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TNOU Admission 2020-21: Check TNOU Admission, Ph.D Application Form (04 Jan), Courses, Exam Timetable, Hall Ticket

Suganya V | Updated: Jan 14, 2021, 09:56 IST

TNOU Admission 2020-21 - TNOU Admission 2020-21 has been started by Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) for Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Diploma courses under multiple disciplines. The Entrance Examination for TNOU Admission 2020-21 will be conducted by the Authority on January 18, 2021. Application forms for TNOU Admission 2020-21 will be issued through online and offline modes by the Authority. For more details and updates on TNOU Admission 2020-21, read this article.


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TNOU Admission 2020-21: Check TNOU Admission, Ph.D Application Form (04 Jan), Courses, Exam Timetable, Hall Ticket

TNOU Admission 2020-21: Check TNOU Admission, Ph.D Application Form (04 Jan), Courses, Exam Timetable, Hall Ticket

TNOU Admission 2020-21

TNOU Admission 2020-21 offers courses such as 3-year under-graduation in B.A., B.Com., B.Sc., BBA, and BCA and 2-year Master’s program in MBA, MCA, M.A., M.Com. and M.Sc., Diploma and Post-graduation Diploma courses in multiple specializations. The TNOU Admission 2020-21 for Ph.D course and the Last date for Receipt of Application was January 4, 2021. The Entrance Examination for TNOU Admission 2020-21 will be conducted by the Authority on January 18, 2021. Application forms for TNOU Admission 2020-21 will be issued through both online and offline modes by the Authority. Candidates can enroll for their preferred courses under TNOU Admission 2020-21 through the direct link provided here. Candidates have to check the eligibility criteria before enrolling under TNOU Admission 2020-21.

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TNOU Admission 2020-21 - Overview

Name of the Institute Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU)
Institute Type Private
Basic Admission Criteria Merit-Based
Application Mode Offline/Online
Last Date to Apply April 30th / October 31st (Tentative)
Counselling University level
Scholarship Yes

What are the Important Dates related to TNOU Admission 2020-21 for Ph.D ?

Particulars Dates
Last date for Receipt of Application 04 January 2021
Conduction of Entrance Examination 18 January 2021
Conduction of Interview 27 January 2021
Uploading of selection list in the TNOU Website 29 January 2021
Admission Intimation to the Candidates 29 January 2021
Last Date of Admission 09 February 2021

What are the specializations offered under courses in TNOU Admission 2020-21?

Candidates who wish to take up a course in TNOU have to know the courses to get an overview of the programme. The courses offered under TNOU  are as follows:

Undergraduate Programmes

  • B.A. History & Heritage Management
  • B.A. Urdu
  • B.A. English and Communication
  • B.A. History
  • B.A. Criminology & Criminal Justice Administration
  • B.A. History and Heritage Management
  • B.A. Tourism & Travel Studies
  • B.A. Economics
  • B.A. Business Economics
  • B.A. Public Administration
  • B.A. Political Science
  • B.A. Sociology
  • B.A. Human Rights
  • B.A. Islamic Studies
  • BSW Social Work
  • B.Com
  • B.Com (Bank Management)
  • B.Com. (Corporate Secretaryship)
  • B.Com. (Accounting & Finance)
  • B.Com. (Computer Applications)
  • BBA
  • BBA (Computer Applications)
  • BBA (Marketing Management)
  • BBA (Retail Management)
  • B.Sc Mathematics
  • B.Sc Mathematics with Computer Applications
  • B.Sc Psychology
  • B.Sc. Geography
  • B.Sc Computer Science
  • B.Sc Visual Communication
  • B.Sc Multimedia
  • BCA
  • BCA (Simultaneous Registration – SE)
  • BCA (Lateral Entry – LE)
  • B.Sc in Apparel and Fashion Design
  • B.Sc in Apparel and Fashion Design (Lateral Entry – LE)
  • Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA) in Drama and Theatre Studies ( 4 yrs Programme)
  • B.Sc. Physics
  • B.Sc.Chemistry
  • B.Sc.Botany
  • B.Sc.Zoology
  • B.Ed.(Special Education)
  • B.Ed

