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In ancient times, India had the Gurukula system of education in which anyone who wished to study went to a teacher's (Guru) house and requested to be taught. If accepted as a student by the guru, he would then stay at the guru's place and help in all activities at home. Read More...

Welcome to Tamilnadu Council for Open and Distance Learning (TCODL)

Tamilnadu Council for Open and Distance Learning (TCODL) is an Autonomous Board Registered under the Government of Tamilnadu, Planning Commission, Government of India and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. TCODL is accredited with International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), Oslo, Norway and is accredited with ISO 9001:2008 Certification.
Tamilnadu Council conducts the courses in non-formal mode through Open and Distance Learning. Currently Tamilnadu Council conducts Elementary Education, Preparatory Programme, OBE Programme,, ESLC Programme, Secondary Education and Higher Secondary Education.

Tamilnadu Council conducts these courses on the basis of
1. National Education Policy 1986,
2. Right to Education Act,
3. Notification from Home Affairs, Govt. of India,
4. Tamilnadu Education Act, 1994 and follows
5. National Curriculum Framework 2005
6. NVEQ Framework.

Tamilnadu Council adheres to a System of Quality Education which will be beneficial to the Students as well as to the Society. Tamilnadu Council conducts examination and based on the marks scored certifies the students.
The main aim of Tamilnadu Council is to eradicate illiteracy in Tamilnadu and other states of India. In this aspect, the Tamilnadu council supports the National Literacy Mission Programme (NLM) of Government of India which is also called Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
The programmes designed in Tamilnadu Council for Open and Distance Learning follow the National Curriculum Framework, 2005 and National Vocational Education Qualification Framework (NVEQF) in the case of Vocational Courses.
Tamilnadu Council will adapt and design courses as per the Indian Government guidelines and will start innovative courses which will be of immense help to the learning as well as working communities all over India

Tamilnadu Council will strive

  • To universalize education
  • To Provide Quality Education to all
  • Eradicate illiteracy throughout India
  • Succeed in the Mission of Education as given in the Message to us by the Late Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

    Great News: Dibrugarh University, Assam Approved TCODL for UG Degree admissions Via Notification No: DU/RG/PILO/B/5422 Dt: 24-02-2017

    GOOD NEWS: TCODL Certificates Accepted by Transport Department, Pudhcherry, Via Notification No: 6291/TD/RTO/RTI/2016, Lr Dt: 20-09-16

    GOOD NEWS: TCODL Certificates Accepted by Transport Department, Andhrapradesh, Via Lr Dt: 17-09-16

    GOOD NEWS: TCODL Certificates Accepted by Transport commissionerate, Kerala Via Lr No: C1/243/2016-TC Dt: 22-08-16

    FLASH NEWS: Dravidian University, Kuppam, Approved TCODL via Notification No: DU/DAA/D2/RTI/Reply/2016 Dt: 14-03-16

    FLASH NEWS: Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli (Govt University), Approved TCODL via Notification No: MSU/R/RTI/45/March/2016 Dt: 06-06-16

    FLASH NEWS: Bangalore University, Karnataka (Govt University), Approved TCODL via Notification No: DDC&DE/RTI/2016-17/104 Dt: 04-06-16

    FLASH NEWS: DAVANGERE University, Karnataka (State Govt University), Approved TCODL via Notification No: DU/RTI-C.No.12/2016-17/714 Dt: 28-05-16

    Karnataka State Women's University, Approved TCODL Via Notification No: KSWUV/RPS/RTI/2016-17/40 Dt: 28-05-16

    University of Mysore, replied to TCODL regarding admissions of UG Degree courses Via Letter No: AC3/156/2016-17 Dt: 10-05-16

    FLASH NEWS: Kuvempu University (Public State University), Karnataka, Approved TCODL via Notification No: KU/DDE-09-2016-17/300 Dt: 11-05-16

    FLASH NEWS: Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Approved TCODL vide Ref No: DDE/S1/421/2015-2016 Dt: 14-03-16

    Tamilnadu Council Approved by Periyar Maniammai University, Tamilnadu for admission to Under Graduate Courses via Letter No: 4068/PMU/Regr./RTI Act/2016 dated 17-02-2016

    Tamilnadu Council Approved by Madurai Kamaraj University for admission to Under Graduate Courses through Distance Mode via RTI/Info/APIO/17/2016 dated 10-02-2016

    TCODL Certificates are Eligible for Registration at Employment Exchange office