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The Organization Structure
Chancellor Shri Hans Raj Bhardwaj His Excellency Governor of Karnataka
Vice - Chancellor Prof. M. G. Krishnan
Registrar Prof. P. S. Naik
Dean (Academic) Prof. S.N. Vikram Raj Urs
Registrar (Evaluation) Prof. K.J. Suresh

Finance Officer Prof. L. Rajashekharaiah

Dean (Study Centre) Prof. T.D. Devegowda

Officials/Telephone & Fax

Office/Officials Chancellor's ofce

Telephone & Fax
Tel : 0821 - 2515149 Fax : 0821 - 2500846

Academic Section Dean (Academic)
Examination Branch Registrar (Examination) Deputy Registrar (Examination)

Tel : 0821 - 2519947 Fax : 0821 - 2500845 Tel : 0821 - 2519942 Fax : 0821 - 2500848 Tel : 0821 - 2500983


Administrative Branch Registrar Finance Branch Finance Ofcer Information & Guidance Cell

Telephone & Fax Tel : 0821 - 2512471 Fax : 0821 - 2500847
Tel : 0821 - 2510772
Tel : 0821 - 2500871

Algol Universal Trust Office

Telephone No :

Fax no.


09350607008 0129 - 4156003

Email id – [email protected] Website address –


1. Vice-Chancellor’s Message 2. About the University (KSOU) 3. Recognitions 4. About Algol Universal Trust 5. Academic Systems for the Courses 6. Pattern of Examination 7. Examination Pattern Yealy Mode 8. Comprehensive list of Courses 9. Examination Fees Schedule Table 10. Programme Structure of all Programmes 11. Fee Structure for all Programmes 12. Important Instructions to candidates 13. General Regulations 14. Academic Calendar

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Vice-Chancellor’s Message
Dear Students,
I extend my greetings and best wishes to you all. The academic and administrative acclaim received by the university is a matter of great pride and glory to all of us.
With no limitations of space and time, KSOU has established and maintained its quality and has reached even the remotest parts of Karnataka and beyond, True to our motto“Higher education to anyone, anywhere”, the university has set an objective and is being exemplary to reach the doorstep of every aspiring student not only in the state, but throughout the country and abroad.
Accessibility quality, flexibility and relevance are the major strengths of KSOU where creation, management and dissemination of knowledge are its main goals. Today, with the emergence of knowledge society, the horizons of professional activities are expanding and more opportunities are being created for the younger generation to tap their talents and touch greater heights. At the same time, you must realize that there are many challenges awaiting. India’s educational system is becoming more dynamic and competitive. Hence, we have to get accustomed and equipped with the pragmatic abilities and capacities to conquer these newer fields of knowledge and get mastery over new techniques and skills.
We want our students to be well educated and thoroughly groomed to become responsible citizens. The glowing track record of achievements of our alumni speaks volume about us and is commendable. I assure all the aspiring candidates joining the University that we are here to guide, nurture and realize your dreams and goals. So, let us work together and make an endeavor towards better careers.
Prof. M.G. Krishnan, Vice Chancellor, Karnataka State Open University, Mysore

About the University (KSOU)

Introduction: The Karnataka State Open University was established on 1st June 1996 with Karnataka Govt,. Notification No. ED 1 UOV 95 dated 12th February 1996, KSOU Act 1992, keeping in view the educational needs of our country in general and the Karnataka State, in particular. It is the Eighth Open University in the country. The University is an erstwhile Institute of Correspondence Courses of Mysore University and enjoys a unique privilege of a long and rich experience in the field of Distance Education. It is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as well as Commonwealth Universities Association. It is recognized by Distance Education Council (DEC), Ministry of HRD, Government of India. All academic Programmes are approved by DEC, New Delhi.

Objectives of Karnataka State Open University a Democratizing higher education by taking it to the doorsteps of the learners.

b Providing access to high-quality education to all those who seek it, irrespective of age, region or formal qualifications.

c Offering need-based academic Programmes by giving professional and vocational orientation to the courses.

d Promoting and developing distance education in India.

e Relaxed entry regulations.


