Distance & Open Learning 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’.

University of Mumbai Institute of Distance & Open Learning (IDOL) is one of the top institutes in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Here are the details about University of Mumbai Institute of Distance & Open Learning (IDOL) - Courses, Fees, Placements, cut off, Ranking, Facilities, Reviews.

Distance & Open Learning is a unique method of providing instruction to students who are separated from space and/or time from teachers or the educational institution due to economic social, cultural and other considerations. The need for this approach was recognized from The University of Mumbai and hence it was established its Directorate of Correspondence Courses in the years 1971-72. In 1993 the Directorate of Distance Education was upgraded to become an Institute of Distance Education'. It was then granted the status of a 'University Institution'.

Accreditation and Ranking

University of Mumbai Institute of Distance & Open Learning (IDOL) is affiliated with the University of Mumbai and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Courses offered

University of Mumbai Institute of Distance & Open Learning (IDOL) courses are available at different levels such as the undergraduate degree i.e. the Bachelor of Arts (BA) Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts (BA) Political Science and Bachelor of Arts Honours (BA Hons.) Sociology, Bachelor of Arts (BA) Hindi etc. Postgraduate degree i.e. Master of Computer Applications (MCA), Master of Science (M.Sc.) Computer Science, Master of Arts (MA) History and so on. There is also an overview of the various courses offered by the University across various disciplines , along with their specifications on the page for Courses.

Hostel:

To provide a homes-like accommodations to students from outstations, the college offers 7 hostels as accommodation facilities.

Library:

The library has greater than 1190 books of Arabic, Persian, and Urdu and around 7,418 in Sanskrit and related languages. There are 7,51,837 books comprising 14,904 textbooks as well as 11,168 reference books, 6,99208 Book titles, and 631 journals total of which 270 are Indians while there are 361 foreign, and many more.

IDOL Scholarship

Mumbai University, Institute of Distance and Open Learning (Mumbai IDOL) at the University) offers a award to students who meet the criteria. Government Scholarship is available in some courses for the reserved category candidates (SC/ST/OBC/VJ-NT/SBC). Eligible and interested applicants may apply through the Social Welfare website while ST students may apply through Tribal Welfare Dept. Tribal Welfare Dept.

Admission

The admission to any of the UG or PG programs (except MMS & MCA) is determined by the marks scored in the previous qualifying exam (Merit-based). In order to be eligible for MMS & MCA admissions, applicants are required to sit in the entrance examination which is administered by the respective department.

Our Mission University of Mumbai Institute of Distance & Open Learning (IDOL)

To provide free and conducive atmosphere for creative thinking and impart deep disciplinary knowledge with an interdisciplinary bandwidth to the learners in order to make them problem solvers, leaders and entrepreneurs;

Our Vision University of Mumbai Institute of Distance & Open Learning (IDOL)

The vision statement of the University of Mumbai given below reflects its deep conviction for high quality inclusive education: To remain always inclusive and quality conscious, and with deep conviction that knowledge not only improves the quality of life, but leads to good character, to capitalize on our inherent advantages to generate skilled manpower for nation building through excellent teaching, attracting talent, fostering creativity, research, and innovation.

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