Postgraduate Courses

  • M.B.A
  • M.C.A
  • M.C.A (Lateral Entry – LE)
  • M.A. History
  • M.A. Public Administration
  • M.A. Sociology
  • M.A. Political Science
  • M.A. Economics
  • M.A. Tamil
  • M.A. English
  • M.A. Translation Studies
  • M.A. Linguistics
  • MSW Social Work
  • M.A. Tourism and Travel Studies
  • M.A. Women Studies
  • M.A. Criminology & Criminal Justice Administration
  • M.A. Human Rights
  • M.A. Development Administration
  • M.A. Police Administration
  • M.A. International Relations
  • M.A. Anthropology
  • M.A. Gender Studies
  • M.A. Islamic Studies
  • M.Com
  • M.Sc. Psychology
  • M.Sc. Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • M.Sc. Counselling & Psychotherapy (Lateral Entry – LE)
  • M.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Computer Science
  • M.Sc. Geography
  • M.Sc. Apparel and Fashion Design
  • M.A Comparative Literature
  • M.L.I.Sc
  • M.B.A (Logistics Management)
  • M.B.A. (Hospital Administration)
  • M.B.A (Shipping and Logistics Management)
  • M.Sc Physics
  • M.Sc Chemistry
  • M.Sc Botony
  • M.Sc. Zoology

What are the TNOU Admission 2020-21 fees?

TNOU School of Social Science

Programme  Duration  Fee
M. A Sociology 2 Years Rs.6,600/- (For Two Years)
M.A- Social Work 2 Years Rs.8,800/- (For Two Years)
M.A Anthropology   2 Years Rs.6,600 /- (For Two Years)
M.A Gender Studies   2 Years Rs.6,600 /- (For Two Years)
M.A Islamic Studies   2 Years Rs.6,600 /- (For Two Years)
M.Com   2 Years Rs.6,600 /- (For Two Years)
M.Sc Psychology   2 Years Rs.8,800 /- (For Two Years)
M.Sc Counselling and Psychotherapy * Through PSCs   2 Years Rs.19,000 /- (For Two Years)
M.Sc Counselling and Psychotherapy (Lateral Entry)   2 Years Rs.9,500 /- (For Two Years)
B. A Sociology 3 Years Rs.6,600 /- (For Three Years)
B.A Social Work 3 Years 6,600/-  (For Three Years)
B.A Islamic Studies 3 Years 6,150/- (For Three Years)
B.Sc Psychology 3 Years 9,900/- (For Three Years)
B.Com 3 Years 6,600/- (For Three Years)
B.Com (Bank Management) 3 Years 6,600/- (For Three Years)
B.Com (Corporate Secretaryship) 3 Years 6,600/- (For Three Years)
B.Com (Accounting and Finance) 3 Years 6,600/- (For Three Years)
B.Com (Computer Applications) 3 Years 9,900/- (For Three Years)
P.G Diploma in Psychological Counselling   1 Year 9,900/- (For One Year)
P.G Diploma in Guidance & Counselling 1 Year 5,300/- (For One Year)
P.G Diploma in Gerontology 1 Year 2,550/- (For One Year)
P.G Diploma in Child Rights and Child Protection 1 Year 2,550/- (For One Year)
P.G Diploma in Social Welfare Administration 1 Year 2,500/- (For One Year)
P.G Diploma in School Counseling 1 Year 5,000/- (For One Year)

TNOU School of Management Studies

Programme Duration Fee
 MBA  2 Years Rs.20,100 /- (For 2 Years)
 MBA ( Logistics Management) 2 Years Rs.24,000/- (For 2 Years)
 MBA (Hospital Administration) Admission through PSC 2 Years Rs.1,00,300/- (For 2 Years)
 MBA (Shipping and Logistics Management) Admission through PSC 2 Years Rs.60,000/- (For 2 Years)
 BBA  3 Years Rs.10,650/- (For 3 Years)
 BBA (Computer Applications)  3 Years Rs.11,700/- (For 3 Years)
 BBA (Marketing Management)  3 Years Rs.9,900/- (For 3 Years)
 BBA (Retail Management)  3 Years Rs.9,900/- (For 3 Years)
 Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management 1 Year Rs.6,000/- (For 1 Year)
 Post Graduate Diploma in Export Marketing 1 Year Rs.15,300/- (For 1 Year)
 Diploma in Management 1 Year Rs.5,280/- (For 1 Year)
 Diploma in Retail Management 1 Year Rs.3,190/- (For 1 Year)
 Diploma in Food Production (Off – Campus) 1 Year Rs.25,300/- (For 1 Year)
 Diploma in Food & Beverage Service (Off – Campus) 1 Year Rs.15,300/- (For 1 Year)
 Diploma in Bakery & Confectionary (Off Campus) 1 Year Rs.25,300/- (For 1 Year)
 Diploma in Customs Clearance and Forwarding 1 Year Rs.6,750/- (For 1 Year)
 B.Sc in Catering and Hotel Administration (Off – Campus) 3 years Rs.45,800/- (For Ist Year)
 Certificate in NGO Management 6 Months Rs.1,500/-  (For 6 Months)
 Certificate in Customs Clearance Procedure and Practices 6 Months Rs.3,600/- (For 6 Months)
 Certificate in Liner Shipping and Freight Forwarding 6 Months Rs.3,600/- (For 6 Months)

