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Rajasthan University | 1987


Vardhman Mahaveer Open University (VMOU) is an open university in Kota, Rajasthan. Formerly known as Kota Open University it was founded on July 23, 1987. concentrating on the humanities, commerce, library science, and informatics It is geographically dispersed throughout Rajasthan, with regional centres in Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur, Kota, and Bharatpur, as well as several other "learning centres" in cities and an additional centre in New Delhi. In step with UGC Committee chairman, Late prof G. Reddy, " Developing a full-fledged Open University through distance education is feasible in Rajasthan, due to its established distance learning system". This provided the inspiration for putting in place a state-level Open University in Rajasthan. This provided the inspiration for setting up a state-level open university in Rajasthan.

The formation of VMOU (Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University) occurred with the merger of two correspondence courses institutes, namely Institute of Correspondence Studies and Continuing Education Jaipur and (College of Correspondence Studies, Udaipur). To make the vast array of distance education resources better coordinated and to improve education for Rajasthan residents, the VMOU was established.

Every year, around 35000 students enrol at the institution. The university is continuously looking for opportunities to collaborate with other open universities. It offers 80 courses at various levels. Undergraduate, postgraduate, and postgraduate diploma programmes are available at the university. Diploma and certificate programmes are also available at the university. It provides lateral entry programmes in journalism, MCA, and M.SC. Application fees for MBA, B.Ed., and lateral entry programmes are submitted through challan. However, for other UG and PG programmes, application fees must be paid by credit/debit card or net banking. This institution offers an online application process.

Seminars and workshops are held to help students improve their skills and knowledge. VMOU Organizes industrial visits for students to learn more.

Top Courses & Fees

  • MBA
    Duration: 2Y
  • MCA
    Duration: 2Y
  • BBA
    Duration: 3Y
  • BCA
    Duration: 3Y
  • B.Sc
    Duration: 3Y
  • M.Sc
    Duration: 2Y
  • B. Lib
    Duration: 1Y
  • M.Lis
    Duration: 1Y
  • BA
    Duration: 3Y
  • MA
    Duration: 2Y
  • BSW
    Duration: 1Y
  • MSW
    Duration: 1Y
  • BCom
    Duration: 3Y
  • M.Com
    Duration: 2Y
  • Diploma
    Duration: 3Y
  • Certificate
    Duration: 6Y
  • Ph.D
    Duration: 3Y
  • B.Ed
    Duration: 2Y
  • BJMC
    Duration: 3Y
  • At the moment, VMOU provides a variety of UG, PG, and Diploma programmes in a variety of subjects through its authorised study centres. Candidates must have completed 10+2 from a recognised board of education in order to be considered for admission to UG programmes. For admission to PG programmes, bachelor's degree is mandatory from a recognised university. The following is a list of courses offered by VMOU:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Sociology Journalism and Mass Communication
    Economics Urdu
    Public Administration Hindi Literature
    Education Sanskrit
    Political Science Gandhi and Peace Studies
    Rajasthani History
    English  Mathematics 
    Geography Psychology 
    Rajasthani General
    Bachelor of Science
    Mathematics Biotechnology
    Zoology Economics
    Physics Botany
    Geography Zoology
    Master of Arts
    Sanskrit  Political Science
    Geography Economics
    Sociology Psychology
    Mathematics Education
    Rajasthani History
    Public Administration Hindi
    Police Administration English 
    Physics Computer Science
    Botany Mathematics
    Zoology Chemistry
    Financial Management HRM
    Marketing Management  
    Watershed Management Culture and Tourism
    Yoga Science Naturopathy
    Apabhrasha Language Social Problem in Rajasthan
    Library and Information Science Prakrit Language
    Nutrition & Health Education Mass Communication
    Rajasthani Language and Culture Awareness of Gandhian Methods
    Teaching of English Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Mate
    Creative Writing in English Prakrit Language
    Falit Jyotish Apabhransha Language
    Functional English Food and Nutrition
    Insurance Law  Human Rights
    Basic Ayurveda    Consumer Protection
    PG Diploma
    Intellectual Property Rights Computer Accounting & Auditing
    Yoga Gandhian And Peace Studies
    Media Studies Vocational Guidance and Career Counselling
    Industrial Relations And Labour Laws Cyber Law
    Commerce Geography
    Education Public Administration
    Journalism and Mass Media Political Science
    English Sanskrit
    Sociology  Lib. and Inf. Science
    Economics Botany 
    Special Education History
    Zoology Law
    Chemistry Management
    BBA / MBA 
    B.Com. / M.Com.
    BCA / MCA 
    Bachelor of Journalism / Master of Journalism
    B.Lib.I.Sc. / M.Lib.I.Sc.
    BSW (Social Work) / MSW
    Bachelor of Education
    PGDCA (Computer Applications)


