KSOU derecognition: VC to meet UGC officials
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KSOU derecognition: VC to meet UGC officials

July 8, 2017

Mysuru: Hopes for gaining recognition of distance education courses offered by the Karnataka State Open University was renewed with the visit of its Vice-Chancellor to New Delhi where he is expected to meet top University Grants Commission (UGC) officials.

KSOU VC Prof. D. Shivalingaiah will leave for New Delhi tomorrow to attend the All India meet on Digital Initiatives Convention organised by the UGC and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) scheduled on July 9 and 10. “The UGC has invited all vice-chancellors of State and UGC-funded universities and I am attending the event too. I will meet the UGC officials and discuss the de-recognition issue,” he told Star of Mysore.  “We have submitted compliance reports as per UGC guidelines and have submitted documents and records from the year the university began its distant education programmes,” he added.

The UGC withdrew its recognition to KSOU from 2012-13 through a public notice in June 2015. Since then, KSOU has been making efforts to get back the recognition. The courses were de-recognised on June 15, 2015 for violating jurisdiction and other guidelines. The institution, since then, has had two zero years (2015-16 and 2016-17).

It may be recalled here that on June 21, Shivalingaiah and Registrar Chandrashekar had met MHRD joint secretary, UGC secretary, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka, Ratna Prabha in New Delhi. The meeting was facilitated by MHRD and its Secretary chaired it.

After the meeting, Shivalingaiah said that the meeting was fruitful where the UGC officials heard KSOU’s case patiently. “We may get permission to commence admissions for the year 2017-18. The UGC is expected to communicate this in writing in one or two weeks,” he had said.

5 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “KSOU derecognition: VC to meet UGC officials”

  1. sandeep says:

    Sir whats going on i m stdnt of final year b.a.
    But last year not done exam
    What future of this university stdent
    Can i know

  2. Shruthi H says:

    Sir i completed BA Degree in your Institution …. My Admission year was 2013-2014……
    When was final judgement please tell the date …..
    i want to do my higher education Master Degree as regular student in Mangalore University they not giving admission without Passing Letter or they said they want final judgement please tell me sir when was judgement please….. 10August was last date for admission …. i do want to waste 1year…. please send the replay to me when was final judgement date…. i want to show them …. it will help us so

    Thank You

  3. Muju says:

    To the students of ksou who have face very thought time since 3 years please write a letter to honourable governor, education minister,opposition leaders for both assembly and parliament and also to all members of parliament to know the status of the recognition and all put the pressure on hrd minister and ugc to grant the recognition as early as possible and also to the president of India about the university recognition and also make an appeal by writing on thepostalcard

  4. Manju says:

    Sir, kindly let us know when is the next judgement on UGC recognition to KSOU.
    I sent mail to UGC office in Delh but didn’t receive any reply from them. I got enrolled in 2010 and completed the course in 2014.
    Is my certificate valid.

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