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Anna University Distance MBA

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Established : 2007 | Accredited/Approved : AICTE | Affiliated : ANNA UNIVERSITY

Overview Anna University Distance MBA

Anna University was established in 1978 and is the well-known Technical University in Tamil Nadu. The main aim is to provide quality education to the students to a huge mass of people.

  • Distance education MBA is the most popular course the University offers to work professionals.
  • They provide the students with the best knowledge to clarify the functional areas and transform them into responsible leaders in the technology and management field.
  • The course is designed by professionals in business and is updated yearly to learn the present situation in the business world.

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0.9km from Gandhi Mandapam bus stop

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Anna University

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Campus Area

185 Acres

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Courses offered


Anna University Distance Course

Centre for Distance Education – Anna University is known for its quality education of online learning and self-learning mode. They offer selected post-graduation courses under distance learning. Twice a year, the course admissions are made, which is Calendar Year and Academic Year. University conducts its entrance exam, Distance Education Entrance Test (DEET). Candidates to apply and seek admissions for MBA and MCA need to have appeared for DEET. Based on that, CDE Anna University admissions for the opted course will be granted. Since it is a public university, candidates need to have an entrance exam score, so aspirants qualified in TANCET are exempted from DEET. So, institutes level counseling takes place for Distance admission.

Distance MBA in Anna University

The course curriculum is designed to meet the leading industry needs and compete in a global business environment with updated professional skills. Distance MBA is offered in different specializations at CDE Anna University. The University accepts CAT, TANCET, DEET, or other related entrance exam scores to finalize CDE Anna University admissions to distance MBA. Along with academic eligibility, graduation in any discipline with no less than 50% marks, entrance score is mandatory. Through a distance, candidates could seek several job opportunities and proceed with the promotions with the knowledge gained. These are possible even for working professionals.

Under Distance MBA in CDE Anna University, the specializations are offered are

  • Financial Services Management
  • General Management
  • Health Services Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Technology Management


CDE AU Fee (approx.)

MBA Course Fee

INR 65,700

MBA Application Fee

INR 650


Distance MCA at Anna University

MCA is offered for 3 years, divided into 6 semesters as a regular course or under distance learning. Candidates with bachelor; degrees in BCA or any equivalent degree shall be eligible to apply for the course. The final selection of candidates to confirm the admission will be made through the DEET score, a university-conducted entrance exam. University also accepts TANCET scores to provide distance MCA admissions. Although it is a distance learning program, University being stated university admissions will be made through entrance based on state-level counseling. The application process and rest would be the same for all the programs offered.


CDE AU Fee (approx.)

MCA Course Fee

INR 81,200

MCA Application Fee

INR 650


Distance M.Sc. in Anna University

CDE Anna University offers distance M.Sc. in computer science stream, and the eligibility of the course is candidates need to have completed a bachelor's degree with 50% above since there is no entrance exam so based on candidates merit admissions to distance MBA for Centre for Distance Education – Anna University will be given. The course is for 2 years, and preferable candidates could be from B.Sc., or any equivalent degree is also accepted. There is no age restriction to apply for the course. Compared to other courses offered by distance M.Sc. program fee structure is less.


CDE AU Fee (approx.)

M.Sc. Course Fee

INR 56,000

M.Sc. Application Fee

INR 650


Centre for Distance Education – Anna University Study Centres

Below are the study centers in Tamil Nadu where Centre of Distance Education Anna University admissions shall be done.

  • Alagappa College of Technology, Guindy
  • Anna University Regional Campus, Coimbatore
  • Centre for Distance Education, Guindy
  • College of Engineering, Guindy
  • KLN College of Engineering, Madurai
  • University College of Engineering, Villupuram
  • University College of Engineering, Trichy
  • University College of Engineering, Nagercoil
  • Meenakshi Engineering College, K.K.Nagar
  • Madras Institute of Technology, Chrompet

Centre for Distance Education – Anna University Application Form Procedure

From CDE Anna University, aspirants can download the application form and prospectus to apply for the course. Candidates can obtain the CDE Anna University application form from the University's admission center and submit the completed one in favor of the director of CDE along with D.D. The fee is around INR 650 for candidates applying for any distance course through any center's mode, and the fee is the same. While submitting the application form, it is mandatory to submit copies of documents for verification purposes. The original documents must be scanned and attached if submitting the online form mode. Because the University accepts TANCET, the score sheet TANCET needs to be attached. If any experience is mentioned, the experience certificate must be enclosed along with the application form with other documents.