TNOU School of Education

Programme Fees
B.Ed Rs. 50,000 / –
Vocational Diploma Early Childhood Care and Education Rs. 7200/-
Post Graduate Diploma in Teacher and Educational Management Rs. 5500/-
For all certificate programmes Rs. 1500/-

TNOU School of Humanities

Programmes Duration Fees in Rs.
B.A English 3 Years 6,600/- (For Three Years)
B.A English and Communication 3 Years 6,600/- (For Three Years)
B.A Urdu 3 Years 6,600/- (For Three Years)
BPA in Drama and Theatre Studies 4 Years 26,000/- (For Four Years)
M.A English 2 Years 6,600/-(For Two Years)
M. A Comparative Literature 2 Years 6,600/- (For Two Years)
M.A Linguistics 2 Years 6,600/- (For Two Years)
M.A Translation Studies 2 Years 6,600/- (For Two Years)
Post Graduate Diploma in Spoken English (PGDSE ) 1 Year 3,300/-(For One Year)
Diploma in English Language Skills 1 Year 3,800/-(For One Year)
Diploma in Television Acting (DTA) 1 Year 15,800 /-(For One Year)
Diploma in Drama and Theatre Acting 1 Year 10,500 /-(For One Year)
Diploma in Film Acting 1 Year 21,000/- (For 1 Year)
Certificate of Proficiency in English 3 Months 1,000/- (For 3 Months)
Certificate in Voice Acting 6 Months 1,200/- (For 6 Months)
Certificate in Mine Acting 6 Months 1,200/- (For 6 Months)
Certificate in Theatre Studies 6 Months 1,200/- (For 6 Months)
Certificate in Traditional Acting 6 Months 1,200/- (For 6 Months)
Certificate in Dance Drama 6 Months 1,200/- (For 6 Months)
Certificate in Film Appreciation 6 Months 1,200/- (For 6 Months)
Certificate in Screenplay Writing 6 Months 1,200/- (For 6 Months)
Certificate in Film Studies 6 Months 1,200/- (For 6 Months)
M.Phil in English 1 Year for F/T & 2 Years for P/T 11,500/-
Ph.D in English 3 Years for F/T & 4 Years for P/T 11,500/-
Ph.D in Flim / Theatre Studies 3 Years for F/T & 4 Years for P/T 11,500/-

TNOU School of Continuing Education

Programmes Duration Fees
B.A English 3 Years 6,600/- (For Three Years)
B.A English and Communication 3 Years 6,600/- (For Three Years)
B.A Urdu 3 Years 6,600/- (For Three Years)
BPA in Drama and Theatre Studies 4 Years 26,000/- (For Four Years)
M.A English 2 Years 6,600/-(For Two Years)
M. A Comparative Literature 2 Years 6,600/- (For Two Years)
M.A Linguistics 2 Years 6,600/- (For Two Years)
M.A Translation Studies 2 Years 6,600/- (For Two Years)
Post Graduate Diploma in Spoken English (PGDSE ) 1 Year 3,300/-(For One Year)
Diploma in English Language Skills 1 Year 3,800/-(For One Year)
Diploma in Television Acting (DTA) 1 Year 15,800 /-(For One Year)
Diploma in Drama and Theatre Acting 1 Year 10,500 /-(For One Year)
Diploma in Film Acting 1 Year 21,000/- (For 1 Year)
Certificate of Proficiency in English 3 Months   1,000/- (For 3 Months)
Certificate in Voice Acting 6 Months 1,200/- (For 6 Months)
Certificate in Mine Acting 6 Months 1,200/- (For 6 Months)
Certificate in Theatre Studies 6 Months 1,200/- (For 6 Months)
Certificate in Traditional Acting 6 Months   1,200/- (For 6 Months)
Certificate in Dance Drama 6 Months 1,200/- (For 6 Months)
Certificate in Film Appreciation 6 Months 1,200/- (For 6 Months)
Certificate in Screenplay Writing 6 Months 1,200/- (For 6 Months)
Certificate in Film Studies 6 Months 1,200/- (For 6 Months)
M.Phil in English 1 Year for F/T & 2 Years for P/T 11,500/- 
Ph.D in English 3 Years for F/T & 4 Years for P/T 11,500/- 
Ph.D in Film / Theatre Studies 3 Years for F/T & 4 Years for P/T 11,500/-

