Nagarjuna University is situated between the cities of Vijayawada and
Guntur in Andhra Pradesh on Calcutta and Chennai National Highway
(NH-5). Its campus is spread over an area of 293 acres. Besides the
campus college, it has two University Postgraduate centres - one each at
Nuzvid (Krishna Dt.) and Ongole (Prakasam Dt.). Its affiliational
jurisdiction extends over the three districts of Krishna, Guntur and
Prakasam of Andhra Pradesh.
Acharya Nagarjuna University is a public University, and one of the
largest universities in the region of Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. It
is located in the suburbun area of Nagarjuna Nagar, on the eastern part
of Guntur City, a major centre of learning in the country.
The university is an outgrowth of a Post-Graduate Centre of Andhra
University, which was established in 1967 at Nallapadu area of Guntur
and then relocated to Namubur/Kaza area on the east of the city. The
Centre gained affiliating university status in 1976, and opened with ten
post-graduate courses. The university is named after Acharya Nagarjuna,
the pro-founder of the Madhyamaka path of Mahayana Buddhism.
In addition to its main campus, the university also maintains two
post-graduate centres in Nuzvid, Krishna District and Ongole, Prakasam
District. A total of 44 courses are offered at the three locations. The
university affiliates the post-graduate programmes of 292
Colleges/Institutes in Guntur, Krishna, Prakasam and other districts of
Andhra Pradesh. Acharya Nagarjuna University offers a special MBA
programme that meets the current industry standards, following signing
of partner programs deal with Central Michigan University
Exchange Programs The university is also most notably known for its international exchange
programs. Various seminars and symposia takes place within the
university to promote international education and research activities on
a regular basis.
Department of Aquaculture Department of Biotechnology The Centre for Biotechnology at Acharya Nagarjuna University was
established in year 1994, inaugurated by the then Secretary, Department
of Biotechnology, Government of India, Dr.C.R.Bhatia. The centre is
offering two academic programs, M.Sc. (Biotechnology) and M.Tech.
(Biotechnology) and also offering research degrees leading to M.Phil.
and Ph.D. in Biotechnology. A course on M.Sc. Medical Biotechnology is
initiated as a combination program with NTR University of Health
Sciences, Vijayawada for the academic year 2007-2008. The department is
headed by Prof.K.R.S.Sambasiva Rao, with his able guidance, the
department has developed good infrastructure and facilities in this
Department of Chemistry Department of Political Science & Public Administration Department of Sociology Department of Economics Department of Telugu & Oriental Languages Department of Zoology Department of Botany Department of Commerce & Business Administration Department of Adult Education Department of Electronics & Instrumentation Technology Department of Environmental Science Department of Geology Department of Mathematics Department of Physics Department of Rural development Department of Social Work Department of Statistics Department of Women's Studies Centre for Scientific Socialism Centre for Buddhist Studies