Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai

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List of Courses Offered

UG Courses


CourseSpecializationMinimum EligibilitySelection Criteria
B.A.UrduCandidate needs to be pass in 12th (HSC) or equivalent examination or PUC or TNOU BPP or 10+3 Years of Diploma or 11+2 Years TTC or 10 +2 Years ITI.Selection will be based on merit in 10+2 or TNOU BPP followed by counseling.
English
English and Communication
History
Criminology & Criminal Justice Administration
History & Heritage Management
Tourism and Travel Studies
Economics
Business Economics
Public Administration
Political Science
Sociology
Human Rights
Islamic Studies
B.Com.Computer Applications10th or 12th (HSC) exam or Equivalent or TNOU BPP or 10+3 Years Diploma or 11+2 Years TTC or 10+2 Years ITIBased on merit in 10+2 examination or TNOU BPP followed by counseling.
Bank Management
Corporate Secretaryship
Accounting & Finance
BBAComputer Applications10+2 examination from a recognized board.Based on merit in HSC examination or TNOU BPP followed by counseling.
Marketing Management
Retail Management
General
BCASimultaneous Registration - SE10th or 12th (HSC) examination or equivalent or PUC or TNOU BPP or 10th +3 Years Diploma or 11+2 Years TTC or 10+2 Years ITI and for lateral entry candidate must have any Diploma from Recognized Polytechnic College.Based on 10+2 examination or TNOU BPP followed by counseling.
Lateral Entry – LE
Computer Application
B.Sc.Mathematics10th exam as well as 12th (HSC) examination or Equivalent or PUC or TNOU BPP or 10th +3 Years Diploma or 11th+2 Years TTC or 10th +2 Years ITIBased on HSC examination or TNOU BPP, followed by counseling.
Mathematics with Computer Applications
Psychology
Geography
Computer Science
Multimedia
Visual Communication
Apparel and Fashion Design
B.Sc.Apparel and Fashion Design (Lateral Entry - LE)Three Year Diploma in Textile Technology from Polytechnic College (or) TNOU DAFD.Based on 10+2 exam or TNOU BPP followed by counseling conducted by the University.

PG Courses


CourseSpecializationMinimum EligibilitySelection Criteria
MBAManagementCandidate needs to be pass in Bachelor’s examination in any stream with at least 50% marks in aggregate.Selection will be based on merit followed by counseling.
MCAComputer ApplicationsAny Bachelor's Degree with a duration of a minimum of 3 (three) years from a recognized University with Mathematics as one of the subjects at +2 level or UG level.Based on merit in qualifying exam followed by counseling.
MCA lateral entryComputer ApplicationsBachelor’s Degree or Equivalent with Degree / (or) B.Sc., Computer Science / (or) BCA / (or) BE / B.Tech. Computer Science / Computer Engineering from any recognized UniversityMerit-based
M.A.HistoryBachelor’s Degree from any recognized University or Bachelor’s Degree with Tamil Under Part -I from any recognized UniversityBased on merit followed by counseling.
Public Administration
Sociology
Political Science
Economics
English
Translation Studies
Linguistics
Tourism and Travel Studies
Women Studies
Criminology & Criminal Justice Administration
Human Rights
Development Administration
Police Administration
International Relations
Anthropology
Gender Studies
Islamic Studies
M.Com.CommerceGraduate in Commerce/ Business Administration/Corporate Secretaryship/ ACA/ AICWA/ and ACS/ who have studied at least 02 papers in Commerce in their degree programMerit-based followed by counseling.
M.Sc.PsychologyBachelor’s Degree from any recognized UniversityMerit-based, followed by counseling.
Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counselling & Psychotherapy (Lateral Entry - LE)
Mathematics
Computer Science
Geography
Apparel and Fashion Design
M.L.I.ScLibrary ScienceBachelor of Library Science/ Bachelor of Library and Information Science from a recognized University.Merit-based
CourseSpecializationMinimum EligibilitySelection Criteria
MBAManagementCandidate needs to be pass in Bachelor’s examination in any stream with at least 50% marks in aggregate.Selection will be based on merit followed by counseling.
MCAComputer ApplicationsAny Bachelor's Degree with a duration of a minimum of 3 (three) years from a recognized University with Mathematics as one of the subjects at +2 level or UG level.Based on merit in qualifying exam followed by counseling.
MCA lateral entryComputer ApplicationsBachelor’s Degree or Equivalent with Degree / (or) B.Sc., Computer Science / (or) BCA / (or) BE / B.Tech. Computer Science / Computer Engineering from any recognized UniversityMerit-based
M.A.HistoryBachelor’s Degree from any recognized University or Bachelor’s Degree with Tamil Under Part -I from any recognized UniversityBased on merit followed by counseling.
Public Administration
Sociology
Political Science
Economics
English
Translation Studies
Linguistics
Tourism and Travel Studies
Women Studies
Criminology & Criminal Justice Administration
Human Rights
Development Administration
Police Administration
International Relations
Anthropology
Gender Studies
Islamic Studies
M.Com.CommerceGraduate in Commerce/ Business Administration/Corporate Secretaryship/ ACA/ AICWA/ and ACS/ who have studied at least 02 papers in Commerce in their degree programMerit-based followed by counseling.
M.Sc.PsychologyBachelor’s Degree from any recognized UniversityMerit-based, followed by counseling.
Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counselling & Psychotherapy (Lateral Entry - LE)
Mathematics
Computer Science
Geography
Apparel and Fashion Design
M.L.I.ScLibrary ScienceBachelor of Library Science/ Bachelor of Library and Information Science from a recognized University.Merit-based