Providing opportunity to study at ones own pace and convenience.

g Flexibility in choosing the combination of courses from a wide range of disciplines.

h To help candidates to select the Study Centres, preferably of their own choice.

Special Features: The Open Learning System is a unique and challenging mode of education offered at the University Level. This system provides ample opportunities for those who desire to have University Education at their place of work or residence. This method is popularly known as Distance Education. It is perhaps the only way to meet the ever increasing demand for Higher Education especially in a developing country like India. Distance Education Programmes are specially designed for:
a Candidates who discontinue their formal education owing to pecuniary or other circumstances.

b Candidates residing in geographically remote areas.

c Candidate who cannot get admission to a Regular College/ Post-Graduate Department.

d Employed persons who cannot pursue their study as full-time Candidates.

e Individuals who wish to pursue learning for knowledge sake.


Candidates who wish to update knowledge and skills.

The Karnataka State Open University has been recognized by the following well-known organization 1 Regular member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Delhi, 2 Permanent member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London, UK, 3 Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Beijing, China, 4 And also has association with Commonwealth of Learning (COL).
National – International Recognition • Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) was established on 1st June 1996 with the assent of His Excellency Honorable Governor of Karnataka as a full fledged University in the academic year 1996 with 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. • Karnataka State Open University is a regular member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi since 1999 (No. EV/11(80)/99/203935-4172). • Karnataka State Open University is a permanent member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London, United Kingdom since 1999. Its member code is: ZKASOPENUINI. • 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.

About Algol Universal Trust
Algol Universal Trust was established in the year 2008 , Algol Universal Trust ( AUT ) operates in the area of all modes of education , be it regular , distance , correspondence or online mode.
Algol Universal Trust manages Algol School of Management and Technology (ASMT), an International sprawling campus located on 23 acres of land centrally located in Gurgaon, NCR, Haryana, ASMT Gurgaon offers Industry oriented regular Programmes in the area of IT, Management, Engineering and Education. The total campus strength is approximately 2000 students.
Algol Universal Trust manages Birmingham Professional College in Birmingham City in UK offering world class Programmes in IT and Management .
Algol Universal Trust has entered into agreements with various Indian Universities in the area of distance education as well as other allied services to the Universities such as content development in emerging areas such as Bio Informatics, Bio Technology, Nuclear Physics and many more. In addition, Algol Universal Trust also offers services to general public in the area of :
Ranking of Higher Education Institution. Databases & directories of education institutions. Research & development in Industry and Education. On the job Training (OJT) and Placement in Industry.
Algol Universal Trust has also entered into strategic agreements with several World Class Universities in the area of Programme development, student exchange and faculty exchange etc.
Algol & its associate companies and Trusts manage 2600 Study Centres in India and abroad offering qualitative distance education.
Algol Universal Trust is the partner Institution of Esteemed Karnataka State Open University, Mysore offering Diploma and UG, and PG Degree Programmes in the area of IT, Management, Engineering, Traditional and Paramedical streams.

Academic System for the Courses

Support Services through Study Centres: Study Centres are being set up all over the country and abroad to provide the candidates a platform to interact with counselors, other candidates and for use of the library. Candidates would be getting personal attention at these centres in addition to the hands-on-training on computers at these centres.

Programme Delivery: A multi-form of instruction has been adopted, comprising of:
a) Print material: Study material for all subjects, which are supplied in the form of books b) Counseling Sessions: Will be held at Study Centres, to suit the convenience of candidates. c) Practical Sessions: Will also be held at the Study Centres d) Assignments: For assessment, evaluation and for feedback of comprehension of study material. e) Project work: To enable the candidate to gain an insight into independent working on a practical

Credit System: The University follows the ‘Credit System’ for its Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes. Each credit entails approximately 30 hours of study comprising of all activities. Thus, a 3-credit course involves 90 study hours. This helps the candidates to understand the academic efforts one has to put in suitably to complete the course.

