Tamilnadu Open University TNOU Admission Notification 2020


Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) announce UG PG Admission 2020

TNOU Admission 2020 – Tamil Nadu Open University invites application from eligible candidates for admission to the following Academic 2020, Programmes offered in Tamil Nadu Open University through Distance Education Mode

Master Degree Programmes
Bachelor Degree Programmes
Post-Graduate Diploma Programmes
Diploma Programmes
Vocational Diploma Programmes
Certificate Programmes

TNOU Admission 2020 Important Dates

Application Forms shall be submitted for all Programmes on or before the dates mentioned below:
Last Date for Submission of Application (Admission for Calendar Year batch) 31st December 2019
Admission for Academic Year batch 30th June 2020


Course Offered & Eligibility Criteria for TNOU Admission 2020

PG Program

Master Degree Programmes Eligibility Criteria
MBA (Hospital Administration), MBA (Shipping and Logistics Management) Bachelor Degree from any recognized university
MA in History, Public Administration, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Tamil, English, Social Work, Tourism & Travel Studies, Women’s Studies, Criminology & Criminal Justice Administration, Human Rights, Development Administration, Police Administration, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Anthropology, Gender Studies
M.Com., M.C.A., MSW Social Work
M.Sc in Computer Science; Psychology; Mathematics; Counselling and Psychotherapy; Counselling & Psychotherapy (Lateral Entry) Geography; Apparel and Fashion Designing, Physics, Chemistry, Botony, Zoology

UG Program

Bachelor Degree Programmes Eligibility Criteria
B.A. in English; English and Communication; Tamil, Functional Tamil, Urdu; History; History and Heritage Management; Tourism and Travel Studies; Economics; Business Economics; Public Administration; Political Science; Human Rights; Sociology; Social Work; Islamic Studies; Criminology & Criminal Justice Administration; B.Lit – Tamil 10th+12th (HSC) Equivalent or
PUC or
10th+ 3 Years Diploma or
11th+ 2 Years TTC or
10th + 2Years ITI or
B.Com in General; Bank Management; Corporate Secretaryship; Accounting & Finance; Computer Application;
BBA in General; Computer Applications; Marketing Management; Retail Mgt.; BCA General, Lateral Entry-LE
B.Sc in Computer Science; Mathematics; Mathematics with Computer Application; Psychology; Geography; Visual Communication; Multimedia; Apparel and Fashion Design; Apparel and Fashion Design (Lateral Entry-LE)
BSW Social Work
B.Ed. (Special Education)

Diploma and Certificate Programmes

Post Graduate Diploma Programmes
Eligibility Criteria
PG Diploma in Spoken English
Bachelor Degree from any recognized University
PG Diploma in Psychological Counselling
Bachelor’s / Master Degree in Psychology (or)
Other Graduate applicants who have not studied Psychology should undergo the Masters Preparatory Programme (MCP-BC) in Psychology


Diploma Programme
Eligibility Criteria
Diploma in Archaelogy and Epigraphy
+2 (HSC) or Equivalent or TNOU BPP (Entrance Test)
Certificate Programmes
Eligibility Criteria
Certificate in NGO Management; Community Radio Technology, Entrepreneurship Development
10th Pass or Equivalent

Vocational Diploma Programmes (Offered through Community Colleges)

Vocational Diploma Programmes
Eligibility Criteria
Vocational Diploma in Beautician, Fashion Design and Garments Making, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician, Automotive Service Technician, DTP Operator, Computer Applications, Computer Hardware Servicing, General Duty Assistant, Multi- Cuisine Cook, Mechanic (Electrical/Electronics/ Instrumentation), Acupressure Therapist, Animation, Early Childhood Care and Education (Kindergarten)
10th Pass/ 10th Fail with TNOU PPE Pass with TNOU PPS concurrently


Preparatory Programmes
Eligibility Criteria
Bachelor Preparatory Programme
Persons with 21 years of Age completed, who can speak Read & Write English & Tamil
Other Graduate applicants who have not studied Psychology should undergo the MCP – BC Programme to get admission in PG Diploma in Psychological Counselling / M.SC. Counselling & Psychotherapy


TNOU Admission 2020 Application Process

The TNOU has converted all its Admission and Examination operations and its process through online. Hence the applications for admission into any Programmes will be accepted through online mode.
Please refer TNOU website www.tnou.ac.in for online admission.
From the University Sales Counter on payment of Rs.100/- in cash per Application
From the Learner Support Centre on payment of Rs.100/- per Application
From the Regional Centres on payment of Rs.100/- per Application
From the Deputy Registrar, Material Production and Distribution Division, TNOU, 577, Anna Salai, Saidapet, Chennai– 600 015 by post on payment of Rs.150/- by demand draft issued by any nationalized or scheduled Bank drawn in favour of the “Tamil Nadu Open University” payable at Chennai.
The Application Form along with the Prospectus will be sent by ordinary post only.

Mode of Payment of Fees

For all the Programmes the fees shall be paid to the University through online. However, Demand Drafts / Challans will be accepted towards the payment of Admission fee, Registration fee and Examination fee, Provisional Certificate and Convocation fee.

For further details, the applicants are requested to check the separate Prospectus click here

Tamilnadu Open University

(Govt. of Tamil Nadu), No. 577, Anna Salai, Saidapet, Chennai-600015 (Tamil Nadu), Phone No.: 044-24306600, Email: [email protected], Website www.tnou.ac.in