09-11-2014, 03:00 PM
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 motto "Education at your doorstep". University, first of its kind in the country were brought to be 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 Doordarshan.
Braou provide equal access to higher education:
Open University's flexible admission, choice of Programs, duration and age, teaching methods and evaluation procedures. This offers an alternative channel to those who missed the opportunities for higher education. The University caters specially to women, and people who want to improve their academic qualifications and professional skills. University lays special focus on socially disadvantaged and geographically isolated people who never had access to higher education earlier.