Diploma and PG Diploma Courses


CourseSpecializationMinimum EligibilitySelection Criteria
DiplomaManagement Candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University or 10+2 (HSC) with 3 years Managerial/ Supervisory/ Professional experience.Selection will be based on merit in qualifying exam followed by counseling.
DatabaseApplicant must have passed 10+2 (HSC) or Equivalent examination or TNOU BPP (Entrance Test)
Retail Management10+2 (HSC) or Equivalent examination
Archaeology and Epigraphy10+2 (HSC) or Equivalent examination
Museology and Conservation10+2 (HSC) or Equivalent examination or have appeared in TNOU BPP (Entrance Test)
Film ActingHSC examination or Equivalent or TNOU BPP 2 entrance exam.
Television ActingHSC examination or Equivalent or TNOU BPP 2 entrance exam.
Drama and Theatre ActingHSC examination or Equivalent or TNOU BPP 2 entrance exam.
Data Sciences and Big Data Analytics10+2 examination or Equivalent or TNOU BPP 2 entrance exam.
Yoga for Human Excellence21 Years of Age and TNOU-BPP or from any University
Cloud ComputingHSC examination or Equivalent or TNOU BPP or PPH
Customs Clearing and Forwarding10+2 exam or Equivalent or TNOU BPP or PPH
PG DiplomaInformation Technology ManagementCandidate must hold Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University.
Spoken EnglishGraduation from any recognized University.
Psychological CounsellingBachelor’s/ Master’s Degree in Psychology or any Graduate applicants.
MathematicsCandidate must hold B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics.
Applied MathematicsCandidate must hold B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics in particular.
Computer ApplicationApplicant must have a Bachelor’s Degree
Software Quality ManagementBachelor’s Degree
Information SecurityGraduation or Post-Graduation in Psychology/ Education
Guidance and CounsellingUG/PG in Psychology education or any other graduate who has studied Psychology (at least one paper in UG/PG) from a recognised University
GerontologyBachelor’s Degree
Child Rights & Child ProtectionBachelor’s Degree
Social Welfare AdministrationPG Degree in Social Sciences from any recognized University
CourseSpecializationMinimum EligibilitySelection Criteria
DiplomaManagement Candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University or 10+2 (HSC) with 3 years Managerial/ Supervisory/ Professional experience.Selection will be based on merit in qualifying exam followed by counseling.
DatabaseApplicant must have passed 10+2 (HSC) or Equivalent examination or TNOU BPP (Entrance Test)
Retail Management10+2 (HSC) or Equivalent examination
Archaeology and Epigraphy10+2 (HSC) or Equivalent examination
Museology and Conservation10+2 (HSC) or Equivalent examination or have appeared in TNOU BPP (Entrance Test)
Film ActingHSC examination or Equivalent or TNOU BPP 2 entrance exam.
Television ActingHSC examination or Equivalent or TNOU BPP 2 entrance exam.
Drama and Theatre ActingHSC examination or Equivalent or TNOU BPP 2 entrance exam.
Data Sciences and Big Data Analytics10+2 examination or Equivalent or TNOU BPP 2 entrance exam.
Yoga for Human Excellence21 Years of Age and TNOU-BPP or from any University
Cloud ComputingHSC examination or Equivalent or TNOU BPP or PPH
Customs Clearing and Forwarding10+2 exam or Equivalent or TNOU BPP or PPH
PG DiplomaInformation Technology ManagementCandidate must hold Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University.
Spoken EnglishGraduation from any recognized University.
Psychological CounsellingBachelor’s/ Master’s Degree in Psychology or any Graduate applicants.
MathematicsCandidate must hold B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics.
Applied MathematicsCandidate must hold B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics in particular.
Computer ApplicationApplicant must have a Bachelor’s Degree
Software Quality ManagementBachelor’s Degree
Information SecurityGraduation or Post-Graduation in Psychology/ Education
Guidance and CounsellingUG/PG in Psychology education or any other graduate who has studied Psychology (at least one paper in UG/PG) from a recognised University
GerontologyBachelor’s Degree
Child Rights & Child ProtectionBachelor’s Degree
Social Welfare AdministrationPG Degree in Social Sciences from any recognized University

