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Girls shine in AU Degree Exams

Girls have out performed boys in the degree examinations conducted by the Andhra University. Top five rankers in B.Sc, B.Com ( Vocational ) and B.Com ( RR ) are all girls and the top two in BA are also girls.

Vice – Chancellor G.S.N. Raju, who released the results here on 21st April, 2013, congratulated the toppers and also the Controller of Examinations and her team for getting the results out within 30 days of the last examination. Interestingly, most toppers are from districts and the performance of the students from the city has not been satisfactory. Hardly 15.32 per cent students have passed BA this year from the district and the percentage is 12.06 in Vizianagaram district.

The performance of the students from the district in B.Sc and B.Com. ( vocational ) is also not great, the V – C noted.

Instant Exam

The University is conducting instant exam for the students who failed in one subject on 6th May, 2013 and the last date for applying online for the examination is 30th April, 2013, he announced.

The instant examinations for third year B.A., B. Com and B. Sc courses will be held at Sir CRR College for Women, Eluru, Govt. College, Rajahmundry, Dr. V.S. Krishna Govt. College, Visakhapatnam, and M.R. College for Women, Vizianagaram. The regular third year candidates of 2012-13 batch, who completed all subjects in their first and second year previously but failed in one theory subject are eligible for instant examination.

The University shall not issue printed copy of marks sheet and the students can download it from after 25th April, 2013, he added. However, the University shall be sending the consolidated marks memo and pass certificate to the colleges.

Registrar K Rama Mohana Rao, Dean PG & Professional Work K Visweswara Rao, Dean UG Examinations G Sudarsana Rao and Special Registrar ( Controller of Examinations ) K Samrajya Lakshmi and other senior faculty and officials of the University were also present.

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AU to introduce Photography Course

Andhra University Vice – Chancellor G.S.N. Raju has said that the university will soon introduce either a degree or diploma course in photography. He gave their assurance to a suggestion made at a photography workshop organised by the Vizag Professional Photo and Videographers’ Association here on 22nd April, 2013.

Participating as chief guest at the inaugural function, the Vice – Chancellor said that though there was a huge demand for photographers, professional training and expertise were needed to hone their skills. He lauded the association for conducting workshops in this regard.

Referring to the first book in Telugu on ‘practical photography’, written by Iris Sathyam, Prof. Raju said that the university would make it available to students at the Andhra University library. On the photography course to be launched by the university, he said that a decision would be taken after considering infrastructure requirements like a studio and other equipment and technical expertise. He felt that professionals like Satyam, Giri Gopal and Ramesh of Edit Point could be of help in this regard.

Association Vice – President Giri Gopal, secretary Krishna Prasad and Ramesh of Edit Point spoke.

Association chairman Prasad said that Mr. Satyam has been conducting free workshops for the association for the last 25 years. He had brought out his experience in the field in the form of a 300 – page book on ‘practical photography’.

Mr. Sathyam said that the book was based on his practical experience. Describing photography as a science, he said photographers should learn to use the available light, lenses and the correct angle to get the right pictures.

Contrary to the popular notion that digital photography has made the subject easy, it had made it all the more difficult. One should invariably know the various aspects like colour composition, focus and temperature to get the correct pictures. “I have made five 22 – minute episodes on ‘A guide to photography’ to teach about the practical aspects of photography. Talks are on with TV channels for telecast of the same in a serial form,” he said.

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ISO certification for Andhra University

Andhra University will get the ISO 9001:2008 standard certification from TUV – SUD South Asia Pvt. Limited, Vice – Chancellor G.S.N. Raju announced at a press conference here on 29th March, 2013.

The certification is given for implementation and maintenance of quality management system in an organisation. Andhra University would get it for its best practices in implementation of quality in training, research and consultancy to the stakeholders. The scope of certification was design of curriculum; syllabus; regulations and eligibility norms for undergraduate, PG and research programmes; conduct of examinations, evaluation, publication of results and award of degrees; creating infrastructure through sponsored research and consultancy and grant of affiliation to the programmes offered by the colleges and monitoring the same, Prof. Raju explained.

A team of auditors, consisting of K.V. Kameswara Rao, V. Chalapathi Gouravaram, K. Krishna Mohan, and Sreenivasulu Rupineni from the TUV – SUD inspected all the departments and office of AU and expressed its satisfaction over the implementation of quality management system.

The team expressed its satisfaction over the university’s research contribution, research projects, quality in teaching, learning, students’ achievements, placements and state – of – the-art infrastructure available, particularly with the engineering college.

Prof. Raju congratulated the Rector, Principals, Registrar, IQAC and ISO Coordinator, Director of Planning and Monitoring Board, all internal quality auditors, Deans, HoDs, faculty and non-teaching staff on the university getting renewal of the ISO certification.

