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Bharathidasan University Distance Education - BDU CDE


Bharathidasan University was established in February 1982 in memory of the great revolutionary Tamil Poet, Bharathidasan (1891-1968). The varsity besides having disciplines of liberal Arts and Basic Sciences, it has a School of Engineering & Technology, Department of Pharmacy, School of Bio-Medical Sciences, Institute of Management, Department of Education Technology, among others. There are in total 16 Schools and 47 Departments and Centres.

It has several affiliated colleges which offer UG and PG programs and few offers M.Phil./Ph.D programs. The programs offered through affiliated colleges are so diversified that they number more than 250. The student strength in the affiliated colleges is over 1.40 lakhs.

CDE - Centre For Distance Education

Centre for Distance Education (CDE), Bharathidasan University was established in the year 1992 to fulfill the need of the students of the southern states who could not enter the regular colleges for higher studies.

The Centre, at present, offers as many as 66 programs including 14 UG, 24 PG, 7 Diploma / PG Diploma and M.Phil programs in select disciplines. MCA and MBA programs are the most sought after courses of the centre.

The Centre for Distance Education conducts the theory and practical classes on Saturdays and Sundays. The programs are monitored by the Centre for Distance Education Staff and the Director through regular visit to the Personal Contact Program (PCP) Centres located all over the country. The study materials are also given to the students regularly in tune with the every revision in the syllabi.

Courses offered:

The Centre for Distance Education offers around 60 programmes including 12 UG, 21 PG, 06 Diploma / Certificate Programmes and
Professional Programmes in select disciplines including MCA and MBA programmes. Besides the conventional courses, the Centre for Distance Education is offering programmes in Computer Science and Applications, Information Technology, E-Commerce, Bank Management, Financial Management, Library and Information Science, Animation etc.


You can apply online following the instructions given below:
1. First make a payment of the amount given through SBI net banking or demand draft.
2. Apply online, fill in the details of the payment mode and fill the course to be applied for with personal information.
3. Check everything before sending the application form, note down the unique application form number for future reference.
4. Take the print out of the application form and send it to the post address along with required documents to the address given below the application form.

Contact Info:

Address: PalkalaiPerur campus


Bharathidasan University 
Tiruchirappalli – 620 024


E-mail: [email protected][email protected]


Phone : +91 431 2407027, 2407054


Mobile: +91 83001 84010,  +91 83001 84050

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