In the modern context of Information and Communication Technology, information is available to us both through print and electronic media. What one needs to know is where to search, how to evaluate and how to organise that information. This programme will introduce learners to the various areas of Library and Information Science that will help them gain knowledge about the developments in context of libraries and technologies. This will further generate employability in the academic and industrial sector. This diploma programme in Library and Information Science is the only programme presently available in the entire North East India.
The Diploma in Library and Information Science (DLIS) will offer a broad range of career opportunities to the learners. After successful completion of this programme, the learners will be able to go for library and information related jobs in places like museum, colleges and universities, high tech IITs NlTs, banking and industrial sectors and lots of other areas where information plays a significant role.
The Diploma in Library and Information Science (DLIS) comprises five courses including practical works and is of one year duartion. All courses are compulsory. There will be 100 marks for each course with 80 marks for Term End examination and 20 marks for Internal Assessment (assignment and viva voce) respectively.


Ph.D. & M.Phil.


PhD programme is offered by the University in regular mode as per the latest UGC guidelines.They are also to undertake course works at least for one semester.

PhD programme shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years.Admission to the Ph.D. programme will be based on performance in the written test and viva. Shortlisted candidates of the written test will have to make a presentation of their synopsis of a research proposal (format to be notified in the website) before a panel of experts. The entrance test will comprise of two parts –Part A: 50 marks MCQ based on research methodology;Part B:50 marks descriptive type.
Fee Structure for PhD Programme:

Admission Fee: Rs 20000
Course Work Fee: Rs 5000
Monthly fee: Rs 1000
Thesis Submission fee: Rs 5000
Viva voce examination fee: Rs 5000


M.Phil. programme shall be for duration of two consecutive semesters/ one year.Candidate for admission to the M.Phil programme shall have a Master’s degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with atleast 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or a equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country.
A relaxation of 5% marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer/ differently-abled) and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedure.

Fee Structure for M.Phil Programme:
Admission Fee: Rs 10000
Monthly fee: Rs 500
Viva voce examination fee: Rs 5000

PG Diploma


KKHSOU presently offers the following Post-graduate Diploma Programmes in credit based semester system. PGDBM, PGDCA, PGDMC, and PGDBJ are moduler that means each programme of a year is a module. Those who successfully complete these programmes shall be eligible for admission into the 3rd Semester of the respective Master’s programmes.

PG Diploma in Mass Communication(PGDMC)
PG Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)
PG Diploma in Broadcast Journalism (PGDBJ)
PG Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management (PGDTHM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM)
PG Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA)


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KKHSOU is priviledged to have been entrusted by the Government of Assam with the responsibility to train the untrained teachers with a Teachers’ Training Programme through the distance mode. Accordingly, the university developed the two year programme named Diploma in Elementary Education (DEl.Ed.) which came into functioning in 2012. This programme is the first of its kind in the North East of India. The curriculum of this programme has been designed with the help of experts from DEC (IGNOU), and the local experts taking into account the NCIE guidelines and National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education. After finalizing the curriculum, through several meetings and consultation, it was submitted to NCTE through SSA Mission following which NCTE had given approval to the programme. The programme comprises two years, and the in-service teachers selected / nominated / deputed by the Government of Assam (through SSA Mission) are only eligible to undertake this training programme.

BPP Programme

In the traditional universities, only 10+2 pass students are qualified to take admission intp the degree courses. As a mandate of open universities, K.K. Handiqui State Open University gives opportunity to those who have not passed 10+2 and have attained 19 years of age on 1st April of the year of admission but are desirous of undergoing higher studies. For such persons, the university offers this Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) of two-year duration to qualify themselves and to make admission into the degree programmes. Those learners who could not pursue education for various reasons but have the potential and zeal to fulfil their hidden desire of acquiring higher education can take advantage of this programme. Those who can not clear BPP programme in one sitting will be given the opportunity to clear the examinations in four attempts (within four years). However, such learners shall be required to pay the examination fees each time they appear in examination. Learners failing to pass the BPP in four attempts, shall be allowed re-admission in BPP on payment of full course fees.
* Blind learners who enroll into the BPP programme of Stream 1(BPP for BA/BMC) will be offered Education and Sociology (50 marks each, assignment 10 marks each) in lieu of Basic Mathematics in both first and second year. Assignments in Audio format can also be accepted.
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1. Educational qualification for admission to BCA is generally 10+2 pass in science. But those who have passed Higher Secondary (10+2) in Arts and Commerce and yet desire to enrol in Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) shall have to clear Stream 3 (BPP for BCA) of first year of the programme for their eligibility. It should be noted that candidates having Higher Secondary (10+2) qualifications with either Mathematics or Computer Science as one of the papers and have passed the same are eligible to take admission into BCA programme. Candidates not having passed either Mathematics or Computer Science at 10+2 stage shall have to clear first year course of Stream 3 (BPP for BCA)
2. Again, those who have already passed Higher Secondary (10+2) in Arts and desire to enroll in B.Com or BBA will have to clear Stream 2 (BPP for B.Com/BBA) of first year of the program for their eligibility.
Such learners may be directly enrolled into the BCA programme provided they simultaneously take admission in the BPP (Stream 3 courses only) in the first semester itself. Only on successful completion of the Papers of Stream 3 of BPP will they be eligible for award of certificates, diploma and degree.


