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

The Y.C.M.O.U degree course was started in Sonopant Dandekar College, Palghar in 1991. The Open University offers offline programmes 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.

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

  1. Preparatory (Marathi / English Medium)
  2. B.A
  3. B.Com (Marathi / English Medium)
  4. M.Com

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.

Year wise Learner Data:

Academic Year

No. of Students

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

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