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Maharashtra is a state in central India. It borders Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh to the north, Chhattisgarh to the east, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Goa to the south, and The Rabian Sea to the west. The Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli lies between Maharashtra and Gujurat.

The state of Maharashtra

The second largest state in India by population, it has 112.3 million inhabitants over 35 districts according to the 2011 census. The largest city and state capital is Mumbai.

Education in Maharashtra

The literacy rate of Maharashtra is 82.91% according to the 2011 census. The state contains around 301 engineering/diploma colleges, 616 industrial training institutes and 24 universities. For a full list of institutions, see:

Virtual schools in Maharashtra

The Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University operates from Nasik. Established in 1989, it consists of the followinf departments:

  • School of Academic Services Division
  • School of Agricultural Science
  • School of Architecture, Science and Technology
  • School of Commerce and Management
  • School of Computer Science
  • School of Continuing Education
  • School of Education
  • School of Health Science
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences For more information, see:


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