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Karnataka State Open University

Mysuru, Karnataka

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Karnataka State Open University

Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) stands as a pioneering institution in higher education, committed to deliver quality learning experiences through its innovative online and distance programmes. With its legacy dating back to its establishment in 1996, KSOU has upscaled the values of equity, quality, affordability, and accountability in higher education. As a center of Open and Distance Learning (ODL), KSOU satisfies the diverse needs of learners, providing them with the flexibility to pursue education from anywhere in the world. The university's recent achievement of an A+ rating in the NAAC accreditation reflects its commitment to academic excellence. The university's extensive infrastructure, comprising 21 regional centers and numerous affiliated colleges, ensures widespread access to quality education.

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CoursesFee Range
Online BA ₹ 30000
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Online BCom ₹ 36000
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Online MA ₹ 30000
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Online MCom ₹ 40000
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Online MBA ₹ 80000
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Online MSc ₹ 80000
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Distance PG Certification Programme ₹ 5800-₹ 10500
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Distance Diploma Programme ₹ 5800-₹ 16500
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Distance UG Certification Programme ₹ 4400-₹ 5800
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Distance BA ₹ 7500
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Distance BCom ₹ 8000
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Distance BBA ₹ 34100
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Distance BCA ₹ 67100
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Distance BLIS ₹ 11500
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Distance BSc ₹ 67100-₹ 69100
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Distance BSW ₹ 36000
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Distance MA ₹ 19400-₹ 30000
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Distance MBA ₹ 55800
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Distance MCom ₹ 22800
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Distance MLIS ₹ 17000
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Distance MCA ₹ 55800
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Distance MSW ₹ 20000
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Distance MSc ₹ 57800
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Courses Eligibility

