K'taka Open University sets up regional centre in Delhi

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New Delhi, Jul 4 (UNI) The Mysore-based Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) has set up a Regional Centre in Delhi, the first outside Karnataka, to cater to the needs of students of northern areas.

The role of Open Universities in the country was important because all the regular universities of the country catered to only 20 per cent students.

Students across the country want to continue their distance education from the KSOU and the Mysore based university was only complying to the wishes of the majority of students in northern region, KSOU Vice-Chancellor B A Vivek Rai told newspersons.

He also said Delhi was only a beginning and the University would want to expand to other regions as well. The University was providing distance education for 60,000 students across the country.

The well equipped Delhi Regional Centre will cater to the needs of the students of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir. In the coming days, the KSOU was offering degrees and diplomas in Arts, Science, Commerce and Business Management besides offering some subjects in non-conventional areas also, he said.


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