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    KSOU Mysore Admission Process

    Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) offers admission to its 32 UG and PG courses in the field of Science, Arts, Commerce, Education, Law, Business Management Studies, Biological Science, Advance Science and Technology and many more in two cycles- November to February and May to August. KSOU admissions to all these courses are based on merit. KSOU UG Admissions is based on the marks of 10+2 level exam or its equivalent. KSOU PG Admissions is based on the marks of the graduation level as per the requirements of the courses. Procedures of KSOU UG Admissions and KSOU PG Admissions are the same. 

    KSOU UG Admissions

    KSOU offers BA, BCom, BLibSc programmes at UG level. KSOU UG admissions is based on the candidates aggregate percentage in 10+2 exam or its equivalent. The eligibility criteria for KSOU UG Admissions are as follows:

    Eligibility Criteria For KSOU UG Admissions




    Candidates must have passed 10+2 with relevant stream



    Must graduate from a recognized university.

    KSOU PG Admissions

    KSOU offers MA, MSc, MCom, MLibSc, MBA and PGDM programmes at PG level. KSOU PG admissions is based on the candidates aggregate marks in the graduation level. The eligibility criteria for KSOU PG Admissions are as follows:

    Eligibility Criteria For KSOU PG Admissions




    M LibISc

    Must have B LibISc degree from any university.


    Must graduate with a BCom/BBA or BBM degree.










    Must graduate with a bachelor's degree in allied discipline with an aggregate of 50% marks in graduation.



    Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

    Computer Science

    Environmental Science


    Information Science















    Ancient History and Archaeology





    Journalism and Mass Communication

     Political Science

    Public Administration





    Must graduate with a bachelor's degree having minimum 50% marks.

    PG Diploma 


    Business Administration

    Graduate from a recognised university with relevant subject.

    Financial Management

    KSOU Application Process

    Admission to various programmes can be made through any of the following three modes. The modes are as follows:

    Admission through Regional Centres/ HeadQuarters directly

    • Candidates need to apply through KSOU website: and click on admission portal or visit directly to the nearest Regional Centres/ HeadQuarters (Mysuru).

    • Candidates need to upload required self attested scanned documents.

    • Candidates need to visit the nearest Regional Centres/ HeadQuarters (Mysuru) along with necessary original documents and one set of photo copy.

    • Candidates need to pay the prescribed admission fees online after verification of documents.

    • Candidates are then required to collect roll number, study material and ID card.

    Admission through Learner Support Centres

    • Candidate needs to visit the nearest Learner Support Centres along with necessary self attested documents.
    • Learner Support Centres counsels the student and verifies the document for eligibility.
    • Learner Support Centres uploads the necessary documents through KSOU portal.

    • Learner Support Centres takes approval from the concerned Regional Centre/ HeadQuarters (Mysuru) which verifies the documents.Candidates need to pay the prescribed admission fees online after verification and approval of documents.

    • Candidate needs to visit the concerned Regional Centres/ HeadQuarters (Mysuru) along with necessary original document, fee receipt and one set of photo copy of original documents for verification.

    • Candidates are then required to collect roll number, study material and ID card.

    Self Admission

    • Candidates should apply through KSOU website: and click on admission portal.

    • Candidates should fill the application and select the nearest Learner Support Centre and Regional Centre.

    • Candidates should upload required self attested scanned documents.

    • Candidates should pay stipulated processing fee online.

    • Candidates should visit selected Regional Centres/ HeadQuarters along with necessary original documents and one set of photo copy for verification.

    • Candidates should pay the stipulated fee after verification of documents.

    • Candidates shall pay admission fees online except processing fee.

    • Candidates are then required to collect their roll number, study material and ID card.

    KSOU Mysore Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

    1: Does KSOU offer Ph.D. programs?

