Admission Notification : Tamil Nadu Open University – TNOU Admission 2016

Tamil Nadu Open University – TNOU Admission 2016


BEd – Distance Mode

Tamil Nadu Open University – TNOU Admission 2016

577, Anna Salai,
SAIDAPET, Chennai – 600 015,
Phone No. : 044 -2 4306658,
Website :

Tamil Nadu Open University invites admission application for Bachelor of Education ( BEd ) Distance Mode Tamil Medium & English Medium for January, 2016.

TNOU BEd ( Distance Mode ) Admission Eligibility 2016 :

  • The candidates should have passed the UG degree examination in 11+1+3 or 10+2+3 stream.
  • Trained In – service teachers with D.T.Ed. in any Government recognised school within Tamil Nadu State.
  • The candidates who have completed a NCTE recognised teacher education program through face – to – face mode.
  • B Ed Degree Program are offered under the following optional subjects.
Subject CodeOptional Subjects
05Social Science
06Computer Science

Teaching Experience :

  • If you have teaching experience, write your complete No. of years in the box provided and shade the corresponding numerical in the oval. If no experience, the boxes need not be filled.

TNOU BEd ( Distance Mode ) Admission Application Form 2016 :

TNOU B Ed filled – in application form ( OMR sheet ), D.T.Ed. Certificate, degree consolidated mark sheet with provisional certificate / degree certificate ( Photostat copy ) along with duly filled – in acknowledgement card affixed with postage of Rupee 6/- are to be kept in the TNOU’s printed cover ( A4 size brown ) and this should be mailed to the following address so as to be received at the University Office on or before 30th November 2015.

The candidate should not staple / pin the application OMR sheet and send it to the following address only:

The Member Secretary,
B Ed Admission,
Tamil Nadu Open University,
No.577, Anna Salai,
Saidapet, Chennai – 600 015.

Important Dates TNOU BEd ( Distance Mode ) Admission 2016 :

  • Starting date for the issue of TNOU B Ed Application and Prospectus : 14th October, 2015
  • Last date for issue of TNOU issue of Application and Prospectus : 30th November, 2015 ( 5:00 PM )
  • Last date for the submission of filled – in Application forms to TNOU’s office : 30th November, ( 5.30 PM )
  • Announcement of Admission Results : 11th December, 2015
  • Starting date of B Ed Admission Counselling : January, 2016


PhD Admission

Tamil Nadu Open University – TNOU PhD Admission 2015

577, Anna Salai,
Saidapet, Chennai – 600 0015,
Telephone : 0422 – 2430 6600,
Website :

Tamil Nadu Open University applications are invited for admission to the PhD Programmes ( Regular ) under Full – Time and Part – Time categories for academic year of 2015.

TNOU PhD Specialization

  • School of Social Sciences [ SOSS ]
  • School of Management Studies [ SOMS ]
  • School of Education [ SOE ]
  • School of Humanities [ SOH ]
  • School of Continuing Education [ SOCE ]
  • School of Sciences [ SOS ]
  • School of Computer Science [ SOCS ]
  • School of Tamil and Cultural Studies [ SOTCS ]
  • School of Journalism and New Media Studies [ SOJNMS ]
  • School of Politics and Public Administration [ SOPPA ]
  • School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration [ SOCCJA ]
  • School of History and Tourism Studies [ SOHTS ]
  • School of Special Education and Rehabilitation [ SOSER ]

TNOU PhD Eligibility 2015 :

  • Candidates who have studied under 10+2+3 pattern of education and qualified for the Master’s Degree or candidate with Master’s Degree under 10+2+5 pattern of education of any recognized University in India or abroad, or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as notified for the purpose from time to time by the University, with at least 55% marks ( 50% in the case of SC / ST candidates ) ( GPA of 5.51 and above in the 10 points scale ).
  • Qualified in an entrance examination conducted by the Tamil Nadu Open University.
  • Further those candidates having qualified UGC / CSIR ( JRF ) Examination NET / SET / GATE / Teacher fellowship shall be exempted from appearing in the entrance Test.

Full – time Eligibility :

The following candidates are eligible to register for the full-time Ph.D. Programme. A candidate who has qualified for :

  • Master’s Degree obtained under 10+2+3+2 pattern or 10+2+5 pattern of education with at least 55% marks ( 50% in the case of SC / ST candidates ) or equivalent grade points in the faculties of Arts, Sciences, Fine Arts, Languages and Literature, Commerce, Education, Management, or equivalent thereto.
  • ACA, FCA, AICWAI, ACSI qualifications of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Provided the candidates have secured:
  • One of the above qualifications after the lapse of at least two years after obtaining a University UG degree from any recognized University and 55% of marks in the aggregate in the qualifying degree examination.

