1. From Avon to Kaveri Organized a Programme at KSOU to celebrate the 450th Birth Year of William Shakespeare on 23.4.2014 at KSOU, Did Concept Designing, Script Writing, of From Avon to Kaveri,  besides enactment and arranged a Talk by the Director of Rangayana Janardhan osn “Kannada Rangabhoomi and Shakespeare”
  2. Bi Centenary Year of Charles Dickens 2012 

  3. Death Centenary Year of Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain and O Henry 2010
  4. Bi Centenary Year of Alfred Tennyson, Darwin, Edgar Allen Poe 2009

  5. Birth Centenary Year of Simone de Beauvoir 2008

  6. Birth Centenary Year of W.H. Auden 2007

  7. Translation of  Ten Stories of R.K. Narayan - R.K. Narayan Birth Centenary Year 2006 (Listed as Top Ten Books of the week. dated 11.11.2012 in Saptahika Prabha of Kannada Prabha)

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  9. “Interdiscilinary  Studies” By Dr. R. Indira, Professor of  Sociology, University of Mysore, Manasagangothri, Mysuru, 2005

  10. “Basic English: Why and How?” 2004

  11. “From Verbal to Visual” (CAVA Students Showcased the Essence of Distance Education through the Visual Arts Medium, after I made a Verbal Presentation)  2004   

Campus to Community Initiative

  1. Kukkarahalli Government school children visited KSOU Campus in August 2014
  2. “Workshop on “Primary English Training” at  Government High School, Kukkarahalli, Mysore under the umbrella of KSOU - Inauguration on 1.8.2014
  3. “English Language Skills” and “Dickens” Programme for Prisoners on 8.10.2012 and 23.11.2012
  4. 7th Standard Students of Bharathi Stree Samaj visited KSOU Campus on 23.7.2011


    Kukkarahalli Government High School Students and Teachers visit Karnataka State Open University Campus in Mysuru

M.A. in English students taken on Campus Tours

Talk on “Artificial Intelligence” by Dr. C.K. Manjunath, M.Sc from IISC, Ph.D from MIT, Boston, USA and M.A. in English from Karnataka State Open University, Mysuru. The Talk was arranged as an Add on Programme, (after their Class hours) for students at Udupi Centre

Besides encouraging Shruthi N Murthy (Dancer from Bengaluru),


Suprabha S R ( MA Kannada and English from KSOU, Dramatist, Playwrit, Poet, Critic, Translator, Singer, Certified Radio Jockey, Stage Compere )

Rekha (a poet from Udupi), Kalyani (a singer from Dharwad), the Talented Students, pursuing their Masters in English at Karnataka State Open University, Mysuru, to showcase their Talent during their respective Contact Programmes, (outside their Academic hours), I created a forum for interested Teachers to meet during the lunch hour to Talk on and interact with other teachers on topics of their expertise.

C.V. Giridhar on “ Triguna Concept”

Prof Sreenivasalu spoke on “Patent Law”, formerly Faculty, Dept of Law, KSOU, presently Faculty, Law University, Kolkota, whose book on Law relating to Biotechnology is published by Oxford University Press

Dr.R. Purnima identified the Talent of students pursuing Courses at KSOU

Suraj Pramod, a very promising Tennis Player, has been an undergraduate student of KSOU. He is always in news for his eye-catching performance.

Praful Chand, an Under-graduate student of KSOU is a very promising Golfer. He has won several prizes for his performance

A student of M.A. in English at KSOU, Ramyashree Sunil, is a dancer and a musician. She was selected as a Team Member in Rotary Foundation’s Group Study Exchange, and represented RI Dist.3180, Karnataka, India to RI Dist. 6920, Georgia , USA, in April/ May 2010.

Dr.Geethanjalia, a student of M.A. in English, KSOU is a well-known sculptor, who creates wonders in metals, wood, stone, fibre, cement and clay. She is the first woman to be awarded Ph.D in Sculpture and has been a Member of Karnataka State Shilpakala Academy.


Islahuddin Nasiruddin Syed, formerly a student of PGDCE, KSOU, has done his MA Media Production, University of Sunderland, awarded the Grand Prize after beating film-makers from around the world for an ad for Hindustan Times in the year 2010. • Secured 4 gold medals in MA Communication and Journalism from University of Mysore. Worked on several projects like short films, documentaries and Ad films in various roles as a director, scriptwriter, cinematographer, producer, voiceover artist & as an actor.

Rajesh. B, a student of M.A. in English, KSOU has many achievements to his credit. A journalist, Rajesh is also an Actor, Director and done Back stage work.

Yamuna Srinidhi, a student of Post Graduate Diploma in English of KSOU, is a renowned Dancer, who has extensively performed in India and abroad. She has acted in the Kannada Movie "Premabaraha" and "Sollividava" in Tamil , as an Army Doctor, besides acting in the Mega serial "Manasasarovara" on Udaya TV.

Madhulika Chandrakumar, a student of M.A. English from KSOU is a Gold Medalist. Besides presenting papers, she has been co-coordinating/ and participating in several Quiz programmes. She is the recipient of several Awards.

Ajay Raj, popularly known as Muktha Nanjunda, was a student of M.A. in English of KSOU. He is a Theatre, TV and Film Actor. He has acted in National Award winning movies. He is presently acting in Hindi/Tamil movies as a Lead.