TNOU to provide Free Education to 20,000 Widows, Orphans

The Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) has devised a ‘beneficiary plan’ wherein it would provide free of cost education / training to 20,000 widows and destitute / orphan students in Tamil Nadu.

This scheme will be implemented through community colleges with the funds received by the university from the Distance Education Council, New Delhi.

Kalyani Anbuselvan, TNOU Vice-Chancellor along with Registrar S. Shanmugiah and senior university officials made a presentation here on Sunday on the various academic and administrative plans of the university.

“Our university is concerned about the welfare of widows and girls who lost parents. They will be admitted in community colleges and would be given free education and training,” the Vice-Chancellor said.

In tune with the times, the TNOU is also focusing on e-content and e-learning. With the help of its well-equipped media studio and satellite connectivity, the university is setting up ‘virtual classrooms’ at 11 centres in the State.MBA Question Bank CD

Dr. Kalyani Anbuselvan said that students in one particular region would be brought to the University Coordinating Centres to listen to lectures / classes to be organised through tele-connectivity with a timetable.

The university has prepared Self Instruction Materials in the form of CDs for all the courses. “CDs are ready for 90 courses and they would be released by the Chief Minister and Higher Education Minister very soon,” she informed.

Stating that the objective of TNOU is to reach the unreached, the varsity Registrar Dr. Shanmugiah said that an innovative attempt was taken up for a target group of 5,000 haircutters to enhance their professional skills.

“Books were prepared already as per the modern trend. They will be given a study material kit,” he said. The university which started functioning from 2003-04 with 14,000 students is today offering 120 courses and has three lakh students.

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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.

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 :

UCEED Online registration
UCEED Online registration begins17th October, 2015 - 4.00 P.M.
UCEED Online registration closes14th November, 2015 - 11:45 P.M.

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

CourseSee RankScholarship
B.Tech.1 to 10, 00021, 000/-
10,001 to 20,00011,000/-
B.Pharm., MBA1 to 250021,000/-
2501 to 500011,000/-

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.


36 thoughts on “Tamil Nadu Open University – TNOU Admission 2016

  1. 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,

  2. 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.

  3. just i want be a details for special b.ed admission in tamilnadu open university for 2015-2016

  4. 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…

  5. My Name Is: V.SRIKANTH,
    Am S.S.L.C faile and now iam working in computer engineer,
    please infome when admission form opeaning.


  6. hi, i completed my counselling psychotherapy, next i want to do b.ed special education, pls give details about the subject

  7. hai,i`m lawrance.j
    i`m intrest for BA(english) so pleace ur colloge addmission opening date send for my mail

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. Hi,
    *Issue of TNOU BEd ( Distance Mode ) admission applications : 05th April, 2013.

    *Last date for sale and receipt of filled – in TNOU BEd ( Distance Mode ) application : 26th July, 2013.
    *Entrance Examination : 25th August, 2013.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. Hi, i have completed my 10th std and i want to know the details regarding the admission of BA English for 2013

  14. hi kindly give the admission for the academic year 2013 for B.A economics and qualification detail

  15. 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

  16. 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 (2012 – 2012) 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 (

  17. 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.

  18. Kindly give the admission details for the academic year 2012 – 12 for B.Ed in special Education.

    thanking you,

  19. Kindly give the admission details for the academic year 2012 – 12 for B.Ed in special Education.

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