The chief aim of distance learning in India is to spread education and make it convenient for everyone. The motto of KSOU is “Higher Education to Everyone Everywhere”. This university was established in the year 1996. Among the 14 prolific Open Universities across India, Karnataka State Open University is one of the major centers of distance learning in south India. Diverse programs are offered in this state university along with different disciplines under constant monitoring of proficient faculty members.
Though in distance education students do not have to attend regular classes, but to make their study programs more constructive courses are designed with effective resources to provide students with proper knowledge and fulfill the purpose of their further education.
Students can choose from programs like general courses, information technology, theatre, handicraft, creative teaching, fine arts, teachers training, health science, aviation, hospitality management and many more. Karnataka State Open University is one of the most significant universities in India and is dedicated to provide quality education to the students.
Courses offered by Karnataka State Open University
KSOU offers distance education courses at Certificate, Diploma and Degree levels, basically in two languages, Kannada and English.
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Education (M.Ed.)
- Master of Arts in English
- Master of Arts in Kannada
- Master of Arts in Hindi
- Master of Arts in Urdu
- Master of Arts in Sanskrit
- Master of Arts in History
- Master of Arts in Political Science
- Master of Arts in Economics
- Master of Commerce
- Master of Arts in Sociology
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Education
- Post Graduate Diploma in English
- Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management
- Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
- Certificate Course in Kannada
- Diploma in Journalism
- Diploma in Kannada
KSOU organizes an interactive session between it’s Faculty members and students twice in a year, for a period of 15 days each. This is done mainly to establish proper communication between students and teachers.
Admission Details at Karnataka State Open University
For bachelor’s degree course
(i) Candidates do not require to produce any educational qualification if they have completed 18 years on 1st of July.
(ii) Candidates need to produce evidence that they have passed 10+2 exam, if they are below 18 years of age.
For Master’s degree courses
(i) Candidates do not require to produce any educational qualification if they have completed 21 years.
(ii) Candidates need to produce evidence that they have successfully passed graduation, if they are below 21 years of age.
Mysore – 570006,
Total Enrollment in 2000 : 27231