Andhra University is located in Visakhapatnam, north east coastal Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the older premier universities in India with a broad focus. It was established in 1925 and shared affiliating responsibilities with Madras University in the initial years.
It was headed by Dr. Cattamanchi Ramalinga Reddy as the Vice-Chancellor from 1926 to 1931 and in a further second term from 1936 to 1949. It was headed by Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan in the interim period from 1931 to 1936.
Admissions to various Postgraduate courses offered by Andhra University will be generally held through the Andhra University Common Entrance Examination.
The university contains two sections, the south campus and north campus. The south campus houses the Arts, Humanities and Sciences departments along with the administrative block. The north campus (established in 1962), comprises the engineering College.
The university has four constituent colleges. The college of arts and commerce is the biggest constituent college in the university with 28 departments offering 55 courses. The college of science and technology has 19 departments, which offers 44 courses. The college of engineering has 16 departments involving in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The college of law has been identified as an advanced center in law by University Grants Commission.
The university has a school of distance education (started 1972). The school has 32 study centers across the state and a study center at New Delhi.
The university campus has 19 hostels for men and 4 hostels exclusively for women that accommodate more than 4,300 students. Residential accommodation of 340 units of staff quarters is available on the university campus. The university also has three Health Centres, a homeopathy dispensary, three guest houses, a faculty club, an open air theatre and a campus school for the children of university staff.
Campuses outside the university:
It has established campuses outside Visakhapatnam to meet demand for post-graduate education. Campuses are located in Etcherla, Srikakulam district, Kakinada, East Godavari district, Tadepalligudem, West Godavari district and Vizianagaram. An earlier campus at Guntur City, established in 1967, became Acharya Nagarjuna University in 1976. Andhra University has produced many research scholars and doctorates. It is one of the top univerities in the South India.
There are 575 affiliated colleges spread across five districts under the territorial jurisdiction of Andhra University. The enrolment in Undergraduate courses is more than 76,000 and in PG Courses more than 20,000 students. The University is supported by about 860 teachers and more than 2500 non-teaching and technical staff.
Andhra University is the first university in India to offer an MBA programme from 1957.
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Andhra University, Visakhapatnam has 64 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam