Annamalai University is the largest university in Asia that offers distance learning courses. There are more than 400 study courses, which can be chosen by students. The University boasts of educated teaching staff numbering up to nearly 2500.
In 1979, the Directorate of Distance Education was established. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council has accredited Annamalai University. Students are enrolled in the various programs not only in India but also in other countries make the university a distinct university. The university has set up study centers across the state of Tamil Nadu and across the country. Students taking correspondence courses with the University can choose the most convenient location. They can pick up study materials both at the centers and directly at the university. Students can also receive teaching materials via postal services.
The course content is comprehensive and well designed. Includes interactive aids such as VCDs, audiovisual presentations, assignments, etc.
The list of correspondence courses offered by the university is long. The general structure of the programs is as follows: Undergraduate courses, BA, B.Com, B.Sc Postgraduate courses MA, M.Com, M.Sc Bachelor in Lib.Sc Bachelor in Business Administration, Master in Business Administration, Bachelor of Law, Master of Law, Master of Labor Management, Bachelor of Computer Application, Master of Computer Application, Bachelor of Education, Certificate of Hospitality Management and Postgraduate Diploma level programs in Engineering Paramedical Courses Postgraduate Diploma and certificate programs in fields related to Medicine
The eligibility criteria for different courses vary. Normally the duration of diploma and certificate programs is 1 year. Detailed course curriculum and information on the fee structure can be obtained from the University office.