TNOU School of Continuing Education

Programme Duration Fee in Rs.
B.A Economics 3 Years 6,600 /- (For 3 Years)
B.A Business Economics 3 Years 6,600 /- (For 3 Years)
B.Sc. Apparel and Fashion Design 3 Years 24,600/- (For 3 Years)
M.A. Economics 2 Years 6,600/- (For 2 Years)
M.Sc. Apparel and Fashion Design 2 Years 21,800/- (For 2 Years)
Vocational Diploma in Agricultural Marketing and  Management 1 Year 4,200/- (For 1 Year)
  Vocational Diploma in Bio Fertilizer and Bio Control Agents Production Technology 1 Year 4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
Vocational Diploma in Commercial Cultivation of Flowers 1 Year 4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
Vocational Diploma in Integrated  Farming Systems 1 Year 4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
Vocational Diploma in Mushroom Production 1 Year 4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
Vocational Diploma in Nursery Techniques 1 Year 4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
Vocational Diploma in Organic Farming 1 Year 4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
Vocational Diploma in Kitchen and Terrace Garden Management 1 Year 4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
Vocational Diploma in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Production Technology 1 Year 4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
Vocational Diploma in Seed Production of  Agricultural Crops and Supply Chain Management 1 Year 4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
Vocational Diploma in Welding Technology 1 Year 4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
Vocational Diploma in Industrial Fitter 1 Year 4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
Vocational Diploma in Design Thinking 1 Year 7,200 /- (For 1 Year)
Vocational Diploma in Beautician 1 Year 7,200 /- (For 1 Year)
Vocational Diploma in Fashion Design and  Garments Making 1 Year 4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
Vocational Diploma in Refrigeration and Air  Conditioning Technician 1 Year 4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
Vocational Diploma in Automotive Service  Technician 1 Year 4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
Vocational Diploma in Plumbing 1 Year 4,200 /- (For 1 Year)
Vocational Diploma in Fashion Boutique Designer 1 Year 7,200 /- (For 1 Year)
Vocational Diploma in Fire Safety 1 Year 10,000 /- (For 1 Year)
Vocational Diploma in Industrial Safety 1 Year 10,000 /- (For 1 Year)
Certificate in Yoga For Human Excellence 6 Months 550/- (For 6 Months)

TNOU School of Science

Programme Duration Fee in Rs.
B.Sc Mathematics 3 Years 9,900/- (For Three Years)
B.Sc Mathematics (with Computer Applications) 3 Years 9,900/- (For Three Years)
B.Sc Physics 3 Years 18,000 /- (For Three Years)(Lab Fees 3000 per year for IInd & IIIrd Year)
B.Sc Chemistry 3 Years 18,000 /- (For Three Years)(Lab Fees 3000 per year for IInd & IIIrd Year)
B.Sc Botany 3 Years 18,000 /- (For Three Years)(Lab Fees 3000 per year for IInd & IIIrd Year)
B.Sc Zoology 3 Years 18,000 /- (For Three Years)(Lab Fees 3000 per year for IInd & IIIrd Year)
M.Sc Mathematics 2 Years 6,600/- (For Two Years)
M.Sc Zoology  2 Years 20,000/- (For Two Years)
M.Sc Botany 2 Years 20,000/- (For Two Years)
M.Sc Chemistry 2 Years 20,000/- (For Two Years)
M.Sc Physics 2 Years 20,000/- (For Two Years)
PG Diploma  in Mathematics 1 Year 3,300/- (For One Year)
PG Diploma  in Applied Mathematics 1 Year 3,300/- (For One Year)
Vocational Diploma in General Duty Assistant 1 Year 7,200/- (For One Year)
Vocational Diploma in Multi Cuisine Cook 1 Year 4,200/- (For One Year)
Vocational Diploma in Mechanic (Electrical / Electronics / Instrumentation) 1 Year 4,200/- (For One Year)
Vocational Diploma in TV Repair Technician 1 Year 4,200/- (For One Year)
Vocational Diploma in Smart Phones Repair Technician 1 Year 4,200/- (For One Year)
Vocational Diploma in Acupressure Therapist 1 Year 8,800/- (For One Year)
Certificate Programme in Climate Change 6 Months 1,300/- (For Six Months)
Certificate Programme in Aqua Culture 6 Months 1,300/- (For Six Months)

