Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU DDE) Distance Education Admissions 2019, Fee Structure, Eligibility

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Madurai Kamaraj University is a public university set-up in Madurai city of Tamil nadu established in 1966. Today, it caters around 1,30,000 through its 109 colleges and 72 departments.

The Directorate of Distance Education at Madurai Kamaraj University, established in 1971, is one of the oldest distance education universities in India. It has a student strength of approximately 1.2 lakhs across undergraduate and postgraduate courses and is one of the nine universities to obtain the status of ‘University with Potential for Excellence’. 

Admission and Application Procedure

Applications to the DDE at the university can be made both online (URL below) on the official website and offline. For offline applications, the candidate may visit the nearest study center to obtain the registration form or download the same from The form has to be filled in with the required fees paid and submitted along with the required documents.

Application Fee: A fee of Rs.150 for Indian students and $10 for Foreign students has to be paid in order to obtain the prospectus by post or in person. A fee of Rs.150 (Certificate courses), Rs.200 (UG &PG Diploma courses), Rs.300 (PG courses) or Rs.400 (MBA/ MCA/ etc.) has to be paid along with the application on submission towards processing fees.

Mode of Payment: For online applications, payment can be done through the gateway available on the website using Credit/ Debit cards. For offline applications, payment can be made directly at the center or through State Bank of India I-Collect system for the university.

Candidates can also choose to pay by Demand Draft issued by a nationalized bank in favor of ‘The Director, DDE, Madurai Kamaraj University’ payable at Madurai with the applicant’s name, address and course name written at the back of the draft.

Application URL:

Supporting Documents:Please check with the prospectus for the list of supporting documents required specific to the course opted for. Along with a copy of passport-sized color photograph, attested photocopies of the following documents will be required to be submitted along with the application-

  1. 10th Mark sheet
  2. 12th Mark sheet
  3. Provisional/ Degree Certificate (for PG courses)
  4. Date of Birth Proof
  5. Address Proof
  6. Payment receipt
  7. Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  8. Work Experience Certificate (if applicable)

Address for Correspondence: All letters of correspondence and the completed application must be sent to ‘The Director, Directorate of Distance Education, Madurai Kamaraj University, Palkalai Nagar, Madurai – 625 021, Tamil Nadu.

Last Date of Application: Applications must be submitted at least 1 month prior to the start of the session. Please contact the university for course specific dates.

Fee Structure

Course Fee
Bachelor of Arts 7500
Bachelor of Science 7500-21000
B.Com/B.Lit 7500-12000
B.Ed 37000
BBA 9000-12000
BCA 30000
M.A 6000-10000
M.Com 6000-12000
MBA 30000
M.Sc 6000-30000
MCA 45000
Diploma 5000-18000
PG Diploma 4000-12000
Certificate courses 3000-5000

 For the complete fee structure, please visit (For applicants of Tamil Nadu state), (For applicants of Other states) or (For overseas applicants).


The course fees have to be paid in instalments at the beginning of every year. The DDE has an online course fee payment portal available upon admission through which students can pay their fees 15 days before commencement of the academic session. Examination fees are paid separately. Fees can also be remitted via Demand Draft issued by a nationalized bank, preferably SBI, in favor of ‘The Director,Directorate of Distance Education, Madurai Kamaraj University’ payable at Madurai, with name, enrollment number and course written at the back of the draft.


A limited number of scholarships are available for SC/ ST reserved applicants under the ‘Aadhi Dhraavidar Welfare Development’ scheme of the Tamil Nadu government to waive the course fee in partial or full. All applicants who wish to avail this scholarship must submit their Caste certificate.

Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria: There is no age limit for admission to any of the courses.
All the courses under DDE are offered in English, with a few of them being offered in Tamil as well.

Course Eligibility
B.A/ B.Sc – Except Environmental Science/ B.Com – All/ BCA – Regular the minimum criteria is Intermediate(10+2) or equivalent
B.Sc in Environmental Science requires.  For –. For, an is required Physics/ Chemistry/ Biology as one of the subjects at 10+2 level
BCA Lateral Entry, a pass in Diploma is necessary
B.L.I.Sc undergraduate degree in any subject
Certificate and Diploma (Except Genetic Disorders/ Food&Beverage Service/etc) a pass in Higher Secondary (10+2) is the minimum criteria

For admissions to the B.Ed programme, please check the specific eligibility criteria mentioned in For additional criteria, please refer to the individual course prospectus given here

UG Courses-

PG Courses-

Diploma Courses-

PG Dipmona Coursrses-

Certificate courses – for

Specialization/Courses Offered

The DDE offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma, PG diploma and certificate courses.

