Madras University IDE

Updated on: Feb 27, 2013
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The University of Madras - Institute of Distance Education, is one of the largest Universities in the state of Tamil Nadu, offering courses under both Distance Education and Open University modes. The Institute of Distance Education (IDE), University of Madras was started in the year 1981.

Madras University IDE Salient Features

  1. Printed learning materials
  2. Wide network of study centers in India and abroad
  3. Personal contact programs (PCP)
  4. Experienced teachers from various colleges conduct PCP classes
  5. IDE has prepared material in the self-learning format (SLM)

Madras University IDE Courses Offered

Postgraduate Diploma Courses
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Remote Infrastructure Management (PGDRIM) - Streams: Networking / UNIX
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Computing (IBM Mainframe) - Streams: IBM Mainframe Application Software / IBM Mainframe System Management / IBM Mainframe Database Administration
Postgraduate Degree Courses
  • Master of Arts (MA) - Christian Studies
  • Master of Arts (MA) - Economics
  • Master of Arts (MA) - Sociology
  • Master of Arts (MA) - Tamil
  • Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLISc)
  • Master of Science (MSc) - Botany
  • Master of Science (MSc) - Chemistry
  • Master of Science (MSc) - Information Technology
  • Master of Arts (MA) - Urdu
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Arts (MA) - English
  • Master of Arts (MA) - Historical Studies
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Arts (MA) - Human Rights and Duties Education
  • Master of Science (MSc) - Physics
  • Master of Science (MSc) - Psychology
  • Master of Science (MSc) - Zoology
  • Master of Science (MSc) - Geography
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Library and Information Science
  • Master of Arts (MA) - Modern Arabic
  • Master of Arts (MA) - Political Science
  • Master of Arts (MA) - Public Administration
  • Master of Science (MSc) - Mathematics
Certificate Courses
  • Certificate Course in Computer Applications
  • Certificate Course in Plant Cell and Tissue Culture
  • Certificate Course in Library and information Science
  • Certificate Course in Sanskrit
  • Certificate Course in Medicinal Plants
  • Certificate Course in Phytochemical Tehcniques
  • Certificate Course in Written Tamil
  • Certificate Course in Police Administration
  • Certificate Course in Spoken Tamil
  • Certificate Course  in E-Commerce
  • Certificate Course in French
  • Certificate Course in German
Undergraduate Degree Courses
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) - Bank management
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) - Co-operation
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) - Geography
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) - Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) - English
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Historial Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Music
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Christian Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Tamil Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Tamil
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) - Corporate Secretaryship
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Urdu
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Vaishnavism
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) - Psychology
Diploma Courses
  • Diploma in Labour Law
  • Diploma in Police Administration
  • Diploma in Rain Water Harvesting
  • Diploma in Sanskrit (DS)
  • Diploma in Management
  • Diploma in Manuscriptology & Editing
  • Diploma in Airhostess and Aviation Hospitality (DAAH)
  • Diploma in School Management
  • Diploma in Taxation
  • Diploma in Tourism & Travel Management
  • Diploma in Yoga
  • Diploma in Accounting & Auditing
  • Diploma in French (DF)
  • Diploma in Functional Arabic
  • Diploma in German (DG)
Research / Doctoral-Level Courses
  • MPhil in Commerce
  • MPhil in Economics
  • MPhil in English
  • MPhil in History
  • MPhil in Political Science
  • MPhil in Public Administration
  • MPhil in Tamil
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Madras University IDE Study Centres

Following is a list of study centers of the University situated in India, under Distance mode:
  • Indian Institute of Professionals, Kolkata
  • Jeevan School of Computer Science, Hyderbad
  • Koras School & College, Rajahmundry
  • Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Thrissur
  • EMPI Business School, New Delhi
  • SSR College of Science & Commerce, Bangalore
  • Sacred Heart College, Cochin
  • Sri Bansidhar Aggarwal School & Junior College, Mumbai
  • MVR Degree College, Visakhapatnam
  • Prabhas Degree College, Vijayawada 
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Post Graduate Studies, East Godavari
  • Arcade Business College, Patna
  • AIRI, Mumbai
  • Aditya Institute of Technology & Management, Warangal
  • Don Bosco Degree College, Hyderbad
  • SEICOM Degree College, Tirupathi
The University hosts its Study Centers in seven other countries, namely- Bahrain, Kuwait, Srilanka, Singapore, Nepal, and United Arab Emirates.

For list of study centers in the above mentioned countries, Click Here

Madras University IDE Admission Process

For the Regular Stream, candidates with requisite educational qualification as adopted all over the country for Higher Education are admitted. For admission into the first degree course a pass in Higher Secondary / puc / Intermediate / Pre-Degree Examination or equivalent examination is the required qualification as in the case of admission of candidates to affiliated colleges.

The Open University System (OUS) introduced in 1985 is intended to provide educational opportunities to those who aspire for higher education without any basic qualification. For admission under this scheme one must have completed 18 years of age as on 1st July of the relevant year. The candidate is subjected to the Entrance Test to make sure that he/she has the required literacy level to cope up with the degree course.

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The Application must be accompanied by all the Original Certificates as stated in the Prospectus and the Registration Fee.

Madras University IDE Contact Details

University of Madras IDE Buildings
Chepauk, Chennai
Tamil Nadu, India
Pin Code: 600005
Office of the Director: +91-44-25362716
Call Centre: +91-44-25393453 / 25393454
Additional Controller of Examinations: +91-44-25392231
Examinations / Certificates: +91-44-25368496
Enquiry & Grievances: +91-44-25393347 / 25393348
Eligibility Section: 25613768
Fax: Office of the Director: +91-44-25360865
Official Website:
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
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