result

offline application mode

Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU)has offered Under Graduate courses in different specializations especially for students . Mode of application is strictly offline. read more
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Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) PG Admission 2019: Courses, Dates, Result

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Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) is inviting applications for the admissions in PG programs. Mode of application is offline. read more
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Comments

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11 Comments
Gowtham S

When was the diploma nursing course admission open???

15 Nov, 2019 17:12
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Gowtham, admission process for this course will start in the month of March, 2020 (expected).

16 Nov, 2019 15:17
Ghokuto sema

I would like to go for BA where is the study center in Dimapur Nagaland

17 Sep, 2019 02:44
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Ghokuto, there is no study center of TNOU in Nagaland. You may check the list of TNOU Study Centers from here.

17 Sep, 2019 11:50
sivaraj abs

hi sir....i completed to diploma now i joining to diploma bussines mangement it's posiable???? what are the procedure to joining the courese...pls tell me

05 Sep, 2019 14:18
Srividhya Gopal

i would like to know about B A tamil for senior citizen - online mode - who is very much intrested in learning but did not have resources to do when she was young. please help to check. thanks a ton

08 Aug, 2019 15:17
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Gopal, as it is an open university, there is no upper age limit for admission to this course.

08 Aug, 2019 15:33
Janani

Is d.ed available here

03 Aug, 2019 16:46
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Janani, this course is not available in the university.

03 Aug, 2019 18:11
shalini jagan

Hi I would like to apply for Diploma in early childhood care.what is the procedure...IAM from Mylapore.

19 Jul, 2019 08:54
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Shalini, students can apply for admission to this course in online mode on the official website of the university. Merit basis admission will be done.

19 Jul, 2019 11:02
SANTHAKUMARI

Hi This is Santhakumari My UG Degree Bsc Zoology but I want to study MCom. any possibility is there to study MCom..?

20 Apr, 2019 16:09
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Santhakumari, for admission in M.Com, candidate must be graduate in Commerce/ Business Administration/Corporate Secretaryship/ ACA/ AICWA/ and ACS/ who have studied at least 02 papers in Commerce in their degree program. Thus, you are not eligible for the course.

20 Apr, 2019 16:43
Kanageswari

Mam I completed 12 in commerce stream I want y To study bsc psychology can I study ? How much percentage should I want to get

19 Mar, 2019 09:59
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Kanageswari, yes, you are eligible to take admission in this course. Percentage in HSC is not specified for admission yet.

19 Mar, 2019 10:47
aarthi rr

Tnou admission last date, December exam? Bpp course bachelor preparatory program, online admission tel me sir pls

22 Oct, 2018 09:37
Akansha Expert

Hi Aarthi, You may please check the official website to get the information about the TNOU latest updates.

22 Oct, 2018 14:42
Priyanka palani

I am a degree holder I like to study diploma course in food production why I am asking because 10th qualification is enough for that course but I am an degree holder. So I Have an doubt that I can get that course admission pls reply me.

10 Aug, 2018 11:03
Garima Bansal

Hi Priyanka, Of which course you are asking for??

10 Aug, 2018 15:41

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Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) Results 2019: Assignment, Consolidated Mark Sheet, Hall Ticket, Revaluation Result

Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) publishes the result as soon as after the commencement of exams. Candidates seeking for the TNOU result can check the result links bulleted below. 

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