With regard to any dispute arising in any matter including admission, returning of Original Certificates, sending of lessons, Personal Contact Programme, examinations, remittance of fees, etc., only the Courts and Tribunals having jurisdiction over Annamalainagar (Chidambaram), Cuddalore District, Tamilnadu and not over any other place, shall have jurisdiction for the purpose of filing a suit or preferring a complaint under the Consumer Protection Act or any other law for the time being in force or for taking any legal action against the Directorate of Distance Education or the Controller of Examinations of Annamalai University.
The application for admission also carries this conditional clause, and all applicants by virtue of their signature on the form, will be deemed to have accepted to be bound by it.
Admission cannot be claimed as a matter of right. The Director, D.D.E. or the Controller of Examinations is not responsible for loss or delay in the delivery of postal articles sent by the D.D.E. or the Controller of Examinations.
The Directorate of Distance Education has not authorised any Private Institute or Agent to act on its behalf in the grant of admissions, collection of fees, tutorials etc. and therefore will not own responsibility in the event of anyone being cheated by any such bogus institute or individual.
Candidates are therefore warned not to become victims of Cheating and Exploitation by bogus claimants in this regard.
Candidates are advised to apply directly to the Directorate or contact its Study Centres/ Information Centres individually for application form as well as for admission. Applications for admission received through tutorials or any other agency will be summarily rejected.
Further, if it transpires at any time during the programme of study that a student had applied for admission through tutorials or any other agency, his admission will be cancelled and the student will not be entitled to any relief whatsoever as against the Directorate of Distance Education, including refund of tuition fees.