Central University of Andhra Pradesh holds a special place in the Indian University System. It was born out of a promise made by Government of India to fulfill the aspirations of people of Andhra Pradesh on the eve of bifurcation of the erstwhile composite state of Andhra Pradesh into Telengana and Andhra Pradesh. The University is established in 2018 in the district head quarter town of Anantapuramu in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. The Region has immense historical significance as it forms the part of the Vijayanagara Empire ruled by majestic king Sri Krishnadevaraya, among others. The folklore of the region is richly filled with the stories of Sri Krishnadevaraya’s people centric rule and several welfare measures. That apart the region is also known for its mineral deposits and salubrious climate of the Deccan Plateau. The region also is known for sericulture and horticulture crops. As a feather in the cap the global auto major KIA started its operations in a green field project, just 60 KMs away from Ananthapuramu city. Further Ananthapuramu is also a prominent educational hub with higher educational institutes such as Sri Krishnadevaraya university, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Government Medical College and a century old Government Arts College, apart from a host of engineering colleges.
Establishment of Central University of Andhra Pradesh heralds a new era in the sphere of higher education. With innovative academic programs which are socially and culturally relevant, the university is, poised for rapid growth in the years to come. Transforming students into knowledgeable and responsible citizens of the nation through value based education with an emphasis on interactive learning coupled with hands on experience is the hallmark of this new university. Accordingly, the university envisages to offer demand driven multi disciplinary courses focusing on experiential learning through several short and long term vocational courses in active collaboration with the industry.
The university in course of time will also rollout Study India Program to cater to the needs of the foreign students with academic grades/credits transfer option.