The Karnataka State Open University had lost its validity a year ago as it did not comply with the rules and regulations of the UGC and had signed educational agreement without permission from the UGC.
July seems to bring silver lining for KSOU as it has submitted all the necessary documents to UGC on June 7 according to Vishwawani.
The external educational agreement has been cancelled by UGC and the process of renewing the grant has resumed. Hence the authorities of the open university have crossed their fingers and await the good news by end of this month.
However, the issue over the recognition of the KSOU seems to have ended.
Apparently, the UGC has asked the KSOU to submit a report to consider its appeal for recognition.
Now, all the students and concerned authorities have a reason to smile as the Vice Chancellor D Shivalingaiah is going to meet the Chairman of UGC on Wednesday.
The Karnataka State Open University was established on June 1, 1996. It is considered to be a reputed Open UNiveristy amongst the open learning institutions in the country. Keeping in view the educational needs of our country, in general, and state in particular the policies and programmes have been geared to cater to the needy.
Karnataka State Open University is a recognised University of Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi, regular member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Delhi, permanent member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London, UK, Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Beijing, China, and also has association with Commonwealth of Learning (COL).
Karnataka State Open University is situated at the North-Western end of the Manasagangotri campus, Mysore. The campus, which is about 5 Kms, from the city centre, has a serene atmosphere ideally suited for academic pursuits. The University houses at present the Administrative Office, Academic Block, Lecture Halls, a well-equipped Library, Guest House Cottages, a Moderate Canteen, Girls Hostel and a few cottages providing limited accommodation to students coming to Mysore for attending the Contact Programmes or Term-end examinations.