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Andhra University is not just one of the oldest educational institutions in the country, but is also the first to be conceived as a residential and teaching – cum – affiliating University, mainly devoted to post graduate teaching and research.

The people of the State have an emotional attachment to the institution, since it came into being after a prolonged and collective struggle of the Telugu elite for a University in the educationally backward northern Circars and Ceded districts of the erstwhile Madras Presidency. Andhra University was constituted by the Madras Act of 1926. The 82 – year – old institution is fortunate to have Sir C.R. Reddy as its founder Vice – Chancellor, as the steps taken by this visionary proved to be fruitful in the long run.

Former President of India Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was one of its Vice – Chancellors who succeed Dr. C. R. Reddy in 1931. The Andhra University College of Arts was inaugurated on 1 st July, 1931. The inaugural courses were Telugu language and literature, History, Economics and Politics. A year later, the College of Science and Technology came into being with Honours courses in Physics and Chemistry. The Andhra University pioneered in introducing many new courses in Science, Arts, Management and Engineering in the country.

The leaders of the Andhra University always believed that excellence in higher education is the best investment for the country and engaged the services of famous educationists such as Dr. T.R. Seshadri, Dr. S. Bhagavantham, Professor Hiren Mukherjee, Professor Humayan Kabir and Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao, to mention a few who set high standards for teaching and research. Nobel Lariat C V Raman was the proud alumnus of the Andhra University and closely associated in laying research foundations in Physics. Padmavibhushan Prof. C R Rao, the renowned statistician of the world, was also the proud alumnus of the Andhra University.

Keeping in pace with the global needs and challenges under the leadership and guidance of successive Vice – chancellors, the Andhra University is offering several new Courses of relevance and Contemporary significance.

Ever since its inception in 1926 Andhra University has an impeccable record of catering to the educational needs and solving the sociological problems of the region. The Andhra University is relentless in its efforts in maintaining standards in teaching and research, ensuring proper character building and development among the students, encouraging community developmental programms, nurturing leadership in young men and women and imbibing a sense of responsibility to become good citizens, while striving for excellence in all fronts.

As a sequel to this, the Andhra University has always subjected itself for continuous self – evaluation for maintaining standards and to reach set targets. Further, to assure quality in Higher Education the Andhra University has gone through the process of assessment and accreditation by National Assessment and Accreditation Council ( NAAC ) in April 2002. The Peer Committee has analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of the institution and has assessed the Andhra University with ‘A’ grade awarding it with the best percentage among the State Universities of Andhra Pradesh. The Andhra University designed and implemented Quality Management System successfully and became the first general University in the country to get ISO 9001: 2000 Certification in 2006.

The Andhra University Presently is Offering 313 Courses in Arts, Commerce, Management, Science & Technology, Engineering, Law, Pharmacy and Education. The Andhra University has five constituent colleges and four AU Campuses. The Colleges of Arts and Commerce is the biggest constituent college in the Andhra University with 26 Departments offering 42 courses including four Diploma Courses. The College of Science and Technology has 21 Departments, which offers 63 Courses including one PG Diploma. The College of Engineering has 15 Departments offering Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Programmes. The College of Law has been identified as an advanced Center in Law by UGC. The college of Pharmaceutical Sciences is first of its kind in South India, which is offering one UG Programme and six PG Programmes, besides Research Programmes leading to PhD  Degree. The AU campus at Kakinada ( East Godavari District ) has five Departments and the AU Campus at Etcherla ( Srikakulam Dist ) has Eleven Departments. The AU Campus at Tadepalli Gudem has four departments and AU Campus at Vizianagaram has five Departments.

The Andhra University is spread in a sprawling campus of 422 acres dotted with 121 buildings of Academic, Administrative and support services with a plinth area of about 20 lakhs sq.ft., and 324 staff quarters. Presently the Andhra University catering the Educational needs of five green districts of Andhra Pradesh namely Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Vizinagaram and Srikakulam.

