The University
The Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University, first of its kind in the entire North East and fourteenth amongst the Open universities in India was established by the Assam Legislative Assembly by an Act (XXXVII of 2005) in 1995. The Act received the assent from the Governor on 7th September, 2005. The University formally started functioning from December 11, 2006 after Professor Srinath Baruah, Professor in Economics, Gauhati University assumed office as its First Vice-Chancellor. Subsequently, the University declared July 20th, the birth day of Krishna Kanta Handiqui after whom the University was named, as its Foundation Day.

The headquarter of the University is Guwahati and its jurisdiction covers the whole of the state of Assam and beyond, as may be necessary, for the purpose of extending distance education. The University presently functions from its temporary office located at the Housefed Complex, Last gate, Dispur, Guwahati-6.

Background
‘If India was the jewel in the Crown of British Empire, the remote North-East of that country is the Hidden Jewel’ so said Tony Howard describing the natural beauty of the states of the North East which has earned for itself the sobriquet of the Eight Sisters. [More...]
About Krishna Kanta Handiqui
The Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University is named to honour the illustrious Pundit and Scholar Krishna Kanta Handiqui and his contribution to the state in the field of education. [More...]
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