    Yes, KSOU offer admission to Ph.D. degree for those students who opt career in research. The University offer various Ph.D programs including, Kannada, English, Hindi, History, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Public Administration, Ancient History and Archeology, Journalism and Mass Communication, Commerce, Management, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Food and Nutrition, Environmental Science, Microbiology, Psychology, Library Science, Information Technology, Geography, and Telugu.

    2: Is the payment of fees for Admission at KSOU done offline?

    No, the KSOU has no provision to submit examination application/Fee payment offline mode/ in person.

    3: Does KSOU Mysore offer job oriented courses?

    Yes, KSOU Mysore offers job oriented courses in many fields including Data Management, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

    4: How many courses are offered by KSOU Mysore?

    Approx. 420 courses in various specialisations offered at KSOU Mysore to students in various specialisation including arts, humanities and social science, media and communication, management,  computer and more. Undergraduate programmes such as  BA, B.Com, BBA, B.Sc. Information Technology, B.Sc. Home Science, B.Sc. General, B.Lib.I.Sc, B.Ed. Postgraduate programmes like, MA, M.Com, MBA, M.Sc., M.Lib.I.Sc.. Certification courses like Panchayath Raj (UGCPR), Nutrition and Food (UGCNF), Information Communication Technology (UGCICT), Programme in English, Entrepreneurship and Employment (UGCEEE) and more.

    5: Does KSOU Mysore offer any scholarships to its students?

    Yes, Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), Mysore offers many scholarships to students. The scholarships is awarded on the basis of performance and academic on merit basis in KSOU, Mysore.

    6: Are all programmes offered under the distance learning scheme at KSOU Mysore?

    Yes, Karnataka State Open University, Mysore offers all its courses through a distance learning mode.

    7: What is the eligibility criteria for BA admission at KSOU Mysore?

    The candidates must have passed the two-year pre-university examination conducted by the pre-university education board in Karnataka state or any other examination are considered equivalent. For other states candidates, the candidate must have  successfully completed 12 years of schooling (either 10+2 or 11+1 or Higher Secondary examination 12 Years of Schooling) excluding nursery education. In addition to this, KSOU BA admission is based on the merit of candidates' performance in Class 12.

    8: How do I apply for a degree at KSOU?

    Candidates can apply for admission at Karnataka State Open University in online mode. Applicants will have to pay the application fee of INR 300 for all the UG, PG, diploma and certificate courses.

    9: Does KSOU offer scholarships to its students?

    KSOU has established Mukta Sanjivini Scholarship Fund for students of economically weaker sections pursuing BA/B Com programmes in KSOU.

    10: What does open university mean?

    Open university refers to a university with an open door academic policy, which means the university doesn't have any entry requirements and it is open to all the students.

    Student Reviews for KSOU Mysore

    College Infrastructure: 2.2/5
    Academics: 2.2/5
    Placements: 2/5
    Campus Life: 2.5/5

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    What all departments are there at KSOU Mysore?

    There are total 29 departments in KSOU including History, Ancient History and Archaeology, Environmental Science, Sociology, etc. that offer UG, PG, diploma, cerificate, and PhD courses in various streams like Food and Nutrition, Biotechnology, Information Technology.

    Is KSOU a good university?

    Yes, KSOU is a good University. The University has an excellent academic and administrative infrastructure, the headquarters is in Mysore, and have 21 regional centers across the state.  The admission process is done in online mode,  twice-a-year in the month of January and June as per the UGC-DEB guidelines. The University provides access to E-content, E-access to SLM’s, Books and journals in the main library, on-line lectures to students. KSOU has best student support services, Skill Development Center, Training Center for competitive Examinations, Campus Recruitment drives, online and off-line counselling, on-line admission, digital payments of all kinds of fee payment and more services.

    Is KSOU degree valid for govt job?

    Yes, KSOU is a state public Open University, which was established by the act of State Legislature in 1992, and was brought into force on 1st June 1996. The University degree is valid for government jobs and non government jobs in India. Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) is approved by UGC (University Grants Commission).

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