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Nagarjuna University

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 area.

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

http://www.nagarjunauniversity.ac.in

 

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