Dr B R Ambedkar Open University, formerly known as Andhra Pradesh Open University, is a State University located at
Established in 1982, this university has a wide network of 152 study centers, which includes 13 post-graduate study centers, spread throughout the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Offering courses in English, Telugu and Urdu, this university has research, post-graduate, post-graduate diploma, undergraduate, certificate and professional programs. Its organizational structure comprises directorates, branches and special cells.
The University adopts a multimedia approach for instruction, i.e., printed Programs material, radio lessons, audio and video lessons, contact - cum - counseling classes, winter and summer schools for intensive coaching by experts. 'GRADE' Ė G Ram Reddy Research Academy of Distance Education cater to the needs of distance teaching institutions, distance educators, researchers, policy makers, organizations and institutions with research interests for promoting distance education.
The KU-Band earth station is located within the university campus.