Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU DDE) Distance Education Admissions 2022, Fee Structure, Eligibility

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Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh is a well-known public university. It one of the major universities in the country with over 450 affiliated colleges, established in 1976. It has a variety of courses at UG, PG and Diploma level across Science, Commerce, Arts, Law and Management disciplines. With a wide network of study centres and over 15000 students, it offers state-of-art facilities in distance education mode.

 Admission and Application Procedure

Admissions to all the programmes offered by the Centre for Distance Education (CDE) are held twice a year for the Academic (July) and Calendar(January) sessions. There are two methods of admission –

Method Criteria
Admission through Entrance Test For MBA and MCA courses;  Candidates having a Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of work experience OR having M.Com/ MHRM/ MFT/ MMM/ CA/ ICWA/ ACS/ MBBS/ BL/ BTech/ B.Pharmacy/ B.Sc(Agricultural) and 2 years of work experience will be exempted from the MBA entrance test
Direct Admission For UG, PG, PG Diploma and Certificate courses

The application can be submitted in-person, by post or through the online application form given on the official website.

Following are the various fee for different courses:-

  • MBA/MCA without entrance test – Rs 350
  • MBA/MCA entrance test – 550
  • BA/BCom/B.Sc/BBA/BHM – Rs.200
  • All other courses- Rs120

The above fee is applicable if form is collected in person.

For applications done via post or website, an additional Rs.50 is applicable.

URL for applying online: For the online application, please visit: The prospectus is available at date of Application: 27th March 2017(MBA/MCA), 8th May 2017 (M.Sc), 15th May 2017 (other PG courses), 22nd May 2017 (UG courses)

Mode of Payment: The application fee can be paid through the following means –

  1. NEFT/ Fee payable at any of the branches of Andhra Bank or State Bank of India: In favor of ‘CDE Fee Collection’ SBI Account No.30036214420 or Andhra Bank Account No.150810011050058. Candidates will be given a receipt number, which has to be mentioned in the application form.
  2. SBI i-Collect: Payable via SBI Internet banking.
  3. Demand Draft: A crossed demand draft drawn in favor of ‘The Director, Centre for Distance Education, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna Nagar’ payable at Nagarjuna Nagar or Guntur, with the candidate’s name,father’s name, course, enrollment number, purpose of payment, phone number and email ID written at the back of the DD.

Supporting documents: Attested photocopies of the following documents must be submitted along with the completed application form-

  • Colored passport-sized photograph
  • 10th mark sheet
  • 12th or equivalent mark sheet
  • Degree transcripts and certificate (for PG courses)
  • Migration certificate
  • Copy of Challan
  • Rank card (if applicable)
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)

Address for Submission: The Director, CDE, Acharya Nagarjuna University, NH-16, Nagarjuna Nagar, District Guntur – 522510, Andhra Pradesh

Fee Structure

The following table gives a brief fee structure for the popular courses under the CDE. For detailed fees and other costs, please visit –  An additional cost of Rs.100 is levied towards the verification fee for students from external universities.

Course Name Fee (Rs)
Year I Year II Year III
M.Sc 10800-18265 11380-19215
MCA 17765 18040 19605
MBA (2-years) 17160 13060
B.Sc (IT/CD&FT) 9760-12115 10075-12035 1175-13625
BHM 11460 11385 12885
LLM 7605 8205
MA 4220-4305 5245-5750
MSW 7305 8750
PG Diploma 4705-9210
B.L.I.Sc/M.L.I.Sc 5455-7965
Certificate 3460-4490

Common FAQ

a) When does the fee need to be paid?
– The fee needs to be paid at the beginning of each semester or year, as applicable.

b) Can it be paid in installments?
–  Except MBA (3-year course), LLM, M.Com, MHRM, M.Sc – Mathematics/ Psychology, MA, BA,     PG Diploma, BBA, Diploma and Certificate courses, most of the courses can be paid in two installments.


No scholarships are offered for students under the CDE. However, there might be Central or State government financial aid available to certain students based on academic, demographic or financial criteria. Please contact the MHRD or the university office for more details.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Age Criteria: There is no upper age limit for admission to any of the courses.
  2. Reservation: A relaxation of 5% in the marks criteria is allowed for SC/ST category students.

The following table enlists the minimum qualifications required for admission to each of the programmes:

Course Name Criteria
M.Sc/ M.A Bachelor’s degree with the relevant subject as one of the main subjects from a recognized university. For M.Sc Computers, BCA and B.Sc-IT is also allowed. For detailed eligibility, please refer to the prospectus.
M.Sc – IT Bachelor’s degree with Mathematics/ Electronics/ Computers/ IT OR Any Bachelor’s degree with 6-month Certificate course in IT/ Computers from a recognized university.
MCA (i)Any Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks (except BFA and BOL) (ii)Mathematics at 10+2/UG level (iii)Pass in the MCA Entrance Test conducted by the university
MBA (i)Any Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks (except BFA and BOL) (ii)Mathematics at 10/10+2/UG level (iii)Pass in the MBA Entrance Test conducted by the university.Test exemptions may be applicable, please refer below.
M.Com B.Com/ BBM degree
MHRM/ MSW/ B.L.I.Sc/ PG Diploma- Others Any Bachelor’s degree
LL.M LL.B/ B.L degree
B.A/ B.Com/ B.Sc/ BHM/ BBA 10+2 or equivalent with relevant subjects, if applicable OR Pass in the Entrance test conducted by the university.
M.L.I.Sc B.L.I.Sc degree
PG Diploma- Bio-informatics/ Biotechnology Bachelor’s degree in Biological or Physical Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Veterinary Science or related subjects
Certificate courses SSC or equivalent. For HIV/AIDS Counselling, Bachelor’s degree OR 10+2 with Paramedical coursework

Foreign candidates who wish to pursue a degree under the CDE must have the necessary equivalent qualifications and must physically attend all examinations at one of the study centres.

