Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, also known as Telangana Open University, formerly Andhra Pradesh Open University, is a public university in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University
Former name
Andhra Pradesh Open University
MottoEducation at Your Doorstep
TypeState university
ChancellorGovernor of Telangana
Vice-ChancellorSita Rama Rao
Location, ,
17°25′54″N 78°23′39″E / 17.431584°N 78.3940344°E / 17.431584; 78.3940344

History edit

The university was established in 1982 as Andhra Pradesh Open University through the Andhra Pradesh Open University Act, 1982.[1] It was inaugurated by the President of India. The founder and first vice chancellor (VC) was G. Ram Reddy. The university was renamed Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University in 1991 through the Andhra Pradesh Open University (Amendment) Act, 1991,[2] named after the architect of the Indian Constitution Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar on the occasion of the centenary of his birth.

Vice chancellors edit

V. S. Prasad was appointed VC in 2001.[3] P. Prakash was appointed in 2011.[4] C. Parthasarathi was appointed VC in-charge in July 2019.[5] Sita Rama Rao was appointed VC in 2021.[6]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Andhra Pradesh Open University Act, 1982" (PDF). Retrieved 17 October 2022.
  2. ^ "Andhra Pradesh Open University (Amendment) Act, 1991". Latest Laws. 26 October 1991. Retrieved 17 October 2022.
  3. ^ "New VC for BRAOU". The Times of India. 24 October 2001. Retrieved 17 October 2022.
  4. ^ "VCs selected for three varsities". The Times of India. 16 July 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2022.
  5. ^ "Telangana appoints IAS officers as in-charge Vice-Chancellors for eight varsities". Telangana Today. 24 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Telangana government appoints Vice-Chancellors to 10 universities". Telangana Today. 22 May 2021. Retrieved 17 October 2022.

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