School of Distance education is a part of Andhra University, which was established in 1972. After that, it has been one of the most pioneering institutions in the field of higher education. The Distance Education School is trying to extend their service for the society from various parts of the country, especially from the parts of Andhra itself. 

The students of the Distance School, study the same syllabus like every other student of Distance school offers various courses in the streams of Arts, Commerce & Science. 

At the UG level, it offers BA, B.Sc., and B.Com. and at the PG level, it offers MA, M.Com, M.Sc., B.Ed, LLM, MBA, Executive MBA, MCA, MHRM, and MJMC. 

Apart from this, it offers Diploma, PG Diploma, and certification courses as well. 

Students are required to appear in the common entrance test conducted by Andhra University. They can apply online for the same.

Andhra University Distance Education Important Dates

GATE Exam 06 Feb, 2021; 07 Feb, 2021; 13 Feb, 2021; 14 Feb, 2021;
Registration Deadline for all courses (without fine) 29 Jan, 2021
Starting of Registration with a fine of INR 200 30 Jan, 2021

Andhra University Distance Education Highlights

Name Andhra University, School of Distance Education
Establishment | Type 1972 | State
Recognized by DEB-UGC
Affiliated to Andhra University
Application mode Online & Offline
Payment mode Online
Official website

Andhra University Distance Education Courses

School of Distance Education, Andhra University offers BA, B.Com, B.Sc, MA, M.Com, M.Sc., B.Ed, LLM, MBA, Executive MBA, MCA, MHRM, and MJMC courses. Details of some popular courses of AU SDE are as follows: 

Courses Details
B.Sc  Duration: 3 Years
Eligibility: 10+2
Specializations: Chemistry, botany zoology
B.Com  Duration: 3 Years
Eligibility: 10+2
Specializations: General, Customer Service Management
MA Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Graduation
Specializations: English, Hindi, Telugu, History, Economics, Politics, Public Administration, Sociology, Philosophy, Mathematics
M.Sc.  Duration:- 2 Years
Eligibility: Graduation
Specializations: Mathematics, Psychology, Botany, Organic Chemistry, Zoology
M.Com Duration:- 2 yrs
Eligibility:- Graduation
MBA Duration: 3 Years
Eligibility: Graduation with 50%
Specialization: Finance, HRM, Marketing, Hospital Administration
LLM  Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: BL or Equivalent

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Andhra University Distance Education Admission

The admissions to all the courses at AU SDE are based on the merit obtained by the students in the entrance examination conducted by AU SDE. 

How to Apply? 

Candidates can apply online to get admission in AD-SDE. 

  • Visit the official website of AU-SDE.
  • Fill the application form and select the desired course. 
  • Pay the application fee via online payment method. 

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Andhra University Distance Education Scholarships

The university provides scholarships to the students who belong from SC/ST & OBC. The maximum age limit to avail this scholarship is 34. Even Disabled/EBC/Minority students can avail the scholarship. For them the age limit is 30.

There are two types of scholarships, they are:-

  • Residential scholarship
  • Post matric scholarship

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Andhra University Distance Education Faculty 

The institute has a number of Ph.D. holders as faculty. Prof. P. Hari Prakash is the Director of SDE. He is the Professor in Economics as well. Moreover, SDE has 9 other Assistant Professors. 

Some of the top Assistant Professors are: 

  • Smt. P. Vijaya Ratnam: English Methodology 
  • Dr. G. Sri Ram: Computer Science 
  • Dr. B. Radhika: B.Ed. and M.Ed. 
  • Dr. N Komali Salomi: Family Studies

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Ques. Can I withdraw my application after submitting the admission form?

Ans. Yes, the candidate can withdraw their application form if they wish to do so.

Ques. What is the address where I can send the application form?

Ans. You can also submit the form online, but if you want to post it, here is the address:-

Andhra University, Visakhapatnam – 530 003,

Andhra Pradesh, India.

Ques. What are the border marks for the entrance exam?

Ans. The criteria of passing marks are as follows:-

General category - 50%

SC/ST/OBC - 45%

PWD - 40%.

Ques. What are the required documents for the admission?

Ans. Here is the list of required document:-
  • Original mark sheet of 10th, 11th & 12th.
  • Certificates or any higher degree (if available)
  • Address proof.
  • 2 colored passport size photographs.
  • Receipt of application fee.