Education is what holds a society together. In everyday language, “education” means any act or experience that shapes a person’s mind, character, or physical skills. In line with the goal of building a society based on knowledge, Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University was set up to offer quality higher education through Open and Distance Learning to parts of society that had not been reached before.
The KKHSOU was created by the KKHSOU Act of 2005, passed by the government of Assam, and published in the Assam Gazette (extraordinary) on September 29, 2005. The KKHSOU has been recognized by the Former Distance Education Council, New Delhi (now DEB, UGC), in a letter dated October 3, 2007. Under Section 22 of the UGC Act, 1956, the University Grants Commission, in a letter dated March 18, 2009, and numbered F.9-13/2008(CPP-I), gave the University permission to give degrees. Along with IGNOU, it is the fourteenth of its kind and the only state Open University in Northeast India. Patgaon, Rani, Guwahati is where the University’s main office is. Prof. Srinath Baruah, who used to be a professor in the Economics Department at Gauhati University, became the Vice-Chancellor of this University. This is when the University started to work.
The University was set up to spread education to people who couldn’t get it before. It does this through the Open and Distance Learning System. The motto of the University is “Education Beyond Barriers,” which refers to age, academic background, and location.
The main goal of the university is to create and offer easy-to-get-to ways of getting high-quality higher education and training by using the latest educational tools and technology. The University has the potential to give everyone the same chances to get a higher education because of how flexible it is in terms of how fast and where you learn, how you are graded, etc. It can also bring in people who haven’t been able to get a higher education before.
The University’s programs are set up to help all the students in the area get an education.
The university’s course plans are the same as the ones in the national curriculum. Along with traditional programs, the University also offers a number of professional Certificate and Diploma programs so that students who are already enrolled in colleges and other schools in the state can take extra classes at the same time as their regular classes.
Since 2008, Bachelor’s Degree Programmes have been available. Bachelor’s Programs include a B.A., Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce, and Bachelor of Computer Application.
In addition to these graduate programs, the University also offers Post Graduate Diploma Programs in Computer Application, Business Management, Broadcast Journalism, Mass Communication, and Human Resource Management.
Journalism and Mass Communication, Creative Writing in English, Computer Hardware and Networking, Library and Information Science, and Learning Sanskrit are some of the other Diploma programs offered by the University.
In order to train people to be entrepreneurs in vocational fields, the university has started Certificate programs in Nursery Management, Tea Cultivation and Plantation Management, Security Personnel Skills, and Counseling Skills.
The University has been putting a lot of effort into advertising and letting people know about these programs. Along with ads in newspapers, the University also put out a good number of ads on radio and TV.