Maharashtra has a long and rich tradition of educational reforms. Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, Dr.Panjabrao Deshmukh, Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar, Bhaurao Patil, Swami Ramanand Teerth and other great thinkers and reformers have contributed to educational philosophy and movement in the state. It was, therefore, appropriate that the state realized the need of an open university, The university was established on 1st July 1989 through Act XX of 1989 of the Maharashtra State Legislature, justly named after Yashwantrao Chavan, Maharashtra’s great political leader and builder of modern Maharashtra. Best Institute for MCA & BCA Course in Andheri.
All the degree and post-graduate degree programmes are duly recognized and approved by the ‘University Grant Commission (UGC)’. Hence, these programmes are equivalent to the respective programmes offered by any other statutory university in India, for the purpose of employment, promotion and further education. In this respect, the status of this university is at par with all other statutory universities of India.