Jamia Millia Islamia University Distance Education Admissions 2019, Fee Structure, Eligibility

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 Jamia Milia Islamia University is a public central university . Established in Aligarh as early as 1920s during the Independence Movement, Jamia Millia University, now in New Delhi. It provides various programs both in its regular and distance mode. Over the years it has steadily expanded to finally include its Centre of Distance and Open Learning in 2008. Aimed at individuals who cannot attend regular classes, especially the Armed Forces, it offers distance education courses to over 4000 enrolled candidates every year.

Admission and Application Procedure

  1.  Admission Procedure: The following steps need to be followed for admission to one of the distance education programmes –
  2. Read the prospectus carefully. The prospectus can be downloaded from the official website.
  3. Download the appropriate application form for the subject opted for from http://jmi.ac.in/studyatjamia/admission/29. Please note that only downloaded application forms with the code ‘JMI-WADF-<Year of Application>’ (Ex-JMI-WADF-2016) will be accepted. No photocopies are allowed. The form can also be obtained from the CDOL office at Jamia Millia Islamia or one of the study centres.

Filled-in forms, along with supporting documents and the application fee must be submitted to the CDOL office or any of the study centres before the last date.

Important: Application form for Indian defence personnel – The Army and the Navy are available separately. Please check the relevant links on the official website.

Online/Offline: Application forms can be downloaded online or obtained in-person from ‘Maktaba Jamia Limited, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi’ or one of its study centres.

Application fee: Please read this carefully. For ‘downloaded application forms’, the application fee is Rs.500 (B.Ed programme) or Rs.300 (All other programmes). For ‘forms obtained from the Maktaba Jamia Ltd. Office’, the fee is Rs.700 (B.Ed programme) or Rs.500 (All other programmes).

Mode of Payment: The fee can either be submitted in cash or by Demand Draft in favour of ‘Jamia Millia Islamia’ payable at New Delhi. Please contact the office before payment is made.

Note: Applications will only be accepted during working hours on weekdays. Please ensure that all documents are submitted on time.

URL for applying online: The application form can be found at http://www.jmi.ac.in/ .For the 2017 prospectus, click here – http://jmi.ac.in/upload/admission/cdol_prospectus_2017.pdf

Supporting documents: Self-attested photocopies of the following documents need to be submitted along with the application form –

  • Date of Birth Certificate
  • Class 10th mark sheet
  • Class 12th mark sheet
  • Certificate and Mark sheets of graduation (for PG courses only)
  • 1 passport-sized colour photograph, to be pasted on the form

The following documents need to be submitted at the time of admission along with the above for verification –

  •  3 passport-sized colour photographs
  • Experience certificate (if applicable)
  • SC/ST certificate
  • Character certificate from previous institution
  • Migration/Transfer certificate
  • DD for the programme fee, with the candidate’s name, application number and program code written at the back of the DD
  • Proof of Enrolment (for students of Jamia Millia Islamia only)
  • NOC from previous employer (if applicable)

The following additional documents are required from Foreign students/ NRIs –

  • Copy of Passport
  • Translations of mark sheets, if not in English
  • Translated and attested copy of Resident Permit
  • NRI Status certificate. Please check with the Advisor’s office  (details below) to obtain a complete list of documents.
  • Medical Certificate (for PwD candidates only)

Address: The documents will have to be submitted in-person to ‘Maktaba Jamia Limited, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi’ or any of the study centres.

Last date for application? The last date for submission of the complete application packet is 31st August, 2016. An extension till 20th September, 2016 can be provided with a late fee of Rs.200.

Fee Structure

Course Fees: The course fee for most of the postgraduate courses lie in the range from Rs.7800-Rs.14000. For Bachelor’s degree programmes, the fee ranges in Rs.7200-8800. B.Ed is the only programme which costs Rs.30000 for two years. PG Diploma and Certificate courses cost Rs.5600-Rs.15500. PG Diploma in Geo-informatics (PGDGI) is another special course with a total fee of Rs.36200.

For students from other countries/ NRIs, the fee can range anywhere between $300-600.

COMMON QUESTIONS (Regarding fee)

a)When does the fee need to be paid?

Ans.For all courses except B.Ed and PGDGI, the fee needs to be paid in full at the beginning of the course. For B.Ed, the course fee is divided into equal installments, payable at the beginning of each year. For PGDGI, Rs.20200 is to be paid during admission and the remaining Rs.16000 is paid in January (the following semester).

b) Can it be paid in installments?

Ans. No, installments are available for the B.Ed and PGDGI courses only.


