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Mumbai University Institute of Distance & Open Learning (IDOL) Admissions 2018

Updated On - April 26th 2018

Established in 1857, Mumbai University (MU) is the oldest University located at Mumbai, Maharashtra and one of the first three universities in India. Several private colleges in and around Mumbai are affiliated to MU. The University of Mumbai is one of the largest universities in the world in terms of the number of students. The Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) is a part of Mumbai University which offers various courses under the Distance Learning mode. 

IDOL invites applications for BA, B.Com., B.Sc. among the undergraduate courses and MA, M.Com., M.Sc., MCA, PGDFM (PG Diploma in Financial Management) and PGDORM (PG Diploma in Operations Research for Management) Programme at the postgraduate level for the academic year. Admission to MCA program is done through an Entrance Exam whereas candidates are shortlisted for the rest of the courses based on merit. Also, check IDOL Mumbai Admission 2018.

  • Mode of Application



    25th Sep, 2018 - 17th Nov, 2018

Eligibility Criteria


You should fulfil any of the following criteria:

  • You should have passed H.S.C. (Class 12th) or Equivalent Exam
  • You should have passed for admission to F.Y.B.A (First year BA) course


You should fulfil any of the following criteria:

  • You should have passed H.S.C. (Class 12th) or Equivalent Exam with Commerce.
  • You should have passed for admission to F.Y.B.Com.


You must have passed the higher secondary examination. If you have passed the three year technical diploma examination, then also you are eligible for admission.


You should have any Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University.


You should have a B.Com./BMS Degree from any recognised University.


You should be a graduate in any faculty of a recognized University by UGC with minimum 45% marks (minimum 40% for reserved category) and Mathematics as a subject at Class 12th or higher level.

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Nautical Technology)

You should fulfil any of the following criteria:

  • You must have passed the Higher Secondary School Certificate or equivalent (Class 12th) examination conducted by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary Education, Mumbai or an examination of any other body recognized as equivalent thereto, with the following subjects: English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • If you have passed Standard 11th before 1978, with the following subjects: English, Science, and Mathematics, you are also eligible for admission.
  • You should have been sponsored by a shipping company through the respective Associations as an officer trainee in the Nautical Department of a sea-going ship for a minimum of twenty-four months of practical shipboard training as approved sea-going service.
  • You should have already performed a minimum of twenty-four months of practical shipboard training as approved sea-going service as an officer trainee in the Nautical Department of a sea-going ship (You will have to submit a Testimonial as proof in the form of “Sea-time Certificate” from the shipping company or Attest a copy of continuous Discharge Certificate or the certificate of competency as Navigating Officer on completion of such training).

Master of Arts [MA] (Education)

You should have a B.Ed. or B.A. (Education) Degree from any recognised University.

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Mathematics) & Master of Arts [MA] (Mathematics)

You should have a B.A. or B.Sc. Degree with minimum 2 papers in Maths of University of Mumbai or at least 3 papers in Maths from other University.

Master of Science [M.Sc.] (Information Technology) & Master of Science [M.Sc] (Computer Science)

You should have any Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a recognized University.

Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management

You must hold a University degree in any faculty with 2 years working experience in any Organization or must have recognized professional qualifications and at least five year’s professional experience.

Nationality: You should be an Indian national only.

How to apply?

Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Philosophy) , Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Hindi) & Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Sociology)

You should apply online on the IDOL website. You should apply separately in case of MCA Entrance Exam.

You should pay the Application Fee of Rs. 500 through online mode i.e., Debit/ Credit Cards/ Internet Banking, or Bank Challan of Bank of Maharashtra only.

Fees for Eligibility case: You can obtain the Eligibility certificate from the website if required under the following cases:

  • Document Verification fees of Rs. 400/- will be charged if you have passed you Board/ University Examinations from other than Maharashtra State Higher Secondary Board / other than University of Mumbai
  • Eligibility fees of Rs. 220/- if you have passed your examination from Maharashtra State Universities and Diploma from MSBTE and Rs. 320/- for out of Maharashtra State Universities /Boards other than Maharashtra /Technical Boards of other State.

You should fill the Application Form with the required details.

Enclosures: You should attach the following enclosures along with the Application Form:

  • Two self-attested copies of proof of Date of Birth
  • Copy of Residence Proof
  • Three recent passport size photographs
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • Three self-Attested copies of Class 12th marksheet
  • Identity Card of previous course (For old IDOL students only)
  • Three copies of Bachelor Degree Certificate (For MA, M.Com., M.Sc.(Maths) only)
  • Two years work experience certificate (For PGDFM and PGDORM only)

You must then submit in person the dully filled and signed Application Form along with the original certificates and self-attested copies of the required documents to the staff at respective counters for verification. If you cannot go in person, you can send your application by registered post

Selection Process

BA , B.Com & MA

You will be selected on the basis of fulfilment of eligibility criteria.

Reservation Criteria

The percentage of seats reserved for candidates of backward class categories belonging to Maharashtra State are as follows:

CategoryQuota (Seats)
D.T. (A)3%
N.T. (B)2.5%
N.T. (C)3.5%
N.T. (D)2%

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



Parmeshwar S Pandey

currently I am in BLS/LLB 1st year, can i complete my BMM degree while doing BLS/LLB?

19 May, 2018 16:06
Akansha Expert

Hi Parmeshwar, To get the details regarding Continued your degree course, you may contact to 022-22708700.

19 May, 2018 17:13
Jemini Domadiya

how to apply for ma in economics after bcom

18 May, 2018 16:08
Akansha Expert

Hi Jemini, You need to contact on this no. 022-22708700, to get the application procedure for M.A. In Economics After B.Com Course in this University.

18 May, 2018 17:38
kritika goley

Sir, i want to apply for bsc forensic courses, is this course available in this university... When will application form release??

17 May, 2018 14:09
Priya Sharma

Hi Kritika, Yes, this college provide this course. To get information, regarding release of application form, please contact on 022-22708700 , REGISTRAR - 22702344 , DIRECTOR - 22673250.

21 May, 2018 12:41
Harshita Gupta

Hi iam Dr Harshita Gupta please give me details about in nutrition and Dietitian course

17 May, 2018 11:53
Garima Bansal

Hi Harshita, The course which you asking for is not available in this university

19 May, 2018 18:29
Samvedana saroj

I'm looking for ty b.a college in Mumbai University hindi medium for correspondence.

17 May, 2018 02:06
Garima Bansal

Hi Samvedana, To get the details regarding courses you may contact to 022-22708700

19 May, 2018 14:33
neha pandey

What are the last date of filling the form of Bsc course?

15 May, 2018 20:30
Garima Bansal

Hi Neha, The last date of filling the form of Bsc course is 17th Nov, 2018

17 May, 2018 18:57
Karen Fernandes

Sir , I would like to know what are the last dates for filling form of part I for 2018 - 19 batch.

12 May, 2018 08:52
Garima Bansal

Hi Karen ,The last date for filing the form for is 17th Nov, 2018

15 May, 2018 16:40
Jibamay Chowdhury

Sir, can I apply for bsc ( hons) courses, shreyoshee Chowdhury, kokrajhar Assam

11 May, 2018 09:56
Akansha Expert

Hi Jibamay, The registration starts on 25th of September, 2018 for B.Sc courses in this University.

11 May, 2018 15:56
Avina singh

When come entrance exam date for admission 2018

21 Jan, 2018 23:57
Vaishali Chauhan

Hi Avina, Mumbai University IDOL has not released entrance exam date yet. Please check the official website for latest updates.

02 May, 2018 15:42

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