Karnataka State Open University based in Mysore is going to gear up the process of online courses. For now, the university offers 31 courses that include UG, PG, and diploma courses. The Vice-chancellor informed, that the university will soon submit its proposal to UGC.
Mumbai, Maharashtra: As reported by The Hindu, from this year, the Mysore based Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) is gearing up the process to offer online courses in the university. In this connection, they will place a proposal before the UGC (University Grant Commission) this month, after they get approval from the university’s board of management.
The KSOU offers 31 courses, that include undergraduate, postgraduate, and diploma courses in various fields. Besides, the University’s Vice-chancellor Dr. S. Vidyashankar told that the university will soon submit the proposal to the UGC for review and approval.
Prof. Vidyashankar said, “This is being done to make learning convenient and help students study their courses of choices from the comfort of their homes”. He also told that this is a progressive step to go paperless and towards an e-campus for better tomorrow.
In the proposal, the university has also proposed to launch 12 new courses for session 2020-21. This same proposal will be placed before the board for approval on Thursday and the same will be submitted to the UGC for its permission.
The VC told that these courses will be in addition to the 31 already available courses that the university offers.
The list of new courses includes BBA, BSc, BCA, MA in Education, Diploma in Information Technology, postgraduate diploma in Information Technology, BSc in Information Technology, MSc in Information Technology, MSc in Botany, MSc in Zoology, MA in Telugu, Executive MBA, MSc in Food Sciences and Nutrition, LLM, and postgraduate diploma in Banking and Insurance.
Proposed new courses are on the basis of feedback from students and the trend. The VC informed that the admission for the January cycle has begun in the university and over 380 students so far have taken admission online.
The VC replied, “We are hoping for good admission this cycle and are expecting around 12,000 admissions”.
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