Two Day CUAP National Seminar on Psychology Inaugurated

Prof. H.S. Ashok, former chairman, Dept of Psychology, Bangalore University, said, “understanding one’s self is essential to tackle everyday problems and it is the first duty of students of psychology to understand themselves and then serve the society”. He was speaking at the inaugural of a two-day national seminar on “Current Trends of Psychology (Practice, Research, Teaching and Learning)” organized by the Department of Applied Psychology, Central University of Andhra Pradesh on Friday.

Prof G. Ram Reddy, Dean in-Charge, presided over the inaugural that was attended by Prof H.S. Ashok, Dr. Shubha Madhusudhan, a practicing clinical psychologist, Dr. Rohini Shivananda of Bangalore University and Prof. V.V.N.Rajendra Prasad, former Vice Chancellor, SV University and Distinguished Professor at CUAP spoke on the occasion.

Prof V.V.N.Rajendra Prasad appreciated the organizing of the seminar and noted that he found the theories of Freud and Erickson interesting. Prof G. Ram Reddy, while appreciating the organization of the seminar suggested that ‘training’ also can be incorporated in the seminar so that people from other disciplines also can be benefited. Dr. Shubha Madhusudhan explained how practicing psychology is different from learning and how each student of psychology should learn to practice the discipline in a professional manner. Dr Rohini Shivananda congratulated the organizers of the seminar and appreciated the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof S.A. Kori and other authorities for taking the initiative.


Talari Rangaiah, Member of Parliament from Ananthapuramu today inaugurated the Civil Services Free Coaching Programme of the Central University of Andhra Pradesh at the University interim campus on JNTU Road, Ananthapuramu. While inaugurating the Programme the Mr. Rangaiah promised to take the hostel facility and stipend issues of the students of the Programme to the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India and do his best to facilitate the students further.

The Guest of Honour for the event Dr. Fakkeerappa Kaginelli, Superintendent of Police, Ananthapuramu District advised the students to make use of the digital library established by SP office and volunteered to take classes occasionally and also inspired the students for preparation of Civil Services Free Coaching Programme of Dr. Ambedkar Centre for Excellence (DACE) in the Central University of Andhra Pradesh.

Prof. S. A. Kori, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Andhra Pradesh, Ananthapuramu while presiding over the Inaugural Function, explained about the need to empower the marginalised communities like Scheduled Casts and promised to explore the possibilities to get funding from Philanthropists /Donors for the hostel facility or stipend of the students of Civil Services Free Coaching Programme.

The basic objective of Dr. Ambedkar Centre for Excellence (DACE) is to provide high quality free coaching facilities to the Scheduled Caste students for the Civil Services examinations, to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) from 2023 onwards. The Government of India aims to achieve the social justice goal by providing inclusive opportunities through DACE Scheme.

Prof. M. D. Bavaiah, Programme Coordinator welcomed the Guests for the Inaugural Function and Prof. G. Ram Reddy, Dean in-Charge & Nodal Officer, Dr. Ambedkar Centre for Excellence (DACE) explained about the importance of Civil Services Free Coaching Programme for the empowerment of Scheduled Cast Students while Prof. Prof. Hanuman Kennedy, Controller of Examinations, Central University of Andhra Pradesh, has proposed Vote of Thanks.

Dignitaries on the stage from left to right, Dean-Incharge Prof.G Ram Reddy, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor Prof. SA Kori, Hon'ble Member of Parliament (Ananthapuramu) Dr. Talari Rangaiah and Superintendent of Police (Ananthapuramu) Dr. Fakkeerappa Kaginelli
Prof. MD Bavaiah, Programme Coordinator for DACE welcoming the distinguished guests and the gathering
Senior Professors amongst the gathering including guests, members of the media and students
Guest of Honour, Superintendent of Police, Ananthapuramu District, Dr. Fakkeerappa Kaginelli made an inspiring speech encouraging the IAS aspirants who enrolled in the DACE programme
Chief Guest, Hon'ble Member of Parliament of Ananthapuramu, Dr. Talari Rangaiah addressing the gathering
Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, Prof SA Kori who presided over the function addressing the gathering


Hon'ble Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Andhra Pradesh, Ananthapuramu revealed that the Indian Space Research Organization is working towards setting up a Science Observatory in the upcoming 500 acre permanent campus of the University at Janthaluru in Ananthapuramu.

