Vinayaka Mission�s University (VMU DDE) Distance Education Admissions 2024, Fee Structure, Eligibility

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Established in the year 2001 under Section 3 of the UGC Act by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Vinayaka Mission’s University, Salem has over 54 distance education programmes across 6 schools. The high academic standards and infrastructure of the university has attracted more than 15000 students till date.

Admission and Application Procedure

The application procedure to the university is as follows:

Applicants must obtain the prospectus and application form

(i) In person from the university or any of the study centres

(ii) By post from the Corporate Office (Vinayaka Missions University, No.213 (Old No.160), Behind Doshi Tower, Poonamallee High Road, Kilpauk, Chennai – 600 010, Tamil Nadu) or the University Office(The Registrar, Vinayaka Missions University, Sankari Main Road (NH-47), Ariyanoor, Salem – 636 308, Tamil Nadu)

(iii) Online from the official website (link given below)

After receiving the application pack (consisting of the Application Form, Instruction material, University / Institutional Brochure, Blank Admit Card, Acknowledgement Card and Envelope), the required forms need to be filled out

  1. For (i) and (iii), the completed application form with required enclosures must be submitted in-person at the university/study centre with the required fees.
  2. For (ii), the application materials must be sent to

The Registrar
Vinayaka Missions University
Sankari Main Road (NH-47), Ariyanoor
Salem – 636 308, Tamil Nadu. Ph: 0427 – 3987000

The form must also be accompanied with the required course fees as a Demand Draft in favour of the Director, VMU-DDE payable at Salem, Tamil Nadu.

  1. If the applicant fulfils the eligibility criteria, he/she will be sent Admit Card for the Common Entrance Examination (CEE) conducted by the university
  2. Candidates who qualify the CEE cut-off mark will be invited for counselling and allotted seats according to the intake capacity.

About the CEE: The CEE will consist of objective questions from the qualifying exam (10th/12th/Bachelor-level). Negative marks are applicable for admission to the post-graduate programmes. Candidates are ranked according to the CEE before counselling.

Cost of Application and Prospectus: (In-person) Rs. 100 (By Post) Rs. 150

URL for Application Form: For downloading application form online, go to

Supporting Documents: The following documents as photocopies need to be enclosed with the application form for submission –

(i) Marksheets of 10th /12th Grade or equivalent

(ii) Birth Certificate

(iii) Passport-sized photograph

(iv) Caste/PwD certificate

(v) Other documents relevant to the course as given in the prospectus.

Address for Correspondence: The Registrar, Vinayaka Missions University, Sankari Main Road (NH – 47), Ariyanoor, Salem – 636 308, Tamil Nadu

Date of Notification: Notification of admission to the distance education programmes appear in March or April every year.

Fee Structure

Course Name Duration Total Fees (Per Year, INR)
Course Fees Examination Fees
B.A (Hindi, English, Tamil, History, Sociology) 3 years 2500 1150
M.A(English, Hindi, Tamil) 2 years 3000 1150
B.Com/M.Com 2 years 3500 1150
B.Sc (Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry) 3 years 3500 1300
M.Sc (Statistics, Zoology, Chemistry) 2 years 8000 1300
M.Sc (Maths, Physics) 2 years 9000 1550
M.Sc(Computer Science – General, IT) 2 years 10000 1300
M.Sc(Computer Science – Lateral) 2 years 10000 1850
MBA 2 years 9000 1150
PGDIP (IT, CA) 1 year 6500 2000
PGDIP (Hospital and Health Management) 1 year 8000 1450
PGDIP (Others) 1 year 4000 1250
MCA 2 years 12000 1600
Diploma (Yoga Science, Industrial Safety) 1 year 4000 1250
Bachelors in Library Information Science 1 year 3500 1700
Masters in Library Information Science 1 year 5000 1700
Library Science (Certificate) 6 months 2500 1150
BBA 3 years 3000 1150
BCA 3 years 6500 1300
B.Sc (Hotel Management) 3 years 10000 1450
Diploma (Hotel Management) 1 year 8000 1450
B.Sc (Hospital Administration) 3 years 8000 1450
M.Sc (Hospital Administration) 2 years 7000 1450
B.Sc (Medical Laboratory) 3 years 15000 1300
Diploma (Medical Lab Technology) 1 year 4500 1300
B.A (General) 3 years 2500 1150
B.Sc (General) 3 years 3500 1150
Certificate (Medical Lab Technician) 1 year 3500 1250
Diploma (Fire Safety) 1 year 8000 1250
B.Sc (Medical Lab Technology) 2 years 15000 1250

