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GUWAHATI, Nov 30 - The first Krishna Kanta Handiqui National Award 2015 instituted by the Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University will be conferred on space scientist Prof Jitendra Nath Goswami.

Introduced this year, the Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University National Fellowship 2015 will be conferred on filmmaker Jahnu Baruah.

Announcing these new initiatives undertaken by the university, its VC Dr Hitesh Deka said these steps will reflect the social responsibility of the educational institute.

�We hope to encourage creativity, dedication and hard work with our award and fellowship,� said Dr Deka while interacting with mediapersons here today.

The national award carries Rs 5 lakh, a citation and a memento, while the fellowship, which will be given bi-annually, carries Rs 12 lakh, a citation and a memento.

The recipients will be presented with the award and fellowship on December 11 on the occasion of the foundation day celebration of the university, scheduled at the Pragjyotish ITA Centre, Machkhowa from 3 pm.

Also, in keeping with its foundation day celebration, the university will organise a music competition amongst its students. �This contest will be an annual affair in the activity calendar of the university. Every year the contest will focus on a genre or a prominent musician from Assam, and this year it will be Jyoti Sangeet,� said Dr Deka.

The competition, which will be held on December 6, will carry cash prizes and other gifts for the winners. The first prize is Rs 25,000, the second prize is Rs 15,000 and the third prize is Rs 10,000. Four consolation prizes will carry Rs 5,000 each.

On the other hand, replying to a query from mediapersons, Dr Deka said that all examination anomalies of the university would be addressed within a year. �We will take up stringent measures to streamline the examination system,� asserted Dr Deka.

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KK Handiqui varsity award, fellowship announced

GUWAHATI, Nov 30 - The first Krishna Kanta Handiqui National Award 2015 instituted by the Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University will be conferred on space scientist Prof Jitendra Nath Goswami.

Introduced this year, the Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University National Fellowship 2015 will be conferred on filmmaker Jahnu Baruah.

Announcing these new initiatives undertaken by the university, its VC Dr Hitesh Deka said these steps will reflect the social responsibility of the educational institute.

�We hope to encourage creativity, dedication and hard work with our award and fellowship,� said Dr Deka while interacting with mediapersons here today.

The national award carries Rs 5 lakh, a citation and a memento, while the fellowship, which will be given bi-annually, carries Rs 12 lakh, a citation and a memento.

The recipients will be presented with the award and fellowship on December 11 on the occasion of the foundation day celebration of the university, scheduled at the Pragjyotish ITA Centre, Machkhowa from 3 pm.

Also, in keeping with its foundation day celebration, the university will organise a music competition amongst its students. �This contest will be an annual affair in the activity calendar of the university. Every year the contest will focus on a genre or a prominent musician from Assam, and this year it will be Jyoti Sangeet,� said Dr Deka.

The competition, which will be held on December 6, will carry cash prizes and other gifts for the winners. The first prize is Rs 25,000, the second prize is Rs 15,000 and the third prize is Rs 10,000. Four consolation prizes will carry Rs 5,000 each.

On the other hand, replying to a query from mediapersons, Dr Deka said that all examination anomalies of the university would be addressed within a year. �We will take up stringent measures to streamline the examination system,� asserted Dr Deka.