About Institute of Distance Education And Learning (IDEAL) NMU, JALGAON
The North Maharashtra University is one of the upcoming universities in India, the
university was established on 15th August, 1990 under the Maharashtra University
Act No. XXIX of 1989 as a teaching and affiliating University. It actually started
its academic and administrative activities under the leadership of Prof. Dr. N.
K. Thakare, the first Vice Chancellor of the university, from academic year 1991-92.
The jurisdiction of North Maharashtra University is spread over three districts
of North Maharashtra i.e. Jalgaon, Dhule and Nandurbar.
The university was shifted to its own campus in 1995.The university is situated
on the banks of river "Girna" and the campus of the university is spread over a
hilly terrain of 650 acres of land. Each building of the campus is well connected
through tar roads constructed by the University itself. The University is also well
connected to Jalgaon City by Asian Highway No. 46. The transport modes like City
Bus Service, Auto Rickshaws are available for employees, students, visitors.
The campus beautification is maintained through lawns and planting various trees
on the campus. More than two lac trees have been planted to conserve the natural
beauty and environment of the campus, for which the university was selected for
the Vanashree Award 2000 by Government of Maharashtra and Indira Priyadarshini Vriksha
Mitra (IPVM) Award-2002 by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India,
The Maharashtra State Electricity Board has installed a separate substation to cater
to the needs of electricity on the campus. As an alternative source of electricity
supply, three 125 KVs Diesel Generators are installed on the campus. The university
is approximately 10Kms away from the Jalgaon city. The pollution free hilly terrain
provides natural ambience which creates a perfect environment for study. All Departments
are equipped with all modern facilities, required by students/visitors.
The university is imparting education to students, through various courses at under
graduate, post graduate, doctoral and post doctoral level, under 09 faculties, which
includes Science, Engg. & Technology , Education, Medicine & Pharmacy , Ayurvedic
Medicine , Arts & fine arts, Commerce and Management, Mental, Moral & Social Sciences,
Law faculty .
The University has developed a model Examination System and is one of the few Universities
in the State for conducting examinations regularly and declaring the results well
in time as per the Maharashtra Universities Act, 1994. The action plan of the University
in this regard is serving as a prototype to other Universities in the State.
In a very short period of time the university has gained name and fame on National
and International levels. This university has also acquired the prestigious 2(f)
& 12(b) recognition from the UGC. The university has been re-accredited with 'B'
(CGPA 2.88) grade duly honored by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council
(NAAC), Bangalore. When NAAC committee assessed the functioning of the teaching
and non teaching departments of the University, awarded the 4 star status in 2001
and reaccredited in December 2008 as 'B' (CGPA 2.88) grade.
Prin. Dr. K. B. Patil took over as the fourth regular Vice Chancellor of the university
on 22nd Aug. 2006. Dr. K. B. Patil is a well known personality in the academic world
as well as amongst the mathematicians. Thereafter, Dr. V. M. Pandharipande took
over as the charge as the Vice Chancellor (Addl. Charge) of North Maharashtra University,
Jalgaon on 22nd August 2011.
Now Prof. Dr. Sudhir Meshram is fifth regular Vice Chancellor of the University.
He is a well known personality in the academia and research. He is a visionary and
because of his vision and guidance the Distance Education is concretized in reality.
DISTANCE EDUCATION :
With a view to widening the horizons of education and Opening the new frontiers
of knowledge and democratizing the teaching learning process Distance Education
is initiated. Non formal education systems like Open Universities, Open schools,
Distance learning or Distance Education systems are introduced to overcome the inadequacies
of the traditional and formal education system. Education has to be made accessible
to all irrespective of Financial, Social, Psychological and other conditions. In
this context, Distance Education has been found an alternative, a boon, and a remedial
measure. Distance Education is a term that includes the range of teaching learning
strategies described as home study.
North Maharashtra University with its deep commitment to the upliftment of the educationally
disadvantaged groups has established Institute of Distance Education And Learning
(IDEAL) and this may itself be considered as an important expression of this commitment.
This Institute was recently honored with the Recognition from Distance Education
Council, New Delhi. An important objective of this IDEAL is to create, preserve
and disseminate knowledge to all through the Distance Learning System. The IDEAL
proposes to offer range of programmes (General, Professional and Liberal) keeping
in mind worldwide and local inclination. IDEAL will always try to provide need-based
programmes and services to its learners.
FEATURES OF IDEAL
- Education for All: Continuous, Flexible and Open Education for disadvantaged people
- Extensive range of academic programmes: Higher, Vocational and Technical Education
through distance learning : Education at various levels and Flexible entry qualification
- Education as per the Social, Geographical and Contemporary needs : Specialized,
Need based Programmes to offer Skill Development.
- Student Support Services: Self Learning Material (SLM): Multimedia instructional
Packages: Use of Information Communication and Technology in Education: Well established
- Personal Contact Programmes : Counseling by subject experts for students at study
- Student friendly web portal (e-facilities) Online Admission Procedure, download
eligibility status, Identity Card, Fee Receipt, Exam Hall Ticket etc.