GUWAHATI, Dec 9 - The 14th foundation day of Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University (KKHSOU) will be held on December 11 through a daylong programme, according to a press release.
The foundation day lecture will be delivered by Dr Nani Gopal Mahanta, Department of Political Science, Gauhati University on the topic: �New Education Policy and Higher Education in Assam� at the NEDFi Convention Centre at 2.30 pm.
Prof Mihir Kanti Choudhury, Chief Advisor, Department of Education, Govt of Assam and former vice chancellor, Tezpur University will be the chief guest.
KKHSOU, which was established in 2006 by the Government of Assam, is the one and only state open university in North East India. In the last 14 years, around 3,70,000 learners have enrolled in the university. Even during the Covid-19 lockdown the university continued to extend its services through 302 study centres spread across different parts of Assam maintaining all protocol of social distancing.
In order to discuss the effects and challenges of the pandemic in the world of education, the university successfully organised an international online conference in April.
The daylong programme of the foundation day will start at 9.15 am with a plantation drive at the City Centre of the university at Khanapara.
According to the press release, so far the university has organised eight such lectures delivered by Prof Ranjit Kumar Dev Goswami, Prof Yogendra Narayan Bhuyan, Prof Swaraj Basu, Prof Narendra Yadav, Prof Mrinal Miri, Prof Udayon Misra, Former IAS officer Madan Prasad Bezbaruah and noted researcher of folklore Prof Birendra Nath Datta.