Vice Chancellor Message
Greeting from Karnataka State Open University!!!
I welcome you to the family of students in Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), which was established in the year 1996 for the promotion of Education among all sections of society. Without the constraints of space and time, Karnataka State Open University has established its quality and has reached the remote parts of Karnataka and beyond. As inscribed in its motto “Higher Education to All, Everywhere” the University has set itself an objective to reach the doorsteps of aspiring students in every nook and corner of not only the state, but throughout the country and abroad.
The programs that are innovative and relevant to the society are offered with moderate cost and modern facilities. Karnataka State Open University has also Programs of IGNOU, to cater to the needs of students in various fields. Accessibility, quality, flexibility and relevance are the major strengths of KSOU, whereas creation, management and dissemination of knowledge are its main goals. Flexible mode of teaching represents a major element of our programs.
In order to achieve these goals, we have established 7 Regional Centers at Bangalore, Davanagere, Dharwad,
Gulbarga, Mangalore, Shimoga and Delhi. 110 UG Study Centers, 10 B.Ed Study Centers, 8 Special B.Ed. Study
Centers, 8 M.Ed. Study Centers and 403 Partner Institution Study Centers. Contact Programs are conducted
regularly with the involvement of experienced staff and expertise in the concerned fields is tapped for the
benefit of the students, periodically. We are proud to announce the last year the enrolment was 100,000.
KSOU aims to be India's most progressive University. We strive to produce highly employable graduates of
highest possible quality in areas of strategic importance. Since we possess rich heritage, knowledge and are
reaching our boundaries of global knowledge, local knowledge and global information should join together
and technology should be the tool as well as the means for this kind of exploration. As a student of KSOU,
you can study at your place with the best self-study materials and efficient media support. In both its
teaching and research the University has forged strong links with the government, with business, industry
On behalf of the university, I invite your participation, in realizing a dream of making this Nation, a
knowledge intensive society. I wish you all the best in your pursuit of excellence in higher education!!!
With best wishes for your career,
Admission are now open.
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MYSORE: Huge demand for online MBA course being offered by Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) has made the university come up with 45 more courses from January. Its online programmes get about 15% of enquiries from candidates - mostly working professionals - from African continent and NRIs in the Gulf.
When KSOU offered online MBA course in 2012, around 800 candidates from across the state applied for the same. Now, KSOU is offering courses in degrees, PGs and PG diplomas.