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Maharashtra University | 1971


Mumbai University, (The University of Mumbai) is one of India's oldest and most prestigious universities. It has possibly the greatest geographical region under its control, spanning more than 600 kilometres from Thane district to Sindhudurg district. To achieve its goals, it relies heavily on teaching-learning, research, consulting, and innovation. The University is committed to creating and maintaining world-class facilities, as well as creating knowledge in frontier areas of human understanding while keeping social requirements in mind. It gives young students a variety of chances and adequate guidance, transforming them into self-sufficient, responsible, and mature citizens.

Correspondence Courses were introduced at Mumbai University in 1971-72 largely for the benefit of students who would otherwise be disallowed access to higher education. The Directorate of Distance Education was renamed the Institute of Distance Education in 1993. As a result, it was designated as a 'University Institution.' It is the country's seventh university to launch a traditional Distance Education Program. Mumbai University Institute of Distance & Open Learning provides a variety of courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Science and Technology, Commerce & Management, Humanities, Inter-disciplinary, and other streams.

Personal contact programmes, counselling and counselling, study material, virtual learning centres, library facilities, and community radio are just a few of the university's student support offerings. Mumbai University Distance Education has few distinguishing features which includes Library and Knowledge Center, Learner-friendly courses, Student Support Services, Up-to-date studies and Consistent examination schedule and timely result announcement

Top Courses & Fees

  • MMS
    Duration: 2Y
  • MCA
    Duration: 2Y
  • B.Sc
    Duration: 3Y
  • M.Sc
    Duration: 2Y
  • BCom
    Duration: 3Y
  • M.Com
    Duration: 2Y
  • BA
    Duration: 3Y
  • MA
    Duration: 2Y
  • PGD
    Duration: 2Y
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Rural Development History
    English Literature Urdu Literature
    Political Science Psychology
    Philosophy Economics
    Marathi Literature Geography
    Sociology Education
    Bachelor of Science
    Information technology Agronomy
    Neurophysiology Technology Computer Science
    Cardiovascular technology Nautical Technology
    Audiology Electronics
    Nursing Biology
    Botany Nuclear medicine technology
    Chemistry (Hons) Computer Science
    Sales and Marketing Business Administration
    Insurance Management Oil & Gas Marketing
    Master of Arts
    Mathematics Sociology
    Economics Hindi
    Marathi English
    Gujarati Political Science
    Education History
    Master of Science
    Information Technology Mathematics
    Computer Science  
    PG Diploma
    Women’s Studies Travel and Tourism Management
    Therapeutic Counselling Public Policy
    German and European Inter-Cultural Studies Philosophy of Communal Harmony&Social Peace
    DCSSD (Slums Studies and Development) Museology and Conservation
    Media and Disability Communication Film Lekhan
    Pali Comparative Mythology
    Rural Management Radio and Television Lekhan
    B.Com / M.Com
    B.Sc Diploma (Computer Science & Application)


    Mumbai University Fee Structure

    Courses Fees (For 1st year)
    M.A ₹ 6,015
    BA ₹ 3,675
    B.Com ₹ 3,675
    M.C.A ₹ 16,875
    M.Com ₹ 6,015
     Courses Total Fees
    PG Diploma ₹ 17,645
    M.Sc      ₹ 12,615


The university only accepts admissions applications through its official website. Candidates who wish to apply for admission to UG/PG/Diploma programmes offered by Mumbai University's IDOL can do so online by following the instructions.

  • Candidates can go to the official website of the University.
  • Open the registration form and select Menu.
  • After registering, you will receive an e-mail with a User ID and Password.
  • Fill in all of the essential and correct information, such as, documents, questionnaires, educational qualifications, subjects, details of a bank challan or payment details.
  • Finally, save the application form before submitting it.

Steps to Apply:

  • Go to the MU-IDOL official website.
  • On the webpage, click the “Click Here For Fresh Registration” option to begin new registration.
  • Those who have already registered earlier, must enter a username and password in the "Registered Log-In" area.
  • Fill in the necessary information on the application form, and then submit the application form by clicking the "Submit" button for final registration.
  • Registered candidates will be emailed their Username.
  • The applicant must re-login using the e-mail-assigned username.
  • A comprehensive Application form will be displayed. Enter every information accurately.

The candidate must additionally upload the following documents:

  • The most recent photos of the candidate.
  • Scan of the candidate's signature
  • Candidates must pay the registration cost using a credit or debit card or by using Net Banking. Candidates will be notified of successful payment by SMS and email.
  • Before submitting your application, preview it by clicking the "NEXT" button.
  • Finally, save and print the Application Form for future reference.


Admission Important Dates 2022:

Registration Deadline for Jan-Dec 2022 (UG/PG Courses) Feb, 2022

Mumbai University Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must meet the qualifying standards in order to be admitted to Mumbai University IDOL. Except for Ph.D. and MCA programmes, all courses are selected on merit. The applicant for MCA must pass the university's entrance exam. The applicant for the Ph.D. programme must pass the university's entrance exam as well as an interview.

The exam paper can be written in Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, or English by the students. The courses are organised in semesters. The first semester (summer semester) begins in April, and the second semester (winter semester) begins in November.


Courses Eligibility Criteria
B.A. / B.Sc. / B. Com Students who have passed 10+2 / 3 years Diploma from an acknowledged board/University.
M.A. Bachelor’s degree in relevant field from an acknowledged university
M.Com Bachelor’s degree in B. Com/BAF/BBI/BMS from an acknowledged university. 
M.Sc.  (Computer Science) Bachelor’s degree in B.Sc – IT / Maths / Statistics / Physics / Computer Science / Electronics or B.E. / BCS with 45% marks. (40% for reserved category)
MCA Graduation in any stream with min. 45% marks (40% for reserved category) and Maths at 10+2 level
PGDFM Graduation in any field
PGDORM Graduation in any field (minimum 2 years of work experience)


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Ques. What courses are available at Mumbai University's Institute of Distance & Open Learning?
Mumbai University Institute of Distance & Open Learning provides a variety of UG/PG Courses including B.Sc., B. Com, BA, M.Sc., MA, M. Com, MCA etc. It also provides PG Diploma  courses.


Ques. What are the accreditations of Mumbai University, the Institute of Distance and Open Learning?
UGC and NAAC. The University Grants Commission - Distance Education Board and the National Assessment and Accreditation Council have both authorised Mumbai University's Institute of Distance & Open Learning.


Ques. Is there a scholarship programme at Mumbai University IDOL?
Mumbai University's IDOL offers scholarships to qualified and worthy individuals. Some courses are eligible for government scholarships for candidates from the reserved categories (SBC/SC/ST/VJ-NT/OBC).


Ques. What happens in the first and second halves of Mumbai University's Institute of Distance & Open Learning?
There are two semesters at Mumbai University Idol: winter semester and summer semester. The first half is the winter semester, which begins in November, and the second half is the summer semester, which begins in April at the completion of the winter semester.


Ques. Do IDOL students at Mumbai University receive the same degree as ordinary students?
The weightage for both degrees is the same. At work front, the degree is treated the same as a conventional degree. There is an advantage to studying a course from MU's IDOL; students can complete their course while also working. The only thing students need to do is keep in touch with the lecturers or a guide on a regular basis via the PCP (Personal Contact Programs).


Mumbai University Review and Ranking

  • The institute is one of the top ten colleges that offer distance education to students.
  • It has received very positive feedback, with a student survey rating of 7.8/10.
  • It excels in academics, faculty, infrastructure, and placement.
  • The students are satisfied with their academics, lecturers, infrastructure, and placement.


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