Part – time Eligibility :

A candidate, possessing any one of the qualifications as specified in the eligibility norms and falling under any of the following categories is eligible to conduct research on a Part-time basis

  • A teacher working in the University / Recognised Research Institution / Higher Education Institution / College / Higher Secondary School / High School / Polytechnic College within Tamil Nadu and Puduchery.
  • A candidate employed in a permanent job in a registered firm / institution / State or Central Government Departments / Public Sector Undertaking within Tamil Nadu and Puduchery with a minimum of TWO YEARS of total working experience, after the qualifying degree.
  • A candidate has to submit the application through proper channel.

TNOU PhD Selection Procedure 2015 :

As per the UGC Regulations, an Entrance Test and Interview will be administered for all the eligible applicants and the performance in the interview will be taken into account along with the marks scored in the PG Programme. The written test would comprise of objective type of questions for 40% marks and the interview will be added to the marks obtained in the PG Degree Examinations by giving 50% weightage and the rank list will be prepared accordingly.

TNOU PhD Seats 2015 :

S.No.SchoolSubjectVacancy - PhD
1.HumanitiesEnglish and Distance Education16
2.Politics and Public AdministrationPolitical Science7
Public Administration8
4.Tamil and Cultural StudiesTamil14
5.Social ScienceCommerce4
6.Special Education and RehabilitationSpecial Education4
7.Management StudiesManagement1
8.History and Tourism StudiesHistory1
9.Computer ScienceComputer Science8

TNOU PhD Application Form 2015 :

  • TNOU application can be downloaded from the University website :
  • TNOU application must be submitted along with DD for Rupee 500/- in favour of Tamil Nadu Open University payable at Chennai OR application can be directly from the TNOU on payment of Rupee 500/.
  • The fee of Rupee 550/- may also be paid in TNOU the form of DD in favour of Tamil Nadu Open University payable at Chennai or through Chalan of State Bank of India or Indian Bank.
  • To get the TNOU application through post by sending a request letter to the following address :
    The Registrar,
    Tamil Nadu Open University,
    557 Anna Salai,
    Chennai – 15.

TNOU PhD Important Dates 2015 :

  • Last Date for receipt of the filled in TNOU application is : 5th January, 2015.
  • TNOU Entrance Test Date : 24th January, 2015 – 11.00 AM.

Note :

The eligible candidates in the TNOU premises. No separate communication will be sent for the Entrance Test.


UG PG courses

Tamil Nadu Open University – TNOU Admission 2013

No 577, Anna Salai,
Saidapet, Chennai – 600 015,
Tamil Nadu, India,
Phone No. : 044 – 24306600,
Email :,
Website :

Tamil Nadu Open University invites application from eligible candidates for admission to the following Academic programs 2013 :

  • Under Graduate Courses
  • Post Graduate Courses
  • PG Diploma Courses
  • Certificate & Diploma Courses

