Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University

Dhamdhama Anchalik College study center

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.

The University was established with the purpose of promoting education to reach the unreached through the Open and Distance Learning System, with the motto of the University ‘Education Beyond Barriers’ of age, academic background and geographical boundaries.

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

The programmes of the University are so designed that it can spread education to all the learners of the region.The course structures of the university have been designed at par with the national curriculum. Along with the traditional programmes, the University offers various professional Certificate and Diploma programmes to enable the already enrolled students in various colleges and educational institutions of the state to pursue add-on studies simultaneously with their regular courses.

From the year 2008, the Bachelor’s Degree Programmes are being offered.The Bachelor's Programmes include B.A., Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Computer Application.

Apart from these graduate programmes, the University is offering Post Graduate Diploma Programmes in the area of Computer Application, Business Management, Broadcast Journalism, Mass Communication and Human Resource Management .

Other Diploma programme of the University include Journalism & Mass Communication, Creative Writing in English, Computer Hardware and Networking, Library and Information Science and Sanskrit Learning.

To create entrepreneurs in the vocational areas, the university has taken a step to make the learners trained in the specialized areas by introducing Certificate programmes in Nursery Management, Tea Cultivation and Plantation Management, Security Personnel and Counsellings Skills.

Programmes offer by Dhamdhama Anchalik College study center

1. Bachelor Preparatory Programme

2. Bachelor of Arts

3. Bachelor of Computer Application (Modular Courses)

4. Master of Arts in Assamese

5. Master of Arts in Political Science

6. BMC

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