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    Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University - 2023 Admission, Fees, Courses, Ranking, Placement

    • Hyderabad-T (Telangana)
    • State University
    • Approved by : UGC

    Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU) Hyderabad-T Latest Update

    May 18, 2023 0:30 PM

    BRAOU Hyderabad Admission 2023: Interested candidates can easily download the hall ticket/admit card PhD Entrance Test 2022-2023 at BRAOU Hyderabad to appear for the exam.

    May 18, 2023 0:19 PM

    BRAOU Hyderabad Admission 2023: The registration process for the BEd and BEd (SE) entrance exams has started on the official website for the academic year 2023. Interested candidates must apply soon.

    May 18, 2023 0:15 PM

    The schedule of PG - M.Sc II Year (2021-22) Batch Psychology Practical Classes –May/June 2023 at BRAOU Hyderabad has been released on the official website. Click here to download the notice.

    May 17, 2023 0:16 AM

    The schedule of PG - M.Sc II Year (2021-22) Batch Psychology Practical Classes –May/June 2023 of BRAOU Hyderabad has been released on the official website. Interested candidates can check the list and appear for the practical classes.

    May 16, 2023 0:16 PM

    The PhD course III year tuition fee registration and payments link has been activated on the official website of BRAOU Hyderabad. The application form can be accessed using admission number and date of birth.

    May 10, 2023 0:02 PM

    The PG, Diploma, Certificate Programmes, MBA (old Batches up to 2016) examination registration for SPELL-I July 2023 session of BRAOU Hyderabad has started on the official website. The last date for the exam registration is June 06, 2023.

    May 10, 2023 0:42 PM

    The admission registration for the courses at BRAOU Hyderabad like PG Diploma in Financial Management, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management and Operations Management are open for interested candidates. The last date to apply for the courses is May 30, 2023.

    May 9, 2023 0:48 PM

    The candidates who have paid the registration fee for BRAOU PhD Entrance Test 2022-23 but have not submitted the online application are advised to submit the online application at the earliest, where May 12, 2023 is the last date to submit the online application.

    May 4, 2023 11:15 AM

    The registration process for the BLISc II-Semester Revaluation for the session of Feb-2023 of BRAOU Hyderabad has started. The last date to apply for the course is May 05, 2023.

    May 1, 2023 10:19 AM

    PG (MA, M.Com & M.Sc) I and II Year, MA Journalism and Mass Communication II and IV Semester, B.Ed(Special Education) II and IV semester examination results for the Jan/Feb-2023 session has been released on the official website of BRAOU Hyderabad. Interested candidates can check their results.

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    BRAOU Hyderabad Overview

    What's new at BRAOU Hyderabad?

    A university-level entrance exam serves as the basis for BRAOU BEd admission 2023. On June 6, the BRAOU BEd entrance test will be held, and the admission cards will be accessible on June 2. On the official website i.e., the application form may be completed online until May 22, 2023 and until May 28, 2023 (with a late fee of Rs 500).

    Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University Hyderabad was established in the year 1982 through an Act of the A.P. State Legislature (APOU Act 1982) by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. It was formerly known as Andhra Pradesh Open University. All the courses offered by the university are recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi. It has also been approved by the National Council of Technical Education (NCTE) as well as the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI). The motto of the University is "EDUCATION FOR ALL". The university is providing services to the student community through a wide network of 213 study centres spread across both Telangana & Andhra Pradesh States, including 23 regional coordination centres and 14 centres excluding women students.

    The BRAOU Hyderabad courses are offered to interested candidates at diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A total of more than 200+ courses across 10 different streams are offered to the candidates at the university. These courses are offered in the stream of education, arts, science, commerce, and management with many diploma and certificate courses. All the courses at the university are offered in open mode. The BRAOU Hyderabad admission to all the courses is offered on the basis of the merit of the candidates in the last qualifying exam. For admission to some courses like BEd, MBA and more, BRAOU Eligibility Test is considered by the university along with the minimum eligibility criteria.

    The BRAOU Hyderabad campus is spread over an area of 53.63 acres and has various amenities like an Administrative and Support Services Block, Guest house, CSTD & GRADE building, Academic Branch, Science & Technology Multifunctional Labs (STML), EMR&RC and Library building, Study Material House, an extensive Open Plaza, a Conference Hall, Centre for Learner Services, Vice-Chancellor’s Lodge and an Auditorium named after Late Sri Bhavanam Venkatram. There is no placement cell at BRAOU Hyderabad that offers on-campus placement opportunities to the students. Although, interested candidates can appear in the off-campus placement drive to get jobs in their chosen companies.

    BRAOU Highlights

    Have a look at the table below to go through BRAO University, highlights including University type, recognition, approvals, student intake, facilities, courses, rankings, etc.

