Best Distance Education Universities in Tamil Nadu

Are you a distance education aspirant from Tamil Nadu? If yes, this article will be of help to you. Here, I’ve listed down some of the best distance education Universities in Tamil Nadu!

Distance Universities in Tamil Nadu

The whole point of distance education is – to help students pursue academic programs from anywhere in India. Going by this point, students from Tamil Nadu may use distance education to pursue academic programs from Universities in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Kerala or other parts of India!


But many students prefer Colleges/Institutes/Universities from their own state! Similarly, students from other states may also be interested in Universities and Colleges in Tamil Nadu!


For more details about such programs, check out this article – distance education courses in India. It is a detailed guide. You’ll be able to find list of courses and other details about distance education.


Here are some main advantages offered by distance learning programs –

  • Opportunity to study from the comfort of one’s home
  • No need to attend regular classroom lectures
  • Very flexible learning schedule
  • Availability of wide variety of courses (UG & PG)
  • Affordable fees
  • No need of additional expenses like hostel, canteen etc (which occurs in case of regular courses)
  • Many good Institutes to choose from
  • Affordable fees
  • It is very easy to access study material (online or by post)
  • Evaluation tests are hassle free
  • Opportunity to acquire advanced skills and knowledge without having to compromise with one’s job


Come, let us move to the meat of the matter – best Distance education Colleges/Universities/Institutes in Tamil Nadu. Here they are –


List of Distance Education Universities/Colleges/Institutes in Tamil Nadu

  • Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  • Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
  • Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu
  • Annamalai University, Annamalainagar
  • Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu
  • MS University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu
  • Karpagam University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
  • Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu
  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
  • Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Tamil University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
  • University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Dr Ambedkar Law University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
  • PM University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
  • Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Mother Theresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
  • St Peter’s University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram, Tamil Nadu
  • Periyar Maniammai University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
  • Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • PR Institute of Science and Technology, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
  • Vinayaka Missions University, Salem, Tamil Nadu
  • Sri CS Viswamahavidyalaya, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
  • Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu


The above mentioned list consists of Deemed Universities, Government Universities and Self Financed Institutes. Government Universities are known to charge relatively lower fees that their Private sector counterparts.


The above Universities are known to offer UG (undergraduate), PG (postgraduate) and Doctoral level academic programs. Thus, they are of help to 12th passed students, Graduates and Postgraduate candidates!


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Here are some of the popular course formats offered by these Universities –

  • Certificate programs
  • Diploma programs
  • Bachelor’s Degree programs
  • PG Diploma programs
  • Master’s Degree programs
  • PhD programs
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