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Maharashtra University | 1962


Shivaji University, founded in 1962, is named after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the Great Maratha Warrior and founder of the Maratha empire. Dr. Radhakrishnan, India's then-President, dedicated it on November 18, 1962.

The University has jurisdiction over three regions: Sangli, Kolhapur and Satara.

Shivaji University's Center for Distant Education is one of Maharashtra's finest distance learning colleges. There are up to 279 connected colleges and recognised institutes at the university. It oversees and teaches a variety of courses for students interested in online education.

The university provides undergraduate and graduate programmes in the faculties of management, arts and humanities, commerce, computer science, and technology. Distance education comprises self-instructional materials, counselling services, contact sessions, internet access, and a library through authorised study centres. There are 36 programmes available, with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees available in a variety of topics. The degree offered through remote education programmes has been authorised by the UGC.

SU Distance education programmes have helped and continue to benefit those who want to better their educational qualifications and pursue higher courses of their choice without having to enrol as full-time students. Admission to these Shivaji University online education courses is based on merit. Students can apply online through the official website of Shivaji University. Few distinguished characteristics of Shivaji University Distance Education includes Student Support Services, Courses geared toward students and Consistent examination schedule and timely announcement of results. Shivaji University has been re-accredited with Grade "A" by NAAC (the National Assessment and Accreditation Council).

Top Courses & Fees

  • MBA
    Duration: 2Y
  • M.Sc
    Duration: 2Y
  • BCom
    Duration: 3Y
  • M.Com
    Duration: 2Y
  • BA
    Duration: 3Y
  • MA
    Duration: 2Y
  • PGD
    Duration: 2Y
  • Shivaji University Distance Education provides students with several courses in a variety of fields. These courses, as well as their specialities, are listed below.

    Bachelor of Arts
    Urdu English
    History Ardhamagadhi
    Marathi Economics
    Sociology Hindi
    Sanskrit Political Science
    Education Philosophy
    HRM Marketing Management
    Production & Operations Management Financial Management
    M.B.A. (Executive)
    Financial Management Industrial Management
    Management of Higher Education Insurance & Risk Management
    Hospital Management HRM
    Master of Arts
    Urdu English
    History Ardhamagadhi
    Marathi Economics
    Sociology Hindi
    Sanskrit Political Science
    Education Philosophy
    B.Com / M.Com
    M.Sc. (Mathematics)
    PG Diploma


    Shivaji University Fee Structure:

    Courses Fee (1st Year Fees)
    BA ₹ 7,438
    BCom ₹ 7,438
    MA ₹ 10,500
    M.Com ₹ 11,000
    M.Sc ₹ 10,500
    EMBA ₹ 21,090
    MBA ₹ 22,030
    PG Diploma ₹ 6,275


The admissions procedure for Shivaji University is as follows:

  • Visit Shivaji University's official website.
  • Select the option for distance education.
  • Click on the given link to proceed.
  • Fill out the registration form with your mobile number and password.
  • Applicants must complete an application form detailing their educational history and preferred path of study.
  • Applicants who wish to apply for more than one course must pay the online application fees.
  • Submit the form and keep the receipt for future reference.
  • Candidates must wait for the cut-off or merit list to be announced.


Admission Important Dates 2022

June 29, 2022              Academic Year 2022-2023 Advertisement
July 7, 2022                   Notification of Admission to the B.Sc., M.Sc. (Nanoscience), and MCA 
July 15, 2022                 Link provided for MCA Admission
August 23, 2022              Offline admission for P.G.Diploma in Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy        
September 03, 2022       Time Table and Admission 2022 Advertisement/Revised Time Table for Entrance Examination 2022


Shivaji University Eligibility Criteria:

Courses Eligibility
M.A. (English, Hindi, Marathi, History, Sociology, Economics, Political Science) Graduation with a minimum of 40% aggregate marks is required.
M.Sc. /M.Com / PG Diploma - Taxation Graduation with a minimum of 40% aggregate marks is required.
MBA Minimum cut-off percentage (In entrance examination)
B.A. 10+2 with a minimum of 40% aggregate marks is required.

** The selection evaluations are based on a merit list based on the most recent qualifying exams.


Library Wi-Fi Boys Hostels A/c Auditorium Green Carpet Lawns AC Dining Hall Indoor/Outdoor games Earn while you learn


Ques.  I have done my graduation with a degree in agricultural biotechnology. Can I apply for the MSc agril food technology course?
 You are qualified for the MSc agril food technology programme.


Ques. What is the cost of an Msc in computer science in the SC category?
The Fee for M.Sc in Computer Science is INR74118/-.


Ques. What are the most popular courses taken by Shivaji Distance University students?
The institute's most popular courses include the PG diploma in taxes,, and MBA.


Ques. Is the Shivaji Distance University's distance mode course suitable for MBA?
Yes, the course module is well-designed and has adequate faculty support. In addition, students have the option to complete the MBA degree at a lower cost than at any other distant mode educational facility.


Ques. Is Shivaji University's open education degree accredited?
Shivaji University offers an open education degree that is recognised by the UGC.


Ques.  Is the M.B. course module. Is a distance course the same as a normal course offered by Shivaji Distance University?
The course modules differ little across the university's distance and normal mode courses. The distinction lies in the flexibility of distance learning in terms of assessment and costs.


Shivaji University Review & Ranking

  • With a student survey-grade of 8.9/10, Shivaji University has received overwhelmingly positive comments.
  • It excels in academics, faculty, Course Curriculum, infrastructure, and placement.
  • In India, the university is ranked top in physics research work (current science)
  • Shivaji University ranked tenth in India for non-agricultural and material science research.
  • NAAC has assigned the University an A grade.
  • According to the NIRF rankings, the University is rated 28th.
  • Shivaji University is second in India to use nature e-journal.


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