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Anna University Online

Anna University - Online Courses

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Centre For Distance Education, Anna Univeristy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600025.

Approved by
: Government
: N/A
Year of Establishment
: 2007
Status of Autonomy
: Deemed University

About Anna University Online

Anna University based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India was established on 4th September, 1978. Renowned for its notable contributions to engineering, technology, and related fields, the university offers a diverse array of educational programs encompassing undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral studies. These programs span domains such as engineering, technology, architecture, and applied sciences. The university is committed to fostering excellence in education, research, and innovation. Anna University has a history of producing skilled professionals who contribute significantly to industry and research. It has a dynamic faculty body consisting of experts and scholars who impart knowledge and guide students in their academic pursuits. Anna University has established the Centre for Distance Education. This innovative initiative is designed to bring the benefits of professional education to every corner of the state. By doing so, the Centre aims to contribute to the overall economic and social growth of the region, aligning with the university's broader mission. The Centre for Distance Education has made programs that cater to individuals who are unable to engage in traditional on-campus learning due to various reasons. This new idea is made to give professional education to everyone in the state, no matter where they are. The goal is to help the whole area grow economically and socially, which is something the university really wants to happen. They offer special courses like MBA, MCA, and M.Sc. through distance learning since 2007, programmes offered under Centre for Distance Education (CDE) in online mode are UGC entitled. The university aims to bridge the gap between conventional education and the demands of a rapidly advancing technological and business environment. Another noteworthy effort by Anna University is the Online Cell, aimed at providing an expansive and contemporary educational experience for working professionals. This initiative revolves around a digital learning platform that empowers individuals to learn on their terms, regardless of time and location. This platform facilitates easy access to education, ensuring maximum convenience. The Online Cell of Anna University, was established to offer comprehensive state of the art, programmes for professionals through a digital learning platform and enable learning at any time and from anywhere. As a primary initiative, the cell has designed and developed a management programme to accelerate the leadership skills of students, to transform them into new generation managers who will acquire competencies to sustain the increasingly volatile challenges of the digital world.

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Online Courses Offered


Programmes offered

The University offers MBA programs in Business Analytics and General Management.

NIRF Ranking

Anna University is ranked in the 20th place in Overall Category of National Institutional Ranking Framework, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in the year 2020.


Online MBA (Business Analytics) programme is recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).The Online MBA (Business Analytics) programme is UGC entitled.

Industry Aligned Curriculum

The curriculum for Online MBA (Business Analytics) programme is customized based on the needs of the industry.


Are the programmes offered under Centre for Distance Education (CDE) in online mode approved by UGC?

The programmes offered under Centre for Distance Education (CDE) in online mode are UGC entitled.

What is the cost of application?

Cost of online application form is Rs.767/- (Rs.650/- + Rs.117/- GST) for Indian nationals and $59 ($50 + $9 GST) for International learners.

What is the eligibility criteria?

The eligibility is Bachelor's degree.

Is there Entrance Exam for MBA?

Yes. All the students must undertake an Online entrance examination (OEET) to be conducted by CDE, Anna University on the basis of which allotment for admission will be made.

Are Online degrees considered on par with On-campus programmes?

As per UGC Regulations, 2020 online degree programmes are recognized on par with on-campus programmes.

Whom to contact regarding admission queries?

Contact No.: 044 22357210 / 7224 E-mail ID: cdembaonline@gmail.com