Directorate of Distance Education, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
Established in 1966, Madurai Kamaraj University is a leading public university. With its ultra-modern infrastructure and relentless efforts to foster research-oriented academic culture, the university has been recognised as a ‘University with Potential for Excellence’ by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The university is equipped with a counselling cell to ensure a healthy mental constitution of a student. For its outstanding academic performance, the university has been granted Grade ‘A++’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
Constituted in 1971 as the Institute of Correspondence Course and Continuing Education, the Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) is a pre-eminent organisation for distance education. Founded with the vision to deliver educational services to the remotest parts, the directorate provides comprehensive education at diverse levels of qualification via its large network of learner support centres, academic centres, and academic training centres. The directorate has set up a panel of experienced academicians to foster a research-oriented culture on campus.
Unlike students enrolled in regular mode of education, distance learning students are detached from the interactive classroom ecosystem. To institute an element of teacher-student interaction into distance education, the Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) runs Personal Contact Programs in two different formats- online and seminar. The intent behind these contact classes is to encourage students to discuss and clarify their queries with subject experts.
The Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) at Madurai Kamaraj University is endowed with a network of learner support centres. The learner support centres capacitate the directorate to disseminate distance education to faraway regions of Tamil Nadu. Also, the proficient staff at the centres efficiently address the issues faced by the students.
The directorate offers an easy spot admission facility to anyone who wants to enroll readily in distance programs. A candidate has to apply for admission by visiting the numerous academic centres and academic training centres of the directorate. Additionally, the directorate offers admissions in two separate batches, providing students with ample flexibility to plan their studies.
In order to nurture original thinking and deep understanding amongst the students, applied learning is crucial. Therefore, the Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) conducts a stipulated number of practical classes for each course. The directorate apprises students of the timings of the classes on its official website.
For students to incorporate critical thinking and investigative skills in themselves, the Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) provides ample research guidance via its trained and experienced academicians. Under their guidance, the students can undertake complex research work for the accomplishment of their professional goals.
The students enrolled in distance education face ordeals from time to time during the course of their study. To resolve these ordeals in a timely manner, the Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) offers continuous support services to its students. The students can readily contact the concerned authorities on the mentioned contact details.
The directorate offers opportunities to the candidates to continue their studies, which they left in between due to unavoidable reasons. The students are given a chance to continue their studies right from where they have left if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Fee ( Per Annum)
|History||3,000||10 +2 in any stream or its equivalent examination from a recognised board||3 Years|
|Political Science||3,000||10 +2 in any stream or its equivalent examination from a recognised board||3 Years|
|Tamil Literature||3,000||10 +2 in any stream or its equivalent examination from a recognised board||3 Years|
|English Literature||3,000||10 +2 in any stream or its equivalent examination from a recognised board||3 Years|
|Economics||3,000||10 +2 in any stream or its equivalent examination from a recognised board||3 Years|
|Journalism & Mass Communication||3,000||10 +2 in any stream or its equivalent examination from a recognised board||3 Years|
|Public Administration||3,000||10 +2 in any stream or its equivalent examination from a recognised board||3 Years|
|Sociology||3,000||10 +2 in any stream or its equivalent examination from a recognised board||3 Years|
The Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) offers an online application process for admission in distance education programmes. To apply for admission, a candidate has to first register on the link mentioned on the website of the directorate. The candidate has to fill out the details, upload the mandatory documents, pay the application fees via the given modes of online payment, and submit the application form.
List of Documents
Scanned copies of the following documents have to be uploaded:
- Age Proof
- Transfer Certificate
- UG Provisional/Convocation Certificate (For Diploma/PG/PG Diploma Courses)
- Experience Certificate (For B.Ed. Programme, if any)
- Category Certificate (If SC/ST/OBC)
Mode of Payment
Online Mode: Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking/ UPI
Please note here that simply filling out the application form does not guarantee admission, you need to undergo every step of the admission process once you qualify.