TNOU (Tamil Nadu Open University) Post Graduate Admission 2018

Last Updated - April 02 2018

Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) has provideed PG course in various specializations especially for students belongs to Tamil Nadu & Puducherry. MBA Programme in the online method in IT Enables Financial Services is also provideed by TNOU in collaboration with Global Talent Track Pvt. Ltd, Pune.

Official Website of Tamil Nadu Open University

The University’s activities regarding admission have been divided into two sessions Calendar year & the Academic one i.e. commencing in January & July respectively. Learning Material offered by the university whether it is in print or electronic medium is easy to understand. TNOU University has founded Learning Resource Centres (LRC), Psychotherapy Centres & Programme Study Centres (PSC) to deliver education to their students. TNOU strives to impart quality education to students via distance method in different specializations under different departments/schools.

  • School of Science [SOS]
  • School of Education [SOE]
  • School of Humanities [SOH]
  • School of Criminology and Criminal Justice [SOCCJ)
  • School of Tamil and Cultural Studies [SOTCS]
  • School of History and Tourism Studies [SOHTS]
  • School of Social Sciences [SOSS]
  • School of Journalism and New Media Studies [SOJNMS]
  • School of Politics and Public Administration [SOPPA]
  • School of Continuing Education [SOCE]
  • School of Computer Science [SOCS]

TNOU also provides industry-specific management programmes via distance mode. University provides one general MBA & two sectional programmes in management.


    31st Oct 2018

  • Method of Application


Important Dates of TNOU (Tamil Nadu Open University) Post Graduate Admission 2018

MA, M.Com & M.Sc
Last date of Application (Calendar Year)30th Apr 2018
Last date of fee submission (Calendar Year)30th Jun 2018
Last date of Application (Academic Year)31st Oct 2018
Last date of fee submission (Academic Year)31st Dec, 2018

Eligibility Criteria for M.A/M.Com and M.Sc Courses

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Psychology)

Students looking for admission must have passed bachelor’s degree from any recognised university.

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Mathematics)

Students must have passed B.Sc. in Mathematics from any recognised University.

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Geography)

Students looking for admission must have passed bachelor’s degree from any recognised university.

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Computer Science)

  • Students with B.E/B. Tech, (CS/IT)/ and equivalent are applicable to apply.
  • Students must have passed B.Sc. Computer Science / B.C.A. /B.Sc. Computer Technology / B.Sc. Information Technology / B. Sc Applied Sciences (Computer Science/Computer Technology are applicable to apply.
Sc Information Systems/ B.Sc. Software Systems/ B. Sc Software Sciences / B. Sc Information Sciences/ B.

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Counseling & Psychotherapy)

  • Students must have the Bachelor’s / Master Degree in Psychology.
  • Students who have not studied English in their graduation have to undergo a bridge course in Psychology.

Counseling & Physiotherapy (Lateral Entry)

Students must have passed post-Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counseling from TNOU will be applicable to apply.


Students looking for admission must have passed bachelor’s degree from any recognised university.

Master of Computer Applications (MCA) Lateral Entry:

Students must have passed Bachelor’s Degree with PGDCA or equivalent along with B.Sc., Computer Science / BCA / B.E / B. Tech Computer Science / Computer Engineering from any recognised University.



HistoryHuman Rights
Public AdministrationGender Studies
Political ScienceDevelopment Administration
EnglishPolice Administration
Criminology & Criminal Justice AdministrationInternational Relations
Social WorkTravel & Tourism Studies
Women Studies 

Students looking for admission must have passed bachelor’s degree from any recognised university.

Master of Arts [MA] (Economics)

Students must have passed Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities/ Social Sciences/ Business Studies/ Commerce from any recognised University.

Master of Arts [MA] (Islamic Studies)

Students looking for admission must have passed bachelor’s degree with Arabic fluency from any recognised university.

Master of Arts [MA] (Tamil)

Students looking for admission must have passed bachelor’s degree with Tamil part I from any recognised university.


  • Students must be a graduate in Commerce/ Business Administration/- Corporate Secretary ship/ACA/ AICWA/ and ACS.
  • Those students are applicable who have studied minimum 02 papers in Commerce during their degree programme
TNOU Prospectus 2016

Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Logistics & Shipping Management) & Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Hospital Administration)

Eligibility: Graduate degree in any branch is sufficient to get admission in TNOU MBA course. In case you have finished your graduation after polytechnic (Diploma after 10th of 10+2), you are also applicable to apply. There are no age criteria for distance MBA.

How to Apply for M.A/M.Com and M.Sc Courses

MA, M.Com & M.Sc

Students can apply for any of the session January or July according to their interest. The fee needs to be paid in the University only.

  • Students can remit the fee in any State Bank or Indian Bank discipline by using the photocopy of the fee remittance challan enclosed with the prospectus. A student needs to enclose the TNOU copy of the challan with application form & send it to the University’s address or to the respective study centre.
  • They have to fill the separate application with respect to Calendar or Academic session. Students can obtain the application form from The respective bank will keep the bank copy of challan & return the TNOU & student copy of the challan to the student.
    • From study or Zonal centres on payment of INR 100 as cash.
    • Students can also obtain the Application form via the post by sending a Demand Draft of INR 150 drawn in favour of “ Tamil Nadu Open University” payable at Chennai alloted by any nationalized or scheduled bank to
    • University’s sales counters on payment of INR 100 as cash.

    The Deputy Registrar

    MPDD TNOU, 577, Anna Salai,

    Started pet, Chennai– 600 015

    Note: Application form along with the prospectus will be sent only via ordinary post from the University.

    • Before filling the application form students are advised to go via the OMR application form’s instructions first.
    • Students must fill the application form & pay the requisite amount of fee in community college only with respect to the programme applied.

    Admission Procedure for M.A/M.Com and M.Sc Courses

    • After obtaining the application form at the desired study centre, authorities shall issue the acknowledgement card to the student & the Zonal centres will send the documents after scrutiny to the Admission wing of the university. University will first confirm the information offered by the student & will issue the ID card.
    • TNOU has founded a fixed number of study centres within Tamil Nadu state to assist students for whole admission process & learning activities.
    • Study material for all courses has been offered by the study centres after generation enrollment number for the student.

      Differently -abled students studying a Programme at the University are applicable for tuition fee concession. The aspirant shall apply in the prescribed application Form, for admission along with the challans for INR 300/- enclosing a copy of the disability certificate.

      For problem regarding dispatch of study material or any other issue you may contact to:
    • To coordinate the activities among Study centres & University, separate zonal centres also have been founded. Important information need to be furnished from aspirant’s side are:

      1. Participant’s Savings Bank Account No.
      2. Name of the Bank & Discipline

      Scholarship form with all details needs to be sent to the Director, SSSD, TNOU.

      Note: Initially, you have to pay the tuition fee after due scrutiny the applications for scholarships will be forwarded to the respective Government Departments for sanction of the scholarships. These zonal centres act as a link between the two.
    • If a student has not opted for any study centre then the university will allow the nearest location to the student according to his/her address.
    Check Fee Structure for M.A/M.Com & M.Sc Courses

    The Deputy Registrar

    Material Production & Distribution Division

    TNOU, 577 Anna Salai, Statedapet Chennai 600 015

    Scholarship Details:

    SC/ST students, if not employed in any organization/firm or institute but seeking to pursue distance education especially in formal branches are applicable for reimbursement of the non-refundable fees offered the annual income of their parents does not exceed INR 1,00,000/.

    These students can obtain the scholarship form from the Offices of Adi Dravidar/Tribal Welfare Department of TNOU.

    *The article might have information for the earlier academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification alloted by the University/College

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