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Admission Procedure

Academic Year
The Academic Year of the Directorate of Distance Education is from 1st July to 30th June;
Semester : JULY Session: July-December; JANUARY Session: January-June.

Application Form
The Application form with prospectus can be obtained from our website www.audde.in by paying the prescribed cost of application through online. Check your eligibility, i.e. minimum required educational qualification, for the programme applying for before you begin to fill.

Where a degree is prescribed as the basic qualification for admission to a programme, only those applicants who have passed the qualifying examination under the pattern of 10+2+3 or 11+2+2 or 11+1+3 years will be eligible for admission to the programmes

Candidates having a direct U.G. / P.G. Degree passed through OUS are not eligible. Degrees awarded by Universities/Colleges/ Institutes which are not recognized by the University Grants Commission are not eligible for admission to the programmes offered by the Directorate of Distance Education.

Applicants who have passed the qualifying examination under the pattern of 10+2+3 or 11+2+2 or 11+1+3 The Students have to complete the programme (P.G. / U.G.) (Theory and Practical / Project) within 3 years / 2 Years [Time span = N + 3] from the year of completion of period of study, failing which, their registration will stand automatically cancelled and they have to register afresh if they want to continue the programme. The students should have paid the programme fee for all the years of study before last date specified.

DOCUMENTS for Admission[Original & Xerox copy]

Ⅰ. Degree / Provisional Certificate
Ⅱ. Marksheets 10th, 11th and 12th ( or 11+2+2 or 11+1+3 as the case may be)
Ⅲ. Transfer Certificate
Ⅳ. Community Certificate for BC/OBC/BCM/MBC/SC/ST
Ⅴ. Aadhaar Card
Ⅵ. Recent Passport Size Photos – 3
Ⅶ. Admission Fees (Refer Prospectus)

Applicants living near any of our Learner Support Centres (LSC) can step in for Spot Admission. Selection for direct admission to all the programmes will be made at the LSC.
For Spot Admission, the candidates must submit filled in application along with the documents listed above in person. Original Certificates will be returned immediately after verification. The Transfer Certificate/Migration Certificate will also be returned after affixing a seal that the candidate is admitted during the academic year.
All spot admissions are subject to the Confirmation or Cancellation (if found ineligible) by the Director, DDE.

Admission through Post
The filled-in application pasted with passport size photograph may be sent to the following address along with self-attested xerox copies of the documents listed above.

The Director,
Directorate of Distance Education,
Annamalai University,
Annamalainagar – 608 002

After admission confirmation, the signed identity card and the original certificates including Transfer Certificate/Migration Certificate after affixing a seal on the TC that the candidate is Admitted in the academic year, will be returned to the student through Registered post.
If the certificates submitted by a candidate are found to be bogus or fake, his/her admission will be CANCELLED and the fees remitted will also be forfeited.

Confirmation of Admission can be downloaded from www.audde.in

Differently Abled and Visually Challenged Students Certified by Government of Tamil Nadu are exempted from payment of Tuition Fees and Special Fees on production of a Disability Certificate issued by the District Welfare Officer. However, they are required to pay the other prescribed fees such as admission fee, registration fee, eligibility fee, postage, PCP fee etc.

University Examinations
Fixed Examination Schedule Twice a Year : End Semester examinations will be conducted in December 26th for JULY semester and May 19th for JANUARY semester. However, these dates may change based on the Government Guidelines, if any.
Refer Examinations website for Online Registration of Semester Exam, Examination Centres, Time Table, Results and other informations.

Evaluation will be done for every End Semester Examination. Internal assessment is based on assignment evaluation. The performance of a student in each course is evaluated in terms of Percentage of Marks (PM) with a provision for conversion to Grade Point (GP). The total performance in each semester will be rated by GPA. CGPA will be given at end of the Final Semester Examination after passing all the courses of programme.

The term grading system indicates a 10 point scale of evaluation of the performance of students in terms of marks, grade points, letter grade and class. To get pass in a course, the students must secure a minimum of 40% of marks in UG and 50% of marks in PG in the end semester examination (max. 75 marks); as well as a minimum 40 marks for UG students and 50 marks for PG students in both internal assessment and end semester examination (Maximum 100 marks). A candidate who has not secured a minimum marks in a course, he / she can reappear in the subsequent odd / even semester till the regulations are in force.

A candidate who has secured a minimum marks in all the courses prescribed in the programme and earned a minimum of 100 credits for UG / minimum of 78 credits for PG will be considered to have passed the programme.

A ten point rating scale is used for the evaluation of the performance of the student to provide letter grade for each course and overall grade for this Programme.