Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), Mysuru, is a State Public University established by the act of State Legislature in 1992, and was brought into force on 1st June 1996. Ever since its establishment, KSOU has been pro-actively engaged in fulfilling the national objectives of higher education i.e., to achieve ACCESS, EQUITY, QUALITY, AFFORDABILITY and ACCOUNTABILITY.
To be one among the top five Open Universities in India by providing quality higher education with emphasis on learners’ transformation through multidisciplinary, relevant, accessible and affordable academic programs, that equip the learners to face the emerging personal and societal challenges.
To foster the open and distance learning environment that promotes excellence in teaching, research, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, To contribute to the national development by producing competitive workforce with requisite domain knowledge, skill, aptitude, competency and confidence with outstanding academic portfolios.
KSOU has established 21 Regional Centers, in addition to recognizing a good number of affiliated Colleges as Study Centers across the State. Significant is the role of KSOU in enhancing the GER of the State, The quality of SLMs, Radio talks, audio-video lecturers produced ‘in-house studios’ housed on the main campus have earned the admiration of a large community of distance learners across the Country as well as outside the Country.
The online program offered by our university provides a convenient and flexible approach to higher education. Designed to cater to the needs of modern learners, the online program offers a wide range of courses and degree programs that can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Through our robust online platform, students can engage in interactive learning experiences, access course materials, and participate in discussions with fellow students and professors. The online program embraces cutting-edge technology to deliver high-quality education, combining multimedia resources, and collaborative tools to enhance the learning experience. With a team of dedicated online instructors, our university ensures that students receive personalized support and guidance throughout their online journey. Whether pursuing a degree, gaining new skills, or advancing their careers, our online program empowers students to achieve their educational goals while maintaining the flexibility they need to balance their studies with other commitments.