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Madurai Kamaraj University, Directorate of Distance Education – [MKUDDE]: Ranking, Courses, Admission, Facilities, Placement

Last updated on April 29th, 2021

Madurai Kamaraj University is a legislative university established in the year 1965 by the Government of Tamilnadu. MKU DDE university has approximately about 1,30,000 students in 18 different schools comprising 72 departments and 109 affiliated colleges. This university is recognized and funded by UGC and has been accredited by NAAC with a grade ‘A’.

Formerly known as the Institute of Correspondence Course and Continuing Education, the university’s Directorate of Distance Education or MKU DDE was established in 1971. This university offers about 12 Undergraduate courses, 10 Postgraduate Courses,44 PG Diploma courses,21 Diploma courses, and 10 Certificate courses across several different streams. Admissions are usually offered on a merit basis.

IBM Global Services, Indian Navy, TATA Sky, Honeywell Technology Solutions, Sony, etc are few top recruiting companies that visit this university every year for placement drive. It also has a dedicated Placement Cell at its offline campus to assist students in getting placed with reputed companies.

MKU DDE Highlights 

Established | Institute Type 1971 | Public
Approved by University Grants Commission (UGC) National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
Set by Government of Tamilnadu
Entrance Exam University Entrance Exam for M.Phil and PhD Courses.
Courses Offered 150+ courses across 13 different streams.
Popular Courses B.Ed, M.Sc, MBA, BCA, BA, MA, B.Lib.I.Sc
Application Mode Online / Offline
Learning type Distance Learning
Admission Criteria Merit-based
Top Recruiters IBM Global Services, Indian Navy, TATA Sky, Honeywell Technology Solutions, Sony, etc.
Facilities Available Printed course materials, Labs for M.Sc. courses, contact classes, Evening Learning centers.
Official Website www.mkudde.org

MKU DDE Rankings 

  • Ranked #84 overall in India by NIRF (2020)
  • Ranked #60 among Universities by NIRF (2020)

MKU DDE Courses Offered 

This university offers about 150 + Courses in 13 different streams like Computer Applications, Arts, Science, Business Administration, Library Management, Education, Commerce, etc. Below mentioned are a few of the popular courses offered in this university.

Graduation Specialization Details
B.A Economics, Political Science, Social Work, English Literature, etc.
  • Eligibility: Passed 10+2 with 50% aggregate.
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Selection Criteria: Merit Based
B.Sc Environmental Science, Nutrition & Dietetics, Visual Communication Computer Science, etc.
  • Eligibility: Passed 10+2 with PCM and 50% aggregate.
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Selection Criteria: Merit Based
BBA General, Computer Applications, Retail Management
  • Eligibility: Passed 10+2 with 50% aggregate.
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Selection Criteria: Merit Based
BCA General
  • Eligibility: Passed 10+2 with 50% aggregate.
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Selection Criteria: Merit Based
MBA General, Human Resource Management, Retail Management Systems Management, Tourism & Hotel Management
  • Eligibility: Passed UG Degree with at least 50% aggregate.
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Selection Criteria: Entrance Based
M.Sc Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, etc.
  • Eligibility: Passed BSc Degree with at least 50% aggregate.
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Selection Criteria: Entrance Based
MCA General
  • Eligibility: Passed BCA or any relevant degree with 50% aggregate.
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Selection Criteria: Merit Based
PGD Multimedia Technology, Indian Stock Market, Psychological Counseling, etc.
  • Eligibility: Passed UG Degree with at least 50% aggregate.
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Selection Criteria: Merit Based
Diploma Digital Prepress Disaster Management Food & Beverage Service French, etc.
  • Eligibility: Passed 10+2 with at least 50% aggregate.
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Selection Criteria: Merit-Based 1 Year

Apart from the above-mentioned courses the university also offers B.Ed, B.Com, B.Lit (Tamil, English), PG in Women Studies, B.Lib.I.Sc, Certification courses, etc.

