Wednesday, April 4, 2012

KSOU to sport a new look by 2013

The sprawling 30 acres land belonging to Karnataka State Open University(KSOU) will sport a new look by the beginning of the next academic year.

KSOU which has made rapid strides in the field of Distance Education has over 3.5 lakh students enrolled for various courses from all the over the world and the number is expected to increase further in the coming years.

In order to provide better facilities and cater to the needs of students enrolled for Higher Education, KSOU has taken up several developmental works.

The construction of Administrative Block, Pariksha Bhavan (Examination Bhavan), Science Student's Hostel, Convocation Bhavan, Study Materials Godown, Academic Bhavan, Vighyan Bhavan and other buildings works have been taken up in a phased manner.

The estimated cost of the entire project is between Rs 50 to 60 crores and all the above construction works are expected to be completed around March 2013.

KSOU Vice Chancellor Prof KS Rangappa said, 'the present strength of students including those from abroad is above 3.5 lakh and the need of the hour is to provide quality education in tune with the motto of KSOU 'Higher Education to Everywhere Everywhere'.

'The next convocation will be held in our campus building. Henceforth all valuation will be held at Examination Bhavan where CCTV cameras will be installed to curb malpractices,' he added.

'Hitherto contact classes were held by paying hefty rents to other colleges. Hence, construction of a building with 10-15 lecture halls exclusively for teaching is already underway at Vijayanagar 3rd stage', informed VC Prof Rangappa.

'Even though we have provided on-line facility, most students are not making use of it. The need of Science Bhavan has become all the more relevant now to enable students to conduct some minimum practical experiments' he observed and said, "we want to make KSOU a model open university in country.'

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