Andhra University is a State University of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in Vishakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh.
It is a oldest academic institution of India. Andhra University is the first University who provide residential teaching
And affiliation to the colleges in its teritorial juridiction.
Andhra University was established in the year 1926 by Andhra Pradesh Act 1926. Sir C.R Reddy was the first Vice Chancellor of Andhra University. His contribution was very important to take the University to next level.
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan taken the responsibility of Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University after Dr. C. R. Reddy in 1931. The University Department of Arts was established on 1 st July, 1931.
Andhra University is giving sholarship to sc/st and other backward class students since 1980. it encourage the students by organising various cultural progaram in the campus along with out side. Candidates partidipates in sports like cricket, basket ball, badminton, khokho, kabaddi, foot ball etc.
Andhra University offers various courses in various discipline as Arts ,Science,Commerce, Pharmacy, Engineering, Education , Physical Education, Library Science, Management program, diploma program, certificate course, degree course, master degree course, M.Phil program, PHD program etc
Andhra University is having continious improve in its teaching and learnig process as per requirement time by the help of its experince professors, and other teaching staff. Andhra University organises every year excurssion tour by which students get more exposure because only theoritical knowledge is not enough for them apart from bookies knowledge practical and field knowledge also most important.
The University has very well experienced along with dedicated faculty. There are 364 Senior Professors, 208 Junior Associate Professors and 125 Asistant Professors in the University. Organizing of national as well as International programme is a routine program of the University. There are more than 3000 asistance staff are working in this University.
The Andhra University has 375 affiliated colleges in six districts of Andhra Pradesh under the territorial jurisdiction of the University. There are more than one lakh candidates are being enrolled through its Affiliated colleges.
The University campus is spreding in 425 acres of area along with 125 well equiped buildings of educational, 132 Laboratory, Administrative and asistance work with a area of about 2 lakhs square meters, 335 numbers of quarters for University staffs.
In the year 1972 The University has initiated the school of Distance Education. Where the university offers from Certification program to master degree program, Professional Courses along with M.phil program. There are 10 UG Program, 30 Post Graduation program 10 certification program 12 PG Diploma Program, 25 profefssional program are offered by the School of distance Education through Distance Learning Mode. The School of Distance Education has 45 academic centres in the Andhra Pradesh. There are about 80,000 candidates are being enrolled in various program through Distance Learning Mode.
There are 25 nombers of boys hostels which can provide accommodation about 3500 students and 10 numberts of girls hostels which has more than 2000 seats. There are three numbers of Hostels specially those students come from foregin. There are two Residential hospital in the Andhra University. one is in the south campus and the other is located at the north campus. Apart from this there is a homoeopathy Dispensary also avalable in the university campus. There are Five Guest house in the University.