    Establishment year1982
    Ownership TypeState
    Campus size53.63 acres
    Student intake1.1 lakh+
    No. of departments20+
    NIRF ranking (2020)

    - 11

    Overall - 18

    No. of courses offered200+ courses across 10 streams
    Entrance exam conductedDr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University Eligibility Test (BRAOU Eligibility Test)
    Types of scholarshipsMerit-based

    BRAOU Fee Structure and List of Courses

    BRAOU course list includes different courses across 14 streams at the UG, PG, Diploma, and Certificate levels. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University courses offered are in the field of arts, history, economics, political science, commerce, b.ed, psychology, applied mathematics, MBA, marketing, management, business finance, environmental studies, culture, heritage, etc.  Being a state university, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University's fee structure is affordable in comparison to other universities so that students from below the poverty line have access to quality education. Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Open University course fees vary from course to programme level, such as bachelor's, master, or doctoral. The table below lists all the BRAOU courses and their eligibility to get enrolled and BRAOU fees.

    B.A.3 Years
    BLISc1 Year
    B.Ed2 Years
    Bachelor of Education (Special Education)2 1/2 Years
    M.A. (History)2 Years
    M.A. (Economics)
    M.A. (Political Science)
    M.A. (Public Administration)
    M.A. (Sociology)
    M.A. (English)
    M.A. (Telugu)
    M.A. (Urdu)
    M.A. (Hindi)
    MLISc1 Year
    M.A. (Journalism & Mass Communication)2 Years
    M.Com (Master of Commerence)
    M.Sc. (Mathematics)
    M.Sc. (Psychology)
    M.Sc. (Botany)
    M.Sc. (Physics)
    M.Sc. (Zoology)
    MBA2 Years
    MBA (Hospital & Health Care Management)2 Years
    M.Sc (Environmental Sciences)
    M.Sc (Chemistry)
    M.Phil (English)
    M.Phil (Commerce)
    M.Phil (Education)
    M.Phil (Hindi)
    M.Phil (Telugu)
    M.Phil (History)
    M.Phil (Political Science)
    M.Phil (Library and Information Science)
    M.Phil (Public Administration)
    M.Phil (Sociology)
    M.Phil (Mathematics)
    M.Phil (Physics)
    M.Phil (Business Management)
    M.Phil (Chemistry)
    M.Phil (Environmental Science)
    M.Phil (Public Administration)
    Ph.D (English)3 Years
    Ph.D (Commerce)
    Ph.D (Education)
    Ph.D (Hindi)
    Ph.D (Telugu)
    Ph.D (Chemistry)
    Ph.D (Economics)
    Ph.D (Mathematics)
    Ph.D (Physics)
    Ph.D (History)
    Ph.D (Library and Information Sciences)
    Ph.D (Political Science)
    Ph.D (Public Administration)
    Ph.D (Sociology)
    Ph.D (Business Management)
    Ph.D (Environmental Science)
    PG Culture and Heritage Tourism (PGDCHT)1 Year
    P.G. Diploma (Business Finance)
    P.G. Diploma (Marketing Management)
    P.G. Diploma in Writing for Mass Media in Telugu (PGDWMMT)
    P.G. Diploma in Environmental Studies (PGDES)
    P.G. Diploma in Human Rights(PGDHR)
    P.G. Diploma in Women's Studies (PGDWS)
    Certificate Programme in Early Childhood Care & Education(CECE)6 Months
    Certificate Programme in NGO Management (CPNGOM)
    Certificate Programme in Literacy and Community Development (CPLCD)
    Certificate Program in Food & Nutrition (CPFN)

    BRAOU Admissions 2023

    • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University admission 2023 is open now for UG courses. Candidates seeking BRAOU UG courses admission must appear for the CUET (Common University Entrance Test) conducted by BRAOU Hyderabad. 
    • Online admission registration for UG(BA/B.Com/B.Sc)/PG(MA/M.Com/M.Sc) programmes for academic year 2023-24 is open now.
    • Registration for MBA (HHCM) entrance test 2023-24 has started.
    • Candidates can apply for admission in the University's preferred programmes at UG, PG, diploma, and certificate level programmes. The entrance exam at University is merit-based. For admission in bachelor and diploma courses, candidates must have 10+2 certificates with 50%scores, and PG Courses must have a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 55% scores.

    BRAOU Admission 2023 Important Dates:

    The e-prospectus for admission to BRAOU UG & COP courses has been released. The tentative important dates for BRAOU admission 2023-24 include:

    MBA Admission
    Online Application ProcessJune, 2023
    Last Date of Submission of Online Applications (Without Late Fee)July, 2023
    Last Date of Submission of Online Applications with a Late Fee of Rs. 5001st week of August, 2023
    Entrance Test2nd week of August, 2023
    Announcement of Entrance Test ResultIn Evening After Exam
    Group Discussion and Personal InterviewNext Day After Exam
    Announcement of Final Result of Qualified Candidates2nd week of August, 2023
    First Phase of Counseling3rd week of August, 2023
    PG Diploma Admission
    Online Registration Starts FromFeb 13, 2023
    Last Date for Submission of Online ApplicationsMarch 10, 2023
    UG & PG Admission
    Online Application ProcessJune, 2023
    Last Date for Registration, Submission of Online Applications & payment of Tuition FeeJuly, 2023

    BRAOU Application Process 2023

    Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University application process generally starts in June every year with the release of the application form for the UG programme. The selection criteria for different courses are different in the University and for different courses. The application process for Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University is both offline and online. To complete the BRAOU application form, candidates need to follow the below-mentioned steps:

