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KSOU UG and PG Admission (include PG Diploma and Diploma courses) 2019: Courses, Dates, Result, Fees

Updated On - April 3rd 2019

Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) is a recognized University of Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi. The admission process of the university is streamlined which helps the candidate to stay on track towards reaching their ultimate goal.

KSOU offers various Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Diploma courses through Distance learning. It provides Specialized MBA courses, Executive MBA, BBA, MSc IT, BSc IT, M.Com, B.Com, Diploma in Management /IT stream, etc. Students who are interested in pursuing any course from this university should match the eligibility set as per the University’s regulations.

Check KSOU Admission 2019

Basic eligibility for UG and PG programs in KSOU remains a pass in 10+2 and Graduation respectively. Along with this, there are certain other eligibility factors which the candidates must fulfill. The application forms should be submitted online or by post before the last date.

  • Mode of Application

    Online & Offline Both


    27th Aug, 2019 - 20th Sep, 2019

Important Dates

MBA/PGDM , M.Com , B.Com & PG Diploma in Management
Admission 27th Aug - 20th Sep , 2019

Eligibility Criteria

Under graduate courses

Admission to the First Year B.Sc. (IT)/ B.B.M. / B.C.A/B. Tech. (IT). Degree Courses is open to candidates who have completed following requirements.

  • Candidate must have passed in 10+ 2 (any stream) OR
  • Candidate must have passed 10th standard plus the successful completion of any Govt. recognized 3year Diploma course.

Admission in Second Semester (Lateral Entry Admission)

  • Candidate must have passed 10+ 2 (any stream) + 6 months IT-Course or 1-Year IT
  • Candidate must have passed 10th + 3-year Polytechnic Diploma + 6 month IT-Course or 1-Year IT experience.

Admission in Third Semester (Lateral Entry Admission)

  • Eligibility for 3rd semester admission, the candidate must have 3-Year Polytechnic Diploma in IT/C.Sc./E & C or 2nd semester of GNIIT/ADCA from TCIL-IT/DIT/DCA from CAL-C after 10+2.      


Those who meet all the criteria mentioned here under are eligible to apply for B.Ed. Degree Programme.

  • Candidate must have a degree in B.A/B.Sc. or M.A/M.Sc. from any recognized University or Deemed University.
  • Candidate must be working as full time teacher at any level in a recognized educational institution at the time of applying for the Programme. (Honorary/Part-time teachers are not eligible).
  • Provided they have completed two years of service and he/she continues to work in a recognized Institution at any level (like Primary School, High School, etc.,) even at the time of admission if selected. They must produce a Service Certificate to that effect from the Head of the Institution where they are working.


  • Candidate seeking admission in MBA Program should have passed Bachelor’s degree from recognized University in any discipline.

Executive MBA

  • A  Candidate seeking admission in one year Executive MBA Program should have passed Bachelor’s degree from recognized University in any discipline with 3 years of Work Experience from any sector.


Post Graduate courses

Admission in First Semester

  • For getting admission in first semester, candidate must have BCA/BIT/B.Sc.(C.Sc.) /BE/ B. Tech./AMIE or Graduation in any discipline with 6-months IT-Course or 1-year IT-Experience.

Admission in Second Semester (Lateral Entry Admission)

  • Those seeking admissions in 2nd semester must have Graduation with 4 Semesters of GNIIT.

Admission in Third Semester (Lateral Entry Admission)

  • Those seeking admission in 3rd semester must have graduation and PGDCA /PGDIT from a university or equivalent or DOEACC "A" Level Certificate or B.E.(C.Sc./IT) or GNIIT or PGDCA from CAL-C

M. Tech. (IT)

  • A candidate seeking admission in M. Tech. (IT) program should have passed B.E / B. Tech. / AMIE in any discipline or MCA / M.Sc.(CS) / MSc (IT) / MIT / MCM  or MSc in any discipline with Mathematics as a major component is B.Sc. from a recognized University or DOEACC’B’ Level.

Information Technology Courses

General Entry Scheme for the KSOU - Information Technology Courses

  • Candidates who have completed 10+2 or equivalent can enroll for the first semester bachelor’s degree in Information Technology B.Sc. (IT).
  • After successful completion of the 1st Semester the candidate will be eligible to obtain a Certificate in Information Technology (CIT).
  • The student can continue to study higher semesters of the course leading to the Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology B.Sc. (IT).
  • On successful completion of all six semesters of B.Sc. (IT) the student can join First semester of the Master’s Degree in Information Technology M.Sc. (IT).

