Available Seats: Total available seats are 1000. 100 seats per study center.
B. Ed. (Special Education) in English & Tamil Medium
Intellectual Disability or Mental Retardation
Available Seats: Total 600 (250 for Tamil & 250 for English). 40 seats will be allotted to each study center.
Aspiring students must have passed the Under Graduate degree according to 11+1+3 or 10+2+3 pattern in following areas are applicable to apply:
Tamil, Tamil literature, English, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Applied Physics, Geo-Physics, Bio-Physics, Electronics, Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Bio-Technology, Plant - Biology, Zoology, Micro-Biology, History, Geography, Applied Geography, Computer Science, Computer Application and Information Technology. T. From any recognised Government school situated in Tamil Nadu state are applicable to apply.
Those students who have obtained the Under Graduate degree without 10+2 qualification will not be applicable to apply.
Students who have obtained the Post Graduate degree i.e. integrated degree in 11+1+3 or 10+2+3 format are also applicable to apply. For example, if any student has obtained Under Graduate in Economics & Post Graduate in History will not be considered for admission.
Those students who have secured 50% marks in Post Graduate degree & also have finished the Under Graduate degree in same major subjects as that in Post Graduate but not satisfying the percentage criteria of Under Graduate are applicable to apply.
Students who have finished the teacher education program approved by NCTE via face to face method are applicable to apply.
Two years of teaching experience in various schools will be considered for admission. There may be a break in teaching but at the time of application student should be working in the school
Students with the degree in Sociology/Psychology/Philosophy/ Political Science/ Corporate Secretaryship or Business Administration are not applicable to apply.
Students with unmatched specializations in Under Graduate & Post Graduate degree are not applicable to apply. For Post Graduate degree holder marks starting 3 years of education will be considered only for admission.
At Least marks requirement for students in Under Graduate degree:
Open Competition (OC)
*Including Muslims only.
Note: 1. In service teachers associated with D. T. Ed. From any recognized Government school located in Tamil Nadu state are eligible to apply.
2. For physically disabled students a minimum pass in the Bachelor’s degree is sufficient. For other candidates, it is 50%.
Fill the downloaded application form & send it along with Demand Draft of INR 500 drawn in favor of “Tamil Nadu Open University” Payable at Chennai” to
Member Secretary, School of Special Education, (Distance Mode) Tamil Nadu Open University,
No.577, Anna Salai, Statedapet, Chennai-600015
Students can obtain the application form via the post by sending the Demand Draft of INR 550 drawn in favor of “Tamil Nadu Open University” Payable at Chennai.
Note: Students applying via post should mention they're clear postal address completely on Acknowledgement card attached with the application form.
Students can also obtain the application form by visiting the University campus or via zonal centers (study centers) by paying INR 500 as a cost of application form. The method of payment should be through Demand Draft drawn in favor of “Tamil Nadu Open University” payable at Chennai or cash.
TNOU B.Ed. Admission Procedure 2018
Priority will be given to the students with the highest qualification in same subjects as given below:
Selection of students in respective study centers will be performed on the basis of marks in Under Graduate degree & judgments made during counseling proceedings.
An entrance examination of 2 hours period will be organized for B. Ed. (Special Education). The test will be organized at Madurai, Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy & Tirunelveli.
Students with PG
Students with M. Phil.
Students with Ph. D
Students with Disability certificate possess RCI certificate
Documents needed at the time of Admission:
Counseling call letter
Community & Medical Certificate
Marks sheet of class 10th & 12th
Under Graduate & Post Graduate certificates along with marks statements
M. Phil & Ph. D marks statements (if eligible)
NCC/NSS or sports certificates as eligible.
Bifurcation of Category wise cutoff marks for Counseling:
TNOU B.Ed. Admission 2018 Reservation Criteria
Students must go via the reservation provided by TNOU before applying for B. Ed. Course.
Except for Muslims (BC-O)
Including 1% for Ex-servicemen of Tamil Nadu state & 3% for physically handicapped students.
*The article might have information for the earlier academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification allowed by the University/College