The Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) was established in July 1989 by Act XX- (1989) of the Maharashtra State Legislature, named after Yashwantrao Chavan. The University offers offline programmes and has also embarked on online initiatives. The YCMOU has its headquarters at Nashik and provides support to its learners through study centres, which are all over the State of Maharashtra. University can award academic certifications like certificates, diplomas, and graduate, post-graduate, doctoral degrees.
The university has launched EduSat-based education, supported by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).The university has established several Virtual Learning Centres(VLC) in the State, each having two-way audio and video communication facilities. The students registered for programmes at the VLC attend lectures there. The experts deliver their lectures from the main hub at the University Headquarters or from the sub-studio at Pune. These live lecture sessions also provide scope for interaction with students located at distant locations.
The university offers three academic programmes using the EduSat.
Video on Demand
The university has conversed satellite–based lectures into a streaming video format on the web.
This university is a recipient of Institutional Excellence Award-2002 from Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada
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