The Karnataka State Open University came into being to achieve the following objectives:
• Democratizing Higher Education by taking it to the doorsteps of the learners.
• Providing access to high quality education to all those who seek it, irrespective of age, region or formal qualifications.
• Offering need – based academic Programmes by giving professional and vocational orientation to the programme.
• Promoting and developing distance education in India.
• Relaxed entry regulations.
• Providing opportunities to study according to one’s own pace and convenience.
• Flexibility in choosing the combination of courses from a wide range of disciplines.
• Providing opportunity to study from one’s own chosen place and pace.