Recognition to BRAOU Programmes
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU) Hyderabad initially known as
Andhra Pradesh Open University was established through an Act of A.P.
State Legislature (APOU Act, 1982).
It was inaugurated by the then President of India, Late Sri Gyani Zail Singh
on August 26, 1982. Subsequently, the University was renamed as "Dr. B.R.
Ambedkar Open University" by the Government of Andhra Pradesh during
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centenary celebrations in the year 1991.
The University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi also admitted this
University for assistance under Section 12-B of the U.G.C. Act, vide UGC
Letter No. F. 5-7/82 (CPP), Dt. 12-05-1986.
The University Grants Commission has given recognition to the Higher
Education Institutions (HEIs) for the Academic Year 2018-19 and on words
vide F.No. 1-6/2018/DEB, dated 09-08-2018 for programmes to be offered
by the institutions through Open Distance Learning mode. The period of
Recognition given for this Institution is from 2018-19 to 2022-23.
The University is also a Member of the Association of Indian Universities,
Asian Association of Open Universities, Association of Commonwealth
Universities, and International Council for Open and Distance Education
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Dr. B.R. AMBEDKAR OPEN UNIVERSITY
Prof. G. Ram Reddy Marg, Road No. 46, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad - 500 033. (A.P.)
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1. Candidates should note that the admissions are made 'Online'. The University will not
supply Application Form in physical format, instead, the candidate has to visit BRAOU
portal (www.braouonline.in) to access the Application Form for online registration.
2. The university introduced the "Choice Based Credit System" (CBCS) during the
academic year 2017-18. In this system, students will select optional subjects in first
3. The print out of filled-in Application Form along with copies of certificates shall be
submitted in the study centre where he / she wish as to seek admission.
4. The information furnished and certificates submitted as proof of qualification, date of
birth, caste etc., are final and which cannot be changed till the student is graduated from
the university. Finally, this information will also appear in the certificates to be issued by
the University. The women candidates, even after their marriage, shall write
their surname and father's name as shown in SSC memo or school TC. In no
case they shall write either the surname of husband or the name of husband in
place of father.
5. Candidates shall make all their payments either through TS / AP Online Centre or
through Debit Card / Credit Card. No payment shall be made in cash to any
person in any study centre. University is not responsible for such transactions.
6. No changes will be EFFECTED in the certificates with regard to caste and date of birth
either during the study of the programme or after completion of the programme.
7. The university has set up a Help Desk at the headquarters to provide quidance to the
students. Therefore, the students are advised to get full details of admission either
through Help Desk or through the concerned Study Centre. The following are the
numbers of Help Desk.
Topic Page No.
1. About the University 1
2. Academic Calendar for I Year 2
3. Programme Structure 5
4. Distinctive features of CBCS 5
5. CBCS Structure 7
6. Structural Arrangement of Support Services 9
7. Student Evaluation System 10
8. Guidelines to Choose Optional Subjects 21
9. Student Support Services 29
10. Fee Details 32
11. General Information 34
12. Guidelines for the Payment of Tuition Fee through Online
for the First Year Undergraduate Programme (ET-2019) 39
13. How to Fill UG First Year Direct Admission Registration Form 40
14. Enquiry Services 44
Annexure - I : Details of Faculties 45
Annexure - II : List of General Courses Offered 46
Annexure - III : List of Subject-wise Skill 48
Enhancement courses of Semester-IV
Annexure - IV : List of Optional Subjects offered 50
Annexure - V A : The Practical classes at various zonal centres 64
Annexure - V B : UG Geology practical training zonal centres 67
Annexure - V C : UG Psychology practical training zonal centres 68
Annexure - VI A : Model Time-Table for Optional subjects 69
Annexure - VI B : Model Time-Table for General Courses 70
Annexure - VII : Equivalents 71
Annexure - VIII : Fee Codes and Details of various courses 72
Annexure - IX : Study centres in Twin Cities 73
Annexure - X : List of Study Centres 74
Annexure - XI : Model Registration Form 81
1. ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
The Andhra Pradesh Open University renamed as Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open
University in 1991, was established in August, 1982 by an Act of State Legislature. Its
principal aim is to provide educational opportunities to all those who wish to pursue
higher studies and acquire Degrees and Diplomas. It is a boon to those who, for one
reason or other, have not been able to study at a college or a University although they
are keen on improving their educational qualifications. "Education for All" being the
motto, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University brings the benefits of higher education to a
large number of people, including employees, adults, women and housewives who are
interested in higher learning.
The University makes use of multimedia instructional components such as audio-
visual programmes (Radio, Television, Audio Cassettes and Video Cassettes), in addition
to print material and contact-cum-counselling classes. The Study Centres will function
on all week days except Monday and Tuesday following Second Saturday and other
public holidays. The counselling classes are arranged at the study centres on Sundays
and also Second Saturdays depending on the situation.
a) Under Graduate Programmes
The University offers three Undergrduate (U.G.) Programmes leading to the award
of B.A., B.Com., and B.Sc. Degrees. All the programmes of the University are
recognised by Distance Education Bureau (DEB), UGC, New Delhi. Admission
to these programmes is open to all Citizens of India without any restrictions. However,
the area of operation of the University is confined to the States of Telangana and Andhra
Pradesh only. The University has been following Choice Based Credit System for the
U.G. Programmes from the year 2017-18.
b) Eligibility Criteria for Admission to the Under Graduate Programme
Admissions to UG Programmes are made from two streams as shown below:
i) Eligibility Test Stream: Candidates who have completed 18 years of age
by 1st July, 2019 and have passed the Eligibility Test conducted by Dr. B.R.
Ambedkar Open University in 2019. (Completion of 18 years of age by1st
July, 2019 is a mandatory requirement).
ii) Direct Admission Stream: Candidates who have passed:
a) The Intermediate or its equivalent examination; or
b) 10+2 from National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) / AP Open School
Society (APOSS) / TS Open School Society (TSOSS)
c) The two year ITI or two year vocational course after S.S.C. and other
examinations as mentioned in Annexure - VII.
d) The pass outs of Eligibility Test from 2015 to 2019.
c) Medium of Instruction
A student can study UG Programme, i.e. B.A., B.Com., & B.Sc. in Telugu or
English medium as per his / her choice. B.A. and B.Sc. are also offered in urdu medium.
Once medium is chosen by the student in the I year U.G. Programme, it will
continue till the completion of the programme. It means that the student must
write all papers of all semesters in one medium only.
d) Duration of the Programme
The minimum duration of the U.G. Programme under Choice Based Credit System
(B.A., B.Com., and B.Sc.) is three years consisting of 6 semesters and the maximum
period SIX years from the year of Admission. On expiry of sixth year, the student
whosoever left with backlogs may seek readmission for another three years on payment
of requisite fee. If a student takes readmission immediately after 6 years, the duration
of readmission period will be 3 years. If he takes readmission after 7 years, the duration
of readmission period will be 2 years. Similarly, if a student takes readmission after 8
years the duration of readmission period will be one year only.
2. ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR FIRST YEAR : 2019-20
1. Name of the Programme: : B.A/B.Com/B.Sc.
2. Tentative Admission Schedule
a) Admissions commence on : 18-06-2019
b) Without late fee : 16-08-2019
c) With late fee of Rs. 200/- : 31-08-2019
3. Commencement of Contact-cum-Counselling Classes : Sept, 2019
4. Last date for Contact-cum-Counselling Classes : Nov, 2019
5. 1st Semester Examination Notification : Nov, 2019
6. Ist Semester Examination Schedule : Dec, 2019
7. IInd Semester Examination Notification : April, 2020
8. IInd Semester Examination Schedule : June, 2020
Note: The students who wish to pay the fee through debit / credit cards are hereby
directed to use their own cards only. In case of failure of fee payment transaction, the
amount so paid