Karnataka State Open University, Karnataka Admission 2020-21

University Name Karnataka State Open University
Type of University State University
University Contact Number 0821 251 9952
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UG Courses  BA/B.Com/B.Ed/BLI.Sc.
PG Courses  MA/M.Com/MBA/LL.M/MLI.Sc./M.Sc
Address Mukhtagangotri, Mysuru, Karnataka 570006
Location Mukhtagangotri, Mysuru, Karnataka
Affiliated With UGC
Founded 1 June 1996
Admission 2020-21 Karnataka State Open University Admission
Fee Structure Karnataka State Open University Fees Structure

Karnataka State Open University is a State University that is Located Mukhtagangotri, Mysuru, Karnataka. this University Provide These Courses Like Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management, Bachelor of Library and Information Science (B.Lib.I.Sc.), Certificate Course in Administrative Kannada, Course. it was Established on 1 June 1996 and Affiliated With The University Grants Commission. Student Can Check More Courses These Are Given Below.

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News Update 

  • 20 August 2020: The University Announced Admissions Are Available In Different programs. Students Can Check More Info About Admission On The Website. Click Here.
  • 19 August 2020: The University Announced the Invitation to establish KSOU Study Centre. Newspaper advertisement. For More Info Click Here.
  • 18 August 2020: The University Informed Termination of Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) based on the direction from the UGC. For More Info Click Here.

Karnataka State Open University Prospectus 2020-21: Download Now

The Karnataka State Open University established on 1st June 1996 vide Karnataka Govt. Announcement No. ED 1 UOV 95 dated 12th February 1996 – KSOU Act 1992 is careful to be a supposed Open University between the open learning organizations in the country. Keeping in view the educational wants of our country, in over-all, and state, in particular, the policies and programs have been geared to cater to the needy.

The university grants commission is recognized by the university programs. Therefore, the degree obtained by this university is valid for applying for employment. the University campus with modern facilities and educational directors have a good environment to work without interruption. This university offers a qualitative, creative, in-depth education that enables students to become great citizens, transform them into symbols of morality in social behaviors and organize contemporary classes and personal communication programs that complement the upliftment of the sacred nation and society.

Karnataka State Open University, Admission Procedure

Karnataka State Open University offers admission to Graduation, Diploma and Master program in several specializations. Students need to follows these steps for admission process.

Students must visit the official website and search 2020 admission link on the university home page. You have to click on the Apply link. Enter all personal and professional details. Make a payment of fee either via Online methods such as credit/debit card or net banking. You have other option to pay the form fee through DD as specified instruction. Send the following documents in hard copy in 3 sets to Registrar.

How to fill the online application form

  • Go on the university website link.
  • Visit the online admission process link.
  • Click on the “Online Application”.
  • For the new applicant click on the new registration.
  • In the registration details fill all details then click on the submit button.
  • Then application ID will appear on the top of the screen.
  • Select the program name and other option by clicking on the program details, then save and download it.
  • Fill the other application details then save and continue.
  • In the bank account details, and application education qualification fills the details. then save and continue.
  • Click on the submit button.
  • Click on the payment button for payment.
  • After clicking, SBIePay will appear on the screen, students can pay it by credit card/debit card/net banking.
  • Click on the print application form for the “print”.

Document Required at Admission time

  • Date of birth certificate
  • Qualification Certificate attested by Gazetted Officer/Notary
  • Address Proof
  • 3 Passport size of photographs
  • 10th Marksheet
  • 12th Marksheet

Examination Time-table Examination for the July-Aug 2020 (Click Here)

Latest update

Admission last date 2020

For BA/B.com, M.A/M.com, and B.Lib.I.Sc/M.Lib.I.Sc/M.Sc/Diploma/PG Diploma/Certificate programs

  • admission started: 06/May/2020
  • Admission without penal fee: 25/July/2020
  • Admission with penal fee of Rs.200/-: 21/Aug/2020
  • Admission with penal fee of Rs.400/-: 31/Aug/2020

For the MBA program

  • Application submission last date: 20/July/2020
  • Common entrance test date: 28/July/2020
  • CET result announcement: 03/Aug/2020
  • Admission last date: 31/Aug/2020

​​Syllabus for Ph.D. Entrance Exam 

  • Biochemistry Paper-2
  • Hindi
  • History
  • Ancient History and Archaeology
  • BioTechnology
  • Bio-Chemistry Paper-1
  • Sociology​
  • Chemistry​
  • Commerce​
  • Kannada
  • Library Science​
  • Management
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Journalism and Mass Communication​
  • Food Science and Nutrition​
  • Microbiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology​
  • Public Administration​

