Anna University Distance MBA Admissions 2024, Fee Structure, Eligibility

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Anna University Distance MBA

Anna University is one of the premier institutions in Tamil Nadu offering Distance Education. It is highly ranked among the best institutions offering Distance education courses. The university offers professional courses such as MBA, MCA, M.Sc. The university has also been offering these courses through the online mode since 2007.

Anna University Distance MBA

  • Distance MBA by Anna University is approved by UGC
  • It is a 4 semester, 2 year program
  • The university holds contact classes regularly and 50% attendance is mandatory for these classes.
  • The study material is provided by the university through the study centers in SIM book format.
  • The examinations will have 100 mark paper having 80 marks for end-semester exam and 20 for continuous internal assessment .

Anna University Online MBA

Anna university also offers an Online MBA –

  • MBA in business analytics
  • MBA in general management

Admission Procedure

Admissions are held in two cycles throughout the year – Academic year Cycle (July) and Calendar Year cycle (January).

University conducts its own entrance test (DEET) for admission in distance MBA program. Test is conducted twice in a year and separate entrance test is conducted for MBA and MCA courses.

STEP 1 – Application Form

The application forms can be obtained in print from the CDE, Anna University by paying Rs.650/- towards the application. The application may also be obtained from any of the study centers by remitting a Demand Draft of Rs.650/-. It may also be obtained online from university official website, but the student will need to enclose a demand draft of Rs.650/- along with the filled in application form.

STEP 2 – Entrance Test

Admissions are based on the DEET (Distance Education Entrance Test). A rank list of the marks obtained in the DEET is prepared and the admission is based on the ranking of the student. Similarly, a separate list for TANCET candidates is made on basis of the TANCET score.

The format of the entrance test is given below

  • Data analysis
  • Comprehension skill
  • Basic Quantitative ability
  • Written English test

Candidates need to answer 100 objective questions in 2 hours. Each question has 4 choices with 1 mark for correct answer. There is no negative marking.

STEP 3 – Document Submission

The students after the provisional selection will need to submit the documents to the university, and also pay the amount as specified in the fee structure. The specified document list includes

  • SSLC or its equivalent
  • HSC or its equivalent
  • Diploma / Degree or Provisional Certificate
  • Mark sheets of all years / semester of the bachelor’s degree exam
  • Transfer Certificate
  • TANCET marks card if applicable
  • Photograph card
  • Original Demand Draft for online application

The fee is payable through demand draft in favor of the “The Director,  Centre of Distance Education, Anna University” payable at Chennai.

Completed applications must be sent to “The Director, Centre for Distance Education, Anna University, Chennai 600 025” so as to reach on or before the last date either by post or in person.

STEP 4 – Admission Confirmation

Candidates eligible for admission will be informed through counselling call letter. Candidates need to attend the counselling process to confirm admission. Selection will be based on TANCET/DEET score and specialization will be allotted based on candidate’s choice.

Distance MBA Fee Structure 2023-2024

Total fee for Distance MBA from Anna university is Rs. 56,150/- which is payable in 4 installments. Rs.18,650/- need to be paid at the time of admission and Rs.12,500/- in 3 subsequent semesters.

The candidates from other states have to pay an additional fee of Rs.400 towards recognition fee.

The above fee is inclusive of a refundable caution deposit of Rs.5,000/-. All fees may be paid via demand draft in favor of the “Director, Centre of Distance Learning, Anna University”.


The university does not offer any kind of scholarships to its students, but it exempts the physically disabled students from the tuition fee. Such students have to produce a certificate from the Chairman, District Medical Board in the prescribed form as available in the website, or the CDE Office.

Eligibility Criteria

For the MBA course, the following eligibility criteria must be fulfilled:

  • The student must possess a Bachelor’s degree from any of the recognized university under the 10+2+3 education pattern
  • A pass in the Distance Education Entrance Test (DEET), conducted by CDE, Anna University, Chennai. Students with valid TANCET score are also eligible.
  • The program has no age restrictions.
  • Those who have completed the degree in off-campus mode are not eligible.
  • Those already enrolled in another PG program already are not eligible.
  • Minimum age at the time of admission to distance MBA program should be 21 years.

Specializations Offered

Anna University offers a variety of specializations in its MBA course, for various job perspectives. The specializations provided are as follows:

  • General Management
  • Technology Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Services Management
  • Health Services Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Hospitality services management


Anna University is an AICTE/ UGC Recognized university, and has all of its distance and online courses approved by the Distance Education Bureau, UGC.

The online and distance degrees offered by the university are recognized by AICTE.


Anna university secured 20th position overall in NIRF 2020 ranking.

Anna University is ranked 7th among the top 10 universities in India for distance Education for its MBA course by Careers360 in 2012. It is constantly ranked among the top 10 universities in India.

Important Dates

The university has not announced the last dates for admissions to distance MBA program yet.

Contact Details

For any queries regarding admissions into the MBA course, the candidate may contact the university at:
The Director
Centre for Distance Education, Anna University,
Chennai – 600 025
E-Mail Address:
Enquiry – 044-22357216, 22357221, 64502506,64502507, 64502508

Study Centers

The study centers are located in  Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Madurai, Nagercoil, Villupuram.

The university has 5 study centers in Chennai and 6 outside, to facilitate and make it convenient for the student to attend the personal lectures.

  • Centre for Distance Education, Anna University, Chennai-25.
  • College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai– 600 0 25.
  • Alagappa College of Technology, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025.
  • Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University, Chrompet, Chennai – 600 044.
  • Meenakshi Engineering College,K.K.Nagar, Chennai
  • Anna University Regional Office Coimbatore, Maruthamalai Road, Navavoor, Coimbatore 641046
  • Kumaraguru College of Technology, Chinnavedampatti post Coimbatore-641 006
  • KLN College of Engineering, Pottapalayam-630 611 Madurai District.
  • University College of Engineering, BIT-Campus, Trichy-622515
  • University College of Engineering Nagercoil, Konam, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari District – 629004
  • University College of Engineering, Villupuram – 605 103.

Updated On – 18-July-2023

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