The undergraduate courses offered are B.Sc, B.A, B.Com, BBA, BCA, B.Litt, B.L.I.Sc and B.Ed.

The postgraduate courses offered are M.Sc, M.A, M.Com, MBA and MCA.

Apart from these PG Diploma courses are offered in Psychological Counselling, Human Rights, Hospital Management and more. Please visit for a complete list of offerings from the DDE.


Madurai Kamaraj University is a recognized university by the Government of Tamil Nadu since

All courses under the DDE are approved and funded by the UGC-DEC. The university is also accredited ‘Grade A’ by NAAC and is a member of the Association of Indian Universities.


MKU has been conferred the prestigious title of ‘University with Potential for Excellence’ by the UGC (University Grants’ Commission) along with nine other universities across the country. It has been ranked 176 nationwide by World Education Rankings  in 2016.

Important Dates

While the application for admission is available throughout the year, candidates seeking admission for a particular session must submit the filled in application at least a month prior to semester commencement, usually in the month of June or December. Please contact the DDE for course specific deadlines.

Contact Details

Address: Directorate of Distance Education, Madurai Kamaraj University, Palkalai Nagar, Madurai – 625021, Tamil Nadu, India

Phone: +91 452-245-8471. The concerned extension numbers can be found here

Email: [email protected]



Please contact the university’s central placement cell for queries pertaining to placements for courses through the Directorate of Distance Education. DDE however, conducts information sessions and seminars for placement assistance.

Study Centers

Madurai Kamaraj University has a large number of academic and examination centers across India and abroad. Apart from centres in major districts of Tamil Nadu like Chennai, Salem, Tiruchirapalli,Madurai, Nilgiri and Coimbatore.

It has also centres present in every state of India as well as in metro cities like

  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Kolkata
  • Hyderabad

It also has a few centres abroad in UAE, Bahrain, Ghana, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudan, United States of America, United Kingdom and Vietnam. Please find the complete list here (Tamil Nadu) (Other States) and (Overseas).

Distance MBA Course

 Eligibility: The applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree in any subject from any recognized university. There is no upper age limit for admission.


Application Procedure: The applicant can either fill out the online application or submit the application by post or in person along with the required documents. A payment of Rs.150 towards prospectus fee and Rs.400 towards application processing fee must be paid to the university either online or via SBI i-Collect/ Demand Draft.

 Fee Structure: The total course fees, excluding examination fees, for MBA is Rs.30000 payable in instalments of Rs.15000 over two years for candidates from Tamil Nadu. For candidates from other states, the fee is Rs.40000. An additional Rs.250 is required for candidates from external universities. For overseas applicants, the total fees is $7000 (USA/UK), $7200 (non-USA) $1600 (Nepal/ Sri Lanka)or $2600 (Sudan/ Ghana) respectively.

 Specializations Offered: The following specializations under the Master of Business Administration(MBA) programme are offered by the DDE –

  1. Financial Management
  2. Marketing Management
  3. Human Resource Management
  4. Systems Management
  5. Retail Management
  6. International Business
  7. Tourism &Hotel Management
  8. Hospital Management
  9. Operations &Project Management
  10. Airline &Airport Management
  11. Logistics &Supply Chain Management

Syllabus: The following courses are common for all specializations in MBA –

  1. Principles of Management
  2. Organisational Behaviour
  3. Management Accounting
  4. Managerial Economics
  5. Quantitative Methods
  6. Research Methodology
  7. Fundamentals of Computers
  8. Management of Information and Data Processing
  9. Marketing
  10. Business Environment &Law
  11. Finance
  12. Operations
  13. Personnel Management and Industry Relations
  14. Operations Research
  15. Strategic Management
  16. RDBMS
  17. Entrepreunership

Apart from these, there will be a project work and three electives depending on the specialization opted for. For more details, please see the link



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