KARNATAKA STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY
The Karnataka State Open University established on 1st June 1996 vide Karnataka Govt. Notification No. ED 1 UOV 95 dated 12th February 1996 – KSOU Act 1992 is considered to be a reputed Open University amongst the open learning institutions in the country. Keeping in view the educational needs of our country, in general, and state in particular the policies and programmes have been geared to cater to the needy.
The mission of this Karnataka State Open University is to provide high quality higher education which stresses more on skill development of an individual through the dissemination of knowledge, by the distance learning mode, which prepares an individual for the corporate world and future leadership roles. Set up with the objective of providing superior higher education opportunities to numerous students in the state and the other parts of the country, who are not in a position to attend full time courses due to economic and social compulsions. It conducts courses at all levels for all types of students through the distance learning mode.
The Karnataka State Open University system is a strongly built and respected higher-learning organization that imparts the relevant skills to its students, through the distance learning mode. In pursuing this objective, it creates a conducive learning environment for all candidates, serves the candidates’ diverse professional learning needs, and creates an environment for undeserved learners to gain knowledge.
It was started with the assent of His Excellency the Honorable Governor of Karnataka under the KSOU Act 1992, which was promulgated with the objective of introduction and promotion of distance education at the State level first and the national level later. It also strives to fulfill the needs of international students for enhancing their skills.
Set up in the year 1996, under the KSOU Act, 1992, The Karnataka State Open University was set up with the sole objective of providing distance education to those candidates who could not pursue full-time education. The KSOU has been given recognition by the DEC, New Delhi, Member of the Association of Indian Universities, Delhi, Permanent member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, London, UK, Asian Association of Open Universities, Beijing, China, Association with Commonwealth of Learning.
The institute of Karnataka State Open University is located at Mysore, in Karnataka where it has a lush state of the art campus replete with all the modern facilities that are required in any contemporary university. The facilities include a library, girl’s hostel, an administrative office, guest house, and cafeteria and accommodation facilities for a limited number of people. It is only during orientation programs and term-end examinations, students and faculties come to this location from all across the country. Nowadays, this university has started following the online mechanism of conducting its courses and it also holds its exams online.
The KSOU has courses in Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Education, Law and Commerce. The various traditional and professional courses provided by the University include B.A./BCom, B Ed, M.A./MCom, M Ed, MBA, M. Phil and a host of such courses both at the undergraduate and the graduate levels. The course curriculum is benchmarked to the courses of the best international universities. This gives students international exposure through the various master level programs. It can also help them to apply for jobs in MNCs and international organizations.
The institute believes in imparting holistic education to its students even if it is through the distance learning mode. It has an excellently designed course content that is specially developed by experienced and educated tutors who come to give guest lectures to this institute to students who have opted for classroom model of education.
KSOU University Contact Details
Address: Mukhtagangotri, Mysuru, Karnataka 570006