Distance Edu.
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The online application for registered students of center for distance education, Shivaji University will be available from July 22nd, 2014

Introduction :

With the aim of social inclusion and making an earnest effort to enhance the enrollment in higher education from about 9% to around 15% as envasaged in the  XI Plan. The Distance Education Council, New Delhi, sanctioned Development Grant of Rs 10 Lakhs for 2005-06, Rs 20 Lakhs for 2006-07 and Rs 40 Lakhs for2007-08. Thereby the Centre for Distance Education was established by the Shivaji University keeping in mind the following

  • To provide educational opportunities.

  • To more number of students from the eligible age group than is possible today

  • To different sections of  the society, who are for some reason unable to pursue education, and bring them into the main stream

  • To the female class of the society who have remained deprived because of domestic responsibilities and social restrictions.

  • To the working class who choose to study at their own place and pace.

  • To all  sections of the society irrespective of caste, religion, gender, area of origin ,social and financial status etc

  • at affordable costs.

  • To offer courses of study along  with  Self  Instructional Material, contact sessions, counselling facilities, library & internet facilities through designated Study Centres.

  Study Centres :

10 Study Centre  have been identified for  providing facilities for the courses B.A; B.Com and M.Sc (Mathematics). I year  in 2007-08 and extending to II & III years in the coming years.We have  immediate plans of extending  our services for other  courses like B.Ed, Executive M.B.A & Masters in Valuation (Real Estate) in June 2008-09.

Name of Study Centres


Jaywant Mahavidyalya, Ichalkaranji, Dist- Kolhapur. Coordinator -  Shri. B.S.Patil
Phone No. -  0230-2439408 Mobile No. - 9890387002


Yashwantrao Chavan Mahavidyalaya  Warana Nagar, Tal- Panhala, Dist- Kolahpur Coordinator -  Shri. S.S. Jadhav Phone No. – 02328-224041 Mobile No. – 9226426151


Karmveer Hire Arts Science & Commerce College, Gargoti, Dist-Kolhapur Coordinator - Shri. A M. Chougule Phone No. -  02324-220076 Mobile No. – 9960545201


Dr. Ghali College, Gadhiglaj,  Dist- Kolhapur Coordinator -  Shri. R.D. Tibile Phone No. – 02327-222119 Mobile No. – 9421112515


Ajara Mahavidyalaya, Ajara,  Dist- Kolhapur Coordinator -  Shri. K.D.Padval Phone No. -  02323-246372 Mobile No. – 9960459350


Loknete Hanmantrao Patil Arts            & Commerce College, Vita, Mayani Road, Vita, Dist- Sangli Coordinator -  Shri. S. A. Varekar Phone No. -  02347-274190 Mobile No. - 9421125748


Atpadi College, Atapadi,  Dist- Sangli Coordinator -  Shri. B.M.Khade  Phone No. -  02343-221632 Mobile No. - 9421224529


Mahila Mahavidyalya, Mangalwar Peth, Karad, Dist- Satara. Coordinator – Dr.A.S. Karande Phone No. -  02164-220849/223678 Mobile No. -9326711030


Karmveer Bhaurao Patil College, Urun Islampur,  Tal- Walwa, Dist- Sangli Coordinator -  Shri. S.R.Nangare Phone No. – 02342-22178/226778 Mobile No. - 9822765765


Miraj Mahavidyalay, Budhgaokar Mala, Miraj,  Dist- Sangli Coordinator – Shri. S.B.Shinde Phone No. – 0233-221919 Mobile No. -9822765765


  Self Instructional Material (SIM) :

Production of SIM for B.A;B.Com. I and M.Sc I year  comprising  of 63 books (in both Marathi and English) has been completed.  A number of workshop and meetings were conducted by the centre, subject-wise.,along with the respective BOS Chairpersons for the unit writers resulting  in the  production of  the SIM which has been distributed to the students in December/January 2008. The Centre has chalked out workshops and meetings for production of SIM  for the IInd year B.A; B.Com and M.Sc courses so that the SIM will be ready  & provided to the students at the time of registration in June/July 2008. 

            Registration & Examinations for the above External/Distance Mode Courses will be conducted by the University along with the Regular students.

  Advisory Committee :

The Advisory Committee was formulated in October 2007 with its first meeting being held on 17th Oct 2007.  The Advisory Committee comprises of:

Vice-Chancellor,Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Controller of  Examination, Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Dr. A. N. Joshi, Director, School of Education, Y.C.M.O.U., Nashik.
Registrar, Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Dr. Smt. Cima Yeole,         (Member Secretary), Director, Centre for Distance Education, Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Dr. Smt. Vasanti Rasam, Dean, Faculty of Social Science, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Director, B.C.U.D., Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Prof. Dr. U. B. Bhohite, Lal Bhadur Shstri Marg, Bharti Vidyapeeth, Pune. Dr. J. R. Jadav, Dean, Faculty of Commerce,   Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Finance and Account Officer, Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Dr. B. P. Sabale, Atharvaprasad, T-3, 32/11, Tarabai Park, Kolhapur. Dr. K. N. Sangle, Dean, Faculty of Education,Shivaji University, Kolhapur
Prof. S.A. Bari, Director, Kuvempup University Karnataka. Dr. V.S.Patil, Dean, Faculty of Commerce, Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Shri. T. B. Jagtap, Dean, Faculty of Science, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
  Building : - Centre for Distance Education

             The Shivaji University has earmarked Rs. One Crore for Construction of a separate building for the Centre.  The plan has been finalized & approval from the PWD, Government of Maharashtra is awaited

            The Centre will be fully equipped with facilities for conducting admissions, Contact Session, Meeting, Seminars/Conferences etc in the near future.

  Staff  for the Centre for Distance Education :
  • Director:  Prof. (Smt.) Cima M Yeole.

  • Deputy Director: Shri Sanjay  Ratnaparakhi

 Contact Person : 
Centre for Distance Education,
Shivaji University, Kolahpur.