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Know about Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education

Published On: 05 Apr 2012 | Last Updated On: 09 Jul 2012

Annamalai University owes its existence to the wisdom, benefaction and philanthropy of a far-sighted visionary- Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar of Chettinad. As early as 1920, he founded Sri Minakshi College in Chidambaram, a great pilgrimage centre and also a centre for South Indian traditional culture and learning. In 1928, the Annamalai University Act was passed and Sri Minakshi College paved the way for the establishment of Annamalai University.

Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar, during his tenure as Pro-chancellor for 19 years, paid great attention to the growth and development of the University and took immense care to appoint able Vice-Chancellors of extraordinary calibre and learned and enlightened staff members who were scholars and scientists of great repute as Professors and Heads of Departments.

The Directorate of Distance Education of the University was set up in 1979 and has been rendering yeoman service in continuing education to all age groups across the country. The Faculty of Medicine along with the Dental College, Nursing and Pharmacy Departments were initiated in 1980, and thus the cherished desire of Dr. Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar to set up a Medical college under the umbrella of the Faculty of Medicine was fulfilled in 1985. During the span of 36 years as Pro-Chancellor he nurtured and nourished the continuous growth and development of the University.

All the programs of study offered by the Directorate of Distance Education have the approval of the Distance Education Council, New Delhi. The Directorate is introducing B.Ed. program through distance education mode from the year 2008-09 with the approval of National Council for Teacher Education, New Delhi.

Distance MBA Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education

Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education offers distance learning MBA program for management aspirants. The duration of the course is 2 years and students shall complete the programme within a period of 7 years from the year of admission. Program is approved by Distance Education Council, New Delhi. The M.B.A course is offered in English & Tamil Medium. The specialization courses are offered in the field of E-Business, International Business, Human Resource Management, Financial Management, Marketing Management, and Information Systems.For more information log on to Annamalai University, Directorate of Distance Education

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