Tamil Nadu Open University Distance Education - TNOU

Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) has been established under an Act of the Tamil Nadu State Assembly in October 2002. The varsity started its operation in 2003. Initially it offered 20 programs under various fields. At present, TNOU is offering some more than 60 Programs in various study disciplines.
Some of the facilities provided by the University include Audio-Video Aids, Central Computing Lab, Wi-Fi enabled lecture halls, Separate Hostel for girls and boys, Library, Cafeteria, Bank/ATM, and Placement Cell.
TNOU offers various courses under School of Continuing Education, School of Education, School of Humanities, School of Management Studies, School of Social Sciences, School of Sciences, School of Health Sciences, School of Computer Sciences, School of Tamil and Cultural Studies, School of Politics and Public Administration, and School of Journalism and New Media Studies.

Courses Offered:

The university provides Under Graduate and Post Graduate Degree in Arts, Commerce, Literature, Business Administration and Science. They also offer Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological counseling, Mathematics, Computer Applications etc and Diploma in Media Art, Management, Food Production etc.


The Application Forms together with the Prospectus are issued separately for the above two admission cycles. The applicants shall use the application for admission prescribed for the respective admission cycle only.


The Application Form with Prospectus can be obtained as follows:

From the University Sales Counter on payment of Rs.100/- in cash  per Application
From the Study Centres on payment of Rs.100/- per Application
From the Zonal Centres on payment of Rs.100/- per Application
From the Deputy Registrar, MPDD, TNOU, 577,  Anna Salai, Saidapet, Chennai– 600 015 by post on payment of Rs.150/- by demand draft issued by any nationalized or scheduled bank drawn in favour of the Tamil Nadu Open University payable at Chennai. The Application Form along with the Prospectus will be sent by ordinary post only.

The  Application Form once sold shall not be taken back and the cost of  Application Form will not be refunded or adjusted towards any purpose.

Contact Info:

No 577, Anna Salai
Saidapet, Chennai – 600 015.
Phone: 044-24306600
Email id:[email protected],
Web: www.tnou.ac.in