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Directorate of Distance Education Alagappa University

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Established : 1992 | Accredited/Approved : NAAC

About Directorate of Distance Education Alagappa University

In 1992 Directorate of Distance Education of Alagappa University Karikudi was initiated. Alagappa University DDE offers various innovative, job-oriented, and socially relevant academic programs in the relevant discipline. All the courses offered at AU-DDE are UGC-DEB and DEC approved. AlsoDDE-Alagappa University is NAAC accredited with an 'A' grade. As Alagappa University has been ranked and recognized by NIRF, the distance education courses under this University will be valued more.

The courses are available in main streams like Arts, Science, Education, and Management disciplines. 86 study centres of Alagappa University distance education provide effective service to the student community. Students can choose up to 66 Alagappa University distance education courses equally valued as regular programs. The Alagappa University Distance education faculty are well-experienced. There is precisely 23 teaching staff. The admissions criteria are based on merit scores in their last qualifying examination. Students can choose between online/offline AU-DDE application methods. 

Highlights of Alagappa University-DDE

University Name

Directorate of Distance Education Alagappa University (DDE)


Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu

Type of University

State University

Establishment year


Courses offered

UG, PG, Diploma, and Certification courses

admission criteria

Marks secured in the qualifying examination

Application mode

Offline and online

Official website


Salient features of Alagappa University Distance education: 

  • Modern technology is used to curate the Alagappa University distance education syllabus
  • Some of the specific programs at AU-DDE are Bilingual, i.e., available in English, Tamil and Hindi.
  • Alagappa University's distance education fee structure for most courses is very economical.  
  • The AU-DDE offers a vast network as a learning center. 
  • The University provides effective communication services with student logins, SMS feature, instant e-mail, and PCP- Personal contact program.
  • Alagappa University distance education study material for all the courses will be given on the website and available in print.
  • The AU-DDE also accepts lateral entries for relevant degrees in the case of Diploma courses.
  • Alagappa University has an online placement portal where the assistance is to help the candidates avail employment opportunities after completing the course.

Alagappa University distance education courses 

Alagappa University distance education course admissions it is required to have qualified eligibility. Students must be certified by the state/ central government or a recognized University that UGC approves. Go through the Alagappa University distance education course list and detailed requirements of the courses. Under the Alagappa University distance education, UG courses offer prominent programs, BA, B.Com, B.Sc., B.Ed., BBA, BCA, B.Lib.Sc. 

  • BA admissions at AU-DDE: This course is a three years program. Students must have finalized their board exams or Diploma or ITI for two years to be eligible. Students can choose a BA course with 5 subject specializations like English, Tamil, History, Economics, and Public Administration. 
  • BBA admissions at AU-DDE: This is a three-year business administration course at the UG level. Students who have completed their board exams in 10+2 or completed a Diploma course will be eligible for admissions. Here the students can choose from general and banking subject specializations. 
  • B.Sc./ BCA admissions at AU-DDE: Students must have completed their 10+2 board exams in the science stream with a minimum of 45% to qualify for AU-DDE admissions. For BCA, it is important to have good marks in mathematics subject. For B.Sc. course it has a specialization subject. In the case of BCA, they offer only the general subject. 
  • B.Com admissions in AU-DDE: The students must have completed board exams in commerce subjects. Even if the students have science or arts subjects, their intermediate will be allowed admission. 
  • B.Lib.Sc. is a one-year course. Students must have completed any graduation degree from any recognized University. This course is available only in the English medium.  
  • Alagappa University distance education admissions date for UG courses will be in August.  

Here is the UG course specialization in detail:

Name of the courses



History, Public Administration, English, Economics


General, Computer Applications


General, Banking




Psychology, Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics


General, Special Education [Visual Impairment], Special Education [Mental Retardation]



Under the Alagappa University distance education, PG courses offer MA, MBA, M.Sc., MCA, M.Com, and PG Diploma.

