Karnataka State Open University was started in 1996.The university has its headquarters in Mysore. The university was started by government of Karnataka.The objective is to provide education to people who cannot attend full time or partime educational courses offered by universities.The distance education programmes provide opportunity to people who are working,who cannot to afford full time education to earn degrees or diplomas.The genesis of Karnataka state open universities lies in Institute of correspondence course and continuing education , a wing of University of Mysore. The Karnataka State Open University is the 8th Open University to be established in India and has come up as a result of the country's long and rich experience in the field of distance education. The university actually evolved from the Institute of Correspondence Course and Continuing Education of the University of Mysore.
Karnataka State Open University is situated in an area of 15 acres along the Mysore-Mangalore highway, in the Manasagangotri campus of the University of Mysore, in Mysore city. It is about 5 km. from the city centre and has an atmosphere ideally suited for academic pursuits. The university headquarters houses the administrative offices, the academic block, lecture halls, a well-equipped library, a few cottages for students coming to Mysore for examinations and contact programmes, and all the necessary amenities such as post-office, bank and canteen.
Karnataka State Open University is a recognized University of Distance Education Council under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) (Revised notification F. No. DEC/OU/Recog./2008).
Karnataka State Open University is a regular member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi since 1999 (No. EV/11(80)/99/203935-4172).
Karnataka State Open University is a permanent member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London, United Kingdom since 1999. Its member code is: ZKASOPENUINI.
Karnataka State Open University is a permanent member of Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Beijing, China since 1999.
Karnataka State Open University has association with Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Vancouver, Canada since 2003. COL is an intergovernmental organization created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning / distance education knowledge, resources and technologies.
Other than above University is adding up new innovative ideas for students, some of them are as mention below:-
1. Learning Management System (LMS).
2. Computer Based Tutorials (CBT).
3. Online examination and Internal Assessment.
4. On Demand Examination.
5. Self Learning Material (SLM).
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Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Karnataka State Open University, Mysore