Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU), Hyderabad formerly known as Andhra Pradesh Open University was established in 1982 through an Act of Andhra Pradesh State Legislature, subsequently, the University was renamed as Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University in 1991 by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The establishment of this University, the first of its kind in India, heralded an era of affirmative action on the part of the Government for providing opportunities of higher education to all sections of society and catering to the changing individual and social needs. Hence the motto of the University is Education for all.
The University 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.
Campus of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University –
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University is located on a panoramic elevated site of 53.63 acres in Jubilee Hills; the University houses impressive buildings, green lawns and tree-lined roads. The KU-Band earth station is also located in the University campus.
Why Choose Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University?
- BRAOU provides access to a large number of heterogeneous learners cutting across the differences in age, gender, location and choice of courses.
- The University innovatively designs the undergraduate curriculum as foundation courses, core courses and application-oriented courses.
- It creates a wide network of learner support systems.
- It reaches out to the unreached through multiple media including broadcast and telecast modes.
- It also enhances the interactivity of instruction through live phone-in and teleconferencing.
- The University offers courses in three mediums of instruction – English, Telugu and Urdu.
Facilities at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University –
- Class Rooms
- Computer Center
- Conference Hall
- Guest House