Karnataka State Open University (KSOU)

About KSOU

Karnataka State Open University plays a significant role in promoting the desired growth of higher education through Open-distance learning system (ODL). Our country will be a super power only when it achieves the targeted growth of higher education, which is possible by the intervention of open and distance learning. The University having a strong genesis of the Institute of Correspondence Course and Continuing Education (ICC&CE), a pioneer in the Asian continent, was established in 1996 under the state enactment – KSOU Act 1992. As lucidly inscribed in its motto “Higher Education to Everyone Everywhere,” KSOU is evolving the strategies to reach the door-steps of the students not only in the state of Karnataka but also in the country and abroad. For this purpose, KSOU has established regional centres, even in abroad.

During 2009-2010 the student enrollment in the University has crossed 1.00 lakh. During 2010-2011 the University is expected to enroll over 2.00 lakh students which are possible through its state-of-art infrastructure, committed staff, and managerial skills. KSOU’s community of learners includes Academicians, Administrators, Executives, Officers of Central and State Governments, Politicians, Legal Experts, Artists, Farmers, Writers, Media Persons, Technicians, and others whose age group ranges from 18 to 80 years.

The University encourages the students of Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes by way of Fee Reimbursement under SC/ST government scholarships. It also encourages the students of economically weaker sections under “Muktha Sanjivini”. Prasaaraanga is playing a significant role in promoting the field of literature through the publications of great works of renowned persons.

History  

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.

Karnataka State Open University is a recognised University of Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi, regular member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Delhi, permanent member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London, UK, Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Beijing, China, and also has association with Commonwealth of Learning (COL).

Karnataka State Open University is situated at the North-western end of the Manasagangotri campus, Mysore. The campus, which is about 5 Kms, from the city centre, has a serene atmosphere ideally suited for academic pursuits. The University houses at present the Administrative Office, Academic Block, Lecture Halls, a well-equipped Library, Guest House Cottages, a Moderate Canteen, Girls Hostel and a few cottages providing limited accommodation to students coming to Mysore for attending the Contact Programmes or Term-end examinations.

 Vision & Mission  

The University System is a respected higher-learning organization known for its distinctive strengths in providing superior and relevant distance learning programs to its learners. In pursuing this vision, the University System:

  •      Creates interactive, effective learning environments for all constituents
  •     Serves its constituents’ diverse personal and professional development needs.
  •     Expands access to affordable programs to underserved learners

Our mission is to provide quality higher education with emphasis on educating the public by offering respected, relevant, accessible and affordable, student-focused programs, which prepare them for service and leadership in a diverse community.

Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) was established on 1st June 1996 with the assent of H.E. Governor of Karnataka as a full fledged University in the academic year 1996 vide Government notification No/EDI/UOV/dated 12th February 1996 (Karnataka State Open University Act – 1992). The act was promulgated with the object to incorporate an Open University at the State level for the introduction and promotion of Open University and Distance Education systems in the education pattern of the State and the country for the Co-ordination and determination of standard of such systems. 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.

COURSES

S.No.

Course

Duration (in years)

Eligibility

MODE

Engineering

1

M.Tech in Computer Science

2 Years

B.Tech/ B.E in Relevant Trade

Semester

2

M.Tech in Telecom

2 Years

B.Tech/ B.E in Relevant Trade

Semester

3

M.Tech in Electronics

2 Years

B.Tech/ B.E in Relevant Trade

Semester

4

M.Tech in Mechanical

2 Years

B.Tech/ B.E in Relevant Trade

Semester

5

M.Tech in Civil

2 Years

B.Tech/ B.E in Relevant Trade

Semester

6

M.Tech in Electrical

2 Years

B.Tech/ B.E in Relevant Trade

Semester

7

M.Tech in Chemical

2 Years

B.Tech/ B.E in Relevant Trade

Semester

8

M.Tech in Mathematics

2 Years

B.Tech/ B.E in Relevant Trade

Semester

9

M.Tech in Physics

2 Years

B.Tech/ B.E in Relevant Trade

Semester

10

M.Tech in  IT

2 Years BE/ B.Tech/ AMIE in any discipline or MCA/ MSC(CS/IT), MSC(IT)/MCM or MSC with mathematics as major, DOEACC ‘B’ level

