Established on 1st June 1996 vide Karnataka Govt. Notification No. ED 1 UOV 95 dated 12th February 1996- KSOU Act 1992, is considered to be a reputed Open University amongst the Open Learning Institutions in the country. The Act was promulgated with the object to incorporate an Open University at the State level for the introduction and promotion of Open University and Distance Education systems.

KSOU: National – International Recognition

Karnataka State Open University is a recognized University of Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi, regular member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Delhi, permanent member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London, UK, since 1999. Its member code is: ZKASOPENUINI. Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Beijing, China, and also has association with Commonwealth of Learning (COL).

Karnataka State Open University is a UGC Recognised university of Distance Education Council under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), (Revised notification F. No. DEC/OU/Recog./2008)Govt of India and NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council)Recognised.

With the virtue of KSOU Act of 1992, Karnataka State Open University is empowered to establish, maintain or recognize Colleges, Regional Centers and Study Centers at such places in Karnataka and may also open outside Karnataka at such places as it deems fit.

Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi, has accorded recognition to Karnataka State Open University, Mysore for offering Programmes / Courses approved by the Statutory bodies of the University.

   Recognitions :
  UGC Chairman
  KSOU Vice-Chancellor
  UGC Recognition
  DEC Recognition
  Copy of Degree Certificate and Marks Card -KSOU
  KSOU website
  NAAC accreditation status