Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences


Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences (NTRUHS; IAST: Ḍā. En. Ṭī. Ār. Ārogyașāstra Vișvavidyālayamu), formerly Andhra Pradesh University of Health Sciences, is a public university in the city of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences
Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences logo.png
Seal of the Institute, depicting the Samudra manthan as recounted in the Puranas as well as the Mahabharata
MottoVaidyo nārāyaṇo hariḥ
Motto in English
"The vaidya is a manifestation of Narayana."
ChancellorGovernor of Andhra Pradesh
Vice-ChancellorP.Syamprasad [1]
Location, ,
AffiliationsUniversity Grants Commission (India)

It is named after its founder and first chancellor, former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao.


The university was established as University of Health Sciences by the Government of Andhra Pradesh and was inaugurated on 9 April by N. T. Rama Rao, the then-Chief Minister of the state. It started functioning on 1 November 1986[2] with Rama Rao as the university's first chancellor. Following the death of Rama Rao, a directive was issued by the Government of Andhra Pradesh to rename the university "Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences", carried out on 2 February 1998.[3] The university celebrated its silver jubilee from 1–3 November 2011.[4]


There is a library and computer center where the library network is operated from. A guest house is available with different categories of accommodation for the faculty, examiners and visitors. The examinations section is housed in a separate area where special security electronically controls access, which can only be gained by authorised staff and security officers. A biometric-based electronic attendance system has also been institutionally implemented.

Admission and coursesEdit

The admission for the convener quota is based on applicant's EAMCET rank for other allied paramedics and pharma courses and NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test ) rank for admission into MBBS and BDS Courses.

The university has graduate and postgraduate degrees, diploma and super-specialty courses in modern medicine; graduate and postgraduate degree courses in dental surgery, nursing, Ayurveda, homeopathy, and Unani; graduate degree courses in naturopathy, physiotherapy and medical laboratory technology, as well as a postgraduate course (M.Sc.) in applied nutrition.

The number of colleges affiliated to the university since its establishment has risen from twenty-seven to 184. The degrees awarded by the university are recognized by professional statutory bodies, including the Medical Council of India, the Dental Council of India, the Central Council of Indian Medicine, the Central Council of Homoeopathy and the Indian Nursing Council.

Affiliated colleges and InstitutesEdit

Government collegesEdit

Private collegesEdit

  • Alluri Sitarama Raju Academy of Medical Sciences, Eluru
  • Maharaja Institute of Medical Sciences, Vizianagaram
  • NRI Institute of Medical Sciences, Visakhapatnam
  • NRI Medical College, Guntur
  • P. B. Siddhartha College of Arts and Science, Vijayawada
  • Dr. Pinnammaneni Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation, Vijayawada
  • Fatima Institute of Medical Sciences, Kadapa
  • Gayatri Vidya Parishad Institute of Health Care and Medical Technology, Visakhapatnam
  • G.S.L. Medical College, Rajahmundry
  • Great Eastern Medical School and Hospital, Srikakulam
  • Katuri Medical College and Hospital, Guntur
  • Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation, Amalapuram
  • Narayana Medical College, Nellore
  • Narayana College of Nursing, Nellore
  • Nimra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ibrahimpatnam, Krishna district
  • Sree Narayana Nursing College, Nellore
  • P.E.S. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kuppam
  • Santhi Ram Medical College, Nandyal
  • Viswabarathi Medical college Kurnool


The university publishes the quarterly multi-disciplinary Journal of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, available both as a free, open-access journal online as well as in print. The first issue was published on 21 March 2012.[5]


  1. K. N. Rao (1986 - 1988)
  2. L. Suryanarayana (1988 - 1994)
  3. C. S. Bhaskaran (1994 - 1997)
  4. G. Shamsunder (1997 - 2004)
  5. R. Sambasiva Rao (2004 - 2007)
  6. P. V. Ramesh (2007 - 2007)
  7. A. V. Krishnam Raju (from 2007 - 2010)
  8. I. V. Rao (2010 to 2014)
  9. T.Ravi Raju (2014-2017)
  10. C. V. Rao (2017-2019)


  1. ^ "Biodata of Vice Chancellor" (PDF). Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  2. ^ J. Venkatesan (30 April 2007). "NATIONAL / ANDHRA PRADESH : Supreme Court issues notice to State government on medical admissions". The Hindu (Press release). Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Cities / Vijayawada : Active lifestyle keeps diabetes at bay, says health varsity V-C". The Hindu (Press release). 29 July 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Cities / Vijayawada : NTR University admissions open". The Hindu (Press release). Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Editorial first issue: New journal Seetharam KA, Devi CP, Ramana Reddy BV - J Dr NTR Univ Health Sci". jdrntruhs.org. Retrieved 7 May 2012.

External linksEdit

  • Official website

Coordinates: 16°30′58.95″N 80°40′9.34″E / 16.5163750°N 80.6692611°E / 16.5163750; 80.6692611