Osmania University Distance Education Courses Admission 2016-17

Osmania University (OU) was established in the year 1918. It was named after Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam of Hyderabad. Its official motto is “Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya” (in Sanskrit language) meaning in English "Lead us from Darkness to light."  It was the first Indian university which used Urdu language as a medium of instruction.
E. S. L. Narasimhan is Chancellor and Prof. S. Satyanarayana is Vice-Chancellor of Osmania University.  The University is situated at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India and is famous for its well equipped faculty and large (1600 acres) infrastructure area.

Osmania University has more than 3 lacs students on its campuses and affiliated colleges which prove a heavy demand for its courses and large network of affiliated colleges. Till 2012, Osmania University has registered 3,700 international students from more than 80 countries.

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Osmania University Distance Education


Osmania University Prof G Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education

Osmania University: Recognition and Affiliation

Osmania University is affiliated and accredited by several bodies like:
  • UGC (University Grants Commission) New Delhi.
  • DEC (Distance Education Council) New Delhi.
  • Accredited by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). with “A” grade during 2001 to 2008.
  • AIU (Association of Indian Universities).
  • Also recognized by UPE (University with Potential Excellence).
  • And, DBT and DST.

Osmania University: Center for Distance Education (OU-CDE)

Center for Distance Education, Osmania University also known as Prof. G. Ram Reddy Center for Distance Education Osmania University, Hyderabad established in the year 1977. PGRR-CDE of Osmania University offers many distance learning courses for Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Diploma and Certificate students. All the distance education courses are recognized by DEC (Distance Education council) New Delhi.
It is third oldest University in the southern region of India and famous among the students because of its unique offering and pattern of the courses. As per India Today - Nielson study survey based on performance radars 2009-10 onwards "Osmania University has been ranking among top 10 universities in the Country." 

Osmania University Distance Education Courses 2016-2017

Below we are giving information about all the distance Learning Courses of Osmania University, Prof. G. Ram Reddy Center for Distance Education. These courses help students in realizing their dreams of getting higher education through distance education under affordable fee structure.

Osmania University Undergraduate Distance Education Courses

Distance learning Undergraduate Courses of Osmania University are as follows:
  • BA: Bachelor of Arts (Duration: 3 years)
  • BA: Bachelor of Arts in Languages (Telugu)
  • BA: Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics & Statistics
  • B.Com: Bachelor of Commerce (Duration: 3 years)
  • B.Com: Bachelor of Commerce in Computers
  • B.Sc: Bachelor of Science in Aviation (Duration: 3 years)
  • BBA: Bachelor of Business Administration (Duration: 3 years)

Osmania University Postgraduate Distance Education Courses

Distance learning Postgraduate Courses of Osmania University are as follows:
  • MA: Master of Arts
  • MA in English
  • MA in Hindi
  • MA in Telugu
  • MA in Public Relations
  • MA in Sanskrit
  • MA in Urdu
  • MA in Philosophy
  • MA in Vedic Astrology
Eligibility for above MA programmes is as follows: Candidates should have passed Undergraduate Degree (3 years) examination & and study the related subject concerned at Undergraduate level.
  • M.Sc: Master of Science
  • M.Sc in Mathematics
Eligibility for above M.Sc (Mathematics) programmes is as follows: Candidates should have possessed a B.Sc. Degree (3 years duration) / BE/ B.Tech and studied Mathematics as one of the subjects at Undergraduate level. Students who have obtained P.G. Diploma in Mathematics are also eligible. Students who have completed AMIE Degree Course in Mechanical Engineering Examination from Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Bombay are also eligible.
  • M.Sc in Statistics
Eligibility for above M.Sc (Statistics) programmes is as follows: Possessed a B.Sc. Degree (3 years) and studied Mathematics / Statistics as one of the subjects at UG level.
  • M.A Social Sciences
  • M.A Social Sciences in (Public Administration, Economics, Public Personnel Management, Sociology, History, Psychology, Political Science)
Eligibility for above MA programmes is as follows: Candidates should have possessed a BA Degree examination (3 years) and studied the subject concerned at Undergraduate level.

