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Karnataka State Open University [KSOU] Mysore Admission 2021: Dates, Eligibility, Selection Criteria, Application Process

Last updated on August 26th, 2021

KSOU is calling applicants for the January cycle admission into the UG/ PG/ Diploma and Certificate Courses. The last date to apply to all the courses is April 30, 2021 and for BEd, the last date to apply is March 29, 2021.

Interested candidates can visit the home page and click on the ‘January Cycle Admission Link’. This will take them to the admission portal. The candidates will have to create their user login id and password. Once the login details are created, the candidates can start filling their application forms.

Here are some of the key points related to KSOU Admission and Shortlisting:

  • Admissions to this university are conducted twice a year. Once in January (November – February) and next in July (May-August).
  • KSOU admissions are mainly based on marks obtained in the qualifying degree/ exam.
  • It also offers lateral entry to various courses, i.e. a candidate can join the university in the 3rd or 5th semester.
  • There is also a provision for lateral exit in some courses. The candidates can choose to quit the course after 2 semesters or 4 semesters and yet receive a diploma or a PG diploma certificate.
  • The university offers a 5% relaxation to the ST/ SC/ PwD candidates.

KSOU Mysore Admission Dates

The university conducts admission based on merit. The last date for applying for the application form has been released. The process of reviewing the application may take a few months. So the dates for the merit list are not yet released.

Event Important Dates
Last Date of Form Filling April 30, 2021 (UG/ PG/ Diploma/ Certificate courses) March 29, 2021 (BEd)
Display of merit/ cut-off list To be notified
Commencement of Counseling To be notified
Commencement of New Sessions To be notified

KSOU Mysore BTech Admission 2021

BTech courses are of 4-year duration and can be pursued after completion of class 12th. There are various fields of study in BTech and the ones offered by the KSOU are mentioned below:

Course Specialization
BTech Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Information Technology, and Automobile.

KSOU BTech Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates who have completed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are eligible to apply for BTech courses.
  • Candidates who have completed a 3-year diploma after the 10th are eligible for lateral entry in the 3rd semester.
  • Candidates who have completed BSc (PCM) are also eligible for admission in the 3rd year of BTech.

KSOU BTech Selection Criteria

The admission to the BTech course is based on merit. The Institute reviews the applications and selects based on the marks of the previous academic records.

KSOU Mysore MTech Admission 

The MTech courses are of 2-year duration, that consists of 4 semesters. The MTech courses are offered in various fields of engineering. The candidates usually have to choose for a specialization in the 4th semester of the course.

Course  Specialization
MTech Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Telecom, Electronics and Communication, Mathematics, Information Technology.

Eligibility Criteria

For admission to MTech courses, candidates should have a BTech/ BE degree. Though the MTech specializations require a bachelor’s degree in a specific area.

MTech Specialization Eligibility
MTech Civil BTech/ BE in Civil Engineering
MTech Electrical Engineering BTech/ BE in Electrical Engg./ Electrical & Electronics Engg./ Electronics & Communication Engg./ Electronics Engg./ Instrumentation & Control Engg./ Instrumentation Engg./ Electronics & Instrumentation Engg./ Computer Engg./ Information Technology.
MTech Mechanical BTech/ BE in Mechanical Engg./ Production Engg./ Industrial Engg./ Computer Science Engg.
MTech in Computer Science Any Bachelor’s degree
MTech in Telecom BTech/ BE in a relevant subject
MTech in Electronics & Communication BTech/ BE in Relevant Subject/ MSc Electronics and Communication/ MSc Physics/ MSc Electrical.
MTech Mathematics BTech/ BE in any field/ MSc Mathematics
MTech Information Technology BTech/ BE/ AMIE in any discipline or MCA/ MSc in CS or IT/ MIT/ MCM or MSc in any discipline with mathematics as a major discipline in BSC.

KSOU Mysore MBA Admission 2021

KSOU offers a dual specialization MBA i.e, the candidates can choose 2 specializations, one in the 3rd semester and the second in the 4th semester. MBA is a 2-year program that can be completed by the students in 4 years. They also offer a 1-year executive MBA.

