Karnataka State Open University

KSOU abbreviation for Karnataka State Open University is a university that was established in the year 1996 and is given place as one of the leading open Universities for learning in the country. KSOU is recognized by University Grants Commission. The institution provides a huge variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses for students all over the country. Courses like BA, BCom, BEd, MA in English, MA in political science, history and sociology, MSc in computer science, and mathematics and physics, are offered here.

Karnataka State Open University

 KSOU offers a number of Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs in the stream of Science, Commerce, IT, Management, Arts, Library Sciences and many more. Though admission to all the courses are usually merit-based however, preference is always given to applicants with required experience in their respective fields.

The university in total has 13 departments managed by at least 57 faculty members. It offers programmes for students to lowest degrees from the graduate level to the doctoral level and offers a number of diploma and certificate programmes.

Karnataka State Open University Mysore

Karnataka State Open University is located on the Mysore-Mangalore highway in approximately 36 acres, in the Manasagangotri campus of the University of Mysore. It is at least a minimum 5 km from the city center. University headquarters has a place for administrative offices, the academic block, library, lecture halls, guest house for students coming for examinations and contact programs, and necessary facilities such as post-office, bank, and canteen for food.

The main objective of the university is to provide education to the people who are not able to attend full time or part-time educational courses offered by various other universities. The distance education programs provide an opportunity for people who are working, who cannot afford full-time education to earn degrees or diplomas.

The root of Karnataka state open universities lies in the Institute of a correspondence course and continuing education, a separate wing of the University of Mysore. The Karnataka State Open University comes at number 8th among all Open Universities to be established in India and has come up as a success of the country’s long and rich experience in the field of distance education. The university actually progressed from the Institute of Correspondence Course and Continuing Education of the University located in Mysore.

Karnataka State Open University is situated in an area of 36 acres along the Mysore-Mangalore highway, very close from the city center and has an atmosphere best possible suited for academic prevails.

Karnataka State Open University is a well recognized University of Distance Education Council under the shelter of MHRD(Ministry of Human Resource Development)

Karnataka State Open University is also a continuous member of the AIU ( Association of Indian Universities), New Delhi since the year 1999.

Karnataka State Open University is also permanently recognized by (ACU)Association of Commonwealth Universities from London, the United Kingdom since the year 1999. And the member code is ZKASOPENUINI.

Karnataka State Open University is also a permanent member of the (AAOU)Asian Association of Open Universities in Beijing, China since the year 1999.

Karnataka State Open University has an association with (COL) Commonwealth of Learning in Vancouver, Canada since the year 2003. Commonwealth Learning is an intergovernmental organization formed by Commonwealth Heads of Government to motivate the development and sharing of open learning/knowledge, resources distance education and technologies.

Other than above recognisability University is adding up new original ideas for students, some of them are as mentioned below:-

  1. LMS- Learning Management System.
  2. CBT- Computer Based Tutorials.
  3. Online examination and Internal Evaluation.
  4. On-Demand Examination.
  5. SLM -Self Learning Material.

Karnataka State Open University Bangalore

The branch of KSOU is located in Koramangala, Bangalore. The official website is maxcareer.inFoundation. As of the year 2019, the main courses in Demand are B.Ed. and B.A.

Various Courses and Fees Details

  1. PUC – Pre University Course 
    1. Duration of course- 1 year
    2. Type of course- Distance/Correspondence
  2. BA- Bachelor of Arts 
    1. Duration of course- 3 years
    2. Type of course- Distance/Correspondence
  3. B.com- Bachelor of Commerce
    1. Duration of course three years
    2. Type of course- Distance/Correspondence
  4. MCA- Master of Computer Application 
    1. Duration of Course 3 years
    2. Type of course -Distance/Correspondence
    3. Total Fees- INR 10,300
  5. MBA- Masters in Business Administration
    1. Duration of Course- 2 years
    2. Type of Course -Distance/Correspondence
  6. BBM- Bachelor of Business Management 
    1. Duration of course three years
    2. Type of course- Distance/Correspondence
    3. Total Fee – INR 12,300
  7. Executive MBA
    1. Duration of course- 1 year
    2. Type- Distance/Correspondence
  8. BCA- Bachelor of Computer Applications
    1. Duration of course- 3 years
    2. Type of course- Distance/Correspondence

Karnataka State Open University Results

KSOU Results 2020 are declared through Online mode. A substitute who have composed the semester evaluation under the Karnataka Open State University can look at the results.

Students can look at the KSOU Results 2020 at the official website ksoumysuru.ac.in.

Karnataka State Open University – Overview

  • Name of the University- Karnataka State Open University
  • Courses Offered-Diploma, UG, PG programs
  • Established Year- 1996
  • Category- Government
  • Location-Mysore

Understudies of Karnataka Open State University has now the opportunity to look at the evaluation results. Progressively the Karnataka Open State University conducts semester assessment for all UG, PG, Diploma and all the other courses. During the hour of results, understudies may face a lot of issues with the internet server to look at their KSOU Results 2020. So, be careful about that.

