Madras University Distance Education MBA Admissions 2018, Fee Structure, Eligibility

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Madras University Distance MBA

The University of Madras is one of the oldest universities in the country, and with an establishment of 153 years the university is excellent. The institute of Distance Education (IDE) was established in 1981, and has offered courses ever since in the distance mode and in the Open University system. The University has over 30 study centers in the country and 5 abroad. The institute presently cumulatively enrolls over 1-lakh students.

Admission Procedure

The application form must be collected from any of the study centers/at the Institute/ Spot admission center, by paying an amount of Rs100/- in cash, or the applicant may request the application form by post by sending a DD of Rs150/- in favor The Director, IDE University of Madras, payable at Chennai. The application form may also be downloaded from the website, but the student must send the amount of Rs100/- along with the registration fee of Rs1000/-.

The university offers admission to the applicants in two modes, Single Window and Spot admission.

The university has opened a Single Window admission center at the University of Madras, IDE Central campus. The student must submit the filled in application form and the required documents and pay the registration fee, at the appropriate counter. The Single window admission center is open throughout the week, from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.

The applicant may also appear in person at any of the study centers with the filled in application form and the required original documents as mentioned in the prospectus, to obtain admission.

Fee Structure

The fee for the Executive MBA is Rs25, 000/- for the first year, and Rs5, 000/- in the subsequent year. The fee for the MBA 2-year course is Rs8, 730/- and Rs8, 430 for the first and second year respectively. For Overseas SAARC Country students the fee for the whole Executive MBA course is $1800, and for the MBA 2-year course is $600. Similarly for the other overseas students, the university charges $3000 for the Executive MBA course, and $1500 for the MBA 2-year course. The candidate may pay the fee through Bank Challan or through Demand Draft at the designated bank, or he may pay through the online mode at The candidate must strictly pay the tuition and Examination fee using separate Bank Challans.


The reserved category students are eligible for reimbursement of fee as well as an annual allowance of Rs500/- towards purchase of study material. The eligible students must submit their application form, during the study at IDE only. The details of the scholarship can be enquired from Director / SC / ST Special Cell, Institute of Distance Education, University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai - 600 005. Similarly the visually impaired and differently abled students may also avail themselves of a similar scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

For the General MBA course the candidate must have any of the following qualifications for eligibility for admissions under the 10+2+3 education pattern:

  1. The candidate must have a pass in any Bachelor’s Degree/Master’s Degree at any UGC/AIU recognized university.
  2. A professional degree in Engineering/Medicine/Technology/Architecture/Law
  3. Professional qualification in Accountancy/Cost and Works Accountancy/Company Secretaryship.
For the Executive MBA the candidate must have an additional 3-year professional experience for eligibility.

Specializations Offered

The university offers the Executive MBA 2-year course with 1 year of theory and 1 year of project work. The university also offers a general MBA course with variety of specializations, such as Apparel Management, Finance Management, Education Management, Export Import Management, Hospital Management, Retail Management, Marketing Management, Operations Management, Systems Management, Travel Management, International Business, and Logistic and Supply Chain and Management.


Madras University has been accredited “A” Grade by the NAAC, and conferred the status of ”University with potential for excellence” by the UGC. The university also provides with all the courses approved by the Distance Education Council.


University of Madras being one of the oldest universities in the nation is well known and respected throughout the country. University of Madras has been ranked 21st among the best distance education institutes in India by Careers360. Furthermore in terms of Learning and Experience it has been ranked 17th. It is one of the best institutes in Tamil Nadu for Distance Education.

Important Dates

The important dates for admission at University of Madras are as follows:

  1. Last date to submit the filled in application form: 31/03/2015
  2. Last dates for the receipt of the Tuition Fee for subsequent year are given below:
    • 2nd Year Last Dates: - 27th July 2015 (For Academic Year Admissions); 16th February 2016 (For Calendar Year Admissions)?
    • 3rd Year Last Dates: 25th July 2016 (For Academic Year Admissions); 27th February 2017 (For Calendar Year Admissions)

Contact Details

The candidate for any enquiries about admissions may contact:

Address:         Institute Of Distance Education
                      University Of Madras
                      IDE Building, Chepauk
                      Chennai - 600 005
Telephone:      044-25613716
Telegram:       OPENLEARN
Fax:                044-25360865
Email:             [email protected], [email protected]

Study Centers

The University of Madras has many Study centers throughout the country offering Personal contact Programs, and study materials on demand. Contact Details of the study/Information centers are given at:

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