University of Mumbai
Year Founded: 1857
Contact No: 22708700
Location: M.G. Road , Fort Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India - 400032
Distance and Open Learning at University of Mumbai
Mumbai University started its correspondence education in 1971. It was known as “Directorate of Correspondence Courses.” In 1985 it was up graded as “Directorate of Distance Education” which was further in 1993, upgraded as “Institute of Distance Education” (IDE).
In 2008-09 the “Institute of Distance Education” had been upgraded as “Institute of Distance and Open Learning” (IDOL). Since its inception IDOL has been giving high priority to human resource development by introducing various traditional degree courses as well as technical and professional courses through distance mode.
Distance and Open Learning at University of Mumbai:
The introduction of correspondence courses in the Mumbai University in 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 of Mumbai for the year 1970-71, submitted by the syndicate to the senate, states as follows "Correspondence Courses”.
General Information about IDOL:
The methodology of instructions at Institute of Distance and Open Learning of the University of Mumbai is different from that of the conventional university/college. The system is more learners oriented and the learner is an active participant in the teaching learning process. IDOL follows the multimedia approach in instruction. It comprises:
B.A in History, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Commerce, Education, Marathi, Hindi and English
B.Com in Accounts Group and Management Group
B.Sc. in Information Technology, Computer Science and Nautical Technology
Post Graduate Diploma:
Post Graduate Diploma Courses in Management for 2 years
System of Examination at IDOL:
Examinations are held each year for all courses. Learners who join in June-August are allowed to appear for the examination in March/April of the following calendar year. Examinations are conducted at various centers in greater Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts only.
The examinations are conducted by examination unit of IDE for 1st year and 2nd year B.A/B.Com courses and examination section of the university for 3rd year B.A/B.Com, M.A, M.Sc in Math, M.Com, PGDFM and PGDORM in the month of March-April/May.
Supplementary examinations are also conducted for ex-students of under-graduate and post-graduate courses except PGDFM and PGDORM courses during the month of October/ November.
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