    • Visit the official admission portal of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University 
    • Select the programme and fill the registration form with the required information, such as educational details, personal details, and contact address.
    • Scanned signatures and color photographs of the candidate must be uploaded along with the BRAOU application form. To avoid any difficulty in the admission process, the candidates are advised to keep all the required documents, such as birth certificate, category certificate, last qualifying degree certificate, etc., handy.
    • Finally, submit the application form. And pay the BRAOU application fee via any online payment method such as net banking, credit and debit cards, BHIM UPI, Paytm, etc. Candidates are advised to keep the receipt of the fee paid as proof for further reference. If the Confirmation Page is not generated after completing the fee payment, then the transaction is canceled, and the deducted amount is refunded to the candidates account. Then candidates have to make transactions again. 
    • Eligible candidates will be invited to the entrance exam.

    BRAOU Cut Off 2023

    BRAOU will release Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University cutoff list for all its undergraduate programmes based on an entrance test score. For admission to a PG course in BRAOU, the University will release its own cutoff basis BRAOU Entrance Test. 

    • Candidates applying for  BRAOU admission must understand the minimum marks and ranks required to gain a place in the preferred BRAOU UG and PG programmes. Check the BRAOUEE cutoff 2021 for marks and rankings in the table below. Candidates must meet the BRAOU admission cut off in order to be admitted to BRAOU.

    Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Open University Cut Off 2021

    Candidates seeking admission to BRAOU must know what marks and ranks they must secure to get a seat for themselves in the desired BRAOU UG and PG programmes. In the table below, check the BRAOUEE cutoff 2021 in terms of marks and ranks. Meeting the BRAOU admission cutoff is mandatory for candidates to get enrolled in BRAOU. 

    BRAOU Cut Off 2021

    Course / Entrance ExamBRAOU Entrance Test
    Total Marks100
    MA in Economics40
    MA in Political Science40
    MA in Public Administration40
    MA in Sociology40
    MA in English40
    MA in Telugu40
    MA in Urdu40
    MA in Hindi40
    M.Sc in Mathematics40
    M.Sc in Applied Mathematics40
    M.Sc in Botany40
    M.Sc in Chemistry40
    M.Sc in Environmental Science40
    M.Sc in Physics40
    M.Sc. in Zoology40

     The documents required during the counseling of BRAOU Hyderabad is

    • Date of Birth Certificate / SSC Certificate.
    • Intermediate / 10+2 Certificate.
    • Degree/ PG (the relevant subject of Pedagogy) Year-wise Marks Memos/ Consolidated Memo.
    • Integrated Caste Certificate if applicable.
    • Medical Board Certificate (for PH candidates issued by Competent Authority)
    • Transfer Certificate of the Last Study.
    • Migration Certificate for other than Dr. BRAOU Students
    • RCI Approved Diploma/ Degree Pass Certificate.
    • Study Certificates (IX to Degree) or Residence Certificate

    BRAOU NIRF Ranking

    • BRAOU Hyderabad NIRF ranking enforces its academic excellence as compared to universities in India. 
    • In the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University NIRF Ranking in India 2020, BRAOU ranked 11th and 18th within the University and Overall Categories, respectively. 
    • The distinguished status of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University Rankings is demonstrated by its rating. 
    • According to the QS World University Rankings, BRAOU is one of India's best universities. 
    • In addition, BRAOU was ranked 42nd among the world's simplest interdisciplinary institutions by QS BRICS.

    BRAOU Placements 2023

    The BRAOU placement process typically begins in September with a campus push by leading national and international businesses. The BRAOU campus drive for 2021 is almost finished, and 80 percent of scholars have already been placed in fields and professions that match their interests and abilities.

    The placement cell trains students for jobs in a wide range of institutions and organisations, including political and social agencies, think tanks, and academic institutions, as well as PSUs and corporate sectors. The BRAOU placement cell (BRAOUPC) is actively working to conduct workshops, seminars, placement camps, guest lecture training, and trade fairs with the goal of bringing the recruiters and students under one roof.

    The BRAOU placement cell endorses respectful and considerable job opportunities for its students. At BRAOU, a number of programmes are arranged under the location cell to help students enhance their talents. It also tries to place all of the scholars who are looking for work in reputable government institutions, non-government organisations, and other organisations. BRAOU Hyderabad placements data is given below within the table with a variety of recruiters, offers, salary packages, etc.

    BRAOU Hyderabad Placement Statistics 2021

    No. of recruiters13+
    No. of offers made--
    Number of students placed--
    Highest CTCRs 8 LPA
    Average Salary packageRs 4 LPA

    BRAOU Hyderabad Recruiters

    OPEXiGATEOracleSouth Indian Bank
    WiproBank of AmericaHindustan TimesMaruti Suzuki
    IBMHCL TechnologiesGoogleAccenture
    InfosysHPTCSGlobal Logic

    BRAOU Scholarships

    Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University offers a number of scholarship opportunities to its students. Not only scholarships, but the University also financially supports the scholars with various fellowship and award programmes. BRAOU Hyderabad scholarship facilities for UG and PG students help the scholars with financial assistance and reward academic performances. 

