09-11-2014, 02:49 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 has the theme "Education at your door." The University, the first of its kind in the country was brought into being through an act of the legislature of the state of Andhra Pradesh in August 1982.
Dr. Braou follows an approach to teaching and learning multimedia broadly comprises self-learning print run lessons supported by audio, video lessons and regular broadcast through All India Radio. Since November 1999 the University began classes Video transmission through Doordarshan Regional Channel. On Sunday, the University has Interactive Teleconferencing on the Regional Channel of Doordarshan.
Braou provides 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. Therefore 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 places special emphasis on socially disadvantaged and geographically isolated people who never had access to higher education before.