Madras University Distance Education Admission

Madras University Distance Education Admission: The Institute Of Distance Education has released the official notification for admission to all Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Professional Courses for the calendar year 2021-22. Candidates can now apply online for getting admission to any distance education programme offered by the Madras University Institute Of Distance Education through visiting the official website link. The last date for submission of filled-in Application for Calendar Year Admission is April 2021.

Institute of Distance Education was established by the University of Madras in the year 1981 to support those learners who are unable to get admission to the regular course of education. Madras University offers numerous undergraduate and postgraduate courses to its learners in distance mode. Currently, the university is offering 14 Postgraduate Courses, 22 Undergraduate Courses, 9 Postgraduate Science Courses, 16 Diploma Courses, 5 Professional Courses, and 12 Certificate Courses.

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The university provides quality study materials so that students can get better knowledge in their respective course. Institute of Distance Education (IDE) holds 30 Spot Admission Centres situated at various parts of Tamil Nadu and 50 Study Centres located at other states of the country.

Latest: Madras University has commenced admission procedure for all PG/UG/MCA/MBA/Diploma and Certificate programme. 

Courses Offered by IDE, University of Madras

List of Major courses offered by IDE, University of Madras are:

  • Under Graduate Programmes: A. / B.Sc. / B.Lit. / B.Nat. / B.Music. / BMM. / B.Com. / B.C.A./ B.B.A.
  • Post Graduate Programmes: M.Music / M.A. / M.Com. / M.Sc
  • Professional Courses: M.B.A.-General, Executive, Integrated, M.Sc. (I.T.) & M.C.A. Courses
  • MLIS, BLIS, Certificate & Diploma Courses

Madras University Distance Education Admission Important Dates

Sl. NoEvents of the Test Dates
1.Admission commences from25th February 2021
2.Deadline for receiving of the application form for the calendar yearApril 2021

Eligibility Criteria

Admissions to distance education programmes would be granted to Indian residents only. However, eligibility for aforesaid programmes will be different from one another. We advise candidates to go to the respective prospectus for complete details on eligibility criteria.

How to Apply for Madras University Distance Education Admission 2021?

Application form cum prospectus can be obtained via one of the following three methods:

  • From the Official Website: One can download the application form from the official website with the payment of Rs. 100/-.
  • In-person: Go to the Institute / Spot Admission Centres / Study Centres / Participatory Institutions and obtain the form with payment of Rs. 100/-.
  • Via Post: If you’d like to request for the application form via post then you need to send a demand draft of Rs.150/-. Demand draft should be obtained by candidates in favour of The Director, IDE, University of Madras, payable at Chennai.

Process to Submit the Form

The duly-signed application form along with necessary certificates in original and registration fee of Rs. 100/- either through challan or demand draft should be submitted to the concerned co-ordinators if you are looking admission via 10 Study Centres / Spot Admission Centres / Participatory Institutions / Twinning Programme Centres. Challan can be submitted at any designated bank, whereas demand draft Draft should be in favour of “The Director, IDE, University of Madras, Chennai – 600 005”.

List of Necessary Documents

  • Qualifying exam mark statements;
  • Transfer certificate;
  • Diploma certificate/provisional passing certificate
  • In case certificates are in any other language rather than English/Tamil then an authenticated translation in English should be attached with form duly attested by a Gazetted Officer.

*Candidates are advised to get a sufficient number of attested copies of certificates before sending the same to the authority.

Admission Process

Please go through the prescribed methods for Madras University Distance Education Admission 2019:

Admission of Aspirants Through Single Window Admission Centre

The University of Madras has set up a Single Window Admission Centre situated at the IDE building, Chepauk Campus, Chennai. Please find the procedure of admission mentioned below:

  • First of all, you need to collect the Application-cum-Prospectus from the Sales Counter by doing the payment through cash.
  • Now you need to remit the registration fee at “Registration Fee Payment Counter”.
  • Then collect the token from the admission front desk after submitting the filled-in application.
  • Now submit the photocopies and originals of the necessary certificate. Original certificates will be further returned to candidates along with a provisional admission letter.
  • Once you have obtained the provisional admission letter you can go to any branch of Indian Overseas Bank or Indian Bank for making the payment of the required fee.

Admission of Aspirants through Online Mode

Students from all across the country can use this facility for admission. All you need to follow few steps which are mentioned below:

  • First of all download the application form cum prospectus from the official website i.e.
  • Now submit your application form and necessary fee in online mode.

