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KSOU to get back recognition soon
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KSOU to get back recognition soon

Mysuru: Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and H.N. Ananthakumar have assured  former Minister S.A. Ramdas of taking measures for renewal of recognition of Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) by the UGC. Ramdas, who met the two Union Ministers at a seminar organised at BMS Engineering College in Bengaluru recently, apprised them of the problems that KSOU…

KSOU deadlock: Will it ever be resolved?
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KSOU deadlock: Will it ever be resolved?

Sir, It is very sad to note that one more life is lost due to the cumulative effect of irresponsible acts of commission and omission by successive management personnel in Karnataka State Open University – KSOU (SOM dated Nov. 18). As one who has witnessed from close quarters the goings on at the KSOU, formerly…

KSOU de-recognition: Bengaluru girl ends life
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KSOU de-recognition: Bengaluru girl ends life

Bengaluru: A Bengaluru girl has ended her life following de-recognition of Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) courses by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Sanjana, a resident of Vijayanagar’s Gangadar Layout, Bengaluru, who was doing Animation Course in KSOU, is the unfortunate girl who committed suicide. As she had failed in second PUC, she had joined…

The plight of KSOU students and my own predicament
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The plight of KSOU students and my own predicament

Sir, Reading the plight of KSOU students, I am reminded of my own predicament with the University authorities some 60 years back. While in the case of KSOU students, it is corruption and irregular admission of students by the authorities, in my case it was the dictatorial attitude of a Vice-Chancellor. Irrespective of the reason,…

Ex-VCs Forum suggests ‘Proficiency Test’ for KSOU students
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Ex-VCs Forum suggests ‘Proficiency Test’ for KSOU students

Mysuru: The Forum of Former Vice Chancellors of Karnataka (FVCK), expressing serious concern about the plight of lakhs of students of Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), has come out with a few solutions to mitigate the problems and has suggested ‘Proficiency Test’ for students. In a statement, the Secretary of the Forum Dr. R.N. Sreenivasa…

Two women members nominated to KSOU Board
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Two women members nominated to KSOU Board

Mysuru: Even as the imbroglio of giving recognition to the Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) continues, a few other things however, are being set right. The State Government had earlier nominated only male members to the KSOU Board of Management (BoM) and this anomaly was brought to its notice. Rectifying it, it has nominated two…

HC directs UGC to respond to KSOU petition by Oct. 31
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HC directs UGC to respond to KSOU petition by Oct. 31

Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court yesterday directed the University Grants Commission (UGC) to respond to the petition filed by Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) by Oct. 31. The petition had stated that it (KSOU) had sought direction from the UGC to grant recognition for the University to offer courses under distant education scheme by direct…

Expert panel visits KSOU
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Expert panel visits KSOU

Mysuru: Two-members of the six-member Expert Committee set up by the State Government  to help the Karnataka State Open University get back UGC recognition, visited the KSOU yesterday. KSOU Vice-Chancellor Prof. B. Shivalingaiah, speaking to Star of Mysore, here this morning said, “Bangalore University Registrar Prof. B.K. Ravi and Prof. Krishnaraja of Institute of Economic…

KSOU will not be shut: Siddharamaiah
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KSOU will not be shut: Siddharamaiah

Mysuru: The State Government will not shut down Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), said Chief Minister Siddharamaiah here this morning. Speaking to media persons in front of his Ramakrishnanagar residence here, he said that he had written a letter to Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar seeking his intervention in resolving the de-recognition issue. Stating that…

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