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ANDHRA PRADESH Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad (State University)


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Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University
Established in Year: 1982

Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU), formerly known as Andhra Pradesh Open University, is located in the city of Hyderabad. With a wide network of 206 study centers spread throughout the state of Andhra Pradesh, the University has for its motto "Education at Your Doorstep". The University, the first of its kind in the Country was brought into being through an act of Andhra Pradesh State Legislature in August,1982.

Dr. BRAOU follows a multi-media teaching-learning approach which broadly comprises self-learning print material, supported by audio, video lessons and regular broadcast of lessons through All India Radio. From November, 1999 the University started Telecast of Video lessons through Doordarshan Regional Channel. On Sundays the University has Interactive Teleconferencing on the Regional Channel of Doordarshan.


BRAOU Offers Equal Access to Higher Education:

Open University system is flexible in terms of admission, choice of Programs, duration and age requirements, teaching methods and evaluation procedures. Thus it offers an alternative channel to those who missed the opportunities for higher education. The University caters specially to women, working people and those who want to improve their academic qualifications and professional skills. The University lays special focus on socially disadvantaged and geographically isolated people who never had access to higher education earlier.


The following are the main objectives of the University:

  • To provide educational opportunities to those students who could not take advantage of conventional institutions of higher learning.
     

  • To provide equality of educational opportunities for higher education through distance mode for a large segment of the population, including those in employment, women (including housewives) and adults who wish to upgrade their education or acquire knowledge and studies in various fields.
     

  • To provide flexibility with regard to eligibility for enrolment, age of entry, choice of Programs, methods of learning, conduct of examinations and operation of the programs.
     

  • To provide programs complementary to those of the existing Universities in the State in the field of higher learning so as to maintain the highest standards on par with the best Universities in the country.
     

  • To promote integration within the State through its policies and programs.
     

  • To offer degree Programs and non-degree certificate Programs for the benefit of the working population in various fields and for the benefit of those who wish to enrich their lives by studying subjects of cultural and aesthetic values.
     

  • To make provision for research and for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge.
     

  • To serve as a source of continuing education, consultancy and to provide equal access to knowledge and higher education.

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Under Graduation Programs
 
S.No Name of the Programme Eligibility ProgDuration
(in Years)
Min      Max
Medium of Instructions
1 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) a. Pass in Eligibility Test(E.T.) Minimum Age:18 Years 
 

(OR)

b. Pass in Intermediate or its equivalent

3
9
English, Telugu & Urdu
2 Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) --do--
3
9
English & Telugu
3 Bachelor of Science(B.Sc.) a. Intermediate with Science
 

(OR)

