Sunday, October 18, 2015

Last chance for admission to University of Mumbai Distance learning programmes- IDOL 2015

Hello Friends,

Mumbai University, IDOL has extended date for final admission for few days and this is not to be missed an opportunity. 

Here is the information may be useful for you. The final extended last date for admission is 23rd October 2015. Please do not miss this opportunity. 

Courses offered:
Under Graduate Programme

(Specialisation offered : History, Politics, Sociology, Economics,Education, Psychology, Commerce, Rural, Development, Marathi, Hindi & English)

F.Y. means First Year, S.Y. means Second Year, T.Y. means Third Year

Post Graduate Programme
 M.A. Part I&II- History, Sociology, Political Science, English, Hindi, Gujarati,
 M.A. (Edu) Part I&II (MA education is not equivalent to M.Ed., please note)
 M.A./M.Sc (Mathematics) Part- I&II

Under Graduate Programme

Post Graduate Programme- M.Com- Finance and Accounts, Management

 Management Programmes- 2 years (not equivalent to MBA)

Computer Science

B.Sc. Computer Science

B.Sc. Information Technology

M.Sc. Computer Science Programme (Through entrance test only)

Master of Computer Application Programme (MCA)  :(Through entrance test only)- Admission over for current year. 

For admission and other process please visit:

For online admission please visit:

To know more about institutes and universities offering distance learning courses from Maharashtra, please visit:

Here is some FAQs

1. Does Mumbai University offer course outside Mumbai?
Mumbai University strictly adhere to territorial jurisdiction and in true sense provide quality distance education. In fact, the programmes are rigorous than many full time colleges. It offers courses only through online admission or government appointed mahaonline centres. No middleman, no franchisee or private agencies are involved. Exams are conducted within its jurisdiction, in only affiliated colleges in Mumbai, Thane, Raigadh, Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri districts. It is done at the same time along with regular students for all university exams.

Courses are not offered beyond these 4 districts, not even in Maharashtra. 

2. Are these courses recognized by Distance Education Bureau  (DEB) of UGC?
As of now, University of Mumbai does not feature in the list of institute recognized by DEB for the year 2015, whereas many crap and violating institutes like Jaipur National University, money making scam runner SCDL features. Possibly UGC wants an affidavit from Mumbai University promising not violating territorial jurisdiction and franchisee. I am sure Mumbai University will easily manage the DEB approval due to its fair conduct. 

3. Does lack of DEB approval affect me?
Not really. As already said, it may easily get DEB approval. DEB approval is mainly required for securing a government job. If you do not get DEB approval till final year admission, you can easily transfer your admission to a regular full time colleges (and yes, many such regular full time colleges do not bother about your attendance either). You will be well eligible for job in private sector as well as for higher education. 

4. How is Mumbai University in terms of student support?
It has improved a lot, but still lacks in many things. However, my interaction with current IDOL in charge director Dr. Ambuja Salgaonkar who is a doctorate and MCA seems to be very innovative, taking efforts to improve the whole process. There is posters posted all over the IDOL building asking students to write directly to the director, if they face any issue. Even email id is available on website. Yes, course structure has not been developed, materials are not in SIM (Self Instructional Material) format, staff need to sensitise a lot about handling students. You may go ahead. 

5. I have completed my graduation under open university system from YCMOU, IGNOU, other state universities, other open universities. Am I eligible for admission in IDOL?
Yes, you are eligible. Please read instruction carefully and complete all the process. 

6. Is evaluation and other pattern same for IDOL as well as regular students?
no. For regular students, CBCS (Choice Based Credit System) and internals exist. It does not exist for IDOL students (Sadly) and it makes the exam tough than a regular one. Also, subject choice for IDOL students are limited.

7. Does IDOL provide lecture support?
Yes, IDOL does it well. Please see calendar.

8. Does IDOL verify marksheets?
Yes, they do it well. Thats why a company recruiting IDOL student even no need to bother about background verification of educationcal qualification. Hardly any university in India do it. It is need of the hour. 

9. Is degree from IDOL has print as distance learning in the certificate?
Yes, in convocation also, it is written as distance learning/ external. 

10. Does such mention of distance learning mode create problem for me?
May or may not be. Institutes like SBI do not accept a distance learning degree, same about NTPC and universities like NMIMS and few more. 

11. Does University of Mumbai offer D.Ed., B.Ed., M.Ed., MBA in distance mode?
No, it does not. 

Let me know if you have any further question. See below notification for more details. 


  1. my friend did graduation one sitting from a govt university but after 8 years when he completed further education on base of that graduation came to know that graduation was invalid now what could be the remedy can he get the B.A. degree in back date pls reply urgently


    1. There is no way to get backdated degree. Can you born even a day prior of your birth. You can buy fake degrees only.

  2. Govind ji plz guide me that i am working teacher in west bengal from where can i do my b.ed from distance education mode. Plz guide us

  3. Govind ji plz guide me that i am working teacher in west bengal from where can i do my b.ed from distance education mode. Plz guide us

  4. Govind ji plz guide me that i am working teacher in west bengal from where can i do my b.ed from distance education mode. Plz guide us

  5. Dear Sir I am seeking your guidance.. I did Certificate in Civil Draftugsman now I want to do Correspondence /distance civil engineering diploma. please advise me waiting for your help.
    Thank you!


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