The Tamil Nadu Open University was established by an Act (No.27 of 2002) of the Legislative Assembly of the Government of Tamil Nadu to benefit those who have been deprived of and/or denied the access to higher education especially destitute, physically challenged, working men and women, economically weaker sections of the society, and those who discontinued education for various reasons, etc. In the main, it aims to reach the hitherto unreached.

Greetings! I have the privilege to solicit you kind attention to take cognizance of the giant strides endeavoured by the TNOU since inception in 2003. It has consistently shouldered the propitious task of providing much needed equitable opportunity to all the sections of society. TNOU inches one step closer to those who need education who are left behind the race before the approach of finish line by the trials and tribulations they faced in life.