M.A / M.Com

Eligibility for Admisison:

Admission to M.A / M.Com Degree Programme is made under two Regulations:

Regulation - I :
Graduates who have not studied the cognate subject in the (three years) bachelors' degree programmes are eligible to seek admission to any Post Graduate degree programme under Regulation- I, provided such candidates shall qualify in the Master Preparatory Programme (M.P.P) Examination in the concerned subject conducted by the University. They shall also pay an additional fee (for M.P.P. course material) of Rs. 1000 along with 1st year M.A / M.Com tuition fee.

Regulation - II :

A pass in the qualifying examination i.e., (B.A/ B.Com/B.B.M) for admission to M.A/ M.Com is one of the conditions of eligibility in the case of candidates applying under Regulation II. Subjectwise details are given below :

M.A. ENGLISH:

  • Admission is open to:

    1. Candidates who have passed three Year B.A/B.Sc/B.A (Performing Arts) Degree Examination of any recognized University offering English as a Major/Optional subject at the Degree level OR an examination of any University considered equivalent thereto.
    2. Candidates who have passed the Three Years B.A/B.Sc/B.Music Degree Examination offering English as Second Language or as a Minor subject at the Degree level are also eligible, provided they have obtained not less than 50 percent of the maximum marks in the above language/subject.
    3. Candidates who have passed the Four Year B.A.Ed Degree Examination of the University of Mysore (Regional College Scheme) with English as Major/Optional.
    4. Candidates who have passed Four Year B.A.Ed or B.Sc.Ed of University of Mysore (Regional College scheme), provided they have obtained not less than 50 percent of marks in Language English.
    5. Graduates of any University who have passed Post-Graduate Diploma in English.

M.A. HINDI:

  • Admission is open to:

    1. Candidates who have passed Three Year B.A/B.Sc/B.A (Performing Arts) Degree Examination of any recognized University offering Hindi as a Language Under Group-I or Group-II. Provided they have obtained not less than 50% of marks in language Hindi & 40% in Optionals.
    2. Or
    3. Candidates who have passed a degree of any University recognized as equivalent thereto with Hindi as Optional or as Major subject.
    4. Or
    5. Graduates of any recognized University and if the candidate is not studied either Hindi as Language or as Optional then the following examinations will be treated as equivalent to Language and Optional Hindi (But the Candidate must be a Graduate of a recognized University) one of the following Hindi Examinations:-
      • Rashtrabhasha Praveen or Rashtrabhasha Vishard Examination of the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachara Sabha, Chennai.
      • Rashtrabhasha Vidwan or Rajabhasha Prakash Examination of Karnataka Hindi Prachara Samithi, Bangalore.
      • Hindi Ratna Examination of the Mysore Hindi Prachara Parishat, Bangalore.
      • Bhasha Praveen Examination of the Karnataka Mahila Hindi seva samithi, Bangalore.
      • Sahitya Vishard i.e., Sahitya Madhyama or Uttama i.e., Sahitya Ratna (with Hindi Sahitya) of the Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Prayag.

M.A. HISTORY:
Admission is open to candidates who have passed Three Year B.A/B.A (Performing Arts) Degree Examination of any recognized University offering History as one of the Major/Optional subjects at the Degree level or examination of any university considered equivalent thereto.

M.A. ECONOMICS:
Admission is open to candidates who have passed Three Year B.A/B.A (Performing Arts) Degree Examination of any recognized University offering Economics as one of the Major/Optional subjects at the Degree level or an examination of any university considered equivalent thereto.

M.A. POLITICAL SCIENCE:
Admission is open to candidates who have passed Three Year B.A/B.A (Performing Arts) Degree Examination of any recognized University offering Political Science and Public Administration as one of the Major/Optional subjects at the Degree level or an examination of any university considered equivalent thereto.

M.A. SOCIOLOGY:
Admission is open to candidates who have passed Three Year B.A/B.A (Performing Arts) Degree Examination of any recognized University offering Sociology as one of the Major/Optional subjects at the Degree level or an examination of any university considered equivalent thereto.

M.A. EDUCATION:
Admission is open to candidates who have passed B.Ed / B.Sc.Ed / B.A.Ed / M.Sc.Ed Degree examination from any recognized University/Deemed University or any other degree equivalent thereto.
1. He/She should be in-service candidate working in recognised educational institution anywhere in India/Karnataka as full time teacher/ Education Officer.
2. He/she should continue to work in that Institution at the time of admission, if selected.
3. He/she must produce a Service Certificate to that effect from the Head of the Institution where he/she is working at the time of admission.

The following candidates are not eligible to apply:
1. Part-time Teachers.
2. Honorary Teachers.
3. Those who are not doing any teaching work in School/Colleges. (This does not apply to the Education Officers working in BRCs)
4. Candidates who have passed Hindi B.Ed examinations from Institutions, which are not recognised by U.G.C
5. Those who have obtained Hindi Shiksha Snathak Certificates (not B.Ed.Certificate) from Dakshina Bharath Hindi Prachar Sabha, Chennai.
6. Those that are not in service as teachers at the time of applying.

