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Andhra University

The Madras University Act established Andhra University in 1926 to serve the whole Andhra linguistic region. Because the University was the outcome of a protracted fight between the Telugu classes, the Telugu-speaking people have strong emotional ties to it. Not only is Andhra University one of the oldest universities in the nation, but it was also the first to be designed as a residential, multi-disciplinary university. The University is distinguished among its educational staff members and graduates 8 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awardees, 3 Padma Vibhushan Awardees, 4 Padma Shri Awardees, 1 Sahitya Academy Award, and many more holders of extremely recognized awards.

Andhra University


King Vikram Deo Verma, the Maharaja of Jeypore, was among the University's major donors. Due to a lack of money, the University was about to be moved elsewhere when he gave land and two million rupees for its establishment. He gave the institution 1 lakh yearly, or roughly 17 lakhs, between the 1930s and 1940s. Maharajah Vikram Deo established the Jeypore College of Technology and Science at Andhra University. The institution awarded the liberal king an Honorary Doctorate.

University emblem

Sri Kowta Rammohan Sastri created the University's emblem under the direction of Cattamanchi Ramalinga Reddy. The rising sun is a representation of the University, and the light rays it emits are those of its academic faculties. Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati sit on a lotus. The swastika represents blessings. The tremendous expanse of information is like an ocean. The two serpents stand for those who seek wisdom and those who guard it.


The college administers numerous entrance exams for enrollment in post-graduate, engineering, and management courses. Admissions at Andhra University are handled on merit, with scores from the appropriate entrance exam considered for a particular period. Online applications are accepted at Andhra University. The following information is required for admission.

  • The University oversees the administration of the AUEET and AUSIB (Andhra University School of International Business) to grant admission to the integrated BBA-MBA course and the B.Tech + M.Tech dual degree courses, respectively.
  • To be accepted for undergraduate admission, applicants must sit the AP EAMCET (Engineering, Agricultural, and Medical Common Entrance Test). For access to UG courses in the University's affiliated colleges, the entrance exam is administered.
  • The University administers AUCET to candidates for enrollment in post-graduate courses, and students must register and apply for the test online.
  • College students must attend the APRCET to be admitted to PhD courses.


The Andhra University Common Entrance Test (AUCET), the state-level entrance test, is administered by Andhra University in Visakhapatnam. It determines admission to various post-graduate degrees from colleges associated with Andhra University and Dr BR Ambedkar University, Srikakulam, in teaching, commerce, science, humanities, management, etc.

AUCET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must be Indian citizens.
  • The candidate must be an Andhra Pradesh state resident and possess current evidence of residency as revised by the Andhra Pradesh State Educational Institutions 1974.
  • Candidates must have received at least 50% and 45% for candidates from reserved categories in their 10+2 exam from a board recognized as equal to Andhra University.
  • Only those candidates eligible who sat or will appear in their final year exams in 2022.
  • There is no minimum or maximum age to take the AUCET 2022.
  • The maximum age to seek a fee refund for applicants from reserved classes (SC/ST) is 34, while the entire period for candidates from EBC, Minorities, or with Disabilities is 30.

Courses and Eligibility

The 314+ academic members supervise the 81761+ students enrolled at the University. Numerous undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, diploma, and doctoral studies are available. Multiple professions offer these courses: computer science, engineering, technology, the arts, law, pharmacy, managing, and business. You must pass the university entrance tests to register for the courses.

B.Tech 3.45 Lakhs 10+2 with 50% + Andhra University Engineering Entrance Test
MBA 1.5 Lakhs Graduation
M.Sc. 12,200 Graduation with 50% + AUCET
BBA 1.14 Lakhs 10+2
M.Tech 1.09 Lakhs Graduation with 50% + AUCET
B.F.A 49,000 10+2
B.A + L.L.B 2.3 Lakhs Pass in 10+2 + AP LAWCET

Facilities & Services

Hostels: A small number of students have access to the hostel facilities, which are offered to both males and females. Students from locations other than Visakhapatnam may apply for admission to the hostels by using the Chief Warden of the Dormitories.

Medical Centres: On campus, there are allopathic and homoeopathic health services. There are two allopathic treatment centres on each campus (North and South). The telegraph office is next to the homoeopathic medical centre.

Cyber Laboratory: For the benefit of the students, researchers, and staff, a Cyber Laboratory with an internet facility has been created next to the English Department. Anyone wishing to use this feature may do so by becoming a member. Prof. Vijayaprakash from the Department of Anthropology can be contacted for more information.

Library: With nearly 4,000 000 books, the University Library, also known as the Dr V.S. Krishna Library, is among the largest libraries in the nation. The library's subscriptions cover all topic areas to several national and international publications. A reading room is connected to the library for the advantage of the students, and there is always access to the textbook department and reading room.

Games and Sports: There are two playgrounds on campus: the Silver Jubilee Playground and the Golden Jubilee Playground. Physical education has its department. Additionally, a gym is present.

Yoga: The Institute for Yoga and Awareness has a Yoga Village on the beachfront where various yoga training programs are held.

NSS: To encourage students to participate in volunteer work, the University has an NSS unit close to the School of Distance Education.

Assistance to Foreign Students: An advisor for international students oversees and coordinates the needs of these students on campus. The current advisor for international students is Professor U. Tataji from the Department of Sociology.

Extra-Curricular Activities: Students are encouraged to participate in the Clean and Green Project, the Campus Beautification Program, and the Janma Bhoomi Program, which incorporates gardening and horticulture.

Complaint/Suggestion Box: There is already a complaint/suggestion box in the registrar's office, and one will soon be installed in the principal's office of the AU Colleges of Arts and Commerce.

Support Services Available

  • Computer Centre
  • Health Centre
  • Workshop
  • Hostels
  • Guest Houses
  • Housing Accommodation
  • Canteen
  • Vehicle Parking Shed
  • Non-Resident Centre


  • Faculty Club
  • Ladies Waiting Halls
  • Banking facilities
  • Training and Placement Cell
  • High School
  • Employment Information & Guidance Bureau
  • Post Office
  • Telegraph Office


According to the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Andhra University is placed 1001+ globally and 351-400 in Asia. It received a 351-400 Asia ranking in the 2020 QS World University Rankings. The National Institutional Ranking Framework placed it 19th among universities and 36th overall in India in 2020. The Andhra University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences was ranked 34th in India by NIRF in the pharmacy category.

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