Institute of Distance and Open Learning, Mumbai University, Mumbai
Tracing its roots back to the mid-nineteenth century, Mumbai University is an age-old, premium state university. The university spearheads the Department of Innovation, Incubation and Linkages which provides young entrepreneurs with legal, financial and networking resources to efficiently execute their ideas. For world-class education, the university has received the top-most grade of ‘A++’ from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
Dating back to the year 1971-72, Mumbai University’s Directorate of Distance Education has been renamed the Institute of Distance and Open Learning. The institute offers multi-disciplinary education in printed as well as digital forms. Adorned with an extensive library, the institute provides needful counselling to students via Personal Contact Programmes (PCPs) and otherwise. The institute’s audio-video centre and its exclusive Youtube channel provide engaging learning material to students to deepen their understanding. The institute has received approval from the Distance Education Bureau (DEB).
The Institute of Distance Learning has received mandatory approval from the Distance Education Bureau (DEB) of the University Grants Commission (UGC). The approval from the Distance Education Bureau (DEB) guarantees the credibility of a distance learning degree.
Generally, the students are solely responsible for their academic performance, when it comes to distance education. However, to assist students in achieving bigger academic goals, the Institute of Distance and Open Learning at Mumbai University conducts Personal Contact Programmes for a stipulated time for various programmes. The students can get into personal interaction with subject experts and clear their queries.
The Institute of Distance and Open Learning has an audio-video centre stocked up with well-framed audio and video resources on various topics covered in the curriculum. A student enrolled in distance education can watch these audio and video lectures at the centre as a reference and in addition to the printed self-instructed material.
The institute has a full-fledged library for the sole use of the students enrolled in distance learning mode. The library supplies students with ample resources in the form of books and journals for the benefit of the students, who want to have an extensive understanding of their subject area.
In order to help a student to cope with the stress involved in distance education, academic or otherwise, the Institute of Distance and Open Learning offers adequate counselling to students. The counselling is delivered by skillful teachers at any time during the duration of the course.
The institute provides students with loads of study material and archives of question papers for every course. A student can download the resources from the institute’s website anywhere. Also, anyone, other than the student of the institute, can download the resources and further their knowledge and understanding.
The Institute of Distance and Open Learning has a dedicated channel on the Youtube platform where elaborative video lectures are posted on a variety of topics. The video lectures are delivered for expediency and a better understanding of the students.
In order to help students keep a tab on their academic performance, the institute provides students with Moodle, a learning management system. The students can easily retrieve their course material and receive their assessments via the platform of moodle, without needing to visit the campus.
|Psychology||3,950||10+2 in any stream or its equivalent examination with English as a compulsory subject Or 3-Year Diploma from a recognised board Or ITI Course after 10+2||3 Years|
|Economics||3,950||10+2 in any stream or its equivalent examination with English as a compulsory subject Or 3-Year Diploma from a recognised board Or ITI Course after 10+2||3 Years|
|Political Science||3,950||10+2 in any stream or its equivalent examination with English as a compulsory subject Or 3-Year Diploma from a recognised board Or ITI Course after 10+2||3 Years|
|Rural Development||3,950||3 Years|
|Marathi Literature||3,950||3 Years|
|Hindi Literature||3,950||3 Years|
|English Literature||3,950||3 Years|
The Institute of Distance Learning offers an online application process for admission to distance learning courses. To apply for admission, a candidate has to register, fill in the required credentials and submit the registration form. The candidate has to verify OTP via E-mail and mobile number. After successful verification, the candidate has to set a new password and log into the account via the username and the new password. He/she/they have to fill in the asked details, upload the required documents and select the desired course and a learner support centre. The candidate has to further upload the documents, make the payment and submit the form.
List of Documents
Documents to be uploaded for the application process:
- Marksheet of last qualifying exam
- Certificates of last qualifying exam
- Caste Certificate (If applicable)
Mode of Payment
Online Mode: Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card
Please note here that simply filling out the application form does not guarantee admission, you need to undergo every step of the admission process once you qualify.