KKHSOU is established under the provision of the Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University, Act' 2005 enacted by the State Legislature of Assam & published in the Assam Gazette (extraordinary) dt 29/9/05 and this university is recognized by the Distance Education Council, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. Degrees awarded by the University will be at par with degrees awarded by any other universities for the purpose of job/higher studies.