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MINDTREK Edutech Pvt. Ltd
In Collaboration with
Karnataka State Open University
Manasgangotri, Mysore

1. Vice-Chancellor’s Message
2. About Karnataka State Open University(KSOU)
3. Recognitions Academic Systems……………………………….…
4. Regulations for the students of other Universities.
5. Director's Message 6. About Mindtrek
7. Comprehensive List of programmes – Semester Mode
8. Fee Structure for Examination 9. Programme Structure of all Programmes
Ä Certificate Courses Ä Diploma Courses Ä Post Graduate Diploma Courses Ä Under & Post Graduate Courses Ä Master & Law Courses 10. Important Instructions to the candidates
11. General Regulations
12. Rules of the University 13. Calender of Events
Application Form

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Organisation Structure of KSOU
Prof. M.G Krishnan Honourable Vice-Chancellor

Prof. S.N. Vikramraje Urs Prof. S.N. Vikramraje Urs Prof. K.J Suresh

Registrar Incharge

Dean (Academic)

Registrar (Evaluation)

Prof. S.N. Vikramraje Urs Finance Officer

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

Office Phone Number : 0821-2512471
Mr. Lokesh Kumar Mr. Rajesh Kumar Modi Director (Mindtrek Edutech Pvt. Ltd.) B- 19, Ground Floor, Old DLF Colony, Sector -14, Gurgaon - 122001, INDIA Phone : 0124 - 4603400-30 | Fax : 0124 - 4603432, email : [email protected] | website :

Message From VC
Dear Student, Greeting from Karnataka State Open University!!!!!
I welcome you to the family of students in Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), which was established in the year 1996 for the promotion of Education among all sections of society. Without the constraints of space and time, Karnataka State Open University has established its quality and has reached the remote parts of Karnataka and beyond. As inscribed in its motto “Higher Education to All, Everywhere” the university has set itself an objective to reach the doorsteps of aspiring students in every nook and corner of not only the state, but throughout the country and abroad. The programs that are innovative and relevant to the society are offered with moderate cost and modern facilities. Karnataka State Open University has also programs of IGNOU, to cater to the needs of students in various fields. Accessibility, quality, flexibility and relevance are the major strengths of KSOU, whereas creation, management and dissemination of knowledge are its main goals. Flexible mode of teaching represents a major element of our programs.
In order to achieve these goals, we have established 7 Regional Centres at Bangalore, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Manglore, Shimoga and Delhi, 110 UG Study Centres, 10 B.Ed Study Centres, 08 Special B.Ed. Study Centres, 08 M.Ed. Study Centres and 403 Partner Institution Study Centres. Contact Programs are conducted regularly with the involvement of experienced staff and expertise in the concerned fields is tapped for the benefit of the students, periodically. We are proud to announce the last year the enrolment was 1,00,000. KSOU aims to be India's most progressive university. We strive to produce highly employable graduates of highest possible quality in areas of strategic importance, Since we possess rich heritage knowledge and are reaching our boundaries of global knowledge, local knowledge and global information should join together and technology should be the tool as well as the means for this kind of exploration. As a the best self study materials and efficient media support. In both its teaching and research the University has forged strong links with the government, with business, industry and professions.
On behalf of the university, I invite your participation, in realizing a dream of making this Nation, a knowledge intensive society. I wish you all the best in your pursuit of excellence in higher education!!!
With best wishes for your career,

About the University
Introduction: The Karnataka State Open University was established on 1st June 1996 with Karnataka Govt,. Notification No. ED 1 UOV 95 dated 12 th 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 Association of 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. f) 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 Centers, 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 county 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. f) Candidates who wish to update knowledge and skills.

The Karnataka State Open University has been recognized by the following well known organization. 1. The Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi. 2. Regular member of the Association of the Indian Universities (AIU) , Delhi. 3. Permanenet member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London, UK. 4. Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Beijing, China. 5. Associated 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 system 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 College, Regional Centers and Study Centers 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 aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) (Revised notification F. No. DEC / OU / Recog. / 2008). ◘ Karnataka State Open University is a regular member of the Association of India 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 inter governmental organization created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning / distance education knowledge, resources and technologies.
Academic System for the Courses
Support Services through study centers: Study centers 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 centers in addition to the hands-on-training on computers at these centers.
Program 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 centers, to suit the convenience of candidates. c) Practical Sessions: Will also be held at the study centers. 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 project. Credit System: The University follows the ‘Credit System’ for its Under-graduate and Post-graduate 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 Program: Experiments, practical, labs and workshop intensive programmes such as Engineering are not conductive 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 centers 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 center has an arrangement for the completion of practical content.

Instructional System: 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. b) Audio and Video d) Face-to-Face Counseling at study centers by Academic Counselors e)Assignments 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 on-line 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 candidate in the form of booklets. Therefore, candidates have to realy mainly upon the printed materials, which are sent to them through the study centers. 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 centers to provide counseling and guidance in the courses that are chosen for study. The candidate will be informed of the program schedule details by the study center 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 subjects based difficulties and any other related problems.
Before the candidate attends the counseling session, he/she should discussed. Unless the units are gone through, there may not be much to discuss. The Coordinators of the respective study center will make candidates. Usually, at least 10% of the credit hours will be ear mark 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 reference 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 candidates may also note the following points: a) It is compulsory to submit the assignment 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 course on time. b) All assignment should be submitted to the respective study centers. c) The assignment response should be complete in all respects. Before submission the candidates should ensure that one has answered all the questions in the assignments. Incomplete answer sheets will fetch poor grades/marks. d) The study center has the right to reject the assignments received after due date. Hence, the candidate is advised to submit the same before the due date. e) 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 percent (2%) of the evaluated Assignments by the Academic Counselors will be reviewed by the University from time to time.