    Fee Structure Of VMOU: 

    The fee structure for some of the VMOU courses are as follows:

    Courses Fees (For 1st Year)
    B.A. / B.Com. / BSW ₹ 4,400
    BBA ₹ 6,700
    BCA ₹ 10,400
    B.Sc. ₹ 14,200
    Bachelor of Journalism ₹ 8,900
    B.Lib.I.Sc. ₹ 4,400
    M.A. / M.Com. ₹ 4,700
    MBA ₹ 14,600
    B.Ed. ₹ 26,880
    M.Sc. ₹ 12,000
    Diploma ₹ 2,000
    PG Diploma ₹ 3,000
    Certification ₹ 1,400 - ₹ 1600
    M.Lib.I.Sc. ₹ 8,800
    MSW ₹ 7,700
    Master of Journalism ₹ 12,100
    Ph.D. ₹ 37,000
    PGDCA ₹ 13,500


Admissions to VMOU takes place in two cycles: January and July. Admission to all VMOU programmes (excluding B.Ed. and MBA) is mostly dependent on a candidate's aggregate in a previous qualifying degree/ test. This Open University also provides lateral entry admission to several of its programmes in the second and third semesters.

Steps to Apply Online:

  • Navigate to the VMOU official website.
  • Choose the apply online tab
  • Fill the details carefully and complete the application
  • Attach the necessary documents and make a payment for registration fees.
  • You can make the payment online by using debit card/credit card/netbanking.


​​​​​​​Important Dates Of VMOU 2022

Online Application Begin 9th March, 2022 (VMOU B.Ed.)
  8th July, 2021 (VMOU MET)
Application End 21st June, 2022 (VMOU B.Ed.)
  5th Sept., 2022 (VMOU MET)
Commencement of exam TBA (VMOU B.Ed.)
  10th Sept., 2022 (VMOU MET)

Eligibility Criteria Of VMOU 

Admission to the few of the like B.A. / B.Com. / B.Sc. etc. is based totally on academic merit. Selected candidates are then required to complete the document verification process.

Courses Eligibility Criteria
B.A. / BSW / B.Com. / BBA/ / B.Sc./ BCA 10+2 or BCP/BAP/BSCP or similar from an acknowledged board or university (Merit Based)
B.Lib.I.Sc. Graduation from an acknowledged university with at least 50% marks.
M.A. / M.Com. / M.Sc. Graduation or similar from an acknowledged university (Merit Based)
MCA BCA or similar degree with Mathematics with at least 50% marks and VMOU MET
MBA Graduation degree with at least 50% marks and CMAT/ CAT/ MAT
M.Lib.I.Sc. / MA Graduation degree from an acknowledged university
B.ED. Graduation degree with at least 50% marks and VMOU entrance exam
Ph.D. At least 55% marks in relevant subject


Library Auditorium Wi-Fi Boys Hostels Ambulance ATM Tuck Shops AC Dining Hall Indoor/Outdoor games Yoga and Meditation Sports


Ques 1. VMOU has what kind of accreditation and approval?
VMOU is a state university with NCTE, DEB, and UGC accreditation.


Ques 2. What are the prerequisites for pursuing a BLIS?
The qualifying requirement for the course is a graduate degree with a minimum of 50 percent aggregate

Ques 3. When do examinations at VMOU take place?
Exams are held twice a year at VMOU, once in June and once in December.


Ques 4. Can I apply to VMOU for the Bachelor of Arts Preparatory Programme (BAP)? 
You can participate in the preparation programme. However, before applying for a BA, you must first complete your 12th grade.


Ques 5. How can I submit my admission form and payment to VMOU?
The entrance form can be Submitted either online or in person at University’s campus. However, fees can be paid online.


Ques 6. When does the VMOU admissions process begin?
Vardhman Mahaveer Open University offers two admission cycles that begin between January and July.


Ques 7. What facilities does VMOU institution provide?
The University provides a variety of services to students, including labs, a library, transportation, and an auditorium.


Review & Ranking Of VMOU :

  • VMOU is a well-known university in Rajasthan with a good reputation for providing quality education.
  • VMOU is acknowledged by UGC and is a member of AIU.
  • It is among the top 25 universities in Rajasthan.
  • It has received a rating of 7/10 in a student’s survey.
  • Students at VMOU are satisfied with their academics, lecturers, infrastructure, and facilities.


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