Mumbai University was earlier recognized as University of Bombay, is amongst the three oldest Indian universities, established during the British rule. It was recognized in the year 1857 following the "Wood's Education Dispatch". University of Mumbai recognized the Directorate of Correspondence Courses in year 1971-72. In 1993, the Directorate of Distance Education was promoted as the ‘Institute of Distance Education’ and got the status of ‘University Institution’. Only the Indian citizens, who are living in India, are adequate to take the admission in this University. The degree given to students is just same as provided to students, who are studying in the college’s affiliated for University of Mumbai. The institute has an audio-visual centre, which is situated at Vidyanagari and it gives audio-video cassettes to listeners and viewers of the curriculum. The institute also offers Personal Contact Program through which, guidance lectures are organized every year to around 60 centers of institute in Mumbai as well as other cities.
The University of Mumbai offers various courses through Distance Education. The MCA program is intended to convey training and knowledge in modern advancements and new trends on the ground of computer applications. The course duration of this MCA course is 3 years including 6 semesters.
The applicant needs to be a Graduate in whichever faculty from a recognized University having minimum of 45% marks (minimum of 40% for the reserved category) with Mathematics at the XII or upper level. Students, who are appearing in the final year exam, will be permitted to appear in the Entrance Test.
Application forms are available on the website www.mu.ac.in, which need to be downloaded & presented with the Rs.500/- Demand Draft as Entrance examination fee favoring 'IDE, University of Mumbai' to be paid at Mumbai. Syllabus of Entrance Test is accessible on the website www.mu.ac.in
The admission fee of the MCA course of Mumbai University under the distance education is just about Rs. 16, 000.
The applicants may contact at the following address in case of any query.
Institute of Distance Education,
University of Mumbai,
Mumbai - 400 098