TNOU Admission 2023-24 Tamil Nadu Open University Forms, Dates

TNOU Admission 2023: Tamil Nadu Open University offers various courses in different disciplines. The programs conducted by Tamil Nadu Open University are recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Distance Education Council(DEC), National Council for Teacher Education(NCTE), and Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI). The University has established a number of study centers throughout Tamil Nadu to assist the students in admission to the various programs and for coordinating their learning activities. The academic activities of the university are carried out in two admission cycles viz. calendar year cycle commencing from the month of January and the Academic year cycle commencing from the month of July.

TNOU Admission 2023 Updates

The TNOU Admission process is going to start soon. After the release of the official notification, candidates can apply for the same. 

TNOU Admission 2023 Important Dates

Release of Application Form 1st week of May 2023
Last date for the submission of the Application Form Last week of May 2023
Entrance Test 3rd week of June 2023
Interview Round Last week of June 2023
Release of Selection List Last week of June 2023
Notification to the selected candidates Last week of June 2023
Last date for the Admission 1st week of July 2023
Induction Program 2nd Week of July 2023

Last Date for Submission of Examination Application Form

Batch Without fine With Rs. 300 Fine
Academic Year Batch May 2023 May 2023
The calendar Year Batch November 2023 November 2023

Courses provided through TNOU Admission 2023

Under Graduate Program

BA in different streams Commerce
BBA: Bachelor of Business Administration Literature
Bachelor of Computer Appliance B.Sc. Psychology
BA in tourism and Travel studies B.Sc. Computer Science
Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration B.Sc. Geography
B.Sc. Mathematics

Post Graduate Program

Master of Computer Application M.A.-English
Master of Business Administration M.A.- History
MBA Shipping and logistics management M.A.- Public Administration
M.Sc. –Psychology M.A.-Political Science
M.Sc. – Counseling and Physiotherapy M.A.- Sociology
M.Sc.- Mathematics M.A.-Economics
Master of Commerce M.A.-Tourism and Travelling

Certificate Program in

  • Environmental Studies
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Computer Application
  • Rural Development
  • Teaching of English
  • NGO Management
  • Empowering Women

Vocational Diploma in

Beautician Multimedia System
DTP Operator Mobile Phone Servicing
Health Assistant Four Wheeler Mechanism
House Electrician Bakery and Confectionery
Plumbing technician Computer Hardware Servicing
Catering Technician Early Childhood Care and Education

Professional Program

  • Master of Business Administration
  • MBA Shipping and Logistics
  • MBA in Hospital Administration
  • Master of Computer Application
  • Master of Retail Management

Tamil Nadu Open University Brief Description:

University Name Tamil Nadu Open University
Type of University State University
Address 577, Anna Salai, Saidapet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600015
Official website
Affiliated by UGC
Year of Establishment 2002

Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduate Programs

  • BCA (Lateral Entry – LE): Any Diploma from a recognized polytechnic college
  • B.Sc in Apparel and Fashion Design: 10th + 12th (HSC) Equivalent or PUC or TNOU BPP or 10th + 3 Years Diploma or 11th +2
  • B.Sc. Physics/ B.Sc.Chemistry/ B.Sc.Botany/ B.Sc.Zoology: 12th Pass or Equivalent
  • B.Ed.(Special Education): Any Degree with a pass in Entrance Examination.
  • B.Ed: 10 + 2 + D.T.Ed. + Degree
  • Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA) in Drama and Theatre Studies ( 4 yrs Program): Stream 1: 10+2 or equivalent Stream 2: Minimum age of 21 BPP of TNOU or any other Open University
  • For other courses: 10th + 12th (HSC) Equivalent or PUC or TNOU BPP or 10th + 3 Years Diploma or 11th +2 Years TTC or 10th + 2 Years ITI

