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Vice-Chancellor’s Message

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 section 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 to 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, Mangalore, 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 that the last year the enrollment was more than 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 posses rich heritage knowledge and are reaching our boundaries of global knowledge, local knowledge and global information, we should join together and technology should be the tool as well as the means for this kind of exploration. As a student of KSOU, you can study at your place with 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!!!

Sincerely Yours,                                                                                                           
Prof.K.S. Rangappa

With best wishes for your career,

The Organization Structure

Chancellor :
Shri Hans Raj Bhardwaj - His Excellency Governor of Karnataka
Pro - Chancellor : 
Dr. V. S. Acharya - Hon'ble Minister for Higher Education Government of Karnataka
Vice - Chancellor : 
Prof. K. S. Rangappa
Sri. Jayaprakash Rao
Dean (Academic) : 
Prof. Jagadeesha
Dean (Study Centres) :
Prof. T. D. Deve Gowda
Dean (Study Centres) :
Dr. M. H. Krishnappa
Deputy Registrar(Evaluation) : 
Sri. Dodda Nayak
Deputy Registrar (General): 
Sri. H. L. Vishwanath
Deputy Registrar (StudyCentres) : 
Dr. M. Ramanatham Naidu
Registrar (Evaluation) : 
Prof. R. Somappa
Finance Officer : 
M.K. Sanna Swaney


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