KSOU MBA Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates interested in MBA should have a 3-year bachelor’s degree in any field from a recognized university.
  • For an executive MBA, the candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and 2 years of professional work experience.
  • The diploma holders can also apply for an executive MBA. They should have a diploma from a recognized university and a 5-year post qualification work experience as a manager or supervisor.

KSOU MBA Selection Criteria

The candidates are selected based on various factors like marks scored in bachelor’s level and work experience of the candidate.

KSOU Mysore MCA Admission 2021

MCA is a 3-year duration course. The MCA students have the benefit of lateral exit, i.e, they can exit the course before 3 years and still get a certificate. It offers a PG Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA) after completion of the first 2 semesters and offers an Advanced Diploma in Computer Application (ADCA) after completion of the first four semesters of MCA.

KSOU also offers a 5-year integrated MCA, that can be applied for after completion of 10+2 or equivalent.

KSOU MCA Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who are interested in applying to the MCA course should possess any one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates should have successfully completed their bachelor’s in any discipline from a recognized university and should have studied mathematics in 10+2.
  • Candidates should have completed their graduation in any discipline from a recognized university and have taken a 6-month course in IT/ Computer Application.

The candidates can also join the course from the 2nd semester, 3rd semester, and 5th semester. There are different eligibility criteria for taking lateral entry in all these semesters.

  • Admission to 2nd Semester – Should have completed graduation in any discipline and 4 semesters of GNIIT or 2-year certificate course from any recognized institution.
  • Admission to 3rd Semester – Should have completed graduation in any discipline and completed PGDCA/ PGDIT from a recognized university or PGDCA from Cal-C or BCA/BSc from a recognized university.
  • Admission to 5th semester – Should have completed graduation in any discipline and completed MSc in IT/ CS from a recognized university.

KSOU MCA Selection Criteria

The applicants are selected based on the academic qualifications. Those who hold a good academic record will be selected.

KSOU Mysore BBA, BCA and BHM Admission 2021

The bachelor courses in BCA, BBA, and BHM offered by KSOU, consist of 6 semesters. These courses are of 3-year duration and can be pursued after 10+2.

KSOU BBA, BCA and BHM Eligibility Criteria

  • For admission into the BCA/ BBA course, the candidates should have completed 10+2 or equivalent or a 3-year polytechnic diploma in any field from a recognized university.
  • For admission into the BHM course, the candidates should have completed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology from a recognized board.

KSOU BBA, BCA and BHM Selection Criteria

The admission into the BBA, BCA and BHM courses is based on merit. The candidates are evaluated based on their marks scored in 10+2.

KSOU Mysore UG Admission 2021

At the UG level, KSOU offers courses like BA, BSc, B.Com and B.Ed. These courses are usually of 3-year duration that can be pursued after 10+2. Though B.Ed is one of the courses that required a graduation degree.

Course  Specialization
BA English, Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology, Hindi, Social Work
BSc Computer Science, Information Technology, Medical lab and Technology
BCom
BEd Special Education

KSOU UG Eligibility Criteria

  • For admission into BA and B.Com courses, the candidates should have completed 10+2 in any stream from a recognized board.
  • For BSc courses, the candidates should have completed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
  • For BEd courses, the candidates should have completed a Bachelor’s degree in any field of study.

KSOU UG Selection Criteria

Admission into the UG courses is based on merit. The candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria will be evaluated based on the marks scored in 10+2.

KSOU Mysore PG Admission 2021

At the PG level, the university offers courses like MCom, MA, MSc, LLM, MLIbSc. These courses are usually of 2-year duration and can be pursued anytime after graduation.

Course Specialization
MCom
MA Hindi, English, Economics, Education, Political Science, Social Work, History, Psychology
MSc IT, Computer Science, Multimedia & Animation, Visual Communication, Statistics, Mathematics, Psychology, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry
LLM
MLIbSc

KSOU PG Eligibility Criteria

  • For admission into MA/ MCom, the candidates should have successfully completed the bachelor’s degree in BA/BCom/BBM from a recognized university.
  • For admission into MSc courses, the candidate should have completed BSc in the related field of study from a recognized university.

