09-11-2014, 03:17 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 for its motto "Education at Your Home". 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-learning media that includes largely self-learning print material, supported by audio lessons, video lessons and regular broadcast through All India Radio. Since November 1999, the University began televising of Video lessons 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. Thus it offers an alternative channel to those who missed the opportunities for higher education. The University is especially suitable for women, working people and those who want to improve their academic qualifications and professional skills. The University pays particular attention to socially disadvantaged and geographically isolated areas who have not had access to higher education earlier.