Andhra University
Andhra University logo.png
Crest of the University
Other name
AU
MottoTejasvi nāvadhītamastu (from the Taittiriya āraṇyaka of the Yajurveda, 8.0.0)
Motto in English
"May the Divine Light illuminate our studies."
TypePublic
Established1926; 96 years ago (1926)
ChancellorGovernor of Andhra Pradesh
Vice-ChancellorP.V.G.D Prasad Reddy
Location, ,
India

17°43′45.38″N 83°19′17.61″E / 17.7292722°N 83.3215583°E / 17.7292722; 83.3215583Coordinates: 17°43′45.38″N 83°19′17.61″E / 17.7292722°N 83.3215583°E / 17.7292722; 83.3215583
CampusUrban
AffiliationsUGC
Websiteandhrauniversity.edu.in

Andhra University (IAST: Āndhra Vișvakalāpariṣhat) is a public university located in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. It was established in 1926.[1][2]

History

Maharajah Sri Vikram Dev Varma Bahadur, the founding father of Andhra University
Maharajah Sri Vikram Dev Varma Bahadur, the founding father of Andhra University

King Vikram Deo Verma, the Maharaja of Jeypore was one of the biggest donors of the university. He donated lands and two million rupees for the establishment of the university which was set to be shifted elsewhere by the education authorities due to lack of funding.[3] Furthermore, he provided ₹1 lakh annually to the university, an approximate figure of ₹17 lakhs between 1930s - 1940s.a[4][5] The liberal king was conferred an Honorary Doctorate degree from the university. The Jeypore College of Technology and Science in Andhra University was founded by Maharajah Vikram Deo.[6]

University emblem

The university emblem was designed by Sri Kowta Rammohan Sastri with the guidance of Cattamanchi Ramalinga Reddy. The rising sun represents the university itself and the radiating light rays representing its faculties of study. The lotus is the seat of Goddess Lakshmi (prosperity) and Saraswati (knowledge). The swastika is the symbol of benediction. An ocean is the vast region of knowledge. The two serpents represent the seekers and custodians of wisdom.[7]

Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

Faculties and departments

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Rankings

University rankings
General – international
QS (Asia) (2020)[10]351-400
Times (World) (2020)[11]1001+
Times (Asia) (2020)[12]351-400
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2020)[13]36
NIRF (Universities) (2020)[14]19
The Week (Universities) (2019)[15]10
Outlook India (Universities) (2020)[16]16
Engineering – India
NIRF (2020)[17]69
Pharmacy – India
NIRF (2020)[18]34

Andhra University was ranked 1001+ in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2020[11] and 351–400 in Asia.[12] The QS World University Rankings of 2020 ranked it 351–400 in Asia.[10] It was ranked 36th in India overall by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2020[13] and 19th among universities.[14] NIRF also ranked the Andhra University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences 34th in India in the pharmacy ranking.[18]

Notable alumni

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Artists and writers

Name Class year Notability References
Lakshmi Nandan Bora Assamese writer [19]
P. Lalita Kumari 1972 MA Telugu writer [20]
Ipsita Pati Bollywood actress
Trivikram Srinivas Film director and screenwriter
P. Susheela Playback singer

Politicians, civil servants, and lawyers

Name Class year Notability References
Konamaneni Amareswari Former Judge of Hyderabad High Court [21]
Kambhampati Hari Babu 15th Governor of Mizoram and former MP from Visakhapatnam [22]
G. M. C. Balayogi 12th Speaker of the Lok Sabha [23]
Jasti Chelameswar 1976 Former Judge of the Supreme Court of India [24]
Kothapalli Geetha Former MP from Araku [25]
Negeri Lencho 2011 PhD Former Minister for Communication Affairs, Government of Ethiopia [26][27]
G. Ramanujulu Naidu 1951 Former Judge of Hyderabad High Court [28]
Venkaiah Naidu 13th Vice President of India [29]
K. Padmanabhaiah Former Home Secretary of India [30]
Raghu Rama Krishna Raju MP from Narsapuram [31]
Pavani Parameswara Rao Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India [32]
Varanasi Subramanyam Maoist politician [33]

Others

See also

References

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