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Bharathiar University Distance Education Program

Updated on: Feb 26, 2013
The Government of Tamil Nadu established the Bharathiar University in 1982 under the provision of the Bharathiar University Act, 1981. In May, 1985 the University received the recognition from University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi for the purpose of grants.

The University is named after the great national poet Subramania Bharathi. The University is striving to materialize the dream of the great poet of transforming educational institutes into temple of knowledge and learning.Bharathiar University (BU) is extended in 1000 acres of land, located at the backdrop of Maruthamalai Hills in the Western Ghat range. It is 15 kms from the city of Coimbatore.

The University comprises of 119 affiliated colleges, 81 Arts and Science Colleges, 30 are Colleges of Education, 7 Management institutions and 1 Air Force Administration College. On the other hand, there are 19 Research Institutes of the State and Central Governments, which are recognized by the University for Research Purpose.

The Bharathiar University is presently catering to more than 1, 50,000 students. With its motto “Educate to Elevate” the University is making constant effort to make youths of the nation skillful and help them to develop creative attitudes.

School of Distance Education (SDE) - Bharathiar University (BU)

The School of Distance Education (SDE) is located in the Bharathiar University campus which is about 15 kms away from the city of Coimbatore on the Maruthamalai Road. To assist and facilitate the students of the school, job fairs and career conferences are also conducted by the University. There is no provision of entrance exam to get enrollment.

Bharathiar University Courses Offered

School of Distance Education (SDE) Bharathiar University offers following courses

Undergraduate Courses

  • B.Sc. Visual Communication
Eligibility Criteria: HSC passed/Polytechnic Diploma awarded by State Board of Technical Education, Govt. of TN
  • B.Sc. Costume Design & Fashion
Eligibility Criteria: HSC passed/Polytechnic Diploma awarded by State Board of Technical Education, Govt. of TN
  • B.Sc. Computer Science
Eligibility Criteria: HSC passed/Polytechnic Diploma awarded by State Board of Technical Education, Govt. of TN
  • B.Sc. Catering Science and Hotel Management
Eligibility Criteria: HSC passed/Polytechnic Diploma awarded by State Board of Technical Education, Govt. of TN
  • B.Sc. Mathematics
Eligibility Criteria: H.S.C. passed with (General) Mathematics as one of the subjects or polytechnic Diploma
  • B.Sc. Physics
Eligibility Criteria: H.S.C. passed with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry as subjects of study or Polytechnic Diploma.
  • B.Sc. Information Technology
Eligibility Criteria: HSC passed/Polytechnic Diploma awarded by State Board of Technical Education, Govt. of TN
  • B.C.A. (Bachelor of Computer Applications)
Eligibility Criteria: HSC passed/Polytechnic Diploma awarded by State Board of Technical Education, Govt. of TN
  • B.Com.
Eligibility Criteria: HSC passed/Polytechnic Diploma awarded by State Board of Technical Education, Govt. of TN
  • B.Com.(Computer Applications)
Eligibility Criteria: HSC passed/Polytechnic Diploma awarded by State Board of Technical Education, Govt. of TN
  • Bachelor of Business Management (B.B.M.)
Eligibility Criteria: HSC passed/Polytechnic Diploma awarded by State Board of Technical Education, Govt. of TN
  • B.A. Tamil Literature
Eligibility Criteria: HSC passed/Polytechnic Diploma awarded by State Board of Technical Education, Govt. of TN
  • B.Litt. (Tamil)
Eligibility Criteria: HSC passed/Polytechnic Diploma awarded by State Board of Technical Education, Govt. of TN
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Eligibility Criteria: HSC passed/Polytechnic Diploma awarded by State Board of Technical Education, Govt. of TN

Bharathiar University Lateral Entry Programs

  • Direct admission to Second year of BCA / BSc Computer Science for relevant three years diploma in Computer Technology, Computer Engineering and Information Technology.
  • Direct Admission to II year B.Com. for relevant three years diploma in Commercial Practice and Modern office management
  • Direct admission to II year B.Sc. Costume Design and Fashion Technology for relevant three years diploma in Costume Design & Dress Making, Garment Technology & Apparel Design and Fabrication Technology
  • Direct Admission to II year B.Sc. Catering Science and Hotel Management for relevant three years diploma in Catering Science
  • Admission to II year UG for relevant Bachelor degree similar in nature
Important: For lateral entry programmes exemption will be granted only for the duration of the course as specified and for the same / similar subjects studied.

