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Andhra University Distance Education Brief Information

University Contact Information
Address Visakhapatnam - 530 003 (Andhra Pradesh) India
Phone & Fax 2754966, 2844164, 2550223, 9848199155
E-mail webmaster@andhrauniversity.info
Website http://www.andhrauniversity.info/sde


The University is located in Visakhapatnam. It offers UG, PG, Certificate, PG Diploma and Diploma courses. University got provisional recognition from DEC in 2007 - 08 for conducting distance education courses. In 2012-13 Alagappa University has got Programme-wise Regular Recognition from DEC for B.A, M.A, B.Com, M.Com, MBA, MCA, B.Sc, M.Sc, Diploma, MLISc, LLM, PG Diploma and Certificate Courses.

Andhra University, one of the oldest and accredited by NAAC with 'A' grade. School of Distance Education, an organ of this University, started in 1972. During the Academic Year 2005 L.LM, M.Sc in Botany, Zoology, Physics and Organic Chemistry, B.E/B.Tech in Civil, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical and Chemical Engineering branches were introduced. Further during the Academic Year 2006, MCA, MBA (Executive) and MHRM Courses were introduced.

Courses - School has been offering 56 Courses in total in Science (B.Sc & M.Sc), Arts (B.A & M.A), Commerce (B.Com & M.Com) , Vocational (Diploma, Certificate & PG Diploma) and Professional (MBA, MCA, M.LI.Sc, LLM, B.Tech, Additional Methodology B. Ed III & MA Ed. III) through distance learning.


Methodology - Under Academic activities students are provided study material. Print material is the main stay of instruction supplemented by Week-end classes and Annual Personal Contact programme classes at various centres to facilitate face to face interaction between the teachers and students. Besides Visakhapatnam, the School is organizing PCP classes at the following places depending upon student enrolment - 1. Srikakulam, 2. Kakinada, 3. Rajahmundry, 4. Eluru, 5. Bhimavaram, 6. Narsapur, 7. Guntur, 8. Hyderabad, 9. Vizianagaram, 10. Nellore and 11.Ongole


Study Centres - Andhra University has at present there are 34 study Centres. Some functions of study centres is sale of applications, dissemination of information, face-to-face interaction, conduct of examinations, etc. All reading material will be mailed to the students by Express Parcel post to the address of the students as per records of the School.


Selection - Admission for traditional courses are made through Merit of qualifying exam. There is entrance exam for MBA, MCA and Professional courses. Exam is ICET conducted by SDE Andhra University. Candidates who have completed 10 years of service after graduation can seek admission directly without any entrance examination into MBA.

Application Procedure - Application form can be obtained from University or Study Centre or Website. The candidate has to send the duly filled in Application form with the Demand Draft / SDE Challan to The Director, School of Distance Education, Andhra University, Visakhaptanam – 530 003 on or before the last date as specified in the examination notification.


Fees - Fee must be paid at the beginning of Course. Fee once paid will not be refunded. All the remittances to the School of Distance Education should be made through a Crossed Demand Draft drawn in favour of the Registrar, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, payable at Visakhapatnam from any Nationalised Bank payable or by paying cash directly at the Syndicate Bank in the premises of School of Distance Education, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. The name of the candidate, code number if already allotted and the purpose of the remittance should be clearly mentioned in the covering letter along with the Demand Draft.


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