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Andhra University School of Distance Education

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh | Reviews/Ratings: - Add Review
Established : 1972 | Accredited/Approved : UGC | Affiliated : NAAC

Overview Andhra University School of Distance Education

Andhra University of Distance Education dates to one of the oldest and well reputed institution certified by NAAC with ‘A’ grade has entrenched an international picture in academic quality. The school of distance education, a channel of this university initiated in 1972 has been one among the established institutions in the domain of higher education. It has been putting its maximum efforts and striving hard to expand and improvise the extent of higher education to various divisions of the society located in distant geographical areas, especially in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

  • Students pursuing their degree in this institution study the same syllabi and are subjected to the same regulations to that of regular students studying in this university
  • The learning package constitutes of audio video packages, face to face communication and self-learning study material
  • School of distance education was initiated in this university with the purpose of educating the women community who discontinued their studies forcefully due to family constraints, personal reasons, etc.
  • A community radio station, Gyan Vani is stationed in the School of Distance Education which meets the requirements of learners apart from other sections and this can be tuned on 106.4 MHZ under FM.
  • Currently there are 34 study centres catering to the requirements of the learners.
  • The central activities of study centres include promulgation of information, sale of applications, face to face wise interaction, etc.

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Online and Offline

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About 15.8km from Vishakapatnam airport

Type of Institute


Courses offered

UG, PG, Post Graduate Diploma

Specializations offered

  • International Business
  • Banking
  • Hindi Literature
  • Agriculture Economics

Eligibility criteria for Distance MBA

  • Candidates applying for this course should hold a graduation degree in any domain from a recognized university with a minimum aggregate of 50-60%
  • SC/ST candidates applying for this course should hold a graduation degree in any domain from a recognized university with a minimum aggregate of 45%
  • Candidates must qualify the entrance examination conducted by the School of Distance Education.

Eligibility criteria for Distance M.A in music

  1. Candidates applying for this course must be having any one of the below mentioned graduate/diploma level certificates
  • B.A in music
  • Any degree with a diploma in music
  • Any certificate course in music
  1. Candidates applying for this course should be holding a ‘B’ grade in classical Carnatic music

Andhra University School of Distance Education? is oldest Public University that was started in the year 1926 for offering both regular programs. The University, later in 1972 started offering Distance Education for providing Higher Education to every region in the community and it acts as a foremost part of the University. The disciplines in which the University is offering distance programs are Science, Arts, Law, Commerce, Management Studies, Education, Journalism, Human Resource Management and Computer Application and also Diploma Courses.

MBA Eligibility

Graduation in any stream except BA (O.L) and BFA with at least 50% aggregate marks from recognized University

MBA Fees

Hospital Administration – INR 50000/-

Others – INR 35000/-

Admission Criteria

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Application Last Date

30-July without late fee

06-Aug with late Fee of INR 300/-



University Level

Application Mode

Online and Offline

Application Fee

INR 500/-


The University is Providing MBA program through Distance learning with four specializations. Basic Eligibility for any candidate to get admission to the Distance MBA program is Graduation in any stream except BA (O.L) and BFA with at least 50% aggregate marks from recognized University and should have mathematics as compulsory subject in HSE or Intermediate level. The selection procedure in the University for Distance MBA is done through an entrance exam that is conducted by the University itself known as APICET.

Specializations offered under Distance MBA in AU Distance Education are:

  • Marketing
  • Hospital Administration
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management

The application process for Distance MBA is carried through Online Mode. The candidate is supposed to visit the official page and get the application form. The form has to be submitted by paying INR 500/- through a DD. AU will call-up the candidate to attend counseling held in the University if gets qualified in the entrance exam.

Documents to be carried for Verification

  • Graduation or Provisional Certificates
  • Fee Payment Receipt
  • DOB Proof
  • Identity Card (Photo and Signed)
  • Duly Filled Address slips (3 No’s)
  • Photographs (2 No’s)

Andhra University School of Distance Education Course fee structure

BCA - Information Technology Request 3 years
BHM - Travel & Tourism Request 2 years
BHM - Hospitality Management Request 2 years
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by Manohar, 23 Oct 2019
Class of 2019

Andhra university school of distance education have offered me distance MBA. I had chosen MBA in hospital administration because I was very much interested in it. I was happy that at least I couldn’t join regular MBA but I joined for distance MBA in Andhra University school of distance education. I was worried thinking Is Andhra University UGC approved? How can I apply for distance education? Is Andhra University a government or private? What is the fee structure in Andhra university school of distance education? The Andhra University school of distance education is UGC approved and government university. The Andhra University application form can be downloaded and filled offline for taking admission in Andhra university. for taking admission we have to need 50% marks in graduation and ICET or any equivalent entrance exam is required. Andhra University School of distance education fee structure for distance MBA is INR 18,000 per annum which has to be paid for 3 years but in the 3rd year just INR 5000 to be paid.

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Asked question

May i know the fee structure of B.Com in distance education
Asked by Eshanya

replied on 17-May-2019 09:53:34

Hi, B.Com fee for 3 years INR 8,000 when split it is INR 4,000 for 1st year and INR 2,000 for rest two years.

How to take admissions
Asked by simran

replied on 15-May-2019 13:24:41

Hi, Admissions are just based on merit and entrance to apply for B.Com candidate must be PUC or any equivalent passed out based on marks in that selection will takes place. If the candidate is interested and eligible enough can fill the application form through online mode that is from official website or by visit the college admission centre.

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Kirlampudi Layout,Chinna Waltair,Pedda Waltair, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

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