Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University(Y.C.M.O.U)

The Y.C.M.O.U degree course was started at Sonopant Dandekar College, Palghar in 1991. The Open University offers offline programs and has also embarked on online initiatives. The Y.C.M.O.U has its headquarters at Nashik and provides support to its learners through study centers, which are all over the State of Maharashtra. The college has the center of YCMOU, Nashik for the last 20 years. The classes of B.A and B.Com degrees are conducted during Sundays and Holidays at the center and also for counseling the students. The center thereby gives an opportunity to the individual who wants to prosecute their study in higher education, but could not take admission in the college as a regular student. The admissions are open to any individuals above 18 years of age & who qualify by entrance test conducted by the University or having HSC Certificate.

Features/Achievements of Y.C.M.O.U in Sonopant Dandekar College, Palghar

  • The University had felicitated the Center for transparent and Copy less conduction of Examination in May 2011.
  • No center fee for blind and disabled learners.
  • The N.S.S unit in Y.C.M.O.U was started in 2010.

Sonopant Dandekar College Offers the following Courses under Y.C.M.O.U:

  1. Preparatory (Marathi / English Medium)
  2. Bachelor of Arts
  3. Bachelor of Commerce (Marathi / English Medium)
  4. Master of Commerce (M.Com)

Sonopant Dandekar College, Palghar (Center Staff)


Faculty Name


1 Dr. Kiran J. Save (I/C Principal) Center Incharge
2 Prof. Vivek M. Puranik Co-ordinator
3 Dr. Balasaheb Rahane Center Assistant
4 Prof. Nilesh Patil Clerk

Year wise Learner Data:

Academic Year

No. of Students

2017-18 3202
2016-17 3021
2015-16 3490
2014-15 3205
2013-14 3456