The Karnataka State Open University came into being to achieve the following objectives:

> Democratising Higher Education by taking it to the doorsteps of the learners.

> Providing access to high quality education to all those who seek it, irrespective of age, region or formal qualifications.

> Offering need – based academic Programmes by giving professional and vocational orientation to the programme.

> Promoting and developing distance education in India.

> Relaxed entry regulations.

> Providing opportunities to study according to one’s own pace and convenience.

> Flexibility in choosing the combination of courses from a wide range of disciplines.

Providing opportunity to study from one’s own choosen place and pace.