KSOU PG Selection Criteria

The admission into the PG courses is based on the performance of the candidates at the UG level. The candidates who have fulfilled the minimum eligibility criteria will be evaluated.

KSOU Mysore Diploma, PG Diploma and Certificate Admission 2021

The diploma courses in engineering are of 3-year duration, whereas the other diplomas and PG diploma courses are of 1-year duration, and the certificate course is of 6-month duration.

Course Specialization
Diploma Engineering (Mechanical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Electronics & Communication, Automobile, Chemical, and Fire Safety), Computer Application, Hardware & Networking, Hotel Management, Nursery Teacher Training.
PG Diploma Computer Application
Certificate Computer Application

KSOU Mysore Diploma, PG Diploma and Certificate Courses Eligibility Criteria

  • For a diploma in engineering, the candidates should have passed class 10th with Maths, Science and English.
  • For lateral entry into the engineering diploma, the candidates should have passed class 12th with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English or 12th Technical, or NCVT/ MCVC/ ITI (ITI should be of two years).
  • For admission into other diploma courses, the candidate should have completed 10+2 or equivalent. Whereas the certificate course accepts class 10th pass candidates.
  • For admission into a PG diploma course, the candidates should have completed graduation from a recognized university.

KSOU Mysore Diploma, PG Diploma and Certificate Courses Selection Criteria

For diploma, PG diploma and certificate courses, the eligibility criteria are different. The selection is either based on merit and for some, they offer direct admission.

How to Apply?

The candidates can apply to KSOU either by themselves through the online portal, through learner support center, or through Regional Center/ Headquarter directly. The application process has been explained below:

Admission through Self-Admission:

  • The candidates should visit the home page of the KSOU and click on the admission portal.
  • They shall fill the application form and select the nearest learner support center and regional center.
  • They will have to upload all the required documents. All the documents should be self-attested.
  • Then they will have to pay the application fee online.
  • They will have to visit the selected headquarters or regional center along with the original documents and one set of photocopies for verification.
  • Then they will have to pay the admission fees. After that, they can collect their roll number, study material, and ID card.

Admission through Learner Support Centers:

  • The candidates can visit the nearest Learner Support Center along with all the necessary documents. All the documents should be self-attested.
  • They will have to go through a counseling session, where all the documents will be verified for eligibility.
  • The Learner Support Center would upload the candidate’s documents through the KSOU portal and take approval from the concerned regional center.
  • The candidate can then pay the application and admission fee online after the verification and approval of their documents.
  • The candidates will have to visit the concerned regional center/ headquarter along with the original documents, fee receipt, and one set of photocopy of original documents for verification.
  • They can finally collect their roll number, study material, and ID card.

KSOU Admission Required Documents

While filling the online application, the candidates should have all the following documents. These documents should be self-attested and in JPG/ JPEG/PDF format while uploading. The original documents will be required in the regional center/ headquarter for verification.

  • Scanned copy of SSLC mark sheet in size between 10KB to 300KB.
  • Scanned copy of PUC mark sheet in size between 10KB to 300KB.
  • Scanned copy of the final year mark card. (For PG courses)
  • Scanned copy of Degree Certificate/ Provisional Degree Certificate (For PG courses)
  • Scanned copy of the photograph in JPEG/ JPG format of size between 10KB to 150KB.
  • Scanned copy of signature in JPEG/ JPG format of size between 10KB to 150KB.
  • Scanned copy of BPL Card in JPEG/ JPG/ PDF format of size between 10KB to 150KB.

KSOU Mysore FAQs

Ques. Are the degrees offered by KSOU valid?

Last updated on August 26th, 2021

Ans. Yes the degrees and certificates offered by KSOU are very much valid since it is a recognized university approved by UGC and Distance Learning Council.

Ques. How can I get admission into KSOU?

Last updated on August 26th, 2021

Ans. The admission into all the courses is through merit. The eligible candidates can apply through the online portal, get their documents verified, and pay the admission fees. Once their admission is confirmed and they receive their roll numbers and ID card, they can start the course.

