New Delhi meeting turns positive for KSOU
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New Delhi meeting turns positive for KSOU

New Delhi: Over 90,000 students from Mysuru and other parts of the country who have taken up distance education courses from the Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) will finally get relief as positive signals are emerging out of a meeting held in New Delhi yesterday between the KSOU authorities and the UGC officials.

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).

Yesterday’s meeting was facilitated by Union Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) and was attended by University Grants Commission (UGC) officials. Sources said that the meeting was chaired by MHRD Secretary. MHRD Joint Secretary, UGC Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka, Ratna Prabha, KSOU Vice-Chancellor Prof. D. Shivalingaiah and Registrar Dr. K.G. Chandrashekar were other participants.

It was the first time that the MHRD has taken the initiative to convene a meeting bringing together UGC, Karnataka Government and KSOU together to resolve the imbroglio that has threatened the future of thousands of students who have already taken up courses and who had made plans to study in the University.

Speaking to Star of Mysore this morning, KSOU Vice-Chancellor Prof. D. Shivalingaiah said that the meeting was fruitful where the UGC officials heard KSOU’s case patiently.

“We returned from New Delhi last night and as a first step, 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 said.

“The UGC officials were silent on our request for restoring the recognition with retrospective effect from 2012. We hope that this request will be considered,” Prof. Shivalingaiah said.

“When we had met earlier, we have seen UGC officials objecting to our every move and had outrightly rejected many of our proposals. But yesterday, they were considerate as we had submitted all relevant documents,” he said.  

Prof. Shivalingaiah said that according to UGC officials, new rules and norms to govern Universities and distance education Universities are being formulated. “We have been told to adhere to the rules,” he added.



June 22, 2017

22 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “New Delhi meeting turns positive for KSOU”

  1. Sairam says:

    Hope the positive result will come soon and my son will get his convocation soon

  2. Karthik says:

    Resorting the recognition from 2012 still no clarity… University putting lakhs of students future in trouble.first priority must be get the recognition from 2012-2015

  3. Dinesh singh says:

    Lakhs of students are eagerly waiting for the UGC recognition from 2012 onwards. It’s not cleared yet. So kindly give first priority to get the recognition from 2012 to 2015. Kindly take this case also seriously

  4. Nithin kumar says:

    Every time Ksou gives first priority to recognition of taking new admission… and says two zero years… no funds to run university… who are responsible for that???
    What about the future of students who already completed bachelor degrees since 2012-13 and left with certificates which have no values in the society… first restore the recognition to degree courses from 2012-13….

  5. Syed says:

    What abt technical degree holders who has completed UG & PG Degrees.. Pls give justice or give Return fees and time spent for the fake degree with the fake university.

    • Syed says:

      Pls restore the recognition from 2012 to 2015 for Technical, Non-Technical, paramedical, professional and Management courses. Without giving any clarity to students/parents they are blauntly announcing the issuing the degree certificate without any approvals from UGC/AICTE/HRD/DEB. Why University has not fund..? Where the fund gone since Technical are conducting all over India and even Abroad. Due to waste Government of Karnataka…all students of KSOU all over the India facing problems. I don’t believe their Degree Certificates are Valid or Not Valid in any jobs or govt jobs or govt exams to apply or even abroad. So, beware students even they issue certificates in convocation, we have to take official letter from HRD&UGC yhe the respective degrees/diplomas issued by KSOU are valid anywhere at jobs or at exams or further higher studies.

  6. Abhay says:

    What’s about diploma and engineering student they already take admition.

  7. Vinodkumar says:

    Bsc .hw/nw course is stopped in 2015 how is possible please completed the course who is pending till 4 sem paper is given exam what about 5,6 so please completed the both sem what about student feature

  8. Purushotham says:

    Ksou is not acting like a university,first there priority shld have been to get recognized from 2012. Students are being cheated in a large scale by an government university..#first justice to enrolled students then proceed with new admission.

  9. chayan says:

    When get recognition ksou from ugc? When will be released original certificate from ksou ?

  10. CK Parmeshwar Prasd says:

    As we suffered a lot by this government and KSOU where we studied, wrote exam and got marks card and completion certificate. We didn’t do fake , at least consider our request sympathetically
    CKP Prasad
    Ex-sevice man
    7795325953

  11. Binnu says:

    No response from KSOU people for single
    information we are waited more than 2hours

  12. Surjeet says:

    I have also completed my 2 exams and 2 exams are pending in bsc it i have also deposited my fees of both semesters i am waiting for my bsc completed. Life barbad ho jayegi i need justice new admission ki baad mai soch lena pehle sab pending cases complete karo

  13. manish says:

    M student of diploma and last two year my exam be held but till now no positive results and nobody give ri8 text pls pls pls tell

  14. NISHA says:

    Hoping to get a positive results from ksou as waiting for 3rd sem results and final sem exams ,asmy 2 years has got wasted ,and i have lost good post just for the name of Ksou and its recognisation so please do the needful,it would be a great help

  15. Karan says:

    When will get recognition from ugc ? My 2 semester is pending.

  16. Isha Sood says:

    I have completed my M. Tech in IT from Karnataka State Open University in year 2010.I have got admission in Ph. Din CSE from Rajiv Gandhi Prodyogiki Vishvavidyalya, Bhopal in year 2017.I need to submit migration certificate from the University from which I had completed my M. Tech. I have sent a DD (1500) and all other documents as told by a person in migration certificate department of the University on 12/7/17,but till date I didn’t not received my migration certificate. Please issue my migration certificate because without migration certificate my admission will be stand cancelled. Please help

  17. pawan kumar says:

    i am pawan kumar from gaya bihar. i conpleted my blibs course in yhe year 2015. kindly tell my certificate is valid or not.

  18. Sandheep V H says:

    Being Government Institution people are careless and spoiling our city name these people are least bothered about students life what should we call them who cheated education? Thiefs do pick pocket to fill their stomach and this University is cheating people in the name of Education. What is our Education Minister doing here useless Government, Shame on you people

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