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When was Distance Education programmes started?

Started from the year 1992.

What is the level of Recognition to programmes offered under Distance mode?

Alagappa University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi and obtained 2(f) and 12(B) status to receive UGC and central government grants. The Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi accorded Ex-Post Facto approval for 108 programmes offered through distance mode (F.No.DEC/AU/KKD/TN/4425/2008, dated 24.11.2009) with effect from 1995. DEC accorded recognition to Distance Education programmes (F.No.DEC/Recog/2010/2289, dated 04.08.2010) valid for 3 years till 2012- 13. The Distance Education Bureau (DEB), New Delhi granted recognition for offering ODL programmes for 2013-14 (F.No.UGC/DEB/Recog./2013/1252-1256, Dt.20.08.2013) and for 2014-15 (F.No.UGC/DEB/AU/TN/2013/7177-7181, Dt.27.05.2014). Alagappa University is accredited with A+ Grade by NAAC (CGPA 3.64) in the year 2017 and Graded as Category-1 University by MHRD-UGC. By virtue of holding Category-1 status, Distance Education programmes of Alagappa University are recognized by DEB (Gazette notification F.No 1-8-2017(CPP-II) Dt.12.02.2018. DEB granted approval to offer ODL programmes (F.No. 74-2/2018 (DEB-I), Dt.08.05.2019 as well as earlier notification Dt.26.03.2019).

Whether admission to Distance Education programmes of Alagappa University can be made through Learning centres situated outside Tamil Nadu?

No. Based on the UGC notification, the Learning centres situated outside the State of Tamil Nadu were closed down with effect from September 2015. In compliance to UGC-DEB notification, admission to Distance Education programmes of Alagappa University can be made through 150+ Learning centres situated within the State of Tamil Nadu only.

Whether students of Distance Education programmes of Alagappa University are allowed to write examinations in exam centres situated outside Tamil Nadu?

No. In compliance to UGC notification, the Exam centres situated outside the State of Tamil Nadu were closed down. Distance Education students of Alagappa University can write their current year examinations in about 100 exam centres situated within the State of Tamil Nadu.

What are the phone numbers and mailing addresses for matters related to Distance Education?

General Enquiry: (+91) 4565 228098 / 223410
Admissions: (+91) 4565 223420 / 223421 / 223422 / 223425
Study material (Books): (+91) 4565 223405 / 223408
Communication: The Director, Directorate of Distance Education, Alagappa University, Karaikudi-630004, Tamil Nadu.
Phone: (+91) 4565 226250, Fax: (+91) 4565 225216, E-mail: [email protected]

What are the phone numbers and mailing addresses for matters related to Examinations?

Results / Mark Statements / Certificates: (+91) 4565 223125 / 223122
Communication: The Controller of Examinations, Alagappa University, Karaikudi-630003, Tamil Nadu, India. Phone: (+91) 4565 227609, Fax: (+91) 4565 225624, E-mail: [email protected]

How many programmes are offered under Distance mode by Alagappa University?

66 programmes are offered for the year 2019-20
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What is the admission procedure for enrolment into Distance Education programmes?

Candidates can seek admission in the Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) of University itself at Karaikudi as direct students. Candidates can also enrol through authorized 150+ Learning centres situated across the State of Tamil Nadu. There are two sessions of admission every year (during July-August) and (during January-February).

Where can I find the list of Learning Centres under Distance Education from Alagappa University?

Distance Education

How many students were admitted during 2018-19 under Distance Education programmes?

As per UGC notification and compliance, consolidated list of students admitted (July-August 2018 session) and (January-February 2019 session) are compiled and submitted to UGC-DEB.

Whether soft copies of study materials (Books) are available for various programmes in the University website?

Yes

Where can I find the details of Personal Contact Programme (PCP)?

Personal Contact Programme

How can I reach Alagappa University?

By Road: The University is situated in the town Karaikudi (in the district of Sivaganga, in the State of Tamil Nadu). Karaikudi is well connected with buses from neighbouring cities such as Madurai (80 km), Tiruchirappalli (100 km), Dindigul (100 km), Rameshwaram (145 km). The distance between Karaikudi New Bus Stand and University is just 1.5 km.
By Train: The distance between Karaikudi Railway Junction (code: KKDI) and the University is just 1 km. There are three daily express trains from Chennai Egmore (code: MS); 12605 Pallavan Express, 22661 Rameswaram Express, 16851 Rameswaram Express. In addition, daily passenger trains operate between Tiruchirappalli (code: TPJ) and Karaikudi.
By Air: Nearby airports are Madurai (Code: IMX) and Tiruchirappalli (Code: TRZ). It takes about 1 hour 30 minutes by car to reach the University from these airports.