BRAOU: Surging ahead toward more heights

At a time while detractors cry foul over falling standards of education and regular diploma holders look down upon people who graduate on distance gaining knowledge of mode, an open university is going superb weapons, lots to the entertainment of college students and academician as well.
Dr. B R Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU), also called Telangana Open University, previously Andhra Pradesh Open University, is a public college within the city of Hyderabad. Of past due, the university has been drawing broad interest for its top-notch offerings and excessive requirements of education. Undisputedly, the person in the back of the current fulfillment of the college is none apart from its present Vice-Chancellor Kusumba Seetharama Rao.
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Rao, who took the fee as Vice-Chancellor of this university three years ago on July 25, 2016, has targeted on providing excellent materials and gaining knowledge of aid services. A community of nearby coordination centers and examine centers spread throughout the 2 States of Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh is within the domain of imparting delivery services to reach out to the unreached. This college, as an ideal organization of distance training, played an extensive position to deliver legitimacy to the Open Distance Learning (ODL) device in the usa.
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To its credit, BRAOU is the first established open college in India, which has taken the high initiative to implement Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) sample, to say the first chance of curriculum and syllabus at UG level programs from the academic 12 months 2017-18. So some distance, instructional years or 4 semesters have been efficaciously finished, and students of 2019-20 educational yr are going to be the primary batch of graduates coming out from the University.
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For the first time inside the annals of the university, three convocations – the 21st, twenty-second, and 23rd – have been conducted consecutively reaping rewards students of 2017, 2018 and 2019 batches respectively.
New disciplines like Statistics, Computer Science, and Applications and Geography, have been introduced as one of the disciplines and unique obligatory guides at the undergraduate level as part of the CBCS sample. To enlarge talent education thru ODL Mode, the Skill Development and Career Planning Centre have been hooked up.
This center has identified diverse skill improvement publications (at certificates and diploma tiers) basing on the recommendations of NSDC and other skill development institutions.
As a result, the university has entered into an MOU with the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) Centre Secunderabad, Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL), Pune, and National Academy of Construction (NAC), Hyderabad, to impart skill schooling to the scholars of UG programs.
These capabilities-based totally and oriented certificate and degree programs upload value to their three-12 months standard undergraduate program. As part of National Digital Initiatives in better education by using the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development and the UGC, this college has reinforced on line learner support services and multiple gateways of payment services.
A new modernized and upgraded university internet site has been launched. To hold the punctuality and promptness of the employees and protection and security of the homes and persons, the administration has introduced biometric attendance machine for employees and closed-circuit digital surveillance gadget within the homes and at the entire campus.
The university has developed its institutional Open Educational Resources (OER) Policy and released ‘BRAOU Vidya Ghani an OER Repository. Digitization of taking a look at fabric of UG programs has already been started to provide tender copies of observing material for the needy. Multimedia (audio-video) form supporting training are being supplied via net radio and YouTube.
Digital Onscreen Evaluation System (DOSES) has been introduced in all UG and PG examinations for you to make evaluation and assessment system cost-powerful, fool-evidence, and with required pace for pronounced effects.

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