Annamalai University Distance MBA Admission Fee 2024

Annamalai University
Annamalai University Distance Education MBA 2024: Like many other distance education courses, Annamalai University, Tamilnadu, also offers one general & 5 other specialized MBA programs under distance education.

Annamalai University is one of Asia's largest public residential universities offers more than 500 courses through distance education.

The Directorate of Distance Education was established in 1979 at Annamalai University.

With a grand administrative setup, study centers spread across the country and quality teaching faculty, Annamalai university registers one of the largest enrollment numbers with their distance education programs.

Annamalai University Distance MBA program is aimed at building strong managerial skills in students from all walks of life.

Apart from the management programs, AU also offers a wide range of courses in Science, Arts, Medicine, Indian languages, Technology, Agriculture, Applied Psychology, Zoology, etc.

Overall there are over 50 departments of study at Annamalai University. This year Annamalai University is celebrating it's the 90th Anniversary

To offer the best in class education to students the university is well equipped with a computer and other infrastructure, adequate teaching faculty and administrative set-up of its own, study centers, computer training centers, etc.

All the programs of study offered by the Directorate of Distance Education have the approval of the Distance Education Council, New Delhi. NAAC has accredited Annamalai University with 'A' Grade.

The main objective of MBA programs is to equip working or non-working individuals with modern business management skills in order to enhance their planning and decision-making capabilities.

MBA Distance Education Courses at Annamalai University

Annamalai University is offering the following MBA courses under the distance education system.

The medium of instructions for some of the MBA courses is in English & Tamil languages. Check the below table to know the different management programs offered by Annamalai Univesity through distance education mode.

The minimum duration to complete the course is 2 years although the person can complete the course in maximum of 7 years. 

M.B.A General
M.B.A E-Business
M.B.A International Business
M.B.A Marketing Management
M.B.A Financial Management
M.B.A Hospital Management
M.B.A Information Systems


If you want to take admission or inquire about these courses, please fill out our inquiry form on this page.

Eligibility Criteria

Annamalai University distance education MBA eligibility criteria for admission is as follow -

To be eligible for the MBA courses offered by the university, the applicant must have completed the degree from any recognized university. 

The degree must be under the pattern of 10+2+3 years or 11+2+2  years or 11+1+3 years. Please note that applicants who have completed their undergraduate under 10+2+2 pattern are not eligible to apply for distance MBA programs at Annamalai University.

Admission Procedure

Below is the Annamalai University distance education MBA admission procedure -

Admission to all the distance education MBA courses offered by Annamalai University is available in 2 ways. i.e
  • Spot Admissions
  • Admission Through Post
If a candidate resides nearby the university's study center, he/she may step into the center to take admission.

For spot admissions, the candidate is required to submit a filled application form along with the scanned copy of eligibility documents.

Here are the eligibility documents you need to submit for spot admission.

1. Degree certificate.
2. 10+2 and 10th mark sheets.
3. Community certificate (OC candidates do not need to submit this)
4. Transfer/Migration certificate
5. Prescribed Fees (Check out the fees under the Fees section in this article)
6. 3 passport photos.

You have to carry the original documents and also provide the photostat copies of them.

A demand draft of the required fee in favor of "The Director, DDE, Annamalai University" is also required at the time of admissions. Candidate should also carry some passport size photograph & original documents for verification purposes.

If the applicant's place is not near any of the Study Centres, the filled-in application may be sent to the Director, Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar – 608 002 along with attested xerox copies of (i) Certificates for the eligible qualification, (ii) Transfer/ Migration Certificate and (iii) Two passport size photographs for Identity Card and Scanning Form. 

Students seeking admission through the post, need not enclose the original certificates and demand draft along with the admission application. Fee & documents are to be sent later when the student will get provisional admission card.

Fee Structure

MBA Course Name
Fee ( in INR)
MBA Financial Management
2 years
MBA Marketing  Management
2 years
MBA HR  Management
2 years
MBA Event  Management
2 years
MBA e-Business
2 years
MBA International Business
2 years
MBA General Management
2 years

The University organizes compulsory Personal Contact Programmes with a duration of four days each at different centers. Students have to attend a minimum of two Personal Contact Programmes (four days continuously for each Programme) in each academic year.

Management PG Diploma courses offered by Annamalai University

Annamalai University also some PG Diploma management and marketing programs. Here are them.

PG Diploma in Business Administration
PG Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations
PG Diploma in Marketing Management
PG Diploma in Financial Management
PG Diploma in Tourism Management
PG Diploma in Advertising
PG Diploma in Public Relation
PG Diploma in Software Marketing
PG Diploma in Foreign Trade
PG Diploma in Entrepreneurship
PG Diploma in International Business
PG Diploma in Human Resource Management
PG Diploma in Co-operative Management
PG Diploma in NGO Management

Study Centres

One of the biggest advantages of pursuing a distance education program from Annamalai Univesity is its wide network of study centers across India. 

Annamalai University has got numerous study centers in Tamil Nadu facilitating the students from even the remote parts of the states. 

The below table illustrates the number of Annamalai University study centers in different parts of the country.

Alleppey -  63
Mumbai - 12
Bengaluru - 14
Calicut - 48
Cochin - 51
Hyderabad - 13
Kolkata -  10
New Delhi - 11
Trivandrum - 22
Visakhapatnam - 42
Quilon - 62
Trichur - 58
Kottayam - 60
Kasargod - 61
Ernakulam South - 41
Cannanore - 59

The study centers provide facilities to help the students study the subjects. The study materials are available in audio, video and book formats. However, the students are not allowed to borrow or buy these materials. The students can visit the study centers with which they have enrolled and use the facilities. All the study centers are open on all days of the week from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM.  

Frequently Asked Questions 

1. What is the cost of application form for distance MBA at Annamalai University? How to obtain it?

You can get the application either on the internet or by post. If you want to receive the application form by post, you have to send the request to this address
The Director,
Annamalai University,
Annamalai Nagar - 608002.

You must also include a Demand Draft of Rs 325/- in favor of The Director, DDE, Annamalai University.

You can also download the application form from the official website of Annamalai University. You have to make an online payment of Rs 250/- to download it.

2. I have not done 10+2, but I have a direct degree. Am I eligible for distance MBA at Annamalai University?

No. Only the applicants with who have done degree under the pattern of 10+2+3 years or 11+2+2  years or 11+1+3 years are eligible. Also, please note that the institutes or universities that have awarded the undergraduate degree must be recognized by UGC.

3. Can I enroll in two different distance MBA programs simultaneously at Annamalai University?

As per the UGC guidelines, the students are not permitted to pursue two degrees at the same time. However, you can enroll in a PG diploma or diploma or a certificate course while pursuing a distance MBA from Annamalai University.

4. Does the university holds the original certificates (Degree, 10+2 and 10th) until I complete the distance MBA course?

No. The university only keeps the photostat copies of the documents. All the original certificates are immediately returned to you. They just ask you to submit them for verification purposes. Even the Transfer Certificate (TC) will be returned to you after putting a stamp on it to convey that you are admitted in the university.

5. I've already got admission into a distance MBA from Annamalai University. When will I receive the study materials?

If you are joined by spot admission at the study center, you'll get the study material immediately from the study center itself.  If you have applied by the post, you'll receive the study materials in a month or so through the post.

If you have any other queries regarding the distance MBA course from Annamalai University, fill up the Admission Enquiry form on this page.

Contact Details

Annamalai University
Annamalai Nagar - 608 002
Tamil Nadu India