Karnataka State Open University Mysore

The Karnataka State Open University Mysore is one the premier institutes of he country engaged in distance educational programs. The well developed infrastructure of the open university is programed to aid the students to participate in self instructional educational programs. The university was born out of the Mysore University with the Institute for Correspondence Courses and Continuing Education of the older university being converted into the Karnataka State Open University at Mysore in the year 1966.

The university offers various degree courses and caters to the educational requirement of the students placed in distant corners of the country. The Karnataka State Open University of Mysore offers Bachelor of Arts degree in 11 subjects while Master of Arts is awarded in 9 subjects only. The university also offers degrees in B.Com, M.Com, M.B.A, M.Phil and Ph.D.

The Karnataka State Open University in Mysore adopts the methods to make the distance learning a learner centered one. The university provides the students with the self instructional printed material that include the blocks or the booklets with the instruction and lessons written in a comprehensible language. The university also provides the students with the audio and video material which are supplementary educational tools. Practical lessons and counsellings are conducted according to the convenience of the local students. The Karnataka State Open University Mysore evaluates the students according to the assignments and the end term examination conducted by the university. The students are graded according to their performances. The university has lately collaborated with the Indira Gandhi National Open University to start new educational programs.

Last Updated on : January 14, 2014