    BRAOU offers various scholarship schemes like Post Matric Scholarship to the scheduled caste, scheduled tribe, and other backward class students. The BRAOU scholarship programmes are listed below, with the standards to be fulfilled by students to be eligible for them.

    Fee Waiver Scheme:

    • The State Government has started a fee waiver scheme to help the economically poor but meritorious students.

    Education Loans:

    • Getting an education is no longer an insurmountable problem these days.
    • Education loans are available to needy and deserving students from Nationalised Banks at reasonable rates of interest.
    • These loans are repayable after the completion of the degree/diploma.

    Financial Help:

    • Academically intelligent and poor students acquire higher education by giving them financial help in the form of tuition fee waivers.
    • Relaxation in tuition fees is also given to merit position holders in the qualifying examinations/ competitive examinations and position holders in the University examinations.
    • The parents of meritorious students are also honored along with the students in the annual functions of the Colleges.

    Following the award, programmes are offered to students to provide financial assistance. The eligibility is based on extraordinary academic performance in a specialised field. 

    These awards are named after the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University professors who worked and guided the students in that particular discipline.

    Smt. Sushila Narayana Reddy Gold MedalVasireddy Bangaramma Venkatakistaiah Memorial Gold MedalThe Institute of Chartered Accountant of India Gold Medal
    V. R. Narla Memorial Gold Medal“Samala Jayapradha Venkata Ranga Reddy Gold MedalK.Nagaiah Shetty Gold Medal
    Dr.Reddy Labs Gold MedalMalasana Lakshmi Narsamma & Malasana Gangaiah Memorial Gold MedalSmt. Ajani Gogineni Memorial Gold Medal
    Karnati Mangamma Bhadraiah Memorial Gold MedalState Bank of India Gold MedalY. Shankar Rao & Y. Sujatha Devi Gold Medal

    BRAOU Campus Facilities & Infrastructure

    The 53.63-acre campus of BRAOU Hyderabad has everything a student will need for his or her overall development. The campus is found at Jubilee Hills within the heart of the capital city, Hyderabad. The University believes in providing scholars with the simplest environment for learning and, therefore, the most advanced infrastructure for professional growth.

    The BRAOU Hyderabad campus houses quite 120 special centers, classrooms complexes, student, faculty, and residential staff quarters, a healthcare center thats operational 24 hours, and an administration block. In addition, the campus is well equipped with a sports ground for indoor and outdoor games, a gym, ATM, library, mess, and shopping facilities.

    Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University, since the start, has embraced the multimedia teaching-learning approach. The self-learning course material is supplemented and complemented with audio-video lessons and live teleconferences. The University features a well-equipped audio-visual production & research centre, which facilitates the delivery of technology-mediated courseware for the advantage of learners.

    • Hostel – BRAOU Hyderabad hostel is spacious and well-furnished, with the availability of a large dining hall. The hostel has its live-in wardens and a faculty member who administers the accommodation. It is to be noted that admission to BRAOU doesn't ensure guaranteed hostel accommodation due to the limited capacity of the hostels.
    • Gym - Gymnasium is part of BRAOU Hyderabad campus facilities. Students can take care of their health and fitness by making use of this gymnasium facility provided by the University. The gym is well equipped with exercise and training equipment. The gym helps the students to stay fit and healthy.
    • Sports – The BRAOU campus has outdoor and indoor games facilities for students' recreation, including basketball, badminton, tennis courts, cricket, and football grounds. The campus sports ground also has a running track.  
    • Cafeteria – The air-conditioned cafeteria facilities provided by the University include Indian and south Indian cuisines. There is another split cafeteria available for coffee and snacks on the campus. 
    • Auditorium – BRAOU Hyderabad auditorium is used for academic talks, conferences, seminars, slides, and film shows, demonstrations, lectures, workshops, etc.
    • Medical/ Hospital - The Health Centre at BRAOU Hyderabad, right from its inception in 1991, has been striving to provide comprehensive health care, i.e., preventive, curative, and promotive services to students only. However, for University staff, there is also a CGHS dispensary on the campus.
    • Wifi – The University has high-speed wifi connectivity in all laboratories, libraries, hostels, auditoriums and seminar halls, and even guest houses. The campus has been using the new standard for next-generation wireless technology for wifi networks so that the teachers, students, and support staff can easily access the data, voice, multimedia, and video conferencing services as well as research, e-learning, and business applications.
    • IT Infrastructure – BRAOU Hyderabad has set up facilities for in-house use of E-mail, Computers, and internet services for all students, project staff, and faculty members. This unit of the University offers a variety of E-services to the students in the context of literature search, computation, and graphics.
    • Laboratories – BRAOU Hyderabad laboratories are equipped with various modern instrumental facilities inside them related to all the fields. They are sophisticated but well-equipped, and more than 40 students can perform their experiments simultaneously. The instruments available in the laboratory include a UV spectrophotometer: Double beam OD measurement, Magnetic stirrer, Multi-parameter: 6 parameters, namely pH, TDS, ORP, Salinity, Temp, millivolt, Hot air oven, and Digital oven, Rotary flask shaker, UV transilluminator, Dual Orbitex shaker with compressor and many more.
    • Convenience stores – The BRAOU campus has a few departmental stores to facilitate students' daily shopping.
    • Alumni Associations – Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University is proud to have a collective of more than 1,00,000 alumni. They have been working as social scientists, scientists, literary critics, civil servants, media experts, journalists, foreign language experts, political leaders, technologists, social activists, entrepreneurs, and managers over the last 35 years and more. 
    • Parking Facility - The University has a parking facility for students and staff.
    • Guest Room – BRAOU campus has a guest house dedicated to accommodating official and unofficial guests of BRAOU Workshops, Seminars, Symposia, Conferences, Training Programmes, Organised by the University, its Centers or Departments, or others.
    • Banks Facilities – BRAOU Hyderabad banking facilities include an SBI branch and its ATMs.
    • Library – Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University has many libraries as there are colleges and centers in the University with a broad collection of books on specialised areas.
    • Bus Service - BRAOU provides bus service to students and faculties in and out of Hyderabad. Bus services are provided at regular intervals.

