Karnataka State Open University launches virtual classroom programs

Written by Businesswire India | Bangalore | Updated: Jun 22 2009, 15:21pm hrs
Karnataka State Open University, Mysore, became the first Open University in the nation to launch Virtual Classroom based Online MBA Programs. On the 16th of June, 2009, KSOU signed an MOU with the University18 Business School, to launch three Online MBA Programs- a 1 year Executive MBA for Working Professionals, an MBA in IT for IT/ITESS Professionals, and an MBA in Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management and Strategy.

To be launched from the academic year 2009-10, these programs will be taught using an Online Virtual Classroom Platform, letting students login to, attend and interact in live classes at convenient timings. The classes can be accessed from any PC using a broadband Internet connection.

The Virtual Classroom platform is highly scalable, capable of having upto 50 live hosted virtual classrooms at one time, with each classroom having upto 250 students attending, giving it the capability of having a total of 12500 students logged in at the same time.

With the increasing spread of internet and broadband connectivity, this will enable students from distant places and smaller towns, to gain access to quality higher education. The facility to conduct the personal contact program classes online would also add to the acceptance and accessibility of such courses by working professionals.

Present on the occasion of the MOU signing were KSOU VC Prof B A Viveka Rai, UBS Director Raunak Singh, Ms. Shakti Raina, UBS, K.Jayaprakash Rao, Registrar, KSOU and KSOU Dean Prof Jagdeesha.

University18 Business School (http://www.ubs.edu.in) is a joint effort between the Sampuran Prakash Charitable Trust and e-education company University18 (http://www.university18.edu.in).

Karnataka State Open University, Mysore, was formally established on June 1, 1996 under the Karnataka State Open University Act of 1992, with the objectives of introducing and promoting the system of Open University and Distance Learning.