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Chairman Message


Tamilnadu council for Open and Distance Learning (TCODL) has been established under Tamilnadu Government with the aim of providing quality education to all. The council will actively engage itself to promote educational, social and economic upliftment and general welfare of the people of India. The council will also provide education to economically backward section of people of India by conducting Open Schooling and Distance Education programmes.

Tamilnadu Council will embark upon quality education system that fosters creative thinking and innovations. Excellence is a mind-set and we wish to realize it in our students. The Open learning system has been initiated in Tamilnadu Council in order to augment opportunities for education as an instrument of democratising education and tomake it a lifelong process. The flexibilities and innovations of the Open Learning System are particularly suited to the diverse requirements of the citizens of our country, including those who had joined the vocational Stream

In the present scenario of cut throat competition, the fast pace of improvement has now become crucial. Our life must be combined with action. Our stern and sincere efforts can make a big difference. I believe that a teacher is capable of moulding the student’s life.The demand for quality education is growing, and presently it is often being met by Institutions outside India. It is evident from the fact that during the year 2009 itself, more than 70,000 students went to the United States for higher education, spending more than $4 billion annually.

We have launched 10th standard and 12th standard, Diploma Engineering Courses and Management Courses through TCODL.

I wish better opportunities and better career prospects to all the students of Tamilnadu Council of Open and Distance Learning.

                                                                                   Sd/-  Chairman, Tamilnadu Council for Open and Distance Learning, Tamilnadu





Tamilnadu Council

In 1986, the National Policy on Education suggested strengthening of Open School System for extending open learning facilities in a phased manner at secondary level all over the country as an independent system with its own curriculum and examination leading to certification.