Postgraduate Courses

  • M.A./ M.B.A/ M.Sc.: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized university
  • M.C.A: Any 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. Students not studied maths at +2 / UG Level, need to register and pass BCM -01 subject concurrently with MCA.
  • M.Com: Graduate in Commerce/ Business Administration / Corporate Secretaryship / ACA/ AICWA / and ACS / who have studied at least 02 papers in Commerce in their degree program
  • M.Sc. Counselling & Psychotherapy: A. Bachelor’s / Master Degree in Psychology (or) B. Other Graduate Applicants who have not studied Psychology should undergo a Bridge Course in Psychology
  • M.A Comparative Literature: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized university
  • M.L.I.Sc: Bachelor of Library Science/Bachelor of Library and Information Science from any recognized University

TNOU Admission 2023 Application Process

The Application forms together with the prospectus are issued separately for the two admission cycles. The Applicants shall use the application for admission prescribed for the respective admission cycle only. Before submitting the Application form, applicants are asked to read carefully and thoroughly the application form, the OMR application form, and the instructions for filling up the application form. Before filling up the application form, check up on your eligibility regarding age, educational qualification, experience, etc. Copies of the certificates, the photo of the applicant, and the signature of the applicant should be attested by one of the following officers:

  • Group A and Group B officers of Tamil Nadu Government/ Government of India.
  • Member of Syndicate, Academic Council, and boards of studies of the Tamil Nadu Open University.
  • Teaching staff /Non Teaching staff (assistant registrar and above) of the Tamil Nadu Open University.
  • Principles of Colleges /Headmasters /Government recognized Higher Secondary or High School.
  • Coordinators of the respective Study center.

Application Fee

The application form along with the prospectus can be obtained from the following way from

  • University sale counter on payment of Rs.100-/ in cash per application.
  • Study center on payment of Rs.100-/ per application.
  • Zonal center on payment of Rs.100-/per application.
  • Deputy registrar by post on payment of Rs.150 by demand draft.

TNOU Admission 2023 Reservation Criteria

Category Reservation
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
Scheduled Caste 15%
Persons with Disabilities 3%

Fee Structure

TNOU School of Social Science

Program  Total Fee Program Total Fee
M.A- Social Work 8,800/- B.A Islamic Studies 6,150/-
Other M. A Courses 6,600/- B.Sc Psychology 9,900/-
M.Com 6,600 /- Other B. A/ B.Com 6,600 /-
M.Sc Psychology 8,800 /- B.Com (Computer Applications) 9,900/-

TNOU School of Management Studies

Program  Total Fee Program  Total Fee
MBA  20,100 /- BBA 10,650/-
MBA ( Logistics Management)  24,000/- BBA (Computer Applications) 11,700/-
MBA (Hospital Administration) Admission through PSC 1,00,300/- BBA (Marketing Management/ Retail Management) 9,900/-
MBA (Shipping and Logistics Management) Admission through PSC 60,000/- B.Sc in Catering and Hotel Administration (Off-Campus) 45,800/-

TNOU School of Humanities

Programs Fees
B.A 6,600/-
BPA in Drama and Theatre Studies 26,000/-
M.A 6,600/-
M.Phil/ Ph.D. 11,500/-

TNOU School of Science

Program Fee
B.Sc Mathematics 9,900/- (For Three Years)
B.Sc Physics/ Chemistry/ Botany/ Zoology 18,000 /- (For Three Years)(Lab Fees 3000 per year for IInd & IIIrd Year)
M.Sc Mathematics 6,600/- (For Two Years)
M.Sc Physics/ Chemistry/ Botany/ Zoology 20,000/- (For Two Years)
PG Diploma 3,300/-
Vocational Diploma 4,200/-
Certificate Program 1,300/- (For Six Months)

School of Journalism and New Media Studies

Program Fee
B.Sc (Visual Communication) 36,900/- (For Three Years)
B.Sc (Multimedia) 1,11,300/- (For Three Years)
Certificate in Community Radio Technology (CCRT) 5600/- (For Six Months)

Tamil Nadu Open University Affiliated Colleges

  • Ambal community College
  • Madras Institute of Fashion Technology
  • PSG Offshore Health Management Services
  • Indira Gandhi College of Distance Education

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