Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University

Education is the backbone of a society. In common parlance education is any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character or physical ability of an individual. In continuing with the aim of building a knowledge based society, Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University was established to providing quality higher education through the Open and Distance Learning to reach the unreached section 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 Former Distance Education Council, New Delhi (now DEB,UGC) 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 headquarters of the University is located at Patgaon,Rani,Guwahati. The University started functioning with the joining of Prof. Srinath Baruah, former Professor, Deptt. of Economics, Gauhati University, as the Vice-Chancellor of this University.

Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University

Phone No

+91 - 0361-2235971/2234964
0361 -2235398
+91 - 0361-2235971/2234964
0361 -2235398


Headquarters: Patgaon, Rani. Guwahati- 781017. Assam
City Office: NH 37,Resham Nagar, Khanapara, Near Bodoland Guest House, Guwahati-781022



Professor Kandarpa Das

Vice Chancellor


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Guwahati, Assam, India


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