    BRAOU Awards, Recognition, Accreditations, and Collaborations 

    • BRAOU Hyderabad is regarded as a prominent university in the country, demonstrating its all-around academic excellence and unwavering commitment to a wide range of relevant research topics.
    • Every year, BRAOU awards hundreds of Ph.D. and MPhil degrees, demonstrating the integrity and magnitude of the University's research work.
    • Numerous research projects have been carried out across a wide range of domains of languages, sciences, and humanities in collaboration with several organisations and institutions at both national and international levels.
    • BRAOU coordinates a large number of conferences, workshops, and seminars.

    BRAOU Hyderabad Awards 

    • BRAOU Hyderabad has been provided with the 'University of Excellence status by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
    • As many as 05 Research Scholars were awarded M.Phil and Ph.D. Degrees at the Convocation, of which 02 Scholars received M.Phil Degrees, and 03 Research Scholars received Ph.D. Degrees
    • The University awarded a total of 36 Gold Medals (UG – 13 and PG – 23) and 04 Book Prizes (UG – 03 and PG – 01) at the Convocation.
    • Prof. K.Seetharama Rao, Vice-Chancellor, Dr.BRAOU, attended a High-Level Roundtable for Vice-Chancellors and Heads of ODL Institutions organised by Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Asia e University (AeU) on May 10-11, 2018 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    • Vydya Swarna (Admn. No. 02315075668) Is the winner of the "Prof. L. S. Ramaiah Gold Medal" for securing the highest aggregate marks in M.LiSc (Women)for the year 2017.
    • Prof. Pushpa Chakrapani, Professor of Physics, Dr. BRAOU, India, and Faculty of Education's exchange fellow, presented her exit report on Open Educational Resources for Equitable Quality Education in the Philippines. 
    • Prof. G. Pushpa Chakrapani, Dept. of Physics, visited the Philippines Open University on an AAOU exchange fellowship to study OER for equitable quality education.
    • Prof. A. Sudhakar, Dept. of Commerce, was awarded the Meritorious Teachers Award for the year 2017 by the Telangana State Government.
    • Prof. E. Sudha Rani, Dept. of History, received Eshwari Bai Award 2018 from the Department of Language and Culture, Government of Telangana.

    BRAOU Hyderabad Recognition 

    • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University is a pioneer of education in India. It similarly witnesses a massive inflow of students every year. Moreover, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University ranks among the top Universities in India and the World. According to the World QS ranking of 2020, it ranks 454 worldwide.
    • University received 130 ranks in the Times World (Emerging)
    • The University Grants Commission, New Delhi, recognises all the University's programmes.
    • Several academic Centres of the BRAOU have been declared to be "Study Centres of Excellence" by the University Grants Commission (UGC), including 
    S R R Govt CollegeVivekananda Govt. CollegeDepartment of Education Andhra University
    ST. MARY'S Centenary College of Teachers,' EducationPG Science Study CentrePG Study Centre, Learner's Service Center
    Institute Of Advanced Studies In EducationGurajada College of EducationAnnamacharya College of education Rajampet
    • Overall, rank 474  in World in 2020, released by QS World- 2020.
    • Overall, rank 62  in World in 2019, released by QS Asia- 2019.
    • Overall, ranked 42  in World in 2020, released by QS BRICS
    • Overall, ranked 801  in World in 2020, released by Times World- 2020
    • Overall, rank 130  in World in 2020, released by Times World (Emerging)
    • BRAOU ranked 130  in World in 2020, released by Times Asia- 2019.

    BRAOU Hyderabad Accreditations 

    Ranked number one in India, BRAOU Hyderabad with a score of: 

    • 3.91 (on a scale of 4) by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
    • The BRAOU Hyderabad is accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with A++ Grade.

    BRAOU Hyderabad Collaborations 

    Collaboration fosters improvement by appreciating the significance of collaboration & partnerships in Higher Education. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University has been proposing a number of certificates, diploma, and PG diploma programmes in partnership with other esteemed organisations. 