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Andhra University VSP extend MoU

Andhra University and Visakhapatnam Steel Plant extended an MoU between them for another three – year term. The MoU covers areas like conducting seminars, workshops, surveys, technical support, exposure to the faculty and students and other academic activities and supporting AU in other activities also.

Vice – Chancellor of AU G.S.N. Raju appreciated VSP for continuously supporting the university even before the MoU was first signed three years ago, which included construction of a ₹ 1 crore building in which the AU College of Engineering for Women was located, senior engineers and officers from the engineering and administration departments giving lectures at AU in different subjects. He wished the collaboration would improve in future.

Director ( Personnel ) of VSP Y.R. Reddy said the association between VSP and AU was a great example of academic – institution interaction.

VSP was upgrading its instrumentation level from level I to level II, the latest for an industry, he said and urged the faculty and students of AU to make best use of the facilities at VSP through the MoU.

Earlier Registrar of AU K. Ramamohana Rao and General Manager ( HRD ) of VSP A. Radhakrishna singed the MoU. Rector of AU A.V. Prasada Rao, principals of campus colleges were present.

The MoU was signed for the first time in 2010 when B. Satyanarayana was Vice – Chancellor and P.V.G.D. Prasada Reddy was Registrar and P.K. Bishnoi and Y. Manohar were CMD and Director ( personnel ) of VSP respectively.

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Online Registration for Andhra University Exams 2013

Online registration for post – graduate and professional courses examinations of Andhra University will be closed on 28th February, 2013, according to a press release from AU.

Only online challans will be accepted up to 20th February, 2013 without penalty, and with a penalty of ₹ 3,000 for a candidate up to 28th February, 2013.

Additional Fees

An additional fee of ₹ 500 has to be paid by a candidate per semester along with the examination fee for betterment examination. Schedule of online examination enrolment for various courses is available on website and the detailed examination timetable, course – wise, on

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Andhra University Cyber Crime Awareness Meet 2012

Andhra University, Department of Computer Science & Systems Engineering, College of Engineering is conducting a one day awareness programme on cyber crime for the benefit of the general public on 1st December, 2012, from 9.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m. on the college campus.

Those interested many contact on mobile no 9885438922 or 9160916454.

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AU SDE Final Year Exam Centres changed 2012

Some centres of the final year B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com. examinations of Andhra University School of Distance Education, commencing on 23rd November, 2012, have been changed.

The following are the changes made in the examination centres ( centre originally allotted followed by centre to which the candidates have been shifted ) : Chaitanya Educational Society to Government College ( men ) in Srikakulam; M.R. College ( for BA course only ) to Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Degree College, Dharmapuri in Vizianagaram district; Ideal College and P.R. Govt. College ( for B.Com. course only ) to M.S.N. Degree College, Jagannaickpur and P.R. Govt. College ( B.A. and B.Sc. courses ) to Chaitanya College, in Kakinada; Government Degree College ( B. Com. course only ) to Govt. Polytechnic College at Paderu; and B.V.K. College ( B.Com. course only ) to V.V.R. Kanakamahalakshmi College, Thatichetlapalem in Visakhapatnam.

Director of AU SDE N.L. Narasimha Rao informed that hall tickets will be issued at the centres to which the candidates have been shifted.

Other details can be had by calling 7702257812 or 0891 – 2754966, 2844142, 2844143, 2550223 or 2575745.

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Last Date for AU Degree Exam fee Payment is 5th November, 2012

The last date for payment of fee without fine for the Degree Examinations of Andhra University to be held during March – April 2013 is 5th November, 2012 according to a press release from AU. Theory examinations commence on 4th March, 2013. English practical examinations will be conducted from 21st January, 2013 to 7th February, 2013 and for other subjects from 15th February, 2013 to 28th February, 2013.

Regular students of I, II and III years of B.A., B.Sc., B.Com., B.Sc. ( Home Science ), B.A. ( OL ), B.C.A., B.E.M., B.B.M., B.H.M. and C.T., UGD P.Ed. and B.P.Ed. and those appearing for the supplementary examinations have to pay the examination fee at the college where they are studying or studied, and submit the examination application through the Principal of the college for getting registered for the examination.

The proforma of examination application form can be downloaded from the Website : and an additional fee of ₹ 40 has to be paid for registration along with the stipulated examination fee. Application sent either by post or submitted in person at the university office will not be entertained.

Applications submitted after the prescribed last date will not be accepted. Applications along with examination and registration fee will be accepted with a penal fee of ₹ 1,000 till 14th November, 2012. Applications can be submitted with a penal fee of ₹ 2,000 till 10 days before commencement of exams but it is allowed only for theory examinations.

