Bharati Vidyapeeth Pune School of Distance Education Programs July 2023 admissions open

Looking for admissions to the distance education courses offered by Bharati Vidyapeeth Pune? Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed University) in Pune has opened the registration process for the July 2023 admission session to the programs of the university's School of Distance Education. The list of courses, as well as details of the self-learning courses, the application fee, and the online registration process have been provided.

The School of Distance Education of Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pune has announced applications open to various courses for the admission schedule of July 2023. The fee structure and syllabus for each course are available on the official website. As of now, there is no definite closing date to apply.

Bharati Vidyapeeth Pune School of Distance Education July 2023 Admissions Banner
[Image source: print advt. in The Indian Express, Mumbai edition, 2nd July 2023]

Good to know before applying: You are advised to check if the course you are applying for is UGC-approved/AICTE-approved and specifically for the academic session of July 2023 onwards. While you are permitted to apply for two programs simultaneously, such as one degree and one diploma or two diplomas (refer to the FAQs on the official website), consider the fact that there may be a clash in exam dates and therefore best focus on one distance education program at a time. You could also check who are the faculty who have been engaged for the SDE courses under the 'student support' Tab on the official website.

Features of BY(DU) Distance Education Courses

The School of Distance Education (SDE) offers courses through the nine Learner Support Centres that have been set up on campuses of the university's institutions in Navi Mumbai, Pune (three centres), Kolhapur, Solapur, Karad, and Sangli in Maharashtra, and in New Delhi. At the centre you can get access to library facilities and attend tutorials, submit assignments for evaluation, appear for the requisite university exams, etc. The programs at all centres follow the syllabus as per the university norms, with each program monitored by an academic coordination unit.

It should be noted that you will receive study material and suggested reading sources, and although there will be general tutoring at the centre with feedback given on your progress, you have to do the course through self-learning. You can refer to textbooks for a particular subject at the campus library, and where required, computer practicals will be scheduled at the centre. For a subject that requires fieldwork, you will be given the required guidance. In case you have academic difficulties, such as understanding a particular subject's concepts, you can attend the personal contact sessions that are scheduled during holidays, including Sundays or Saturdays and public holidays. Seminars may also be held during the holidays. As a student of the School of Education, you are required to follow the rules and regulations of the university, so check about mandatory requirements for attending contact sessions, when assignments need to be submitted, etc.


The application fee is Rs. 200/- (if the course is for more than one year, you have to pay the application fee again for each subsequent year). This fee will not be refunded.

The admission fee is Rs. 1000/- which is to be paid when you get admission to the course for the first time. You can check the official website to know the program-specific fee.

BV (DU) SDE Eligibility requirements

Age criterion: For all the courses, you must be at least 18 years of age as of the date of admission for the particular course.

ABC ID: It is mandatory to have an ID of the Academic Bank of Credit (ABC). This is a Govt.-established Credit Bank for students, where credits of a student from any previous learning experience is stored. If you don't have an ABC ID, register and get it at

Educational Qualifications: Refer to the information given below, and check the official admissions prospectus at the university website.

BV (DU) School of Distance Education Courses

Management Courses

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), and Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA): You can opt for the 3-year course or the 4-year Hons. program.
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 or an equivalent exam from a recognized Board.

MBA: 2-year course.
Eligibility: You should be a Graduate (10+2+3 system) in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks from a recognized university (a minimum of 45% for SC and ST category students).

Master of Computer Applications (MCA): 2-year course.
Eligibility: You should have passed BCA/B.Sc. in Computer Science/B.Sc. IT/B.E. (CSE)/B.Tech. (CSE)/B.E. (IT)/B.Tech.(IT) or an equivalent Degree with a minimum of 50% in the qualifying exam (min. 45% for reserved category students). You are also eligible to apply if you have a Graduation Degree (BA/BCom/BSc/BVoc, etc) preferably with Maths at the 10+2 level or at the Graduation level, with a minimum of 50% marks in the qualifying exam (min. 45% for reserved category students). In case you do not have any Maths background, you will be required to enroll in a compulsory bridge course and an additional bridge course related to computer subjects as per university norms.

Diploma in Big Data Analytics (DBDA), and Diploma in Digital Marketing (DDM): 1-year courses.
Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.

Arts, Commerce, and Social Sciences

B.A. and B.Com.: 3-year courses.
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 or an equivalent exam from a recognized Board.

M.A. (English), M.Com., and Master of Social Work (MSW): 2-year courses.
Eligibility: You should be a Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.

Law Courses

All these are 1-year Diploma courses for which you should be a Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university -
Diploma in Taxation Law (DTL)
Diploma in Labour Laws and Labour Welfare (DLL & LW)
Diploma in Intellectual Property Law (DIPL)
Diploma in Corporate Law (DCL), Diploma in Cyber Law (DCyL), and
Diploma in Human Rights (DHR)

BV (DU) Distance Education Courses Admission Procedure

You have to fill up the online registration form at the official website

Before you do so, it is advisable to go through the registration guide on the official website. During the registration process, you do not need to upload any documents. Just fill in the basic details of your name, address, mobile number, email ID, marks obtained in the qualifying exam, etc.

After the registration process is successfully completed, and the application fee is paid, take a printout of the application form, and the receipt of the paid fee (keep an extra set of copies for future reference). Send the print outs along with the relevant documents to the Learner Support Centre that you selected, within one week of the date of submission of the online submitted form.

In order to complete the further eligibility requirements, you need to submit the following original documents which will be returned to you after verification-
  1. Original copies of Class 10 and of the Class 12 mark sheets

  2. Original copies of the mark sheet of the last qualifying exam

  3. Original copies of the passing certificate of the last qualifying exam

  4. Two photos of ID-size: The photos should be recent colour photos on a plain white or off-white background, showing the full face from the front, with no sunglasses. Do not submit photos with caps or hats. Note that while religious headwear is allowed, it must not cover the face.

  5. The Transfer Certificate/Leaving Certificate: In case you do not have it, you must give a written undertaking for non-submission of leaving/Transfer and Migration certificate in the prescribed format of the School of Distance Education.

  6. Migration Certificate: In case you do not have it, you must give a written undertaking for non-submission of leaving/Transfer and Migration certificate in the prescribed format of the School of Distance Education.

  7. Gap Certificate in case there is an academic gap of more than 2 years.

  8. Caste Certificate, if applicable

  9. Bonafide Certificate, if applicable

  10. Gazette Certificate in case of change in name

  11. Photo Identity document

  12. Document of proof of age

  13. Aadhar Card

  14. Aadhaar-linked mobile number

  15. Academic Bank of Credits ID (refer to the eligibility criteria given earlier in this article)

Note- the documents which will be accepted for ID are any of these- passport, PAN card, Election card, birth certificate, or driving license.

Admission confirmation process

The Learning Support Centre will check your application and documents, and if you are eligible for the course that you applied for, you will be issued an ID card online. That is, you have to log in to your account and download the ID card. Take the ID card to the centre and obtain the Self-Learning Material (SLM). You can inquire with the centre about the schedule of the contact classes, home assignments, etc.

Contact information

School of Distance Education
Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University)
5th floor, Bharati Vidyapeeth Bhavan, L.B.S. Marg, Pune-411030.
Ph: 020-24407264, 020-24325520, 020-24325509/10
Toll-Free No.: 18002335520
Email: /
SDE Website:
BV (DU) Website:

Useful resources-
Addresses and contact details of the Learner Support Centres:

Know the Coordinators at each centre:

Relevant forms, like Transfer Certificate, Change in the Study Centre, etc:

Read guidelines on pursuing two programs at one time:

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