Osmania University Professional Distance Education Courses

Distance learning Professional Courses of Osmania University are as follows:
  • MBA: Master of Business Administration (Duration: 3 years)
  • MCA: Master of Computer Application (Duration: 3 years)
  • BBA: Bachelor of Business Administration (Duration: 3 years)

Osmania University Distance Education Postgraduate Diploma Courses

Osmania University distance learning postgraduate diploma courses are as follows:
  • PGDCA: Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Applications
  • PGDTCP: Postgraduate Diploma in Town & Country Planning.
  • PGDM: Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics.
  • PGDELT: Postgraduate Diploma in English Language Training.
  • PGDBM: Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management.
  • PGDBIM: Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics.
  • PGDTS: Postgraduate Diploma in Telecom Software.

Osmania University Distance Education Certificate Courses

Osmania University Distance Learning Certificate Courses are as Follows:
  • MCC: Modular Certificate Course (eligibility: 12th passed)
  • Tally ERP.9: 365 Days registration for admissions (Batch wise)
  • CSS: Certificate in Soft skills
  • CWA: Certificate in Web Analyst
  • CIP: Certificate in Internet Programming
  • CAAP: Certificate in Advanced Applications Programming
  • CPS: Certificate in Professional Skills
Eligibility: These certificate programs are both CD based and Web based anyone with +2 criteria can enroll into these programs. Admissions are made 365 days a year.

Note: Candidates can take admission into any program. There is no restriction on age and admissions are based "No Entrance Test Format" [Except for MBA & MCA program] provided candidates have to fulfill the required Eligibility Criteria.

Medium of Instruction:

Medium of instruction for all courses of PGRR, Center for Distance Education of Osmania University will be either in English or Telugu language or both depending on the course.

Osmania University Admission Procedure for Distance Education Courses

How to Apply

Students can purchase Distance Education Courses Prospectus (or) Application Form from the Office of the Director, PGRR-Center for Distance Education, Osmania University, Hyderabad -7.
By Post: if you want to purchase Prospectus (or) Application Form by post for any program. You have to send a Demand Draft for Rs. 150/- in favour of "The Director, PGRR-Center of Distance Education of Osmania University, payable at Hyderabad along with a self addressed 11” x 5” size envelope to get the Prospectus.

In Person: Application form can also be obtained by submitting a Demand Draft (D.D) of Rs.100/-, in person at Sales counter or other banks. (Details are available on University’s website)
Download from the website: Students can also download Prospectus (or) Application Form from the Distance Education Website of Osmania University but after downloading the Prospectus they have to submit this form along with a Demand Draft of Rs.100/- to complete the admission process.

Application Form for Admission

Students must attached following documents with the Application form for taking admission into the distance education program:
  1. A Demand Draft of Course fee in favour of "The Director, PGRR Centre for Distance Education, Osmania University, payable at Hyderabad.
  2. Four copies of Passport size color photographs.
  3. For Undergraduate Courses 10th and 10+2 certificates and for Postgraduate Courses S.S.C., Intermediate and BA / B.Sc. / B.Com. / B.E. / B.Tech. Degree Certificate both Original and one attested Xerox copy, (Originals copies of certificates will be returned right after admission).
  4. Transfer Certificate from the College/University last studied. (Not Returnable)
  5. In case of SC/ST/OBC students, they have to enclose a Photostat copy of Caste certificate as well and for Physically Handicapped (PHC) students, they should also enclose a photo copy of PH-Certificate with the Application Form.
  6. One 14" x 10" (with Rs.50/-affixed) size self-addressed Envelope to be returned the original certificates, (for those students who are applying through post).
Contact Details: Osmania University

Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education
Osmania University: Hyderabad - 500 007
Contact No: 040-27091605, 040-27098350
Fax: 040-27097687
E-mail: info_cde@osmania.ac.in
Website: http://www.oucde.ac.in