Dr. B R Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad

Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU) was the first Open University to be established in the country in August 1982, due to a bill passed by the Andhra Pradesh State Legislature.

Previously known as the Andhra Pradesh Open University, it is located in the city of Hyderabad.

Proving its motto of “education at your doorstep” it has a large network of about 150 study centers all over Andhra Pradesh.

BRAOU provides its students with printed material accompanied by audio/video lessons. It also broadcasts its lessons through AIR and Doordarshan's local channel. The facility of interactive telecommunication is provided by BRAOU, even on Sundays.

The Study Centers of BRAOU are categorized into PG study centers, regional study centers, Twin Cities Centers and District Centers. There are about 13 PG study centers. 7 study centers are meant exclusively for women, while 2 study centers are located in the central prison to cater to the educational needs of the prisoners. The study centers provide services regarding

  1. Administration

  2. Tutorial and Counseling

  3. Information Services

  4. Library Services

Courses at BRAOU

The Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University provides courses at certificate, Bachelor's degree, PG, and research level. It also offers few professional courses.

Research Programs at BRAOU

  1. PhD in Development Studies

  2. MPhil in Development Studies

  3. Master's Degree Programs at BRAOU

  4. Master's Degree in History

  5. Master's Degree in English

  6. Master's Degree in Economics

  7. Master's Degree in Public Administration

  8. Master's Degree in Political Science

  9. Master's Degree in Mathematics

  10. Master's Degree in Business Administration

  11. Master's Degree in Library Science

  12. Master's Degree in Mathematics and Applied Maths

  13. Bachelor's Degree Programs at BRAOU

  14. Bachelor's Degree in Arts

  15. Bachelor's Degree in Commerce

  16. Bachelor's Degree in Science

  17. Bachelor's Degree in Library & Information Science

  18. Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations

  19. Bachelor's Degree in Hotel Management

PG Programs offered at BRAOU

  1. Marketing

  2. Business Finance

  3. Environmental

  4. Writing for Mass Media

  5. Human Rights

  6. Women studies

  7. Professional Courses at BRAOU

  8. Business Administration

  9. Library and Information science

Certificate Courses offered at BRAOU

  1. Certificate in Food and Nutrition

  2. Certificate in English Communication

According to the norms of open universities, the criteria for eligibility, admission, choice of course, methods of teaching and evaluation are quite flexible. This requisites provide opportunities to those who could not pursue higher studies due to unavoidable reasons.

BRAOU Contact Details

Dr Ambedkar Open University