CUAP is fast gaining momentum after starting with six academic programmes, four undergraduate and two postgraduate, with less than hundred students one transit campus representing 9 States, it now has eleven programmes with two campuses for 450 students representing 19 States. And the target is to increase it to 20 programmes in the next three years, he said.

Further elaborating that when the Observatory comes, it will be a boon to not just the students of CUAP but also to the student community of Ananthapuramu and surrounding areas.

Speaking on the occasion of the University celebrating ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, Prof. Kori exhorted the students to contribute to social, cultural and economic development of the country. Quoting from the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s speech at DRDO, he said that Modi Ji agreed with Winston Churchill when Churchill had said that - The empires of the future are going to be empires of the mind.

Prof. Kori hoisted the Tricolour at the transit campus of the University following a march past by the students. Cultural programmes were held by the enthusiastic students of the University, prizes were distributed for sports and extra-curricular activities conducted in the weeks preceding the Event. A vote of thanks was provided by Ms. Ourapalli Pranathi.

Report on Poster Exhibition themed “Electoral Participation and Political Empowerment” as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations

The Department of Political Science has organised a poster exhibition on August 12 & 13, 2022 in Room no. 104, Seminar Hall, CRIT campus. The theme of the poster exhibition is “Electoral Participation and Political Empowerment”. Students guided by the programme coordinator, Political science made charts related to growth of electoral participation at different levels of parliamentary, state and local government. Hon’ble Vice chancellor Prof. S. A. Kori visited the exhibition and gave valuable suggestions. Programme coordinator and Dean-in-charge Prof. Ram Reddy also pitched in some critical ideas. The exhibition was opened to the faculty members and students from all departments. They showed keen interest in all the exhibits. The exhibition is showcased as follows:

Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’ as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Celebrations

On August 15, 2021, in his address to the nation, the Hon’ble Prime minister Narendra Modi, had called for observing August 14 as ‘Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’. The objective of this commemoration is to create awareness among citizens of India regarding the tragic Partition in 1947 and its aftermath. People of India must be united and believe in the beauty of diversity.

As per the UGC guidelines and directives, the Central University of Andhra Pradesh, Ananthapuramu organised an exhibition in the name of ‘Wall of Horrors’ to commemorate the day. With the help of guidelines and inputs from the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. S.A. Kori, Central University of Andhra Pradesh has commemorated the day.

A photo exhibition with the photos varying from the day of announcement of the partition of Indian subcontinent into India and Pakistan to the movement of the refugees and migrants, the massacres, vultures preying on the dead bodies, a boy sitting in despair and the refugee camps are displayed. Hon’ble Vice chancellor Prof. S.A. Kori, Dean-in-charge Prof. G. Ram Reddy, Faculty members and students have been part of the programme.

The programme began with the song ‘Mile sur mera tumara’ a Unity song. It was followed by brief explanation regarding the significance of the day. Hon’ble Vice Chancellor along with others viewed the exhibited photos and discussed the story behind the photographs with the participants of the exhibition. Floral tributes were paid. Two-minute condolence was observed for those affected by this tragedy. The commemoration came to an end with a few final observations by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Central University of Andhra Pradesh. Few photographs from the exhibits:

Student seminar on 06.08.2022 as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations

The students of Central University of Andhra Pradesh, took an initiative to organize a one-day student seminar as part of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations on August 6, 2022. The theme of the seminar was “Preamble, People and Politics”. Training sessions were organised by the Advisory Committee, comprising of faculty members, for the students to train them in presenting and writing a research paper. Prof. G Ram Reddy, Political Science coordinator and Dean-in-charge was the force behind this first ever initiative by the University. The resource persons included Dr. N. Sharon Sucharita Gold, Faculty in Applied Psychology, Ms. VVS Shreya, Faculty in Travel & Tourism Management, Prof. G. Ram Reddy, Dr. M. Kulasekhar, Faculty in Economics and Dr. Raju Chelle, Faculty in Economics. They addressed the students and spoke on different aspects of writing and presenting a research paper.

