DIRECTORATE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION

The Institute of Correspondence Course and Continuing Education was started in 1971. In 1996, it was renamed as Directorate of Distance Education.

Objectives

     To make education reach the unreached.

     To provide Life time continuing education.

     Career development facility to the working group including teachers.

     Quality Education to the masses at an Affordable fee.

     Improve the skills of the unskilled personnel through job oriented courses.

Special Features of the DDE

     Those who have discontinued their studies under Semester/Non-Semester may continue with exemptions for year and subjects.

     Those who want to study an additional degree may also do so.

     Students who are diploma (3 year) holders through Polytechnics may also join directly in Second Year (LE)

     Spot admission is available at the Office of the Directorate of Distance Education and all the 64 MKU Academic Centers in Tamil Nadu,132 MKU     Academic Centers in Other States, 20 MKU Academic Training Centers in Other States and 17 MKU Academic Centers in Other Countries.

     Admissions made twice a year – Academic and Calendar year streams

     Face to face teaching for 56 hours / year/ student.

     Besides printed course materials, contact classes at selected centers are arranged on Saturdays and Sundays.

     Department of Adi Dravidian and Harijan Welfare, Tamil Nadu Government offers Scholarship to SC/ST students under regular scheme.

     Tuition Fee exemption (100%) for Physically Challenged and half fee concession given for defence employee.

Course details and study materials

Programme Level

No. of Programme / Course

No. of  Subjects

Under Graduate

Arts

23

37

608

Science

14

Post Graduate

Arts

29

55

560

Science

14

MBA

12

P.G Diploma

44

44

257

Diploma

21

21

90

Certificate

10

10

25

Total

 

167

167

1540

Details of Centers and Admission strength

S. No:

Description

Centres

Students Strength

14A

14 C

On role

1

Tamil Nadu

104

9427

6284

 I , II and III years

 

2

Other than Tamil Nadu

140

13477

9291

3

NRI

10

537

812

 

Total

254

23441

16387

      1,17,356

Recent Developments

Science Lab creation for B.Sc., & M.Sc., :

Biotechnology
Botany
Chemistry
Physics
Zoology

Online

Admission, Payments, e-hall ticket

Future proposal

Launching M.Ed., programme
Online Examinations
Media Lab
Research Facilities /International collaboration/ Patent cell
Seminar hall- well equipped
Separate Building - Academic classes
Video conference and smart class room for NRI & other states
Auditorium