11,432 Candidates Appear for Test BRAOU Eligibility

Hyderabad: As many as 11,432 Candidates appeared for the Dr B.R.Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU) Eligibility Test (E.T) today throughout the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh spread over 156 examination centres.

Another interesting feature of this year is that 214 Jail inmates including 6 women prisoners from the various central prisons in the two states have also appeared for the test. Central Prison Cherlapally – 40, Warangal – 39:
Rajamundry – 76, Nellore – 23, and Kadapa – 36.

Prof K.Seetharama Rao, Vice Chancellor, BRAOU and Prof C.Venkataiah, Registrar, Dr G.Laxma reddy and other Officials from the University visited the examination centres in Mahaboobnagar District. Dr P.Venu gopal reddy, Public Relations Officer Visited Central Prison Cherlapally, where the Jail inmates appeared for the test.

Sri M.R.Bhasker, Superintendent Of Jails, Central Prison Cherlapally, Chinthala Dasharatham Deputy Superintendent of Prisons, Dev lal Naik, Jailor, Prashanth, tutor were participated in the examinations process.

The successful Candidates in the E.T. will be given Admission into B.A./B.COM/B.Sc. Courses for the Academi Year 2018-19 at BRAOU.

BRAOU Offered Floral Tributes to Dr B R Ambedkar

Hyderabad: The Teaching and Non- Teaching Staff Members of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU) paid rich floral tributes to Head of the Indian Constitution and Bharat Ratna Dr B R Ambedkar on his Death Anniversary at the campus on Wednesday.

In this picture seen… : Prof K Seetharama
Rao, Vice Chancellor, Dr BRAOU, Prof C.Venkataiah, Registrar and Prof A. Sudhakar, Director I/c (Academic) and other staff members.; Directors; Deans; Heads of the Branches; University Service Associations representatives; Teaching & Non- Teaching Staff members offered floral tributes on this occasion.

Prof. G. Ram Reddy Memorial Lecture at Dr BRAOU

Hyderabad : Dr. B. R. Ambdkar Open University and Prof. G. Ram Reddy Memorial Trust together organised Prof. G. Ram Reddy Memorial Lecture on the occasion of his Birth Anniversary, 04-12- 2017.

Dr. R. V. Vaidyanathan Ayyar, IAS( Rtd) Former Secretary, Ministry of Culture & HRD, Govt. of India was the Chief guest and he delivered a lecture on “Contributions of Prof. G. Ram Reddy to Higher Education ”.

He emphasised on the leadership qualities of Prof. G. Ram Reddy for his vision and contribution in the distance learning and education. He lauded Ram Reddy for his Institutional par excellency in establishing Andhra Pradesh Open University ( APOU), IGNOU and NACC.

He hailed Ram Reddy as the chief architect of distance education in India. On this occasion Prof. Yatindra Singh Sisodia , Director, Madhya Pradesh Institute of Social Science Research was invited and he was bestowed with “ Social Scientist Award” for his remarkable contributions. He gave a lecture on “Decentralised Governance and people’s participation:

Experiences from Central Indian States”. Prof.K. Seetharama Rao, Vice Chancellor of BRAOU, presided the programme and Prof. Hara Gopal , secretary of Prof. G. Ram Reddy Memorial Trust and Prof. V. S. Prasad, former VC of IGNOU, BRAOU graced the occasion along with Smt. Prameela Ram Reddy, Registrar Prof C.Venkataiah, Academic I/c Director Prof A.Sudhakar.

Happy with NAAC rankings for Universities: Governor

Hyderabad: Speaking at the first conference of the Vice Chancellors of Telangana State, held at B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Governor of AP and Telangana E.S.L. Narasimhan, said that the Telangana Government and Deputy CM Kadiyam Srihari in particular are taking lot of interest in strengthening the Higher Education in the new State and much has been done for the Higher Education in the past three years.

The Governor said that Telangana Government had permitted the Universities to fill the vacancies of faculty positions in Universities and that the Vice Chancellors should fix a time frame for filling up the vacant faculty posts in all Universities.

Governor said that the Universities should prepare Academic Calendars, including schedule for admissions, examinations, declaration of results etc.

Narasimhan further said that doctoral research done in Universities should have societal relevance. He said that the Universities should ensure that only quality research is carried on with definite time frame to complete the Ph.D. New courses should be evaluated and its relevance to job market should be assessed.

He said it is the quality of Higher Education that matters and not the quantity. Governor said he is happy with the NAAC rankings for the Universities, however Campus recruitment should be given top priority and commercialisation of higher education is not acceptable.

The Governor further said that all Universities should set up Academic Councils and Executive Councils with members of higher learning and they should meet regularly and discuss on how to improve the curriculum and quality of teaching etc.

He also said that technology should be utilised to monitor attendance of faculty and students through biometric devices and CCTV cameras should be installed in all constituent colleges and affiliated colleges. Governor further said that his Government has zero tolerance for corruption and audit of funds released to all Universities should be done on a periodic basis.

He also said that performance of the Universities will be judged on the basis of employability of the students coming out of the Universities. Governor said that Telangana State should reach number one position in Higher Education, in the country and the Vice Chancellors are responsible to achieve the same.

Narasimhan appreciated the system of Faculty Development Programme implemented by JNTU and said that all other Universities should adopt the same.

On this occasion, Governor also launched the redesigned website of Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University.

Kadiyam Srihari, in his speech, assured the Governor that action plan would be drawn up to fill all faculty position in the Universities within six months. He told the Vice Chancellors that Universities should function as Centres of Excellence.

Special Chief Secretary (Higher Education) Ranjeev Acharya, Telangana State Council of Higher Education Chairman Papi Reddy, Principal Secretary to Governor Harpreet Singh and Vice Chancellors of 11 Universities attended the conference. (INN)

Sri Kaloji Narayana Rao Memorial Lecture Organized

Hyderabad: Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University organized Sri Kaloji Narayana Rao Memorial Lecture at its campus as part of 103 rd Birthday Anniversary of Sri Kaloji Narayana Rao on September 9, 2017.

Dr. Ampasayya Naveen, Writer and Central Sahitya Akademi Awardee, delivered the lecture on the theme “Kaloji’s Views on Partyless Democracy” . Prof. K. Seetharama Rao, Vice-Chancellor of the University presided over the meeting. Prof. Y. S. Kiranmayi, Director (Academic) introduced the speaker. Prof .C.Venkataiah, Registrar, proposed the vote of thanks.