Mumbai University IDOL (Mumbai University, Institute of Distance and Open Learning) is a department of distance education at the University of Mumbai. It is the 7th university in the country that began the Distance Education Program in a conventional setup. IDOL Mumbai University offers various courses at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels in the streams of Humanities, Science and Technology, Commerce & Management, Inter-disciplinary, etc. Admission to all programs provided by Mumbai University IDOL (except MCA) is done on the basis of the performance of students in the last qualifying exam while for the MCA program, applicants need to appear for the university conducted entrance exam.
|Established year | Type||1971 | Distance Education|
|Approved by||University Grants Commission (UGC) – Distance Education Board|
|Campus area||77,000 square feet area|
|Courses offered | type||UG, PG, and Doctoral | Arts, Science, and Commerce.|
|Selection criteria||Merit and Entrance based|
|Location||Vidyanagari, Kalina, Santacruz East Mumbai - 400098 Maharashtra, India|
The institute offers a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D. courses in multiple disciplines. The list of courses consists of BA (Bachelor of Arts), B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science), B.Com (Bachelor of Commerce), MA (Master of Arts), M.Sc. (Master of Science), MCA (Master of Computer Application), M.Com (Master of Commerce). It also provides PG Diploma with a duration of 2 years.
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The application form for all programs offered by MU IDOL is available on the official website of Mumbai University. The application fee varies for different programs. Candidates who wish to apply for any program are required to fulfill the complete eligibility criteria prescribed by the university. The minimum eligibility for UG courses is class 12 with not less than 50% marks while for master’s programs, applicants must have a graduate degree in a relevant discipline with at least 50% of the marks. Ph.D. admissions are considered on the basis of a valid qualifying marks and a university-based entrance test followed by the personal interview session. There is a relaxation of 5% marks for reserved category candidates SC/ ST/ OBC.
Selection is done on the basis of marks obtained in the last qualifying examination. Shortlisted candidates are called for the document verification process.
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Mumbai University, Institute of Distance and Open Learning (Mumbai University IDOL) provide the scholarship to eligible candidates. Government Scholarship is available in some courses for the reserved category candidates (SC/ST/OBC/VJ-NT/SBC). Interested and eligible applicants can submit their application through the Social Welfare website while ST students can apply through the Tribal Welfare Dept. website.
In order to give home-like accommodation facilities for the outstation students, the university has 7 hostels as accommodation facilities.
The library possesses more than 1,190 manuscripts in Arabic, Persian, and Urdu and about 7,418 in Sanskrit and allied languages. There are a total of 7,51,837 books in total, 14,904 textbooks and 11,168 reference books, 6,99,208 Book Titles, 631 total journals in which are 270 Indians whereas are 361 foreign and many more.
Ques. Do the students of IDOL, Mumbai University get the same degree as the regular students?
Ans. Yes, the weightage given to both the degrees is the same. When students with Mumbai University’s IDOL degree go out to look for a job, the degree is considered the same as a regular degree. There is an advantage of pursuing a course from MU’s IDOL, students can complete their course as well as do their job simultaneously. The only thing that they need to do is be in regular touch with the teachers or a guide through Personal Contact Programs (PCP) of Mumbai University IDOL.
Ques. Can I get admission to Mumbai University IDOL if I have already secured admission at an MU affiliated college?
Ans. Yes, you may secure admission to IDOL no matter if you are already admitted to MU affiliated college. What is required is the cancellation of admission from the previous institute.
Ques. What is the first half and second half in Mumbai University Idol?
Ans. In Mumbai university Idol, there are two-semesters- winter semester and summer semester. The first half is the winter semester which starts in November and the second half is the summer semester which starts at the end of the winter semester in the month of April.