Tuesday, April 23, 2024

KSOU plans to determine research centres, regional centres throughout State

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The Karnataka State Open College (KSOU), Mysuru has proposed to start out research centres in all taluks and the regional centres in each district headquarters for the advantage of college students, particularly to these belonging to the agricultural areas, and develop its attain, disseminating info on the educational and analysis programmes and facilitating admissions.

“Our goal is to determine research centres and regional centres throughout the State. On this course, the Minister for Increased Schooling has assured to contemplate the KSOU’s request and study the chances of offering one or two school rooms within the authorities faculties for beginning the research centres,” mentioned Vice-Chancellor Sharanappa V. Halse.

The KSOU has plans to extend the variety of regional centres from 17 to 23 instantly and develop one every in each district to develop the attain of KSOU and for the comfort of scholars, particularly from North and Hyderabad Karnataka areas.

Talking to reporters in Mysuru, Prof. Halse mentioned a two-acre plot has been allotted to the KSOU for organising a regional centre at Yadgir. “This occurred as a result of intervention of Minister Sharanappa Darshanapur,” he added.

In Vijayapura and Udupi, land to the extent of three acres and 1.5 acres has been put aside respectively for establishing the regional centres. The concept is to start out extra research centres and regional centres in order that the scholars avail most advantages, the VIice-Chancellor defined.

Prof. Halse mentioned there are about 400-plus authorities first-grade faculties within the State and the KSOU has plans to determine the research centres if one or two rooms are allotted within the premises of every school campus.

One lakh admissions

This yr, the KSOU has set a goal of 1 lakh admissions and new programs are additionally being launched for bettering the admissions, Prof. Halse mentioned, including that 67,148 admissions had taken place final yr. MSW, MCA and BSW programs are additionally being launched this yr, he knowledgeable.

UGC staff to go to Ksou

Prof. Halse mentioned a high-level staff from the College Grants Fee might be visiting the KSOU campus in Mysuru quickly in reference to the college’s proposal for beginning a course in Earth Sciences.

To a query, Prof. Halse mentioned he had written to the deputy commissioners throughout the State looking for land for organising the research centres and the regional centres.

The KSOU has been accredited by Nationwide Evaluation and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a CGPA of three.31 on a seven-point scale at A-plus grade which is legitimate for a interval of 5 years from Might 19, 2023.

The KSOU authorities mentioned the college will largely profit from the NAAC grade because the regulatory authorities just like the UGC can be versatile in approving new programs, and the college can strategy the State authorities for grants.

Due to the A-plus grade, the KSOU has been permitted to supply 10 on-line programs, Prof. Halse mentioned.


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