YCMOU: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

R.Pon Aishwarya R.Pon Aishwarya | Sep 26, 2023
R.Pon Aishwarya
R.Pon Aishwarya

Updated on - Sep 26, 2023

Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik [YCMOU] is a UGC-approved and 5th open university established in 1989. University Grants Commission [UGC] has recognized YCMOU under section 12 [B] of the UGC Act, 1956; the Yaswantrao Chavan University has its headquarters at Nashik with Regional Centres at Mumbai, Amravati, Nagpur, Pune, Kolhapur, Nanded, Aurangabad, Nashik, and various study centres present all over the State of Maharashtra, the University is named after Yashwantrao Chavan, great political leader & builder of modern Maharashtra. The YCMOU course list pdf is also available on the website for the candidates to go through the courses offered by the University. YCMOU Nashik is also a member of various prestigious associations and bodies like the Association of Indian Universities [AIU], Association of Commonwealth Universities [ACU], Asian Association of Open Universities [AAOU], Commonwealth of Learning [COL], Canada, to name a few. The University aims to educate the commoner, which will help them in day-to-day life with better prospects for the future. The University seeks to become Mass varsity.

YCMOU Lastest Updates

  • September 26, 2023: YCMOU results 2023 released for multiple courses.

The University has good infrastructure facilities with eight regional centres, Central Library with research materials, textbooks, reference books, journals, etc., satellite-based education, mobile learning vans for remote and faraway places, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, etc.; the University also supports sports and cultural activities for the students every year. Special programs are introduced for visually impaired and jail inmates. YCMOU Admission offers YCMOU courses in the Doctorate, Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Diploma, and certificate programs. The YCMOU MBA Fees Structure for all the disciplines remains the same. The YCMOU courses list with fee structure has been given on the official website separately for every course and the admission procedure. The YCMOU courses list can be obtained by entering the name of the school where the course is being provided, the program level, and the keyword.

Similarly, YCMOU MSW course fees, YCMOU B.Ed fees, YCMOU BA fees structure, and many more can be obtained from the official website. Yashwantrao Chavan Open University Mumbai courses offer many disciplines and sub-disciplines as well. Postgraduate courses like MBA can be studied in disciplines like Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and Manufacturing. More information about the University is given in the table below.

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YCMOU Quick Insights

The University was established as early as the 1980s. Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University courses are offered in a variety of disciplines. 

Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University Quick Insights
Year of Establishment 1989
Recognition University Grants Commission
Affiliation  DCE
Infrastructure Library, Schools, Resource Centres, AV learning Center, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Cafeteria, Hostel, Sports Facility
Fees Details YCMOU Fee
 Address  Dnyangangotri, Near Gangapur Dam, Nashik, Maharashtra - 422222
Courses Offered Ph.D., Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Diploma, and Certificate
Contact Details +91 253 223 1714/ 253 223 1715 
Email [email protected]
Website https://www.ycmou.ac.in/

Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University Rankings and Awards

YCMOU was awarded the Institutional Excellence Award from the Commonwealth of Learning [COL], Canada, in 2002. Yashwantrao Chavan Open University received the 'Best Film Award' for the film on Insect Anatomy and Morphology in the UGC-CEC National Video Competition, 1994.

  • The University won the Best Film Award at UGC's national education film competition in 1994.
  • University was awarded a film on the environment at the International Film Festival in Finland in 2006.
  • UGC recognized the University and was the 5th Open University established in India.

YCMOU Courses

The courses at the YCMOU are offered at UG, PG, and Doctorate levels. In addition, the University also offers Diploma and certificate courses.

Department Courses

 Agricultural Science

Certificate in Gardening, Certificate Program in Foundation in Agriculture, Diploma in Fruit Production, Diploma in Vegetable Production, Diploma in Floriculture and Landscape Gardening, Diploma in Agri-Business Management, Diploma in Horticulture, Diploma in Agro-Journalism

 Computer Science

Computer Fundamentals, Certificate in Mathematics, Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA), B.Sc. (Computer System Administration), Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

 Humanities and Social Science

Diploma in Mass Communication & Journalism, Diploma In Value and Spiritual Education, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Library and Information Science (B.Lib. and I.sc.), B.A. (Mass Communication & Journalism), M.A. (ENGLISH), M.A. (Marathi), M.A. (Hindi), Master of Library & Information Science (M.Lib.& I.Sc.), M.A. (ECONOMICS) - 2016 Pattern, M.A. (Urdu), M.A. (Public Administration)


Early Childhood Care & Education, Self-Help group facilitator Certificate Course, Certificate in Information Communication Technology for Teachers, Certificate in Contentcum Methodology, Certificate course in Value Education, Diploma In School Management, Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Special Education, Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), M.A. (Education), Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Doctor of Philosophy in Distance Education

 Commerce and Management

Diploma in Cooperative Management, Diploma in Cooperative Management (Banking), B.B.A. (AHTM) (Aviation, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism Management, Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) (Marathi Medium), Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) (English Medium), B.Com. (Cooperative Management), M.Com. (Commerce), M.B.A. (Human Resource/Finance/Marketing/Manufacturing), Doctor of Philosophy in Commerce