Semester

11

B.Tech-Chemical

4 Years

10+2(PCM)

Semester

12

B.Tech-Civil

4 Years

10+2(PCM)

Semester

13

B.Tech-Electrical

4 Years

10+2(PCM)

Semester

14

B.Tech-Computer Science

4 Years

10+2(PCM)

Semester

15

B.Tech-Electronics & Telecommunication

4 Years

10+2(PCM)

Semester

16

B.Tech-Mechanical

4 Years

10+2(PCM)

Semester

17

B.Tech-Aeronautics

4 Years

10+2(PCM)

Semester

18

B.Tech-IT

4 Years

10+2(PCM)

Semester

19

B.Tech-Automobile

4 Years

10+2(PCM)

Semester

20

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

3 Years

10th with maths

Semester

21

Diploma in Electrical  Engineering

3 Years

10th with maths

Semester

22

Diploma in Electronics & Communication  Engineering

3 Years

10th with maths

Semester

23

Diploma in Civil Engineering

3 Years

10th with maths

Semester

24

Diploma in Computer Science

3 Years

10th with maths

Semester

25

Diploma in Automobile

3 Years

10th with maths

Semester

26

Diploma in Chemical

3 Years

10th with maths

Semester

Management

27

MBA (Specialization in HRM / FINANCE / MARKETING / INSURANCE & BANKING / HOSPITALITY / RETAIL MGMT / PROJECT MANAGEMENT / IT / PRODUCTION AND OPERATION mgmt.

2 Years

Graduation

Semester

28

Executive MBA (HR / FINANCE / IT / MARKETING / INSURANCE & BANKING MGT / PRODUCTION & OPERATIONS / HOSPITALITY / RETAIL / INFRASTRUCTURE / PROJECT / IB).

1 Year

Graduation + 3 Years of work experience

Semester

29

PGD in Business Management

2 Years

Graduation

Yearly

30

BBA( HR / FINANCE / IT / RETAIL / PRODUCATION & OPERATION / MARKETING / INSURANCE AND BANKING / HOSPITALITY )

3 Years

10+2

Semester

Degree Courses

31

M.A(Hindi)

2 Years

Graduation

Yearly

32

M.A(English)

2 Years

Graduation

Yearly

33

M.A(Political Science)

2 Years

Graduation

Yearly

34

M.A(History)

2 Years

Graduation

Yearly

35

M.A(Philosophy)

2 Years

Graduation

Yearly

36

M.A(Maths)

2 Years

Graduation

Yearly

37

M.A(Economics)

2 Years

Graduation

Yearly

38

M.A(Psychology)

2 Years

Graduation

Yearly

39

M.A(Education)

2 Years

Graduation

Yearly

40

Master of Social Work

2 Years

Graduation

Yearly

41

M.Com

2 Years

Graduation

Yearly

42

LLM

2 Years

LLB

Yearly

43

BA

3 Years

10+2

Yearly

Traditional

62

Diploma in Hardware and Networking

1 Year

10+2

Semester

63

Certificate in Computer Application

6 Months

10th Standard or Equivalent

Semester

Paramedical

64

Bachelor of Science in medical Lab & Technology

3 Years

10+2(PCB)

Yearly

65

Diploma in Medical Lab Technology

2 Years

10+2(PCB)

Yearly

66

Certificate Program in Medical Lab Technician

1 Years

10th Standard or Equivalent

Yearly

Other Courses

67

M.Sc(Hotel Management)

2 Years

Graduation

Yearly

68

B.Sc(Hotel Management)

3 Years

10+2

Yearly

69

Advance Diploma in Fire Safety

2 Years

10+2

Semester

70

Diploma in Hotel Management

1 Year

10+2

Semester

71

Diploma in Fire Safety

1 Year

10+2

Semester

72

Diploma in Nursery Teacher Training

1 Year

10th Standard or Equivalent

Semester

73

Certificate in Fire Safety

6 months

10th Standard or Equivalent

Semester