A press conference was held on Friday addressed by KSOU Vice-Chancellor Sharanappa V. Halse stating that the university had requested approval for 39 courses and has received permission for 28 courses including MA, BSc, BA, M.Com, MBA, etc.
At present, UGC has granted permission to launch 10 courses in online mode which consist of 8 postgraduate courses and 2 undergraduate courses valid till 2028. The varsity applied to approve for online courses a few years back but UGC refused to grant permission. KSOU turned the table this year by securing a 3.31 score and an A+ grade from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
KSOU is prepared to compete with other universities providing online and distance learning platforms as the VC stated, “We are also gearing up to compete with them and start online courses from this year onwards. The KSOU has become eligible to introduce dual degree programs, benefiting students to pursue two degrees simultaneously.” The university will provide practical and offline classes for students for a better understanding of concepts.
“Margadarsi”, a students-professional interaction program administered by Students Welfare Cell has proven to be beneficial for students with more than 14,000 beneficiaries from May 1 to July 14. The program delivered opportunities for students in terms of direct discussion with subject matter experts every Monday.
Honorary doctorate, Prof Halse stated that the Board of Management nominated President Droupadi Murmu’s name for an honorary doctorate with 5 other names presented to the screening committee for recognizing their contribution in this field.
He stated that “The achievers in the field of education were considered for the honour considering their work in the education field, free education programs, and their social service,”. Two names were selected by the committee and further recommended for Governor’s approval.