  • MA/ M.Com admissions at AU-DDE: These PG courses are two years. Students willing to join these programs must have completed their graduation degree in any stream with a min of 50% aggregate. They are given multiple choices choose their subject specializations.
  • M.Sc./ MCA admissions at AU-DDE: for the M.Sc. course, students must have completed a B.Sc. bachelors with an aggregate of 50%. And for MCA, students must have passed their BCA degree from a recognized University.
  • PG Diploma at AU-DDE: PG Diploma is similar to the MBA program. The eligibility requirement remains the same as of MBA. The specialization subjects may vary from that of MBA.  

Alagappa University Distance MBA

Alagappa University MBA distance education admission is based on the aggregate score from the applicants' graduation degrees. AU-DDE offers MBA in more than 19 specializations. The students can choose the subject in their third semester. The course will be available in English and Tamil. Alagappa university's distance education MBA syllabus is curated to meet the organizational needs of the industry. Alagappa University Distance education MBA fees are INR 20,000 per annum. For better academic results, students can access the Alagappa University distance education MBA previous year question papers.

Alagappa University distance education PG courses


Human Resource Management, Hospital Management, Banking And Finance, Banking & Insurance, Project Management, Education, Corporate Secretaryship, Financial Management, Production And Operations Management Systems, Logistics Management, Cooperative Management, International Business, Technology Management Marketing Management, Tourism Management, Retail Management, Systems Management, Corporate, Global Finance


English, Home Science, Tamil, Child Care And Education, Personnel Management And Industrial Relations, History, Education, Sociology, Economics, Gender Studies




General, Finance & Controls


Mathematics, Psychology, Computer Science, Chemistry, Fisheries, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Botany, Biomedical Science, Zoology, Energy Science, Applied Geology, Bioinformatics, Nano Sciences & Technology, Oceanography And Coastal Area Studies, Yoga, Nano Science & Technology [Chemistry]

PG Diploma

Computer Applications, Hospital Administration, Personnel Management & Industrial Relations, Sports Management, Yoga

Alagappa University Distance Education UG courses Fees

Here are the table contents with UG fees structure and course duration.

Course name

Fees structure in INR

Course duration


2200 per annum

3 years


2200 per annum

3 years


4000 per annum

3 years


7,500 per annum

3 years


7500 per annum

3 years


2200 per annum

3 years


5,450 total fees

1 year


18000 per annum

2 years

Alagappa University distance education PG courses fees


4000 per annum

2 years


36,950 per annum

2 years


15500 per annum

2 years


20,000 per annum

2 years


4000 per annum

2 years


13000 per annum

2 years

PG Diploma

5000 total fees

1 year

Alagappa University Distance Education Application Process

Alagappa University distance education application process can take place directly through University or Learning Centres. Here is how to apply for distance education at Alagappa University?

Through the University:

  • The students can visit the Alagappa University distance education website to find the application form.
  • They can download the Alagappa University distance education online application form in PDF format and fill in the details properly.
  • Applicants must send the form, relevant documents, and application fees post or online.

Through learning centers:

  • Students can directly submit the form in learning centers. The complete Alagappa University distance education study centers list will be available on the official website.
  • They must submit two DDs separately, which will be shared with University and the learning center.
  • All other steps of the application process are similar.
  • Here the application fee for PG courses is 300, and for other courses is INR 100.  

Alagappa University distance education Exam 

  • Students must register for the Alagappa University online exam positively at the time of course admission itself. 
  • The registration can be done online, and they must also pay the exam fees.  
  • The exam notification and timetable will be notified to students through SMS/ E-mail; otherwise, they can also check the website. Otherwise, the candidates can also check the Alagappa University distance education prospectus. 
  • Alagappa University distance education exam center can be chosen by the students while applying for the exam.
  • Before the beginning of the exam, students must have a copy of the Alagappa University distance education hall ticket as mandatory. Once the Alagappa University distance education result is announced, the students will be sent mail about their results. 