Why Study in Tamil Nadu Open University

With a view to increasing the access to higher education and improving the quality of education offered through the open and distance learning modes by coordinating such provisions in the state, the Government of Tamil Nadu established the Tamil Nadu Open University in 2002 with the motto of extending education to ‘anyone, anytime, anywhere’. Since its inception, the University has thus been catering to the learning needs of the disadvantaged and deprived in the society. The Tamil Nadu Open University in the country.

The growth of the University during the past 14 years has been phenomenal. With a cumulative student strength of 5,29,263 in 113 Programmes of study across various disciplines and skills at different levels from Certificate to Post- Graduate that are imparted through 13 academic schools, 5 Support Divisions, 1 media Centre and a robust network of 607 Learner Support and Service Centres across the state.

The Tamil Nadu Open University is the first University in the state to have introduced the credit – based self – learning materials in print as early as 2003. While the round –the-year admission policy with examination schedules conveniently arranged on week –ends and the effective continuous assessment provision have sufficiently addressed the issue of quantity in the form of increasing higher education access, the University has been harnessing the advancements in ICT to continuously improve quality. The University has digitalized its learner support systems including admission, examination, material distribution, academic counselling, etc. So far, 1, 71,430 students have passed out of the University and the current enrolment (2015 – 2016) stands at 29,351 with male students accounting for 14,206. With the sanctioned teaching staff strength of 65 and non – teaching staff strength of 77, the University has been ably addressing the learning needs of all the students.

The University is one of the 5, among the 15 Open Universities in the country, to have been accorded the recognition under section 12B of the University Grants Commission (UGC). It is also one of the very few Universities in the country to have received approval of the UGC for offering all its academic Programmes through the distance mode.

Having signed an MOU with the National Skill Development Council (NSDC), the University is the only institution in the state which has made all its vocational programmes compliant with the NVEQN (National Vocation Educational Qualification Network).

It is the only University in the state offering Special Education programmes in 3 specializations of hearing impaired, mentally retarded and visually challenged in the distance learning mode.

It has established linkages with such international institutions as the Commonwealth of Learning (COL); Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) and International Council for Distance and Open learning (ICDE).

Through an MOU with the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, the TNOU has commenced student admission for offering 16 agriculture related programmes at a distance through the Krishi Vigyan Kendra of the TNAU, aiming to cover 4,000 unemployed youth during 2016 – 2017.


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