Mysuru: The Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) is preparing itself to commence the admission process by September 20, after finally getting recognition by the University Grants Commission for its courses.
The admission procedure was scheduled for July. However, the UGC recognition was delayed. KSOU authorities are hopeful that the UGC will take up the issue in its board meeting likely to be held later this week and grant the much-awaited recognition.
Reportedly, KSOU vice-chancellor M G Krishnan and registrar P S Naik, along with other officials visited New Delhi and met the top officials from the UGC.
The UGC called a meeting of vice-chancellors and registrars of all the recognized universities in the state. “We are positive that the UGC will give its nod for the courses offered by the university. However, indications are that UGC may not recognize the courses with retrospective effect from 2012-13.
The fresh approval from UGC will be applicable from the present academic year. There are also signs that the commission is contemplating restricting KSOU to conduct the admissions only through its study centers and not through other private institutions,” sources said.
During the visit, Krishnan and other officials submitted all the details sought by the commission. This is the second time that the VC visited the UGC in the capital with regard to recognition.