Madras University Distance Education MBA Admissions 2024, Fee Structure, Eligibility

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Madras University Distance Education

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University of Madras was established in the year 1854. It is one of the oldest and most prominent Universities in India.

The Institute of distance education of Madras university was started in the year 1981 with aim of providing affordable education to students who cannot pursue regular courses. It offers course material using blended learning, interactive and face to face classroom environment.

The university has introduced Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) for regular courses in 2017. They have common syllabus for both regular and distance courses.

It has 100+ study and exam centers throughout the country and abroad.

At present, around 1,60,000 students are enrolled in this university.

Distance MBA Admission 2023-24

Madras University conducts Distance MBA admissions in 2 cycles – academic year and calendar year. Academic year starts in June and calendar year starts in January.

The total duration of the course is 2 years. Each year has 2 semesters.

Candidates can apply for Distance Education courses at the University of Madras either online or offline only.

Online Application Process

  • Visit the official website
  • Register with a valid email Id and contact number.
  • Fill out the application form with details like parents name, aadhaar number, caste, DOB, Medium of instruction and more.
  • Upload the photo with name
  • Attach scanned copies of certificates
  • Attach the photo and signature.
  • Submit the application form and take a print out.
  • Send original certificates with photocopies, Copy of Provisional Intimation Slip and Passport size photograph by Registered post/speed post/ courier to
    The Director, Institute of Distance Education,
    Chepauk, Chennai-600005
    Documents should be sent within 15 days from the date of online Registration for verification purpose. Candidates can also get their documents verified in person by visiting Single Window Admission Centre, Institute of Distance Education, University of Madras.
  • Candidate will be offered provisional admission on receipt of documents and their verification.
  • Fees can be paid online through Online Payment Gateway System provided on university website
  • Candidate will have to appear for the MBA entrance test online.

NOTE- Name and DOB should be same as the ones mentioned in the SSLC/HSC/Degree & Transfer Certificate

Offline Admission Process

  • Admission can be sought through Single Window Admission Centre located at Institute of Distance Education, Chennai.
  • Download the application form from university website and submit filled form at the admission counter along with copies of certificates and filled-in Computer Coding Sheet.
  • Original certificates along with their photocopies should be submitted. Originals will be returned on verification.
  • Candidates need to appear for the entrance test at the center itself after paying Rs.400 for exam fee.
  • If the candidate clears the exam, provisional admission will be offered.
  • Candidate need to pay the tuition fee at any branch of Indian Bank.
  • On receipt of payment, study material and ID card will be given to the students.

Admission Through Learner Support Centers

  • There are 87 learner support centers in Tamil Nadu
  • Students can download the application form and prospectus from university website and submit filled form at leaner support center.
  • Other required documents and certificates should also be produced at the time of form submission.
  • Candidates will be given provisional admission and an enrollment number.
  • Candidate needs to pay the fee online. It can also be paid offline by submitting triplicate Challan of Indian bank at learner support center.
  • University will confirm the admission on receipt of the fee. Candidate can collect the identity card and study material from learner support center itself.
  • Candidate will have to appear for the MBA entrance test online.

Documents to be Submitted

  • Transfer certificate from last institute
  • SSC/HSC certificates
  • Provisional Pass Certificate / Diploma / Degree Certificate of
    UG/PG program
  • “Equivalence Certificate” if candidate passed qualifying exam from foreign university

Admission Confirmation and Dispatch of Study Material

On completion of admission process, candidate will be assigned an enrollment number. Identity card and study material will be send to postal address mentioned in the admission form.

Distance MBA Admission 2023-2024 Important Dates

Last date to apply for January-2024 session is 31-March-2024. Last date to apply for June-2024 session is 31st September 2024.

Event Date
Last date for receipt of filled in Application form for calendar year 1-January-2024 to 31-March-2024
Last date for receipt of filled in Application form for academic year 1-July-204 to 30-September-2024

Distance MBA Fee Structure 2023-24

Total course fee for Madras University Distance MBA in 2023-24 is Rs.40,750/- for 2 years. Fee can be paid in two installments of Rs.20,150/- (first year) and Rs.17,600/- (second year).

