Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University (KKHSOU) is a regional open university which is existing in the state of Assam and Northeast region from the year 2006 and was established under the Act (XXXVII of 2005) by the Assam Legislative Assembly on the year 1995. It is one of the first such university of the region and is known to provide many different categories of courses and career oriented programmes. It is also one of the very good option for all those students and interested candidates who could not continue their studies in a timely manner due to various reasons and thus allows them to resume it in the most efficient way. It can also be a helpful option for working employees and professionals who finds it difficult to manage time to attend classes and hence enrollment in such open universities exempts them from attending it on a compulsory note and as such provides the provision to prepare for the examination by their own effort with the help of the study materials being provided.
One of the popular and career oriented educational programme introduced in the said Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University is the degree course on Mass Communication. The Bachelor of Mass Communication (B.M.C) is considered to have promising career prospects keeping in view of the fact that there are many such recruitment drives which are announced in Doordarshan, Radio Centers or FM Radio Stations on regular intervals in Assam and its neighboring Northeastern states of India. The career in Mass Communication provides a student with lots of opportunity to get himself a good and respectable job in different types of positions such as News Reading, News Reporting, Anchoring, Radio Jockey, Television journalism, Creative Writing, Cinematography and many other such areas of mass media.
Apart from the B.M.C. graduation course, KKSHOU has some diploma programmes too specializing in mass media such as Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication (PGDMC), Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication (DJMC) or a relevant Creative Writing in English (DCWE) course which the students can take note of to shape their career in the field of mass communication. The B.M.C. degree is of three years in duration and the examination is conducted on a yearly basis whereas the PGDMC diploma is of one year having two semesters within the said period. The DJMC and DCWE are both of one year in course duration and are conducted on a yearly basis with no semesters involved.
There are a number of study centers in Assam and Northeast which conducts the various courses available in the Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University (KKSHOU) but the availability of a particular course or programme may vary from center to center. There is a list of all the study centers available with the respective contact numbers and communication address in its official website which can be found at www.kkhsou.org and the same can be downloaded in the form of a PDF Document. You can avail all other details from the said official website or from any of the nearest KKHSOU Study Center as per your convenience and interest.