Institute of Distance Education

University of Madras

Institute of Distance Education

Sri Lanka Study Centre (504)
Recognition

Recognition

Accredited with “A” Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council-India Conferred with the status of “University with Potential for Excellence “by UGC.

The University of Madras

The University of Madras

The University of Madras has developed an excellent Institute of Distance Education in the year 1981 to help learners to achieve their educational, career and personal goals. It has completed more than 25 years of service in the field of Distance Education. Now the IDE is offering 22 Undergraduate Courses, 14 Postgraduate Courses, 9 Postgraduate Science Courses, 5 Professional Courses, 16 Diploma Courses and 12 Certificate Courses.
Admissions are made throughout the year for all these 78 Programmes in two streams namely Academic Year Admissions and Calendar Year Admissions.
The Institute is providing quality study materials in Self Learning Format to the students. Further, sincere efforts are taken to promote borderless education at global level through Tele- Education mode.
Admissions are also made through the authorized Spot Admission and Study Centers. The IDE has 30 Spot Admission Centers located in different parts of Tamil Nadu. It has 50 Study Centers located in other States of our Country and has 11 Overseas Study Centers. Presently, the Institute has about 2,00,000 students on roll.
Admissions are also made through the authorized Spot Admission and Study Centers. The IDE has 30 Spot Admission Centers located in different parts of Tamil Nadu. It has 50 Study Centers located in other States of our Country and has 11 Overseas Study Centers. Presently, the Institute has about 1,60,000 students on roll.

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The Institute of Distance Education (IDE)

University of Madras

The Institute of Distance Education (IDE), University of Madras was started in the year 1981. It is now a dominant presence in the field of distance education in South India. The IDE, known earlier as ICE, has offered courses in the distance mode and in the Open University System. The system has been a boon to those who were unable to complete their schooling, housewives, working professionals and government servants in the conventional mode.

The standout features of IDE's course offerings are printed learning materials, personal contact programmes (PCP) and wide network of study centres in India and abroad. Over the last three years, IDE has prepared material in the self-learning format (SLM) and has received appreciation from many quarters. A pool of experienced teachers from various colleges handles PCP classes.

The IDE is headed by a Professor cum Director and presently has faculty strength of 19 belonging to different disciplines. The Institute offers 19 Undergraduate, 16 Postgraduate, 4 Postgraduate Science, 5 Professional, 7 M. Phil.,12 Certificate and 14 Diploma and 2 PG Diploma programmes. In addition, more than 150 Ph.Ds have so far been awarded under the supervision of the IDE faculty. There are 26 Spot Admission Centres in Tamil Nadu and Pondycherry. The institute has 30 Study Centres spread over the country in India and five abroad. The Annual intake of students is about 50,000. The cumulative strength for the year 2013-14 was nearly 200000.