Andhra University

Summary

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

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

HistoryEdit

 
H.H. 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 emblemEdit

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

Faculties and departmentsEdit

RankingsEdit

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 alumniEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Welcome to Andhra University". andhrauniversity.edu.in. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  2. ^ ".: Andhra University | AU Profile :". Archived from the original on 7 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Andhra University to celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Maharajah Vikram Deo". The Times of India. 26 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Maharajah Vikram Deo's birth anniversary observed". The Hindu. 29 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Andhra University donor's park fails to draw funds". The Times of India. 23 February 2017.
  6. ^ Mahalik, Nirakar (2013). "Vikram Dev Verma" (PDF). Odisha Review: 66–68.
  7. ^ Andhra University Golden Jubilee Celebrations (1926–76) Souvenir. The Andhra University Emblem: What it signifies. Waltair: Andhra University. p. v.
  8. ^ "Andhra University | College of Arts & Commerce". www.andhrauniversity.edu.in. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Andhra University | School of Distance Education". www.andhrauniversity.edu.in. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  10. ^ a b "QS Asia University Rankings 2020". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2020.
  11. ^ a b "Top 1000 World University Rankings 2020". Times Higher Education. 2019.
  12. ^ a b "Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings (2020)". Times Higher Education. 2020. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  13. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  14. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  15. ^ "The Week India University Rankings 2019". The Week. 18 May 2019. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  16. ^ "Top 75 Universities In India In 2020". The Outlook. 8 October 2020. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  17. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  18. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Pharmacy)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  19. ^ Manish (21 April 2014). "Vizag's non-local 'localite'". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  20. ^ Bose, Arup (27 September 2010). "The ET Interview: B.L.S. Prakasa Rao". Econometric Theory. 27 (2): 373–411. doi:10.1017/S0266466610000319. ISSN 1469-4360. S2CID 121673858.
  21. ^ "Statisticians in History – Calyampudi R. Rao". ww2.amstat.org. Archived from the original on 4 July 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  22. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha - Kanumuru, Shri Raghu Ramakrishna Raju". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 17 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  23. ^ "There can't be painless adjustments". BW Businessworld. 20 June 2008. Retrieved 1 October 2017.

External linksEdit

  • Official website