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MCom / M.A (10 streams)
 
Eligibility for Admission: Admission to M.A/ M.Corn Degree Programmes is made under two Regulations

Regulation- I
Candidates who have not studied the cognate subject in the (three years) bachelors' degree programmes are eligible to seek admission to any Post Graduate degree programme under Regulation-I, provided such candidates shall qualify in the Master Preparatory Programme (M.P.P) Examination in the concerned subject conducted by the University.

Regulation- II
A pass in the qualifying examination i.e., (B.A/ B.Com/B.B.M) for admission to M.A/ M.Corn is one of the conditions of eligibility in the case of candidates applying under Regulation II. Subjectwise details are given below:

M.A English
Admission is open to:
a) Candidates who have passed three Year B.A/B.Sc/B.A (Performing Arts) Degree Examination of any recognized University offering English as a Major/Optional subject at the Degree level OR an examination of any University considered equivalent thereto.
b) Candidates who have passed the Three Years B.A/B.Sc/B.Music Degree Examination offering English as Second Language or as a Minor subject at the Degree level are also eligible, provided they have obtained not less than 50 percent of the maximum marks in the above language/subject.
c) Candidates who have passed the Four Year B.A.Ed Degree Examination of the University of Mysore (Regional College Scheme) with English as Major/Optional.
d) Candidates who have passed Four Year B.A.Ed or B.Sc.Ed of University of Mysore (Regional College scheme), provided they have obtained not less than 50 percent of marks in Language English.
e) Graduates of any University who have passed Post-Graduate Diploma in English.

M.A Hindi
Admission is open to:
a) Candidates who have passed Three Year B.A/B.Sc/B.A (Performing Arts) Degree Examination of any recognized University offering Hindi as a Language Under Group-I or Group-II. Provided they have obtained not less than 50% of marks in language Hindi & 40 % in Optionals.
  Or
b) Candidates who have passed a degree of any University recognized as equivalent thereto with Hindi as Optional or as Major subject.
  Or
c) Graduates of any recognized University and if the candidate is not studied either Hindi as Language or as Optional then the following examinations will be treated as equivalent to Language and Optional Hindi (But the Candidate must be a Graduate of a recognized University) one of the following Hindi Examination
Examinations:-
i Rashtrabhasha Praveen or Rashtrabhasha Vishard Examination of the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachara Sabha, Chennai.
ii Rashtrabhasha Vidwan or Rajabhasha Prakash Examination of Kamataka Hindi Prachara Samithi, Bangalore.
iii Hindi Ratna Examination of the Mysore Hindi Prachara Parishat, Bangalore.
iv Bhasha Praveen Examination of the Kamataka Mahila Hindi seva samithi, Bangalore.
v Sahitya Vishard i.e., Sahitya Madhyama or Uttama i.e., Sahitya Ratna (with Hindi Sahitya) of the Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Prayag.
M.A. HISTORY
Admission is open to candidates who have passed Three Year B.A/B.A (Performing Arts) Degree Examination of any recognized University offering History as one of the Major/Optional subjects at the Degree level or an examination of any university considered equivalent thereto.
M.A. ECONOMICS
Admission is open to candidates who have passed Three Year B.A. /B.Sc. /8.A(Performing Arts) Degree Examination of any recognized University offering Economics as one of the Major/Optional subjects at the Degree level or an examination of any university considered equivalent thereto.
M.A. POLITICAL SCIENCE
Admission is open to candidates who have passed Three Year B.A/B.Sc /B.A (Performing Arts) Degree Examination of any recognized University offering Political Science and Public Administration as one of the Major/Optional subjects at the Degree level or an examination of any university considered equivalent thereto.
M.A. SOCIOLOGY
Admission is open to candidates who have passed Three Year B.A /B.A (Performing Arts) Degree Examination of any recognized University offering Sociology as one of the Major/Optional subjects at the Degree level or an examination of any university considered equivalent thereto.
M.COM
Admission is open to candidates who have passed Three Year B.Corn /B.B.M Degree Examination of any recognized University or an examination of any University considered equivalent there to.
Credit Syste
The University follows the 'Credit System' for its Postgraduate programmes. Each credit is of 30 hours of study comprising of all learning activities. Thus, a seven credit course involves 210 study hours. This helps the students to understand the academic efforts she/he has to put in order to successfully complete the course. Completion of Postgraduate programme requires successfully clearing 70 credits. Under open distance system, a paper is called "Course " and a course as " Programme ". There are five Courses for the first year and five for the Second Year Post Graduate Programme.
InstructfonalSystem
The Instructional methodology used in this University is different from conventional Universities. The Open University system is more learner-oriented, and is geared to cater to the needs of motivated students assuming that the student is an active participant in the teaching-learning process. Instruction to students is imparted through various modes such as Print, Audio-video, and supported by face to face interaction known as Contact Programme.

