Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU) is offering B.Sc courses in computer applications and drug science in collaboration with Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. and National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT).
The B.Sc (Special) programme in drug science is designed to provide employment opportunities in drug industry. The students are expected to have more than 80 per cent attendance for practical sessions and industry internship. The course is offered at two centres, one is in Hyderabad and another is at Vizag, and total seats available are 100.
Students who opt for computer applications have to study four courses in their second and final years at their near-by NIIT centres.
Students will receive B.Sc degree from the university and Diploma in Computer Applications from NIIT after their successful completion. The eligibility for B.Sc in drug science is – students should have either passed D. Pharmacy or Intermediate with chemistry as an optional subject or should have two years experience in chemical industry.
There is no special eligibility criterion for computer applications.
The fee for B.Sc in computer applications is of INR. 6,000 per year in addition to the course fee of the university.
For B.Sc in drug science, the fee is INR. 5,050 per year, including practical fees. SC, ST, PHC students will get fee concession from the university, subject to the stipulated conditions.
The students of drug science have been absorbed by the drug industry so far.
The diploma in computer applications from NIIT will give an extra edge to the student in job search.
The university is planning to introduce more job-oriented programmes in collaboration with prominent industry players. “We are planning to start B. Ed, B. Ed in Special Education, Bachelor of Hotel Management, Bachelor programmes in Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism Management in collaboration with industry players,” said Vice-Chancellor of the university, O.R. Reddy