Eligibility Criteria

The following criteria are taken into consideration to determine eligibility to appear for the CEE examination:

  1. Age
  2. Marks from the qualifying examination
  3. Qualifying academic programme (See table below)
Course Name Minimum Eligibility Criteria
Medical Lab Technology 10th Standard or equivalent
Ophthalmic Assistant
·         Live Stock Inspector

·         Nursing Assistant

·         Computing

·         Tourism Studies

·         Library Information

·         Food and Nutrition

·         Primary Teaching

·         Teaching in English

·         Teaching of Primary School Mathematics

·         ICT Application in Library

·         Food Safety

·         Computer Literacy Programme

·         Disaster Management

·         BCA

12th Standard or equivalent
·         Material Management

·         Guidance & Counselling

·         English Language Teaching

·         Yoga Science

·         Hotel Management & Catering Technology

·         Tourism Management

·         Operations Management

·         Finance Management

·         Human Resource Management

·         Business Management

·         Business Administration

·         Marketing Management

·         Journalism & Mass Communication

·         Intellectual Property Rights

·         Distance Education

·         Higher Education

·         Rural Development

·         Translation

·         International Business Operation

·         Library Automation and Networking

·         Bachelor in Library Information Science(BLIS)

·         MA History

·         MA Sociology

·         MA Education

·         MA Psychology

·         MA Tourism Management

·         MA Public Administration

·         MA International Relations

·         Master of Social Work(MSW)

·         MA Political Science

·         Master in International Business Management(MIBM)

·         Master in Marketing Management(MMM)

·         Commomwealth Executive Master of Business Administration(CEMBA)

·         Commomwealth Executive Master of Public

·         Administration(CEMPA)

Any UG Degree from recognised university
Hospital Management


Any Science UG Degree from a recognised university
·         Ultrasonagraphy

·         Diabetology

·         Maternal & Child Health

MBBS (Or B.Sc Nursing for Maternal & Child Health)
·         Information Technology

·         MCA (General)

Any UG degree with Mathematics/Computer Science
MCA (Lateral) Any UG Degree with PGDCA
·         Adv Diploma in Water Resource Engineering

·         Computer Integrated Manufacturing

·         Adv Certificate in Construction Management

B.E/B.Tech Civil
·         Medical Records Management

·         Lab Technician

Any UG Science Degree with Botany/Zoology/Microbiology
MA English/ Hindi/ Economics/Tamil/ Business Economics/M.Com/ UG Science Degree in relevant subject
M.Sc (Any Subject) UG Degree in relevant subject
MBA Pass UG Degree in any subject
B.Ed Any UG Degree with 2 years Teaching Experience
M.Ed B.Ed with 55% marks from recognised university

Age Criteria: As per government regulations

Reservation: Of the total number of seats available in the university under the Directorate of Distance Education, 27%, 15% and 8% and reserved for OBC, SC and ST candidates respectively.

 Specialization/Courses Offered

Vinayaka Missions University offers UG, PG and Diploma courses.

