Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University is one of the pioneer open universities in the Indian education system. The other name for Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University is Andhra Pradesh Open University. The University is located in the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad. Established in August 1982, Andhra Pradesh Open University was inaugurated by the Indian President. Later on, in 1991, the university was renamed Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University.

The flexible approach of distance learning attracts large numbers of students. Particularly like the rest open universities, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University also offers correspondence courses and because of that, the professionals and those who have already entered the job market are highly benefited.

A variety of learning methods are used by this Indian Open University. There are certain media like radio, TV, internet, films, video cassettes and many more accessed by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University as a part of their learning equipment. Besides, the university provides hard copies of study materials and assignments. The faculty of this university is advanced. Many celebrated professionals and scholars are attached with the faculties of this Indian Open University.

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University offers graduation, post graduation and diploma courses. There are around 70,000 approx. students, enrolled with this University

Name of the Institution Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University
Type of Institution Public
Location Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Ownership Government
Courses Offered B.A, B.Com, B.Sc, B.Ed, M.A, M.Com, M.Sc, MBA, M.Ed

Diploma & PG Diploma in:

  • Human Rights
  • Writing for Mass Media in Telugu
  • Holistic Health
  • Women’s Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Wellness Management
  • Business Finance
  • Preventive & Promotive Health Care
  • Culture, Heritage and Tourism

Certificate Courses in:

  • Insurance
  • Food and Nutrition
  • NGO Management
  • Literacy and Community Development
Departments/ Branches
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Commerce
  • Science
  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Library and Information Science
  • Public Relations
Admission Procedure In some courses, admissions are based on the applicants’ performance in the entrance tests. The application forms will be made available from the official website of the university and from the campus itself and should be submitted either personally or through post. The university begins selling the application forms usually in the month of July.
Fee Structure  

  • Bachelors – Tuition Fees: INR 3,600 – INR 5,000 (Total)
  • Masters – Tuition Fees: INR 2,900 – INR 10,000 (per annum)
  • Diploma/PG Diploma/Certificate: Tuition Fees: INR 550 – INR 17,000 (per annum)
Eligibility Criteria
  • B.A – The applicants need to pass their 10+2 examinations and the entrance test.
  • B.Com – 10+2 and entrance examination.
  • B.Sc – 10+2 with Science. Work experience of more than 1 year in any organization related to science and technology.
  • M.A – Bachelors in any field.
  • M.Com – B.Com/BBM/BBA.
  • M.Sc – B.Sc degree in the relevant subject in which admission is sought.
  • MBA – Bachelors in any field with a minimum of 50% marks from a recognized university. The applicants will have to appear for a test and a subsequent group discussion and interview session.
  • Diploma/PG Diploma/Certificate: Graduation
Established in the Year The university was established in the year 1982.
Website http://www.braou.ac.in/
Facts & Figures
  • The university has 206 study centers that are spread across the state of Andhra Pradesh. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University began telecasting its video lessons in the year 1999.
  • The university was renamed in the year 1991 by the state government.
Events Convocations, national and internal seminars