Ques. Can I get lateral entry admission in BTech?

Last updated on August 26th, 2021

Ans. Yes, the college does offer lateral entry admission in BTech. The candidates can join BTech courses in the 3rd semester if they have completed a 3-year diploma or a BSc in PCM.

Ques. How long can it take to get a confirmation of admission?

Last updated on August 26th, 2021

Ans. The forms are processed region-wise on a first come first serve basis. Therefore the time duration varies according to the number of applications received for different regional centers.

Ques. Is it possible to get a refund if I withdraw from a program after my admission is confirmed?

Last updated on August 26th, 2021

Ans. Yes, the university has some limited provisions for the cancellation of programs and refund of fees. If the university denies admission for any reason then the fee is refunded electronically, only the processing charges are deducted.

Ques. Does the university offer scholarships?

Last updated on August 26th, 2021

Ans. Yes, there are scholarships offered by various departments. The eligible candidates get fee reimbursement. The departments that offer scholarships are the Social Welfare Department, Tribal Welfare Department, Ayush Department, Medical Education Department, Minority Welfare Department, and Technical Education Department.

Ques. Who is eligible for scholarships?

Last updated on August 26th, 2021

Ans. All the scholarships have different eligibility criteria. The candidates who belong to reserved or minority categories and have an income above 2.5 lakh but above 10 lakh are usually eligible for the scholarships. Also, the candidates whose parents work in the Indian Defence Wing are also eligible for scholarships.

Karnataka State Open University (KSOU): Courses, Eligibility, Selection Criteria, Admission 2021

Last updated on August 24th, 2021

Karnataka State Open University AKA KSOU is located in the city of Mysore and is a state public university which was established in the year 1992. KSOU offers various courses at UG and PG level. Some of the popular courses offered by the KSOU are MA, MSc, MBA and BCom.

It has 21 well established Regional Centers, in addition to recognizing a good number of affiliated Colleges as Study Centers across the State. KSOU’s courses are recognised by University Grants Commission (UGC). The admission procedure at Karnataka State Open University is online and is done twice a year once in January and second time in June.

KSOU Highlight

Established | Institute Type 1996 | State Open University
Approved by University Grants Commission ( UGC)
Set by Government of India
Entrance Exam B.Ed Entrance Exams
Courses Offered Undergraduate, Post Graduate and Phd
Popular Courses MBA, M.Com, M.A, B.A
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Merit Based
Official Website https://ksoumysuru.ac.in/index.php

KSOU Courses Offered

Course Specialization Details
MBA ( Master of Business Administration) Supply chain management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Hotel Management, E-commerce, Entrepreneurship Management, Customer Relationship Management, Capital Market, etc.
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: UG Degree with at least 50% from a recognised board.
  • Admission Criteria: Merit Based
M.A (Master of Arts) Sanskrit, Punjabli, Bengali, Philosophy, Journalism and Mass Communication, Fine Arts, Environmental Science, Physical Education, Education, Hindi, English, Tamil, Sociology, Public Administration, Rural Management , Social Work, etc.
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: Graduation in pertaining stream
  • Admission Criteria: Merit Based
B.A ( Bachelor of Arts) General, History, Political science, Hindi, Geography, Bengali, Punjabi, Environmental Science, Mathematics, English, Psychology, Education, Economics, Sanskrit, Malayalam, Oriya, Public Administration, Fine Arts, etc
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 from a recognised education board.
  • Admission Criteria: Merit Based
B.Sc (Bachelor of Science) Mathematics, Environmental Science, Hardware and Networking, Food and Nutrition, Hotel Management, Computer science, IT, Fire and safety management, Footwear management, Fashion Designing, etc.
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 in pertaining science streams from a recognised education board.
  • Admission Criteria: Merit Based
M.Sc ( Master of Science) Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, Mathematics, Botany, Food and Nutrition, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Computer Science, Statistics, I.T.
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: Graduation in pertaining fields.
  • Admission Criteria: Merit Based
BEd General and Special Education
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: 50% marks UG and PG Degree in pertaining fields.
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Exam conducted by KSOU
Diploma Hardware and Networking, Computer Application, Industrial Safety, Material Management, Nutrition and Health Education, Diploma in Nursery Teacher Training, Autocad Designing, Finance and Account, Software Technology, etc.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 year depending on the chosen course
  • Eligibility: 10+ 2 from a recognised board.
  • Admission Criteria: Merit Based
Post Graduation Diploma Nutrition and Health Education, Computer Application, Environment Science, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Retail Management, Finance, Insurance and Banking, Panchayati Raj Development, Disaster Management, etc
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Eligibility: Graduation degree in a relative field.
  • Admission Criteria: Merit Based
Certification Web Designing, Finance and Accounts, Spoken English, Hardware and Networking, Hardware, Domestic Data Entry Operator, Domestic IT Helpdesk Attendant, Footwear Cutter, Customer Care Executive ( call center), Travel and Tourism, Mineral Technology, etc
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Eligibility: 10th pass and 12 pass depending on the course.
  • Admission Criteria: Merit Based