The students also need to pay additional project fee of Rs.3000/-.

Madras university also offers online MBA program that costs Rs.38,340/- for 2 years. Students from other universities need to pay approximately Rs.500 extra every year.

Year Madras University Graduate Other University Graduate Project Fee
MBA First Year 18,850 19,250
MBA First Year Online Admission 19,750 20,150
MBA Second Year 17,600 17,600 3,000

The Madras University Distance Education fee for other distance education courses offered can be found below-

Mode of Fee Payment

  • Tuition fee should be paid only after the university sends provisional admission letter to the candidate along with generated tuition fee challan
  • Use generated fee challan only for fee payment
  • Fee cannot be paid in installments
  • Students can pay fee online on university website
  • Student can also pay fee at Indian Bank branch using generated fee challan.
  • Challan has 3 parts – Bank Copy, IDE Copy and Student Copy. IDE Copy should be sent to the university
  • Fee can also be paid by Demand Draft drawn in favour of “The Director, IDE, University of Madras” payable at Chennai.
  • Fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.


Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates are eligible for reimbursement of fees. They are also eligible for an annual allowance of Rs.500/- towards the purchase of essential books.

The prescribed SC/ST scholarship form and other particulars in this connection can be obtained from the SC/ST Cell, Office of the Director, Institute of Distance Education, University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai – 600005. SC/ST students need to submit the photocopy of the first page of the bank passbook and details like Name, Account No, IFSC Code No, MICR Code No, Name of the Bank, Branch, Branch Code No along with photocopy of Aadhaar card.

Eligible visually or physically-challenged candidates can get State Government Scholarship for the disabled. The prescribed form may be obtained from the “District Rehabilitation Officer” in the districts concerned for reimbursement of non-refundable fees.

Approvals and Rankings

The University has been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with the five-star rating first, and later with an ‘A’ rating. UGC has recognized the University as one of the centers for “potential for excellence” in the country.

Its Institute of Distance Education has been ranked 21st by a leading ranking body in the list of its top institutes for distance education as of 2015.

Contact Details

Admissions –
The Director, Institute Of Distance Education, University Of Madras, IDE Building, Chepauk, Chennai – 600 005.
Telephone: 044-25613716
Fax: 044-25360865


The University lacks a special placement cell but they do hold seminars where the students are provided with details of opportunities. They also have internship programs for SC/ST, OBC, and candidates from other minority classes.

Distance MBA Eligibility

Candidates for admission to the first year of the Master of Business Administration Degree Course in the Institute of Distance Education shall be required to have any one of the following qualifications:

  • A pass in any branch of study of a Bachelor Degree/Master Degree of the University of Madras or any other University recognized by the UGC/AIU or a qualification accepted by this University under 10+2+3 pattern
  • A Professional Degree in either Engineering/ Technology/ Medicine/ Architecture/ Law
  • Professional qualification in Accountancy / Cost & Works Accountancy / Company Secretaryship
  • Candidates will also need to pass the entrance test conducted by the university.

Only Indian nationals can apply for admission.

Question Paper Pattern

The university conducts regular tests to assess the students. The pattern of these tests is given below –

Section Details Total Marks
A Answer 10 out of 12 questions 2 marks each, total 20 marks
B Answer 5 out of 7 questions 6 marks each, total 30 marks
C Answer 3 out of 5 questions 10 marks each, total 30 marks

MBA Specializations and Syllabus

MBA is a 2 year program. University offers following specializations-

The course has total 78 credits with 15 core papers, 4 elective papers and 1 optional project. Here is a details list of semester wise papers –

Semester 1 Semester 2
Management Principles and Business Ethics Legal Systems in Business
Quantitative and Research Methods in Business Applied Operations Research
Organisational Behaviour Strategic Management
Accounting for Managers International Business
Managerial Economics Management Information System
Semester 3 Semecter 4
Human Resource Management Elective 1
Marketing Management Elective 2
Operations Management Elective 3
Financial Management Elective 4
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Project Work (or) Optional Subject Services Marketing

Distance Education Courses Offered

Madras University offers 15 Undergraduate course, 20 Postgraduate courses, 8 PG Diploma Courses, 11 Diploma courses, and 8 Certificate Courses.

