The Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) inaugurated its new administrative building in Kolhapur. Vice-chancellors of YCMOU Manikrao Salunkhe and Shivaji University, Kolhapur (SUK), Devanand Shinde were present at the ceremony. Dr.Shinde expressed happiness about the same.
Shinde added that students from remote and rural areas are the ones who are getting most by opening of this new building. He also said SUK will be providing its full support to YCMOU.
"No varsity offers as many courses as the open university, that too at such affordable fees. "The reach of open university is much higher than the traditional ones. In Kolhapur region alone it has over 700 study centres where more than 60,000 students are enrolled for various courses."
- Manikrao Salunkhe, Vice-chancellors, YCMOU
"The innovative courses offered by YCMOU are reaching across the state and we are quite proud that the varsity has a regional centre in Kolhapur. The courses are helping students in getting the education they want and deserve,"
- Dr.Devanad Shinde, Vice-chancellors, SUK
The Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) was established in July 1989 by Act XX- (1989) of the Maharashtra State Legislature, named after YashwantraoChavan, Maharashtra’s great political leader and builder of modern Maharashtra. It is the fifth Open University in India. The University offers offline programmes and has also embarked on online initiatives.?
-Source - Prasad Patil, City Journalist, College Dekho