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UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI [INSTITUTE OF DISTANCE AND OPEN LEARNING (IDOL)]

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About University:

The University of Mumbai (known earlier as University of Bombay) is one of the oldest and premier Universities in India. It was established in 1857 consequent upon "Wood's Distance Education ", and it is one amongst the first three Universities in India.

As a sequel to the change in the name of the city from Bombay to Mumbai, Distance Education the name of the University has been changed from "University of Bombay " to "University of Mumbai", vide notification issued by the Government of Maharashtra and published in the Government Gazette dated 4th September, 1996.

The introduction of Correspondence Courses in the Mumbai University, in the year 1971-72,Was primarily for the benefit of students who. Would have otherwise been deprived of the access to higher education. The Annual Report of the University for the year 1970-71, submitted by the Syndicate to the Senate, states as follows."Correspondence Courses
The Syndicate at their meeting held on 26th September, 1970, considered proposal made by Shri A. N. Namjoshi, a member of the Syndicate, that the possibility of introducing Correspondence Courses and External Degree Courses in the University for the benefit of a large number of Students who cannot avail themselves of the facilities of Morning/Evening classes, be explored. The suggestion was referred by the Syndicate to the Academic Council and the Council appointed a committee to consider it.
The Academic Council, at its meeting held on 24th March, 1971, approved the report of its Committee and recommended to the Syndicate, inter alia, as under:
That Correspondence Courses in the Faculties of Arts and Commerce, Distance Education with English as  the medium of correspondence, instruction and examination, be started from June, 1971 for the  First Year Arts and Commerce examinations and progressively thereafter up to the graduate level.that enrolment be restricted to persons residing within the University area viz. Greater  Bombay.that eligibility requirements, the curricular content, the mode of examination and the Degree to be awarded be the same as for the regular day student of the University.

Courses:

  • BA
  • B.Com
  • B.Sc IT
  • B.Sc Comp.Sc
  • B.Sc
  • Nautical Tech.
  • MA
  • MA Education
  • M.Com
  • M.Sc Maths.
  • M.Sc. IT
  • M.Sc.Comp.Sc
  • MCA
  • PGDFM
  • PGDORM

Contact Us:
Institute of Distance & Open Learning (IDOL),Mumbai
Phone Enquiry: 022 - 2652 7086
022 - 2652 3048
Fax: 022 - 26527083
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