Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) is an Open University that was established in the year 1989 by Act XX- (1989) of the Maharashtra State Legislature, named after Yashwantrao Chavan, Maharashtra’s great political leader and builder of modern Maharashtra.

YCMOU Important Date

EVENT DATE
Registration 27 Jul - 31 Oct, 2020
Registration of MBA 24 May - 24 Nov, 2020
MBA Exam 24 May - 25 Nov, 2020

The university is duly recognized by the UGC and is the fifth open university in India. ‘The Commonwealth of Learning (COL)’ Canada, conferred the prestigious 'Award of Excellence for Institutional Achievement' for the year 2002 to this university. 

The university provides a variety of UG and PG courses in multiple disciplines. Admission to the same is done on the basis of merit list, however, for some courses, the university conducts its own entrance exam. 

Admission to BA, B.Sc, B.Com, BBA, BFA & BCA courses requires a pass in 10+2 in the relevant group. Bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline is mandatory for M.A, M.Sc, M.Com, and M.Li.Sc courses. The university conducts Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission in MBA & MPH courses

YCMOU offers a Ph.D. under seven areas of research. To be eligible for the same, the candidates must possess a Master’s degree with at least 55% marks in aggregate.

The university also offers various Diploma and Certificate courses.

Students can fill the application form online. Final seats will be confirmed only after submission of the fee receipt at the respective study or regional center.

YCMOU Highlights

Founded In 1989
Type of University Open University
Formation State Legislature of Maharashtra
Student Strength 4,21,000
Recognition University Grants Commission (UGC) Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi
Campus Area 29,767 sq meter
Location Dnyangangotri, Near Gangapur Dam, Nasik

YCMOU Ranking

This university is a recipient of the Institutional Excellence Award-2002 and Sept-2019 from Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada.

YCMOU Courses

YCMOU also offers various UG and PG programs in the departments of Science, Commerce, Management, Education, and Computer Applications such as- 

  • UG: B.Sc. B.Sc. (Agri), B.Sc. (Health Sciences), B.A., B.Com, BCA, BFA, B.Ed., BBA, B.Lib.
  • PG: M.Sc., M.Com., MPH, M.Li.Sc, MA, MBA

The university also offers 35 Certificate and 29 Diploma programs under the following schools:

  • School of Agricultural Sciences
  • School of Humanities and Social Science
  • School of Commerce and Management
  • School of Continuing Education
  • School of Education
  • School of Health Science
  • Academic Services Division
  • Krushi Vidnyan Kendra

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Some of the courses offered by the university are mentioned below-

Course Details
B.Sc. Duration- 3 Years
Specializations- Industrial Science, Fire and Safety Studies, Business Information System, Media Graphics & Animation, Facility Services, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Construction Practices, Automotive Techniques, Hospitality & Tourism Studies, Hospitality Studies and Catering Sciences Industrial Science, Industrial Drug Sciences
Eligibility- Pass in 10+2 in the relevant discipline
BA Duration- 3 Years
Specializations- General, Consumer Services, Mass Communication & Journalism, Value & Spirituality, Hindi, English, Urdu
Eligibility- Pass in 10+2
M.Sc. Duration- 2 Years
Specializations- Agricultural Extension, Mathematics, Environmental Science
Eligibility- A Bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline with 45% marks
MBA Duration- 2 Years
Specializations- Human Resource, Finance, Marketing, and Manufacturing
Eligibility- A Bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline with 50% marks
Ph.D. Duration- 3 Years
Specializations- Economics, Education, Distance Education, Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Science, Commerce
Eligibility- Masters in a relevant field with 55% marks

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YCMOU Admission

YCMOU offers admission to UG, PG, Research, PG Diploma, Diploma as well as Certificate courses. Those seeking admission to any of the above level courses can register through the official website and study at YCMOU Nashik.

YCMOU UG Admissions

The university provides UG admissions to candidates on the basis of their qualifying marks at the intermediate level. Apart from that, some competitive entrance exams are also considered for the admission of various B.Tech programs in many specializations. B.A., B.Sc., B.Com. B. Arch., etc in numerous specializations also provided by YCMOU Nashik.

YCMOU PG Admissions

The university offers M.Sc, MPH, M.Lib.Sc, MA, MBA, and M.Com program and only candidates with the relevant qualifying degree can register for the courses. Interested candidates can register by filling-in online application form and submit the required documents, on or before the due date. 

Admission to all the PG programs (except MBA and MPH) is done on the basis of marks secured by candidates in the qualifying degree examination. In the case of the MBA and MPH, the entrance examination is conducted by YCMOU for admitting students. For more information, candidates can read YCMOU PG Admissions.

YCMOU Ph.D. Admissions

The candidates who have qualified UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF/SLET/GATE/teacher fellowship holder or have awarded M.Phil in concerned subject are exempted from PET.

How to Apply?

