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About The KKHSOU University

Continuing with the aim of building a knowledge based society Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University was established to provide quality higher education through open and distance learning to reach the unreached of the society.

KKHSOU, established under the provision of the KKHSOU, Act 2005 enacted by the Govt. of Assam & Published in the Assam Gazette (extraordinary) dt 29/9/05 has been recognized by the Distance Education Council, New Delhi vide letter no. DEC/Misc/07/5957 dated 03/10/07. the University grants commission vide its letter No. F.9-13/2008(CPP-I) dated 18th March, 2009 also has empowered the University to award degrees under Section 22 of UGC Act, 1956. It is the fourteenth of its kind along with IGNOU and the only state open University in the whole of NE India.

The University is recognized by the University Grants Commission and Distance Education Council, Govt. of India. The headquarters of the University is located at Housefed Complex, Last Gate, Dispur, Guwahati.

  •   To provide access to higher education to large segments of the population, particularly the disadvantaged groups such as those living in remote and rural areas including working people, housewives and other adults who wish to upgrade or acquire knowledge through studies in various fields.
  •   To provide opportunities of higher education to a larger segment of the population including those who could not pursue higher education at the appropriate time due to reasons more than one.
  •   To strengthen and diversify the degree, diploma and certificate courses related to the needs of employment and necessary for building the economy of the country on the basis of its natural and human resources.
  •   To contribute to the improvement of the educational system in the state by providing a non-formal channel, complimentary to the formal system.

Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University (KKHSOU)

The aim of the University is to develop and provide easily accessible modes of quality higher education and training with the use of the latest educational inputs and technology. Because of the inherent flexibility in terms of pace and place of learning, methods of evaluation etc, KKHSOU holds the promise of providing equalities of opportunities for higher education and bringing into its fold the deprived and denied sections of people of the state.

The very purpose of establishing this University is to promote education and to reach the unreached through the Open and Distance Learning system. The motto of the University is ‘Education Beyond Barriers’ of age, academic background and geographical boundaries.

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