Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) has planned a slew of development works to reach out to growing tribe of students.
Addressing media in the city on Thursday, vice-chancellor of the university K S Rangappa announced that chief minister Jagadish Shettar will be laying foundation stone for the proposed academic building and regional office at an estimated cost of Rs 20 crore, on 10 acres of land at Mandakalli on December 4.
The V-C said that the land owned by the varsity is close to Mysore Airport. The building of five-storeyed has been planned to accommodate the increasing student intake, concentrating on the regions close to the place identified for the building.
Classes will also be conducted at the place and students will be ferried at the cost of the varsity.
Buoyed by the good response to the first two volumes of ‘Mysooru Darshana’, the varsity is bringing out the third and fourth volumes on the same day (Dec 4). This follows the grant of Rs two crore announced by the state government after Kannada language was accorded classical language status.
The varsity that has already taken up the task of 127 publications by its dedicated Prasaranga wing, has so far released 71 books.
The remaining 51 will be dedicated on November 27. The V-C clarified that ‘the government had approved for the four editions of Mysooru... ’, clearing the air on the reported directions not to include the project under the grant.
The varsity will soon have bigger administrative building, examination hall, convocation auditorium, store room, besides many other facilities taken up at the estimated cost of Rs 80 crore.
Following the demand, plans are also on the anvil to open regional centre in every district and study centre in every taluk centres. There are a total of 21 regional and 3,000 study centres. In the current year 123 study centres were started.