Mumbai University Distance Education Courses Admission Prospectus 2024

Mumbai University Distance Education
Mumbai University Distance Education: University of Mumbai or Mumbai University is one of the oldest & popular universities in India. It is among India's first three universities.

Mumbai University was established in the year 1857. The University is known for its quality education & beautiful building.

The University has been re-accredited with ‘A’ grade by NAAC.

Mumbai university has two campuses and 669 affiliated colleges.

In the year 1971, Mumbai University started correspondence courses to help students who otherwise don't have easy access to higher education.

Initially, the correspondence courses were being offered under Directorate of Correspondence Courses, which later has been upgraded to Directorate of Distance Education in the year 1985 and further upgraded to Institute of Distance Education (IDE) in the year 1993 and now in the year 2008 IDE has been further upgraded as Institute of Distance & Open Learning.

As of now, Mumbai University has a strong base of more than 80000 registered students under distance learning mode.

Not only just students, many film personalities are also pursuing courses through IDOL.

University of Mumbai has the following vision for distance education
To position IDOL as a premier ODL institute responsive to emerging needs of learners by providing education for all.
To produce high quality graduates and contribute towards sustainable development of the university by supporting creation of excellence in teaching, learning and research.

Mumbai University Institute of Distance & Open Learning

Mumbai University Distance Education Courses

Special Features of Institute of Distance and Open Learning

  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Printed Study Material
  • Audio-Visual and Electronic aids
  • Virtual Learning Class-rooms (VLC) facility
  • Library with 45000 books
  • Personal Contact Programmes
  • Counseling Facility at Head Quarter

Faculty of Arts & Science

Under Graduate Courses
  • First Year B.A. 
  • Second Year B.A.
  • Third Year B.A.
Post Graduate Courses
  • M.A. Part I&II 
  • M.A. (Edu) Part I&II 
  • M.A./M.Sc (Mathematics) Part- I&II

Faculty of Commerce & Management

Under Graduate Courses
  • First Year B.Com. 
  • Second Year B.Com. 
  • Third Year B.Com

Post Graduate Courses

Management Programmes
  • PGDFM Part-I&II
  • PGDORM Part I&II

Faculty of Science

B.Sc. Computer Science Programme 
  1. First Year B.Sc. Computer Science 
  2. Second Year B.Sc. Computer Science 
  3. Third Year B.Sc. Computer Science 
B.Sc. Information Technology Programme 
  1. First Year B.Sc. Information Technology 
  2. Second Year B.Sc. Information Technology 
  3. Third Year B.Sc. Information Technology 
M.Sc. Computer Science Programme 
  1. M.Sc. Computer Science PART- I 
  2. M.Sc. Computer Science PART- II 
M.Sc. Information Technology Programme 
  1. M,Sc. PART- I Information Technology 
  2. M.Sc. PART - II Information Technology 
Details of Programmes in Faculty of Technology 

Master of Computer Application Programme (MCA) 
  1. M.C.A. First Year (Semester –I & II) 
  2. M.CA Second Year (Semester – III & IV) 
  3. M.CA Third Year (Semester- V & VI)

Mumbai University Distance Education Admission Procedure

Below is an infographic which explains the admission procedure for Mumbai University Institute of Distance and Open Learning.
Mumbai University Distance Education Admission

For more information about the eligibility criteria for distance learning courses & their fee structure, students may download the prospectus or can visit Mumbai University official website for Institute of distance and open learning.

For personal contact program, students are required to visit their nearest study center. There they will find a detailed timetable for PCP. Personal Contact Programs are commenced from November every year.

An identity card is must to carry for all students whenever they visit IDOL or attend any lecture. Attendance and practicals are compulsory for B.Sc./M.Sc. IT/Comp.Sc/ and MCA Programmes. For B.A./B.Com./M.A./M.Com Programmes attendance is not compulsory.

Study material is available in Marathi & English only. Apart from Study material, students can also avail the facility of the virtual classroom, audio video center, and Library by visiting the university.

Examinations are held twice in a year i.e first half & second half of a calendar year. All courses offered by Mumbai University Distance Education are approved by Distance Education Council, New Delhi.