University: Tamil Nadu Open University
Address: Triplicane High Road, Padupakkam, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600014
Phone: 099405 44885
Chancellor: C. Vidyasagar Rao
Courses: (BA) (BCom) (BSc) (BBA) (LLB ) (B.Sc) (MBA) (MA) (B.Ed) (M.Sc) (M.Com) (MCA) in different streams that is mention on official web-site of university.
University Type: Public
Founded Year: 2002
Vice-chancellor: Dr. M. Bhaskaran
Affiliated Colleges: Indraa Gandhi College of Distance Education- IGDCE
The Tamil Nadu Open University is the first University in the state to have introduced the credit based self-learning materials in print as early as 2003. While the round the year admission policy with examination schedules conveniently arranged on weekends and the effective continuous assessment provision have sufficiently addressed the issue of quantity in the form of increasing higher education access, the University has been harnessing the advancements in ICT to continuously improve quality. The University has digitalized its learner support systems including admission, examination, material distribution, academic counselling, etc. So far, 1, 71,430 students have passed out of the University and the current enrolment (2015 – 2016) stands at 29,351 with male students accounting for 14,206. With the sanctioned teaching staff strength of 65 and non – teaching staff strength of 77, the University has been ably addressing the learning needs of all the students. Tamil Nadu Open University shall make available innovative, socially relevant educational provisions that are learner centred, seamless and are of high quality by employing appropriate technologies to achieve i education, sustainable social transformation and composite national development.
Towards becoming a Centre of Excellence in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) by offering quality programs to meet the current and emerging needs of the adult population, by widening the access to higher education and by functioning as a catalyst to bridge social, including digital divides and to build a developed India, Tamil Nadu Open University shall:
Evolve flexible and robust curricula to widen educational access, deepen knowledge frontiers and create entrepreneurial skill sets. Reach the rural communities through lifelong learning programmes for livelihood improvement. Establish networked environments for quality assurance.
Foster private-public partnerships. Bridge the digital divide and implement ‘anywhere, anytime’ learning environments. Become a digital repository for ODL in the State facilitating Research and Development for new knowledge creation. Coordinate and implement standards in ODL.
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