Karnataka Accompaniment Open University (KSOU) or Karnataka State Open University Distance Education was accustomed on 1st June 1996 with the acceptance of H.E. Governor of Karnataka as a abounding fledged University in the education year in the academic year 1996 vide Government notification No/EDI/UOV/dated 12th February 1996 (Karnataka Accompaniment Open University Act – 1992).
Karnataka State Open University Distance Education
The act was promulgated with the article to absorb an Open University at the Accompaniment akin for the addition and advance of Open University and Distance education systems in the apprenticeship arrangement of the Accompaniment and the country for the Co-ordination and assurance of accepted of such systems. Keeping in appearance the educational needs of our country, in general, and accompaniment in accurate the behavior and programs accept been geared to provide to the needy.
Karnataka State Open University Distance Education is a recognized University of Distance education Council (DEC), New Delhi, approved affiliate of the Affiliation of Indian Universities (AIU), Delhi, abiding affiliate of Affiliation of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London, UK, Asian Affiliation of Open Universities (AAOU), Beijing, China, and as well has affiliation with Commonwealth of Learning (COL).
Karnataka State Open University Distance Education is anchored at the North–Western end of the Manasagangotri campus, Mysore. The campus, which is about 5 kms, from the city-limits centre, has a serene atmosphere alluringly ill-fitted for bookish pursuits. KSOU University houses at present the Administrative Office, Lecture Halls, a well-equipped Library,Canteen, Girls Hostel and a few cottages accouterment bound adaptation to acceptance advancing to Mysore for accessory the Contact Programs or Term-end examinations.
KSOU Vision & Mission:
Vision: The Karnataka Accompaniment Open University will activate both the hearts and minds of scholars, empower them to accord to the abundance of the association at large; alternation them to acclimate themselves to the alteration needs of the economy; brainwash them for cultural administration to ensure peace, accord and abundance for all.
Mission: The Karnataka Accompaniment Open University shall strive harder to accommodate a bazaar aggressive able apprenticeship to the apprentice association of the India in accepted and of Delhi in particular, with a appearance to confined the could cause of college apprenticeship as able-bodied as to accommodated the needs of the Indian industries by announcement affiliations to abstraction centers to accomplish them as centers of excellence in arising areas of apprenticeship with focus on cable apprenticeship in disciplines of engineering, technology, management, medicine, education, pharmacy, nursing, law etc.
The Karnataka State Open University came into getting to accomplish the afterward objectives:
- Democratizing College Apprenticeship by demography it to the doorsteps of the learners.
- Providing admission to top superior apprenticeship to all those who seek it, irrespective of age, arena or bookish qualifications.
- Offering charge – based bookish Programs by giving able and abstruse acclimatization to the program.
- Promoting and developing Distance education in India.
- Relaxed access regulations.
- Providing opportunities to abstraction according to one’s own clip and convenience.
- Flexibility in allotment the aggregate of courses from a advanced ambit of disciplines.