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Maharashtra, Nashik University | 1989 CT Verified


YCMOU was established in July 1989. It was created by the Maharashtra State Legislature Act XX of 1989 and was aptly named after the renowned political leader of Maharashtra and the founder of modern Maharashtra Yashwantrao Chavan. The university is a member of organizations such as the Asian Association of Open Universities, the Association of Indian Universities and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

YCMOU is the fifth largest open university in India. And is recognized by UGC and UGC DEB. AICTE, the Council of Technical Education and the Council of Architecture have also approved the university (for architecture courses). Established in 1989, YCMOU provides more than 100 offline and online study courses, as well as 10 regional centres and more than 300 multi-program study centres.

Collaborates with international universities/institutions such as the Commonwealth Secretariat (London), Commonwealth of Learning (Canada), Wawasan Open University (Malaysia), Brock University (Canada), The Chartered Management Institute of London (UK), Athabasca University (Canada) and the International Food Policy Research Institute for the Global Open Food and Agriculture University (USA).

Apart from this, the university has a separate placement cell that takes care of all placement-related activities. Companies like Wipro, IBM and TCS have hired students from this university over the years. To meet the financial requirements of students, the university offers several scholarships based on merit and need, including the Mahadbt scholarship and others. Candidates can also choose to receive the scholarship at the time of admission or apply for one of the many scholarships awarded by the Government of India.

Top Courses & Fees

  • MBA
    Duration: 2Y
  • BBA
    Duration: 3Y
  • MCA
    Duration: 2Y
  • BCA
    Duration: 3Y
  • B.Sc
    Duration: 3Y
  • M.Sc
    Duration: 2Y
  • BCom
    Duration: 3Y
  • M.Com
    Duration: 2Y
  • BA
    Duration: 3Y
  • MA
    Duration: 2Y
  • B. Lib
    Duration: 1Y
  • M.Lis
    Duration: 1Y
  • B.Ed
    Duration: 2Y
  • M.Ed
    Duration: 2Y
  • B.Design
    Duration: 4Y
  • Certificate
    Duration: 6Y
  • Diploma
    Duration: 3Y
  • PGD
    Duration: 2Y
  • Ph.D
    Duration: 3Y
  • YCMOU Nashik offers around 50 Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Diploma Programmes, Certifications, Ph.D. in a variety of fields, including Management, Arts, Science and Commerce. The University's courses are all UGC DEB certified and available via remote education. Admission to the majority of these programmes at YCMOU Nashik is based on merit. The table below lists a handful of the most popular YCMOU courses:


    Bachelor of Arts
    Value & Spirituality Consumer Services
    Road Transportation ITBP personnel
    Public Services Mass Communication & Journalism
    Public Administration  
    Painting General
    Optometry Actuarial Science
    Nautical Science Agriculture
    MLT Automotive Techniques
    Media Graphics & Animation BioInformatics
    Interior Design Biotechnology 
    Industrial Science Business Information System
    Industrial Drug Science Construction Practices
    Hospitality & Tourism Studies CSA
    Horticulture Facility Services
    Regular  Fashion Design 
    Diploma Courses
    School Management  Agro journalism
    Yoga Teacher Automobile Engineering (DAE)
    Saloon Technology Communication Engineering
    Interior Design Decoration Printing Techniques & Graphic Arts
    E & TC. Engg. Electronics & Telecommunication
    Instrumentation Engineering Electrical Engg. 
    Industrial Science Floriculture Landscape Gardening
    Industrial Electronics Fruits Production
    Gandhi Vichar Darshan Horticulture
    Architecture and Design Mechanical Engineering
    Fitter Production Engineering
    Fabrication  Thermal Engineering
    Electrician & Domestic Appliances Maintenance Vegetable Production
    Domestic Workers Welfare  Business Process Management
    Cooperative Management  Civil Supervisor
    Computing  Computer Technology
    Agribusiness Management  
    Web Designing  Agriculture 
    Visual Basic Arabic Language
    Programming through VB. NET Beauty Parlour Management (CBPM)
    ORACLE Computer Operation for Blind
    Office Tools Computerized Financial Accounting
    ICT for School Practices Content Cum Methodology
    LINUX Counselor 
    Human Rights Data Structure
    German Language Early Childhood Care Education
    French Language English Language
    Fire Safety Engineering and Management Enterprise Solution using JEE
    Expertise in C  
    Bachelor in Design
    Bachelor of Fire & Safety
    BBA - Aviation, Hospitality, and Travel & Tourism / MBA 
    Business Process Management
    Cooperative Management 
    PG Diploma - Actuarial Application, Bioinformatics
    B.Com / M.Com
    B.Lib.Sc. / M.Lib.Sc.
    BPM / Co-operative Management


