K. K. Handique State University, Guwahati

Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University (KKHSOU) is an initiative taken by the Government of Assam for the purpose of expanding the arena of distance education. In the year 2005, this university was established in Guwahati, Assam by the Assam Legislative Assembly under the Act XXXVII of 2005. It is the 14th Open University in the entire country and the first of its kind in the entire north-east region.


The university is recognized by the University Grants Commission as well as the Distance Education Council, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The UGC empowered it to award degrees under Section 22 of UGC Act, 1956 which are at par with those offered by all other Indian universities. Hence, the students of this university have lots of scope and opportunity in the industry, just like others

KKHSOU offers a large number of courses at various levels. Below is a list of courses offered by the university:

Graduate programmes Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Bachelor of Mass Communication (BMC)

Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA)

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Post graduate programmes Master of Arts (M.A.)

Master of Mass Communication (MMC)

Master of Computer Application (MCA) Master of Social Works (MSW)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

PG diploma programmes Mass Communication (PGDMC)

Tourism & Hospitality Management (PGDTHM)

Broadcast Journalism (PGDBJ)

Business Management (PGDBM)

Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)

Computer Applications (PGDCA)

Diploma programmes Journalism & Mass Communication (DJMC)

Hotel Management (DHM)

Creative Writing in English (DCWE)

Tourism Management (DTM)

Computer Hardware & Networking (DCHN)

Library & Information Science (DLIS)

Sanskrit Learning (DSL)

Certificate programmes Mobile Phone Repairing (CMPR)

Computer Networking (CCN)

Maintenance & Repairing of Audio-video Equipment (CMRAVE)

Maintenance & Repairing of Electronic Domestic Appliances (CMREDA)

Repair & Maintenance of Refrigeration & Air Conditioner (CRMRA)

Computer Hardware (CCH)

Computer Application (CCA)

Welding & Cutting (CWC)

Two/Three Wheeler Repairing & Maintenance (CWRM)

Electrical House Wiring (CEW)

Commercial Goat Rearing (CCGR)

Scientific Piggery Farming (CSPF)

Scientific Broiler Farming (CSBF)

Scientific Duck Farming (CSDF)

Commercial Broiler Farming (CCBF)

Scientific Layer Farming (CSLF)

Bachelor’s preparatory programme (BPP) Eligibility

18 years or above

No formal educational background