The University follows multi-channel approach for instruction. It comprises proportionate combination of:

" Printed Self-instructional Material -Audio Cassettes
"Audio Programmes transmitted through Radio.
" Short term Contact Programme
" Viva - Voce / Assignments
 
 
Master's Preparatcry Programme (MPP)
Master's Preparatory Programme (MPP) is compulsory for students admitted under Regulaticn-I. The students will be supplied with master lessons in 10 blocks giving a bird's eye view of the cognate subject in which they are admitted to Master's Degree Programme. Further details are as follows.
a) Graduates who have not studied cognate subject and taken admission for M.A / M.Corn Programmes are required to undergo MPP Examination.
b) The Candidates will be supplied 10 Blocks of lessons at the time of admission. These lessons contain information about the cognate subject which they have chosen for M.A / M.Corn Degree.
c) MPP Examination will be objective type (multiple chcice questicns). The Exam will be held at the end of the M.A/M.Ccm examinaticns, 2010. Total marks will be 100 for the subjects of M.A / M.Corn degree programme.
d) MPP Study enhances the knowledge of the students besides increasing job opportunities. This Course introduced to bring in All India Standard for M.A/M.Com degree offered under Open Universi Scheme.
e) Candidates applying for MA-MCJ under Regulation - I need not appear for M P P if they have passed Diploma in Journalism course from KSOU or any recognised University or Institute. Candidates who have not studiedi the congnate subject in the three year degree programme and got admitted to M A. MCJ final year under lateral entry scheme need to undergo M P P examination.
   
Scheme of Examination
1) There will be an Annual Examination at the end of each Academic year during April/May separately for Previous and Final Year. Students can write Examination either in English or Kannada Medium as chosen by them.
2) Students are allowed to take admission to Final year of M.A/ M.Com with or without appearing for the previous year examination. Intimation regarding admission will be notified in leading News papers and also on the university website.
3) The scheme of distribution of marks for various courses for all M.A. / M.Corn Programmes is as follows:
   
Final YEAR M.A / M.COM
Note : 1. Course Exemption - 40 % in any Course
2. The Candidate shall secure 35 marks in each Course including Internal Assessment and 40% marks the aggregate of all Courses including Internal Assessment. This rule applies when a candidate has appeared for all the five courses in Previous or Final or both examinations. Candidates appearing for papers less than five must secure 40% of marks, including IA marks, in all the papers.
3. Those candidates, who secure less than 40% in the second attempt in any of the courses, of the program shall not be declared as pass in the examination. This means, the candidate has to secure 40% and above in the second attempt to pass in the examination.

Note : Candidates seeking admissions to Second Year M.A./M.Com. directly by transfer from any other University will have to buy the prospectus and submit fresh application and the admission is subject to approval by the Equivalence Committee of KSOU.

Duration of the Programme

The minimum duration of the M.A/M.Corn. programme is Two' years and the maximum duration is Four' years from t years of Admission to the Programme. The candidatee who do not complete the Programme within four years will have to Seek fresh admission.

Program / Tuition Fees : Rs. 5000/-
University Examination Fees : Rs. 950/-
Examiner's/Invigilator's Fee : Rs. 2050/-
Registration Fees (At the time of admission only) : Rs. 500/-
Application & Prospectus/DD Commission : Rs. 300/-
Total Fees: First Time Registration (Without Late/Penal Fees) : Rs. 8800/-
Subsequent Registrations (Without Late/Penal Fees) :Rs. 8500/-
Course Code and Titles
  M.A ENGLISH    
Course Code   PREVIOUS  
MEN 11 - Course I - English Literature from Chaucer to Bunyan
MEN 12 - Course II - Shakespeare.
MEN 13 - Course III - Restoration and Eighteenth Century English Literature.
MEN 14 - Course IV - Nineteenth Century Literature.
MEN 15 - Course V - Indian Literature in English.
    - Final
MEN 21 -Course VI - Twentieth Century English Literature.
MEN 22 -Course VII - Comparative Literature (Drama)
MEN 23 -Course VIII - Literary Criticism.
MEN 24 -Course IX - American Literature.
MEN 25 -Course X - European Classics in Translation.
     
