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 22 Undergraduate Courses, 14 Postgraduate Courses, 9 Postgraduate Science Courses, 5 Professional Courses, 16 Diploma Courses and
12 Certificate Courses.
Admissions are made throughout the year for all these 78 Programmes in two streams namely Academic Year Admissions and Calendar Year Admissions.
The Institute is providing quality study materials in Self Learning Format to the students. Further, sincere efforts are taken to promote borderless education at global level through Tele- Education mode.
Admissions are also made through the authorised Spot Admission and Study Centres. The IDE has 30 Spot Admission Centres located in different parts of Tamil Nadu. It has 50 Study Centres located in other States of our Country and has 11 Overseas Study Centres. Presently, the Institute has about 1,60,000 students on roll.
To be an institution of excellence in engineering, technology and management and research.
To provide competent and ethical professional with a concern for society.
Creating an academic ambience for students to realize their dreams.
To provide world class quality technical education to the inspired youth and mainly to transform their acquired knowledge and skill in practice and for new innovation