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Tamil Nadu Open University Distance MBA

Chennai, Tamil Nadu | Ratings: 2/5 - Add Review
Established : 2002 | Accredited/Approved : UGC | Affiliated : TamilNadu Open University

About Tamil Nadu Open University Distance MBA

In 2003, Tamil Nadu Open University began functioning as an educational University. The University is running with the view of increasing access to higher education. TNOU works toward improving the education quality through open and distance learning modes. This University was started to benefit those who have been deprived of or denied to complete higher education, especially due to being physically challenged, working professionals, economically weaker background, or those who discontinued education for various reasons. UGC-DEB approves TNOU. 

It is the first University in Tamil Nadu to have introduced the credit-based self–learning materials in print. TNOU's vision is to make the University very innovative, with socially relevant educational provisions. 

TNOU distance education courses are offered under UG, PG, Diploma, and other certification courses. Students can download the Tamil Nadu Open University Distance Education Prospectus to know more about the course and other details. 

Highlights of Tamil Nadu Open University

University Name

Tamil Nadu Open University




Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Courses offered

UG, PG, Diploma, and Certification courses

Admission criteria

Merit and exam basis

Mode of Application


Official website



  • Some of the University's credentials are its recognition from UGC-DEB, the National Council for teacher education, and the Rehabilitation Council of India.
  • The University functions according to the Government's orders.
  • They have multiple MOUs from different institutions and also with Public Libraries.
  • TNOU offers digital services to the candidates as most of the processes are paperless.
  • The University offers placement assistance for its students to help them grow their careers.

Courses offered at Tamil Nadu Open University.

Tamil Nadu Open University distance education courses are offered at Graduation, Post grad, and Diploma levels. Every course has its set of specializations, where the students can make their individual choice of subject. TNOU admissions are based on the eligibility criteria of the students. In the below table, you can find course details like eligibility, specializations, and course duration.  

Course name


Eligibility criteria

Course duration


Economics, History, Political Science, English, Sociology, Public Administration, Tamil, English and Communication, History and Heritage Management, Human Rights, Tourism Studies, Islamic Studies

10+2 or 3 years of Diploma

3 years


General, Accounting And Finance, Banking Management, Computer Applications, Corporate Secretaryship

10+2 with 50% aggregate

3 years



10+2 with mathematics as a mandatory subject

3 years


Marketing, General, Retail Management, Computer Applications

12th pass or its Equivalent

3 years


Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Zoology, Fashion And Apparel Design, Visual Communication, Multimedia, Mathematics with Computer Applications, Hotel And Catering Management

10+2 in the science stream

3 years


Economics, Tamil, English, History, Travel and Tourism, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Police Administration, Linguistics, Anthropology

Graduation in any stream

2 years



B.Com with 50% aggregate

2 years


General, Logistics & Shipping Management, Hospital Administration

UG degree in any stream

2 years


Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Psychology, Geography, Mathematics, Computer Science, Apparel and Fashion Design

B.Sc. graduation or its Equivalent

2 years



Graduation from a recognized University

2 years




2 years


Tourism Management, Computer Application, Beauty Care, Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning, Archaeology and Epigraphy

10+2 with a min of 50% scores

1 year

Fees structure of TNOU

Tamil Nadu Open University courses fee structure is very affordable. It varies for each course. The course payment can be online via net banking, UPI, or card. Otherwise, they also accept it through DD in the University name. Tamil Nadu Open University fees details will be given below: 

Course name

Fees Structure in INR


2,750 per annum


8,950 per annum


6,550 per annum


3,850 per annum


2,750 per annum


3,850 per annum


3,850 per annum


25,000 per annum


10,550 per annum


12,550 per annum


4,950 per annum


4,750 per annum


5,500 per annum

Learning methodologies of TNOU

  • TNOU Distance Learning follows an excellent teaching method.
  • The students can choose Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Self Learning material (SLM).
  • In the case of SLM, they access the study material in the form of recording of video lectures of Academic Staff, live video conferences, and printed notes. It will allow the students to interact with their Academic lecturers.
  • The distribution division handles Tamil Nadu Open University study material. They are responsible for timely printing, and the books will be couriered to the candidates' postal addresses.
  • TNOU E-books will be available on the portal. Students can download the content and keep it for reference.
  • The Tamil Nadu Open University Study centre list, is in 12 places: Chennai, Coimbatore, Dharmapuri, Madurai, Mayiladuthurai, The Nilgiris, Salem, Sivagangai, Tiruvannamalai, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Villupuram.

Admissions at TNOU

Tamil Nadu, Open University admissions are based on merit scores in the last qualifying examination. The TNOU admission process is completely paperless and takes place online.

  • For TNOU UG admissions into BBA, B.Com, BA, B.Sc., and BCA, the students must have finished their 10+2 board exams in any stream.
  • For TNOU PG courses, admission into MCA, MA, MBA, M.com, M.Sc., and M.Lib.Sc. The applicants must be graduated in any domain with a minimum of 50% aggregate scores.
  • Tamil Nadu Open University courses after 10th have options to get Diploma admissions with an aggregate of 50%.
  • As of the TNOU selection process, they will take the comprehensive results of academics and the national level exam like CAT/ MAT/ TANCET/ GMAT/ XAT, etc., with valid cut-off scores.

