Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL) has collaborated with two prominent open universities:
- Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) since Academic Year 2019-20
- Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) since Academic Year 2013-14
IGNOU is a National University established in 1985 by an act of Parliament with a view to democratize education and disseminate knowledge through novel techniques and methodologies for the benefit of large section of society within the country, especially the weaker and disadvantaged groups through Open and Distance Learning (ODL). IGNOU serves the educational aspirations of millions of students through a vast network of Regional Centers, Study Centers, Program Centers, Partner Institutions and Overseas Centers.
Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) was established in July 1989 by Act XX- (1989) of the Maharashtra State Legislature. It is the Fifth Open University in the country. The jurisdiction of this university, is for the State of Maharashtra The YCMOU has been recognized under section 12 (B) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.