Andhra Pradesh state is the eighth largest state in India. Apart from thousands of schools ranging from the pre-primary to the senior secondary ones, the state has several institutes, which impart higher education.
The HRD Ministry has sanctioned The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) at Visakhapatnam which will commence from the academic year 2015-16. The Government of Andhra Pradesh has established Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) in 2008 to fulfill educational needs of the rural youth ofthe state. The higher educational sector includes many colleges, universities and research institutes providing professional education in the fields of arts, humanities, science, engineering, law, medicine, business, and veterinary sciences, with undergraduate and postgraduate courses. K L University, GITAM, Vignan University are the Deemed Universities.
Some of the top MBA colleges of Andhra Pradesh are Indian School of Business, Hyderabad; ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad; National Institute of Agri Ext Mgmt, Hyderabad; Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad; Dept of Bus. Mgmt, Osmania University, Hyderabad; Department of Commerce and Management Studies, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam etc.