Mumbai University Distance Education Admissions 2018-2019, Fee Structure, Eligibility

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Brief Summary

University Name Mumbai University
Approval UGC- DEB
Location Mumbai, Maharashtra
Website  http://mu.ac.in/portal/distance-open-learning/
Distance Education Institute of Distance Open Learning (IDOL)
Admission Process Online & Offline
Year of Establishment 1971-72
Programs offered BA, B.com, B.Sc, MA, M.com, M.Sc, Postgraduate diploma

Why Mumbai University Institute of Distance & Open Learning (IDOL)?

Mumbai University (MU) was established in 1857. It is one of the oldest universities located in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It also has the privilege of being one of the first three universities in India. Owing to the sheer number of students, Mumbai University is one of the largest universities in the world. Over 742 colleges are affiliated to the university.

The Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) is the distance education segment of Mumbai University. Feeling the requirement for distance education for students who cannot enroll themselves into regular courses, Directorate for Correspondence courses was launched in 1971-72. The Mumbai University Distance MBA course is one of the most popular courses of the institute.

IDOL accepts applications for various courses such as BA, B.Com, B.Sc among various undergraduate courses and as well as MA, M.Com, M.Sc, MCA, PGDFM (PG Diploma in Financial Management) and PGDROM (PG Diploma in Operations Research for Management) programs at the post graduate level for the academic year 2017-18.

Candidates are required to give an Entrance Exam to join the MCA program. Candidates will be shortlisted based on merit with respect to the Entrance Exam.

Approval

The University of Mumbai has been approved by UGC and NAAC. It is also a part of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).  All the programs of IDOL are approved by the Distance Education Council (DEC). 

Courses Offered by Mumbai University IDOL

Sl. No Degree Stream Duration
1. B.A.
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Commerce
  • Education
  • English
  • Marathi
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
3 Years
2. B.Com
  • Accounts
  • Management Group
3 Years
3. M.A
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • English
  • Marathi
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
2 Years
4. M.A. Education 2 Years
5. M.Com
  • Accounts
  • Management Group
2 Years
6. MA/M.Sc. Mathematics 2 Years
7. PGDFM/PGDORM
  • Diploma in Financial
  • Management &
  • Diploma in Operational
  • Research for
  • Management
2 Years

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for distance courses offered by University of Mumbai are as follows:

Course Eligibility
B.A. (Psychology, Sociology,  History, Political Sc, Economics, , Commerce, Education, English, Marathi, Hindi & Urdu) H.Sc (XII Std.) Or Equivalent Exam, Passed for admission to F.Y.B.A.
B.Com. (Accounts OR Management Group) H.Sc (XII Std) Commerce or Equivalent Exam passed for admission to F.Y.B.Com.
B.Sc.  (Information Technology) Applicants for admission to the B.Sc. (Information Technology) must have passed the higher secondary examination.  Those who have passed the three-year technical diploma examination are also eligible for admission to the B.Sc. (Information Technology) program
B.Sc. (Computer Science) Applicants for admission to the B.Sc. Computer Science Program must have passed the higher secondary examination.  Those who have passed the three-year technical diploma examination are also eligible for admission to the B.Sc. (Computer Science) program
M.A. (History, Politics, Sociology, Economics, Philosophy, English, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu & Sanskrit) Any Bachelor Degree from a reputed University
M.A (Education) B.Ed./B.A. (Education) Degree
M.Com (Account OR Management Group) B.Com./BMS Degree
M.A./M.Sc. (Mathematics) B.A./B.Sc. with minimum 2 papers in Math of University of Mumbai or at least 3 papers in Math from other University
M.Sc (Information Technology) A pass in any degree or an equivalent examination
M.Sc (Computer Science) A pass in any degree or an equivalent examination
(M.C.A.) Master of Computer Application 45% any degree or an equivalent examination

Cut off score in the IDOL MCA Entrance Test

Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management A candidate for being eligible for admission – (a) Must hold a University degree in any faculty with 2 years working experience in any Organization or must have recognized professional qualifications and at least five year’s professional experience.                                     (b) Must be residing within India.
Post Graduate Diploma in Operational Research  Management A candidate for being eligible for admission – (a) Must hold a University degree in any faculty with 2 years working experience in any Organization or must have recognized professional qualifications and at least five year’s professional experience.                                     (b) Must be residing within India.

