Acharya Nagarjuna, the profounder of the Madhyamika Buddhism is one of the greatest philosophers India has ever produced. The Buddhists of China, Japan and Tibet river him to be the Second Buddha, who once again set in the motion the wheel of Dharma. He endowed with metaphysical profundity and logical acumen has reaffirmed the basic ideas of Buddhism, apart from providing reinterpretation, clarification and amplification of new concepts of Buddhism
Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU), formerly known as Andhra Pradesh Open University, is located in the city of Hyderabad. With a wide network of 206 study centers spread throughout the state of Andhra Pradesh, the University has for its motto "Education at Your Doorstep". The University, the first of its kind in the Country was brought into being through an act of Andhra Pradesh State Legislature in August,1982.
Dr. BRAOU follows a multi-media teaching-learning approach which broadly comprises self-learning print material, supported by audio, video lessons and regular broadcast of lessons through All India Radio. From November, 1999 the University started Telecast of Video lessons through Doordarshan Regional Channel. On Sundays the University has Interactive Teleconferencing on the Regional Channel of Doordarshan.
Andhra University, one of the oldest and accredited by NAAC with 'A' grade has established an international image in academic excellence. School of Distance Education, an organ of this University, started in 1972, has been one of the pioneering institutions in the field of Higher Education. It has been striving to extend the reach of higher education to different sections of the society located in divergent geographical areas, particularly in the State of Andhra Pradesh.
The Dravidian family of languages, which includes more than 27 tongues, the most ancient, living language family of the world, one of the richest contributors to the cultural mosaic of India, often confronts the question whether it enjoys its due recognition in the subcontinent; whether it is being academically cared adequately and receives equal attention on par with other languages of National importance; and whether the Dravidians contribution to Indian literature, Indian philosophy of Indian history and culture are being properly and adequately evaluated by the scholarly community.
It is such agonized perceptions of a few outstanding academics and administrations that has led to the formation of Dravidian University Thanks to the boldness of the Government ofAndhra Pradesh, it had taken up the task of establishing the Dravidian University in 1997 at the tri- lingual junction, Kuppamin Chittoor District, A. P., 8 k.m away from TamilNadu, 4 km, away from Karnataka and hardly about four hours drive to Kerala, basically to promote a spirit of integration and strong bonds of fraternity among the ma jor Dravidian language speakers of the Southern states and to advance studies and research inthe integrated body of Dravidian lmguico - cultural heritage
When you join us here at the EFL University in Hyderabad, you come to a city that is more than four hundred years old. The institution you come to is two years old as the EFL University; but it is now fifty years old as CIEFL!
The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) is an autonomous university founded in 1998. It was set up as a not-for-profit public private partnership (N-PPP) and is the first IIIT to be set up (under this model) in India. The Government of Andhra Pradesh lent support to the institute by grant of land and buildings. A Governing Council consisting of eminent people from academia, industry and government presides over the governance of the institution
Aiming high towards the spread of education in the tertiary sector, dedicating itself towards removing all barriers that traditionally restrict access to University education, designing strategies resulting in reaching the unreached, and strive for promotion of standards and quality in programmes and activities.
a) To provide access to higher education to large segments of population, particularly to those disadvantaged groups living in remote and rural areas, and working people, housewives and other adults who wish to upgrade or acquire knowledge and skills;
b) To promote acquisition of knowledge and to continually offer opportunities for upgrading knowledge and skills in the con text of innovations, research" and discovery in all fields of human endeavour;
c) To provide an innovative system of education at the University level which is flexible and open in its methods and pace of learning, combination of courses, eligibility for enrollment arid age of entry, with a view to promoting learning,
d) To diversify and strengthen the degree, diploma certificate and courses relevant to national economy and employment opportunities, based on our natural and human resources;
e) To contribute to the improvement of the education system in the region and develop all those courses which will develop higher education in the region;
f) To provide education and training and undertake research in various fields of distance education.
PROF. G. RAM REDDY CENTRE FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION
(Established in 1977 )
Originally named, Institute of Correspondence Courses and founded in 1977, the Centre changed its name in 1989 to be in tune with the emergence of distance education as an alternative mode of learning. The National Policy on Education 1986 (revised in 1992) says, "The Open Learning System has been initiated in order to augment opportunities for higher education, as an instrument of democratising education and to make it a lifelong process". The Centre has steadily increased its courses both Under Graduate and Post-Graduate and has plans for starting new courses having job opportunities. The Under Graduate and Post-Graduate programmes in Humanities and Social Sciences are also offered under learner motivated and paced open learning system.
Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University is one of the few language universities in the country. It was established as “Telugu University” on 2ndDecember 1985 through an Act of Legislation (Act No. 27 of 1985) with head quarters at Hyderabad and campuses at Sri Sailam and Rajahmundry. Later in the year 1989 the Siddhendra Kalakshetram at Kuchipudi merged with the University. The School of Folk and Tribal Lore was established at Warangal during the year 1994.
This University was founded with the broad objectives of serving the cause of the Telugu people, both within the State and outside. For this purpose, the state government has merged the Sahitya, Sangeetha, Nataka, Nritya and Lalitha Kala Academies, International Telugu Institute and Telugu Bhasha Samithi into the University. Thus, the University was established to function as a central organization for teaching and research in Language and Literature, History and Culture, Fine Arts and Performing Arts, religion and philosophy of the Telugu speaking people. It strives to inculcate a sense of identity in them as citizens of India and as responsible representatives of Andhra Pradesh. This University was renamed as Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University in the year 1998. The University Grants Commission has recognized the University as fit to receive financial grants since 2nd May1990.