Their dream degrees just got closer

Till now, persons lodged at Central Jail were brought handcuffed amidst heavy security to exam halls within the premises of the KSOU.

This led to uncomfortable moments for the candidates from central jail, as they had to withstand the unfriendly stares by others; and some had even stopped appearing for exams since they were unable to withstand this.
 
As many as 53 inmates enrolled for various courses at the newly opened study centre at the central jail.

KSOU Vice Chancellor Prof K S Rangappa symbolically inaugurated the educational activities within central jail, and distributed text books to inmates Anitha, Mahesh and Santosh.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Rangappa said apart from enabling the inmates of central jail attend their exams at an exclusive centre for them, but the KSOU will also award meritorious candidates among them with gold medal and cash prizes too. The Open University will also waive exam fees for candidates who are unable to meet the expenses.

“No one among the inmates of jail should remain from achieving their dream as far as education is concerned, just because they cannot afford the fees,” he emphasised.

Chief Superintendent of Central Prisons of Mysore T H Lakshminarayana, Superintendent Mallesh, KSOU Dean Prof Jagadish, Assistant Superintendent Jogaiah, D T Devegowda and others were present.

Antahkarana president Prof  Nanjaraja Urs welcomed the gathering.

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