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Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, NashikMaharashtra has a long and rich tradition of educational reforms. Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, Bhaurao Patil, Swami Ramanand Teerth and other great thinkers and reformers have contributed to educational philosophy and movement in the state. It was therefore appropriate that the state realized the need of an Open University; The University was established on 1st July, 1989 through Act XX of 1989 of the Maharashtra State Legislature, justly named after Yashwantrao Chavan, Maharashtra’s great political leader and builder of modern Maharashtra.

Due to statutory powers conferred by an act XX (1989) of Maharashtra state legislature and the recognition by the ‘University Grants Commission of India’, this university is fully empowered to award various academic certifications like certificates, diplomas, and graduate, post-graduate, doctoral degrees. This university also takes all precautions, at all programme stages from ‘Curriculum Design’ to ‘Examination’, to ensure that the standards and quality of, education and examinations are preserved. The curriculum of these programmes is designed for Equivalence, with respective similar academic programmes, offered by other statutory universities of various states. University also provides many different diploma or certificates, which may or may not be equivalent to any other such certificates. These certificates will motivate students for self-study, as their learning efforts will be recognized by the university after short duration.

All the degree and post-graduate degree programmes are duly recognized and approved by the ‘University Grant Commission (UGC)’. Hence, these programmes are equivalent to the respective programmes offered by any other statutory university in India, for the purpose of employment, promotion and further education. In this respect, the status of this university is at par with all other statutory universities of India.

The YCMOU has its headquarters at Nashik and provides support to its learners through study centers, which are spread all over the State of Maharashtra Technology based education of YCMOU provides the following benefits:

In recognition of its achievements, the university has also been conferred with the “Award of Institutional Excellence” in Distance Education from the Commonwealth of Learning, Canada.

  • It is cost effective.
  • It has outreach to the masses.
  • It is flexible: ‘learn anywhere and anytime and as per your pace and style of learning’.

To become a Mass Varsity

Through our technical, vocational, professional and liberal education programmes, application of modern communication technologies and adoption of the distance education methodology, we strive towards developing an Innovative, Flexible and Open system of education.
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About the School of Computer Science
The School of Computer Science is one of the eight schools of studies located at the headquarters of the university. The school works in a rather young discipline of computer science: the science of solving problems with the aid of a computer. Many of the real life problems require knowledge and skills from many domains like mathematics, physics, biology, psychology, mechanical and electronics engineering. Computer Science encompasses the methodology, the tools and techniques, and the theory of how information is derived, stored, manipulated, and communicated. Due to its major role in our world, computer science has become an extremely exciting field of study.

The faculty of the school is at the forefront of these new technologies with interest and expertise in a number of areas. The faculty applies its knowledge and expertise in developing relevant and career oriented computer programmes. The school has till date-developed programmes at the diploma, degree, PG, and research level.

School Vision
The school of computer science strives for academic excellence and aspires to be a premier computer teaching and research institution in the world. The school is committed to providing affordable and quality computer programmes that empower learners with computing skills needed in their world of work. The school also endeavors to provide opportunities of higher studies and research to its learners.

School Mission
The mission of the school is

  • To use pedagogical, technological and managerial tools to develop computer programmes and offer them through an on-line mode of education.
  • To update the course from time to time so as to keep them relevant and consistent with the changing environment.
  • To offer academic and learner services through the Internet.
  • To create strong research centre and establish linkages with other institutions so as to provide opportunities for higher studies for its learners.

We are currently associate with various well known organizations like PACE(POONA), NASSCOM FOUNDATION, TIMES FOUNDATION, CYBERLEARNING INDIA PVT. LTD. AND YASHWANT RAO CHAVAN MAHARASHTRA OPEN UNIVERSITY (YCMOU) for implementing and conducting various Educational Assignments. YCMOU has nominated and appointed PRAGATEE FOUNDATION as an Authorised Service Provider for implementing DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER APPLICATION (D.C.A.) Program in the year 2011-12.

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