JSS Karnataka Open School (JSSKOS)
The Karnataka Open School was being run in collaboration with the National Open University, with an objective of providing continued education to those deprived of school education, rural youth, poor urbanites, girls, scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, backward classes, differently abled persons and retired armed forces employees.
JSS Mahavidyapeetha with its vast experience in the field of general education started ‘Continuing Education Program’, to provide education to those mentioned above. The Karnataka Open School came into being in 1990. The KOS is recognized by the Government of Karnataka.
The foundation education given under KOS, is equivalent to mainstream 8th standard. Students who complete the foundation can also appear for 10th standard exams, pre-university education, vocational education, etc.
During the year under report, the Karnataka Open School was running 56 learning centres across 25 districts in Karnataka. Learning material was given for the registered candidates. The KOS also has a goal to set up learning centres in the remaining districts.
Candidates who pass in six subjects, the government permits them to join Pre-University education.