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					Anna University
Anna University is one of the Premier Technological University in the world and it is constantly striving to
reach greater realms in the annals of technical education. As a part of executing its social obligation, the
University is committing itself every time to render innovative services to the needy community across the
length and breadth of the country in particular and the world at large. Currently the University offers
technical education at all levels through eight faculties viz. Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Information and Communication Engineering, Technology,
Architecture and Planning, Management Sciences & Science and Humanities. In addition, Anna University
contributes to the furtherance of techno-economic status of India through well established research centres,
professional chairs and research sponsorship by the nationally and internationally renowned agencies.
The University has gained many laurels and continues to serve as a premier Centre of Excellence in many
important and emerging areas of technical education development and research. In its endeavour towards
transformation of knowledge and to build-up technology and managerial competencies to professionals,
the University is offering professional MBA, MCA & M.Sc. (Information Technology related areas) Degree
Programmes through Distance Mode.



About the Centre for Distance Education
In tune with the growing global trend of extending conventional University instructional mode to online, self
learning and distance education methodology, Anna University has created the Centre for Distance
Education. Through this initiative Anna University aims to impart technical professional education
that would provide competitive edge in the global business environment, to advance the qualifications of the
needy by providing hard and soft skills to be a better performer and to meet multiple real corporate world
challenges through tailor made professional courses. This requirement gains even more importance in the
current scenario, with ever increasing need for professionally qualified and trained personnel in areas of
Computer Applications, Information Technology and Business Management. Keeping this in mind, the
Centre launched professional MBA, MCA & M.Sc. (Information Technology related areas) Degree
Programmes through Distance Mode from the year 2007.

Objectives of the Centre
       To provide competitive edge in the global business environment by updation of professional skills
       through Distance Mode.
       To offer comprehensive state-of-the-art curriculum leading to professional MBA, MCA and M.Sc.
       Degrees and other Professional Degrees.
       To design, develop and disseminate emerging technological know-how to the nook and corner of the
       country in particular and the world in general.
       To extend the benefits of state-of-the-art technical education to the so far unreached rural masses.

This endeavour would enable Anna University to spread its wings across the world, by providing
quality technical and professional competency to all concerned and thereby enter into new horizons of
technical education.
Programmes Offered
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
     MBA (General Management)
     MBA (Technology Management)
     MBA (Financial Services Management)
     MBA (Retail Management)
     MBA (Health Services Management)
     MBA (Human Resource Management)
Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
Master of Science (MSc) Information Technology

Eligibility
Candidates for admission to the first Semester of the Master’s Degree Programmes shall be required to have
passed an appropriate Bachelor Degree Examination of a recognized University as specified hereunder or
any other examination of any recognized University or authority accepted by the Syndicate of Anna
University as equivalent thereto.

  S.
  No                    PG Programme                             Qualifications for Admission

  1.   Master of Business Administration (MBA)                A pass in any Bachelor Degree*
       (4 Semesters)                                                           ‘and
              MBA (General Management)                       A pass in the Distance Education Entrance Test (DEET)
              MBA (Technology Management)                    conducted by Anna University
              MBA (Financial Services Management)                              *****
              MBA (Retail Management)                        * The Bachelor Degree must have been obtained under 10+2+3
              MBA (Health Services Management)               pattern
              MBA (Human Resource Management)

  2.   Master of Computer Applications (MCA)                 A pass in any Bachelor Degree*.
                                                             The candidate should have studied Core Mathematics either
       (6 Semesters)                                         at +2 level or Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Oriented
                                                             subject as one of the subjects at the Degree level
                                                                                 ‘and
                                                             A pass in the Distance Education Entrance Test (DEET) conducted
                                                             by Anna University
                                                                                   *****
                                                             * The Bachelor Degree must have been obtained under 10+2+3
                                                             pattern



  3.    Master of Science (MSc.) (4 Semesters)              A pass in B.Sc.* (Mathematics / Computer Science /
        - Information Technology                            Information Technology / Software Engineering /
                                                            Electronics)
                                                                                    (’or)
                                                            B.Sc.* (Physics / Statistics / Chemistry)
                                                                                   (’or)
                                                            B.E.S.* with Mathematics or Computer Science as allied subject
                                                                                   (’or)
                                                            B.Sc.* Applied Sciences (Computer Technology / Information
                                                            Technology / Computer Systems Maintenance and Networking)
                                                                                  (’or)
                                                            B.C.A.*
                                                                                  (’or)
                                                            B.E.*/ B.Tech.* (any branch)
                                                                                *****
                                                            * The Bachelor Degree must have been obtained under 10+2+3
                                                             pattern
TANCET score is also valid for admission** to MBA/MCA Degree Programme of Distance Mode.
(However, such candidates have to apply for admission in the prescribed form and the admission is
subject to validity of TANCET score). They can also appear for the Distance Education Entrance
Test (DEET) and compete with others.
Candidates with AMIE or similar qualification awarded by Professional Institutes approved by
MHRD are also eligible for admission** to MBA/MCA Degree Programme of Distance Mode, if they have
two years of experience after obtaining AMIE or similar certificate.

Course Material
          Customized Course material prepared based on Self Instructional Mode is made available
          Course Material is provided to all to students
          Course Material is also available in the Centre’s website

Entrance Tests
Entrance Tests shall be conducted at selected centres (subject to availability of minimum number of
candidates) twice in a year - one in January for Calendar Year (CY) batch and the other in July for Academic
 Year (AY) batch.

Admission
Candidates selected are eligible for admission to MBA/MCA/MSc Degree Programme in any one of the
immediate two successive batches of admission (i.e.) Academic Year (AY) batch or Calendar Year (CY)
batch.

Study Centres
Study Centres will be operated in selected cities in Tamil Nadu only where there are sufficient number of
candidates.

Contact Classes
Contact classes will be conducted on 12 days in alternative week ends during the period from March to July
and September to January. Minimum of 50% attendance is required for appearing for the End Semester
Examinations. Candidate falling short of attendance will be prevented from appearing for the End Semester
Examinations and he/she has to redo the same Semester.



                                  CONTACT ADDRESS

                                       The Director
                         Centre for Distance Education
                           Anna University, Chennai 600 025
                        Phone No. : 044-22357216/20/21/22/23/24
                          E-mail : distanceprog@annauniv.edu
                            Website : www.annauniv.edu/cde

				
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