Karnataka State Open University

About the College
The Karnataka State Open University, Mysore – a pioneer in the sphere of distance education in India, has great pleasure in greeting you at its worldwide portal here. For an institution whose very building blocks are Openness and Universality, nothing more Open and more Universal could have happened than this worldwide website. Karnataka State Open University is a recognised University of Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi, regular member of the Asssociation of Indian Universities (AIU), Delhi, permanent member of Association of Commonwealth Unversities (ACU), London, UK, Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Beijing, China, and also has association with Commonwealth of Learning (COL).

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.

Courses Offered
MBA – Finance, Marketing, Human Resource.

Life at Campus

KSOU has beautiful and well furnished Ladies Hostel in the Campus with accommodation for 56 students at a time. Each room can accommodate two students at a nominal rent of Rs.50/- per head. In addition to this, each student has to pay Rs. 250/- as Refundable Caution Deposit. The University will fine if students were found staying in the Hostel without valid receipt for having paid the rent.

The room rent has to be remitted in the counter meant for this purpose. Students have to follow discipline in the premises of the University. Damage to University property in the hostel by students will be viewed seriously. If found, the erring student will be penalised. For advance reservation of accommodation students can contact Information Cell over telephone (Tel. No 0821-2519943). It is not possible to provide accommodation if student arrive at odd hours without prior intimation.

There are seven cottages with three rooms. Nine students can stay in each cottage. A rent of Rs. 50/- per student per day has been fixed.

The University has a core faculty of 50 teachers working in 18 departments. They have long experience in the field of distance education and are available for consultation and advice during office hours. All of them are well qualified Professors always busy in Academic pursuits. Their contribution is outstanding in the field of Distance Education. Besides University engages the services of well experienced teachers working in various Universities in the State. This enhances the quality of the programmes provided by the KSOU.

The KSOU Library is open to all bonafide students of the University. It has a collection of over 90,000 books. In addition to that, the Library is also providing the following services:

Reference and Referral Services
Old question papers referring services
Current awareness Services

The library works from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm on all working days without lunch break. During Contact Programmes the Library is kept open from 8 am to 8 pm in all the days including general holidays. All the students of the University can become the members of the Library after getting their Identity Card by filling in an application form for membership on payment of a refundable caution deposit of Rs. 250/-. Those students will be issued with two borrower’s ticket against which two books can barrowed. The Books can be kept for a period of 60 days, and after the due date a fine of Re. 1/- per day per book will be charged. The student should return the books and borrowers ticket at the end of the academic year. In case they fail to return the same, admission ticket for examination may not be issued.

Karnataka Open University
Manasagangotri Mysore
Pin Code: 570006
Telephone: +91-821-2515149 / 2512471
Fax: +91-821-2500846, 2500847
Official Website ksoumysore.com

Sri K. R. Jayaprakash Rao, KAS
Administrative Matters
0821-2512471 (O)

2. Prof. Jagadeesha
Dean (Academic)
Academic Matters
0821-2519947 (O)
0821-2543671 (R)
9844306065 (M)

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