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Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) Distance Education

Mukhtagangotri, Mysuru, Karnataka – 570006


Approved By: UGC       Type: Public

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About Karnataka State Open University (KSOU)


Karnataka State Open University is a renowned public university located in Mysore, Karnataka, India. The university was established in the year 1996 by Karnataka State Government. The university is considered among the top universities in the country. It was established considering the educational needs of the students throughout the country. Enhancement in technology has eased the system of distance education in the country. It is felt that education shall not be restricted to the four walls of the university, but it should reach students of all-region, culture and age. 

The university is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi. It is permitted to award degree, diploma, and certification through distance mode. The UGC has officially notified that the degree, diploma and certificate awarded through distance mode will be equivalent to the degree, diploma and certificate of the traditional universities/Institutions in the country.

Karnataka State Open University has received recognition from University of Distance Education Council (DEC), NEW Delhi, Association of Indian University (AIU), Delhi, Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London, Asian Association of Open Universities, Beijing and has an association with Commonwealth of Learning (COL). 

The University has a Permanent Administrative office, Lecture Halls, Academic Blocks, rich Library, Cafeterias, Academic Block, Hostels and Guest Houses for students who visit the campus for lectures, contact Programmes, and Examinations. At present, The University has 13 departments under its jurisdictions. It offers programmes of various ranges i.e. from graduate degree to Doctoral Level Degree, and various other Diplomas and Certificates programmes.

KSOU Course Offered


The university offers various Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Diploma and Certificate courses in distance mode. The list of all the courses offered are listed below:

S. No.ProgrammesDurationSemesters
1
Master of Business Administration (MBA)2 years4 semesters
2
Master of Computer Application (MCA)3 years6 semesters
3
M. Tech in civil engineering (MCE)2 years4 semesters
4
M. Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering (MEX)2 years4 semesters
5
M. Tech in Computer Science & Engineering (MCS)2 years4 semesters
6
M. Tech in Mechanical Engineering (MME)2 years4 semesters
7
M. Tech in Electrical Engineering (MEE)2 years4 semesters
8
M.Sc. in Information Technology (MIT)2 years4 semesters
9
M.Sc. in Computer Science (MSC)2 years4 semesters
10
M.Sc. in Bio-Technology (MBT)2 years4 semesters
11
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA)1 years2 semesters
12
Master in Arts (MA) (MAH)2 years4 semesters
13
Master in Library Science (M. Lib. Sc)1 years2 semesters
14
M. Sc. in MLT (MMT)2 years4 semesters
15
LLM2 years4 semesters
16
Master of Arts (MA) in Pol Science2 years4 semesters
17
MA in history2 years4 semesters
18
MA in Economics2 years4 semesters
19
Master of Education (MA in Education)2 years4 semesters
20
M.Sc. in Microbiology (MSM)2 years4 semesters
21
M.Sc. in Hotel Management (MHM)2 years4 semesters
22
M.Sc. in Mass Communication (MMC)2 years4 semesters
23
M.Sc. in Interior design (MID)2 years4 semesters
24
M.Sc. in clinical research & Data Management (MCR)2 years4 semesters
25
M.Sc. in Mobile Application Development2 years4 semesters
26
M.Sc. in Hotel & Tourism Management2 years4 semesters
27
M.Sc in Journalism & Advertising2 years4 semesters
28
Executive MBA in Information Technology1 year2 semesters
29
Executive MBA in Construction Management1 year2 semesters
30
Executive MBA in Hospital & Tourism 1 year2 semesters
31
Executive MBA in Hotel Management1 year2 semesters
32
Executive MBA in Material Management1 year2 semesters
33
Executive MBA in Project Management1 year2 semesters
34
Executive MBA in Project Management1 year2 semesters
35
Executive MBA in Production1 year2 semesters
36
Executive MBA in Insurance & Banking1 year2 semesters
37
Executive MBA in Call Centre Management1 year2 semesters
38
Executive MBA in Logistic & Supply Chain Management1 year2 semesters
39
Executive MBA in Energy Management 1 year2 semesters
40
Executive MBA in Piping Design1 year2 semesters
41
M.Sc. Mathematics2 years4 semesters
42
Master in Social Work2 years4 semesters
43
Executive MBA in Oil and Gas 1 year2 semesters

KSOU Admission Eligibility Criteria


The candidate must have passed his bachelor’s Degree examination from any recognized institute or university with a minimum of 50 percent marks in aggregate.The candidate should have passed his 10+2 examination or equivalent from any registered board. The candidate must ensure that he qualifies all the entrance procedures to be considered for admission.

KSOU Distance MBA Admission Procedure


The candidate must carefully read the prospectus provided by the university on its official website. The Next step includes visiting the KSOU Online Admission Portal and filling up the online admission application form. Based on the qualifying marks, the selected candidates will be called for counseling by the university.

NMIMS Distance MBA

KSOU Distance MBA Fees 2020


S. No.ProgrammeCourse FeesExam FeesRegistration Fees
1
MBA 10,000/- per semester2,000/-500/-
2
Executive MBA in Information Technology10,000/- per semester500/-

KSOU Admission Important Dates 2020


EventsDate
Application starts from16th December 2019
Last Date of submission18th January 2020
Entrance Test19th January 2020
CET Result23rd January 2020
Counseling29th February 2020

KSOU Distance MBA Rewards and Review


Karnataka State Open University has emerged as a successful attempt to promote formal education throughout the nation. It enables corporate executives and financially weaker students to complete their studies at a lower cost. The university holds significant credit in enhancing the literacy level in the country and encouraging people of all ages to get an education. It has been ranked as one of the “Top Open Universities” in the country.

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