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July 20, 2009

KK Handique open varsity to launch 5 new diploma courses

Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, July 20 – The Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University (KKHSOU), which has increased its study centres to 157, will introduce five new diploma courses in various disciplines by October this year. This was announced by the VC of KKHSOU Prof Srinath Baruah on Monday while welcoming the dignitaries to the third foundation day lecture of the university held at the Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture here.

It may be mentioned here that the university, which was opened with the objective of making higher education accessible to all sections of the society, has announced a number of PG diploma, diploma and certificate programmes in Mass Communication, Broadcast Journalism, Tourism, Hospitality Management, etc., besides research activities.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who delivered the inaugural address, said that the State has accorded topmost priority to education and particularly job oriented education and asserted that in view of the changing times it was necessary to bring reforms in the education sector.

Gogoi, who lauded the role of KKHSOU in taking higher education within the reach of everyone stressed the need for changing the syllabus and teaching methodology in keeping with the global changes.

Gogoi further said that subjects of humanities should also be given due importance and pointed out that a knowledge and value-based society could be built only on the foundation of education.

The biennial newsletter of KKHSOU, Horizon, was released on the occasion by Prof AC Bhagawati, former VC, Arunachal University.

The foundation day lecture on the topic, “Open distributed technology enhanced learning – a unified e-learning framework for open and conventional university education programmes” was delivered by Prof KR Srivathsan, Pro VC, Indira Gandhi National Open University. SOURCE: ASSAM TRIBUNE

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