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Welcome to Institute of Distance Education

The University of Madras has developed an excellent Institute of Distance Education in the year 1981 to help learners to achieve their educational, career and personal goals. It has completed more than 25 years of service in the field of Distance Education. Now the IDE is offering 15 Undergraduate Courses, 20 Postgraduate Courses under CBCS Pattern(Approved by UGC No.F.1-6/2018(DEB-1),dated 03.10.2018), 16 Diploma Courses and 12 Certificate Courses.

Admissions are made throughout the year for all these 63 Programmes in two streams namely Academic Year Admissions and Calendar Year Admissions.