Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) Admissions 2018-2019, Fee Structure, Eligibility

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University Name Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU)
Approval UGC- DEB
Location Nashik, Maharashtra
Website  https://www.ycmou.ac.in/
Distance Education YCMOU Distance Education
Admission Process Online & Offline
Year of Establishment 1989
Programs offered BA, BBA, B.Com, B.Sc, MA, M.Sc, M.com and more

Why Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU)?

Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) was established in July 1989. It is located in Maharashtra and is named after the Yashwantrao Chavan, one of Maharashtra’s greatest political leader and often renowned as the ‘builder of modern Maharashtra’.

The YCMOU Distance Education provides over 200 courses in graduate, postgraduate, degree and certificate programs in courses like Agriculture, Humanities, Health Science, Engineering, Education and more. Up till now, over 6,50,000 students have graduated from this university.


The Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University or YCMOU is affiliated by University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956 and approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

This university is also a part of the following governing bodies-

  • Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU)
  • Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Distance Education Bureau (DEB)


The Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University or YCMOU is ranked as 3rd in distance education universities in India. This university has ranked at 9739 across the worldwide universities and ranked as 351 across India.

YCMOU Admission Procedure

For admission, students can apply through both online mode or offline.


To apply online, go to the website and download the application form and fill it up and submit it online.


To apply offline, download the application form from the portal or visit a study center and fill in all the details and along with the application form they need to submit appropriate documents.

  1. For admission, there will an entrance exam at the university or study center to ensure that the students of high merit are admitted according to the reservation policy.
  2. The admission fee is Rs 1000 and it can be paid through Credit card or Debit card or Mobile Money Identifier (MMID) OR Internet banking (for axis bank users) OR Demand draft drawn in favor of Finance Officer, YCMOU, Nashik, Maharashtra
  3. Submit the required documentsThe last date for submitting online application form without late fee is 31st
  4. For direct admissions that is without any entrance exams the applicant has to pay 1500 (one thousand five hundred rupees) only extra.
  5. For international students, they have to contact the international student cell present at every study center to get more details about the admission.

Important Instructions

  • The documents should be scanned and uploaded in the required dimension.
  • You are required to have a working mobile number and an email id.
  • You are recommended to transfer admission fee or any another fee from your savings bank account as it will be convenient during any refund of the fee.
  • If students don’t want the admission and if they cancel the admission before the last date of the admission of the program then your money will be refunded after deduction of 1000 (thousand rupees) or if the university is unable to allot any seats to you.


The documents that needed to be submitted during counselling are:

  • Original counseling letter along with photocopy of counseling letter
  • Original Admit card along with photocopy of admit card
  • Bank draft has to be drawn in favor of Finance Officer, YCMOU, Nashik, Maharashtra.
  • All the original and at least 2 photocopies of certificates of 10th & 12th class
  • Admit card
  • Score card (if applicable)
  • Original degree/provisional certificate if candidate is appearing
  • Caste certificate(SC/ST/OBC/Other) signed by the authorized authority
  • Medical documents (if applicable)
  • 4-6 Passport size photographs color and black and white.
  • Government identity proof

YCMOU Courses Fee structure

The fee structure of some of the popular UG & PG programs offered by YCMOU are as follows:

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Rs 6000/-
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Urdu Rs 5700/-
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Hindi Rs 5700/-
Bachelor of Arts (BA) journalism and communication studies Rs 9000/-
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Rs 31,000/-
Bachelor of Library and Information Science (B. Lib. I. Sc) Rs 8,000/-
Bachelor of Fire and Health Safety Environment Management Rs 60,000/-
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Medical Laboratory Technology Rs 42,000/-
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Actuarial Science Rs 96,000/-
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) bio-informatics Rs 48,000/-
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) biotechnology Rs 48,000/-
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) business information system Rs 59,000/-
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) industrial science Rs 24,000/-
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) nautical science Rs 1,92,000/-
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) optometry Rs 2,00,000/-
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) agriculture Rs 30,000/-
Bachelor of commerce (B.Com) Rs 5,700/-
Bachelor of computer applications (B.C.A) Rs 2,11,000/-
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Rs 96,000/-
Master of arts (M. A) educational communication Rs 5,500/-
Master of arts (M. A) education Rs 5,500/-
Master of education (M. Ed) Rs 21,000/-
Master of library and information science (M. Lib. I. Sc) Rs 12,000/-
Master of business administration (M.B.A) Rs 30,000/-
Master of business administration (M.B.A) finance Rs 30,000/-
Master of business administration (M.B.A) marketing Rs 30,000/-
Master of commerce (M. Com) Rs 8,000/-
Master of science (M. Sc) actuarial science Rs 3,44,000/-
Master of science (M. Sc) bio-informatics Rs 64,000/-
Master of science (M. Sc) biotechnology Rs 64,000/-
Master of science (M. Sc) urban and regional planning Rs 1,44,000/-
Master of architecture (M. Arch) construction management Rs 64,000/-
Master of architecture (M. Arch) environmental architecture Rs 64,000/-


