Dr. B.R. AMBEDKAR OPEN UNIVERSITY Recognition to BRAOU Programmes Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University

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  • 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



    E-mail: registrar@braou.ac.in Ph: 040-23548270 Web: www.braou.ac.in Fax: 040-23548433

    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 year itself.

    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.

    HELP DESK 7382929570 7382929580 7382929590 7382929600


    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

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    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.

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    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.


    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