Tamil Nadu Open University

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Tamil Nadu Open University
Tamil Nadu Open University logo.jpg
Motto Education for all and ever
Type Public
Established 2002
Chancellor C. Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Tamil Nadu
Vice-Chancellor Dr. M. Bhaskaran
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Campus Urban
Affiliations University Grants Commission (India)
Website http://www.tnou.ac.in

Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) was established in the year 2002 by the Government of Tamil Nadu for the introduction and promotion of Open Learning and Distance Education systems in the educational pattern of the State and for the co-ordination and determination of standards in such systems. Since its inception, the University has been providing open and distance learning (ODL) to groups such as those living in remote and rural areas including the working people, housewives, physically handicapped and SC/ST students. At present, with a cumulative student strength of 5,29,263 in 134 Programmes of study across various disciplines and skills at different levels from Certificate to Post Graduate that are imparted through 13 academic schools, 5 Support Divisions, 1 Media Centre and a network of 400 Learner Support and Service Centres across the state. It admits the students throughout the year under two admission cycles, viz., Calendar Year (Jan. – June) and Academic Year (July – Dec.).

Coordinates: 13°00′36″N 80°13′54″E / 13.009879°N 80.231711°E / 13.009879; 80.231711