Internal Quality Assurance Center (IQAC)
Message from the Director:
Dear Colleagues & 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 6,00,000 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 6,86,580 distance learners today in 2019 under the democratic & vibrant leadership of Professor E. Vayunandan, 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.
Our University is determined to go for NAAC Assessment & Accreditation in the first phase of Institutional Accreditation for the period from June-2015 to May-2020. We assume that this will provide us an opportunity to showcase our dynamic efforts, hard work & social contribution in open & distance education during last 30 years.
I would like to request 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… (Dr. Surya Gunjal, Director-IQAC-YCMOU-Nashik.(Surya-cv)