Post Graduate Courses
  • M.Sc. Applied Psychology
Eligibility Criteria: A Pass in any degree course
  • M.Sc. Information Technology
Eligibility Criteria: A Pass in B.Sc. Computer Science/Computer Technology/Information Technology/Software Systems/Electronics/B.C.A.
  • M.Sc. Mathematics
Eligibility Criteria: A pass in B.Sc. Mathematics / B.Sc. Mathematics (CA)
  • M.Sc Computer Science
Eligibility Criteria: A pass in B.Sc. Computer Sciences / Computer Technology / Information Technology / Software Systems / Electronics / B.C.A.
  • M.Sc. Bio-informatics
Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor’s degree in any one of the following disciplines: Life Science / Chemical Sciences / Physical Sciences / Mathematics / Statistics / Veterinary Sciences / Fishery Sciences / Agricultural Sciences / Medical, Paramedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences /Food and Nutrition Sciences / Food Chemistry / Food Technology / Computer Science / Information Technology / B.Tech. Biotechnology / Forestry Science / Environmental Science.
  • M.Sc. Physics
Eligibility Criteria: B.Sc. Physics with Mathematics as one the allied subjects or B.Sc. Physics with Computer Applications with Mathematics as one of allied subjects
  • M.Sc. Chemistry
Eligibility Criteria: B.Sc. Chemistry with Physics / Mathematics / Zoology / Botany / as allied subjects
  • M.Sc. Environmental Science
Eligibility Criteria: Any Bachelor degree in Science / Engineering / Medicine / Agriculture / Fisheries Science/ Veterinary Science.
  • Master of Commerce (M.Com.)
Eligibility Criteria: Any graduate in B.Com./ B.B.M. /B.B.M.(CA) / B.B.A./ B.C.S. /B.C.S.(CA)/ B.Com.(CA)./B.Com.(e-Commerce) / Bank Management.
  • M.Com. (Computer Application)
Eligibility Criteria: Any graduate in B.Com./ B.B.M. /B.B.M.(CA) / B.B.A./ B.C.S. /B.C.S.(CA)/ B.Com.(CA)./B.Com.(e-Commerce) / Bank Management.
  • M.A. English Literature
Eligibility Criteria: A pass in B.A. English Literature or any graduate with part-II English in UG level (with four semesters).
  • M.A. Political Science & Public Administration
Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized university
  • M.A. Criminology & Police Administration
Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized university
  • M.A. Journalism & Mass Communication
Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized university

Lateral Entry Programs

  • Admission to Second year MCA for relevant PG diploma in computer related subjects.
  • Admission to Third year MCA for relevant Masters degree in computer related subjects.
  • For lateral entry programmes exemption will be granted only for the duration of the course as specified and for the same / similar subjects studied.

MBA Courses

Eligibility Criteria: Graduation
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)
  • MBA (Marketing Management)
  • MBA (Tourism and Hotel Management)
  • MBA (Financial Management)
  • MBA (Hospital Management)
  • MBA (Investment Management)
  • MBA (International Business)
  • MBA (Human Resources Management)
  • MBA (Retail Management)
  • MBA (Information System Management)
  • MBA (Financial Services)
  • MBA (Entrepreneurship)
  • MBA (Services Management)
  • MBA (Export Management)

MCA Courses (Master of Computer Applications

Eligibility Criteria: A pass in any degree with Mathematics at +2 level or any degree with atleast one paper in Mathematics or Statistics at degree level.

PG Diploma Courses

  • Computer Applications
Eligibility Criteria: A pass in any degree course.
  • Bio- informatics
Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor’s degree in any one of the following as one of the major subjects Agriculture, Applied Science, Animal Science, Bio-Chemistry, Biology, Bio-technology, Botany, Plant Biology and Plant Bio-technology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Applications (BCA), Information Technology, Electronics, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Pharmacy Physics, Statistics, Veterinary Science and Zoology.
  • Microbial Bio-Technology
Eligibility Criteria: Pass in B.Sc. Degree in any Life Sciences such as Biology, Biochemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Chemistry with Biology Ancillary, Bio-Technology, Microbiology, Zoology, Botany, B.Sc. Plant Science, Plant Bio-Technology, Animal Science, Animal Bio-Technology, Industrial Chemistry, B.Pharm, Applied Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Human Genetics, Medical Genetics, Molecular Biology, Genetics Technology, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Biotechnology, Genetics Engineering, Bio-informatics, Plant Biology and Plant Bio-Technology, Animal Cell and Biotechnology or Agriculture (or) B.E. or M.B.B.S.
  • Fitness Management
Eligibility Criteria: A pass in any degree course.
  • International Business
Eligibility Criteria: A pass in any degree course.
  • Yoga Education
Eligibility Criteria: A pass in any degree course.
  • Educational Technology
Eligibility Criteria: A pass in any degree course.
  • Communicative English
Eligibility Criteria: A pass in any degree course.
  • Insurance Management
Eligibility Criteria: A pass in any degree course.
  • Export Management
Eligibility Criteria: A pass in any degree course.
  • Teaching of Tamil (Pulavar)
Eligibility Criteria: A pass in any degree course.

Diploma Courses

Eligibility Criteria: A Pass in +2 (Plus Two)

Following courses are offered:
  • Communicative English
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Tally Software
  • Catering Science and Hotel Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Labour Law
  • Tamil Pulavar
  • Elementary Teacher Training

Bharathiar University Study Centres

Bharathiar University has established study centres in India and abroad to provide support services to students enrolled in Distance Education program of the University.

    Bharathiar University Admission Procedure

    Once candidates apply for a program through distance education, the university verifies the eligibility of the candidates and informs them about provisional admission. The provisional admission letter mentions the following:
    • The fees payable by the student and the payment schedule.
    • List of original documents submitted by the student for verification and return.
    After receiving the letter for provisional selection candidate must need to submit necessary document and requisite fee amount as prescribed by the university.

    Bharathiar University Contact Details

    City Centre & Spot Admission Centre
    For the convenience of students, the City Centre of Bharathiar University is functioning at
    CSI BISHOP APPASAMY COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE
    Race Course, Coimbatore – 18.
    (Very near to Central Bus Stand and Railway Junction)

    Students can buy application, get the spot Admission and can get all information Phone: 0422 - 2221766
    Time : 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

    General Phone Numbers : (91) 422-2422222, 2422223, 2422234, 2422272, 2422321,2422335.
    Fax: (91) 422-2422387.

    Director, SDE
    Phones: 0422-2428201, 2428202
    0422-2425222
    0422-2427742 - For Study Centres
    0422-2427752 - For Study Centre Students
    Fax : 091-422-2423330
    Emails: sde@b-u.ac.in, sde@bharathiaruni.org.in
    For all grievances: Email: greenboxbu@yahoo.co.in

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