The Tamil Nadu Open University offers various courses including B. Ed. In the long-distance education format. In this, there are 500 seats available for B. Ed. Course in Tamil medium and 500 seats for the B. Ed. Course in English medium.
The candidates who have completed secondary grade teachers’ training after graduation who work in authorised schools as teachers are eligible to apply for this 2-year long-distance course. (It is worth noting that the duration of the present full-time B. Ed. course is also 2 years).
Until last year, the students were admitted to B. Ed. Courses through an entrance examination. In a recent development, the system of entrance test examination is cancelled. Instead, the Tamil Nadu Open University has decided to offer admission to the B. Ed. Course on the basis of the marks obtained in the graduation. In case the candidate is a postgraduate, additional 3 marks will be given. If the candidate is M. Phil, 5 additional marks will be given. The last date for sending applications for B. Ed. course is 28th February.