About Us

Andhra University, one of the oldest and prestigious educational institutions in India was established in the year 1926 by the Madras Act. The University is recognized for its high academic standards in making rapid strides internationally in tune with the vision of its eminent Vice-Chancellors. It is one of the Universities in the country with 94 years of well acclaimed educational journey and is fortunate to have Sir C.R. Reddy as its Founder Vice-Chancellor and Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan as its second Vice-Chancellor. The foundations laid by these two visionaries proved to be very fruitful.

The Andhra University is a premier institute of higher learning, a trendsetter in Higher Education and University Administrative system in many aspects. The University is established in “The City of Destiny” and spread in an expansive campus of 423.15 acres with all required facilities. Its multi-disciplinary approach in formulating novel courses and research areas in emerging fields bear indication to the vision of the institution with a direct relationship to economic growth and development of the society.

Andhra University Internal Quality Assurance cell has designed and implemented quality management system. In the International Ranking for the ‘Best Universities’, out of the several thousands of Universities in the world, Andhra University has been ranked in the 600-800 band and stood 11th out of the 19 Indian Institutions listed in the rankings, which includes Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Indian Institute of Technology (IITs). In National Institutional Ranking Framework Andhra University got 22 Rank among all the Universities in India and 36th Rank among all educational institutions of the country. Considering the merits of the University, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India has reaccredited at “A’ Grade with a CGPA of 3.60 out of four points scale in 2016. The University is also granted with ISO 9001-2008 certification for its quality standards. The University has the distinction of having 5 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awardees, 2 Padma Vibhushan Awardees, 3 Padma Sri Awardees and One Sahitya Academy Awardee among its academic staff members and many more recipients of highly rated awards among the alumni.

Andhra University has distinguished itself by starting many courses which are innovative and first of their kind in India. It has 7 constituent colleges namely College of Arts & Commerce, College of Science & Technology, AU College of Engineering(Autonomous), AU College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr.B.R.Ambedkar college of Law, AU College of Engineering For Women, Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE) and School of Distance Education. Andhra University has 20 departments with 24 courses at UG level, 69 departments offering 119 courses at PG level and Ph.D. programmes. It has 13 Research centres and one Advanced analytical Lab which is recognised as a National Facility. Andhra University has made another achievement through imparting education in allied fields through certificate programmes to Defence personnel of Tri Forces as an MoU with DGR, GoI

The Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE) established in 1998 imparts two NCTE recognised courses namely B.Ed. and M.Ed. with strength of 100 and 50 respectively along with research programmes like M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Education.

The university has the unique distinction of being the seat for many research centres like the Gandhian studies, Social exclusion and inclusive policy, women studies, Agro Economic research, population studies, SAARC studies, delta studies, Bay of Bengal studies, nano technology and cyber security and data analytics and these centers are funded by various ministries and other funding agencies. AU – APSSDC – Siemens centre for excellence is created at Andhra University to impact skill development in youth and enhance employability.

The alumni of the University occupy important positions in government administration, Industry and research organizations within and outside the country. The Government of Andhra Pradesh had appointed good no. of professors of this University as Chairman, Vice-Chairman of the APSCHE, as Vice-Chancellors and Registrars to many Universities. The teachers from this university have also occupied many higher positions in the UGC and various other national and international reputed organizations.

Rankings & Achievements

S.NO Ranking Agency Rankings 2018-19
1 NIRF Ranking (University category ) 16th
2 Overall Category 29th
3 QS International Ranking within INDIA 47  
4 QS I-GUAGE Rating DIAMOND for 3 years(upto 2022)
5 The World University Ranking 2019
World University Ranking - Overall 1001+
World University Ranking -Emerging Economics 301-350
World University Ranking -Engineering &Technology 601-800
World University Ranking -Physical Sciences 801+
6 NAAC Accreditation 3.60/ 4.0, 'A' grade (Upto 2023)
7 THE WEEK Top Multidisciplinary Universities 13
South Zone-Top Multidisciplinary Universities 14
8 OUTLOOK - ICARE (Outlook) 29th Rank in Top 100 Universities
5th Rank in Top 75 Public Universities
Chairman, AP Ed.CET-2020
Prof. P.V.G.D. Prasad Reddy
Vice Chancellor
Andhra University ,Visakhapatnam.
Convener, AP Ed.CET-2020
Prof. R. Siva Prasadh
Principal, I.A.S.E.
Andhra University
Visakhapatnam