With a motto to reach out and reach all APOSS follows the principle of freedom to learn i.e., what to learn, when to learn

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Sri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy Hon'ble Chief Minister,
Govt. of Andhra Pradesh

Sri. Botsa Satyanarayana Hon'ble Minister for Education,
Govt. of Andhra Pradesh

Sri. Praveen Prakash, IAS
Principal Secretary to Government,
Education Department,
Govt. of Andhra Pradesh

Sri. S. Suresh Kumar. IAS,
Commissioner of School Education,
Govt. of Andhra Pradesh


A.P. Open School Society caters to the needs of learners up to Intermediate level for those who could not continue studies in formal system.

The Andhra Pradesh Open School Society was set up on 20th February, 1991 by Government of Andhra Pradesh initially to cater to the educational needs of drop out boys and girls in the State under Open School System. The motto of Open School is “Be Educated and Be Empowered”.


  • To identify the educational needs of the learners who are generally not catered to by the formal system of school education.
  • To provide opportunities for school education up to pre-degree level through open and distance learning (ODL) mode.
  • To identify and promote standards of learning in open and distance learning system.


The A.P State Open School shall provide ample access to sustainable learner-centric quality school education, skill upgradation and training to learners by using innovative technologies and methodologies of Open and Distance Learning


APOSS will provide opportunities for continuing education to those who have missed opportunities to complete school and development education.


Government of Andhra Pradesh revamped the Open School System in the year 2008 and started Open Basic Education Programme of A, B and C levels equivalent to III, V and VIII classes of formal system apart from SSC (Secondary) programme to the 14+ age group learners in Open and Distance Learning mode.

The Intermediate programme was started in the year 2010 under Open and Distance Learning mode to the SSC passed learners of 15+ age.

The Pass Certificates issued by APOSS are eligible for Higher Education and Employment. For complete details please click here.


The Chief Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh functions as Chairman, the Secretary to Government, Education Department shall act as Vice Chairman, the Director, APOSS is the Member Secretary at State level while the District Collector functions as Chairman and the District Educational Officer acts as Member Secretary at District Level to the Open School State and District Executive Boards. The APOSS carries its programmes through a network of study centres (AI centres) identified in Govt./Local Body/Recognized High Schools and Junior Colleges. The OBE programme of Level ‘A’ & ‘B’ shall be carried partnering with Department of Adult Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh. For complete details please click here.

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