MKU DDE Admission 

Admission to MKU DDE is mostly merit-based. One can apply through the online portal to proceed with the admission process. For Undergraduate courses, the 10+2 percentile obtained from any recognized board plays an important role in admission. For Postgraduate courses, one should’ve completed a Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university with an average percentile of the score.

For PG Diploma courses the marks scored in the UG course shall be considered for admission. For M.Phil and Ph.D. the percentile scored in the entrance exam shall be considered.

How to apply?

Students who aspire to apply to this university can follow the steps mentioned below for the admission process.

  • Firstly the candidates need to check the eligibility criteria for the particular course they’re applying for.
  • If they meet the complete eligibility criteria one may apply for the course.
  • The application form will be available on the official website of the college
  • The next step is to fill-up the application with honest details and without any error to avoid rejection.
  • All the necessary documents need to be attached to the application form.
  • The application fee of INR 1000 needs to be sent along with the application form as Demand Draft.
  • The application form shall be sent to the following address,

The Director, Directorate of Distance Education, Madurai Kamaraj University,

Palkalai Nagar, Madurai – 625 021

  • Admission is completely based on merit basis, hence the eligible candidates are listed based on their marks in intermediate.
  • Once the seat is allotted the candidate must pay the admission fee to confirm the admission.
  • Finally, once the admission is confirmed the university shall send an Admission letter to the student.

Important documents required

  • Attested copies of certificates and marks sheets of 10th and 10+2.
  • Attested copies of marksheet and certificates of graduation, for PG application.
  • Two passport size photographs.
  • Aadhar Card
  • Community Certificate

MKU DDE Placement 

  • Many reputable companies attended the MKU DDE placement 2018 campus drive, which had a good success rate.
  • Top-notch companies like Honeywell Technology Solutions, Sony, TechMahindra, TATA Sky, etc visit every year to recruit graduates from this university.
  • One of the highest salary packages offered was INR 10.25 LPA.
  • Few other companies that visit this university are Indian Navy, IBS Software Services, IBM Global Services, Indian Air Force, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Ericsson, etc.

MKU DDE Facilities

Since this university is a distance learning type they tend to provide Printed course materials, Labs for M.Sc. courses, Contact classes, Evening Learning centers, etc for the well-being of the students.

MKUDDE FAQs 

Ques. Whether the Madurai Kamaraj University is approved by UGC Distance Education Council?

Last updated on April 29th, 2021

Ans. Yes, Madurai Kamaraj University is approved by the UGC Distance Education council. All the courses here are legal and accepted by all universities in India.

Ques. Does  Madurai Kamaraj University Distance Education offer a degree certificate?

Last updated on April 29th, 2021

Ans. Yes, Madurai Kamaraj University Distance Education provides degree certificates.

Ques. Can the students at Madurai Kamaraj University Distance Education apply online for revaluation of papers?

Last updated on April 29th, 2021

Ans. Yes, indeed. Re-evaluation of the answer sheets can be requested. At least 20 days before the results are published, the student must request a re-evaluation.

Ques. To what authority is Madurai Kamaraj University Distance Education accredited?

Last updated on April 29th, 2021

Ans. Yes, The Madurai Kamaraj University Distance Education is approved and funded by the UGC and with a grade ‘A’ by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

Ques. How are students trained at MKU DDE?

Last updated on April 29th, 2021

Ans. The University offers 56 hours of face-to-face education per year to students in 13 locations across Tamil Nadu.

Ques. Who are the top recruiters hiring from MKU DDE?

Last updated on April 29th, 2021

Ans. Top-notch companies like Honeywell Technology Solutions, Sony, TechMahindra, TATA Sky, etc visit every year to recruit graduates from this university.

Ques. Does this university have any entrance exams?

Last updated on April 29th, 2021

Ans. Yes, For M.Phil and Ph.D. courses the candidates need to clear the entrance exam conducted by the university.