 Health Science

Arogyamitra, Patient Assistant, Yoga Teacher

 Architecture, Science and Technology

Diploma in Environmental Science (2021 Pattern), Diploma in Essential Skills (DES) {Learn & Earn 2019 Pattern}, Diploma In Statistics {2021 Pattern}, Bachelor of Science (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Master of Science (Mathematics), Master of Science (Environmental Science) {2021 Pattern}, Master of Science (Physics) {2021 Pattern), Master of Science (Chemistry) {2021 Pattern}, Master of Science (Zoology) {2021 Pattern}, Master of Science (Botany) {2021 Pattern}, Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science, Doctor of Philosophy in Geology

School of Continuing Education


Certificate in Tailoring, Certificate in Water Management, certificate in German Language, Certificate in English Language, Certificate in French Language, Certificate in Arabic Language, Certificate in Fire Safety Engineering and Management,  Certificate in Digital Photography, Certificate in Video Production, Certificate in Patkatha Lekhan, Certificate in Information Technology (Elementary), Certificate in Information Technology (Secondary), Certificate in OPTICAL FIBRE COMMUNICATION & NETWORK, Diploma in Interior Design and Decoration, Diploma for Electrician and Domestic Appliances Maintenance (DEDAM), Diploma for Civil Supervisor, Diploma in Hospitality Studies, Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Studies, Diploma in Animation, Diploma in Fine Art (Painting), Diploma in Event Management, Advance Diploma in Event Management, Diploma in Fashion Design, Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design, Diploma in Interior Design, Advanced Diploma in Interior Design, Diploma for Fitter, Diploma in Computer Hardware Maintenance and Network Technology Windows 2008, Diploma in Saloon Techniques, Diploma in Facility Services, Advanced Diploma in Facility Services, Diploma in Fire and Safety Engineering and Management, Diploma in Automobile Techniques, Diploma in Fabrication, B.Sc. (Media Graphics & Animation)

Centre for Collaborations and Special Initiatives

Certificate Programme for Security Guard, Certificate Programme for Gram Rojgar Sevak, Advance Certificate Programme for Security Officer, Certificate Programme in Farmer Producer Company Management, Certificate Programme in Beekeeping, Online certificate programme in Road Transport, safety and Awareness,  Preparatory Programme for Competitive Examination, Certificate Programme for Sarpancha, Upsarpancha and Elected member, Certificate Programme in Women Empowerment & Development, Certificate Programme in Organic Farming, Certificate Programme in GST, Certificate Programme in Pali Language, Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership, Politics & Governance (P.G.L.P.G), Diploma in Perfumery (NAB )
Academic Sevice Division Certificate Programme in Human Rights, Certificate Programme in Counsellor Training, Diploma in Gandhi Vichar Darshan


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Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University Departments

YCMOU offers courses mentioned below are the schools of Yashwantrao Chavan Maharastra Open University. Each of them is designed for a particular field or two and provides courses and programs in that field.

Agricultural Science Computer Science Humanities and Social Science
Education Commerce and Management Health Science
Architecture, Science and technology School of Continuing Education Centre for Collaborations and Special Initiatives
Academic Sevice Division

Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University Admissions

YCMOU admission process for Doctorate, UG, PG, and Diploma. The eligible candidates can apply online on the official website of YCMOU university. 

Yashwantrao Chavan Maharastra Open Univesity Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for YCMOU Kolkata courses depend on the type of course chosen. Below are some courses, along with their eligibility criteria.

YCMOU B.Com Eligibility 

  • The candidate should have completed the 12th, Preparatory of YCMOU or any other equivalent exams recognized by the University.

YCMOU BCA Eligibility

  • Students who have completed the 12th standard of HSC Board of Maharashtra or its equivalent examination by a recognized university.

YCMOU MBA Eligibility

  • Candidate completed graduation with a minimum of 45% marks [40% For reserved categories].
  • Aspiring students should have appeared for MAH CET or the entrance exam conducted by the University.

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Why choose Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University?

The YCMOU provides admission to all students without considering their age, caste, sex, religion, etc. The YCMOU offers higher education at an affordable price that helps to eliminate economic inequality among the masses. It provides diplomas, certificates, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level courses in various fields such as commerce and management, computer science, health and so on. 

YCMOU Academic Advantages

  • YCMOU Provides sustainable and high-quality programs across various disciplines at different levels, which helps in diverse learning.
  • YCMOU effectively uses ICT to support learning, provide a flexible education system, meet the challenges of access and equity and facilitate the development of a knowledge society.
  • YCMOU strengthens the development of resource centres to set a proactive role model for high-quality and learner-centric open and distance learning systems.
  • YCMOU shares the professional capabilities and resources to maintain and coordinate standards even in distance education.
  • YCMOU is developing networks by using emerging technologies and methods for effective programs, and it delivers to the last-mile learners in Maharashtra.
  • YCMOU Forges convergence of all systems and works for seamless education across national boundaries to develop global collaborations and partnerships.
  • YCMOU helps promote national integration, integrated development of our people, and community participation in education and development.

 Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University Infrastructure

YCM Open University has various facilities and excellent infrastructure. However, YCMOU is keen on giving all the needed facilities to the students for a better future. Therefore, a few facilities provided to the students are listed below.

  • Library
  • Hostel
  • Auditorium
  • Medical Facilities and
  • hostel separate for both men and women are available

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Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University Placements

The YCMOU helps students by making them industry fit and industry-relevant. YCMOU Placement cell describes the functions and activities supporting the growing relationship between academia and industry. 

  • The YCMOU also provide internships for students.
  • All top and medium companies are invited by the Placement and of the University, where the eligible students are facilitated to go through the training and placement process.

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Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University Scholarships

YCMOU offers scholarships for eligible students through the online process; students must apply on the university website. YCMOU Scholarship to SC/ ST/ OBC and other socio-economic weaker students are provided through the State Government and Government of India.

  • Yashwantrao Chavan Open University Nagpur, Maharashtra, provides a Poor Student Assistance Fund Scheme scholarship for poor and economically backward students.
  • The YCMOU gives scholarships to minority students.
  • Eligible students with good academic merit can get scholarships through fee concession in YCMOU fees.

Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University Collaborations

YCMOU has collaborated with many institutions to provide the best for the students. The following are the collaboration of YCMOU.

International Collaboration

Country Collaborating University
UK  Commonwealth Secretariat, London
Canada Brock University
Canada Athabasca University
Malaysia Wawasan Open University
UK The Chartered Management Institute of London
USA International Food Policy Research Institute for the Global Open Food and Agriculture     University
Canada Commonwealth of Learning


YCMOU Highlights

Institution Type Public
Recognised by UGC

YCMOU Courses & Fees 2023

Course Average Fees Duration
BTech ₹72,000 4 Years
MBA ₹20,250 2 Years
BDes ₹2,24,000 4 Years
BSc ₹88,333 3 Years
BCA ₹57,000 3 Years
BBA ₹46,500 3 Years
B.Arch ₹2,80,000 5 Years
M.Arch ₹1,28,000 2 Years
MPH ₹50,500 2 Years
BA ₹5,900 3 Years

YCMOU Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by YCMOU

₹ 20,250 (2 Years)

BDes [Bachelor of Design]

Offline On Campus

₹ 2,24,000 (4 Years)

₹ 57,000 (3 Years)

₹ 46,500 (3 Years)

M.Com [Master of Commerce]

Offline On Campus

MA [Master of Arts]

Offline On Campus

₹ 8,000 (2 Years)

B.Ed [Bachelor of Education]

Offline On Campus

₹ 35,000 (2 Years)

B.Com [Bachelor of Commerce]

Offline On Campus

₹ 6,900 (3 Years)

BA [Bachelor of Arts]

Offline On Campus

₹ 5,900 (3 Years)

MPH [Master of Public Health]

Offline On Campus

₹ 50,500 (2 Years)

₹ 1,28,000 (2 Years)

B.Arch [Bachelor of Architecture]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: NATA

₹ 2,80,000 (5 Years)

Exams Accepted: NATA

Exams Accepted by YCMOU

YCMOU Reviews

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Bepariibrahim123456 Batch 2015 BA [Bachelor of Arts]
Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022
5 Placements
5 Fees
5 Academics
5 Infrastructure

Placements & Internships : Good teaching staff and also a greatest campus. All alumni network is good.

Entrance Exams & Admissions : After completion of the 12th, one can get admission/enroll in a course. Easy document process.

Fees & Scholarships : Yes, scholarships o

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Vijay Poul Batch 2012 BA Marathi
Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Entrance Exams & Admissions : No exams are held for admission in Open University, only criteria is 10+2 pass out from any recognized Board 

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Govind Shetkar Batch 2018 B.Sc Chemistry
Reviewed on Feb 18, 2018
2 Placements
3 Fees
2 Academics
2 Infrastructure
2 Campus

Placements & Internships : My internship in Lupin limited is for 3yrs and getting stipend INR 9000. I am working in Quality Assurance department.

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Candidates must have passed HSC from Science faculty There is n

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Abhishek Vishwakarma Batch 2020 BSc [Bachelor of Science]
Reviewed on Feb 18, 2018
1.5 Placements
4 Fees
5 Academics
3 Infrastructure

Placements & Internships : I don't know about the internship in University because I am not fully graduated till now.i will review again when my graduation is complete

Entrance Exams & Admissions : In YCMOU University the eligibility criteria are minimum 50% in 10th and

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Sameer Shaikh Batch 2018 B.Com [Bachelor of Commerce]
Reviewed on Feb 14, 2018
1 Infrastructure

Entrance Exams & Admissions : The eligibility criteria and admission procedure for my course were H.S.C needs to be cleared. There were no cutoffs required for this course

College Infrastructure & Hostel Facilities : There are no hostels. Pgs outside college would be 3000-6000 per month. T

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