(On behalf of Andhra Pradesh)

APSET - 2024



Andhra University Andhra University was established in 1926 by the Madras University Act to serve the entire linguistic region of Andhra as a residential teaching-cum-affiliating multi-disciplinary university. The institution has Sir C.R. Reddy as its founder Vice-Chancellor and Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan as the second Vice-Chancellor. A sprawling campus of 425 acres dotted with 205 buildings, vast open spaces, a brilliant ecosystem with its rich biodiversity and magnificent Kailasa Hill as the backdrop with mystic blue of the Bay of Bengal in its front constitute a unique environment in a city such as Visakhapatnam.

Andhra University has delivered high quality education to contribute to the national education mission and in many ways, it has been a part in the framework to strengthen the country as a nation, and successful alumni, research outcome of this university were the social model for unity of the society and a factor for growth and development of India. The university has the distinction of having five Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awardees, two PadmaVibhushan Awardees, one PadmaBhushan Awardee, five PadmaSri Awardees with the recent addition of two in 2023, amongst its alumni.

Nobel laureate Sir C.V. Raman was closely associated with laying research foundations in Physics, and Prof. C.R.Rao, world renowned statistician, Dr. Neeli Bendapudi, President of Penn State University, Dr G.M.Rao, Chairman GMR group, Justice Jasti Chalameswar, former Judge, Hon. Supreme Court of India, Dr Prabha Atreya Director , FDA, USA, and Suggu P Rao, Vice Chaiman, Bank of America, were among the proud alumnus of AU. The University has distinguished itself by starting many programs which are innovative and first of their kind in higher education system of India.

At present, 58 departments, 16 specialized research centres, 188 ICT enabled classrooms, state -of the-art of computer and GIS laboratories,76 seminar halls on campus will give the students ample learning opportunities as it is critically related to the University’s objective and the university is one among the 10 universities in the country for support under “Rashtriya Uchhatar Siksha Abhiyan (RUSA).

Crafted by its legacy of excellence, the university has made another distinction by way of establishing collaboration in allied fields with Tri Forces under an MoU with DGR, GOI. The 98 years of glorious journey, recognizing its quality pursuits, the University was graded by NAAC in four cycles with CGPA of 3.65 during second, 3.60 in its third cycle and 3.74 (A++ for 7 years) in the fourth cycle. Quantum leaps for University’s aspirations for excellence during the period from 2019-23 are:

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