Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Open University, initially known as Andhra Pradesh Open University, was set up on 26th August, 1982 through an Act of the A.P. State Legislature (APOU Act, 1982). Subsequently, the University was renamed as Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University on 26th October, 1991. The establishment of this University, the first of its kind in India, heralded an era of affirmative action. The University offers opportunities of higher education to all sections of society to meet the changing individual and societal needs. The University Grants Commission has admitted this University for assistance under Section 12-B of the U.G.C. (Act, vide U.G.C. Lr. No. F-5-7/82 (CPP), dated 12-05-1986). The Distance Education Council (DEC), granted institutional recognition to the University and recognised all the Programmes that are being offered by the University
The administration branch of the University played a crucial role in all the above activities including getting approvals from the UGC-DEB from time to time. The administrative Branch of the University plays an important role in preparation of Service Rules, Accounts and Administrative Manual, University Act and amendments to the University Act from time to time and performs its functions under the stewardship of Registrar, who is under direct control of the Vice-Chancellor and Executive Council. 
  • The Administrative Branch of the University coordinates with all the branches of the University works out necessary strategies in fulfillment of the cherished objectives as laid down below for which the University has been established.
  • To provide educational opportunities to those students who could not take advantage of conventional institutions of higher learning.
  • To provide equality of educational opportunities for higher education through distance mode for a large segment of the population, including those in employment, women (including housewives) and adults who wish to upgrade their education or acquire knowledge and studies in various fields.
  • To provide flexibility with regard to eligibility for enrolment, age of entry, choice of courses, methods of learning, conduct of examinations and operation of the programmes.
  • To complement the programmes of the existing Universities in the State in the field of higher learning so as to maintain the highest standards on par with the best universities in the country.
  • To promote integration within the State through its policies and programmes.
  • To offer degree courses and non-degree certificate courses for the benefit of the working population in various fields and for the benefit of those who wish to enrich their lives by studying subjects of cultural and aesthetic values.
  • To make provision for research and for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge.
  • To serve as a source of continuing education, consultancy and to provide equal access to knowledge and higher education.
  • The Administration plays an important role in smooth running of the University.
  • It conveys the Executive Council Meetings, the Meetings of the Planning and Monitoring Board, Academic Senate and  prepares the  Agenda Notes and takes follow up action on the resolutions of the Meetings.
  • Conducts all official correspondence, relating to the University with State and Central Governments, University Grants Commission,  Distance Education Bureau, IGNOU and other funding  bodies to realize the grants sanctioned in connection with Development and Research.
  • It looks after the recruitment of both the  Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff and maintaining records relating to their appointments and conduct, discipline and conditions of service of employees of the University.
  • Takes care of fixation of pay and other allowances of the Teaching and Non-Teaching staff of the University.
  • Makes all preparations to encourage organization of seminars, conference, training, deputation  and tours of all the employees of the University.
  • It takes the responsibility of entering MoUs with other organizations for offering New Programmes, sharing of Course Material etc.
  • It works out the measures to look after the we4lfare of the employees of the University.
  • It takes every care to put the system in proper working order and to ensure employee morality/discipline.
The strength of the University lies in its overall performance, contribution of its employees and the recognisation for the outside world.  In recognition of its Yeoman services, the University has received 03 (three) prestigious ISO Certificates for providing quality services to the learners and maintaining quality standards in the field of Higher Education.
 ISO 50001:2018 in the category of Energy Standards, ISO 14001:2015 for environmental and Green Audit, ISO 9001:2015 Certificates in the Department of Management and Quality Standards for providing quality higher Education services in the University.
The administrative branch of the University is equipped with full-fledged infrastructure facilities viz; Desktop Computers, Scanning and Xerox facility, PABX system, Help Desk facility for students information. 
The Administrative Branch presently looking after the service matters, maintenance of records and welfare of the Teaching Staff ( 34),   Non-Teaching Staff (179),  Time Scale (Non-Teaching) (59), Teachers on Contract (33),  Outsourcing Staff (112).
Vice-Chancellor                                  :  040-23680200
Registrar                                              :  040-23680202
Deputy Registrar (Admn)                   :  040-23680212
Assistant Registrar (Admn)                :  040-23680213
Assistant Registrar (Admn)                :  040-23680214
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