Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU),
set up in July 1989 by Act XX (1989) of the Maharashtra State
Legislature. The Degree/Diploma of this University is treated
as equivalent to the Degree/Diploma of any other university
for the purpose of employment in government and semi-government
establishments as well as private organizations also. Certificate
from YCMOU will also be useful for Higher studies
One of the major goals of the University is to create,
preserve and disseminate knowledge to its learners and the
masses and thus become a ‘Mass-varsity’. The
emphasis, throughout, is on developing educational programmes
which qualify a person to get a better job to start earning
on his own or help a working person to improve his career.
Providing education through classroom-based system is costly,
rigid and puts time constraints on the learners.
Technology based education of YCMOU provides the following
• It is cost effective
• It has outreach to the masses.
• It is flexible: learn anywhere and anytime and as
per your pace and style of learning.
Educational Collaboration :
Many educational institutions like KICIT, MKCL, MCADC,
etc. are associated with the university to share experiences
and resources in implementing computer programmes.