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Prof. D. Shivalingaiah
M.A, M.L.I.Sc, Ph.D.
Vice-Chancellor , KSOU, Mysore.

The Karnataka State Open University has been recognized by the following well-known organization: The Distance Education Council (DEC) New Delhi, Regular member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Delhi, Permanent member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) London UK, Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Beijing, China, And also has association with Commonwealth of Learning (COL).

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Karnataka State Open University is located in Manasagangotri, Mysore. It is recognized as one of the best Open Universities in India imparting Distance Education. The University was established during 1996 and the library started functioning in the same year. It has a glorious record of worthy service with a multi disciplinary resource collection of more than one lakh volumes. At the inception of Library, the collection of books was around 50,000, which was housed in the main building of KSOU but later more