The Andhra University campus is having 23 hostels for men which can accommodate more than 3200 students and 10 hostels exclusively for women with a capacity of more than 2000 seats. Two Hostels are specially constructed for foreign students. The Andhra University has also two Residential Health Centres one at south campus and the other at north campus and a homoeo Dispensary. The Andhra University has four Guest Houses, Central Canteen and four canteens at various locations, Press and Publication division, Women Waiting Halls, Faculty Club and Schools for Employees Children.

The Andhra University is also having student services and welfare centres in the campus like post and Telegraph office, Banking facilities, University employment and Guidance bureau, training and placement centre and a sports complex including a Gymnasium Hall.

The other infrastructural facilities available in the Andhra University include Academic Staff College, Computer Centre and Press & Publications division. The Andhra University is also having 25 Research centers / institution in the campus like Agro – Economic research Centre, Centre for Religious studies, Centre for Women s Studies, Delta studies Institute , Institute of public sector management, Institute for yoga and Consciousness and population Research Centre, OASTC, Bay of Bengal, etc.,

The Andhra University has started school of Distance Education in the campus in 1972. It offers Courses ranging from Certificate Courses to Post Graduate and Professional Courses. The School of Distance Education presently offering 4 UG Programs, 18 PG Programs, 5 Certification Courses, 9 PG Diploma Courses, 15 Professional Courses and 7 Collaborative Courses through Distance Education Mode. The School has 35 study centres across the State. The enrolment in UG, PG, and Professional Programmes in the School of Distance Education is about 80,000 students. The School has 23 permanent faculty. It is Equipped with the latest infrastructure.

The Andhra University has well experienced and export faculty known world wide for their research contributions. There are 354 Professors, 198 Associate. Professors and 115 Asst. Professors serving the Andhra University. Organization of International and National events is a regular feature of the Andhra University. There are more than 2500 support staff working in the Andhra University.

The alumni of the Andhra University occupy important positions in government administration, Industry and research organizations with in and out side the country. The Government of Andhra Pradesh has appointed the professors of the Andhra University as chairman and vice – chairman of the APSCHE and presently ten Universities had Vice – chancellors from Andhra University.

The Andhra University has recently organized the 95th session of the Indian Science Congress, from 3rd to 7th January, 2008. The Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh has inaugurated the Congress and in his address he refered to the Andhra University as a Magnificient University and has all appreciation for the way the mega event was organized.

There are 636 affiliated colleges spread across five districts under the territorial jurisdiction of Andhra University. The enrolment in Affiliated Colleges is more than 1.5 Lakhs.

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Courses of Andhra University

I. College of Arts & Commerce

1. Diploma Courses ( UG ) :

  • Acting
  • Pre – School Education
  • French
  • Russian
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Japanese

2. Under Graduate Courses :

  • BEd ( Special Education )
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Technology ( BHMNCT )

3. Diploma Courses ( PG ) :

  • Accounting Software
  • Sanskrit ( Senior )
  • Adult Education & Development
  • Linguistics
  • Bank Management
  • Environmental
  • Cooperation and Rural Studies
  •  Management
  • Functional Hindi & Translation
  • Transport Management
  • Human Resource Development & Industrial Harmony
  • Women’s Studies
  • Human  Resource Management and Information Technology
  • Yoga
  • International Business
  • Sanskrit ( Junior )

4. Post Graduate Courses :

a) MA Courses :

  • Ancient History and Archaeology, Quantitative Economics, Anthropology, Rural Development, Applied Economics, Sanskrit, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Economics, Sociology, Education, Telugu, English, Hindi, History, Human Rights  & Duties, Music, Philosophy
  • Politics, Psychology, Adult & Continuing  Education, Public Administration, Public Administration, Mridangam.

b) MSc Course :