  M.A HINDI    
Course Code   PREVIOUS  
MHN 11 -Course l - Karnataka Samskruti aur Kannada Sahitya (through Hindi medium only)
MHN12 -Course ll - Aadhunik Hindi Kavya
MHN 13 -Course lll - Hindi Prose and Drama Fiction
MHN 14 -Course lV - Hindi Sahityaka Itihas
MHN 15 -Course V - Anuvad aur Prayojana Mulak Hindi
      Final
MHN 21 -Course VI - Pracheen Hindi Kavya.
MHN 22 -Course VII - Madhyakaleena Hindi Kavya.
MHN 23 -Course VIII - History of Hindi Language and History of Hindi Linguistics
MHN 24 -Course IX - Eastern and Western Criticism
MHN 25 -Course X - Special Subject Premchand / Hindi Pathrakareetha
       
  M.A HISTORY    
Course Code   PREVIOUS  
MHI 11 -Course l - History of South India upto 1336 A.D.
MHI12 -Course II - Social and Cultural History of North India upto 1300 A.D.
MHI13 -Course III - Constitutional History of India (1600 to 1950)
MHI14 -Course IV - History of Europe since 1871- 1960
MHI15 -Course V - History of China and Japan since 1839- 1900
      Final
MHI 21 -Course VI - Historical Method and Historiography
MHI 22 -Course VII - History of India (1526 to 1707)
MHI 23 -Course VIII - History of the Wodeyars of Mysore (1500 to 1956)
MHI 24 -Course IX - History of Freedom Movement in India (1885 - 1947)
MHI 25 -Course X - History of United States of America (1765-1990)
       
       
  M.A ECONOMICS    
Course Code   PREVIOUS
MHC 11 -Course I - Micro Economic Analysis
MHC12 -Course II - Economics of Development and Growth
MHC 13 -Course III - Quantitative Methods
MHC 14 -Course IV - Public Economics
MHC 15 -Course V - Money Banking and Financial Markets
    Final
MEC 21 -Course VI - Macro Economic Analysis
MEC 22 -Course VII - Indian Economic Policy
MEC 23 -Course VIII - International Trade and Finance
MEC 24 -Course IX - Economics of Demography
MEC 25 -Course X - Welfare Economics
       
  M.APOLITICALSCIENCE    
Course Code   PREVIOUS  
MPS 11 -Course I - Western Political Thought
MPS 12 -Course II - Indian Political Thought
MPS 13 -Course III - Political Process and Politics in India since 1950
MPS 14 -Course IV - Major issues in Indian Administration
MPS 15 -Course V - International Relations
      Final
MPS 21 -Course VI - Comparative Government and Politics
MPS 22 -Course VII - Contemporary Political Science
MPS 23 -Course VIII - Recent Political theory
MPS 24 -Course IX - Public Personnel Administration
MPS 25 -Course X - India and Her Neighbours
       
  M.ASOCIOLGOY    
Course Code   PREVIOUS  
MSO 11 -Course I - Theories and Thinkers in Sociology
MSO 12 -Course II - Social Statics and Social Dynamics
MSO 13 -Course III - Research Methods and Statistics
MSO 14 -Course IV - Social Problems - Then and Now
MSO 15 -Course V - Study of Majority and Minority Groups
      Final
MSO 21 -Course VI - Study of Rural Society
MSO 22 -Course VII - Industrial Sociology
MSO 23 -Course VIII - Education, Health and Society
MSO 24 -Course IX - Social Movements in India
MSO 25 -Course X - Polity, Economy and Society
       
  M.COM (COMMERCE)    
Course Code   PREVIOUS  
MCO 11 -Course I - Principles of Management
MCO 12 -Course II - Business Policy and Environment
MCO 13 -Course III - Marketing Management
MCO 14 -Course IV - Accounting-Theory and Practice
MCO 15 -Course V - Human Resources Management
      Final
MCO 21 -Course VI - Financial Management
MCO 22 -Course VII - lndustrial Relations
MCO 23 -Course VIII - Labour Legislation
MCO 24 -Course IX - Training and Development
MCO 25 -Course X - Organisational Behaviour
       
Master's Preparatory Programme (MPP)
Master's Preparatory Programme (MPP) is compulsory for students admitted under Regulation-I
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