'Education should prepare students to face new challenges'

Mukthavahini, English edition of KSOU journal released

He was speaking at the launch of English edition of the journal, ‘Mukthavahini’ at KSOU here on Friday and said, “Open university is not confined to any state or country. People from all age groups and from any country can apply for the courses. Those who are interested in pursuing studies would approach the university. In order to provide knowledge, creative activities should be undertaken.”

History

Open university has a long history and was conceptualised during the reign of the maharajas. Distance education started with the University of Mysore and then KSOU was established. Appreciating the efforts taken to publish Mukthavahini, Vattam said it should be brought out as a monthly magazine.

Releasing the Kannada edition of the magazine, journalist Rajashekar Koti said, “The habit of reading newspapers should increase among Kannadigas. Newspapers are mirrors of the society. KSOU has made a lot of contributions to journalism.”

Speaking on the occasion, Prajavani chief reporter Ravindra Bhat appreciated both the editions. He said that an opportunity should be given to all employees of KSOU to make contributions. He also urged the university to bring out editions without any mistakes and clear language.

KSOU vice-chancellor Prof K S Rangappa, prasaranga director D K Rajendra, Mukthavahini editor Shylesh Raj Urs, registrar K R Jayaprakashrao and Prof A Rangaswamy were present.

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