An Open University is a university imparting education to people who cannot physically attend the regular course in any educational institution.
Annamalai is one such Open University. It is the largest university in Asia.
Annamalai University recognised by University Grants Commission, New Delhi. Annamalai university is located in Tamil Nadu.There are 49 departments of study and the strength of faculty members is more than 2500.
The world-renowned university imparts education in varied fields of study. Normal mainstream programs in Arts, Science and Commerce are conducted at undergraduate, post and Doctoral levels.
Open University system of Annamalai University makes this university a highly revered centre for learning. This system of education allows the large number of people to have access to quality education. The OUS offers courses at all the levels of study-undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD. It is ideal for people who cannot spare time for attending the regular classes but wish to advance their education. This gives them an opportunity to do justice to their jobs and also make them selves intellectually enlightened.The following are the undergraduate degree level program under the OUS< br/>
- Bachelors of Arts B.A.
- Bachelors of Science B.Sc
- Bachelor of Commerce B.Com,
- Bachelor in Literature BLit
- Bachelors in Business Administration MBA
- Bachelors in Library Science B.Lib Sc
- Bachelors in Law LL.B
The duration of all the above programs is 3 years.Eligibility
A candidate must be HSC pass
A pre university qualified
Qualified 2nd year foundation
And the person should not be more than 30 years of age for an undergraduate program.
The lateral entry is allowed in to the normal courses in Arts, Science, commerce and BBA.The lateral entry is when the student is allowed in the 2nd or the 3rd year of a degree course directly .The eligibility condition to the direct entry is that the student must have passed one or two years of study from a recognised body in the same discipline.Postgraduate program under the OUS
- Masters in Arts MA
- Master in Commerce M.com
- Master in Science M.Sc
- Master in Business Management
- Master in Library Science
- Master in Labour Management, MLM
- Master in Social Work
A student must be a graduate in any discipline from any recognised university.
Lateral Entry is allowed for MA, MSc and M com programs. Attendance
Practicals are conducted at the contact center for B.Sc and MSc courses and 80 % of attendance is mandatory for the students. Failing o do so the student is barred from appearing in the exam.Certificate /Diploma Programs
Annamalai University conducts diploma and certificate level courses in them most unconventional streams. These courses may be further advancements in the engineering, management, pharmacy or medicine related fields.
The eligibility for certificate programs SSC pass.
The duration is 1 yearDiploma program
Duration is 1 year
A graduate in the relevant stream, engineering or pharmacy related science graduates can only take courses.Port graduate diploma program
Duration is 1 year
Eligibility –Minimum requirement is graduation.Dual degree programs
Under this scheme the student is eligible to opt for 2-degree program simultaneously. For instance if a student has opted for BA, BSc or B.com he can also take up study in BBA.
The detailed fee structure can be checked from the university website.