Practical Training: Considerable importance is given to hands-on computers in this program. A set of practical exercise for subjects which need laboratory work is available at the study centers as also on the website. Candidates needs to do this practical exercise under the guidance of their study center faculty. Major part of the contact hours at the study centers will be devoted to this laboratory work.
Grading System

Letter Grade (%)

Qualitative level

Point Grade






Very Good











80% & above 60-79 % 50-59.9 % 40-49.9 % Below 40 %

Class declaration

Ø More than 70%



Ø More than or equal to 60% but less


First Class

than 70% Marks

Ø More than or equal to 50% but less


Second Class

than 60% Marks

Ø More than or equal to 40% but less


Third Class

than 50% Marks

Ø Less than 40%



Evaluation System and Pattern of Examination
Internal and External Evaluation Each Candidate shall be examined and evaluated internally by the study center and externally by the University in the ratio of 25:75 respectively with the mandatory condition of passing in each internal as well external evaluation with minimum of 35% marks independently.
Regulations for the Students of Other Universities
Direct Admission to Second of Third or Final Year (2nd / 3rd / 4th / 5th / 6th / 7th / 8th sem) - For other University Students.
1. Candidates seeking enrolment for second or Third or Final Year (2nd / 3rd / 4th / 5th / 6th / 7th / 8th sem) of any program mentioned in this prospectus shall have passed in the previous semester / year from the other University and shall pay the course fee not later than the date announced in the particular Academic Year. Details of the payment of fee may be obtained from the respective study centers or
2. Candidates seeking admission directly to Second or Third or Final Year (2nd / 3rd / 4th / 5th / 6th / 7th / 8th sem) will have to study the balance papers with comparison to KSOU Syllabus, in addition to the subjects in Second or Third or Final Year (2nd / 3rd / 4th / 5th / 6th / 7th / 8th sem) respectively and pass the examination from the University directly.
Pattern of Examination
Theory Papers The pattern of question paper for all University Theory Examinations will consist of two Part-I will be compulsory with objectives/short will consist of two Part-I will be compulsory with objectives/short question type for 25 marks. Part-II will have choice and will marks. The total will be for 75 for 50 marks. The total will be for 75 marks. Practical Examinations Regarding Practical Examination, the examination will include question on all practical of the semester and candidate has to do a question which comes to him by lot. The question may be from one or question which comes to him by lot. The question may be from one or more subjects of practical conducted during the semester. The question paper will be set by the University and sent to the Examination Centers. The University will also depute External Examiners to Examination Centers for conducting practical. Depending on the strength of the candidates, Study Centers may be clubbed and Practical Examinations will be held at selected Study Centers. Project Work Evaluation of Project work will be carried by University appointed examiners, which may be based on any or all of the following aspects: 1) Demonstration & Presentation of Project Work by the candidate. 2) Viva-Voice examination. 3) Evaluation of content of the Project Work. 4) Review of Project Progress Report submitted to Study Center/KSOU.


Director's Message
In today's world, education does play a vital role in meeting the accelerated demands of the industry. On one side academic studies helps in gathering basic knowledge whereas on the other side technical and professional qualification help in acquiring reputed place in the organization.Thus every one seeks guidance and handholding in terms of academic and professional qualification for overall career growth. In Mindtrek Edutech we follow the same.
It is our endeavor to provide quality education to all our students with the objective of providing future leaders. One of the main objectives of Mindtrek Edutech's strategy is to further strengthen its collaboration with various universities provides education at professional and technical levels.
I would like to encourage you to explore our website, talk to your colleagues, and then contactus if you are interested in finding out more about how we can help you, meet your professionaland educational needs.
We look farward to the opportunity to serve you.
With best wishes for your career.
Lokesh Kumar Director
MOU Signing between Mindtrek Edutech Pvt. Ltd. and Karnataka State Open University.

Rajesh Kumar Modi
Director (Mindtrek Edutech Pvt. Ltd.)

Signing the MOU

Lokesh Kumar

Signing the MOU

Director (Mindtrek Edutech Pvt. Ltd.)

Mr. Lokesh Kumar and KSOU VC, Prof. K.S. Rangappa congratulating each other on signing of MOU
Director (Mindtrek Edutech Pvt. Ltd.)

About MindTrek


Mindtrek Edutech Pvt. Ltd is a certified Educational Institute. We have a team of hard working & dedicated professionals who are working to build expert's man power to fulfill our aim of contributing to the nation. Mindtrek Offers various Certificate, Diploma, Post Graduate Diploma, UG, PG courses in Management, Engineering, IT, Traditional, Paramedical, Media etc. segments under technical collaboration with above mentioned Universities



World class R&D.


World class Course Material.


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Better Work Management due to Systematic Approach.


Commitment to Quality Policy.


Experienced & Quality Faculty.


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Centers across India


Personnel Attention to Centers

Mindtrek Committed to satisfy the student's need and expectations. The Organization aims at providing full satisfaction to the students through training, placement, telephonic support, quality services as well as reliable and continual improvement of the processes by technical up-gradation and continual training.Degree Programme in the area of IT, Management, Traditional and Professional Streams in Face to Face, Distance and Other modes using state of the art technologies at Mindtrek and by appointing Study Centers in India. Mindtrek's Vision To be the most preferred educational and training institute and evolve into a world class institution. Mindtrek's Mission To enhance satisfaction of students and employers by equipping students, professionals with required competencies, skills and make them employable and winner. Quality Policy Every member of Mindtrek is committed to create and add value to customer satisfaction by delivering above expectations. Mindtrek practices and maintains global standard in quality and adheres to Quality Management System.


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