11,000 students have enrolled so far: KSOU V-C Prof B Shivalingaiah

Mysuru, November 23:- “Admissions for various courses at Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) have gained momentum and so far, 11,000 students have enrolled for different streams,” said vice- chancellor of KSOU Prof B Shivalingaiah. He was addressing a press meet at the administrative office of the university on Thursday.

“Admissions have begun according to the rules and regulations laid out by the University Grant Commission (UGC). As UGC has given permission for courses from the academic year 2018-19, admission will be given in two phases – January and July. It is a record of sorts for KSOU to have got the highest number of admissions in such a short period.  Admissions were delayed as it took more time to solve all the problems,” he said.

“As KSOU did not have permission for three years, all the problems cropped up. Now the problems have been solved and students need not worry. Earlier, admissions were done based on age and private permission. But now it has been stopped according to the UGC rules. To enrol for a degree programme, one should complete 10+2 education and for PG programme, a candidate should complete 12+3. Or else, admission will not be given. We have received permission for 31 non-technical courses,” he added.

“Fourteen new courses are open for admission. MA Sanskrit, MSc Biology, MSc Biotechnology are open for admission. Applications can be submitted online and payments can also be made online. For complete details, one can log in to the official website of KSOU. All the interactions will be online,” he added. (MR/KS).

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