Note: Tamil Nadu Open University Distance Education Admission 2022 the last date is by August 2022. 

TNOU distance MBA admissions

  • Tamil Nadu Open University distance education MBA course is a prominent program of the University.
  • The course duration is two years and is offered in three different specializations.
  • MBA course at Tamil Nadu Open University is available in General management, Hospital administration, Logistics, and Shipping Management.
  • The candidates should have completed their graduation in any stream from a recognized University.
  • The accepted entrance exams are CAT/ MAT/ GMAT etc. Otherwise, the University will conduct the TNOU BPP exam for their selection criteria.
  • Tamil Nadu Open University distance MBA fees are INR 25,000 per annum.

The application process for TNOU

The application mode for TNOU admissions is online. Students must know the eligibility norms and proceed with the application process.

Here is How to apply Tamil Nadu Open University

  • The applicants must visit the Tamil Nadu Open University website.
  • By clicking on the "Online Admissions," a new registration must be done using a registered e-mail id.
  • Students must fill in the details by logging in to the Tamil Nadu Open University online application form.  
  • Scan and upload the copy of the documents along with the signature and photo of the candidate.
  • Finally, make the form submission and keep the copy of the payment and the form for future references.

Placements of TNOU

TNOU has a dedicated placement cell to counsel the students about their career opportunities. Tamil Nadu Open University Placements rate is 80% every year. The team will organize virtual campus drives and online job fairs with various companies participating in the drive. Some regular TNOU recruiters are TCS, Accenture, Infosys, Wipro, and other IT companies. 


Is there any entrance exam for TNOU?

Ans: Yes, the Tamil Nadu Open University entrance exam will be conducted if the students do not meet the eligibility criteria in their last qualifying exam. 

Is B Ed available in TNOU?Ans: Tamil Nadu Open University for B.Ed admissions is offered to candidates based on the test results of the University.

What is the contact number of TNOU?

Ans: Tamil Nadu Open University's contact number is 044-24306600 for admissions.

What is the subject offered in TNOU Ph.D. courses?

Ans: Tamil Nadu Open University Ph.D. course is available in Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Computer Science, Tamil, English, History, Education, Management, Zoology, and Fashion Design.

Is B.Sc. psychology offered at TNOU?

Ans: B.Sc. Psychology at Tamil Nadu Open University is available under the main specializations. 

How much are the fees for BA in Political Science at TNOU?

Ans: BA Political Science in Tamil Nadu Open University is for INR 2,750 per annum.

What is the cost of an M.Sc. course in TNOU?

Ans: Tamil Nadu Open University M.Sc. Psychology fees are INR 10,550 per annum. 

What is the address of TNOU?

Ans: Tamil Nadu, Open University address is at Tamil Nadu Open University, No 577, Anna Salai, Saidapet, Chennai - 600 015.

Tamil Nadu Open University Distance MBA Course fee structure

MBA - Finance Request 2 years
MBA - Human Resource Management Request 2 years
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Asked question

What are the distance MBA fees at TNOU??
24-Jan-2023 10:28:06 asked by Femina banu

Tamil Nadu, Open University Distance MBA fees, is INR 22,300 per annum. 

which months admission happens in 1 year?
15-Sep-2022 14:06:46 asked by Suhaila Parveen

Every Year July and Jan admission will start.

Distance MBA admission procedure?
15-Sep-2022 14:06:45 asked by Suhaila Parveen

Whether you want to pursue your MBA in management, finance, marketing, or any other field, Tamil Nadu Open University has the right program for you. They offer 117 different programs, ranging from certificate courses to post-graduation. In addition, the university offers online MBA admissions in a variety of specializations. You can learn more about their courses by reading the prospectus and completing the application form.

To apply, students should have a valid email address and a contact number. They must fill out the online form with the required information and enclose all necessary documents. After filling out the online application form, candidates should go to the university's website and click the 'Applicant Login' link. Fill in all relevant details, including the requisite academic and personal details. Then, upload your documents and pay the required amount. Once all the details are verified, you will receive your credentials.

To enroll in this distance MBA course, students must hold a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university. The fees for the course are INR25,000 per annum. Applicants must register using a valid email address, and payment can be made through a demand draft or challan.

The application process involves filling out an online form and uploading your self-attested copies of certificates to the university's official website. These should be in JPEG format. You must also submit a community certificate if you apply for a scholarship. Once your application is approved, you will receive your enrolment number and an identity card.

How can I get admission to the Distance MBA in TNOU??
06-Jul-2022 02:50:39 asked by Ganga

There is a provision for Tamil Nadu Open University Online Admission. Students applying for TNOU Distance MBA admission can register online through the official website. You will receive the login credentials, User ID, and Password upon successful registration. Use those credentials to access the application form. In other way, TNOU Prospects and application forms can be obtained from regional study centers. The cost for the application is INR 150/-

I am interested in doing an online MBA in HR, may I know the cost of the course, kindly mail too.?
20-Jun-2022 17:36:10 asked by Vijay Ananth
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Contact Information

Contact Numbers:

044 24306600

Email ID:



No 577, Anna Salai , Saidapet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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