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Distance Education in Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Open University

Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Open University is known as Andhra Pradesh Open University.This University includes 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.

This University 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.

Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Open University offers the following courses:

Diploma Programmes:

Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM) - Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree in any subject

Business Finance (PGDBF) - Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree in any subject

Writing Mass Media in Telugu (PGDWMMT) - Eligibility: a. Bachelor's Degree in any subject, b. Intermediate with 3 years mass media exp.

Environmental Studies (PGDES) - Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree in any subject.

Human Rights (PGDHR) - Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree in any Subject

Women Studies (PGDWS) - Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree in any subject

Women Studies (PGDWS) - Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree in any subject


Masters Programmes

M.A. Economics - Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree in any Economics

M.A. History - Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree in any subject

M.A. Political Science - Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree in any subject

M.A. in Public Administration - Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree in any subject

M/Sc. in Mathematics and Applied Maths - Eligibility: B.Sc Maths Degree (40% and above)

M.A. in English - Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree in any subject

M.Com - Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree in Commerce / BBA / BBM / B.A.(Commerce)


Professional Programmes (Post Bachelor's Level)

Master of Business Administration - (English Medium: 1993)

Master's in Library and Information Science - (English Medium: 1998)

Bachelor's in Library and Information Science - (English Medium: 1985)

Bachelor's in Public Relations - (English Medium: 1993}

Bachelor's in Hotel Management - (English Medium: 2004) Masters in Business Administration (MBA) MBA (Integrated Common Entrance Test)

Masters in Library and Information Science (MLISc) - Eligibility: BLISc Degree (40% and above)

Bachelor's in Library and Information Science (BLISc) - Eligibility: a. Bachelor's Degree in any subject, b. Work experience in Library

Bachelor's in Public Relations (BPR) - Eligibility: a. Bachelor's Degree in any subject, b. Preference to PRO's, journalist, media unit of State/Central Govt., advertising agencies, etc

Bachelor's in Hotel Management (BHM) - Eligibility: a. Intermediate or equivalent qualification or, b. XII Standard Certificate (i.e.CBSE, ICSE etc.) or, c. Ployte^hnic Diploma in any branch, d. Admission shall be based on (i) Entrance Test conducted by the University, (ii) Group Discussion  and, (iii) Personal Interview


Certificate Programmes:

a. No formal academic requirement

b. Minimum age 18 years

Certificate Program In English Communication (CPEC) - Eligibility: Pass in Class X with English as Second Language for atleast 5 years and must be 18 years and above.


Bachelor's Degree Programmes

Bachelor of Arts - (Telugu and English Medium: 1983, Urdu Medium:1995) Bachelor of Commerce - (Telugu and English Medium: 1983, Urdu Medium:1996) Bachelor of Science - (Telugu and English Medium: 1983, Urdu Medium:1996) Bachelor of Arts (B.A).

a. Through Eligibility Test*- Minimum Age 18 years

b. Direct Admission - Pass in Intermediate or equivalent.

Bachelor of Commerce (B.COM)

a. Through Eligibility Test. Minimum Age 18 years

b. Direct Admission: Pass in Intermediate or equivalent

Bachelor of Sciences (B.Sc)

a. Intermediate with Science.

b. 50% & above marks in Foundation Programs in Science & Technology.

c. One year Work Experience in Govt/Quasi Govt, or Scientific Orgs.

M.Phil  in Development Studies (M.Phil)

a. Pass in Entrance test

b. Master's Degree with Second division in Social Sciences or Allied disciplines

Ph.D in Develpoment Studies (Ph.D) - Eligibility: M.Phil. Degree or 60% Marks in MPhil Part-I or Master's Degree with Second division with atleast two Research Publications.


Medium of instruction/Examination: English/Telugu.

Notification/Last date: November for BA/BCom/BSc courses, January for BLISc/ P.G. Diplomas, February for MPhil & PhD, May for MBA/MA/MSc course.

Prospectus with application form can be had from any of the University/ Study Centres in the State on the payment of requisite charges.

Also offers 1-year P.G Diploma in Holistic Health, PG Diploma in Wellness Management in Collaboration with Apollo Hospitals Educational & Research Foundation.

For any further details/clarification you may contact the Director at the mentioned address:

Prof. G. Ram Reddy Marg, Road No. 46 Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad 500033 (A.P.) Ph 040- 23546271 / 23546272 / 23546616 / 23544771, Fax 040- 23544830 Website- www.braou.ac.in

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