    MoUs (Memorandum of Understanding)
    • CSTD of Dr. BRAOU, in collaboration with CEMCA, NEW DELHI, is organizing "BLENDED LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS"- An Online Capacity Building Programme for Teachers in Higher Education Institutions in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. 
    • Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University Department of Public Administration Hyderabad In Collaboration with the Indian Institute of Public Administration (Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Regional Branch).
    • Tata Consultancy Services Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Sapient Consulting Pvt Ltd. ICICI Bank BRAOU inks with BAOU to offer all undergraduates courses
    • Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL)
    • National Academy of Construction (NAC) Research programmes leading to M.Phil. & Ph.D. Degrees are offered in Developmental Studies in collaboration with the Centre for Economic and Social Studies.
    AoC ( Agreement of Cooperation)
    • Govt. Degree College for Men Adilabad
    • SRR Govt. college Karimnagar
    • Sr & Bgnr Govt. College Khamman
    • Mvs Govt. arts & Science college Mahabubnagar
    • Nagarjuna Govt. college Nalgonda
    • Girraj Govt. College Nizamabad
    • Govt. Degree College Siddipet
    • Govt. City College Hyderabad
    • New Govt. Junior College Secunderabad
    • Mam Govt. Model Junior College for Girls Hyderabad
    • Rly Junior College Lalaguda Hyderabad
    • Govt. Degree College for Women Begumpet Hyderabad
    • Govt. Degree College Khairatabad Hyderabad

    BRAOU Hyderabad Research & Publications

    Research & Publication are two chief functions of upper education. As Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University comprehends the need for research in education, it launched Research Programmes in the year 2008 following UGC guidelines.

    Faculty members have published research articles in reputed international and national journals. The articles were published in subjects of up-to-date socio-cultural relevance, viz., - Nationalist Discourse, Teaching of English as a Second Language, Journey of Indian Languages, Telugu Language & Literature, Quality Assurance in ODL System, Impact of Globalisation on Indian Economy, Role of Libraries within the Digital Era, Risk Assessment and Quality of labor Life in Hospitals.

    BRAOU Seminars and Training Programmes

    BRAOU has been conducting several National seminars, Symposia, and Workshops on significant contemporary aspects, some of them are viz., "National Movement from People's Perspective," "Emergency of Global and International Study as a New Discipline," "Sericulture," "Democratising Higher Education," "Online Teaching, Learning, Assessment, Using Open Educational Resources, Educational Technologies, Moodle MOOCs Platform," "Rural Education and Community Engagement Curriculum Framework for Rural Resilience."

    The Centre for Staff Training and Development (CSTD) is an exceptional arrangement for upgrading the staff's abilities for better performance. A training programme was conducted for the NonTeaching Staff on "Office Procedures and Online Service." Further, a workshop was conducted on "Online Services and Internet Use for Study Centres Staff," highlighting the usage of digital technologies, office procedures, and work ethics.

    The G. Ram Reddy Research Academy of Distance Education (GRADE) as a centre was set up by the University to promote system-based research in ODL. The Academy conducts seminars, workshops, and training programmes to bring awareness about the latest innovations and trends in the field of distance education. 

    The center has conducted a study on "the quality of MSc programmes" offered at BRAOU, and a sensitisation programme on "Open Educational Resources" was organised for the Teaching and NonTeaching Staff of the University.

    BRAOU Hyderabad Contact  Details

    Faculty DesignationFaculty NamePhoneE-mail
    Director (Admission)Prof. E. Sudha
    Dean Faculty of ArtsProf.Shakeela
    Assistant ProfessorDr. A. Kishore Kumar
    Assistant Professor & I/c Head, Dept. of EnglishDr. K. Rani Rajitha
    Assistant Professor, Dept. of
    Assistant Professor & I/c Head of Telugu & In-charge, Women's Development and Extension Centre (WDEC)
    Assistant Professor, Dept. of UrduDr. Sumayya
    Assistant Professor, Dpet. of UrduDr.Mohd Khaja Maqdoom
    Dean Faculty of CommerceProf. I. Anand
    Dean Faculty of SciencesProf .G. Pushpa
    Assistant professor, Dept. of
    Associate Professor & Officer In-charge, Material- ProductionDr. Srinivas Rao
    Professor & Head of Geology, Director of GRADE & CIQAProf. P. Madhusudhana
    Assistant Professor & I/c Head of ChemistryDr. Prameela
    Associate Professor & I/c Head Dept.Library and Information Sciences & In-charge, University Library & Officer In-Charge Center for Online LearningDr. G.
    Assistant Professor & In-Charge Controller of ExaminationsDr. Venkat Ram Narsimha
    Director, Centre for Staff Training and Development (CSTD)Prof. Ghanta

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    Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University Reviews

    Best university to pursue distance education
    By Kiran Patel
    May 21, 2023 2:43:13

    Overall: Being a married woman my main concern was to pursue education at a university that values and provides distance education. No, doubt BRAOU is one of the best. I had a very smooth experience in completing my course with good grades. The best thing is distance students can visit the nodal centres that are available at different colleges if they want to take a few classes and have an in-classroom experience. Faculty is also amazing, they are in constant contact with students which makes it easy for us to ask our queries and understand the subject well.