Anna University CDE FAQs

Q. How to apply for a distance MBA at CDE Anna University?

Applicants in the University's official portal can download the form and fill correct details to proceed with the Anna University application process.

Q. Is the Centre for Distance Education – Anna University UGC recognized and accredited?

CDE Anna University is recognized by UGC and is also accredited by NAAC

Q. Does Attendance count, and is it mandatory for distance learning?

Minimum 50% attendance is compulsory for students to sit for the semester exam, although it is distance learning.

Q. When will the admission to the course take place?

Two admission cycles occur at Anna University, in January and July.

Q. Is there any entrance exam for seeking admissions?

DEET is nothing but Distance Education Entrance Test conducted by the University; based on this, MBA and MCA admissions can be taken.

Q. Which study center is available for distance MBA?

6 study centers include Trichy, Nagercoil, Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore, and Villupuram. During the application process, candidates shall select the required study center as their preference.

Q. Which are the courses available at CDE Anna University under distance MBA?

There are 3 professional courses offered under the Centre for Distance Education – at Anna University. Those are distance MBA, MCA, and M.Sc.

Anna University Distance MBA Course fee structure

MBA - Marketing Management Request 2 years
MBA - Human Resource Management Request 2 years
MBA - Operations Management Request 2 years
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By Vidisha
Class of 2021

I am pursuing Distance MBA course and I have chosen Human Resource Management as my stream and the chosen course curriculum is actually good and very convenient for studying. Anna University fee structure for Distance MBA costs around 31,000 for 1st year and for 2nd year I paid the fee around 34,000 overall fee structure costs approximate 65,000.Anna University admissions for distance MBA are actually offered on the basis of DEET score and the candidates who are having valid TANCET score are exempted for appearing in DEET. The application form fee costs approximate INR 650 hence it is good for pursuing distance MBA course so I can recommend to anyone

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By Vasan
Class of 2021

I was from very poor family but I completed graduation somehow and started working but also wanted to do higher studies for cheap and best so my friend told me to study distance MBA from Anna University distance learning. So I was really twisted with questions like Does Anna University have distance education? How many seats are there in MBA in Anna University? Is Tancet applicable for distance education? What is the fees structure for MBA in Anna University? so my friend said that Anna University have distance education and also offers distance MBA which I wanted to take admission for. TANCET qualified students are also eligible to take admission in Anna University but if TANCET is not there we will have to qualify DEET for admissions. so based on the test marks and graduation marks for the admission of distance MBA in Anna University. I would like to tell that course fee is also less only. Anna University distance education fee structure for distance MBA is INR 18,650 for first semester which covers the tuition fee, regulation & syllabus, refundable deposit, development fees and learning material. For the next coming semesters we have to pay INR 12,500 per semester.

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Asked question

What are the distance fees at Anna University?
Asked by Saranya
replied on 07-Jun-2022 03:06:42

Anna University distance MBA fees are INR 56,510 per annum.

Is there any entrance exam for Distance MBA at Anna University?
Asked by Ezhilmathi
replied on 28-May-2022 05:49:07

Yes, Anna University conducts DEET- Distance Education Entrance Test. Valid scores in DEET will qualify for admission to the Anna University Distance MBA program. 

I want to know the fees and admission process for the Distance MBA program?
Asked by YASHIKA K.S
replied on 17-Jul-2021 06:35:08

Anna University offers a Distance MBA program for those who have completed their graduation degree without any backlogs with 50% scores along with DEET entrance exam results as their eligibility and selection criteria. The fees structure for the Distance MBA program is 56,150 K per annum, and for two whole years, it costs 1.12 L.

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Contact Numbers:

044–22357216, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

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Centre for Distance Education,Anna University, Anna Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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