CoursesEligibility
Online BASuccessfully passed the two year Pre-University Examination conducted by the Pre-University Education Board in Karnataka State; or Completed any other examination recognised as equivalent to the pre-university examination; or Completed 12 years of schooling (either 10+2 or higher secondary examination-12 years of schooling) excluding nursery education, for candidates from other states; or Passed the pre-university examination in vocational courses conducted by the Department of Vocational Education, Government of Karnataka.
Online BComSuccessfully passed the two year Pre-University Examination conducted by the Pre-University Education Board in Karnataka State; or Completed any other examination recognised as equivalent to the pre-university examination; or Completed 12 years of schooling (either 10+2 or higher secondary examination-12 years of schooling) excluding nursery education, for candidates from other states ; or Passed the pre-university examination in vocational courses conducted by the Department of Vocational Education, Government of Karnataka
Online MALevel-1: Candidates must hold a three-year bachelor's degree. Level-2: a. Graduates with a three-year B.A/B.Sc./B.Music Degree with English as a second language or minor subject, scoring at least 50 percent. b. Those who completed the four years B.A, .B.Ed. degree from the University of Mysore (regional college scheme) with English as major/optional. c. Graduates with four years B.Ed. or B.Sc. Ed. from the University of Mysore (Regional College scheme), achieving a minimum of 50 percent in English. d. University graduates with a Post-Graduate Diploma in English.
Online MComLevel-1: Candidates must hold a three-year bachelor's degree. Level-2: Candidates who have passed three years B.A./B.A. (Performing Arts) Degree Examination of any recognized University offering Economics as one of the Major/Optional subjects at the Degree level or an examination of any university considered as equivalent thereto.
Online MBACandidates who have passed Degree Examination of any recognized University or an examination of any University considered equivalent.
Online MScCandidates who have passed Degree Examination of any recognized University or an examination of any University considered equivalent.
Distance PG Certification ProgrammeAdmission is open to Graduates of any recognised university.
Distance Diploma ProgrammeCandidates who have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination conducted by recognised boards of examination.
Distance UG Certification ProgrammeCandidates who have passed 10th standard or its equivalent examination
Distance BACandidates who have passed the two year Pre-University examination conducted by the Pre-University Education Board in Karnataka state; or Any other examination considered as equivalent there to; or Candidates from other states who have successfully completed 12 years of schooling (either 10+2 or 11+1 or Higher Secondary Examination-12 Years of Schooling) excluding nursery education. or Pre University Examination in vocational courses conducted by the department of Vocational Education, Government of Karnataka
Distance BComCandidates who have passed the two year Pre-University examination conducted by the Pre-University Education Board in Karnataka state; or Any other examination considered as equivalent there to; or Candidates from other states who have successfully completed 12 years of schooling (either 10+2 or 11+1 or Higher Secondary Examination-12 Years of Schooling) excluding nursery education; or Pre University Examination in vocational courses conducted by the department of Vocational Education, Government of Karnataka
Distance BBACandidates who have passed the two year Pre-University examination conducted by the Pre-University Education Board in Karnataka state; or Any other examination considered as equivalent there to; or Candidates from other states who have successfully completed 12 years of schooling (either 10+2 or 11+1 or Higher Secondary Examination-12 Years of Schooling) excluding nursery education. or Pre University Examination in vocational courses conducted by the department of Vocational Education, Government of Karnataka
Distance BCAThe student should have passed Class XII in the Science stream from any recognised board.(a) II PUC Science with Mathematics as one of the subject passed from Karnataka State PreUniversity Board (b) II PUC Commerce (Mathematics/Statistics/Accountancy as one of the subject) passed from Karnataka State Pre University Board. (c) XII passed in Science and Commerce combinations Mathematics/Statistics/Accountancy as one of the subject) from CBSE/ ICSE/ HSC Boards. (d) II PUC/ +2/ 12th standard passed in science stream from other State recognized boards. (e) Three years Diploma with Mathematics as one of the subject (f) Any other examinations in science stream considered as equivalent there to.
Distance BLISCandidates shall possess any degree in any discipline of this university or of any recognised University.
Distance BScThe student should have passed Class XII in the Science stream from any recognised board. (a) II PUC Science (PCMB/ PCME/ PCMC/ CBZH/ PCBH) passed from Karnataka State Pre University Board. (b) Class XII passed in Science combinations from CBSE/ ICSE/ HSC Boards. (c) II PUC/ +2/ 12th standard passed in science stream from other State recognised boards. (d) Diploma in Health Inspector offered by Government of Karnataka or other State Governments are eligible for combinations of Biochemistry, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Food Science and Nutrition. (e) Any other examinations in science stream considered as equivalent there to.
Distance BSWCandidates who have passed the two year pre-university examination conducted by the Pre-University Education Board in Karnataka State or Any other examination considered as equivalent or Candidates from other states who have successfully completed 12 years of schooling (either 10+2 or 11+1 or Higher Secondary Examination-12 Years of Schooling) excluding Nursery Education. or Pre-university examination in vocational courses conducted by the Department of Vocational Education, Government of Karnataka.
Distance MALevel-1: Candidates who have obtained Bachelor’s Degree of Three years duration without studying cognate subjects. Level-2: a. Candidates who have passed three years B.A./ B.Sc./ B.A. (performing Arts) degree Examination of any recognised university offering Kannada as a Major/ optional subject at the Degree level or an examination of any University considered equivalent. b. Candidates who have qualified the “Kannada Pandit” Examination conducted by the Government of Karnataka. c. Graduates who have qualified “Kannada Ratna” examination conducted by the Kannada Sahitya Parishath, Bengaluru. d. Candidates who have qualified the B.Ed. degree examination of any university after passing SSLC and also “Vidwan” Examination in Kannada of Madras University. e. Graduates with Post-Pre-University Diploma in Kannada of any University. f. Candidates who have qualified the three years B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. Degree examination offering Kannada as a second language or as a minor subject at the degree level provided they have obtained not less than 50 percent of the maximum marks in the above language/ subject.
Distance MBACandidates who have passed bachelor's degree examination of any recognised university or an examination of any university considered equivalent. Knowledge assessment test
Distance MComLevel-1: Candidates who have obtained bachelor’s degree of three years duration without studying cognate subjects are eligible such admitted candidates have to qualify the Master’s Preparatory Program (MPP) examination conducted by the Karnataka State Open University. Level-2: Candidates who have passed three years B.Com /B.B.M. /B.B.A. degree examination of any recognised university or an examination of any university considered equivalent.
Distance MLISCandidates with B.Lib.I.Sc degree of this university or any other university, considered as equivalent, shall be eligible.
Distance MCABSc with Mathematics, Statistics, physics /BCA/BSc IT or B.E/B.Tech degree with in any stream or BSc / BCom / BA with Mathematics as one of the subject at 10+2 level
Distance MSWCandidates who have obtained 10+2+3 or any degree
Distance MScBachelor degree in specific field from a recognised University

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The admissions process takes place in online mode. Fresh admission starts from the month of January of every year. There are direct admissions, no entrance exam is conducted for the admission process.The addmission procedure 2024 for the online course at Karnataka State Open University is as follow:

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