    YCMOU Fee Structure

    Courses Fees (1st Year Fees)
    BA ₹ 1,500
    M.A ₹ 4,000
    B.Sc (Ag.) ₹ 6,000
    M.Sc ₹ 18,000
    BBA ₹ 16,000
    MBA ₹ 15,000
      Total Fees
    B.Com ₹ 3,700
    M.Com ₹ 8,700
    B.Ed. ₹ 42,200
    B.Lib.I.Sc ₹ 8,500


Required documents  
Candidates have to upload the following documents along with the application form:

  • Passport-size photograph
  • Identity card
  • Academic certificate(s)
  • Birth certificate or documentary proof of birth
  • Experience certificate, if applicable

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We have dedicated and empathetic admission counsellors with a proven track record of guiding students toward their academic and personal goals. With a keen understanding of the ever-evolving higher education landscape, we excel in assessing individual strengths and aligning them with suitable programs. Our approach involves fostering a supportive environment, ensuring each applicant feels heard and understood. We bring extensive knowledge of admissions processes, scholarship opportunities, and career pathways. Committed to promoting diversity and inclusion, we are adept at connecting with a diverse range of students and providing tailored guidance that empowers them to make informed decisions for a successful academic journey.

Before applying for any programme candidates have to check the eligibility criteria first. 

YCMOU Eligibility Criteria


Courses Eligibility
BA, B.Sc., B. Com, BFA, BCA,  Students who have passed 10+2 from an acknowledged board.
B.Ed. / B.Lib.Sc. / M.Sc. Graduation degree in relevant field
MPH Must have relevant degree (BHMS/BAMS/MBBS/BUMS/BDS)
MA / M.Com / M.Lib.Sc. Graduation degree in relevant field

Selection to the YCMOU is mostly determined by merit. Admission to B.Com, BCA, BBA and BFA programmes require 10+2 in relevant subjects. Admission to M.Sc., M.Com, MA and M.Li.Sc programmes require a bachelor's degree in the respective discipline. For admission to MBA and MPH programmes, the university administers the Common Entrance Test (CET). A Master's degree with at least 55% in aggregate is required for PhD programmes.


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Ques. Which are the top recruiting firms that offer placement to Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University Maharashtra students?
The top recruiting firms that provide placement to YCMOU are TCS, HCL, Accenture and Wipro.


Ques. Is it possible to get a job with a YCMOU degree?
The Maharashtra government and the UGC (University Grants Commission) both recognise the YCMOU. Because the university is accredited, the degree is relevant to any government employment.


Ques. Where are the YCMOU's Regional Centres located?
The YCMOU has its headquarters in Nashik. And, YCMOU Regional Centres are located in Goa, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Amravati, Handed, Nagpur, Kolhapur and Mumbai. 


Ques. Is YCMOU offering distance education?
YCMOU offers remote education at the Undergraduate/postgraduate degrees and Diplomas and Certificate in subjects such as humanities, computer science, education, agriculture, health sciences etc.


Ques. Is the YCMOU degree full-time?
YCMOU provides a full-time Ph.D. programme at YCMOU schools in Nashik, as well as at the university's main office. Though most acknowledged universities only offer full-time or part-time Ph.D. programmes, select open universities, such as IGNOU and YCMOU, also provide the degree part-time.


YCMOU Review & Ranking

  • YCMOU is the only university in India to have received the
  • Commonwealth of Learning (COL) Institutional Excellence Award in 2002 and again in September 2019.
  • YCMOU was ranked fourth among the top five non-residential universities for providing a clean campus by TOI.
  • It has received very positive feedback, with a student survey rating of 8 /10.
  • It excels in academics, faculty, infrastructure, and placement, and students are happy with their professors, lecturers, infrastructure, and placement.


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