The Distance Learning system has grown exponentially in our country to meet the educational needs of the people at affordable cost. The Alagappa University- one of the most renowned Institutions of Higher Learning which is Accredited with ‘A +’ (3.64 CGPA) Grade by NAAC. The Directorate of Distance Education was established in the University in 1992.
The Directorate offers Under Graduate and Post- Graduate programmes in the disciplines of management, computer application, Science, education and languages.
The Directorate offers various innovative, job-oriented and socially relevant academic programmes in the field of Arts, Science, Education and Management. It has an excellent network of Learning Centres throughout the state of Tamilnadu. The MBA programmes of Alagappa University are designed to broaden the business acumen, administrative capability and sharpen the analytical skills of the students. The Directorate offers management programme MBA with sixteen specializations. Besides, the management programmes, the University is offering three years Master’s Degree in Computer Applications (MCA) and Post- Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) to cater to the needs of students community for Information Technology Programmes.
The Directorate offers B.Ed. Programme through distance mode from the Academic Year 2014-15 onwards with an annual intake of 500. This two years Programme is recognized by the NCTE-SRC, Bangalore. The programme is designed specifically for in-service teachers who wish to enhance their teaching skills and techniques. These specific Programmes are meant for those who would like to choose a specific career path and for those would like to acquire additional knowledge in the chosen area and for those who would like to add value to their existing professional knowledge and skill. These programmes have been customized in such a way, that the employers can find the holders of these Degrees well fit in their specific requirement. The Directorate has a team of well qualified and experienced teachers. They are available for academic counseling, guidance and help.