Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU DDE) Distance Education Admissions 2024, Fee Structure, Eligibility

Rate this article

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 and is one of the nine universities to obtain the status of ‘University with Potential for Excellence’.

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. More than 10Lakh students have already completed their education from the center.

Features of MKU DDE

  • Students Self Learning Material
  • Placement Cell
  • Special Seminars for DDE students
  • Affordable Fee
  • Established Practical Labs
  • Regular Contact Classes

Admission and Application Procedure

Madurai Kamaraj University Distance Education center offers 12 courses in UG, 10 courses in PG, 44 PG Diploma courses, 21 Diploma courses and 10 Certificate Courses.

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 filled-in form should be submitted with the required documents and payment of required fees.

Application Fee: A fee of Rs.177 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.200 (Certificate courses), Rs.300 (UG &PG Diploma courses), Rs.400 (PG courses) or Rs.500 (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 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. UG Marksheets (consolidated or all 3 years)
  4. UG/PG Provisional/ Degree Certificate (for PG courses)
  5. Community / Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  6. Date of Birth Proof
  7. Address Proof
  8. Payment receipt
  9. 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:

Last date for MKU DDE admission 2019 is 14-Jun-2019.

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

Madurai Kamaraj University Distance Education Fee Structure

UG Courses

Course Fee
BA Rs. 7500
BSc Rs. 7500-30000
B.Com Rs. 7500-12000
B.Lit Rs. 7500
B.Ed Rs. 37000
BBA Rs. 9000-12000
BCA Rs. 30000
BEd Rs. 37000
Diploma Rs. 4000-18000
Certificate courses Rs. 3000-5000

PG Courses

Course Fee
M.A Rs. 8000-10000
M.Com Rs. 6000-8000
MBA Rs. 30000
M.Sc Rs. 6000-30000
MCA Rs. 45000
PG Diploma Rs. 5000-18000

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 Intermediate, HSC (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 UG/PG in any subject
Certificate and Diploma (Except Genetic Disorders/ Food&Beverage Service/etc) a pass in Higher Secondary (10+2) is the minimum criteria
MA History, Political Science, Journalism and Mass Communication, Economics A UG/PG degree from any recognized university in Arts, Science or Commerce
M.A English BA/BSc Degree with English
M.A. Tourism Management Any UG/PG degree from a recognized university or Three years Diploma in Hotel Management and Catering
Technology from state/central govt recognized institute
M.Com BCom/BBA/BBM/MBA or B.A. (Corporate Secretaryship / Co-operation / Business Economics / Industrial Organization) or B.Sc. (Mathematics) with Accountancy, Costing from any recognized university or those with professional qualification like  C.A or A.I.C.W.A or A.C.S. or C.A.I.I.B
MBA Any UG/PG degree from a recognized university
MCA Any UG/PG degree with mathematics OR PG Diploma in Computer Science / Computer
Application with minimum duration of 1 year or Any degree with mathematics at +2 level

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.

It was awarded ‘A’ grade by NAAC in 2017.

It secured second ranking in “SWACHHTA” Ranking of Higher Educational Institutions in 2017.

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


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

  • DDE Campus, Madurai Kamaraj University, Palkalai Nagar, Madurai – 625021
  • MKU Evening College, Alagarkovil Road, Madurai
  • MKU Evening College, TELC Industrial Training Centre, Dindigul
  • MKU Evening College, V.M. Govt. Hr. Sec. School Campus, Periyakulam
  • MKU Evening College, Kennedy Matriculation School, Convent Road, Palani
  • MKU Evening College, Govt. Hr. Sec. School Campus, Theni
  • Madurai Kamaraj University Constituent College, Govt. Boys Hr. Sec. School Campus, Vedasandur – 624710, Dindigul District
  • Madurai Kamaraj University Constituent College, Gandhi Nagar, Kappalur – 625 008, Madurai District
  • Madurai Kamaraj University Constituent College, Mettamalai, Chinnakaman Patti, Sattur – 626 203.
  • Madurai Kamaraj University Constituent College, Chettikuruchy Post, Aruppukottai Tk, Viruthunagar District – 626134
  • There are 22 learning support centers spread across the state of Tamil Nadu.

There are no study centers in other state like Kerala.

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 installments 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

Updated On – 1-December-2019

FREE Counselling

Get answers to all your queries
Interested in Distance Learning?
Yes, I agree to be contacted for information and promotional purposes.

Add New Comment

Need more details? Ask Question

How to quickly get a good answer:
  • Check for grammar or spelling errors
  • Keep checking this page for answer