The Karnataka State Open University established on 1st June 1996 and is considered to be a reputed Open University amongst the open learning institutions in the country.
All Academic Programmes such as degree, diploma, certificate etc of Karnataka State Open University are recognized by the Distance Education Council (DEC), Ministry of Human Resource & Development (MHRD), New Delhi, vide decision of the Association of
Indian Universities (AIU), Delhi, permanent member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London, UK, Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Beijing, China, and also has association with Commonwealth of Learning (COL). As of now KSOU assumes
third position in the ODL system of the country.
KSOU has launched certificate Programs in collaboration with F-TEC Skill Development. F-TEC through its Face to Face network of company owned and authorized training centers will deliver these training programs.