Government universities Offering Distance Education.
Annamalai University started dealing in Distance education in the year 1979, and holds the recognition by the University Grants Commission. It offers around 500 courses through distance mode and gets maximum number of admissions in the country. It has a very strong and sound base of infrastructure, human resources in teaching and non-teaching areas and the instructional set up in academics and computer related areas. This university was the first to start the post graduate degree programs in India, in Applied Psychology, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Bioinformatics and Law through Distance Education mode. Besides the pure academic courses, the university has also a large share in terms of vocational and professional programs. The most important feature of ANNAMALAI University is the ‘A’ grade award by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).