At last, KSOU re-opens its doors to lakhs of students

KSOU Vice-Chancellor Prof. D. Shivalingaiah seen interacting with Governor-Chancellor Vajubhai R. Vala in Bengaluru.

Mysuru:  There is good cheer all round the Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) campus on Hunsur Road as the premier Open Distance Learning (ODL) centre in the country is at last opening its doors again to the lakhs of students to pursue their degree and post-graduate degrees.

The University has at last got recognition to run 17 non-technical courses for a period of five years from 2018-19 to 2022-23 from the University Grants Commission (UGC) that had withdrawn the recognition due to some technical reasons in June 2015.  It will begin the admission process by issuing admission notification within two to three days on its website www.ksoumysore.karnataka.gov.in and even announcing it in the newspapers.

Addressing a media conference at the Administrative Block of the University here this morning, KSOU Vice-Chancellor Prof. D. Shivalingaiah said that 17 ODL programmes had been granted recognition by the UGC. However, with regard to the remaining 15 courses, he added that he had met Governor Vajubhai R. Vala in this regard who also had assured to write to the UGC about the recognition.  “Once a student is admitted after he or she meets all the eligibility criteria, then the recognition is valid till one completes the course. Also all the guidelines set by the UGC including the statutes, rules and regulations and State government circulars will be strictly followed without violating any of them,” he said.

Eligibility for admission

A student should have passed PUC or equivalent examination for admission to under graduate course and should have passed minimum three years or more than three years of under graduate degree or equivalent examination for admission to post graduate courses, he said.

However, there is no restriction regarding the number of students to be admitted to the various 17 non-technical programmes offered by KSOU and admission will be provided to all eligible students, said Prof. Shivalingaiah.

He said that the prospectus, form of application for admission, form of challan for payment of fee is uploaded in the University’s official website www.ksoumysore.karnataka.gov.in to various courses, he said.

He also said that the student may submit the duly filled-in application after remitting the fees in any one of the branches of State Bank of India in this country along with necessary documents and fee paid challan to the Regional Centre of his, her choice and obtain acknowledgement.

On the pending 15 programmes, the VC said that the University is going all out to get the recognition for the remaining courses pending with UGC.

Regarding the marks cards and other certificates, he said that signature of Registrar (Evaluation) will be attested on the marks cards and that of the Vice- Chancellor on degree certificates. All precautions is being taken by appointing a Nodal Officer to coordinate with the National Academic Depository (NAD), which is an online store house.

Its function is to upload the transfer certificate, marks cards, transfer certificates, passing certificates (PPC), migration certificates, convocation certificate and other certificates in the digital mode, he said.

Public grievance cell

A public grievance cell has also been set up for the students to submit their grievances, he said and added KSOU had suffered a loss of more than Rs.100 crore in three years.

Dean of Study Centre Prof. D.T. Basavaraju, Dean Academy Prof. Jagadish and Registrar (Evaluation) Rangaswamy were present.

List of 17 courses recognised

The following are the 17 non-technical online distance learning (ODL) programmes recognised by UGC for a period of five years from 2018-19 to 2022-23: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Library and Information Science, Master of Arts (Ancient History and Archaeology), Master of Arts (Economics), Master of Arts (English), Master of Arts (Hindi), Master of Arts (History), Master of Arts (Journalism and Mass Communication), Master of Arts (Kannada), Master of Arts (Political Science), Master of Arts (Public Administration), Master of Arts (Sociology), Master of Arts (Urdu), Master of Commerce, Master of Library and Information Science and Master of Science (Environmental Science).

List of courses yet to be recognised

The following are the  15 ODL programmes that the UGC has not granted recognition: Bachelor of Education (B.Ed), Master of Business Administration (MBA), LLM (Master of Law), Master of Arts (Sanskrit), M.Sc (Biochemistry), M.Sc (Chemistry), M.Sc (Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics), M.Sc (Computer Science), M.Sc (Geography), M.Sc (Information Science), M.Sc (Mathematics), M.Sc (Microbiology), M.Sc (Physics) and M.Sc (Psychology).

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  • Now no human being should trust the irresponsible regulatory bodies, dangerous politicians whom are not bothered about the future of children and nation and the useless universities which does not know to defend their own actions and rights. Beware and bring awareness about the skullduggery done in the name of higher educational bodies.which in fact is creating ruckus in the society.

  • I am physically handicapped and have only one daughter who worked hard and secured first class in M.Sc physiology and got marks card which is invalid.huge expenses like fees,stationery,boos etc nearly rs.two lakhs were gone.please help.

  • THE MESS CREATED IN KSOU IS DUE THE TO MESS CREATED BY THE THEN VC- WHO IS ALSO KINGMAKER FOR VC AND HE SHOULD BE HANGED

  • I have completed my b.tech in 2015, will my course will be recognized by ugc. Please don't play with our life's v have done on ur commitment and my age is running out for competing any govt exams

  • How many of us connect the problems of KSOU with our society''e abdication of its responsibility of electing the honest, competent and dedicated leaders. When we elect corrupt leaders we get the kind of leaders to preside over institutions like KSOU or Mysore University which end up creating problems to lakhs of students. We have coming election for Mysore City Corporation when we have to elect 65 corporators. Do we take the election seriously? However when we have water supply crisis, when we see garbage all around us, when we find parking problems, when we cannot get documents we need, we are prepared to spend hours trying to solve our individual problems. But we cannot spare few minutes to find out about the candidates or take time to vote. Whom should we blame?

  • dear sir i have completed my mcom from ksou regional center dharwad 2011-12-2012-13. is it recognised by UGC As i am going to take net and set exams..please inform me

  • you bloody f********** you people hanged many lives. who the hell will study in your ksou. go fuck yourselves assholes. many passed written exam in government jobs and lost in document verification. physically handicapped have age relaxation. what about normal people? what a bloody hell piece of shit asshole modi doing, indian government is now scum of india.

  • Dear Sir
    I have completed B.Tech electrical engineering from ksou but till now no, provisional as well as original degree received.

  • Sir me M.A master of english ka corse kiya hu 2015 me kiya me goverment job ke liye complet degree nahi hai KSOU MAYSURE ka plz reply sir