PG Programs
UG Programs
  • M.B.A
  • M.B.A ( Hospital Administration, Shipping And Logistics Management, Retail Management )
  • M.A. ( History, Public Administration, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Tamil, English, Social Work, Tourism & Travel Studies, Criminology & Criminal Justice Administration )
  • M.Com.
  • M.C.A
  • M.C.A Lateral Entry - LE
  • M.Sc. ( Psychology, Mathematics, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Counselling and Psychotherapy - LE )
  • B.A. ( Tamil, Functional Tamil, Urdu, English, English and Communication, History, Criminology & Criminial Justice Administration, History and Heritage Management, Economics, Business Economics, Tourism and Travel Studies, Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology, Social Work )
  • B.Lit - Tamil
  • B.Com
  • B.Com ( Bank Management, Corporate Secretaryship, Accounting & Finance, Computer Application )
  • B.B.A
  • B.B.A ( Computer Application, Marketing Management, Retail Management )
  • B.C.A
  • B.C.A - Lateral Entry - LE
  • B.C.A - Simultaneous Registration - SE
  • B.Sc ( Mathematics, Mathematics with Computer Application, Psychology, Computer Science, Geography )
PG Diploma Programs
Diploma & Certificate Programs
  • P.G Diploma in Computer Applications ( PGDCA )
  • P.G Diploma in Information Security
  • P.G Diploma in Information Technology Management ( PGDITM )
  • P.G Diploma in Software Quality Management
  • P.G Diploma in Tamil Research Methodology( PGDTRM )
  • P.G Diploma in Public Administration
  • P.G Diploma in Public Relations
  • P.G Diploma in Rural Development Administration
  • P.G Diploma in Human Rights
  • P.G Diploma in Environment & Sustainable Development
  • P.G Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights
  • P.G Diploma in Disaster Management
  • P.G Diploma in Spoken English ( PGDSE )
  • P.G Diploma in Psychological Counselling ( PGDCP )
  • Diploma in Management ( DIM )
  • Diploma in Databases ( DDB )
  • Diploma in Media Art ( DMA )
  • Certificate in Food & Nutrition ( CFN )
  • Certificate in Rural Development ( CRD )
  • Certificate in Teaching of English ( CTE )
  • Certificate in Teaching of Primary School Mathematics ( CTPM )
  • Certificate in Environmental Studies ( CES )
  • Certificate in Empowering Women through Self Help Groups ( CWDL )
  • Certificate in NGO Management( CNM )
Education Programs
Vocational Programs ( Conducted through Community College )
  • Bachelor of Education Programme
  • Bachelor of Education (Genaral)
  • Bachelor of Education (Special Education)
  • B.Sc in Apparel and Fashion Design (BAFD)
  • B.Sc in Apparel and Fashion Design - LE
  • Advanced Diploma in Apparel and Fashion Design (ADAFD)
  • Diploma in DTP Operator (DDTP)
  • Diploma in Refrigeration and Airconditioning Technician (DRAT)
  • Diploma in House Electrician (DHE)
  • Diploma in Plumbing Technician (DPT)
  • Diploma in Catering Assistant (DCA)
  • Diploma in Four Wheeler Mechanism (DFWM)
  • Diploma in Fashion Design and Garment Making (DFGM)
  • Diploma in Health Assistant (DHA)
  • Diploma in Beautician (DIB)
  • Diploma in Apparel and Fashion Design (DAFD)
  • Diploma in Early Childhood care and Education (Kindergarten) (DECE)
  • Diploma in Computer Applicatins (DCAS)
  • Diploma in Home Appliance Reparing and Servicing (DHRS)
  • Diploma in Mobile Phone Servicing (DMPS)
  • Diploma in Computer Hardware Servicing (DCHS)
  • Diploma in Animation (DIA)
  • Diploma in Multimedia System (DMS)
Catering and Hotel Management Programs
  • B.Sc in Hospitality and Hotel Administration
  • Diploma in Food Production
  • Diploma in Food and Beverage Service
  • Diploma in Bakery and Confectionery

TNOU Admission Application Form 2013 :

  • TNOU Admission application form can be available from Tamil Nadu Open University admission office or website :
  • Filled TNOU Admission application form post by send to the following address :
    The Admission Office,
    Tamil Nadu Open University,
    No 577, Anna Salai,
    Saidapet, Chennai – 600 015,
    Tamil Nadu, India.


