Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) is an Open University 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. 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 same is done on the basis of merit list, however, for some courses, the university conducts its own entrance exam. It also accepts JEE Main and other national level exams for B.Tech.
Type of University
State Legislature of Maharashtra
University Grants Commission (UGC)
Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi
29,767 sq meter
Dnyangangotri, Near Gangapur Dam, Nasik
The University offers various undergraduate, postgraduate, Research, Diploma and Certificate courses in the following different schools.
- School of Agricultural Sciences
- School of Humanities and Social Science
- School of Commerce and Management
- School of Continuing Education
- School of Computer Science
- School of Education
- School of Architecture, Science & Technology
- School of Health Science
- Academic Services Division
- Krushi Vidnyan Kendra
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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 official website and study at YCMOU Nashik. Students can go through Yashwanto Chavan Maharashtra Open University Admission 2019 articles given below for further information regarding admission to different courses:
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, M.Arch, 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) is done on the basis of marks secured by candidates in the qualifying degree examination. In case of MBA, the entrance examination is conducted by YCMOU for admitting students. For more information, candidates can read YCMOU PG Admissions.
YCMOU Ph.D. Admissions
The university also offers a doctoral research program viz. Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry with a limited intake. Candidates who possess PG degree are eligible to apply for the program. Pre-Entrance Test is conducted by the university in order to shortlist students for admission to the course. Interested students can apply by filling the application form and submitting it along with the required fee within the stipulated time.
- 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
- 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.
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.