Admission and Application Procedure

The steps to be followed are listed as below:

  1. Visit the official website of Mumbai University’s IDOL.
  2. Click on Menu and open the Registration form. Fill out the details asked.
  3. After the registration process is done, a User ID and Password will be generated and sent to your e-mail account that was provided at the time of registration.
  4. All the required information should be filled in earnest. A recent photograph and signature have to be uploaded.
  5. The next step is to login to your account and apply online to the desired course.
  6. All the required information such as Educational Qualification, Subjects, Documents, Questionnaire should be filled. Details of bank challan of online payments have to be filled.
  7. The last step is to save and submit the application form.

Required Documents to be Eligible

  1. S.L.C. (Xth Class) marks card, exams from H.S.C. and others (F.Y., S.Y. and T.Y.)
  2. Proof of Date of Birth
  3. Migration / Transfer Certificate
  4. Passing/Convocation / Degree Certificate will have to be produced
  5. Marriage Certificate / Gazette Notification will have to be produced for married female students

In addition to the Eligibility fees, candidates that are applying for provisional eligibility certificate will be required to pay Rs. 400/- as document verification fees (in cash) at the cash counter at the below mentioned address-
Room No. 105,
First Floor,
IDOL

Admission Key Points

  • The following documents have to be scanned and submitted as per requirements of the admission process – passport size photograph, signature, marks sheet of qualifying exam (convocation certificated if applicable to the course selected)
  • If the candidate was pursuing related course from another university that was affiliated to Mumbai University and wants to transfer to IDOL, they are required to scan and upload the original No Objection certificate (NOC) of the current academic year from the concerned college and will have to submit the same with a photocopy of the document.
  • Students who have completed their 3rd or 4th year Bachelor’s degree courses successfully form another University and completed another degree course such as B.Ed, L.L.B., M.M.S etcetera from a college that is affiliated to the University of Mumbai and wish to take up M.A/M.Com / M.Sc / M.C.A from the University of Mumbai are required to procure the Eligibility Certificate from the University of Mumbai, IDOL. These students will have to produce their Eligibility Confirmation letter from the earlier College or Institute affiliated to the University of Mumbai.

Distance Courses at Mumbai University Fee Structure

Course Fees
Fees for General Category Fees for Reserved Category
B.A. F.Y.B.A.  Rs. 3680/- Rs. 380/-
B.Com.  F.Y. B.Com. Rs. 3680/- Rs. 380/-
B.Sc. (I. T.) F.Y. B.Sc. (I. T.)  Rs. 16940/- Rs. 380/-
B.Sc. (Computer Science) F.Y. B.Sc. (Computer Science) Rs. 12680/- Rs. 380/-

Scholarships at IDOL Mumbai University

  • Government Scholarships are available in a few select courses for students under the reserved category (SC / ST / OBC / J-NT / SBC)
  • Students that are eligible and wish to apply to the scholarship can submit their application through Social Welfare website. This is for students of the following categories SC / VJ (DT) / NT / OBC / SBC.
  • Students under the ST category can apply through the Tribal Welfare Department website.

Important Dates

Events Dates
Availability of application form July 2018
End date for submission of application form 19th July 2018
MCA Entrance Test Date 30th July

Contact Details

Enquiry Telephone 26523048
Message 8082892988
Email [email protected]

Placements

Companies that have come to IDOL to recruit candidates are as mentioned below:

  • Symphony Services
  • National Stock Exchange
  • CRISIL
  • CARE
  • TATA Services Ltd.
  • Times of India
  • FINO – a subsidiary of ICICI Bank
  • CII
  • Housing Development Finance Corporation
  • Economic and Political Weekly Research Foundation
  • GE CIS
  • Pratham
  • Accenture
  • NewsWire 18
  • Capital Markets

Study Centers

IDOL has study centres across Maharashtra. Personal Contact Programs are held in following centers mentioned below:

 Churchgate Poladpur (Raigad) Dombivali  Vidya Vihar
 Kandivali  Ratnagiri Kalyan.  Vikroli
 Malad  Navi Mumbai (Koparkhairne)  Neral (Raigad)  Bhandup
 Bhayandar  Bhiwandi  Mhasala (Raigad)  Thane
Vikroli  Ulhasnar  Mahad (Raigad)  Mumbra
Chembur  Vidya Vihar

 

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