Alagappa University distance education placements

The placement cell functions through an online portal and is committed to creating employment opportunities. The main intention of the University is to equip the students with professional skills and proper contact with reputed recruiters. Some of the placement cell's responsibilities are creating awareness about the wide career options, counseling the potential students to achieve the hiring goals, setting up activities needed for career planning and development, and acting as a bridge between recruiters and the students from different departments.  


Q. Is Alagappa University distance education valid or not?

Ans: AU-DDE is approved by UGC-DEB and AICTE for its effective teaching and academic results.

Q. What is the mode of examination at AU-DDE?

Ans: Alagappa University Distance Education Online Exam will be held in CBT format. Students must register for exams online through the official website.

Q. What is the contact number of AU-DDE?

 Ans: Alagappa University distance education contact number is (+91) 4565 223100 for admission queries.  

Q. What is the address of AU-DDE?

Ans: Alagappa University distance education address is at Directorate of Distance Education Alagappa University Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India with pin code: 630 003.

Q. How to prepare for the AU-DDE M.Com course?

Ans: The students appearing for the distance education M.Com exam at AU can refer to the Alagappa University distance education M.Com question papers available on the website. 

Q. Where to get the DDE exam timetable of AU?

Ans: Alagappa University distance education exam timetable will be published on the official AU-DDE website.  

Q. What are the fees for Distance BCA at Algappa University.

Ans: BCA Alagappa University distance education fees are approximately INR 7500.

Q. What is the eligibility for B.Ed in AU-DDE?

Ans: For admission to the B.Ed. Alagappa University distance education, students to have completed their graduation degree in any stream.

Q. How many specializations are offered in AU-DDE MBA?

Ans: MBA courses in Aagappa University distance education are offered in 19 subject specializations.

Directorate of Distance Education Alagappa University Course fee structure

MBA - Product Management 20000 2 years
DistanceMBA - Finance 20000 2 years
MBA - International Business 20000 2 years
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By Sudha
Class of 2021

It is a state university approved by DEB & DEC and is affiliated with Algappa University. The institution offers UG & PG courses in management studies and distance education in management programs, admission into offered through an entrance exam, and merit in graduation. The institution is rank 49Th by NIRF among all other universities. The faculties of this college are highly experienced and well qualified. The fee structure for courses in this college is affordable as compare to other colleges. The institution also offers scholarships based on merit and also provides the best placement facilities.

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By Praveen
Class of 2021

I applied to a few distance education colleges and found Alagappa University Distance Education a familiar and famous college. So when I even did cross-check, I was fully satisfied and then applied, like Is Alagappa University Distance Education suitable for MBA? How can I admission to Alagappa University Distance Education? What is the fee structure of Alagappa University Distance Education? What is the Alagappa University Distance Education exam fee? Alagappa University Distance Education got its familiarity from the Distance MBA course. To seek Alagappa University Distance Education admission, we need to have cleared bachelor’s degree with a minimum aggregate from a recognized university. Based on merit in previous academics, Alagappa University Distance Education admissions will be offered. So the complete fee structure of Distance MBA in Alagappa University Distance Education is INR 72.6k, and the per annum fee goes as INR 36.3k. I think the fee for all the specializations of MBA in Alagappa University Distance Education is almost identical might differ slightly.

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Asked question

Can I get distance MBA fee in Alagappa University-DDE
Asked by Guest
replied on 20-Mar-2020 15:23:44

Alagappa university-DDE fee for the distance MBA will be Rs. 36, 300 PA and same for next hence complete fee would be Rs. 72,600.

What is the Algappa University-DDE fee for the B.Sc
Asked by Guest
replied on 20-Mar-2020 15:23:45

B.Sc. fee in the Alagappa university-DDE will be Rs. 7,500 PA so total fee would be Rs. 22, 500

What’s the fee for the B.com fee in Alagappa University distance education
Asked by Guest
replied on 20-Mar-2020 15:23:47

Directorate of Distance education, AU fee for the B.Com will be close to Rs. 6,875 PA

Contact Information

Contact Numbers:

04565 - 226250

Email ID:

dde@alagappauniversity .ac.in


College Road,Alagappa Puram, Karaikudi, Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu, India

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