JSS Karnataka Open School – JSS KOS

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Jss Karnataka Open School

JSS Karnataka Open School (JSS KOS) was established in 1990.  ‘Continuing Education Program’ to rural youth, poor urbanites, girls, scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, backward classes, differently-abled persons and retired armed forces employees are offered by the institute. Being a pioneer in general education, JSSMVP runs the institution collaboratively with the National Open University. The Government of Karnataka also recognizes the school.

JSS Karnataka Open School provides a foundation education. These courses are equivalent to mainstream 8th standard. Students who complete the foundation course appear for the 10th standard exams, pre-university education, vocational education, etc. For candidates, who pass in six subjects, the government permits them to join pre-university education.

There are fifty-six learning centres all overKarnataka. And, more than 2400 students are pursuing their studies here.


Those who have passed or failed in 7th standard and have completed 15 years of age are eligible for admission.
Candidates can contact any recognized study center nearby. Those who are interested to join the school must submit their original TC. They must submit 10 passport size photos and also the proof of address authentication.

To be the best Open school that imparts high-quality, need-based education to candidates who cannot be enrolled in the formal school system through open learning.

Extending educational access to the underprivileged learners through open and distance learning. The JSS Karnataka Open School will achieve this through designing and developing educational programmes which are relevant to stakeholders under the guidance of NIOS.
Preparing students to participate in the development process of the economy.

Selection of Subjects:

There is a  flexibility in the system. So, the candidate is free to select the subjects based on his or her own choice, aptitude and learning ability. The student has to select three languages Kannada, English and Hindi as compulsory. Candidates are free to select any three core subjects out of six subjects given below.

  1. Science and Technology
  2. Mathematics
  3. Social Studies
  4. Economics
  5. Business studies
  6. Home science

Study Centers:

If an Educational Organization or School wishes to become study center, it has to submit the proposal to the institute. Then the team will conduct the feasibility of the Institution. If conditions found satisfactory, Karnataka Open School will grant affiliation.

Role of the Co-ordinator(Contact Classes):

Each study center will have a coordinator. The coordinator of the study center is responsible for the smooth running of the study center. He has to conduct 30 PCP (Personal Contact Programmes) in each subject during Saturday, Sunday and other Government Holidays.

Learning Materials for Students:

The Open School will supply learning materials to the study centers as soon as they remit the fees. Students can get these materials from the coordinator of the concerned study centers.

Recognition of learning centers  :

Eligibility: Those who have high schools and having educational facilities like laboratory, a library, etc. Karnataka Open School team will visit and verify the facilities available in  the school. Subsequently, they will have a discussion with the management and the staff. If they fulfill the norms, they will grant  recognition to such school or organization.

Registration Fee of the learning center : 

At the time of submitting proposal to Karnataka Open School, the school management or NGO has to deposit Rs. 2000/- which is not refundable.

Examination Process:

Karnataka State Education Examination Board  will conduct the examination once in a year on par with regular SSLC in the month of  March or April.  There is a provision for the failed students to appear for supplementary examination in the month of June of the year. The marks card to the successful learners will be issued by Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board and it is equivalent to regular SSLC as per the Government order No. ED 73, SLB 2006, Bangalore, Date : 06.09.2006.

Declaration of Results:

Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board will conduct Examination on lines with regular SSLC and issues Marks card to the passed students.

  • Results for SSLC has been declared click here.
  • Results for PUC has been declared click here.

Fee Structure:

The learners have to pay the fixed fees of Rs. 3500/- to the study centre with in the specified time. (changes from time to time)

The Particulars of Fees  (Rs.)
1 Application and prospectus Fee 100.00
2 Registration & Course Fee 1600.00
3 Tuition Fee  597.00
4 Examination Fee 1203.00



In case any learner fails to pay the fees within the prescribed time, he or she will have to pay a late fee of Rs. 100 for a period of one  month.

The School is not receiving any financial help either from State Government or from Central Government. So, it has to function on the Registration fee received from students.

Senior Secondary Course  (Pre University Course)  

The  Senior Secondary Course is proposed to start from 2018-19 in Arts and Commerce. The learners can choose subjects in concerned Arts or Commerce.

Arts Commerce
  1. Kannada
  2. English
  1. Kannada
  2. English
Core Subjects any four:
  1. History
  2. Economics
  3. Political Science
  4. Sociology
  5. Geography
  1. Economics
  2. Commerce
  3. Accountancy
  4. Geography

Faculty Details:

Name Designation Qualification Experience (Years)

JSS Karnataka Open School
No.5, 5th main, Basaveshwara Block,
Dr.S. Radhakrishnan Nagar,(Teacher’s Layout),
Yaraganahally Extension, Mysore -570 029

Phone : 0821 – 2548269
Fax : 0821- 2548269
Email us : jsskar.openschool_mysore@yahoo.com