School of Computer Science

Programme Duration Fee
 B.Sc Mathematics 3 Years  9,900/- (For Three Years)
 B.Sc Mathematics (with Computer Applications) 3 Years  9,900/- (For Three Years)
B.Sc Physics 3 Years 18,000 /- (For Three Years)
(Lab Fees 3000 per year for IInd & IIIrd Year)
B.Sc Chemistry 3 Years 18,000 /- (For Three Years)
(Lab Fees 3000 per year for IInd & IIIrd Year)
B.Sc Botany 3 Years 18,000 /- (For Three Years)
(Lab Fees 3000 per year for IInd & IIIrd Year)
B.Sc Zoology 3 Years 18,000 /- (For Three Years)
(Lab Fees 3000 per year for IInd & IIIrd Year)
 M.Sc Mathematics 2 Years  6,600/- (For Two Years)
 M.Sc Zoology  2 Years  20,000/- (For Two Years)
 M.Sc Botany 2 Years 20,000/- (For Two Years)
 M.Sc Chemistry 2 Years 20,000/- (For Two Years)
 M.Sc Physics 2 Years 20,000/- (For Two Years)
 PG Diploma  in Mathematics 1 Year  3,300/- (For One Year)
 PG Diploma  in Applied Mathematics 1 Year  3,300/- (For One Year)
 Vocational Diploma in General Duty Assistant 1 Year 7,200/- (For One Year)
 Vocational Diploma in Multi Cuisine Cook 1 Year 4,200/- (For One Year)
 Vocational Diploma in Mechanic (Electrical / Electronics / Instrumentation) 1 Year 4,200/- (For One Year)
 Vocational Diploma in TV Repair Technician 1 Year 4,200/- (For One Year)
 Vocational Diploma in Smart Phones Repair Technician 1 Year 4,200/- (For One Year)
 Vocational Diploma in Acupressure Therapist 1 Year 8,800/- (For One Year)
 Certificate Programme in Climate Change 6 Months 1,300/- (For Six Months)
 Certificate Programme in Aqua Culture 6 Months 1,300/- (For Six Months)

TNOU 2020 School of Tamil and Cultural Studies

Programme Duration Fee in Rs.
 M.A. Tamil 2 Years  6,600/- (For Two Years)
 B.A.Tamil 3 Years  6,600/- (For Three Years)
 B.A. Functional Tamil 3 Years  6,600/- (For Three Years)
 B.Lit 3 Years  6,600/- (For Three Years)
 PG Diploma Tamil Research Methodology 1 Year  2000/- (For One Year)
 Diploma in Media Art 1 Year 1,980/- (For One Year)
 Diploma in Theatre Arts 1 Year 5,000/- (For One Year)

TNOU School of Journalism and New Media Studies

Programme Duration Fee in Rs.
  B.Sc (Visual Communication) 3 Years   36,900/- (For Three Years)
  B.Sc (Multimedia) 3 Years   1,11,300/- (For Three Years)
  Certificate in Community Radio Technology (CCRT) 6 Months   5600/- (For Six Months)