Admission Informations

Admission Procedure:

1) Admission shall be through the designated Study Centres only, spread all over the state.

2) For Admission to a programme, course fee is to be paid through the Bank challan attached with the Prospectus, at any branch of State Bank of India. Application along with necessary enclosures and a copy of the challan returned by the Bank after payment is required to be submitted at the recongnised study Centres within due date. [Course fee may also be paid in the form of Bank Draft drawn in favour of Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University” and payable at Guwahati.

3)A summarised table indicating the eligibility criteria of admission into the various academic programmes offered by the Univeristy along with the relevant documents necessary to be submitted along with the application form. The Study Centre will scrutinize the application forms as per the norms and qualifications required for each programme.The Study Centre will scrutinize the application forms as per the norms and qualifications required for each programme.

4)After scrutiny, the eligible applicants will be provisionally admitted by the Study Centre.

5) Intending learners with incomplete application may be given conditional admission at the University’s discretion with the condition that required eligibility documents are to be submitted latest by the dates prescribed for the purpose. Their enrollment will be confirmed on fulfillment of the eligibility requirements. To appear in the examinations, confirmation of enrollment will be necessary.

6)All the enrolled learners will be provided with the registration number,programme guidelines and identity cards.

7)Those learners who are unable to complete the programme within the specified validity period will be required to register themselves afresh by paying the requisite fee as per the University regulations.

Continuous Admission:

1)After completion of a particular semester, a learner is required to apply for next semester simply by paying the necessary fees within one month of the last examination day of the previous Semester. Admission in subsequent semester does not depend on the results of the earlier semester. One may take admission even without appearing in previous semester examination in the next semester. Admission should be taken continuously in all a Degree, Diploma and Certificate programmes without any break. A learner will be allowed to appear in all the examinations including back papers within the stipulated time of a programme.

2) A learner is required to pay a fine of Rs 300 if he or she applies for admission to the next semester after expiry of one month but within two months from the last day of examination of the previous semester.

3) On special consideration, a learner may be allowed admission as individual admission for the next semester even beyond two months but before the issue of notification of the examination of that semester by the University on Individual application with sufficient reasons and payment of a fine of Rs 500.


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  • Master Programs
    Master of Arts (MA)
    Master of Business Administration (MBA)
     Master of Computer Application (MCA)
    Master of Science in Information Technology (M.Sc IT)
    Master of Social Works (MSW)


For admission into MBA a candidate, except the exempted one, must clear an Entrance Test. Questions in the Common Entrance Test shall be of objective type consisting of general aptitude, logical reasoning, data interpretation, general awareness and socio- economic issues.

After qualifying an Entrance Test, if a candidate for valid and accountable reasons, cannot take admission in the current session, he/ she may be allowed to enrol in the next session by the University on application. This condition applies to all programmes having an entrance test for admission, i.e. MBA.

Learners of M.A. in Political Science, Education, Sociology and Social Work are allowed to write answers in examinations in Assamese if they so desire. However, SLM for these Programmes have not been provided in Assamese language.

FEE Structure

The learners are to pay the total fee for a year in the form of Bank Journal or Draft drawn in favour of "K.K Handiqui State Open University" payable at Guwahati.Course fee will include supply of Self Learning Material,counselling session,postal charges and other unspecified costs.No Other fee will be paid to any one which is not included in the fee structure.
It has been decided that from 2015-16 session onward, exam fee will be collected along with the course fee at the time of admission in all the semesters- not only at the time of admission to the first semester.All fee are subject to revision. Revised fee shall be applicable to all learners on roll.
Admission in subsequent years] semesters should be taken within one month from the last date of the latest examination irrespective of the examination results. That means, a learner is not required to wait for the examination result for admission to the next Semester of the programme.Filling up examination forms for all examinations, especially for back papers and betterment, within due time is compulsory.

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