Updated On - March 4th 2020, Updated By - Bittu Pandey


Tamil Nadu Open University, with a view to increasing the access to higher education and improving the quality of education offered through the open and distance learning modes by coordinating such provisions in the state, the Government of Tamil Nadu established the Tamil Nadu Open University in 2002 with the motto of extending education to ‘anyone, anytime, anywhere’This University was established in 2002. It is a Public type University. The main Motto of the University isEducation for all and ever. Chancellor of the University is Governor of Tamil Nadu. This University provides Open and Distance learning Education.

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University NameTamil Nadu Open University
University TypeState
Accredited byUGC
LocationChennai, Tamil Nadu
Campus Area-
Application ModeOnline & Offline 
ChancellorBanwarilal Purohit
Vice-ChancellorM. Bhaskaran
Accommodation FacilityFor both (Boys & Girls)
How to Reach-
Founded In2002
Sports FacilitiesYes
Distance LearningYes
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Tamil Nadu Open University Chennai Admission 2020

This university is located in Tamil Nadu. This university is established by the government of Tamil Nadu in 2002 years. This is the open university provides the many courses in Undergraduate and postgraduation. If the candidate is interested in admission then can apply before the due date. Candidate can check the Eligibility Criteria for the admission on the university website. If the candidate takes the admission in undergraduate then the student must require the 12th class passed. And if the candidate takes the admission in postgraduation then the candidate must have the graduation degree from a recognized university.

This university only provides the offline mode for the registration. If the candidate takes admission in any courses like as  Post-Graduate, Diploma and PG Diploma programs then-candidate required to visit the university center. University provides the application forms at the university center. The candidate needs to pay the payment of application form in cash Rs. 100. Candidate needs to fill the application form carefully and fill up total form otherwise university declares this incomplete. If the candidate takes the admission in UG then the 12th class passed is required from a recognized university and if the candidate takes the admission in the PG course then a graduation degree is required from a recognized university.

Main Features

Tamil Nadu Open University was established in 2002 by the Tamil Nadu Government and it is the state type university. University has the language labs where the university gives learning the Foreign Languages including Chinese, English, French and German language to the students. University has a central library for all departments. Students can issue any reference books, textbooks for 15 days. If the students can not return the books within 15 days than the university takes the late charges. 

Placement in Tamil Nadu Open University Chennai

Tamil Nadu Open University is has a department that is known as the Student Welfare and Placement Cell. The responsibility of this department is to place every student in the reported company. This department provides all the information about the students to the company and all the information about the company to the students. University invites the Indian companies as well as the MNC's companies.


University provides the scholarship to the SC/ST candidate who takes the admission in regular mode as well as the distance learning mode. But university provides the scholarship only those students whose parents have less than 1 lakh income.

University Highlights

University NameTamil Nadu Open University
Criteria for the AdmissionMerit-Based Only
Registration ModeOffline
Provides the Scholarship?Yes
Counseling level University level

Contact Details:

Website:- http://www.tnou.ac.in

                 No 577, Anna Salai
                 Saidapet, Chennai - 600 015.
                 Phone: 044-24306600




Tamil Nadu Open University was established in 2002 in India.
Yes, Tamil Nadu Open University is approved by UGC.
The mode of application of the Tamil Nadu Open University is both online & offline.
TAMIL NADU OPEN UNIVERSITY  No 577, Anna Salai Saidapet, Chennai - 600 015. Phone: 044-24306600
The criteria for the scholarship provided to the students is on the basis of income, marks and percentage.

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