Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU), formerly known as Andhra
Pradesh Open University, is located in the city of Hyderabad. The
University functions through a network of 117 Centres located in
Hyderabad and Secunderabad and other cities of Andhra Pradesh. There are
around 70000 students who pass out from this university every year.
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
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.
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