With an impeccable record of serving the educational needs and working out the sociological problems of the region. 82 year old Andhra university laid the foundation of SDE in 1972. School of Distance Education has been catering to the requirements of learners seeking higher education. School of Distance Education offers courses ranging from certificate courses to post graduate and professional courses.

The School of Distance Education presently offers 4 UG programs, 18 PG programs, 5 certification courses, 9 PG diploma courses, 15 professional courses and 7 collaborative courses through distance education mode. The school has 35 study centers across the state. The enrolment in UG, PG, and professional programs in the School of Distance Education is about 80,000 students. The School has 23 permanent faculties.

Courses and Eligibility at SDE, Andhra University

Undergraduate Courses at SDE

B.A. (Both English & Telugu Medium), B.Com (Both English & Telugu Medium), B.Com (Customer Service Management), B.Sc computer.

Eligibility for Undergraduate Courses

Intermediate / PUC or equivalent, or 2-year I.T.I of AP after passing SSc or pass in the B.A / B.Com and entrance examination conducted by SDE are eligible for undergraduate courses.

Post Graduate Diploma Courses at SDE –

The courses include PG Diploma in Co-operation and Rural Studies, PG Diploma in Functional English, PG Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management, PG Diploma in Management of Voluntary Organizations

Eligibility for post graduate diploma courses-

The in-service candidates working in cooperatives and allied institutions including non-officials with any Bachelor’s Degree other than BFA, and BA are eligible for post graduate diploma courses

Professional Courses at SDE-

The courses include B.Ed. III Methodology /MA Education III Methodology, M.B.A. (Finance / HRM / Marketing / Hospital Administration), Executive M.B.A. (Finance / HRM / Marketing), M.C.A., MHRM, Master of Journalism & Mass Communication.

Eligibility for Professional Courses-

Any graduate (other than BFA and BA OL) with 50% marks (SC / ST / BC candidates with 45% marks) is eligible for professional courses. They must have studied Maths as one of the subjects at SSC / Intermediate level besides qualifying in ICET or Entrance test conducted by Andhra University.

Certification Courses at SDE-

The duration of the certification courses is for six months. The courses include Certificate in Office Automation & Accounting (English Medium), Certificate in Office Automation & Multimedia Technologies (English Medium), and Certificate in Office Automation & Internet Technologies (English Medium).

Eligibility for certification courses-

Intermediate or equivalent or pass in the B.A. / B.Com. Entrance Examination conducted by SDE or other Universities under open system is eligible for the certification courses.

Diploma Courses at SDE -

The courses include Diploma in Consumer Education and Diploma in Music.

Eligibility for diploma courses-

Intermediate or equivalent or pass in the B.A. / B.Com and in entrance examination conducted by SDE or other Universities under open system are eligible for diploma courses in Andhra University. The candidate should have completed 15 years of age by 1st July of the year of admission.