Alagappa University (AU) Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) came into existence by an Special Act of the Government of Tamil Nadu in May 1985. Alagappa University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India for award of graduate and post graduate certificate along with various other programs.
The University has 15 Departments, 3 Centres and 2 Constituent Colleges on its campus. 23 Affiliated Colleges located in the districts of Sivaganga and Ramanathapuram are part of the University. Alagappa University is accredited with ‘A’ Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The University offers education through Regular, Week-end, Distance and Collaborative modes.
The Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) Algappa University was established in 1992. The Directorate offers Under Graduate, Post Graduate and M.Phil. Programs in the disciplines of management, computer applications, science, education and languages.
These programs are extremely beneficial to to the student community spread across the country and in selected foreign countries who can not attend regular classes.
The university offers different courses in different degrees