Karnataka State Open University Distance Education Admissions 2018, Fee Structure, Eligibility

Karnataka State Open University Distance MBA

Karnataka State Open University was established in 1996 under an act of the Government of Karnataka, to foster education in the roots of the state through open distance learning. The university currently enrolls more than 1-lakh students and is expected to enroll over 2-lakh students from the next academic year. The university is widely recognized and respected. The university is also very well known for its online courses.

Admission Procedure

The candidate may need to talk to the counselors at the university, for enquiries about admission at the toll free no: 1800-102-2493. The prospectus and the application form may be obtained from any of the study centers, by remitting the required amount of fee. The student may apply for the required course online, or submit the completed application form through E-Mail or through post.

The university requires that the student submit the following documents for verification, when submitting the application form:

  1. Undertaking Form
  2. Date of Birth Certificate
  3. 10th Mark sheet or passing certificate
  4. 12th Mark sheet or passing certificate
  5. Final semester/Year Mark sheet/Consolidated Mark sheet of Qualifying Exam
  6. Provisional Passing Certificate of Qualifying Exam
After the verification of the documents, the student must pay the fee for the course, which can be paid in either a lump sum or in installments throughout the course. The university will then, confirm admission of the student, and he will be sent the Identity card, and the admission letter. The documents will be dispatched within 7-10 days of the admission approval.

It must be noted that the students may also apply for the courses online for the online courses, as detailed on their official website: http://www.ksouodl.com/online-courses.aspx

Fee Structure

The university for its MBA course requires that the student pay Rs10, 000/- towards the tuitions fee, Rs1, 800/- towards examinations fee, and Rs500/- towards the registration fee, per semester throughout the course of two years. The student will need to pay additional fee to re-sit for an exam. The fee for the online MBA courses is Rs52, 500/- when paid as a lump sum; and Rs18, 000/- in the first semester, and Rs15, 000/- per semester in the subsequent semesters when paid in installments. The fee for the course may be paid through many modes including Bank Transfer, Demand Draft, Online via Credit/Debit Card.


The university does not offer any scholarships to its students, but the reserved category students (SC/ST) are eligible for a refund of the tuition fee in the course, provided that their parental income is under Rs2, 50, 000/- per annum. The candidate will have to provide the required documents as specified here: http://karnatakastateopenuniversity.in/ksou_pdf/SC%20ST%20Dtails.pdf to avail the scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

For admission into the MBA courses at the university, it is required that the student must be a graduate (Minimum 3 years) in any discipline from any of the recognized universities with a minimum aggregate of 50%. For the Executive MBA, the student must additionally have a work experience of a minimum of 3 years.

Specializations offered

The university offers a variety of specializations in its MBA course, and also offers the Executive MBA course, as well as Dual Specializations. Some of the specializations offered by the university are as follows:

  1. Human Resource
  2. Finance
  3. Marketing
  4. Hospital Management
  5. Construction Power
  6. Tourism and Hospitality Management
  7. Information Technology
  8. Hotel Management
  9. NGO Management
  10. Agri-Business and Rural Banking
  11. Health Care Management
  12. Insurance and Banking
  13. Material Management

More details of the specializations offered are given at: http://www.ksoukarnataka.com/mba.html


KSOU is recognized by the UGC as an open university as well has all of its courses approved by the Distance Education Council (DEC). KSOU is also a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU), and is a respected open university. The university is also a permanent member of the Association of the Commonwealth Universities (ACU).

KSOU is one of the major premier universities in the country offering Distance MBA courses, and is one of the most renowned universities in the country. Karnataka State Open University is ranked 15th by Careers360 among the best distance education universities in India.

Contact Details

For admission and academic related queries, the student may contact:
Address: Karnataka State Open University,
Manasagangotri, Mysore -570 006
Phone: 020-6790-5151 / 0821- 2500873
Email: [email protected]

Study Centers

The university has one of the best networks of study centers for delivery of its course material, and to conduct contact classes, as well as provide other administrative resources to the students. The information about study centers is available at: http://www.ksouonline.com/Authorized_Learning_Center.aspx

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