Chethana Educational Trust, Edu Experts (CET), Bangalore was established in 2012 with the aim of providing modern education with special emphasis on Technical and Management distance learning modes, and working towards overall development of the society especially for the benefit of under privileged groups by operating in rural and remote areas. CET has more programmes in collaboration with KSOU.
Avagmah, Bangalore was established with the mission is to make higher education inclusive such that everyone everywhere is able to reach their full potential. They work towards enabling universities and distance education providers leverage avagmah’s state-of-the-art education technology services that they call – ‘avagmah technology platform’ or just ‘atp’.
U18 began with the intent of putting Indian Universities Online, for students across India. Launched in 2009 under the banner of 'University18', within a year U18's programs started receiving applications from places as far off as Vietnam and Cameroon.
The Karnataka State Open University established on 1st June 1996 vide Karnataka Govt. Notification No. ED 1 UOV 95 dated 12th February 1996 - KSOU Act 1992 is considered to be a reputed Open University amongst the open learning institutions in the country.