Madras University distance education has been over and over again listed among top ranked universities for its academics and research output. Internationally, the madras open university was ranked 70th in the QS University Rankings. Ranked by the number of international students the university is placed 1st in India and 11th among BRICS nations. In rankings of Indian universities, it was ranked 5th by the India Today top universities ranking of 2011. read about Madras University distance education courses offered
Madras University distance education mba was formally established on September 5, 1857 and undertook as its motto `Doctrina Vim Promovet Insitam’ (Learning promotes [one’s] innate talent). Robert Chisholm was commissioned in 1861 to build the University’s first building, now a magnificent renovated heritage monument.
The first Vice Chancellor of the Madras University was Sir Christopher Rawlinson, also the Chief Justice Of Madras. This practice of part time Vice Chancellor (majority from the High Court bench) was to continue until 1923. The University at its inspection comprised of four faculties â€” Arts, Law, Medicine and Engineering, and examined candidates for degrees in all these disciplines. However, consequent amendments to the University of Madras Act, the Law, Medical and Engineering Colleges earlier affiliated to this University have been since shifted to the newly created Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Dr.MGR Medical University and the Anna University respectively.
The University of Madras was the first to introduce autonomous colleges within the University system in 1978- 79. Since then, 27 out of the 159 affiliated institutions have become autonomous.
The opening of the golden page in the history of the madras University distance education with the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accrediting it at the ‘Five Star’ level took place in 2000. That year also saw the University Grants Commission (UGC) according the University the special status of ‘University with Potential for Excellence’ with a grant of 300 million rupees for its holistic development as well as for research the focused area of herbal medicine. Presently NAAC has reaccredited the University of Madras with `A’ Grade.
The innovations introduced in the last decade have been many. At present there are 70 teaching and research department in the University, grouped under 17 schools. Within the Chennai Metropolitan area the University is now spread over six campuses such as,
(1) The Chepauk Main Campus, (2) The Guindy Campus, (3) The Marina Campus, (4) The Taramani Campus, (5) The Chetpet Campus (The Madras University Union), (6) The Maduravoyal Campus (Field Laboratory).
Madras University distance education offers several Masters and Research Programmed.
Students who want to discontinue their courses after the completion of first/second year should inform the Director, IDE., before 31″ May of every year. Otherwise, full fees will be collected for the subsequent years. Only after receiving the entire fees, his/her Course Completion Certificate will be issued.
Legal dispute, if any, relating to Admission / Examinations of IDE. will be subject to Chennai Jurisdiction only.
The application for the admission are required to furnish their address in each of the six slots provided for the purpose on a separate sheet attached to the application form. The admission intimation, original certificates and learning materials will be sent to the address furnished in the Address Slip only. Write the address in capital letters and use ball pen only.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
All communications and learning materials in the case of those who opt to receive by post, will be sent to the candidates to the address given in the application form. Any change in the address should be intimated to the Institute, Spot Admission Centres and the Study Centers immediately with the enrollment number. Candidates are advised to make necessary arrangements in the post office for their mail to be redirected to their new address in the event of a dispatch being sent before the change is effected.
Identity Card will be issued after the receipt of First Year tuition fee. The Identity Card will be valid till the completion of the course. In the event of a student discontinuing a course, the card shall become invalid for the year / years yet to be completed. Candidates are instructed to preserve their identity cards. They should note that the examination Hall Tickets will be issued by the Chief Superintendent of the Examination Centers, only on production of the identity card. The arrears candidates can use the Identity Card for obtaining Hall Tickets even though the duration of the course of study is over. If the original card is lost, a duplicate card will be issued on payment of Rs.1000- through the designated Bank Challan and the payment endorsed Bank Challan is to be sent for this purpose together with a passport size photograph.
Enrollment Numbers will be assigned to candidates on admission. The enrollment number will hold good for the entire duration of the course of study. In communications addressed to the Institute, this number should be stated. Letters received without the enrollment number will not be entertained.
The Enrollment Number is a twelve digit unique code (alpha-numeric). The first two digits indicate the year of admission. The third, fourth and the fifth the centre, the sixth, seventh and the eighth the subject and last four the actual enrollment number.
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