The central part of this emblem symbolizes a peacock, the vehicle of Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and wisdom. The circular strokes spreading outwards indicate openness, dynamism and propagation. The YCMOU emblem thus signifies the spread of knowledge, far and wide, which is the motto of the university. Translated literally, the motto means: ‘The river of knowledge at every home’. In practice, the motto reflects the aim of this university: to transmit the flow of knowledge to the home of the common man.