Lateral entry to the 2nd/3rd Semester of B.Sc. (IT)

  • Candidates who have completed 6 months Certificate/Diploma of approved IT related course after the 12th standard or equivalent is eligible to enter second semester of UG Stream.
  • Candidates who have completed three years Diploma course in Computer Science related courses are eligible to join at third semester of UG Stream.

Lateral entry to the Third Semester of M.Sc. (IT)

  • After successful completion of BE/B. Tech. (Computers/Information), GNIIT, candidates are eligible to join the third semester of PG stream.

Lateral entry to the Third Semester of M.Sc. (IT) for PG diploma holders

  • Candidates who have completed on year Post-graduate Diploma in Information Science / Technology and related areas from any of the Universities are eligible to enter third semester of the PG stream leading to M.Sc. (IT) Degree.

How to Apply?

Documents Required

  • Proof of Qualification: Attested/notarized photocopies of the last qualifying exam and statement of marks (degree certificate/mark sheet)
  • If change of name is due to marriage or any other reason, students have to furnish the following documents:
  1. Change of Name Application Form.
  2. Photocopy of the Judgment (Decree) from the Court, containing the declaration of change of name.
  3. Advertised copy of Newspaper.

Note: Affidavit, Marriage Certificate etc will not be accepted for Change of name.

  • Proof of Date of Birth: Copy of any one of the document which mentions the Date of Birth of the candidate :
  • Photocopy of SSLC/SSC Marks Card or Transfer Certificate showing Date of Birth attested by the Gazetted Officer/Notary
  • An Extract from the School Admission Register certified by the Head of the Institution.
  • Birth Certificate issued by Municipality or Local Bodies or any Government or semi Government Institutions (Attested).
  • Extract from the Passport (attested copies)
  • You will need to get 1 photocopy of the above mentioned documents attested/notarized by a gazette officer of the Government.

Admission Process

Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) provides admission to Bachelor, Masters and Diploma courses in various streams. KSOU Admission process includes the following steps-

  1. Login to, go to Online Programmes and click on Apply now. Fill the admission form with all the required details and please note down the system generated Reference Number after submitting application for all further references.
  2. Make Payment of fee either through Online Payment or with a DD as specified above, fill in the details and submit.  Please do not forget to Save/Print Fee Receipt.
  3. Send the following documents in hard copy in 3 sets to Registrar (Evaluation), Karnataka State Open University, Manasagan-gotri, Mysore – 570006.
  • Take three prints of the application form and sign them
  • Qualification Certificates attested by Gazetted Officer/Notary
  • Certificate of date of Birth
  • 3 Passport size photographs
  • Demand Draft (in case of DD Payment) / Printed copy of the receipt in case of online payment.


  • For admission in KSOU, candidates can opt for Free Counseling for guidance and selection of course according to their requirements. Candidates can Speak with KSOU’s Counsellors on 1800-102-2493 (Toll Free).
  • After choosing the desired course, candidates can fill the application form online and also send the completed application form by email or by post.
  • As the application form is filled, the candidates have an option to either pay the fees in lump sum to avail fee discount or in convenient installments. It is easy to pay fees with the help of convenient payment options by debit/credit card, bank transfer, cheque etc.
  • As the KSOU receives the documents of the registered candidate, the University sends them for verification. After verification, the admission of the candidate is confirmed.
  • After the admission confirmation, Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) generates student ID along with the Study Material and it is dispatched within 7-10 working days.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



Muniramaiah B M

Educational eligibility for MA administration

17 Oct, 2018 12:18
Akansha Expert

Hi Sir, You may please check the official website to get the Eligibility for PG course,

17 Oct, 2018 13:31
Muniramaiah B M

I had degree less then 50% but want study MA degree still l m employee is there eligible for Admission

17 Oct, 2018 12:17
Akansha Expert

Hi Sir, You may please check the official website to get the Eligibility for PG course,

17 Oct, 2018 14:39
Muniramaiah B M

Good morning sir Yesterday you sent a link but it's not open Please send detail information about eligibility for MA admissions it's request sir

18 Oct, 2018 10:34
Akansha Expert

Hello, You may please just copied that link on the URL web for open the official website of the University.

18 Oct, 2018 11:30

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