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  • i want the details about to join BSC after diploma at tnou
    By s.velmurugan from tamil nadu,chennai on April 25, 2016 at 10:42 am
  • Respected sir , I have completed LLM Torts & Crimes.Further plan to continue Ph.D. I come to know in TNOU has programme for school of criminology and crimes justice Administration. Could you please clarify me further information to initate the process. Thanking you, Regards, M.NITHEYAKUMAR
    By M.NITHEYAKUMAR from CHENNAI,TAMILNADU on January 12, 2016 at 10:49 am
  • Sir I am finished psychology now I want to join RCI approval course. So I want detail about the tnou RCI approval coures and eligible details.
    By amrudeen from chennai on November 11, 2015 at 10:52 am
  • just i want be a details for special b.ed admission in tamilnadu open university for 2017-2017
    By megala mani from salem,tamilnadu on October 8, 2015 at 1:42 pm
  • is admission going on for B.Ed Special Education
    By BISWAJIT from guwahati , Assam on September 22, 2015 at 7:18 pm
  • hi, iam completed my ba(English), wat is the procedure to joined for b.ed(eng) in calendar year.when we issued for b.ed application form. pls reply...
    By devi from kanchipuram,tn on June 26, 2015 at 10:51 pm
  • My Name Is: V.SRIKANTH, Am S.S.L.C faile and now iam working in computer engineer, please infome when admission form opeaning. THANKYOU
    By V.SRIKANTH from chennai on June 1, 2015 at 4:04 pm
  • hi,i want to know about phd entrance date 2017
    By shakila from chennai,tn on May 15, 2015 at 10:00 pm
  • hi, i completed my counselling psychotherapy, next i want to do b.ed special education, pls give details about the subject
    By VASANTHA KUMARI from chennai on April 10, 2015 at 10:43 am
  • hai,i`m lawrance.j i`m intrest for BA(english) so pleace ur colloge addmission opening date send for my mail
    By LAWRANCE.J from triplicane,chennai-5 on April 9, 2015 at 3:29 pm
  • hi this is kirija i completed my undergraduate in computer science ,i would like to do b.ed in tamil nadu open university through distance ,i dont have any expericence in teaching ,am i possible to do B.ed in distance mode please advice
    By kirija from chennai,tamilnadu on October 21, 2013 at 9:47 pm
  • could not download form 1,2,3,4,5 for b.ed tamil admission.
    By babybalaji from chennai on October 20, 2013 at 7:23 pm
  • shall i can write the entrance in tamil
    By girija s from coimbatore,tamilnadu on June 24, 2013 at 5:42 pm
  • Hi, i completed my i like to study the B.ed(commerce) in distance wheather i need the experience in the teaching for 2 yrs.
    By vijayalakshmi from madurai,tamilnadu on June 8, 2013 at 1:59 pm
  • Hi, *Issue of TNOU BEd ( Distance Mode ) admission applications : 05th April, 2017. *Last date for sale and receipt of filled – in TNOU BEd ( Distance Mode ) application : 26th July, 2017. *Entrance Examination : 25th August, 2017.
    By comments moderator on April 17, 2013 at 5:35 pm
  • I wish to do BEd SEDE from your university. When can I fill in the admission form and when will the entrance exam be held. Kindly send me the details. Thanks.
    By Smita from Coimbatore on April 10, 2013 at 2:42 pm
  • H, I am a doctorate in agri. I wish to take up special education as my son is autistic. kindly let me know the possibilities
    By PHILOMINA.D from chennai on March 30, 2013 at 10:49 pm
  • Hi, i have completed my 10th std and i want to know the details regarding the admission of BA English for 2017
    By kareem from chennai, tamilnadu on March 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm
  • hi kindly give the admission for the academic year 2017 for B.A economics and qualification detail
    By mohanraj from chennai on March 26, 2013 at 7:07 pm
  • Hi, Kindly let me know the details regarding the admission of BA Eng lit for 2017-2017.
    By Joshua from Coimbatore on March 12, 2013 at 4:35 am
    By p.paul alex david from chennai on March 10, 2013 at 12:56 pm
  • Hi,iam not completed 10th std but i want to study any degree courses in open university in tamilnadu can you tellme can i eligible for open university and also know about admission dates
    By D.TAMILTHENDRAL from CHENGALPATTU,TAMILNADU on March 2, 2013 at 11:21 am
  • Hi,kindly give the details of mca lateral entry for admission and last date details for joining
    By hathiya from chennai on December 29, 2012 at 11:54 am
  • Hi, To know about this, Please refer the following web page (
    By Sr. Content Editor on December 20, 2012 at 10:42 am
  • hi may i know 2017 batch BA Public Administrative Joining date. thank u
    By dinesh from chennai on December 16, 2012 at 5:21 pm
  • may i know 2017 batch BA Public Administrative Joining date
    By dinesh from chennai on December 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm
  • Hi, Tamil Nadu Open University invites application for admission to Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), Bachelor of Education in Special Education (B.Ed. SE) for (2017 – 2017) Batch (Distance Mode). B.Ed. Recognized by Government of Tamil Nadu, NCTE & DEC B.Ed. SE Recognized by Government of Tamil Nadu & RCI, New Delhi. For eligibility & other details, please refer to the Tamil Nadu Open University website (
    By Sr. Content Editor on December 14, 2012 at 10:19 am
  • please send the details if b.ed computer science distance education for the 2017 is there. thanking you
    By sudhakar from coimbatore, tamil nadu on December 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm
  • Hi , May i know whether can we still apply for admission for B.ED or is it over
    By SASIKUMAR on September 12, 2012 at 10:25 pm
  • Sir, I was completed M.Sc computer science in Bharathidasan university.I would like B.Ed.Now I am living bahrain. So able to attend the exam only.If any other possible, pls give me details.
    By durgadevi on September 4, 2012 at 7:26 pm
  • plz tel me sir,Phd entrance date and whan form filup.ful time plz reply
    By NITIN KUMAR on August 23, 2012 at 2:27 pm
  • may be introduce online application
    By N E P Rani from erwadi tharka on July 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm
  • I am join B Ed 2017 online application
    By M.JAYABHARATHI B.Lit..,[tamil] on July 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm
  • BEd online application 2017
    By M.JAYABHARATHI on July 17, 2012 at 1:54 pm
  • Hi may i know when is preparatory exam date
    By brijita from coonoor on July 1, 2012 at 10:25 pm
  • Kindly give the admission details for the academic year 2017 - 12 for B.Ed in special Education. thanking you, jasmine
    By jasmine from chennai on April 30, 2012 at 11:29 am
  • Kindly give the admission details for the academic year 2017 - 12 for B.Ed in special Education.
    By Mandolin Manoj from chennai on April 25, 2012 at 11:06 pm