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Karnataka State Open University

Salient features
Established as University under KSOU Act 1992
Member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU),
London, UK Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU),
Beijing, China Member of Distance Education Council, New Delhi

About ksou

The University plays a significant role in promoting the desired growth of higher education through Open-distance learning system (ODL). The University having a strong genesis of the Institute of Correspondence Course and Continuing Course and Continuing Education (ICC&CE), a pioneer in the Asian continent, was established in 1996 under the state enactment – KSOU Act 1992. As lucidly inscribed in its motto “Higher Education to Everyone Everywhere,” KSOU is evolving the strategies to reach the door-steps of the students not only in the State of Karnataka but also in the country and abroad. For this purpose, KSOU has established regional country and abroad. For this purpose, KSOU has established regional centres, even in abroad.

Member of Association of Indian Universities Permanent

RECOGNITIONS

  • Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) was established on 1st June 1996 with the assent of His Excellency Honorable Governor of Karnataka as a full fledged University in the academic year 1996 vide Government notification no ED 1 UOV 95 dated 12th February 1996 (KSOU Act – 1992). The act was promulgated with the object to incorporate an Open University at the State level for the introduction and promotion of Open University and Distance Education systems in the education pattern of the State and for the Co-ordination and determination of standard of such systems.

  • With the virtue of KSOU Act of 1992, Karnataka State Open University is empowered to establish, maintain or recognize Colleges, Regional Centers and Study Centers at such places in Karnataka and may also open outside Karnataka at such places as it deems fit.
Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi, has accorded recognition to Karnataka State Open University, Mysore for offering Programmes / Courses approved by the Statutory bodies of the University. 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.

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NIPM Recognition from ksou as per UGRule

In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 25, read with Section 12-B of the University Grants Commission 1956 (3 of 1956) the Central Government makes the Rule 2(b) and according to rule s  National Institute of Planning Management(NIPM) is Recognised By Karnataka State Open University.