  • Anthropology

c) MBA  Business Administration

d) M Com ( Master of Commerce )

e) MEd ( special Education )

f) MHRM Human Resource  Management

g) MJMC  Journalism & Mas Communication

h) MLISc Library & Information Sciences

II. College of Engineering

1. Diplomas ( UG )

A. Under Graduate :

  • BE / BTech / BPharm / BArch  Courses :
    Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering with Biotechnology ( Special ), Chemical Engineering with Petroleum Engineering ( special ), Civil Environmental Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Electronics and Communication Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering ( Marine Engineering ) Naval Architecture, Mechanical Engineering  Metallurgical  Engineering, Pharmacy.
  • ME / MTech  Courses :
    Biotechnology, Mineral Processing Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Computer Science Technology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Control Systems, Pharmaceutical and Food Analysis, Electronic Instrumentation, Pharmaceutical Technology, Geo engineering, Pharmacognosy, Heat Transfer, Pharmacology, Hydraulics  / Coastal Harbor Engineering, Power Systems and Automation, Industrial Engineering, Radar and Microwave Engineering, Industrial Process Instrumentation, Remote Sensing Information Technology, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Machine Design, Structural Engineering, Marine Engineering & Machine Handling, Technology Forecasting, Metallurgical Engineering.
  • MSc / MCA Courses :
    Computer Applications, Applied Chemistry, Computer Science, Industrial Chemistry.
  • MPhil Course :
    Applied Chemistry, Instrumentation, Geoengineering.

PhD ( Doctor of Philosophy )

III. College of Science & Technology

1. PG Diplomas :

  • Coastal Zone Management
  • Prawn & Crab Farming & Management
  • Instrumentation

 2. MSc / MSc ( Technology )

  • Aquaculture, Inorganic Chemistry, Applied Environmental Chemistry, Industrial Fisheries, Applied Genetics, Marine Biology & Fisheries, Analytical Chemistry, Marine Biotechnology, Applied Genetics, Marine Chemistry, Applied Geology, Marine Geology, Applied Mathematics, Marine Geophysics, Biochemistry, Materials Science, Biotechnology, Mathematics, Bio – Inorganic Chemistry, Mathematics & Computer Science, Coastal Aquaculture & Marine  Biotechnology, Meteorology, Botany, Molecular Genetics, Chemistry, Microbiology, Electronics, Nuclear Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Nuclear Physics, Environmental Sciences, Organic Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Physical Chemistry, Foods Drugs & Water, Physical Oceanography, Geography, Physics, Geology, Space Physics Electronics, Geophysics, Statistics, Human Genetics, Zoology, Hydrology.

3. MCS Course :

  • Computer Science & Statistics

4. MTech Course :

  • Atmospheric Sciences

5. PhD ( Doctor of Philosophy ) & MPhil ( Master of Philosophy )

IV. College of Law

1. Under Graduate

  • LLB ( Bachelor of Law )

2. Post Graduate

  • LLM ( Master of Law)

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Department About Andhra University

Andhra University Colleges of Arts & Commerce

  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Commerce & Management Studies
  • Department of Cooperation and Applied Economics
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Education
  • Department of English
  • Department of Fine Arts
  • Department of French
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of History and Archaeology
  • Department of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management  ( MHRM )
  • Department of Japanese
  • Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Department of Library and Information Science
  • Department of Linguistics
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Politics & Public Administration
  • Department of Psychology and Parapsychology
  • Department of Russian
  • Department of Sanskrit
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Telugu
  • Department of Theatre Arts
  • Department of Urdu

Andhra University College of Science & Technology

  • Department of Applied Mathematics
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Biotechnology
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Environmental Sciences
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Geology
  • Department of Geophysics
  • Department of Human Genetics
  • Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
  • Department of Marine Living Resources
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Meteorology and Oceanography
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Nuclear Physics
  • Department of Organic Chemistry, Food, Drugs & Water
  • Dept. of Physical, Nuclear Chemistry & Chemical Oceanography
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Zoology

Andhra University College of Engineering

Engineering Departments

  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science & Systems Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Department of Geo – Engineering
  • Department of Instrument Technology
  • Department of Marine Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Metallurgical Engineering

Basic Sciences Departments

  • Department of Engineering Chemistry
  • Department of Engineering Mathematics
  • Department of Engineering Physics
  • Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

Andhra University College of Law

  • Department of Law

Andhra University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Department of Pharmacy

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Affiliated Colleges of Andhra University