    Placement: When it comes to placement BRAOU has to improve. The placements are not that great. Though, students get placed on a very low package. Also, not all the students are placed. But one thing I would say is that the placement cell is always helping the students to get skilled and apply for jobs. The highest package offered was around Rs 8 LPA.

    Infrastructure: Even though I was a distance education student but I was curious to visit the campus. The campus architecture is good. Even though very few students visit the campus, the university has been maintained with a good library, equipped labs and classes. The staff at the university is also amazing.

    Faculty: Experienced faculty is a necessity when it comes to doing distance courses. My university is the same. Online faculty interaction is also very efficient. Punctuality is great. I was totally satisfied. Even though you are learning through distance courses you will have to put your efforts to bridge the gap between classroom programmes and online courses.

    Hostel: I don't know much about the hostels as I was not a hosteller. But, students have said that the hostels are good. When I visited the campus I did see the hostel. According to me, it was a good hostel.

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    B.Com students should come here
    By Ishita Jain
    May 20, 2023 10:22:05

    Overall: As a former student, I can say that the college was the ideal place to study B.Com. Overall, the campus is excellent and suited to be called a top class educational institution. During the placements, most if not all students received job offers from reputable organisations and organisations. I, too, was hired by Infosys and received a competitive wage package. The teachers of BRAOU Hyderabad are informed, helpful, and well-qualified. Semester exams are straightforward.

    Placement: All my friends and peers that I know of got really good jobs after graduation. No wonder the university has a 95% placement rate. On an average I would say the package we receive is between Rs 2 to 4 LPA. It is good for freshers who are looking to start their careers or they can also go for masters if they want better opportunities.

    Infrastructure: If you come from a commerce background, the BRAOU Hyderabad campus is an excellent place to learn. It has implemented current study methods such as audio-visual lectures and live zoom calls to enhance self-learning course material. The campus also has a well-equipped centre for audio-visual production and research, as well as sports facilities, a gym, an ATM, a library, a dining hall, and retail enterprises.

    Faculty: The curriculum and teachers are of the greatest calibre. The course material is current. It assisted me in preparing for working stress and improving our communication abilities. Our professors are both knowledgeable and helpful. Doctorates are held by the vast majority of BRAOU Hyderabad faculty members. They also helped us with our preparation for aptitude tests, group talks, and personal interviews.

    Hostel: The hostel's buildings are nice and freshly furnished. Students can live there for extended periods of time. The BRAOU has really put in a lot of effort in their hostels and it shows. Everyone should live the hostel life once.

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    The university has best research guides for PhD students
    By Hardeep Verma
    May 20, 2023 8:32:52

    Overall: In 2020, I took admission in PhD full-time at BRAOU Hyderabad. The first year was all about offline sessions with my guide. When the university opened in the second half of 2021, my guide motivated me and provided me with the correct guidance. Because of her, I covered the lost time without any difficulty. You need to qualify UGC NET / SELT or appear for the university exam for PhD admission. Remember seats in PhD are very few.

    Placement: The placements at the university are good. Companies start visiting campus for placements and summer internships in the month of January. By May, placements are completed for all programmes. A few of the top recruiting partners of BRAOU Hyderabad are Hindustan Times, Bank of America, Google, Adobe, Accenture etc.

    Infrastructure: The university has modern facilities such as a fully air conditioned library, wifi, seminar halls, computer labs etc. The library has all the books, research papers, journals etc. required for my research work. BRAOU Hyderabad also has a huge playground which is a favourite place for students to chit chat during day time. In the evening, university sports teams practise at the field.

    Faculty: I am so lucky to have such a talented research guide. My guide has immense knowledge and experience in her field. Her research papers are published in numerous international journals. Further, she is invited to deliver guest lectures at prestigious universities. Because of her constant poking, my topic for the research is finalised and I am working on my thesis.

    Hostel: BRAOU Hyderabad has best quality hostels for students. PhD scholars like me are offered single room accommodation. Rest all students are provided double sharing and triple sharing accommodation. The hostel fee is very less and does not become a burden on your pocket.

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    Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University is perfect for housewives like me.
    By Ritika Khanna
    May 20, 2023 5:42:59

    Overall: I am Ritika Khanna, and I am a simple housewife. Before marriage, I could could not complete my graduation, so I got admission to the MA programme offered by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University. This is a two year programme which costs around Rs 27,300 for the complete course if I remember correctly. Since I got 95% in Class 12, I was eligible for the fee waiver scholarship, and I visited the registrar's office to apply for the scholarship.

    Placement: Even though there is no Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University placement cell or any centralised placement body, the university does help its students get placed by providing information related to recruitment. Since I was not looking for a job, so I did not investigate much, but my batch mates said that they got jobs in some of the big companies such as HP, Infosys, Maruti Suzuki, and more.

    Infrastructure: Since Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University is an open university, there is no specific infrastructure that I have witnessed. The Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University offers its courses through Nodal offices that students need to visit to get admission or collect books, or for any communications.

    Faculty: What I liked the most about Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University faculty members is that they were very advanced in their teaching abilities. They used to organise workshops once or twice a month to provide a different approach to studies. This kept us entertained and focused on our studies. The Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University faculty members also engage in academic research programmes.

