YCMOU - Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik : Courses, Fees, Placements, Ranking, Admission 2022


Established in the year 1989 by the Maharashtra State Legislature, Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik (YCMOU) is the fifth-largest Open University in India. This university offers more than 100 offline and online degree courses in the fields of Commerce, Social Sciences, Humanities and Computer Science across 10 regional centres and over 3,000 multi-programme study centres. The curriculum of these programmes is designed for Equivalence, with respective similar academic programmes, offered by other statutory universities. This university has been ranked as one of the top Mega Open Universities across the globe.

Latest Updates:

  • October 15, 2020: Online registration for all courses end today. 
  • October 12, 2020:
    • YCMOU Nashik admissions are open now. Candidates can register through the official website of the University. The last date for the registration is October 15.
    • Hall tickets for UG programmes, including BA and BSc are out now.
    • YMCOU has released the semester results for UG and PG programmes. Students can view the results by visiting the official website of the University.

YCMOU Highlights

The major highlights of YCMOU are tabulated below:

Year of establishment


University type


Also known as




Approved by


Accepted entrance exam


Modes of education

Distance Learning

Number of courses offered

109 courses across 13 streams

Flagship course


Application mode


Highest salary offered 2019

16 LPA

Average salary offered 2019


Official website


YCMOU Admission Process

YCMOU admission is mainly based on the candidate's aggregate obtained in the qualifying degree/ exam. It conducts a common entrance test (CET) for specific courses such as BTech, MSc, MBA and MPH. Admissions are conducted online through its official website. Candidates need to fill the application form online and pay the fee for the same using Debit/ Credit Card/ Net Banking.

YCMOU Courses

YCMOU offers more than 100 degree programmes at UG, PG, diploma and certificate levelsHowever, the flagship is the BSc programme which is offered in 20 specialisations. The details regarding the same are mentioned in the table below:

CourseEligibility Criteria


-          Biotechnology

-          Agriculture

-          Media Graphics & Animation


Class 12 or equivalent in the relevant stream from any recognised board

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YCMOU Placements

YCMOU has a training and placement cell offers that is responsible for facilitating placements at the end of the year and providing career guidance to the students. As per the data collated from alumni reviews on Shiksha.com, three companies came for placements in the year 2017 and offered the highest package of Rs 8 LPA. In the year 2019, the highest offered CTC was recorded to be Rs 16 LPA and the average CTC offered was Rs 5 LPA. Some of the top companies that have visited the YCMOU campus so far include IBM, Tata Housing, LT, iGate, Taj, Club Mahindra, DK Group and Wipro.

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YCMOU Scholarships

The university offers several scholarships in the form of fee waivers to its students whose annual parental income is low. The scholarship schemes get changed yearly as per the requirement. Also, there is a permanent and popular scholarship scheme named 'Poor Students Assistance Fund Scheme' that helps students with fee rebates and scholarships based on their family income. The eligibility regarding the same will be updated as soon as it is updated on the official website. The notices regarding the scholarships can be tracked on the official website of YCMOU.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) was established in July 1989 by Act XX- (1989) of the Maharashtra State Legislature.

Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University's degrees are recognized by UGC in India. YCMOU is a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and AAOU.

Currently YCMOU offers various Certificate courses, PG Diploma, Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes under it's 8 affiliated colleges.

One can visit the official website of YCMOU, click on the examination result tab and the particular course one wants to check the result of.

The YCMOU degree is valid for MPSC and UPPCS as well.

All Distance Education Schools and Open Universities provide Diploma & Degree certificates after completion of their course that makes anyone eligible to apply in government jobs.

Yes, one can appear for MBA, but he/ she has to appear in CAT before applying for the same.

Distance learning in any field is less beneficial than regular course if one is not doing anything else apart from that. In case you are doing distant MBA along with a job, it definitely has its advantages. You can achieve 2 goals at a time.

Yes YCMOU offers PhD in management, arts and science courses.

The exams are conducted by same body in the university but each programme has a different exam schedule. All other related details are notified and are available on the official website.