Annamalai University founded in 1929, is one of the oldest Indian universities. The University’s Distance Education arm was established in 1979. With a campus in southern India spread over a thousand acres, the university opened their campus in Canada in 2005. Accredited by the NAAC, the university is ranked world’s No. 1 in terms of “Number of Programs offered in Distance Education Mode”. It is among the top 3 Universities in India with more than 4.5 lakh students. It is ranked 3 among 100s of other universities in India for their Resources & Reach. With 49 departments of study and more than 3200 learned teaching staff, the university is growing from strength to strength, foraying into modern methods of education. The programs offered by DDE, Annamalai University are approved by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, UGC and the Distance Education council.