Andhra University, one of the oldest and accredited by NAAC with 'A' grade has established an international image in academic excellence. Centre for Distance & Online Education, an organ of this University, started in 1972, has been one of the pioneering institutions in the field of Higher Education. It has been striving to extend the reach of higher education to different sections of the society located in divergent geographical areas, particularly in the State of Andhra Pradesh.
Students of this institution study the same syllabi and are subject to the same regulations as that of the regular students of Andhra University. The Degree awarded is also the same. The learning package comprises of self-learning study material, audio-video packages and face-to-face interaction.
Gyan Vani, a community Radio Station is located in the Centre for Distance & Online Education and caters to the needs of the learners of the Centre for Distance & Online Education, besides other sections. It can be tuned on 106.4 Mhz under FM. At present there are 25 study Centres meeting the learner needs. The sale of applications, dissemination of information, face-to-face interaction, conduct of examinations, etc. constitute the core activities of the Study Centres