Annamalai University Distance MBA
Annamalai University established its Directorate of Distance Education in the year 1979, and is credited with the largest enrollment in its programs in India. The university also offers special unique courses in such as the Post Graduate degree program in Applied Psychology, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, and Bioinformatics. The institution also offers distance education courses in Fashion design, Hotel Management, Interior Design, etc.
The application form may be obtained for admission from any of the study centers in person by paying an amount of Rs250/- or through post by sending a request along with a demand draft of Rs290/- drawn in favor of The Director, D.D.E., Annamalai University. The application form will then be issued by post.
Admission at Annamalai University Distance MBA is possible through either spot selection at the study centers, or through post. The candidates living close to the study center may appear for spot admissions with the required documents in person, including Degree Certificate, Transfer Certificate, Community Certificate if any, Recent Passport size photos, and the prescribed fees. The candidate needs to submit the duly filled in application form along with the above mentioned documents, and pay the fees through demand draft drawn in favor of The Director, D.D.E., Annamalai University for the prescribed fees. It is to be noted that all spot admissions will need to be verified by the Director, or otherwise cancelled.
The candidate may also submit the filled in application form through post addressed to Director, Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar – 608 002, along with the required photocopies of the documents. The candidates will need to furnish the original documents in person, once the provisional admission cards are issued. The candidate will then receive a signed identity card, and the original documents by registered post confirming his admission.
Annamalai University prescribes a fee of Rs13, 550/- for the first year and Rs12, 300/- for the second year for its regular MBA and other specializations courses. The fee may be paid in two installments for each year. The university also offers flat 50% fee concessions to all regular college (on-campus students) and All Annamalai University distance education students if they enroll concurrently in any additional diploma/ certificate / PG Diploma courses. The university also exempts physically disabled students to pay any tuition fee. The fees for any course may be paid through Demand Draft, Credit card/ Debit card, e-payment, etc. More details about the mode of payment is given at: http://annamalaiuniversity.ac.in/dde/payment.php?pros=mba&course=178
Scholarships are available to SC/ST students and they are eligible to obtain a refund of the non-refundable fees provided they are unemployed and their parental income does not exceed Rs2, 50, 000/-. These students must apply separately for the scholarship utilizing the appropriate form issued by the Department of Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare or SC/ST Departments of the respective State Governments, before 30th November of each year of study. The refunds shall be made directly to the bank account.
The university requires that the student may posses a graduate degree from any recognized university and must have either a 11+2+2, 11+1+3 or 10+2+3 year education. Students who have passed a qualifying examination under a 10+2+2 year pattern will not be considered for admission.
Annamalai University offers the regular MBA course in English as well as Tamil Medium, and offers specialization courses only in English Medium. The University offers specializations in E-Business, International Business, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, and Finance Management.
The university is recognized by the UGC as it was established under an act of government and it has all its courses approved by the Distance Education council. Furthermore the university is also recognized by the MHRD, Department of Education.
Annamalai University is a highly ranked university. It has been ranked 12th amongst the best distance universities in India by Careers360 in the year 2012. The university is continually ranked at the top as one of the best distance education universities in the country. The University is also ranked wholly for its traditional courses at 41st in India.
All the enquiries and correspondence about distance education may be addressed to:
Directorate of Distance Education
Annamalai University, Annamalainagar - 608 002
Cuddalore Dt., Tamil Nadu.
Phone: 04144- 238043 to 238047, 238610
E-mail: [email protected]
The institute has various study centers throughout the country to cater for the resources the students require. The study centers have the following facilities available: Library, Audio/ Video Cassettes or CDs, Study Materials, Previous Year Question Papers. The contact details of the study centers are available at: http://annamalaiuniversity.ac.in/dde/study_centres.php
The institute also has many Information centers throughout the country to facilitate counseling for the students, sales of admission forms, spot admissions, etc. The contact details of the Information centers are given at: http://annamalaiuniversity.ac.in/dde/information_centres.php