Recognization & Approvals
Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) was established on
1st June 1996 with the assent of H.E. Governor of Karnataka as a full fledged
University in the academic year 1996 vide Government notification no ED 1 UOV
95 dated 12th February 1996 (KSOU Act – 1992). The act was promulgated with the
object to incorporate an Open University at the State level for the
introduction and promotion of Open University and Distance Education systems in
the education pattern of the State and for the Co-ordination and determination
of standard of such systems.
With the virtue of KSOU Act of 1992, Karnataka State Open University is empowered to establish, maintain or recognize Colleges, Regional Centres and Study Centres at such places in Karnataka and may also open outside Karnataka at such places as it deems fit.
Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi, has accorded
recognition to Karnataka State Open University, Mysore for offering Programmes
/ Courses approved by the Statutory bodies of the University. Karnataka State
Open University is a recognized University of Distance Education Council under
the agies of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) (Revised
notification F. No. DEC/OU/Recog./2008).
Karnataka State Open University is a permanent member of
Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Beijing, China since
1999.Karnataka State Open University has association with Commonwealth of
Learning (COL), Vancouver, Canada since 2003. COL is an intergovernmental
organization created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the
development and sharing of open learning / distance education knowledge,
resources and technologies.