No scholarships are available for students in the distance education programmes. However, JMI being an institution under the Central Government, may provide a limited number of scholarships to minority and reserved category students. Please contact the admissions office for further details.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Age Criteria: There is no upper age limit for admission to any of the programmes.
  2. Reservation Criteria:

a) Reservation of seats is applicable for SC/ST candidates of any religion seeking admission to the B.Ed programme only as per Central Government norms. There will also be a relaxation of 5% marks in the eligibility criteria.

b) JMI being a minority institution, 30% of the seats are reserved for Muslim applicants in each course, 10% of which will be women candidates.

c)Additional 10% of the seats are reserved for Muslim OBC – Non-creamy layer/ ST

d)3% of the seats are reserved for physically challenged candidates, who exhibit blindness/ low vision, hearing impairment, locomotor disability or cerebral palsy. PwD candidates will also receive 5% relaxation in the qualifying examinations.

e)5%of undergraduate, Diploma and Certificate programmes will be reserved for internal students of Jamia schools.

Note: The number of seats available for programmes will depend on the capacity of the study centre. Also, B.Ed has a maximum intake of 50. Please check the prospectus for additional criteria applicable to defence personnel.

The following table shows the minimum eligibility criteria for admission to the various programmes on offer by the university –

Course Name Criteria
MA (Except Education and HRM)/ M.Com Bachelor’s degree(10+2+3) or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university
MA – HR Management Bachelor’s degree with either (i)45% marks OR (ii)2 years of full-time engagement in relevant field
MA – Education/ PG Diploma in Geoinformatics Bachelor’s degree with 45% marks
BA/ B.Com/ BBA/ Diploma in ECCE 10+2 or equivalent (For DECCE, preference will be given to experienced Childhood Care practitioners)
B.Ed Candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria in addition to Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks:

(i)Master’s degree in Science/ Social Science/ Commerce/ Humanities

(ii)Trained in-service elementary teacher

(iii)Completed NCTE recognized teacher education programme in classroom contact mode

PG Diploma in Guidance &Counselling Candidate must satisfy one of the following:

(i)Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks

(ii) Bachelor’s degree with 45% marks+ Master’s degree with 50% marks

(iii)Bachelor’s degree+ 2 years of full-time engagement in recognized school/ hospital

Certificate in CIT/ CCHNT 10th grade or equivalent

Specialization/Courses Offered

Bachelor of Arts (B.A)
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)
Master of Arts (M.A) English, Hindi, Sociology, History, HR Management, Public Administration, Political Science and Education
Master of Commerce (M.Com)


PG Diploma Guidance &Counselling and Geoinformatics
Diploma Early Childhood Care &Education
Certificate courses IT and Computer Hardware/ Networking (CCHNT)

The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, postgraduate diploma and certificate courses through its Centre for Distance and Open Learning (CDOL).

For complete list of programs offered by the university visit- http://jmi.ac.in/studyatjamia/courseslist/distance


Jamia Millia University has been accredited ‘Grade A’ by NAAC. The programmes under CDOL are approved by the UGC and the Distance Education Bureau (DEB), New Delhi.


  1. Jamia Millia has been ranked 12th among national universities by Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  2. It has a national rank of 69 among all higher education institutions put forward by World University Rankings .

Important Dates

Particulars Date
Notification for Admission May second week
Application form availability June first week
Last date of Submission 31st August
Last date of Submission (with late fee) September third week
Completion of admission process September last week

Contact Details

  1. Address: Office of the Hony. Director, Centre for Distance and Open Learning, Jamia Millia Islamia, T.T.I College, Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Marg, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi – 110025
  2. Phone: +91 11 2698171/ 4650
  3. Website: http://jmi.ac.in/cdol
  4. Email: [email protected]

Note: Foreign Students/NRIs must apply through the Foreign Students’ Advisor at ‘The Office of the Foreign Students Advisor, Room No.20-21, Old SRK Hostel Building, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi – 110025’.

Phone No. +91 11 2698171/ 5603/ 6176 (Extn. 1760).

Email: [email protected]


Please contact the JMI main campus for details regarding placement offers and opportunities.

Study Centers

  1. JMI has 43 centres spread all over India, not only in major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, but also in most states like Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.
  2. The complete list of study centres is available in the prospectus and also here – http://jmi.ac.in/upload/admission/cdol_prospectus_2017.pdf

Distance MBA Course

The university does not offer MBA in distance education mode. However, it does have a Master of Arts (M.A) course in Human Resource Management.



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