Karnataka State Open University(KSOU) is located in Mysuru, Karnataka. It is a State Public University founded on 1 June 1996. It came into force as an Act of State Legislature in 1992. The university is approved by UGC. KSOU is a premier place for Open and Distance Learning programs. Working professionals, homemakers, or students who seek part-time jobs can attend these programs and can gain higher education. 

The University conducts admission for the courses of M.A., M.Com, B.A., B.Com, M.sc, and MBA programs for distance learning. For admission into B.A./B.Com, candidates need to complete their class 12 examination from a recognized board or have appeared for two years pre-University examination.

KSOU Admission 2021 for UG, PG, Diploma programs have begun, apply till April 30, 2021. 

Event Dates
Application Deadline for January Cycle admission to UG/ PG/ Diploma. Certificate Courses April 30, 2021
Application Deadline for January Cycle admission to B.Ed Entrance Exam March 29, 2021

For M.A./M.Com, candidates must possess a graduation in the requisite field with an aggregate score of 50% in the said subjects. For M.sc, candidates must have a valid graduation degree in the requisite field.

For MBA, candidates who have completed their graduation in any specific discipline are eligible. For PhD and Diploma courses, candidates need to complete graduation/post-graduation in the specific field with an aggregate of 50%.

Admission is done priorly two times in a year i.e. January and June as per the guidelines provided by UGC-DEB. Students get an added advantage as they have online resources and an E-Learning portal for their ease of studying.

KSOU has established a Skill Development Centre which helps students to prepare for the competitive examinations. Students adopting for coaching get hostel accommodation and other boarding facilities. Personal Contact Programmes(PCP) are conducted to clear doubts and concerns of the students undergoing Distance Learning.

Karnataka State Open University- [KSOU], Mysore Highlights 

Established | Institute Type 1996 | State-Open Learning
Entrance Exam NA 
Courses Offered UG, PG, Ph.D., Diploma 
Popular Courses BA, MA, M.Sc., MBA 
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Merit-based
Official Website https://ksoumysuru.ac.in/index.php

KSOU Mysore Courses

The course details offered by the KSOU are tabulated below:

Courses Details
B.A. Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Must have completed class 12 or higher secondary examination.
B.com Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: passed class 12 or higher secondary examination from a recognized board.
BLIS Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: passed class 12 or higher secondary examination from a recognized board.
M.A. Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: graduation in the respective field.
Specialization: Kannada, English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, History, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Public Administration, Ancient History and Archaeology, Journalism and Mass Communication
M.sc Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Must be a graduate in a specific field.
Specialization: Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Geography, Information Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Psychology
MBA Duration: 2 years
Specialization: General
Eligibility: Graduate in any field from a recognized university.
Ph.D.  Duration: 3 Years
Eligibility: Master's degree in a relevant subject with 50% of minimum Marks
Specializations: Education, English, Hindi, History, Management Studies, Kannada, Sociology, Telugu, Sanskrit

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KSOU Mysore Admission

The selection for any of the UG, PG, Diploma, PG Diploma, and Ph.D. programs is made based on the marks scored in the last qualifying examination. There is no entrance exam conducted for admission into the institute. Admissions are direct merit-based. 

How to Apply?

  • Visit the official website of KSOU.
  • On the Home page, click on the Online Admission Portal.
  • Fill out the application form available and upload all the required documents.
  • Submit all the required documents along with the print out of the online Application form.
  • Pay the fees as per the course you have chosen.

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KSOU Mysore Scholarships

KSOU provides post-matric scholarships to the candidates studying at the institute. Post-Matric Scholarship is provided in the terms of fee reimbursement, hostel fees. The institute also avails a defense scholarship for the students whose parents are the personnel of any wing in the Indian Army. 

To avail of the scholarship, there are certain norms and conditions. Post Matric Scholarship is available for those SC/ST caste candidates whose annual income is between less than or between 2.5-10 lakhs. The certificates required to satisfy the eligibility criteria are Income Certificate, Caste Certificate, and Bonafide Certificate.

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KSOU Mysore Facilities

  • Library: KSOU has a well-established library which is opened normally from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. During PCP, the functions from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
  • IT Infrastructure: The institute provides an excellent infrastructure to the students along with WiFi for students as well as the staff members.
  • Cafeteria: The institute has a cafeteria where students or office premises can get hygienic and delicious food at affordable prices.
  • Guest House: KSOU provides an ambient place for counselors, academicians, and other guests in a hygienic and clean environment at the guest house available in the North-West of the campus.

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KSOU Mysore Faculty

The institute KSOU Mysore has 29 departments. All the departments are well-known for the faculties in each department. 

Some of the top faculties are: 

  • Dr. DM Mishra: Professor, Department of computer science
  • Dr. C Anitha: Asst. Prof., Department of Food and Nutrition
  • Dr. Umashankar M: Asst. Prof., Department of Chemistry
  • Sri, SV Niranjana: Asst.Prof., Department of Physics

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KSOU Mysore FAQs

Ques. What is PCP? How can a candidate know about PCP dates?

Ans. PCP is the Personal Contact Programs conducted by the institute for the students undergoing distance learning. It is organized at the nearest regional centers where candidates need to perform the required practicals and can get doubt clearance. It is conducted once every semester.

Ques. Is the payment of fees for Admission at KSOU done offline?

Ans. The admission fees are paid after the successful submission of the documents and application form at the nearest regional center. Fee payment is done via online mode only.

Ques. From where can a candidate collect his/her study material and ID Card?

Ans. A candidate can collect his/her study material and other relevant things by visiting the nearest regional centers and showing the payment slip/registration slip.

Ques. How is the faculty at KSOU, Mysore?

Ans. The faculty at KSOU is well experienced & holds ample knowledge about the concerned subjects. They make students industry-ready by enhancing their theoretical as well as practical knowledge. They have unique teaching methods.

Ques. Which facilities are provided by KSOU, Mysore?

Ans. KSOU offers a big and spacious library which contains books from every domain. It also offers cafeteria and guest house facilities for hygienic food and proper accommodation.

Ques. Does KSOU offer Ph.D. programs?

Ans. Yes, KSOU offers a 3-year Ph.D. program in 9 different specializations. The candidate must possess a valid Master’s degree in the relevant field with a minimum of 55% marks.