Andhra University

Andhra University is one of the best universities in India. The University is not only counted among the very best, it is also rated as one of the most advanced universities in Southern India. The Andhra University came up in the year 1926 after a long and bitter struggle between the Telegu elite and the backward northern districts of the state, Andhra Pradesh. The University started off with imparting education in subjects like Literature, History, Politics, Economics and Vernacular language of Telegu. The section of science was included with Honors courses in Chemistry and Physics. The Andhra University has come a long way since then.

Andhra University is located at Waltair Junction, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh and it is one of the leading universities which was inaugurated in 1926. The university is one of the oldest universities and approved by the University Grants Commission and also accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NAAC). The nearest railway station is Visakhapatnam Railway Station which is 5.2 km away. The campus of the university spread over 422 acres of land.

Andhra University has quite a few colleges under its affiliation allowing the university to spread its quality education among others. The university provides postgraduate courses in general sections like English, History, Politics, General Management, and various other off stream courses. Along with these courses, the university also allows the students to take part in various diploma courses, under graduation and post graduation courses in various engineering streams. The University also boasts of a great history as the alumni consists of many well known individuals. To add to the credits, the Former President of India Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan succeeded Dr. C.R. Reddy as the Vice –Chancellor of the university in 1931.

Andhra University Courses

The main course of Andhra University is M.Sc, B.E/B.Tech. The other UG, PG courses are provided in various specializations namely Arts, Science & Technology, Commerce, Engineering, Management, Pharmacy and Law. 

The university contains various branches like the College of Arts & Commerce, the College of Science & Technology, the College of Engineering, and the College of Law.

In 1978, the university also started a distance education through Andhra University School of Distance Education which provides UG, PG, PG Diploma, Certification courses, and professional courses. 

Eligibility Criteria

The admission to the UG, PG courses is decided by a valid score in the AUCET/AUEET/GATE entrance exams. The last decision to set the cut off marks for admission is taken by the university administration. 


The training and placement department in the university enhances student’s various skills and personalities for campus placement. The highest salary package offered is 16 lakh per annum and the average salary package is 5 lakh per annum. The top recruiters include Dr. Reddy, GVK, Hospira INK, Mylan Labs, TCS and Infosys. 

Other Facilities

  • The hostel facility is provided by the university for both boys and girls. For boys, hostel seats are 3200 and 2000 seats are provided for girls. 
  • Healthcare facilities and centers are also available within the campus.
  • There are 25 research centers within the campus like the center for religious studies, center for women’s studies, Agro-Economic research center are some of them.

State Andhra Pradesh
District Visakhapatnam
City Visakhapatnam Urban
Address China Waltair Road, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh ,530003
University Under Government
Phone 0891 284 4000
Fax Number Not Available
Established Year 1931
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Hindustan Shipyard Degree College
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Nehru Memorial Ex-Serviceman College of Education
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SKVRR Degree College
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SSBN Degree College (AIDED)
Opp. ZP Office Govt. Hospital Road Anantapur Andhra Pradesh 515001
VSR Institute of Computer Education
Near Thurpu Lakulu, Kovvali Road, Eluru, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India. 534001
Yalamarty B-Pharmacy College
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