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AU Last Date Extended in SDE

The last date for spot admissions into various courses of Andhra University School of Distance Education has been extended up to 31st October, 2012 without fine, AU SDE Director N.L. Narasimha Rao informed on 19th October, 2012.

Candidates wishing to join the under – graduate, post – graduate, PG diploma, diploma and certificate courses can avail of this opportunity at the AU SDE Study Centres also, Prof. Narasimha Rao added.

Dasara Vacation :

Following a representation received from the Andhra University Teachers Association, the AU administration has declared 25th October, 2012 and 26th October, 2012 as holidays for the university colleges and departments on the occasion of Dasara, Registrar V. Uma Maheswara Rao informed on 19th October, 2012.

The campus will reopen on 29th October, 2012 since 27th October, 2012 ( Id – ul – Fitr ) and 28th October, 2012 ( Sunday ) being holidays.

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Andhra University School of Distance Education

Andhra University, one of the oldest and accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade has established an international image in academic excellence. School of Distance Education, an organ of this university, started in 1972, has been one of the pioneering institutions in the field of higher education. It has been striving to extend the reach of higher education to different sections of the society located in divergent geographical areas, particularly in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

School of Distance Education is approved by University Grants Commission. It may be mentioned that before the formation of Distance Education Council, the distance education institutes were under the purview of University Grants Commission.

Andhra University is the second in the south India after Mysore University to have started distance mode of education. It has a long track of quality, based on rigorous norms prescribed by the various academic bodies of the university like the board of studies.

Academic senate and executive council are starting various academic programs. Although, the School of Distance Education, Andhra University which is a dual mode institute functioning under the aegis of Andhra University enjoyed the University Grants Commission recognition.

The Distance Education institutes came under the purview of Distance Education Council from IX plan onwards ( 1997 ). The School of Distance Education has been receiving development grants from Distance Education Council from IX plan onwards. The funding is based on certain parameters of performance like strength of learners, quality of the programs offered, student support services, quality of education etc.

The Distance Education Council has granted recognition to the courses offered by the School of Distance Education for the academic year 2007-08 and the current year recognition is under process. It was only from the effect from 2007 that the Distance Education Council made it mandatory for Distance Education institutes to seek recognition of their courses. Students of this institution study the same syllabi and are subject to the same regulations as that of the regular students of Andhra University. The degree awarded is also the same. The learning package comprises of self-learning study material, audio-video packages and face-to-face interaction.

Gyan Vani, a community radio station is located in the School of Distance Education and caters to the needs of the learners of the School of Distance Education, besides other sections. It can be tuned on 106.4 Mhz under FM. At present there are 34 study centres meeting the learner needs. The sale of applications, dissemination of information, face-to-face interaction, conduct of examinations, etc. constitute the core activities of the study centres.

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Andhra University B.E / B.Tech Exam Result 2012

Andhra University declared the Results of 4th Year 1st Semester B.E / B.Tech Examination on 24th September, 2012. Candidates can check their Results on Andhra University Website

About Andhra University

Andhra University was established in 1926 and is one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the country devoted to post – graduate teaching and research. The educational jurisdiction of the University spreads across five districts of Andhra Pradesh namely Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Vizinagaram and Srikakulam. University of Andhra has been recognized by University Grants Commission ( UGC ) and is also an active member of the Association of Indian universities ( AIU ).

It has also been awarded with an ISO 9001 – 2000 Certificate. University of Andhra has pioneered in the field of education by introducing career – oriented courses as per the need of the society. The University offers a wide range of academic programs with a unique blend of the conventional and career oriented courses like Nuclear Physics, Instrumentation Engineering, Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture.

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AU SDE entrance test starts on 23rd September, 2012

Andhra University School of Distance Education is conducting its MBA and MCA entrance test on Sunday ( 23rd September, 2012 ) at the Government College for Men, Srikakulam; P.R. Govt. College, Kakinada; Govt. Arts College, Rajahmundry; Satavahana College, Vijayawada, R.G. Kedia College, Hyderabad and at its premises on AU campus here, Director N.L. Narasimha Rao informed.

The hall tickets have been despatched to the candidates and additional information can be had by calling AU SDE on 0891 2754966, 2550223 or 77022 57814.

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Andhra University Counselling Rescheduled

Owing to a call given for Bharat Bandh on 20th September, 2012, the second phase of counselling for admission into Andhra University’s five – year integrated dual degree programmes – B.E and M.E.; B.Tech. and M.Tech.; B.E. and MBA and B. Tech and MBA are rescheduled.

Counselling held from 20th September, 2012 to 20th September, 2012 has been postponed and will be held from 21st September, 2012 to 23rd September, 2012 Director of AU Directorate of Admissions O.Aniel Kumar said Visakhapatnam on 17th September, 2012. The details of admission counselling schedule is available on website, Prof.Aniel Kumar said.


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