Admission of Aspirants Through Spot Centres Within Tamil Nadu

If you are staying at any part of the Tamil Nadu state then you can avail the benefit of this facility. In this case, you need to follow the below-mentioned approach:

  • You can obtain the form from the Co-ordinator of one of the approved Spot Admission Centres with the payment of the fee in cash.
  • Now submit the application form along with necessary certificates and registration fee.
  • All eligible candidates would be given admission and enrolment number quickly by the Spot Admission Centres.
  • Once you receive the enrolment number then you can pay the requisite amount of fee for obtaining the study materials.

Madras University admission


  1. Please assist me, Is there any entrance exam for Distance MBA in Madras University?

  2. l studying DEEE finally year and I have completed 12th lateral entry join in diploma.i have to join BSC in computer science in corres course and what step I have taken to join

  3. when is the last date for B,SC application

  4. Hello sir,when can I get application for degree fr 2018?

  5. when will start MBA 1st year classes by madras university for 2018 admissions. pls help r reply

  6. Hello Sir/ Mam,
    Whether madras university offers M.E, in correspondence….

  7. Fredric Christopher

    Please make your website simple and clear… do you have b.ed in distance education and if it is there.. what is the fee structure..

  8. what is the last date to pay fees for arear exam of M.A.ENGLISH

  9. I completed bsc compscience .i want to study msc IT, in corresspondance .,but they mentioned today is the last date to submit our application ,,is there any way to join after last date of application.. kindly plz rply through email sir/mam….awaiting 4 ur rply ..

  10. when will the MCA admission starts in distance education

  11. I want to joine August MBA HRM distance education 1 st year class starting date and institute tel me plese

  12. i want to apply for bsc computer science anyone pls give deatils

  13. I want to join M.B.A -HR so please send the fee details and form to apply procedures.

  14. I want to join M.B.A Hr. please send me the fee details and form to apply.

  15. Which is the last date to apply the distance education

  16. Hi sir, I am finished B. E bt not completed I have an five arrears. Nw I dnt like continue the B. E exams.. Nw I decided to arts course anyone me eligible r not pls tel me sir…. If I eligible for BA r Bsc courses when The last date for admission 2017 pls tel me…. ..

  17. I finish my ba history second year ksou. Next I can join madras university ba 3rd year. Please tell me.

  18. I would like to apply for MBA. But I saw the last date to apply was already passed away. Is there any possibility to join now?

  19. I want to join maths in madras university distance education
    Sir pl send fee details and admission form and send list of study center in chennai.

  20. Hello Sir, can u pls tell me when wl u give the application forms for part time MBA? Awaiting for ur reply..
    Thanks in advance..

  21. Arthi Venkatesan

    When they will give application form for MCA distance education?when is the last date for issuing the application

  22. How to apply degree in distance education please reply me..

  23. Sir I am currently doing my Medical sociology, what is the procedure to apply for psychology

  24. When is the last date for MBA admission and his to apply In online Pls tell

  25. I finished my B. Sc in Electronics and communication science. After that what i have to study in PG

  26. When will you issue the application for academic year 2017-2019 , which is the last day for issuing an application and also the last submission date

  27. I am finished MA.,B.ED.,Tamil next what sir I want to study

  28. I am completed ma.,b.ed.,Tamil next which study in Tamil sir/mam

  29. When is the last date for MBA admission in distance education. And how to apply through online .

  30. i want the link to exam form for may 2017 exam of bcom in madras university distance education immediately

  31. I want to knw the centre at coimbatore and its contact number..

  32. I want to know the last application date for MBA for the year of 2017 and also the other details regarding admission.

  33. When will start the 1yr MBA exam?

  34. I completed ME now I want to do MBA finance in correspondence what is the procedure to apply when is the last date pls inform detailed in mail

  35. When will be the exam schedule for MBA is published

  36. when will admission start MBA 2017 i want to know …pls send me message

  37. When will start admission for MBA and MCA in 2017.

  38. how to register bcom online?

  39. when distance education Mba 1 st year class starting date and institute pls tel me

  40. When will start mba 1st year class by madras university. Batch 2016 to2018

  41. How to apply ug exam

  42. i want to know all the details…. pls call me

  43. When will start MBA 1st year classes by madras university for 2016 DEC admissions.please reply me.

  44. Please help me to apply for MA – Christian Education.

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