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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)


The Karnataka State Open University is famous as the finest public university which is situated in Mysore, Karnataka, India. The KSOU University was recognized in the year of 1996 by Karnataka State Government. The university is on the list of among the top universities in the country. KSOU was established to fulfil the educational needs of students all over the country. The improvement in technology has easiness of the system of distance education in the country. KSOU felt that education shall not be controlled to the four walls of the university, but it should reach students of all-region, culture, creed and age.

The KSOU University is approved by University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi. It is permitted to an honoured degree, diploma, and certification by distance mode. The UGC has officially notified that the degree, diploma and certificate honoured through distance mode will be equivalent to the degree, diploma and certificate of the traditional or long-established universities/Institutions all over the country.

The Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) has accepted the recognition from the 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).

KSOU Distance Course Offered


KSOU different undergraduate and postgraduate courses are given below:-

Postgraduate Programmes

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Arts (Ancient History and Archaeology)
  • Master of Arts (Economics)
  • Master of Arts (English)
  • Master of Arts (Hindi)
  • Master of Arts (History)
  • Master of Arts (Journalism and Mass Communication)
  • Master of Arts (Kannada)
  • Master of Arts(Political Science)
  • Master of Arts (Public Administration)
  • Master of Arts (Sociology)
  • Master of Arts (Urdu)
  • Master of Arts (Sanskrit)
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Library and Information Science
  • Master of Science (Environmental Science)
  • M.Sc.–Biochemistry
  • M.Sc. – Biotechnology
  • M.Sc. – Chemistry
  • M.Sc. – Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
  • M.Sc. – Computer Science
  • M.Sc. – Geography
  • M.Sc. – Information Science
  • M.Sc. – Mathematics
  • M.Sc. – Microbiology
  • M.Sc. – Psychology

Undergraduate Programmes

  • B.Ed
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science

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 counselling by the university.

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

NMIMS Distance MBA

KSOU Distance Courses Fees


Given below the fees for the all the programms and KSOU Distance MBA fees:-

Postgraduate Programmes:-

Programmes Offered Total Fees
Master of Business Administration (MBA)35,000
Master of Arts (Ancient History and Archaeology) 11,100
Master of Arts (Economics)        11,100
Master of Arts (English)​   11,100
Master of Arts (Hindi)11,100
Master of Arts (History)11,100
Master of Arts (Journalism and Mass Communication)11,100
Master of Arts (Kannada)11,100
Master of Arts(Political Science)11,100
Master of Arts (Public Administration)11,100
Master of Arts (Sociology)11,100
Master of Arts (Urdu)​11,100
Master of Arts (Sanskrit)11,100
Master of Commerce33,000
Master of Library and Information Science10,500
Master of Science (Environmental Science)33,000
M.Sc.–Biochemistry33,000
M.Sc. – Biotechnology33,000
M.Sc. – Chemistry33,000
M.Sc. – Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics​33,000
M.Sc. – Computer Science33,000
M.Sc. – Geography           33,000
M.Sc. – Information Science33,000
M.Sc. – Mathematics33,000
M.Sc. – Microbiology33,000
M.Sc. – Psychology33,000

Undergraduate Programmes

B.Ed   13,300
Bachelor of Arts     13,300
Bachelor of Commerce    13,300
Bachelor of Library and Information Science           7,000

KSOU Admission Important Dates 2021


EventsDate
Application starts from16th December 2020
Last Date of submission18th January 2021
Entrance Test19th January 2021
CET Result23rd January 2021
Counseling29th February 2021

KSOU Distance MBA Rewards and Review


The Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) has appeared as a successful attempt to promote the formal education in all over the nation. The University allows corporate executives and financially not so strong students to complete their studies at a minimum cost. The university holds significant credit in improving the literacy level in the country and encouraging and cheering the people of all ages to get the education. That’s why the University has been ranked as one of the “Top Open Universities” in all over the country.

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