The Karnataka State Open University was established on 1st June 1996 vide 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 priviliege of a long and rich experience in the field of Distance Education.....


The Karnataka State Open University has been recognized by the National - International Recognition.

Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi

Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Delhi

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London UK

Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Beijing, China,

Commonwealth of Learning (COL)