Courses Offered

Undergraduate Courses SPECIALIZATION
Bachelor of Arts (B.A) Three-part combination of Economics/ History/ Politics/ Public Administration/ Sociology/ Mathematics/ English/ Telugu/ Statistics/ Computer Applications
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) ———————————————-
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) ———————————————-
Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM) ———————————————-
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Three-part combination of Botany/ Zoology/ Chemistry/ Physics/ Mathematics/ CD &FT/ Statistics/ Computer Science/ Electronics
B.Sc-IT. ———————————————-


Master of Science (M.Sc) Botany/ Zoology/ Physics/ Chemistry/ Microbiology/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Food &Nutrition Science/ Psychology/ IT/ Computers
Master of Computer Applications (MCA) ————————————————-
Master of Business Administration (MBA) ————————————————
Master of Commerce (M.Com) Accounting/ Banking, Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM)
Master of Arts (M.A) English/ Telugu/Economics/History/Political Science/ Sociology/ Hindi/ Journalism &Mass Communication
Master of Social Work (MSW) ————————————————-
LL.M programme ·         Labour Laws

·         Constitutional &Administrative Law

·         Torts &Crimes

·         Corporate &Securities Law

One year courses ·         Bachelor of Library Information Science (B.L.I.Sc)

·          Masterof Library Information Science (M.L.I.Sc)

PG Diploma Bio-informatics, Biotechnology, Hospital &Healthcare, Business, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Banking, International Business, Travel &Tourism, Insurance, Hotel Management, Journalism &Mass Communication, Computer Applications and Information Technology
Regular diploma Food production
Certificate courses HIV/AIDS Counselling and Hotel &Hospital Management


All programmes under the Centre for Distance Education are approved by

  • The UGC
  • Distance Education Bureau(DEB), New Delhi.
  • The university has been accredited ‘Grade A’ by NAAC.


  • Acharya Nagarjuna University has been ranked 201-250th among BRICS and Emerging Economies by Times Higher Education – World Rankings
  • The university has a national rank of 163 and a world rank of 6633 according to World University Rankings, 2016 .
  • Among top government pharmacy college’s it was ranked  26 by  NIRF  in 2017.

Important Dates

  1. Last Date for Submission (without late fee):March third week(MBA/MCA), May first week (M.Sc), May second week (other PG courses), May third week (UG courses)
  2. Last Date for Submission (with late fee):May third week (M.Sc), May fourth week (other PG courses), June first week (UG courses)
  3. Entrance exam: April third week

 Contact Details

  1. Address: Centre for Distance Education, Acharya Nagarjuna University, NH-16, Nagarjuna Nagar, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh – 522510
  2. Phone: 0863-2293299/ 2346222/ 2293356
  3. Website:
  4. Email:

Department-wise detailed contact information is available in the prospectus (link above).


All students who seek placement must apply through the university’s placement cell. For further details, please contact the university.

Study Centers

The university CDE has 198 study centres in Anndhra Pradesh in major cities like Adilabad, Guntur, Chitoor, Hyderabad,Nalgonda, Nellore, Vishakhapatnam and Warangal. The complete list of study centres, along with the courses taught can be found here

Distance MBA Course

The MBA programme is one of the flagship courses offered by the CDE at Acharya Nagarjuna University. The course duration is either 3 years (for dual specialization) or 2 years (for single specialization).

Eligibility: All candidates to the MBA programme must have (i)Obtained a pass in Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university (except BFA and BOL) with at least 50% marks (45% for reserved category students) (ii)Had Mathematics as one of the subjects at 10th /12th /UG level (iii)Obtained a rank in ICET examination or the entrance test conducted by CDE.

Note – Candidates with Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of work experience OR Master’s/ Professional degree (refer to notice here: and 2 years of work experience OR Bachelor’s degree with 2 years experience and qualified ICET/ MAT/Management Entrance by National bodies in the past 3 yearsmay be exempted from the entrance test.

Application Procedure: Candidates must first obtain the application-cum-prospectus in-person (Rs.550) or by post/ website (Rs.600). The filled-in applications, along with the required documents must be submitted to the university by 27th March, 2017 (for Academic Year). If the candidate meets the eligibility criteria and successfully clears the entrance test on 23rd April, 2017, they will be offered admission to the MBA programme, starting July 2017. The cost of application for candidates exempted from the entrance test is Rs.350 (in-person) and Rs.400 (by post/ website) respectively.

Fee Structure

For 2-year MBA

YEAR Fee(I Year) Fee(II Year) Total Fee
I 10160 7000 17160
II 9530 4000 13530

For 3-year MBA

I 7375
II 7850
III 10245

For students seeking admission from a different university, an additional verification fee of Rs.100 has to be paid at the beginning of the first semester.

MBA Specializations

The following electives in dual and single specializations are available –

  • Financial Management (dual and single)
  • Marketing Management (dual and single)
  • Human Resource Management (dual and single)
  • International Management (dual)
  • Retail Management
  • Banking and Insurance Management
  • Hospital Administration

Subjects and Syllabus

The foundation courses which must be a part of the curriculum in the first year are Perspectives of Management, Business Environment, Managerial Economics, Accounting for Managers, Quantitative Techniques, Financial Management, Operations, Marketing, Human Resources, Research Methodology, Management of Information Systems and Business Policy. After the second semester, courses relevant to the specialization opted for are taken by the students.



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