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SMT. SUDHATAI MANDKE COLLEGE Centre for Distance Education
Approved Centre of SPPU School of Open Learning (Distance Education)

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The School of Open Learning (SoL) established under the Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune in 2018 is a pioneer Institution in the field of Open and Distance Education in India. It is popularly known as the 'Oxford of the East'. Savitribai Phule Pune University having status of graded Autonomy by UGC. It has about 307 recognized research institutes and 612 affiliated colleges offering graduate and under-graduate courses. All study centres are identified in the constituency of University and they are fully equipped with appropriate infrastructure. And responsible study centres are working as caretaker of all learners and provide essential personal contact under the guidelines of school. Smt. Sudhatai Mandke College, Centre for Distance Education is an approved study centre of the SoL since 2002. We offer Graduate and Post-Graduate courses in Commerce & Arts. 

After many requests from our graduate students; who either no longer stay in Pune / or are working full time; insisting on completing their post-graduation as well from Mandke College, we decided to apply for the SPPU School of Open Learning. 


  1. Degree Certificate from one of India's foremost Institute in the Western Region

  2. Complete graduation or port graduation from place of your choice - Location no Bar

  3. Complete graduation or port graduation post 12th Std. passing at any time - Age no Bar

  4. Advantage of having college / study centre as caretaker, guide and point of contact

  5. Use of infrastructure of study centre, if required

  6. Access to qualified faculty in study centres for continuous guidance

  7. Up to date study materia

Courses offered at
SMC - Centre for Distance Education

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Location and Age is no bar for obtaining a Gradution or Post Graducation Degree at your own time.
Open and Distance Learning (ODL) is a system where the teachers and learners need not necessarily be present either at same place or same time and is flexible in regard to modalities and timing of teaching and learning as also the admission criteria without compromising necessary quality considerations. The School of Open Learning (SoL) offers Undergraduate/Postgraduate Degree courses in the various subjects of Arts and Commerce faculty. The medium of instruction of all courses in Marathi and English. This is becoming more and more significant for continuing education, skill updating of in-service personnel or those who want to learn higher education. It also simultaneously focuses on quality education of relevance to learners located at educationally disadvantageous locations.

Courses offered at SMC - Centre for Distance Education are:

Bachelor of Commerce - B.Com
Masters of Commerce - M.Com
Bachelor of Arts - B.A
Masters of Arts - M.A
Masters of Business Administration - M.B.A

- To be eligibile for Under Graduate Courses candidate must have completed 10+2 / HSC
- To be eligibile for Post Graduate Courses candidate must have completed bachelors degree

Admission Process for Distance Education

Admission Notice for Academic Year 2024-25
All you need is a Laptop, PC or mobile with a good internet connection. Click on link below and follow easy instructions:
**Read before you apply**

Click here for Tutorial of Online Application

STEP1: Register Yourself as Student of Digital University

STEP2: Login for Admission Form and choose Smt. Sudhatai Mandke College as Study Centre

STEP3: Pay Fee and Print Form (2 copies - Student & Study Centre)

STEP: Submit Admission Form to Study Centre. Click here for document list and instructions

Academic Bank of Credits is a virtual/digital storehouse that contains information of the credits earned by individual students throughout their learning journey using DigiLocker. It also enables students to easily store and share their academic records for enhanced access to opportunities As per new UGC rules every student is required to register for APAAR/ ABC ID. For more information about ABC, it's advantages and other instructions Click Here

Notice for ABC Id

Click here for Tutorial for creating ABC Id
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