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Bridging The Gap in Education Through Distance Learning Centers

Education through distance mode is a boon for those who are not able to continue their regular stream of education owing to family pressure, financial burden, health issues, and other problems. 

The Madras University is a pioneer in rendering distance education courses for the students for years and has helped millions of students gain graduation and post-graduation degrees as they work or concentrate on other important things.

About The University of Madras


The University of Madras has been in existence for more than a century and has developed its institute of distance education in the year 1981. The motto of framing a distance education body is to help the learners achieve their educational goals no matter what the situation is.

Madras University distance education has completed more than 25 years of service in the field and currently offers 22 UG courses, 9 postgraduate science, five professional courses, 14 PG courses, twelve certificate courses, and sixteen diploma courses.

The Madras University Correspondence course is mediated through quality study materials in self-learning format so as to promote education beyond borders for the students. The materials are in a self-learning format and materials are also shared through a tele-education mode.

Madras University Admissions

Admissions for Madras university distance education courses are made throughout the year twice as the calendar year admissions and academic year admissions. Admissions are made through Authorized study centers and spot admission centers. 

The Institute of distance education for Madras university has more than 30 study centers in different parts of Tamil Nadu. It also has about 50 study centers in other states of India and has 11 overseas study centers as well. At present, the number of students on-roll of Madras University is about 1.5-2 lakhs.

The university also tries its best to bring in technology in rendering quality education. It makes use of Tele education and e-learning platforms to educate students located in different parts of the country and abroad. The university has all the status to be a virtual university with an excellent network. The application can also be downloaded from the official website https://www.ideunom.ac.in/ by making an online payment of INR 200.

Application process:
A student who wishes to enroll with the Madras University Correspondence course can collect the prospectus and the application form from the University, from its authorized study centers and spot admission centers, twinning program centers and even at the participating institutions. 

The cost of the prospectus is INR 100. It can also be got through speed post by sending a DD of INR 150 to the Director, University of Madras, Institute of Distance Education.

After filling up the form, the students should send the same along with their original certificates to the University address. SC and ST students, who are pursuing their studies from Madras University distance education stream are eligible for reimbursement of the entire tuition fee. 

They are also given an allowance of INR 500 to buy books and other essential material. There is an exemption of complete tuition fee for PWD candidates as well.

Step by Step illustration of the application process at IDE
After buying the application form for madras university distance education courses, detach the computer coding sheet, application form and the address slip from the prospectus.

The application form must be returned with all the original certificates along with the registration fee, INR 100 for UG, INR 150 for PG courses, INR 400 for MBA and INR 1000 for professional courses.

The original certificates that are to be sent along with the form for Madras University correspondence course are,
  • Transfer certificate from the head of the institution where the student's last studies
  • Statement of marks
  • Provisional pass certificate for admission to PG courses
  • If the certificates are in another language except for English, then authenticated translation of them in English attested by a Gazetted officer.
  • Equivalence certificates for students who studied abroad
  • One photograph on the reverse side of the computer coding sheet, address slip and on the application form.
After filling the application form, it has to be sent back to the study center or sport admission centers or directly to the Director, IDE, University of Madras, Chennai- 5.

Admission for Madras university correspondence courses at both the undergraduate and the postgraduate level are open for all Indian nationals and also for citizens of other countries after passing the qualifying exams in the relevant stream with minimum marks from the recognized board.

Check out the complete informations for for Madras university correspondence courses at https://www.shiksha.com/college/institute-of-distance-education-university-of-madras-chepauk-chennai-53696/courses 

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