About Distance Education
Distance Education is a distinct approach to impart education to learners who are removed in space and / or time from the teachers or the teaching institution on account of economic, social and consideration. A need for such an approach was felt by the University of Mumbai and hence it established the Directorate of Correspondence Courses in the year 1971-72. In the year 1993, the Directorate of Distance Education was upgraded as Institute of Distance Education. It thus acquired a status as a University Institution.
The total number of students who registered for different courses in the Institute was 61,000 during the academic year 2006-2007. Only Indian citizens residing in India are eligible for Admission.
System of Examination
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 I.D.E. for F.Y. & S.Y.B.A./B.Com. Courses and Examination Section of the University for T.Y.B.A./B.Com., M.A., M.Sc.(Mathematics), M.Com., P.G.D.F.M. & P.G.D.O.R.M. in the month of March-April/May. Supplementary Examinations are also conducted for Ex-students of our Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses except PGDFM & PGDORM Courses during the month of October/November.
For further details, please write to or contact:The Professor-Cum-Director orthe Public Relations-Cum-Publicity OfficerInstitute of Distance EducationUniversity of Mumbai, Vidyanagari CampusSantacruz (E), Mumbai 400098.(BEST Bus Route Nos. from Santacruz (E) & Kurla (W) - 313 & 318)Tel.: +91 22 26523048Website: www.mu.ac.in
Information of Courses
H.S.C.(XII Std.) Or Equivalent Exam. Passed for admission to F.Y.B.A.
H.S.C (XII Std) Commerce or Equivalent Exam. Passed for admission to F.Y.B.Com.
M.A. .(History, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, English, Marathi, Hindi,Urdu)
Any Bachelor Degree from a Statutory University.
B.Ed / B.A.(Education) Degree
B.Com / BMS Degree
B.A./ B.Sc with minimum 2 papers in Mathematics of University of Mumbai or at least 3 papers in Mathematicss from other University.
Graduate in any faculty with 2 years work experience in any Organization or must have a recognized professional qualification with at least five year's professional experience. Defence persons who are not degree holders are admitted to the course.