Anna University Chennai Centre For Distance Education

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Anna University Center for Distance Education, Chennai, is working towards upgrading the traditional distance learning mode to online. To strengthen the technical professional education in India, Anna University has designed various courses which has been created keeping all in mind i.e Students, Working Professionals, Housewife. In addition to providing technical knowledge development, the courses will enable hard and soft skills development in order to meet multiple real corporate world challenges. To meet the demand of real corporate world where technical & business management professional plays a vital role in the success of any organization, Anna University has launched MBA, MCA and M.Sc degree programmes through the distance education mode from January 2007.

Anna University Distance Education Courses

Currently Anna University offers the following post graduate degree courses under distance learning mode.

1. Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Duration:  2 Years 

  • General Management
  • Technology Management
  • Financial Services Management
  • Retail Management
  • Health Services Management
  • Human Resources Management
Eligibility: Any Degree of three years of study duration and a pass in the entrance test conducted by Anna University.

2. Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility: Any degree of 3 years of study duration with Maths at HSC level or degree level and a pass in entrance test conducted by Anna University.

3. Master of Science (M.Sc)

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: B.Sc. Mathematics / Computer Science / Physics / Information Technology / Software Engineering / Applied Science / Computer Technology / Applied Science - Computer Technology /Applied Science - Information Technology / Applied Science - Computer Systems Maintenance and Networking / Electronics / B.C.A. / B.E.S. or equivalent and a pass in the entrance test conducted by Anna University.

4. M. Sc. (Computer Science – Free/Open Source Software)

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: A pass in B.C.A or B.Sc. in any branch of Science or Mathematics with atleast one paper in Mathematics OR any degree in engineering.

How To Apply

Printed Application form can be obtained in person from the Centre for Distance Education, Anna University, Chennai - 600 025 at a cost of Rs.650. Candidate can also get the form by post by sending a DD to Anna University Or can obtain an application form from any of the recognized study center. Candidates can also visit for more details.

Fee Structure

The fee for first semester for any of the course mentioned above is 18650/- & for any other subsequent semester is Rs.12500/-. Fee is payable in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favour of the "Director, Centre for Distance Education, Anna University Chennai" and payable at Chennai. For more details about the fee kindly visit official website of Anna University.

Contact Details

The Director, 
Centre for Distance Education, 
Anna University, 
Chennai – 600 025
044–22357216, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24