Centre for Distance Education, Anna University

Chennai, Tamil Nadu


Centre for Distance Education, Anna University

Anna University is a unitary type of institution established in 1978 offering higher education in Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Applied Sciences relevant to the current and projected needs of the society. In line with the growing global trend of extending conventional university instructional mode to online, self learning and distance education methodology, Anna University had created the Centre for Distance Education. The curriculum involves E-learning teaching aids and comprehensive coursework. The university has a various study centres in and around Chennai to provide administrative services.


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CoursesFee Range
Distance MBA ₹ 31180-₹ 100000
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Distance MCA ₹ 31800
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Distance MSc ₹ 31800
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Courses Eligibility

Distance MBACandidates must have qualified the three year or four year Bachelor’s degree examination after passing 10+2 or equivalent under Indian board or foreign board or 8+4 or 9+3 under foreign board. Additionally, in some specializations, candidates seeking admission to MBA program are required to qualify in the Online Education Entrance Test (OEET) conducted by Anna University.
Distance MCAMust have completed BCA/bachelor's degree in Computer Science Engineering or equivalent degree with atleast 50% marks (45% incase of reserved category candidates) Must have passed Distance Education Entrance Test (DEET) conducted by CDE, Anna University, Chennai
Distance MScMust have completed bachelors degree after 10+2 or equivalent. The candidate should have studied Mathematics/Statistics as one of the subjects at the degree level or Mathematics at 10+2 level.

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Admission Process

The admissions process takes place in online mode. Fresh admission starts from the month of January of every year. There are direct admissions, no entrance exam is conducted for the admission process.The addmission procedure 2024 for the online course at Centre for Distance Education, Anna University is as follow:

Admission is based on Distance Education Entrance Test
Qualified Candidates will be provisionally selected for admission
Based on the rank obtained, selected process is completed
Pay the fee
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The University has established a credible educational status
UGC-DEB approved degree
Industry-aligned coursework
Highly recognised institution of the region
Institution with 200+ years of reputation

Online Study & Examination Mode

Centre for Distance Education, Anna University conducts classes and exams in No Information mode that are remotely proctored through their enhanced digital learning platform.


UGC approved courses
Curriculum at par with regular offline courses
Comprehensive self-learning material
Interactive sessions between faculty and students for online learners
E-learning study material
Synchronous interactive sessions in the form of webinars
Asynchronous mentoring hours through discussion forum

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