Center for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA)

Center for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA)

Message from the Director:

Dear ODL Stakeholders

Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik (estd: 1989) is one of the Maga Open University in India catering to the aspirations of more than 5,00,000 distance learners in Maharashtra. The university was established under the dynamic leadership of Professor Ram Takwale, founder Vice-Chancellor & father of open & distance education in Maharashtra. It was started with 800 distance learners in 1989 and subsequently reaching out to more than 5,73,925 distance learners today under the democratic & vibrant leadership of  the present Vice-Chancellor.

The University earned a unique distinction of reaching out to unreached sections of society like farming communities, Tribal Communities & Rural Communities empowering them to progress with the technological advancements in Agriculture, Industry, Services Sector & Rural Development. The University has received International Award of Institutional Excellence in Open & Distance Education from Commonwealth of Learning, Canada successively for two times in 2002 & 2019.

The University was determined to go for NAAC Assessment & Accreditation in the first cycle of Institutional Accreditation for the period from June-2016 to May-2021. Happy to share that the  University successfully faced NAAC Assessment & Accreditation committee and Accredited with "A" Grade. 

I would like to thank for active participation of all stakeholders from Academic Staff, Non-academic staff, Regional Centers, Study Centers & their Management in the mission of developing reliable, dynamic & sound system of Open & Distance Education that will reach out to last mile learners in our country providing him opportunities to progress with main stream

Professor Ram Thakar