Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University (KKHSOU) is a State University established under the provision of the KKHSOU, Act 2005; enacted by the Govt. of Assam and has been recognized by the Distance Education Bureau, New Delhi (formerly Distance Education Council, UGC). The headquarters of the University is located at Patgaon, Rani, Guwahati.
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.
The K. K. Handiqui State Open University has been providing Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in various subjects since 2008. It includes Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Computer Application. Apart from these graduate programs, 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 program of the University includes Journalism & Mass Communication, Creative Writing in English, Computer Hardware and Networking, Library and Information Science and Sanskrit Learning.