CentresHall-Ticket Numbers
M.R.P.G. College120001 - 121000
M.R. College (Autonomous)121001 - 122000
M.R. College for Women122001 - 122400
M.R. Model High School, Fort122401 - 122600
Satya Junior College, Gurajada Appa Rao Road122601 - 122840
M.R.A.G.R. Government Polytechnic, Pool Baugh122841 - 123240
Gayatri Degree College, Thotapalem123691 - 124002
Gayatri Junior College, Thotapalem124003 - 124302
Gayatri Model High School, Thotapalem124303 - 124602
R.K. Junior and Degree Colleges124603 - 124860

Pune Office Mumbai Office
Sinhgad Business School ( Pune City ),
19 / 15, Erandawane, Smt.Khilare Marg,
Off Karve Road,
Pune - 411 004,
Phone No. : 020 - 25431001 / 25434314,
Email :,
Website :
Sinhgad Technical Education Society,
Geeta Building, 2nd Floor,
392 / 6, Sion ( East ),
Near Sion Circle,
Mumbai - 400 022,
Phone No. : 022 - 24080119 / 120.

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Eligibility Criteria
Preparatory Program8th Failed.
Pre - Foundation Program8th passed or the completion of Preparatory Program or 10th Failed.
Foundation Program ( First & Second Year )

4. Under Graduate Programs
BA Programs : ( Tamil, Functional Tamil, English, English & Communication, Economics*, Business Economics*, History*, History & Heritage Management*, Sociology*, A Social Work, Political Science*, Public Administration*, police Administration*, Social and Civic Studies*, Population Studies* ).
B.Com. Programs : ( B.Com.*, Computer Applications, Business Studies, International Business, Accounting & Finance*, Marketing Management* ).
B Lit. ( Tamil )
B.B.A- Bachelor of Business Administration
B.B .A computer Applications
B Sc. Psychology
A Pass a Pre - University Higher / Secondary / Second Years foundation / Three Years Diploma / Two Year Diploma in Teachers Education or an equivalent examination.
BA Programs : ( Human Rights, Social Welfare Administrations, Rural Management ).
BSc Programs : ( Mathematics, Mathematics with Computer Applications ).A pass in Pre - University / Higher Secondary Examination / Second Year Foundation Program / Three year Diploma / Two year Diploma in Teacher Education or an equivalent examination with Mathematics or Statistics as one of the subjects.
BSc Programs : ( Physics, Electronics science ).A pass in Higher Secondary Examination with Physics and Mathematics Subjects / Three Year Diploma / Two Year Diploma in Teacher Education or an equivalent Examination.
B.Sc. ChemistryThose who have passed pre - university examination of a university or Higher Secondary course examination ( 10 + 2 level ) chemistry as main subject.
B.Sc. BotanyA pass in Higher Secondary with Botany / Biology / Plant Science in general ( or ) vocational stream or an equivalent thereto..
B.Sc. ZoologyA pass in Higher Secondary Examination with Biology and Chemistry Subjects / Three year Diploma / Two year Diploma in Teacher Education or an equivalent Examination.
B.Sc. MicrobiologyA Pass in the Higher Secondary Examination within Biology and Chemistry or an examination accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent there to.

Annamalai University UG Courses Duration : 3 Years.

5. Post Graduate Programs
M.A. TamilAny Three Year U.G. ( degree with Tamil under Part - I or Part - III.
M.A. EnglishAny Degree or an equivalent examination except B.Lit.Tamil.
MA Programs : ( Sociology*, Economics*, Business Economics*, Environmental Economics, History*, History & Heritage Management*, History & Tourism Management*, Population Studies*, Political Science*, Public Administration*, International Relations*, Police Administration*, Linguistics*, Translation Studies, Human Rights*, Social Welfare Administration*, Development Administration, Rural Management*, Disaster Management *, Philosophy, Religion & Culture ).
MCom Programs : ( Co - operative Management*, Banking and Insurance Management*, Education Management ).
M.L.M.( Master of Labour Management )
M.S.W. ( Master of Social Work )
M.Sc. Applied Psychology
Any Degree or an equivalent examination.
MCom Programs : (M.Com, Accounting & Finance, Computer Applications, Entrepreneurship, Marketing ).

