Founded in 1929, Annamalai University is among the top most and oldest universities in India which has gained international reputations by offering quality education. The University’s Distance Education department (DDE), which was established in 1979, has several degree programs for students not only in India but also several countries. Having a sprawling campus spread across hundreds of acres, the university has study centres in all major cities in India and also nations like Singapore, Canada, UAE, Malaysia, Bahrain, Paris, London, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, etc.
The NAAC-accredited University is ranked world No. 1 for offering highest number of programs through Distance Education Mode. Annamalai University is rated among the top three universities in India for having more than 4.5 lakh students studying in various disciplines and also for its resources & reach. With 49 departments and more than 3200 faculty members, the University has been growing from strength-to-strength incorporating modern study techniques and unique study methodologies. The courses offered by DDE are approved by the HRD Ministry, Government of India, Distance Education council and the UGC.