Below is a list of the date of commencement of results for a few upcoming exams.

  1. B.Ed CET selection 2nd and Final List- 27-02-2020
  2. MBA CET Results 2020 – 16-02-2020
  3. MA Political Science & MA Economics Provisional Result Aug-Sep –30-11- 2019

Karnataka State Open University Courses list

  • Under Graduate Programs
  • Certificate Programs
  • Post Graduate
  • Post Graduate Diploma Programs
  • Diploma Programs
  • Certificate Programs
  • Research Programs

Karnataka State Open University Distance education study center list

  • Karnataka State Open University Study Centres In Raipur.
  • Karnataka State Open University Study Centres In Bangalore.
  • Karnataka State Open University study centers In Madurai.
  • Karnataka State Open University Study Centres Hyderabad.
  • Karnataka State Open University Study Centres in Hyderabad.
  • Karnataka State Open University Study Centre In Kolkata.
  • Karnataka State Open University Study Centres in Delhi.
  • Karnataka State Open University Study Centres in Lucknow.
  • Karnataka State Open University Study Centre in Jharkhand.
  • Karnataka State Open University Authorised Study Centre.
  • Karnataka State Open University Study Centres in Maharashtra.
  • Karnataka State Open University Study Centres in Tamil Nadu.

Karnataka State Open University Distance education courses list

Step 1- Select the Degree you are interested in. There are various options such as-

  1. LL.B.
  2. B.E. / B.Tech
  3. B.Com
  4. M.Ed
  5. M.A.
  6. B.A. LL.B.
  7. B.Ed
  8. MBA/PGDM
  9. D.Ed
  10. B.A.
  11. BCA
  12. MCA
  13. M.Com
  14. BBA

Step2- Now select the Stream you are Interested in

  1. Law
  2. Business & Management Studies
  3. Humanities & Social Sciences
  4. IT & Software
  5. Engineering
  6. Teaching & Education
  7. Accounting & Commerce

Karnataka State Open University admission last date

  • Online Registration date- 06 May to 25 Jul 2020
  • Online Registration plus Late Fee of INR 200/ -26 Jul – 21- Aug- 2020
  • Online Registration plus Late Fee of INR 400/-22 Aug – 31 Aug 2020
  • Last Date–20 Jul 2020
  • CET Entrance Test date- 28 Jul 2020
  • Result date -03 Aug 2020

Karnataka State Open University courses fee

For admission in the different courses, the interesting candidate has to check all details related to the course and Admission.

Some examples are given below:

For BA/B.Com, MA/M.Com, M.Sc., & B.Lib.I.Sc/Diploma/PG Diploma/M.Lib.I.Sc/Diploma/PG Diploma/Certificates Courses-

  1. Admission Opens – 06/05/2020
  2. Without Penalty Fee: 25/07/2020
  3. With Penalty fee of Rs. 200/-: 21/08/2020
  4. With Penalty fee of Rs.400/-: 31/08/2020

For MBA Courses

  1. Last date of Submitting application o online- 20/07/2020
  2. Common Entrance Test date- 28/07/2020
  3. Announcement of CET Result date- 03/08/2020
  4. Last date of Admission Date- 31/08/2020

Karnataka State Open University Affiliations

Earlier in the day, UGC de-recognized numerous courses of KSOU with effect starting from the year 2012-13. The university was recognized again in the year 2015 after it was found violating the norms of UGC and DEC, IGNOU. The university has violated the rules regulations related to territorial jurisdiction by starting up study centers across India and also provided admission to courses within India and abroad in violation of the rules and regulations. Even after a notice was issued, the university continued this practice.

Lives of thousands of students were jeopardized by the de-recognition leading to the numerous protests by students and petitions to the Karnataka High Court and Supreme Court in 2018. After several initiatives that were taken by KSOU, the Government of Karnataka and the high court, 17 courses of KSOU were granted recognition from 2018 onwards again. However, careers of earlier students remained in the limbo without degrees, though a bridge course and a test are more likely to be conducted as suggested by the university.

The university is recognized by various other bodies like;

  • Association of Indian Universities
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities, London
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities, Canada 

And many more.

Karnataka State Open University Contact

The official address of University-Mukhtagangotri, Mysuru, Karnataka – 570006

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone Number: ​0821-2512471 

Email Id: [email protected]

 OFFICIAL LINKS

Website: www.ksoumysuru.ac.in 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ksoumysuru 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ksoumysuru

FAQs

1-Is Karnataka State Open University UGC approved or not?

Ans: Yes. It is approved by UGC 

2- Does Karnataka State Open University Fee Structure offer Distance Education or not?

Ans: Yes. It offers distance education.

3- What is the Eligibility Criteria for KSOU?

Ans: Eligibility criteria is different for all the different courses, go through the official website.

4-How Can I Get the Prospectus for KSOU?

Ans: Prospectus is made available on the official website of Karnataka State Open University.

5-Where can I get Karnataka State Open University Fee Structure complete details?

Ans: You can check our website to know approximate fee details and also you can go through their official website for the same.

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