The candidates belonging to backward classes are required to follow the procedure adopted by the Government of Maharashtra or Government of India to obtain scholarship and free-ship as per government norms.

The university offers programs in which the employing institutions offer a unique advantage of earning while learning. The pharma sector programs are sponsored by Workhard, Cipla through which students earn. Similarly, Napate foundation sponsors students in Arogyamitra program.

Eligibility criteria for YCMOU Courses

For admissions into Under-graduate (UG) or diploma programs

The aspirants who wish to pursue graduation from this university should have completed 10+2 standard qualification record from reputed board or institutions with good academic.

For admissions into Post-graduate (PG) programs

The applicants who wish to pursue their post-graduation from this university must have completed bachelor’s degree in the relevant stream with minimum 45% marks from recognized university or institutions.

NOTE– Percentage relaxation up to 5% is given to SC/ST candidates.

Distance Education Courses by YCMOU

The Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) offers many courses in its 8 schools which are:

School Programs Offered
School of Agricultural Science ·         B.Sc. (Agriculture)

·         B.Sc. (Horticulture)

·         Diploma in Horticulture

·         Foundation in Agricultural Sciences

·         Diploma in Vegetable Production

School of Humanities And Social Science ·         BA

·         MA

·         M.Lib. I.Sc

·         Diploma in Mass Communication & Journalism

School of Commerce And Management


·         B.Com

·         M.Com

·         BBA

·         MBA

·         Diploma in Aviation, Hospitality and Travel & Tourism Management

School of Computer Science


·         Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)

·         B.Sc (Business Information Systems)

·         Diploma Computer Program.

·         Certificate Computer Programs

·         B.Sc Industrial Science / Diploma In Industrial Science

School of Education ·         B.Ed

·         MA (Education)

School of Science And Technology ·         UG

·         PG

·         Diploma

School of Continuing Education ·         Certificate Programs

·         Diploma Programs

·         Under Graduate Degree Program

School of Health Services ·         Certificate Programs

·         Diploma Programs

·         B.Sc (Industrial Drug Science)

·         Master of Public Health

NOTE- The above is list is just a comprehensive list of course offered under each school of education. For complete list please visit the official website.

YCMOU Important Dates

Event Date
Notifications regarding the admission Third week of July
Application form availability Third week of July
Last date of receipt of applications without late fee Last date of August
Last date of receipt of applications with late fee 100/- Second week of September
Last date of receipt of applications with late fee 500/- Last week of September
MBA Admit card download Second week of September
MBA Entrance exam Second week of September
Release of admission list Second week of October

NOTE- The last date to submit the application with all the enclosed documents is 31st August.

Contact Details


Y.C.M. Open University,
Head Office,
Near Ganagapur Dam,
Nashik – 422222
Phone. No. 0253-2231714 / 2231715

FAX 0253-2230470

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Email: [email protected] ( for admissions)
Website: http://ycmou.digitaluniversity.ac/

YCMOU Placements

The campus has a well-established training and placement cell for proving the job opportunity to the eligible students. Campus invites many reputed recruiters every year for the campus recruitment.

Top recruiters from this university are-

  • Tata housing
  • IBM
  • iGATE
  • Wipro
  • L&T construction
  • Crompton Greaves
  • Taj Group
  • Club Mahindra

The average package is 1.5 lakhs per annum and the highest package offered is 6 lakhs per annum.

YCMOU Study Centers

The University has 10 Regional Centers at-

Regional Centers-

·         Amaravati

·         Aurangabad

·         Kolhapur

·         Mumbai

·         Nagpur

·         Nashik

·         Nanded

·         Kalyan

·         Solapur

·         Pune

These centers are headed by Regional Directors and they monitor all programs of the university. The university has a huge Network of over 3000 Open Education Centers/Study Centers throughout the state of Maharashtra.

It has study centers also in Karnataka, Meghalaya, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan, Goa, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, etc.

It has altogether three thousand six hundred seventy-five (3675) study centers across India.




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