TNOU School of Politics and Public Administration

Programmes Duration Fees in Rs.
 B.A Political Science 3 Years 6,600/- (For 3 Years)
B.A Public Administration  3 Years 6,600/- (For 3 Years)
B.A Human Rights 3 Years 6,600/- (For 3 Years)
B.Sc Geography 3 Years  6,600/- (For 3 Years)
M.A  Political Science  2 Years 6,600/- (For 2 Years)
M.A Public Administration  2 Years  6,600/- (For 2 Years)
M.A International Relations  2 Years   6,600/- (For 2 Years)
 M.A Development Administration 2 Years   6,600/- (For 2 Years)
 M.A Police Administration   2 Years  6,600/- (For 2 Years)
 M.A Human Rights  2 Years  6,600/- (For 2 Years)
 M.Sc Geography 2 Years 6,600/- (For 2 Years)

TNOU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration

Programmes Duration Fees in Rs.
B.A Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration 3 Years 6,600/- (For 3 Years)
M.A Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration 2 Years 6,600/- (For 2 Years)

TNOU School of History and Tourism Studies

Programme Duration Fee in Rs.
 B.A History 3 Years  6,600/- (For Three Years)
 B.A History and Heritage Management 3 Years  6,600/- (For Three Years)
 B.A Tourism and Travel Studies 3 Years  7,500/- (For Three Years)
 M.A History 2 Years  6,600/- (For Two Years)
 M.A Tourism and Travel Studies 2 Years  6,600/-(For Two Years)
 M.A Women Studies 2 Years  6,600/- (For Two Years)
 Diploma in Archaeology and Epigraphy 1 Year  5,600/- (For 1 Year)
 Diploma in Museology and Conservation 1 Year  5,600/- (For 1 Year)
Diploma in Wild Life Tourism 1 Year  7,500/- (For 1 Year) 

TNOU School of Special Education and Rehabilitation

  • B.Ed. in Special Education [VI / HI / MR (ID)] Programme Fee is Rs.30,300/-

Who is Eligible to fill in the TNOU Admission 2020-21 ?

Candidates can check the minimum eligibility criteria for the TNOU Admission. Only candidates who fulfil the criteria for TNOU  Admission will be called on for final admission. Candidates have to both through the criteria before applying for the TNOU .

Undergraduate Programmes

Courses Eligibility
B.A. History & Heritage Management
B.A. Urdu
B.A. English and Communication
B.A. History
B.A. Criminology & Criminal Justice Administration
B.A. History and Heritage Management
B.A. Tourism & Travel Studies
B.A. Economics
B.A. Business Economics
B.A. Public Administration
B.A. Political Science
B.A. Sociology
B.A. Human Rights
B.A. Islamic Studies
BSW Social Work
B.Com
B.Com (Bank Management)
B.Com. (Corporate Secretaryship)
B.Com. (Accounting & Finance)
B.Com. (Computer Applications)
BBA
BBA (Computer Applications)
BBA (Marketing Management)
BBA (Retail Management)
B.Sc Mathematics
B.Sc Mathematics with Computer Applications
B.Sc PsychologyB.Sc. Geography
B.Sc Computer Science
B.Sc Visual Communication
B.Sc Multimedia
BCA


















10th + 12th (HSC) Equivalent or PUC or TNOU BPP or 10th + 3 Years Diploma or 11th +2 Years TTC or 10th + 2 Years ITI
BCA (Simultaneous Registration – SE) Current year students registered under lateral entry scheme for diploma in information technology and Diploma in Computer Engineering in Recognised Polytechnic Colleges
BCA (Lateral Entry – LE) Any Diploma from recognised polytechnic college
B.Sc in Apparel and Fashion Design 10th + 12th (HSC) Equivalent or PUC or TNOU BPP or 10th + 3 Years Diploma or 11th +2 
B.Sc in Apparel and Fashion Design (Lateral Entry – LE) Years TTC or 10th + 2 Years ITI
Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA) in Drama and Theatre Studies ( 4 yrs Programme) Stream 1: 10+2 or equivalent Stream 2: Minimum age of 21 BPP of TNOU or any other Open University
B.Sc. Physics
B.Sc.Chemistry
B.Sc.Botany
B.Sc.Zoology


12th Pass or Equivalent
B.Ed.(Special Education) Any Degree with pass in Entrance Examination. 
B.Ed 10 + 2 + D.T.Ed. + Degree

