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.