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Distance education empowers deprived people

Chief Minister Siddaramaih inaugurates new buildings of KSOU. MLA Vasu, Mysore University Vice-Chancellor Prof. K.S. Rangappa, KSOU Vice-Chancellor Prof. M.G. Krishnan looks on

Chief Minister Siddaramaih inaugurates new buildings of KSOU. MLA Vasu, Mysore University Vice-Chancellor Prof. K.S. Rangappa, KSOU Vice-Chancellor Prof. M.G. Krishnan looks on

ENARADA, Mysore, June 14, 2014

The distance education in the country fulfils the dreams of deprived people especially women who have discontinued their studies, said Chief Minister Sidaramaiah today.

He inaugurated the administrative building and Science Bhavan of Karnataka state Open University (KSOU) in its campus at manasagangothri in Mysore.

“KSOU has become second largest university after Indira Gandhi open university in the country to provide education to all age group” Siddaramaiah said.

The new 7500 sq. mts. Administrative Block, built at a cost of Rs. 22.50 crore in Indo-Saracenic style consists of Administrative office, VC’s office, Finance Department, Dean’s office, Registrar’s office, Academic Council Hall and Syndicate Hall. Parking has been provided in the cellar of the building.

The Vignana Bhavan with a built area of 10,000 sq. ft., constructed at a cost of Rs. 19.5 crore, will have 36 classrooms and 12 laboratories.

According to sources, the oval shaped KSOU Convocation hall which resembles a tortoise from an aerial view will be completed in the next couple of months and it will be the biggest hall in the city which can accommodates up to 2,000 people.

A mini stadium inside the new campus with a seating capacity of 10,000 people is under construction.

To make the campus eco-friendly, KSOU plans to plant 2,000 saplings in the campus. Solar lamps across the campus have been installed.

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