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Tamil Nadu Open University

Updated on: Feb 27, 2013
Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) has been established under an Act of the Tamil Nadu State Assembly in October 2002. The varsity started its operation in 2003. Initially it offered 20 programmes under various fields. At present, TNOU is offering some more than 60 Programmes in various study disciplines.

TNOU has completed only five years of its existence but it has shown significant progress in teaching and research. About 25,000 Students is now attaining higher education from the University at their doorstep.

TNOU is the only institution in Tamil Nadu eligible for accessing the scholarships available through the South Asian Foundation (SAF). In other words, TNOU students are the only students in Tamil Nadu to get this scholarship worth Rs. 4, 500 each.

TNOU Courses Offered

M.Phil. Programmes

Post- Graduate Programmes
  • Master of Business Administration - M.B.A 
  • MBA Shipping and Logistics Management
  • Master of Arts
  • M.A - English
  • M.A - Tamil
  • M.A - History 
  • M.A - Public Administration
  • M.A - Political Science
  • M.A - Sociology
  • M.A - Economics
  • M.Sc - Psychology
  • Master of Commerce - M.Com
  • Master of Computer Application - M.C.A
  • Master of Computer Application Lateral Entry - (M.C.A- LE)
  • Master of Science (Mathematics)

Under-Graduate Programmes
  • Bachelor Business Administration - BBA
  • B.A - English
  • B.A - Tamil 
  • B.A - History
  • B.A - Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce - B.Com
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Tourism - BTS
  • Bachelor of Computer Application - BCA 
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) for Diploma Students of Polytechnic College (Simulataneous Registration - SE)
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications (Lateral Entry - LE) BCA - LE
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (BMS)
  • Bachelor of Literature (BLit)
  • B.Sc.( Hospitality & Hotel Administration)
  • B.Sc. (Hospitality & Hotel Administration for Diploma Students)
  • B.Sc. (Hospitality & Hotel Administration for Ex Diploma Holders)
  • B.Ed. Programme
Diploma Programmes
  • Diploma in Managaement (DIM)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA) 
  • Post Graduate Diploma in  Spoken English (PGDSE)
  • Diploma in Food Production
  • Diploma in Bakery & Confectionery
Certificate Programmes
  • Certificate Programme in Environmental Studies (CES)
  • Certificate Programme in Food and Nutrition (CFN).
  • Certificate Programme in Computer Application (CAS)
  • Certificate Programme in Rural Development (CRD)
  • Certificate Programme in Teaching of English (CTE)
  • Certificate Programme in Teaching of Primary School Mathematics (CTPM)
  • Certificate Programme in Empowering Women through Self-Help Groups (CWDL)
Vocational Educational Programmes
  • Diploma in DTP Operator (DDTP)
  • Diploma in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician (DRAT)
  • Diploma in House Electrician (DHE)
  • Diploma in Plumbing Technician (DPT)
  • Diploma in Catering Assistant (DCA)
  • Diploma in Four Wheeler Mechanism (DFWM)
  • Diploma in Fashion Design and Garment Making (DFGM)
  • Diploma in Health Assistant (DHA)
  • Diploma in Pre-Primary (Kindergarten) Teacher Training (DPTT)
  • Diploma in Beautician
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