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Dr B R Ambedkar Open University BRAOU, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Dr B R Ambedkar Open University BRAOU, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Address:Prof G Ram Reddy Marg, Road No.46, Jubilee Hills
Hyderabad (District Hyderabad)
Andhra Pradesh, India
Dr B R Ambedkar Open University BRAOU, Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh is a University recognised by UGC. Status: State University.
Dr B R Ambedkar Open University BRAOU, Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh is also known as Andhra Pradesh Open University.
Dr B R Ambedkar Open University BRAOU, Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 26th August, 1982.
Dr B R Ambedkar Open University BRAOU, Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh is situated in Hyderabad of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Hyderabad comes under Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Tehsil, Hyderabad District.
Fax # of Dr B R Ambedkar Open University BRAOU, Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh is +91-40-23544830, 23548433.
Website of Dr B R Ambedkar Open University BRAOU, Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh is www.braou.ac.in.
Vice Chancellor : Prof OR Reddy, Telephone: +91-40-23544910, Fax: 040- 23544830.
Registrar : Prof B Sunder Rao, Telephone: +91-40 ï¿½ 23548270, Fax: 040- 23548433.
Contact Details of Dr B R Ambedkar Open University BRAOU, Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh are : Telephone: +91-40-23680211, 27963627, 2368000
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HistoryAndhra Pradesh Open University, also known as Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University, is a public university in the city of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. It was established in August, 1982 by Act of the State Legislature. The University was inaugurated by the then President of India.The University was renamed as "Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University" on 24October 1991 after the Architect of the Indian Constitution Dr BhimraoRamji Ambedkar on the occasion of his Birth Centenary.The principal aim of the Univ is to provide an opportunity to those who arenot in a position to avail themselves of the facilities for highereducation through regular on-campus study at conventional colleges/universities. It adopts a flexible approach to eligibility, age of entry,choice of courses, method of learning, conduct of exams and operation ofeducational programmes.The Univ makes use of a variety of learning media including Radio, TV,film, audio cassette and the printed study material, besides arrangingcontact and counselling programmes and Sc Practicals which makes for thetraditional teacher-student interaction. The University functions through anetwork of 117 Study Centres located in the twin-cities of Hyderabad andSecunderabad and all the districts of the State. The Study Centres arelocated in selected colleges throughout the State from which they drawtheir counselling staff who are experienced members of their teachingstaff. The students receive guidance and counselling from the Counsellorsat the Study Centres. The BSc students are expected to complete 30practicals in each subject at the StudyCentre. Students Enrollment (1999-2000) 63,046 (Men 43,276, Women 19,770).
Functions and CampusOpen University system is flexible in terms of admission, choice of courses, 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.
Located on a panoramic, elevated site of 53.63 acres (217,000 m2) in Jubilee Hills, the University has impressive buildings, green lawns and tree-lined roads that enhance the scenic beauty of the rocks all around. The campus has the Administrative and Support Services Block, the Grade building, Academic Branch and Library building, Study Material House, an extensive Open Plaza, a Conference Hall, and an Auditorium named after Late Sri Bhavanam Venkatram, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh who was instrumental in establishing this University. There are laboratories in the Science Faculty for providing hands on training to Science Students of Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Botany, and Zoology. The Science Practicals hereafter will be conducted at the Newly constructed Science and Technology Multi Functional Lab (STML) building at the Campus all under one roof. The Narla Memorial Library is also housed in the Academic Building. A Multimedia Lab, Two Synergy Halls, a well-furnished Faculty Room and a Language Lab have also been set up in the Academic Building. All the buildings on the campus are linked by the LAN facility.
Profile of the UniversityDr.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.
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Certificates at Successive Convocations
Introduction of the UniversityThe University, initially known as Andhra Pradesh Open University, came into being on 26th August 1982 through an Act of Andhra Pradesh State Legislature (APOU Act, 1982), Subsequently, the University was renamed as Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University on 7th December 1991 by the Government of Andhra Pradesh (APOU Act, 1992). 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.
In 1983, the University started functioning with a modest learner enrolment of 6,321 and 22 Study Centres. Since then there has been a steady growth in intake and an increase in the number of Study Centres. In 2001 the enrolment is about 1 lakh and the number of Study Centres have increased to 137. The total number of students on rolls in all the programs is about 4,50,000. Now the total study centres increased upto 200.
Lacking back at the achievements of the University during the last two decades, it has brought legitimacy to the Open Learning system by maintaining:
Quality of the learning materials
Wide network of delivery systems
Validity of testing and evaluation processes and Equivalence of contest and form of its programs.
The University has carved a niche for itself in the field of open learning by
Providing access to a large number of heterogeneous learners cutting across the differences in age, gender, location and choice of courses
Innovatively designing the undergraduate curriculum as Foundation Courses, Core courses and Application-oriented courses
Creating a wide network of learner support systems
Reaching out to the unreached through multiple media including broadcast and telecast modes
Enhancing the interactivity of instruction through live phone-in and teleconferencing
Offering courses in three mediums of instruction - English, Telugu and Urdu
Giving hands on training in laboratory practice for Science and Technology Courses
Widening access to Research, Post-graduate, P.G. Diploma, Undergraduate, Certificate and professional programs through the distance mode.
Year of Rededication - 2001
Two decades ago when the first Open University was established in India, the concern of the pioneers of the open system of education were focused around the question 'Why Open Learning?' Their efforts were mainly centered on justifying the innovations in instructional methods, flexibility in entry requirement, needs of diverse client groups.
Today as we stand at the threshold of the twenty first year of the existence of this University, the question ' Why open learning' is neither necessary nor relevant. The focus has shifted from 'Why' to 'How' and 'What'. The University, through its own experiences and experimentation has innovated and standardized the teaching learning practices and provided quality education, which is accepted by peer academics and prospective employers. It is necessary now to further enhance the quality of the learning material and promote system-based research. The system administration too needs to be made more responsive and pro-active. It is also a time for sharing of experiences and academic debate on the paths to be taken in the future.
Now is the time for retrospection and rededication to the goals of the institution. The University has identified the year 2001 as the Year of Rededication of the course of Open Learning.
Located on a panoramic elevated site of 53.63 acres in Jubilee Hills, the University houses impressive buildings, green lawns and tree-lined roads. In addition to the Administrative, Student Support Services, Academic and AVPRC buildings, the campus has an extensive Plaza, a Conference Hall, an Auditorium and GRADE cum Guesthouse. The KU-Band earth station is also located in the University campus.
The present campus has scope for application of new technologies in distance education and for inter-linking of its local areas through Local Area Network (LAN) and Campus and Study Centres through Wide Area Network (WAN). The State Bank of Hyderabad has a branch of the campus.
DeansFaculty of Arts Prof. K.S. Ramana
Professor of Telugu Ph:23541389
Faculty of Social Sciences Prof. E. Sudha Rani
Professor of History Ph:23541387
Faculty of Sciences Prof. S.V. Rajasekhar Reddy
Professor of Geology Ph:23541375
Faculty of Commerce Prof. A Sudhakar
Professor of Commerce Ph:23541383
Faculty of Education Prof. C. Raja Mouli
Professor of Education Ph:23541691
Colleges affiliated with this UniversityTotal number of colleges affiliated with this University = 0
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