MA Programs : ( Extension Management*, N.G.O. Management* ).
MSc Programs : ( Electronic Science, Geoinformatics, Real Estate Valuation ).
M.Sc. MathematicsB.Sc. Maths Degree or an equivalent examination.
M.Sc. PhysicsB.Sc. Physics Degree.
M.Sc. ZoologyB.Sc. Degree in the discipline concerned with any ancillary subject.
M.Sc. ChemistryA Pass in B.Sc. Chemistry / Applied Chemistry / Industrial Chemistry.
M.Sc. Botany B.Sc. Botany / B.Sc. Applied Botany / B.Sc. Life Science / B.Sc. Plant Biology / B.Sc. Plant Science and Biotechnology with any ancillary subject.
M.Sc. MicrobiologyA pass in the B.Sc. Microbiology / Botany / Zoology degree examination with Life Sciences / Bio - chemistry / Microbiology / Botany / Zoology as one of the Ancillary Courses.

6.Music Dance programs
a.M.Music - ( Vocal, Veena, and Violin & Flute ( Medium : Tamil )
b. M. Dance*
Duration : 2 Years
c. B.Music - Vocal, Veena, Violin, Flute, Mirudangam, and Nagaswaram & Thavil
Duration : 3 Years
d. B.Dance
e. Title of Isaikalaimani - Vocal, Veena, Violin, Mridangam & Flute
f. Title of Nattiyakalaimani
g. Title of Thevara Isiakalaimani
Duration :4 Years ( Medium : Tamil )
h. Title of Nattuvanga Kalaimani
Duration : One Years
i. Certificate Program in Vocal, Veena, Violin, Miruthangam, Thevaram & Dance*
Duration : Two Years
j. Preparatory Program in Music * - One Year
k. Pre - Foundation Program in Music* - One Year
l. Foundation Program in Music* - Two Years

7. Yoga related Programs
a. M.Sc. Yoga - Two Years
b. M.Sc. Yoga - Lateral Entry - One Year.
c. P.G. Diploma in Yoga - One Year
d. Diploma in Yoga* - One Year

8. Health Science Programs
a. M.B.A. Hospital Management( 2Years )
Master of Health Science ( 2 Years ) :
( Preventive Cardiology, Medico - legal Practice, Reproductive and Sexual Medicine, Diabetology, Wellness Fitness Science, Applied Nutrition, Applied Ergonomics, Adolescent Health & Education, Public Health ).
Post Graduate Diploma ( One Year ) : ( Tobacco Control, Adolescent Health Care, Maternity and Neonatal Care, Medical Cosmetology, Ultrasonography, Family Medicine, Diabetology, Accident & Emergency Care, Echo - Cardiography, Adolescent Health & Education, Acupuncture, Public Health, Medical Law & Ethics, Preventive Cardiology, Medico - legal Practice, Reproductive and Sexual Medicine, Wellness Fitness Science, Applied Nutrition, Applied Ergonomics, Medical Transcription, Clinical Research, Medical Records Science, Yoga Therapy ).
Diploma (One Year ) : ( Diabetes Patient Education, Critical Care Nursing, Certification Program in ECG Technology ).

9. Law Programs
LL.M ( 3 Years )
B.L. or an equivalent examination.
a. B.B.L - Bachelor of Business Law ( 3 Years )
b. B.G.L - Bachelor of General Law ( 2 Years )
c. B.A.L - Bachelor of Academic Laws ( 3 Years )
Diploma ( One Year ) :
a. Diploma in Labour Laws with Administrative Law
b. Diploma in Law of Taxation
c. P.G. Diploma in Criminology and Forensic Science

In Person
By Post
MBA / Health Science / PG IT Programs [gads name="Rupee"] 250[gads name="Rupee"] 290
All Other Programs[gads name="Rupee"] 100[gads name="Rupee"] 130
BEd[gads name="Rupee"] 500[gads name="Rupee"] 590
Diploma in Bharathanatyam /
Master in Bharathanatyam
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Contact of Andhra University

Andhra University,
Visakhapatnam – 530 003,
Andhra Pradesh, India,
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