Duration of The Programme:
Duration of the M.Ed Degree Programme is two years. Every candidate has to attend two contact programmes of first and second year in two consecutive years. Those who could not complete the theory examinations within the stipulated time have to complete the same within four years of admission.

M.A. (JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION)
Admission is open to candidates who have passed one year P.G.Diploma in Mass Communication and Journalism Programme of KSOU or any other recognised University / Institution. Minimum duration is 'Two' years and the maximum duration is 'Four' years from the year of Admission to the Programme.

M.A. PSYCHOLOGY
Admission is open to B.A. / B.Sc, graduates who have studied Psychology as one of the optional subjects are eligible for admission for M.A. Psychology programme of K.S.O.U. Minimum duration is 'Two' years and the maximum duration is 'Four' years from the year of Admission to the Programme.

M.A. (PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)
Admission is open to candidates who have passed Three Year B.A/B. Sc /B.A(Performing Arts)  Degree Examination of any recognized University offering Political Science and Public Administration as one of the Major/Optional subjects at the Degree level or an Minimum duration is 'Two' years and the maximum duration is 'Four' years from the year of Admission to the Programme. 

M.Com:
Admission is open to candidates who have passed Three Year B.Com /B.B.M Degree Examination of any recognized University or an examination of any university considered equivalent thereto.

Note:
Candidates seeking admission to Second Year M.A. /M.Com. directly by transfer from any other University will have to buy the prospectus and submit fresh application and the admission is subject to approval by the Equivalence Committee of KSOU.

Duration of Programme:
The minimum duration of the M.A/M.Com. programme is 'Two' years and the maximum duration is 'Four' years from the years from the year of Admission to the Programme. The candidates who do not complete the Programme within four will have to seek fresh admission.


M.A. & M.Com.
M.A. ENGLISH
Previous
Subject Code
Course
Subject
Credits
MEN-11 Course - I English Literature from Chaucer to Bunyan 7
MEN-12 Course - II Shakespeare 7
MEN-13 Course - III Restoration and Eighteenth Century English Literature 7
MEN-14 Course - IV Century Literature 7
MEN-15 Course - V Indian Literature in English 7
   
TOTAL CREDITS
35
Final
Subject Code
Course
Subject
Credits
MEN-21 Course - VI Twentieth Century English Literature 7
MEN-22 Course - VII Comparative Literature (Drama) 7
MEN-23 Course -VIII Literary Criticism 7
MEN-24 Course - IX American Literature 7
MEN-25 Course - X European Classics in Translation 7
   
TOTAL CREDITS
35
M.A. HINDI
Previous
Subject Code
Course
Subject
Credits
MHN-11 Course - I Karnataka Sanskruti aur Kannada Sahitya ( throuth Hindi medium only) 7
MHN-12 Course - II Aadhunik Hindi Kavya 7
MHN-13 Course - III Hindi Prose and Drama Fiction 7
MHN-14 Course - IV Hindi Sahitya ka Itihas 7
MHN-15 Course - V Anuvad aur Prayojana Mulak Hindi 7
   
TOTAL CREDITS
35
Final
Subject Code
Course
Subject
Credits
MHN-21 Course - VI Pracheen Hindi Kavya 7
MHN-22 Course - VII Madhyakaleena Hindi Kavya 7
MHN-23 Course -VIII History of Hindi Language and History of Hindi Linguistics 7
MHN-24 Course - IX Eastern and Western Criticism 7
MHN-25 Course - X Special Subject Premchand / Hindi Pathrakareetha 7
   
TOTAL CREDITS
35
M.A. HISTORY
Previous
Subject Code
Course
Subject
Credits
MHI-11 Course - I History of South India upto 1336 A.D. 7
MHI-12 Course - II Social and Cultural History of North India upto 1300 A.D. 7
MHI-13 Course - III Constitutional History of India (1600 to 1950) 7
MHI-14 Course - IV History of Europe since 1871 – 1960 7
MHI-15 Course - V History of China and Japan since 1839 – 1900. 7
   
TOTAL CREDITS
35
Final
Subject Code
Course
Subject
Credits
MHI-21 Course - VI Historical Method and Historiography 7
MHI-22 Course - VII History of India (1526 to 1707) 7
MHI-23 Course -VIII History of the Wodeyars of Mysore (1500 to 1956) 7
MHI-24 Course - IX History of Freedom Movement in India (1885 – 1947) 7
MHI-25 Course - X History of United States of America (1765-1990) 7
   
TOTAL CREDITS
35
M.A. ECONOMICS
Previous
Subject Code
Course
Subject
Credits
MEC-11 Course - I Micro Economic Analysis 7
MEC-12 Course - II Economics of Development and Growth 7
MEC-13 Course - III Quantitative Methods 7
MEC-14 Course - IV Public Economics 7
MEC-15 Course - V Money Banking and Financial Markets 7
   