Course Specialization
UG Courses

B.A(Bachelor of Arts)

B.Sc(Bachelor of Science)

B.Com(Bachelor of Commerce)

BCA(Bachelor of Computer Applications) BBA(Bachelor of Business Administration) BBM(Bachelor of Business Management) BSW(Bachelor of Social Work)






PG Courses

M.A(Master of Arts)

M.Sc(Master of Science)

M.Com(Master of Commerce)

MCA(Master of Computer Applications) MBA(Master of Business Administration) MSW(Master of Social Work)






UG Diploma


Yoga Science, Fire Safety, Computer Application, Food Production, Nursing Administration, etc.
PG Diploma Hospital Management, Hotel Management, Information Technology, Marketing and Journalism, etc.
Certificate courses Computer Primary Teaching, Tourism Studies, Library Management, Food and Safety, Disaster Management, etc.

The various specialisation schools under the DDE are as follows:

  1. School of Humanities
  2. School of Sciences
  3. School of Social Sciences
  4. School of Commerce and Management
  5. School of Computer Science and Information Technology
  6. School of Health Sciences

Please visit the official website for more details.


  • The distance education programmes of Vinayaka Missions University are approved by the Distance Education Council, IGNOU, New Delhi.
  • They are also recognised by AICTE and UGC.
  • It is also NAAC accredited.


Vinayaka University is ranked 35th in Tamil Nadu, 393rd in India and 9061st in the world, according to World University Rankings & Reviews.

Last Date (Important Dates)

The dates for admission vary according to the course the applicant opts for. Please refer to the prospectus for more details. However, admission notifications appear across newspapers in March-April.

To check the academic schedule visit-

Contact Details

For general enquiry about the various schools:

Dr. Rajan Kurian, Director, Ph. No. – 0427 2477522 Extn. – 1405

Dr. S. Chandran, Academic Coordinator, Ph. No. – 0427 2477522 Extn. – 1425

Email – /

Address/Contact Person – Enquiry Officer,

Directorate of Distance Education,

Vinayaka Missions University, NH-47,

Sankari Main Road, Ariyanoor,

Salen – 636 308, Tamil Nadu, India

Phone – 0427-3987000 / 0427-2477522
Fax – 0427-2477521

For enquires regarding Study Material Distribution: Mrs. A. Magueswary(+91 7305842748)/ Mr. Sivakumar( +91 9442975843)

For school-wise details regarding admission and curriculum:

School In-charge Phone No.
Humanities Dr. Sreepriya G. Nair +91 9003503652
Social Sciences Dr. S. Chandran 0427 2477522 Extn. 1425
Commerce & Management Mrs. D. Divyapraba +91 9994960631
Computer Science & IT Mr. A. Geetha +91 9842781856
Health Sciences Dr. B. Sendil Kumar +91 9360730433
Sciences Mr. S. Balasubramanian +91 9786666359


Placement assistance for the programmes through the DDE is done through the Placement Office of Vinayaka Missions University.

Study Centers

VMU-DDE at present has about 436 study centres across India as well as in partner institutions in Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Thailand. The main study centre campuses are as follows:

  1. Vinayaka Mission’s Kirupananda Variyar Medical College & Hospitals – Salem
  2. Vinayaka Mission’s Medical College & Hospitals – Karaikal
  3. Aarupadai Veedu Medical College & Hospitals – Puducherry
  4. Vinayaka Mission’s Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital – Salem
  5. Vinayaka Mission’s Kirupananda Variyar Engineering College – Salem
  6. Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology – Chennai
  7. School of Architecture and Planning – Chennai
  8. Vinayaka Mission’s College of Pharmacy – Salem
  9. Vinayaka Mission’s College of Nursing – Karaikal
  10. Vinayaka Mission’s College of Nursing – Puducherry

Distance MBA Course

Eligibility: For admission to the MBA course, applicants must be a Pass graduate in any subject.

Specialisations Offered: VMU-DDE offers MBA in the following disciplines –

  • Marketing Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  1. E-Business
  2. E-Commerce
  3. International Business
  • Systems Management
  • Applied Management
  • Product Management
  • Telecom Management
  • Hospital Management
  • Retail Management
  • Banking and Insurance
  • Shipping and Port Management

Executive MBA

Fee Structure: The annual course fee for MBA in Rs. 9000 with an additional Rs. 1150 as the examination fee.

Duration: Two years

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