Visakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh | Approved By : AICTE, UGC, NCTE, BCI, PCI, AIU, MHRD, COA, NAAC | Estd: 1926
Andhra University is the first to be conceived as a residential and teaching-cum-affiliating University but also one of the oldest educational institutions in the country. By the Madras Act of 1926 Andhra University was constituted in the year 1926. To be fruitful in the long run 86-year-old institution is fortunate to have Sir C.R. Reddy as its founder Vice-Chancellor. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was one of its Vice-Chancellors who succeed Dr. C. R. Reddy in 1931 is also former President of India. On 1st July, 1931. University is offering several new Courses of relevance and Contemporary significance under the leadership and guidance of successive Vice-chancellors keeping in pace with the global needs and challenges.
With a plinth area of about 20 lakhs sq.ft., and 324 staff quarters the University is spread in a sprawling campus of 422 acres dotted with 121 buildings. For men University campus is having 23 hostels where 3200 students can live and With a capacity of more than 2000 seats 10 hostels exclusively for women. For foreign students two Hostels are specially constructed.