Karnataka State Open University (KSOU)
- B.Sc (IT) - Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
- BCA - Bachelor in Computer Application
- PGDCA - Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications
- M.Sc. in Mathematics
- Msc(IT) - Master of Science in Information Technology
- MCA - Master in Computer Application
- MTech(IT) - Master of Technology in Information Technology
- BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
- BBM - Bachelor of Business Management
- MBA - Master of Business Administration
- EXECUTIVE MBA - Executive in Master of Business Administration
- MA(Education) - Master of Arts in Education
- MA(Philosophy) - Master of Arts in Philosophy
- MSc(Environment) - Master of Science in Environment
- PG Diploma - Post Graduate Diploma
PHILOSOPHY OF KSOU'S INSTRUCTION SYSTEM
The Karnataka State Open University presents an instructional system whose major features are geared to the needs of distance education paradigm: and it is mainly learner centered.
SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL PRINTED MATERIAL (SIM)
Students of different programmes are supplied with printed materials in 'blocks' (booklets) for both theory and practicals. Each 'unit' in these blocks is in interactive self instructional style and under different heads to facilitate easy reading and learning.
CONTINUOUS EVALUATION THROUGH ASSIGNMENTS
Assignments form an integral part of the university's system of appraising students' performance.
DECENTRALISED ACADEMIC COUNSELLING THROUGH A NETWORK OF STUDY CENTER
Counselling at Haya Soft- KSOU study centre is entirely different from routine classroom teaching, and it involves sessions where teachers answer students' questions, clarify their doubts and help them understand text- related materials properly and easily.
Programmes by KSOU are custom-designed by a team of experts and specialists drawn from universities, industries and in-house faculty. The curriculum is scrutinized by content experts, supervised by instructors and adopted only afterward proper editing scrutiny and verification.
CREDIT SYSTEM OF COURSEWORK
The university follows the credit system for accepting the work of the students in any particular programme of study. For example, in this system, the student needs to log in 32 credits-each credit meaning 30 hours of study- to complete every year of a programme. To start with, the university has started the credit system for its undergraduate programmes.
The university has adopted a multimedia style of education that comprises self-learning print material (text), personal contact sessions (comprising lectures, seminars and counseling, audio, visual components etc), practical sessions, assignments and real life-related /research oriented project work.
Students performance is evaluated on a continuous basis (20%) through assignments and at the term-end (80%) through examinations. The university is planing an introductory grading system from A (Excellent) to E (Failure).