Below is a list of distance courses offered by Madras University-

UG Programs

  • B.A. – Tamil, English, Historical Studies, Public Administration, Economics, Criminology and Police Administration
  • B.Sc. – Mathematics, Psychology
  • BMM – Bachelor Of Multimedia Animation
  • B.Com. – Commerce, Bank Management, Corporate Secretary ship, Computer Applications
  • B.B.A. – Business Administration
  • B.C.A. – Computer Applications

PG Programs

  • M.A. – Tamil, English, Historical Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, Economics, Human Rights and Duties Education
  • M.Com. – Commerce
  • M.Sc. – Mathematics, Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Medical Sociology, Cyber Forensics and Information Security, Information Technology

Certificate Courses

  • Library and Information Science
  • Police Administration
  • Spoken Tamil
  • Written Tamil
  • Computer Applications
  • E-Commerce
  • Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences

Diploma Courses

  • Accounting & Auditing
  • Functional Arabic
  • Information Security and Cyber Law
  • Labour Law
  • Management
  • Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences
  • Police Administration
  • School Management
  • Tourism and Travel Management
  • Taxation
  • Yoga

PG Diploma Courses

  • Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Computer Science
  • Export and Import Management
  • Hospital Management
  • Shipping and Port Management
  • Public Relations
  • Urban Planning and Management

Study Centers

The university has  90 Learner support centers spread across the country. Here is a list of some learning centers.

Centre Name Address
Institute Of Distance Education, University Of Madras University Of Madras, I.D.E. Buildings, Chepauk, Chennai-600 005
Mazharul Uloom College Reddy Thoppu, Ambur-635 802 [Vellore District]
Kandaswami Kandar’s College Velur-638 182, Paramathi-Velur Taluk, [Namakkal District]
Pachaiyappa’s College For Women Kanchipuram-631 503.
John Bosco Arts & Science College Tiruvallur Railway Station, Post Box No. 14, Tiruvallur Taluk, Thiruvallur District-602 001
Rajeswari Vedachalam Government Arts College G.S.T. Road, Near Government Hospital, Chengalpattu-603 001
Sudandira Matriculation Higher Secondary School Green Land, Mettu Street Cross, Tiruttani-631 209
Venus Education Centre 30/54 , North Raja Street, Tiruvallur 602 001
Government Arts College Collectorate (P.O.), Dharmapuri-636 705
Swarnammal Ganesan Educational Social And Health Care Trust 3, Othavadai Street, Podaturpet, Pallipat [Taluk], Tiruvallur- 631208
Government Arts College (Autonomous) Kumbakonam-612 001 [Thanjavur District]
University Constituent College Poonthottam, Theradi, Thiruvottiyur -600 019
Chengai Study Centre 17, V.O.C. Street, Opp. Kulunthi Amman Koil, Chengalpattu – 603 001
Shree Kamatchi Educational Trust No. 48, Vallai Pachaiyappan Street, Kancheepuram – 1, Phone: 044 47203515
St. Xavier’s College Of Education John’S College Road, Palayamkottai-627 002 [Tirunelveli District]
Wiseman Higher Secondary School Vellalar Street, Mudaliarpet & Lake Street, Velrampet, Puducherry-605 004
Sai Institute Of Management Studies No- 367C, Kkc Complex, Near Apr Stores, Avinashi Road, Tiruppur – 641 602
Jamal Mohammed College No. 7, Race Course Road, Khajanagar, Thiruchirapalli-620 020
Vethathiri Maharishi Institute For Spiritual And Institutional Education(Vision For Wisdom) Temple Of Consciousness,Arul Perumjothi Nagar,Aliyar,Pollachi-642 101
RKV Film And Television Institute No 317- G, N.S.K.Salai,Vadapalani, Chennai – 600026
Government Arts College Stone House Hill P.O., Udhagamandalam-643002
Abi & Abi College Arts, Science & Technology Abi & Abi Nagar, Vayalur, Kumbakonam Main Road, Vayalur, Thanjavur-613003

Updated On – 6-July-2023

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