    Hostel: The Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University is an open university which means we did not have to visit the campus to study in a class. So there is no need for hostels. Many of my friends did opt for PGs and guest houses since they lived outside the city.

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    A Good Option for Open Learning
    By Saina Shaikh
    May 20, 2023 5:05:03

    Overall: When I graduated in 2022, I was initially clueless about my future. Then, after thorough research, I chose to go for the open learning MBA course from BRAOU Hyderabad. My name is Saina Shaikh and I joined the MBA Hospital and Healthcare Management programme in 2022. This sector is witnessing growing demand for skilled managers and BRAOU Hyderabad’s open learning system would help me to learn by staying at home. The course fee is also reasonable at Rs 1,20,000 for two years.

    Placement: The university offers various skill development programmes to help us enhance our practical skills. The university has signed MoUs with several external bodies for this purpose. Fresher students can independently apply for jobs upon completion of their courses. Various companies from my sector recognise an MBA degree from BRAOU Hyderabad.

    Infrastructure: The university has digitalised most of its operations in order to make studying at this university seamless for its students. On its official website, it has a course material portal, AV lessons portal, online learning portal, and also portal for materials for competition it also has a library to help us with the self-learning process.

    Faculty: Sometimes, I feel that we are disconnected from our teachers because of the distance learning mode. However, they always put in extra effort to make us feel comfortable with the whole setup. They upload our assignments on the dedicated portal and we are asked to upload the completed assignment within the deadlines.

    Hostel: BRAOU Hyderabad does not have hostel facilities as we do not have to visit the campus. We can study by staying at home without compromising the quality of education and this is the main attraction of this university. Students who want to stay close to the university can opt for PG options near the campus.

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    Related Questions


    Rajeshwari De, Student / Alumni

    There are various documents that are required by the BRAOU University during the admission process such as -

    • Date of Birth Certificate / SSC Certificate.
    • Intermediate / 10+2 Certificate.
    • Degree/ PG (the relevant subject of Pedagogy) Year-wise/Consolidated mark sheets.
    • Integrated Caste Certificate if applicable.
    • Medical Board Certificate (for PH candidates issued by Competent Authority)
    • Transfer Certificate.
    • Migration Certificate for other than students from BRAOU
    • RCI Approved Diploma/ Degree Pass Certificate.
    • Study Certificates (IX to Degree) or Residence Certificate

    Rajeshwari De, Student / Alumni

    Yes. There are various scholarships available to the students at BRAOU Hyderabad. The scholarships are offered in various forms to students such as fees waiver, education loans as well as financial assistance. They are offered to the students on the basis of their needs, socioeconomic background as well as financial status. To promote education among the students, high scorers from each course are also offered a scholarship every year.


    Rajeshwari De, Student / Alumni

    There are various certificate courses offered by BRAOU Hyderabad to interested candidates. Certificate Programme in Early Childhood Care & Education (CECE), Certificate Programme in NGO Management (CPNGOM), Certificate Programme in Literacy and Community Development (CPLCD), Certificate Program in Food & Nutrition (CPFN) are the certificate courses offered. To apply for these courses, candidates must have passed class 12 or an equivalent qualifying exam from a recognised board.

    Can I pursue doctorate from BRAOU Hyderabad?
    -Nishit -Updated on May-18-20231 Answers

    Rajeshwari De, Student / Alumni

    Of course. BRAOU Hyderabad offers various PhD courses to interested candidates in the science, arts as well as commerce streams. The course is offered in various specialisations such as English, Hindi, Maths, Telegu, Library and Information Sciences, History, Political Science, Physics, Public Administration, Business Management, Environmental Science and more. Candidates must have a PG degree in the relevant stream to apply for these courses.


    Rajeshwari De, Student / Alumni

    BRAOU Hyderabad does offer the facility to change the study centre. The candidates can fill out an application and submit their request for the change of their study centre at the university in online/offline mode. The university considers the student's requests and helps the students to avail education in a much more relaxed manner. 

    FAQs about Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University

    When does a BROAU graduate become eligible for placements?

    You receive a graduation certificate after completing the corresponding years of a degree at this university. With this certificate, you can work in both the private and public sectors.

    What are the summer internship opportunities at this university like?

    The university does not offer any on-campus summer internships. Students enrolled there should seek out MNCs for off-campus summer internship programmes.

    What are the current average, median, and highest placement packages available?

    The highest salary recorded to date is 7 LPA, the median salary is 2 LPA, and the lowest salary recorded is 2 LPA.

    What are the huge companies that come to campus each year?

    The campus is visited annually by A. Digicall Teleservices Pvt. Ltd., a super speciality hospital, Dr. Reddys Laboratories, Metro Cash & Carry, Apollo Hospitals, and NCC.

    Is the BRAOU degree recognised?

    Yes, the Dr Br Ambedkar Open University Hyderabad diploma is recognised. The University offers three undergraduate programmes: BA, BCom, and BSc. The University's programmes are all recognised by the Distance Education Bureau (DEB), UGC, New Delhi. The University offers MA, MSc, MCom, and MBA programmes at the postgraduate level. Candidates seeking admission must apply online at the University's official website.
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