Karnataka State Open University Courses

 Courses  Duration
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management 2 Years
Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management 1 Years
Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management 1 Years
Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management 2 Years
MJMC (Journalism & Mass Communication) 2 Years
Diploma in Journalism 1 Years
PGDJMC – Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication 1 Years
B.A. 3 Years
B.Ed. 1 Years
Bachelor of Library and Information Science (B.Lib.I.Sc.) 1 Years
M.A. (Applied English) 2 Years
M.A. (Sociology) 2 Years
M.A. (Urdu) 2 Years
M.Ed. 2 Years
M.Lib.Sc. 2 Years
Diploma in Disability Management 1 Years
Diploma in Functional English 1 Years
Diploma in Life Skills Education 1 Years
Diploma in Montessori Education 1 Years
Diploma in Rural Development 1 Years
Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education 2 Years
Post Graduate Diploma in English 1 Years
Post PUC Diploma in Kannada 1 Years
Post Graduate Diploma in Creative Teaching 1 Years
Certificate Course in Administrative Kannada 1 Years
Certified Course in Teaching of English 2 Years
Diploma in Dietetics and Nutrition 3 Years
Diploma in Dietetics, Health, and Nutrition 3 Years
M.A. (Economics) 2 Years
M.A. (English) 2 Years
M.A. (Hindi) 2 Years
M.A. (History) 2 Years
M.A. (Kannada) 2 Years
M.A. (Political Science) 2 Years
M.A. (Psychology) 2 Years
M.A. (Sanskrit) 2 Years
M.Sc. (Computer Science) 2 Years
Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Science 1 Years
Certificate in Environmental Studies (CES) 6 Months
M.B.A. 2 Years
M.B.A. (Executive) 2 Years
Diploma in Management 1 Years
B.Com. 3 Years
M.Com. 2 Years
Diploma in Statistical Process Control & Operations Research 1 Years
Diploma in Information Technology 12 Months
L.L.M. 2 Years

Karnataka State Open University Facilities

Kannada Computer Science
​English​ ​Information Science
​Management ​ ​Food and Nutrition
​Anthropology Chemistry
​Commerce ​Geography
​Economics ​Physics
​History ​Biochemistry​
​Public Administration ​Biotechnology
Education Micro Biology
​Law ​ ​Environmental Science​
Political Science ​Mathematics
Sociology Pshycology
Ancient History and Archaeology ​Library and Information Science
​​Journalism and Mass Communication​ ​Hindi
Sanskrit ​Urdu

Karnataka State Open University  Faculty Name

  • Dr. K.s. Rangappa (Vice-Chancellor)
  • Dr. Mahesha V. (Assistant Professor)
  • Dr. Chaya R. (Assistant Professor)
  • Dr. H. Rajeshwari (Assistant Professor)
  • Dr. Savitha P. (Assistant Professor)
  • Dr. N. Lakshmi (Associate Professor)
  • Dr. R. Nagendra Kumar (Assistant Professor)
  • Dr. S.v. Niranjana (Assistant Professor)
  • Dr. M.s. Hemalatha (Assistant Professor)

Karnataka State Open University Affiliated Colleges List:

Name of the College and Address

Mahatma Gandhi Education Foundation
Imperial College of Business Studies – ICBS
Noble School of Business – NSB
Sanford College of Information Technology – SCIT
Sharada Vikas Institute of Technology and Management Studies
Toonskool Advanced Animation Academy
V.S.M. Institute of Aerospace Engineering and Technology
V.S.M. Institute of Aerospace Engineering and Technology – Jakkur Campus

University Academic Council

Prof. D. Shivalingaiah
Dr. K. G. Chandrashekara
Dr. Mahadevi
Dean (Academic), Member
Prof. D.T. Basavaraju
Dean (Study Center), Member
Dr. A. Khadar Pasha
Finance Officer, Member
Dr. N. Lakshmi
Chairperson, Department of Education
Prof. Jagadeesha
School Director of Commerce and Management
Prof. D.T. Basavaraju
School Director of Humanities

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University Department

  • Department of Kannada.
  • Department of Commerce & Management Studies.
  • Department of Education.
  • Department of Food Science & Nutrition.
  • Department of Telugu.
  • Department of History.
  • Department of Economics.
  • Department of Political Science & Public
  • Administration.
  • Department of Sociology.
  • Department of Psychology.
  • Department of Environmental Science.
  • Department of Information Technology.
  • Department of English.
  • Department of Hindi.
  • Department of Urdu.
  • Department of Sanskrit.
  • Department of Mass Communication and Journalism.
  • Department of Library and Information Science.

Karnataka State Open University Fee Structure

 Name of program  Total Fees  Fees/Y
Master of Arts (Economics) Rs. 12,700 Rs. 6,300
Master of Arts  (English) Rs. 12,800 Rs. 6,300
Master of Arts (Hindi) Rs. 12,700 Rs. 5,800
Master of Arts (History) Rs. 12,700 Rs. 5,300
Master of Arts (Kannada) Rs. 12,500 Rs. 5,300
Master of Arts (Political Science) Rs. 12,400 Rs. 5,300
Master of Arts (Psychology) Rs. 12,700 Rs. 5,300
Master of Arts (Public Administration) Rs. 12,600 Rs. 5,300
Master of Art (Sanskrit) Rs. 12,800 Rs. 6,300
Master of Arts  (Sociology) Rs. 12,700 Rs. 4,300
Master of Arts (Urdu) Rs. 12,600 Rs. 6,300
Master of Education Rs. 24,600 Rs. 14,750
Master of Library and Information Science Rs. 18,800 Rs. 9,600
Master of Business Administration Rs. 67,800 Rs. 35,000
Master of Commerce Get Fees Get Fees
Master of Science [M.Sc] (Computer Science) Rs. 32,500 Rs. 16,750
Master of Laws Rs. 37,000 Rs. 18,600
Master of Arts (Mass Communication & Journalism) Rs. 19,400 Rs. 9,000

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: When was University Established? 

Answer: University was established on 1 June 1996.

Question: Which Types of facilities University Provided?

Answer: University provides the facilities of Health Centre, Canteen, Hostel for Women, Cottage for Men, Guest House.

About Campus:

In this university, there are  40,000 students from all over India, 13 departments managed by 57 well-qualified faculty members.

  • Address: Mukhtagangotri, Mysore.
  • Pin code: 570 006
  • Phone: 0821- 2500873