State Open University is a distance learning university founded in 1996, located in Mysore
, Karnataka, India
.Karnataka State Open University was formally established on June 1, 1996 under the Karnataka State Open University Act of 1992, with the objectives of introducing and promoting the system of open university and distance learning in the state of Karnataka, and coordinating and determining the standard of such a system in the state. The University has its headquarters in Mysore.
Karnataka State Open University is situated in an area of 15 acres along the Mysore-Mangalore
highway, in the Manasagangotri campus of the University of Mysore
, in Mysore city. It is about 5 km. from the city centre and has an atmosphere ideally suited for academic pursuits.