The Karnataka State Open University, one of the premier universities in India, established on 1st June 1996 under the Karnataka Govt. (KSOU Act 1992-Notification No. ED 1 UOV 95 dated 12th February 1996) is considered to be a reputed Open University amongst the distance learning institutions in the country. Considering the educational needs of our country, in general, and across the world in particular the policies and programmes have been geared to cater to the prospective aspirant.
The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. KSOU is positioned at the North–Western end of the Manasagangotri campus, Mysore. The campus is about 5 Kms, from the city centre and has a serene atmosphere ideally suited for academic pursuits. The University houses at present the Academic Block ,Administrative Office, Spacious Lecture Halls, well-equipped Library, Guest House, Canteen, Girls Hostel and a few cottages providing limited accommodation.
UTS (Universal Training Solutions Pvt. Ltd.) is an official collaborative partner institute of KSOU.