Postgraduate Courses

Courses Eligibility
M.B.A Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized university
M.C.A Eligibility for M.C.A. Programme : Any Bachelor’s Degree with a duration of minimum of 3 (three) years from a recognized university with Mathematics as one of the subjects at +2 level or UG level. Students not studied maths at +2 / UG Level, need to register and pass BCM -01 subject concurrently with MCA.
M.C.A (Lateral Entry – LE)  Bachelor’s Degree with PGDCA / Equivalent with Degree / (or) B.Sc., Computer Science / (or) BCA / (or) BE/ B.Tech Computer Science / Computer Engineering from any recognized University.
M.A. History
M.A. Public Administration
M.A. Sociology
M.A. Political Science
M.A. Economics

Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized university
M.A. Tamil Bachelor’s Degree with Tamil Under Part – I from any recognized university
M.A. Islamic Studies  Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized university with Arabic fluency 
M.A. Translation Studies
M.A. Linguistics
MSW Social Work
M.A. Tourism and Travel Studies
M.A. Women Studies
M.A. Criminology & Criminal Justice Administration
M.A. Human Rights
M.A. Development AdministrationM.A. Police Administration
M.A. International Relations
M.A. Anthropology
M.A. Gender Studies
M.A. English






Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized university
M.Com Graduate in Commerce/ Business Administration / Corporate Secretaryship / ACA/ AICWA / and ACS / who have studied at least 02 papers in Commerce in their degree programme
M.Sc. Psychology Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized university.
M.Sc. Counselling & Psychotherapy A. Bachelor’s / Master Degree in Psychology (or) B. Other Graduate Applicants who have not studied Psychology should undergo a Bridge Course in Psychology
M.Sc. Counselling & Psychotherapy (Lateral Entry – LE) Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling from TNOU
M.Sc. Mathematics B.Sc in Mathematics from any recognized university 
M.Sc. Computer Science B.Sc. (CS) / BCA/ B.Sc. (CT) / B.Sc.(IT) / B.Sc. Information Sciences/ B.Sc. Information Systems/ B.Sc. Software Systems/ B.Sc. Software Sciences/ B.Sc. Applied Sciences (Computer Science)/ Computer Technology/ B.E./B.Tech. (CS/IT)/ and hitherto equivalent degrees.
M.Sc. Geography Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized university
M.Sc. Apparel and Fashion Design Bachelor’s Degree in Apparel and Fashion Design / Costume Designing and Fashion/ Apparel Designing / Textile Designing from any recognized university 
M.A Comparative Literature Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized university
M.L.I.Sc Bachelor of Library Science/Bachelor of Library and Information Science from any recognized University
M.B.A (Logistics Management) Any Degree from any recognised University
M.B.A. (Hospital Administration) Any Degree from any recognised University
M.B.A (Shipping and Logistics Management) Any Degree from any recognised University
M.Sc Physics B.Sc Degree in Physics, Branch –III Physics Main/ B.Sc Electronics/ any B.Sc Degree with Specialization with Applied Physics/ Electronics/ Nuclear Physics / NanoPhysics of any University accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent
M.Sc Chemistry B.Sc General Chemistry/ BioChemistry/Industrial Chemistry as the main subject in Part –III with Physics/ Maths/Botany/ Zoology as one of the allied papers of any affiliated Institution/University accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent
M.Sc Botany B.Sc Botany /Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology Degree with Chemistry or Zoology as ancillary of any affiliated Institution/ University accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent
M.Sc. Zoology B.Sc Zoology/ Animal Science/ Microbiology/ BioChemistry/ Biotechnology Degree as the main subject in Part – III of any affiliated Institution/ University accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent

TNOU Admission 2021 - FAQ

1. How can candidates pay the application fees for TNOU Admission?

The application fees for TNOU Admission can be paid by online mode such as Debit Card/Credit Card, Net Banking or by offline mode through DD.

2. How can candidates obtain the offline application form for TNOU Admission?

Candidates can obtain the offline application form for TNOU Admission by visiting the campus in person.

3. What courses are offered in TNOU?

TNOU offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate, PG Diploma and Certificate Programmes, Doctoral programmes.

4. How to pay the application fees by offline mode?

The application fees by offline mode can be paid by sending a Demand Draft for Rs. 500/- (Application cost) along with filled-in application form drawn in favour of ‘Tamil Nadu Open University’ payable at Chennai.

5. When will the selection list of Ph.D candidates be uploaded in the website by TNOU?

The selection list of Ph.D candidates will be uploaded in the website by TNOU on January 29, 2021.


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