Anna University Distance Education Admissions 2019, Fee Structure, Eligibility

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Anna University situated in Tamil Nadu is among those renowned universities who have developed with time. The University is a global trendsetter in the field of advancement and technology.

Anna University has developed instructional mode to online distance learning scheme. It aims to provide professional education to the people in need through its online courses.

Anna University offers online MBA, MCA and M.Sc (Computer Science Programmes through Distance learning mode since 2007).


The application/registration process for admission into the courses offered by the institute is provided below-

  • Visit the official website and click on the “Application form”
  • To access the application form you need to register yourself. Click On “New User” and you will be directed to the registration form.
  • Once registered, use the login Id and password to fill the application form.
  • After filling the form, click on “Save” button and take a print out of the form
  • Send the application form along with the Demand Draft to:

CHENNAI- 600025

Application Fee

The application forms for the Program can be obtained from the official website by paying an amount of Rs. 650.

The payment can be done either online or through Demand Draft drawn in favor of the “The Director, Centre for Distance Education, Anna University, and Chennai-600025”. The printed application forms are can be obtained from Centre for Distance Education (CDE), Anna University or from the Study Centers located outside Chennai on payment of Rs.650 in cash.

  • Coimbatore
  • Madurai
  • Trichy
  • Nagercoil

Distance Education Entrance Test (DEET) Test

DEET is an entrance test conducted by CDE, Anna University for admission into the MBA and MCA programs.

The candidates who clear the DEET Test are eligible to enroll in the different Distance Learning Courses offered by the University according to their DEET rankings. Similarly, there in a separate list for TANCET candidates made on the basis of TANCET score.

The students selected need to submit their documents in the University. The documents required are as follows:

  • SSLC or its equivalent
  • HSC or its equivalent
  • Degree or Provisional Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • TANCET score card (if applicable)

Along with the certificate the candidates also need to submit the fees specified for the courses they opt for.


The Study Centers present in different places make it easier for the students to get help easily and also attend personal lectures. Below is a list of the study centre-


The institute offers 3 courses through the distance mode-

Course Duration Eligibility
MBA (General Management)

MBA (Technology Management)

MBA (Marketing Management) 

MBA (Human Resource Management) 

MBA (Financial Service Management)

MBA (Health Service Management)

MBA (Hospitality and Tourism Management) 

MBA (Operations Management) 

2 years ·         A Pass in any Bachelor degree

·         (ii) A pass in Distance Education Entrance Test (DEET) conducted by the CDE, Anna University, Chennai/Valid TANCET 2015 score card

*The Bachelor’s Degree must have been obtained after +2 or equivalent 

Master of Computer Application  (MCA) 3 years ·         Any Bachelor’s degree

·         The candidate should have studied Mathematics/Statistics as one of the subjects at the degree level or Mathematics at HSC level; and

·         A pass in Distance Education Entrance Test (DEET) conducted by the CDE, Anna University, Chennai/Valid TANCET 2015 score card

M.Sc. (Computer Science) 2 years ·         Any Degree with Mathematics/Statistics as one of the subjects at the Degree level or a Degree with Mathematics at plus two level.

·         The bachelor’s degree must have been obtained after +2 or equivalent.


The fee structure for the MBA, MCA and  M.Sc course is the same. It includes a payment of Rs.18, 650/- in the first semester of the commencement of the course. Post that, the student needs to pay an amount of RS.12, 500/- every subsequent semester.

Below is the fee breakdown of the course-

First Semester Subsequent Semester
Particular Amount Particular Amount
Cost of Regulation & Syllabus Book Rs 300 Learning Material Development Rs 1000
Admission Fee Rs 850 Facilitation Fee Rs 1500
Learning Material Development Rs 1000 Learning Aids Rs 3000
Facilitation Fee Rs 1500 Tuition Fee Rs 3000
Learning Aids Rs 3000 Course Development Fee Rs 4000
Tuition Fee Rs 3000
Course Development Fee Rs 4000
Tuition Fee Rs 5000
Total Rs 18,650 Total Rs 12,500

The non-residents of Tamil Nadu need to pay an additional amount of Rs.400/- during the time of admission as the recognition fees.

There are certain terms and conditions for the fee payment; there is a criterion of fee refund with a refundable caution amount of Rs.5, 000 which is inclusive in the fee payment.

All the payments are done through Demand Draft which is in favor of the “Director of Center of Distance Learning, Anna University”.


Anna University does not offer any kind of scholarships. But the physically disabled people get relaxation in the fee payment; they do not need to pay the tuition fees.

To avail the benefits, students need to provide the valid certificates from the Chairman, District Medical Board in the prescribed form which can be obtained from the website or the candidate can obtain it in person from the Center for Distance Education office.


Anna University is AICTE/UGC recognized University. All the courses enrolled in the University are approved by the Distance Education Bureau, DEC. The University not only has all the courses approved but is also holds a position among the top ranked Universities in India.


The University is ranked 6th by in the year 2017. It holds a position in the top 10 Universities in India for Distance Education. The university never fails to grab the position in the top 10 Universities for MBA Courses through distance education. The University is globally recognized and highly respectable.


Event Date
Last Date for online registration 22nd September 2018
Last Date of sending application form 24th September 2018
Date of Entrance Test  (Last year) 11th February 2018 (10 A.M. to 12 Noon)
Tentative date of counseling (Last year) 1st week of March, 2018
Tentative start of classes (Last year) April 2018 to August 2018


Address Anna University, Chennai 
(Directorate of online and Distance Education), Centre for Distance Education, Anna University, Chennai-600025
Phone Number 044-2235-7216/17
E-mail [email protected]
Enquiry 044-22357216, 22357221,64502506,64502507,64502508
Website and Online Submission 044-22357215


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