Karnataka State Open University (KSOU)

The Karnataka State Open University came into being in 1996 by the Karnataka State Open University Act. KSOU evolved from the Institute of Correspondence Course and Continuing Education of the Mysore University. It is the 8th Open University of India.

This university has its jurisdiction over whole of Karnataka and operates through its wide network of study centers in cities like Bagalkote, Bangalore, Bellary, Belgaum, Chikmanglur, Dharwad, Kolar, Raichur, Shimoga and others. It has 13 departments handled by 57 faculty members. KSOU presently has a strength of about 40, 000 students.

KSOU has a vision of providing education to the underprivileged and to those who could not continue higher education for some reason. It also strives to make education cost effective with the purpose of democratizing education.

Courses offered by Karnataka State Open University

The KSOU offers courses at Degree, Diploma and Certificate levels primarily in two languages, namely, English and Kannada.

  • PhD Courses
  • MPhil Courses
  • Master's Degree Courses
  • Bachelors Courses
  • PG Diploma, Diploma & Certificate Programs

Masters Courses Offered

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Education (MEd-approved by NCTE)
  • 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 Arts in Sociology
  • Master of Commerce

Bachelor's Degree Courses

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Education (BEd-approved by NCTE)

PG Diploma, Diploma & Certificate Programs

  • Post Graduate Diploma in English
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Diploma in Kannada
  • Diploma in Journalism
  • Certificate Course in Kannada
  • Post Graduate Diploma in English
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management
  • Post-Pre University Diploma in Kannada
  • Post-Puc Diploma in Journalism
  • Certificate Course in Kannada

Unique Proposition: KSOU organizes an interactive session between it's Faculty members and students twice a year, for a period of 15 days each. This is directed towards establishment of proper communication channel between teachers and students.

Karnataka State Open University Admissions

For Bachelor's Degree Course

Qualification

Candidates who have completed 18 years of age on the 1st of July does not require any educational qualification.

Candidates below 18 years of age have to produce evidence of passing the 10 + 2 exams.

For Master's degree courses

Candidates who have completed 21 years of age does not require any educational qualification.

Candidates below 21 years have to produce evidences of being a graduate.

KSOU Address

Karnataka State Open University

  • Manasagangotri, Mysore-570 006.
  • Fax: 2500846, 2500847
  • Phone No. 2515149, 2512471
  • Website: www.ksoumysore.com