TOTAL CREDITS
35
Final
Subject Code
Course
Subject
Credits
MEC-21 Course - VI Macro Economics Analysis 7
MEC-22 Course - VII Indian Economics Policy 7
MEC-23 Course -VIII International Trade and Finance 7
MEC-24 Course - IX Economics of Demography 7
MEC-25 Course - X Welfare Economics 7
   
TOTAL CREDITS
35
M.A. POLITICAL SCIENCE
Previous
Course Code
Course
Previous
Credits
MPS-11 Course - I Western Political Thought 7
MPS-12 Course - II Indian Political Thought 7
MPS-13 Course - III Political Process and Politics in Indian since 1950 7
MPS-14 Course - IV Major issues in Indian Administration 7
MPS-15 Course - V International Relations 7
   
TOTAL CREDITS
35
Final
Subject Code
Course
Subject
Credits
MPS-21 Course - VI Comparative Government and Politics 7
MPS-22 Course - VII Contemporary Political Science 7
MPS-23 Course -VIII Recent Political theory 7
MPS-24 Course - IX Public Personnel Administration 7
MPS-25 Course - X Indian and Her Neighbours 7
   
TOTAL CREDITS
35
M.A. SOCIOLOGY
Previous
Course Code
Course
Previous
Credits
MSO-11 Course - I Theories and Thinkers in Sociology 7
MSO-12 Course - II Social Statics and Social Dynamics 7
MSO-13 Course - III Research Methods and Statistics 7
MSO-14 Course - IV Social Problems-Then and Now 7
MSO-15 Course - V Study of Majority and Minority Groups 7
   
TOTAL CREDITS
35
Final
Subject Code
Course
Subject
Credits
MSO-21 Course - VI Study of Rural Society 7
MSO-22 Course - VII Industrial Sociology 7
MSO-23 Course -VIII Education, Health and Society 7
MSO-24 Course - IX Social Movement in India 7
MSO-25 Course - X Polity, Economy and Society 7
   
TOTAL CREDITS
35

M.A. Education
1st Semester
2nd Semester
Subject
Code
Subject
Credits
Subject
Code
Subject
Credits
MAED101
Philosophical and Sociological Foundations of Education
7
MAED201 Comparative Education
5
MAED102
Psychological Foundation of Education
7
MAED202
Methodology Of Educational Research & Statistics
5
MAED103
Teacher Education
7
MAED203
Educational Technology
5
MAED104
Environment Education
7
MAED204
Educational Management
5
MAED105
Sociological Foundation of Education
7
MAED205
Disseration
5
  TOTAL CREDITS
35
  TOTAL CREDITS
25
 
Grand Total Credits : 148
 
M.Com.
Previous
Course Code
Course
Previous
Credits
MCO-11 Course - I Principles of Management 7
MCO-12 Course - II Business Policy and Environment 7
MCO-13 Course - III Marketing Management 7
MCO-14 Course - IV Accounting-Theory and Practice 7
MCO-15 Course - V Human Resources Management 7
   
TOTAL CREDITS
35
Final
Subject Code
Course
Subject
Credits
MCO-21 Course - VI Financial Management 7
MCO-22 Course -VII Industrial Relations 7
MCO-23 Course VIII Labour Legislation 7
MCO-24 Course - IX Training and Development 7
MCO-25 Course - X Organisational Behaviour 7
   
TOTAL CREDITS
35

Masters Preparatory Programme (MPP) Additional Details :
Master's Preparatory Programme (MPP) is compulsory for students admitted under Regulation-I. The students will be supplied with master lessons in 10 blocks giving a bird's eye view of the cognate subject in which they are admitted to Master's Degree Programme. Further details are as follows.

  1. Graduates who have not studied cognate subject and taken admission for M.A / M.Com Programmes are required to undergo MPP Examination.
  2. The Candidates will be supplied 10 blocks of lessons at the time of admission. These lessons contain information about the cognate subject which they have chosen for M.A / M.Com Degree.
  3. MPP Examination will be objective type (multiple choice questions). The Exam will be held at the end of the M.A / M.Com examinations.
  4. Total marks will be 100 for the subjects of M.A/M.Com degree programme.
  5. MPP Study enhances the knowledge of the students besides increasing job opportunities. This Course is introduced to bring in All India Standard for M.A/M.Com degree offered under Open University Scheme.
  6. Candidates applying for MA-MCJ under Regulation – I need not appear for MPP if they have passed Diploma in Journalism course for KSOU or any recognised University or Institute.
Year-wise Fee Structure
Program/Tuition Fees
Rs. 5000/-
Examination Fees
Rs. 1200/-
Registration Fees (at the time of Admission only)
Rs. 500/-
Fees for Re-sitting Examination
For 1 Paper
Rs. 500/-
For 2 Papers
Rs. 700/-
More than 3 Papers
Rs. 1200/-
 
 
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