b. One year work experience in any Science & Technology Organisation

3
9
English, Telugu & Urdu


Post Graduation Programs
 
S.No Name of the Programme Eligibility ProgDuration
(in Years)
Min. Max.
Medium of Instructions
1 Master of Arts M.A. (History)
Bachelor's Degree in any subject
2
6
Telugu
2 Master of Arts M.A. (Economics)
Bachelor's Degree with Economics
2
6
Telugu
3 Master of Arts M.A.(Polotical Science)
Bachelor's Degree in any subject
2
6
Telugu
4 Master of Arts M.A.(Public Administration)
Bachelor's Degree in any subject
2
6
Telugu
5 Master of Arts M.A.(Sociology)
Bachelor's Degree in any subject
2
6
Telugu
6 Master of Arts M.A.(English)
Bachelor's Degree in any subject
2
6
English
7 Master of Arts M.A.(Telugu)
Any Graduate with Telugu Second language
2
6
Telugu
8 Master of Arts M.A.(Hindi)
Any Graduate with Hindi Second Language or Hindi Exams which are recognised or equivalent to B.A. by State/Central such as Hindi Vidwan,Basha, Praveen etc.
2
6
Hindi
9 Master of Arts M.A.(Urdu)
Graduate with Urdu as Second Language
2
6
Urdu
10 Master of Commerce(M.Com.)
Bachelor's Degree in Commerce/BBA/BBM/B.A.
(Commerce)
2
6
English
11 Master of Sciences M.Sc.(Mathematics)
Bachelor's Degree with Mathematics
2
6
English
12 M.Sc (Botany)
B.Sc Degree with Botany or one 
of the Subject or its equivalent
2
6
English
13 M.Sc (Chemistry)
B.Sc Degree with Chemistry or one
of the Subject or its equivalent
2
6
English
14 M.Sc (Environmental Sciences)
Degree Subject in any Discipline of Science or its equivalent Admissions 
on Merit basis
2
6
English
15 M.Sc (Physics)
B.Sc Degree with Physics and Mathematics
2
6
English
16 M.Sc (Zoology)
B.Sc Degree with Zoology as one 
of the Subject or its equivalent
2
6
English
17 M.Sc (Psychology)
Bachelor's degree in any discipline recognised by UGC based on Merit
2
6
English
18 Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)
BA/B.Sc/B.Com B.Sc. Home Science/BCA/BBM/BBA from any University recognised by UGC & Minimum 2 years Teaching experience 
at the time of admissions as a full time regular teacher or as a Temporary 
teacher in any Primary/Middle/High 
School recognised by State/Central/Govt/Union Territory
2
4
Telugu
19 Bachelor of Education B.Ed(Special Education)
Indian Citizen of A.P. BA/B.Com/B.Sc(Home Sci)/BCA/BBA/B.O.L. Admission by Entrance test
2
4
English & Telugu
20 Master of Education(M.Ed)
Admission by Entrance Test Indian 
Citizen residing in AP 55% Aggregate Marks in B.Ed/B.EI/Ed. Two years Experience as Teachers/Administrators
2
4
English
21 Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA)
Admission through ICET (Common Entrance Test)
3
9
English
22 MBA(Health Care Management)In collaboration with Apollo Hospitals Educational Research Foundation (AHERF) Hyderabad.
Any Graduate - Medical/Non Medical other than Oriental Languages & fine
Arts from a recognised University with 50% marks.Test followed by Group Discussion and Interview
2 yrs over 4 Semesters of Theory & Practicals Entrance
English

Diplomas Programs
 
S.No Name of the Programme
Eligibility
Prog Duration
(in Years)
Min.         Max.
Medium of Instructions
1 Bachelor Degree in Library & Information Science(BLISc)
a.Bachelor's Degree in any subject b.Work Experience in Library
1
3
English
2 Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations (BPR)
a. Bachelor's Degree in any subject
b. Preference to PROs,Journalists,Media unit of State/Central Govt.,Advertising Agencies,etc.
1
3
English
3 P.G. Diploma in Marketing Management(PGDMM)
Bachelor's Degree in any subject
1
3
English
4 P.G. Diploma in Business Finance(PGDBF)
Bachelor's Degree in any subject
1
3
English
5 P.G. Diploma in Environmental Studies(PGDES)
Bachelor's Degree in any subject
1
3
English
6 P.G. Diploma in Writing for Mass Media in Telugu(PGDWMMT)
a.Bachelor's Degree in any subject
 

(OR)

b. Intermediate with 3 years experience in Mass Media

1
3
Telugu
7 P.G. Diploma in Human Rights(PGDHR)
Bachelor's Degree in any subject
1
3
Telugu
8 P.G. Diploma in Women's Studies(PGDWS)
Bachelor's Degree in any subject
1
3
English
9 P.G. Diploma in Preventive & Promotive Health Care
Graduation
1
-
English
10 P.G. Diploma in Holistic Health
Graduation
1
-
English
11 P.G. Diploma in Wellness Mgmt.
Graduation
1
-
English
12 Certificate Program in Food & Nutrition(CPFN)
a. No formal academic requirement
b. Minimum age: 18 Years
6months 18months Telugu & Urdu
13 Certificate Programmmes: Motor Insurance Fire Insurance Medical Insurance Life Insurance & Pension Plg.
Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent with 50% Marks (Other than Oriental & Fine Arts). Admission based on Merit
6 months -do- -do- -do-

-
-
-
-
-

English
14 Master's Degree in Library & Information Science (MLISc)
BLISc Degree (40% and above)
1
3
English



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Postal Address:

Dr.B.R. AMBEDKAR OPEN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
Prof. G. Ram Reddy Marg, Road No. 46
Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad - 500 033. A.P.

EPBX No's: +91 040 23680000 (25 lines)

Fax No's : +91 040 23544830

City Bus Services:
From Secunderabad:47E,49E
From Koti:127A
From Nampally:19A
From Dilsuknagar:127A
From K.P.H.B:19A
From Uppal:10U/47U,113E/AU
From Patancheru:223Y
From ECIL:37/49E
From Ramnagar:190/AU

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