Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai

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Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai came into being by an act passed by the State Government in 2002 to help education reach to the under-priviledged people deprived of higher education like physically challenged people, economically weaker strata of the society, etc.

Courses Offered at Tamil Nadu Open University

Post Graduate Courses

The various courses available at Post Graduation level are as follows

  1. Master of Commerce M. Com
  2. Master of Computer Application MCA
  3. Master of Computer Application (MCA-LE)
  4. Master of Science (Mathematics)
  5. MBA Shipping and Logistics Management
  6. Master of Arts
  7. MA-English
  8. MA-Political Science
  9. MA-Sociology
  10. MA-Economics
  11. MSc-Psychology
  12. MA-Tamil
  13. MA-History
  14. MA-Public Administration
  15. Master of Business Administration-MBA

Undergraduate Courses

The various courses available at Under Graduate level are as follows

  1. Bachelor of Arts
  2. B A-English
  3. B A-Tamil
  4. B A-History
  5. B A-Economics
  6. B A-English
  7. B A-Tamil
  8. B A-Public Administration
  9. Bachelor of Science in Mathematics-BMS
  10. Bachelor of Literature (B Lit)
  11. B Sc (Hospitality & Hotel Administration)
  12. B Sc (Hospitality & Hotel Administration for Diploma Students)
  13. B Sc (Hospitality & Hotel Administration for Ex Diploma Holders) .
  14. Bachelor of Commerce-B. Com
  15. Bachelor of Social Work
  16. Bachelor of Tourism-BTS
  17. Bachelor of Computer Application-BCA
  18. Bachelor of Computer Applications-BCA for Diploma Students of Polytechnic College.

Diploma Courses

The various Diploma courses available are as follows

  1. Post graduate diploma in spoken English-PGDSE
  2. Diploma in food production
  3. Diploma in management-DIM
  4. Diploma in bakery and confectionery
  5. Post graduate diploma in computer application-PGDCA

Certificate Courses

The various Certificate courses available here are as follows

  1. Certificate Program in Empowering Women through Self-Help Groups-CWDL
  2. Certificate Program in Environmental Science.
  3. Certificate Program in Rural Development-CRD
  4. Certificate Program in Teaching of English-CTE
  5. Certificate Program in Teaching of Primary School Mathematics-CTPM
  6. Certificate Program in Food and Nutrition-CFN.
  7. Certificate Program in Computer Application-CAS

Vocational Diploma

The various Vocational Diploma courses available in TNOU are as follows

  1. Diploma in Plumbing Technician-DPT
  2. Diploma in Health Assistant-DHA
  3. Diploma in Pre-Primary (Kindergarten) Teacher Training-DPTT
  4. Diploma in Catering Assistant-DCA
  5. Diploma in Four Wheeler Mechanism-DFWM
  6. Diploma in Fashion Design and Garment Making-DFGM
  7. Diploma in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician-DRAT
  8. Diploma in beautician course.
  9. Diploma in DTP operation-DDTP
  10. Diploma in House Electrician-DHE

Other Programs

The university also offers B. Ed course and M. Phil programs.

The TNOU has designed the course modules differently for every different segment for various schools of education which are given below:

School of Continuing Education: This school covers the different certificate and vocational diploma courses of TNOU.

TNOU School of Education

This school covers the following courses

  • Professional Development Pro gramme for Teachers.
  • Certificate Program in Methods of Teaching in History and Geography (CTHG)
  • Certificate Program in Methods of Teaching in Mathematics (CTM)
  • Certificate Program in Methods of Teaching in Tamil (CTT)
  • Certificate Program in Methods of Teaching in Biological Science (CTBS)
  • Certificate Program in Methods of Teaching in English (CTE)
  • Certificate Program in Methods of Teaching in Physical Science (CTPS)
  • M. Ed.
  • Ph. D.

Schools of Study

  • School of Computer Sciences
  • School of Social Sciences: The school offers courses such as: B. Com, MA (History, Political Science, Economics, Psychology, Public Administration, and Sociology) , MCom, BA (Public Administration and Tourism Studies, Economics, History) , MSc (Psychology) , MPhil (Public Administration, Psychology and Sociology, Commerce, History, Political Science) .
  • School of Sciences: This school is currently offering courses like M. Phil (Mathematics) and B. Sc (Mathematics) .
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Management Studies: This school offers management related professional courses.
  • School of Humanities: This school provides the courses like BA English, Post-Graduate Diploma in Spoken English (PGDSE) , MA English, MPhil English.

Programs of Study

  • Bachelor of Business Administration BBA (In Tamil and English) .
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with specialization in available to the candidates in the following segments:
  • M. Phil in Management is also provided by TNOU. School of Tamil and Cultural Studies: This school provides the programmes like MPhil, BLit, MA, BA

MBA Specializations

  1. Human Resource Management
  2. Marketing Management
  3. Insurance Management
  4. Information Technology Management. Financial Management
  5. Operations Management

Admission Procedure at Tamil Nadu Open University

Immediate admissions are given to candidates by TNOU at centers in Coimbatore, Madurai, Gandhigram, Tirunelveli, Vellore, etc. Presently, the University comprises of 34 counseling and study centers in Tamil Nadu of which 11 are exclusively study centers. Notice regarding open admissions is available from the leading dailies of India. The candidates must carry one self attested passport size photograph (pasted in the form) , attested photocopies of certificates of educational qualification, birth certificate, certificate of category, address proof, passport size photographs, etc for spot admissions.

Contact Details of Tamil Nadu Open University

  • Directorate Of Technical Education Campus, Guindy, Chennai 600 025
  • Vice Chancellor 044 − 22351414 044 − 22200601
  • Registrar 044 − 22200501 044 − 22200601
  • Controller of Examinations 044 − 22353522 044 − 22200606
  • DirectorStudent Support Services Division 044 − 22200506 044 − 22352323
  • Reception 044 − 22300704
  • Related Link: tnou. ac. in