 Students can go through Yashwanto Chavan Maharashtra Open University Admission 2020 articles given below for further information regarding admission to different courses:

The application forms can be filled online by visiting the official website of YCMOU. After completion of online registration, students should download the receipt of online fee (INR 100) payment. Final admission is offered only after the submission of receipt at the designated study center.

Follow the given steps to apply for admission-

  • Visit the official website of YCMOU Nashik (http://ycmou.digitaluniversity.ac/)
  • Click on the ‘Online Application’ tab and choose the subcategory of UG/ PG/ diploma/ certificate programs
  • Click on the ‘submit’ button. The registration form opens up.
  • Register yourself by filling the application form carefully and pay the application fee of INR. 100/-
  • Download the duly-filled application form and send the same along with the mandatory documents to any of the YCMOU regional centers

Application Fee

MBA INR. 500/-
Ph.D. INR. 1000/-

List of documents to be submitted along with the application form:

  1. Passport-size photograph
  2. Identity card
  3. Academic certificate(s)
  4. Birth certificate or documentary proof of birth
  5. Experience certificate, if applicable

YCMOU Facilities

IT Facilities

  • The University has an Audio Visual Center (AVC) for creating syllabus based Audio-Video based programs equipped with 3CCD telecast quality Cameras, 2 Non – Linear editing systems, Indoor & Outdoor audio recording system
  • Computer Center with 126 PCs, 3 IBM Server, 10 Laptops

Library

  • A repository of 44825 Printed books
  • Subscription of 106 journals, 2947 CD ROMs, 296 Audio & 277 Videocassettes
  • 4500 online journals from International Databases such as EBSCO, DELNET, etc.

YCMOU Scholarships

The University runs many scholarship programs under the curriculum of the university as financial aid for the students in various forms. For more information in this prospect, one can visit the official website of the university and contact the higher official of the concerned department of the YCMOU Nashik.

YCMOU FAQs

Ques. How is Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU), Nashik?

Ans. YCMOU is one of the top Mega Open Universities across the world. It offers more than 100 offline and online degree courses in the areas of Commerce, Social Sciences, Humanities and Computer Science across 10 regional centres and around 3,000 multi-programme study centres.

Ques. What are the awards received by YCMOU?

Ans. YCMOU was honoured with - ‘CoL Award of Institutional Excellence' in 2019. It was also listed among the ‘Mega Open Universities in the World’ in 2005.

Ques. What is the fee structure at Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) for BA and MA Programme?

Ans. The fees at YCMOU for BA programme is INR 1500(1st Year Fees) and for MA programme INR 4000 for (1st Year Fees).

Ques. How many sections are there in YCMOU Entrance Exam for MBA Programme?

Ans. The sections in YCMOU Entrance Exam includes Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability, Business Date Interpretation, Business Application, and Business Judgement.

Ques. What is the eligibility criteria for MBA Programme at YCMOU?

Ans. To be eligible to apply for MBA Programme at YCMOU, Candidate should be a citizen of India. He/she must have a qualified Bachelors degree with at least 50% marks from any recognized university. For reserved candidates relaxation of 5% marks is given

Ques. What is the Highest package for YCMOU?

Ans. The highest package at YCMOU is 16 LPA. While the average package for YCMOU is 5 LPA.

Ques. How is the Placement cell at YCMOU and which are the top recruiters of YCMOU?

Ans. YCMOU Placement cell offers all kinds of facilities and guidance to assist students with the recruitment process. Many top companies visit the campus to offer jobs. The top recruiters at YCMOU include IBM, Tata Housing, LT, iGate, Taj, Club Mahindra, DK Group and Wipro etc.

Ques. How many courses are offered by YCMOU?

Ans. YCMOU offers various Certificate courses, PG Diploma, Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs under it's 8 affiliated colleges.

Ques. Is the YCMOU degree valid?

Ans. YCMOU is well recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) and the degrees received from there are valid for all types of government jobs.

Ques. Tell me about the various Schools of Studies under YCMOU? 

Ans. The YCMOU offers its various academic programs through eight Schools of Studies (or Schools in short) and one division. These are;
  1. School of Humanities and Social Sciences,
  2. School of Commerce and Management, 
  3. School of Education,
  4. School of Agriculture Sciences,
  5. School of Architecture, Science and Technology,
  6. School of Computer Science, 
  7. School of Continuing Education 
  8. School of Health Science.
  9. Academic Services Division

Ques. Does the institute offer any reservation provisions for PG programs?

Ans. Social Reservation for M.Sc (Agricultural Extension): Number of seats available as per the criteria of the social reservation is tabulated below:
Category Reservation (%) Seat
SC 13 03
ST 7 02
Vimukta Jati (VJ-A) 3 -
Nomadic Tribes (NT-B) 2.5 -
Nomadic Tribes (NT-C) 3.5 01
Nomadic Tribes (NT-D) 2 -
OBC 19 03
Open 50 11