Dr B R Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU)

Formerly known as Andhra Pradesh Open University, Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU) offers higher education catering to students of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The University which was set up on 26th August 1982, received its present name on  26th October, 1991.  Open University has helped a lot of people like women who could not continue higher education, unskilled labourers, jawans and prison inmates. BRAOU  offers that excellent opportunity to all to help complete their education.

The University has more than 213 study centres spread across both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, including 23 regional co-ordination centres and 14 centres for women. Even prison inmates under life sentence can enroll themselves as students and pursue education through exclusive study centres at Central Prison - Cherlapally, Warangal, Rajahmundry, Visakhapatnam, Kadapa and Nellore.

Over the years the University has achieved the following success:
  • Providing access to higher education to a large number of non-formal learners 
  • Designing scientifically approved courses 
  • Producing quality materials for interactive learning in Telugu, English and Urdu
  • Widening access to research, postgraduate and professional programmes through the distance mode
  • Providing hands on training for laboratory practice in Science and Technology Courses
  • Using multiple modes of instruction - both print and electronic

Faculties of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Open University

Faculty of Arts
  • Department of English
  • Department of Telugu Studies
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of Urdu
Faculty of Commerce
  • Department of Business Management
  • Department of Commerce
Faculty of Education
  • Department of Education
Faculty of Sciences
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Geology
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Zoology
Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Public Administration
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of History
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Library and Information Sciences
  • Department of Distance Education

Programmes in Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Open University

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Master of Arts M.A. (History)
  • Master of Arts M.A. (Economics)
  • Master of Arts M.A. (Political Science)
  • Master of Arts M.A. (Public Administration)
  • Master of Arts M.A. (Sociology)
  • Master of Arts M.A. (English)
  • Master of Arts M.A. (Telugu)
  • Master of Arts M.A. (Hindi)
  • Master of Arts M.A. (Urdu)
  • Master of Commerce (M.Com.)
  • Master of Sciences M.Sc (Mathematics)
  • Master of Sciences M.Sc (Applied Mathematics)
  • M.Sc (Botany)
  • M.Sc (Chemistry)
  • M.Sc (Environmental Sciences)
  • M.Sc (Physics)
  • M.Sc (Zoology)
  • M.Sc (Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)
  • Bachelor of Education (Special Education)
  • Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA)
  • MBA (Hospital & Health Care Management) In collaboration with Apollo Hospitals Educational Research Foundation (AHERF) Hyderabad.
BEd Admission

For admission to B.Ed programme, B.Ed Entrance Test is conducted. It consists of 100 MCQs for 100 marks. 25 marks for English Comprehension and 25 & 50 marks for Telugu Proficiency and Mental Ability respectively.  B.Ed Test for Special Education will consist 40 marks for English Comprehension and 60 marks for Mental Ability & Reasoning.


Any Graduate - Medical/Non-Medical other than Oriental Languages & Fine Arts from a recognized University with 50% marks are allowed to seek admission to MBA Programme.There is a test followed by Group Discussion and Interview.

Master's Degree in Library & Information Science (MLISc)
  • BLISc Degree (40% and above)
  • Bachelor Degree in Library & Information Science (BLISc)
  • Bachelor's Degree in any subject with Work Experience in Library 
  • Graduate with DLISc/CLISc 
  • 50% Marks in Graduation 
P.G. Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)
Bachelor's Degree in any subject

P.G. Diploma in Business Finance (PGDBF)
Bachelor's Degree in any subject

P.G. Diploma in Environmental Studies (PGDES)
Bachelor's Degree in any subject

P.G. Diploma in Writing for Mass Media in Telugu (PGDWMMT)
Bachelor's Degree in any subject (OR) b. Intermediate with 3 years experience in Mass Media

Certificate Program in Food & Nutrition (CPFN)
No formal academic requirement b. Minimum age: 18 Years

PG Dip.in Culture and Heritage Tourism (PGDCHT)
Bachelors Degree in any discipline from U.G.C recognized Universities.

Certificate Programme in N.G.O. Management
Inter + 3 years experience in any Private Organizations

Certificate Programme in Early Childhood Care & Education (CECE)
Pass in Intermediate


Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University invites applications from eligible candidates for admission into M.Phil. & Ph.D. programmes in English, Hindi, Telugu, Business Management, Commerce, Education, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, Economics, History, Library & Information Science, Political Science, Public Administration and Sociology.

Admission into M.Phil. and Ph.D. programme shall be through an entrance test followed by an interview. However, the applicants qualified at the UGC/CSIR/JRF/NET/SLET/M.Phil./GATE tests are exempted from appearing for the entrance test provided they register themselves for the admission by paying the requisite fee. 

Contact Details

Dr B R Ambedkar Open University
Prof.G.Ram Reddy Marg, Road No:46, Masthan Nagar, CBI Colony, Jubilee Hill, Hyderabad, 
Telangana 500033

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