Face to Face Programme: Experiments, practical, labs workshop and intensive Programmes such as Engineering are not conducive through distance education mode, hence face to face mode is introduced where a student has an opportunity to complete the theory contents of the subjects in the class rooms of the Study Centres through competent faculties during flexi hours or in part time mode and practical, labs, experiments and workshop assignments are completed in an Institution having the required Infrastructure For Example – An AICTE approved Engineering College or an Engineering Polytechnic with whom the local Study Centre has an arrangement for the completion of practical content.

Instructional System: The methodology of instruction in this Open University is different from that of the conventional Universities. The Open University system is more learner-oriented, so much so, the candidate has to be invariably an active participant in the teaching-learning process. The University follows a multi-channel approach for instructions suitably comprising of the following:

a) Self-instructional Printed Material c) Website information
e) Assignments

b) Audio and Video d) Face-to-face Counseling at Study Centres by
Academic Counselors f) Field based Projects

To start with, the courses will be delivered on Internet, conventional distance education mode and face to face mode. In due course, it will shift more and more towards online interaction between teacher and the taught. Skill and dexterity will be inculcated right from the beginning though interactive computer applications.

Self Instructional Material: Printed materials are the primary form of instructional materials. These are supplied to the candidates in the form of booklets. Therefore, candidates have to rely mainly upon the printed materials, which are sent to them through the Study Centres. The printed materials would be sufficient to the extent of about 70% to 75% to write any assignment and prepare for the term-end examinations. However, candidates are strongly advised to refer to other sources and texts, suggested under each unit in order to get a comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter.
Counseling Sessions: In distance education, face-to-face contact between the learners and their tutors/ counselors is relatively less and therefore counseling is an important activity. The purpose of such a contact is to answer some of the questions and clarify doubts, which may not be possible through any other means of communication. There are experienced academic counselors at the Study Centres to provide counseling and guidance in the courses that are chosen for study. The candidate will be informed of the Programme schedule details by the Study Centre Coordinators.
It should be noted that the counseling sessions would be very different from the classroom teaching or lectures. Counseling does not mean delivering lectures as in conventional teaching. Counselors will try to help overcome academic difficulties which one may face while going through the Programmes. In these sessions one must try to resolve subject based difficulties and any other related problems.
Before the candidate attends the counseling session, he/she should go through the course material and make notes of the points to be discussed. Unless the units are gone through, there may not be much to discuss. The Coordinators of the respective Study Centre will make the detail schedule of the counseling session known to the candidates. Usually, atleast 10% of the credit hours will be earmarked for the counseling session.
Assignments: Assignments are an integral part of distance learning. The main purpose of assignments is to test the candidate’s comprehension of the learning materials received from the University and also to help better comprehension the courses by providing feedback. The information given in the printed course materials should be sufficient for answering the assignments. However, the candidate may have to refer to other books and references given in the course material to have a comprehensive knowledge of the subject. But the

assignments are generally designed in such a way as to help to concentrate mainly on the printed course material with a fleeting touch to other references. The candidate may also note the following points:
a) It is compulsory to submit the assignments and will not be allowed to appear for the term-end examination of a course if one does not submit the specified number of assignments in respective courses on time.
b) All assignments should be submitted to the respective Study Centres c) The assignment responses should be complete in all respects. Before submission the candidate
should ensure that one has answered all the questions in the assignments. Incomplete answer sheets will fetch poor grades/marks. d) The Study Centre has the right to reject the assignments received after due date. Hence, the candidate is advised to submit the same before the due date. d) A copy of the valued assignments will be returned to the candidates along with the marks/grades and the written comments, which serve as a learning exercise for the candidates. f) Two per cent (2%) of the evaluated Assignments by the Academic Counselors will be reviewed by the University from time to time.

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