KSOU Admission

The admission procedure for any course at Karnataka State Open University is on the merit basis, it has only one entrance exam of its own- B.Ed entrance exam, for other courses the university takes into consideration the marks of the last qualifying exams.

How to apply?

Admission for Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Diploma, PG Diploma and certification programs is through an online application. Candidates are required to follow the below mentioned steps in order to apply for the course at the university

  • Visit the official website of the Karnataka State Open University, Mysore.
  • Scroll down and click on the online admission portal mentioned under the Admissions and Examination section which will direct candidate to a new web which has instructions for admission
  • Click on the ‘New Registration’ and fill out the application form along with the mentioned documents.
  • Pay and submit the application form as well as take out the print of the same for further proceedings.

KSOU Facilities

  • Library- the university has a spacious library built in an area of 18,850 sq. ft. the library has a collection of books, journals and non book material in social sciences, humanities, science and management disciplines.
  • Hostel- the University has separate hostels for boys and girls. The girls hostel has a capacity of accommodating 56 students at once while for boys, there are seven hostels comprising three rooms, nine students can stay in each hostel.
  • Canteen- The university provides hygienic and tasty food at affordable prices to the students who visit the office premise for the services.
  • Guest House- The guest house on the university campus is a 5 min walking distance from the academic block. It has 75 rooms, VIP, and VVIP Suits with modern facilities.
  • Healthcare Center- Located in the northwest of the university campus, the healthcare centre is open for students, staff and guests in case of any ailments or emergencies.

KSOU FAQs

Ques. Does KSOU Mysore provide study material for the applied courses?

Last updated on May 31st, 2021

Ans. Yes ! the students can avail their study material from the nearest regional center after filing the form and making the payment. The students are required to show their fees payment receipt for the same.

Ques. What is the mode of fees payment accepted at the KSOU for admission in various courses?

Last updated on May 31st, 2021

Ans. The fees for admission for the course can be made by using any of the 3 online payment modes namely debit card, credit card or net banking.

Ques. What all documents are required for admission to KSOU Mysore?

Last updated on May 31st, 2021

Ans. The required documents include scanned photographs, scanned signature, scanned documents of the last qualified exam as per the applied course.

Ques. Can a candidate get direct admission to KSOU Mysore?

Last updated on May 31st, 2021

Ans. Yes, KSOU Mysore offers direct admission in the 2nd or 3rd semester to the students who fulfill certain eligibility criteria as mentioned by the university.

Ques. Is Ksou degree valid for UPSC exams?

Last updated on May 31st, 2021

Ans. Yes, KSOU – Karnataka State Open University is recognised and approved by University Grant Commission and hence a degree obtained from this University is a valid one.

Ques. Is the library membership fees refundable?

Last updated on May 31st, 2021

Ans. Yes, Any student who avails the library membership has to pay a refundable fee.

Ques. How much is the rent for Hostel at the Karnataka State Open University?

Last updated on May 31st, 2021

Ans. The rent for both the boys as well as for the girl’s hostel is INR 50 per day.