Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University, previously known as Kota Open university was established in the year 1987. The university offers various UG, PG, diploma, certificate, and PhD courses in various disciplines. It also offers some of the courses in lateral entry as well under the different schools.
VMOU is the third oldest open university in India with an aim to improve and update the quality of study and research.
Following is the list of various schools which offer the different programs under the university.
|Established|University type||1987|Open university|
|Courses offered||UG,PG,Certificate,diploma programs|
|Entrance examination||VMOU-MET, CAT/CMAT/MAT for MBA, VMOU B.Ed for B.Ed|
|Admission criteria||Entrance and merit-based|
The university provides 76 courses in total including the specializations. Following is the list of some of the courses offered:
|B.A||Economics, Education, English, Geography, History, Gandhi and peace studies, Journalism and mass communication, Mathematics, Psychology, Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, political science||Passed 10+2 from a recognized university or passed the BAP/BCP/BSCP exam from VMOU or equivalent||3 years|
|B.Lib.I.Sc.||-||Intermediate graduate in the relevant course with at least 50% marks||1 year|
|B.ed||-||Bachelor’s degree and/or in the Master’s degree in sciences/social sciences/humanity, Bachelors in Engineering or Technology with specialization in science and mathematics with 55% marks or any other qualification equivalent thereto, are eligible for admission to the program.||2 years|
|M.Lib.I.Sc||-||B.Lib from a recognized university||1 year|
|MBA||-||Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university||2 years|
|MA||Economics, Education, Geography, political science, public administration, Psychology, English, Hindi, Geography||A graduate degree or equivalent from a recognized university||2 years|
|MSC||Computer science, Geography, Mathematics||Bachelor’s degree in science from a recognized university||2 years|
Along with the regular courses, the university also provides various other Lateral entry courses such as MSW, MSC, Mcom, MA, Bcom, BJ, BA.
Admissions at Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University are either entrance-based or merit-based.
Admissions for Bachelor's degree programs except B.ed are done based on merit.VMOU conducts a separate entrance exam for B.ed.
Admissions to all the PG programs except MBA are based on the merit of the candidates in previous academic examinations. The selection for MBA candidates is based on the Management entrance test conducted by VMOU or the scores obtained in CAT/MAT/CMAT.
Admissions to the PhD program are done based on the UGC / CSIR NET (JRF) examination / SET / GATE (with a valid score) / followed by an interview.
The application process is conducted in online mode at VMOU. Admissions are held twice a year viz January and July.
Following is the category wise cutoff for the BED 2020 exam:
The university has its own placement cell which aims to grow the relationship between the students and industry. The university also makes sure that they can help most of the students getting placed into various companies by helping them in every possible way.it also conducts mock tests and practise sessions to enrich aptitude, logic, and reasoning to help students for their interviews.
Following are some of the activities that are conducted by training and placement cell:
VMOU provides scholarships at Rajasthan ONLINE Scholarship System (ROSE) portal. The students are provided scholarships and assistance based on the merit of previous qualifying exams. The students had to register themselves on the portal for getting benefits.
Library: VMOU has a well-equipped central-library to support the education and research programs by providing physical and intellectual access to information.it has a huge collection of humanities, social sciences, science, and technology which includes references, textbooks, journals, cassettes, E-resources, etc.
Study centres: there are various centres established by the university. These centres contain the following facilities for students as Audio and Video facilities, Coordinators and other trained supervisors, Organization of regional service units, Program-specific outlook.
The teaching responsibilities of the teaching staff at open university is quite different from regular colleges. The faculties here do not teach in regular classrooms like in conventional universities but they conduct counselling sessions and doubt solving lectures at various regional and study centres. The teaching responsibilities for the open universities are prescribed under the DEC guidelines.
Following are the designations of teaching staff according to the annual report of 2015-16.
Ques: Does the university provide admission to nonresidents of India or foreign students?
Ans. Yes, students from other countries than India can take admission to the university in various programs subject to their fulfilling the eligibility criteria as prescribed by the university.
Ques: Does the university provide a facility to study more than one course simultaneously?
Ans. No, the two-degree programs cannot be pursued simultaneously. However, a student can pursue 2 programs simultaneously through distance mode or a combination of distance and regular mode from the same/different universities.
Ques: What are the specializations offered by the university in diploma programs?
Ans. Following is the list of diploma programs offered by the university:
Ques: What is the process to check the result of the entrance examinations?
Ans. VMOU releases the results online and one can check it by the following process.
Ques: What is the “student one view” tab?
Ans. It is a link provided on the website where the students can get to know about their results, assignments, question banks, SLM and can even download them. The students can log in with their scholar number or name.