The student seminar begun with welcome address by Ms. Megha Joshi and prayer song by Ms. Shivani Shenoy. The inaugural speechs were by Dean-in-Charge, Prof. G. Ram Reddy, who spoke on the significance of role of the ‘us’ in the Constitution of India and Prof. VVS. Rajendra Prasad. The session was chaired by Ms. Sofiya. There are three technical sessions chaired by Dr. R. Krishna Mohan, Dr. N. Sharon Sucharita Gold and Dr. Raju Chelle. Hon’ble Vice- chancellor graced the occasion and gave an inspiring speech. Twenty-four papers were presented by students on diverse topics ranging from critical review of the Preamble to different ideals and aspect of the Preamble. The presentations included question and answer session where student presenters enthusiastically responded to questions.

To encourage students, ‘Best Speaker’ and ‘Best Paper’ awards were presented on the eve of 76th Independence Day celebrations. Remaining presenters were given certificates. It ended with vote of thanks by Ms. Shivani Shenoy. Students expressed their enthusiasm to conduct more such seminars. Some of the moments from the seminar…


The students and faculty of the Central University of Andhra Pradesh, as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, conducted a ‘Har Ghar Thiranga’ initiative in two of the villages it has adopted near its upcoming permanent campus at Janthuluru, Ananthapuramu. The contingent lead by the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. SA Kori visited Janthuluru and Reddyvaripalli to distribute 600 flags. The Mandal Parishad Primary School at Janthuluru welcomed the Vice Chancellor and the Central University students and presented a brief cultural programme to kick start the event. Flags flying on each household of the two villages was a sight to behold.


The students of Central University of Andhra Pradesh recorded a programme for All India Radio, Ananthapuramu Station on the occasion of 'Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav'. The programme will be broadcast at 9.05 am on Sunday, 14th August. The programme will also be available on AIR Ananthapuramu Youtube Channel and on the 'News On Air' App of All India Radio, Ananthapuramu after it is broadcast on Sunday.

Click here to watch the programme: Swatantra Bharati - Vajrotsava Bharati' Radio programme by CUAP students aired on AIR Ananthapuramu

Modi ji’s NEP-2020 initiative will be the backbone of development of young India says Union Minister of State for Education, Annpurna Devi

The Central University of Andhra Pradesh hosted an insightful discussion on the book “Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery” on Thursday, 4th August at the JNTU Incubation Centre in Ananthapuramu. Speaking on the occasion, Smt. Annpurna Devi, Hon’ble Union Minister of State, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India said, “the Prime Minister’s twenty-year long journey so far, first as the Chief Minister of Gujarat and then as Prime Minister of India is a study of how he utilized his experience as a common man to bring to focus the governance’s orientation for the betterment of its people”.

She said that the Prime Minister was well versed in all areas of governance and is eager to utilize it for the betterment of the country. Modi Ji initiated the New Economic Policy -2020, which is the backbone for developing young India at an intellectual level. She complimented the Central University of Andhra Pradesh for taking up NEP-2020 and implementing it effectively. It was also rightly pointed out that in pursuit of technology, the history and the roots should not be forgotten by the coming generations. The Hon’ble minister also focused on how Smt. Shobhana Kamineni, who wrote a chapter in the book, had observed the importance the Prime minister has given to the women. She stated that, “this is a government which is focusing not on development of women but on development by women”.

Shri. A.S.Kiran Kumar, Padma Shree awardee and former Chairman ISRO as well as Smt.Shobhana Kamineni, Vice-Chairperson Apollo Hospitals, were the guests of honour on the occasion.

Earlier, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof.S.A.Kori welcomed and introduced the guests and briefed the gathering on the achievements of the university since its inception. Shri. A.S. Kiran Kumar enlightened audience on the keen interest the Prime Minister has towards utilizing science and technology for the effective administration as well as development of many sectors including agriculture. He also said the Prime Minister focused on the importance of sustainability over development irrespective of costs. He commended the Vice Chancellor while saying that it was institutions like this that implement the ideas of great visionaries like our Prime Minister.

Smt. Shobhana Kamineni, Vice-Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals, speaking on the occasion said that she was very impressed with the way the Prime Minister was very keen in the development of women and also in recognizing their contribution towards nation building through both the organized and unorganized sectors of the economy.

The discussion ended with a question-and-answer session where questions posed both by students and faculty were answered very comprehensively by the chief guest as well as the guests of honour. A vote of thanks was given by the Dean, Prof G. Ram Reddy

Modi@20 Dreams Meet Delivery Event Report download

Hon'ble Minister of State, Ministry of Education, GoI, Smt. Annpurna Devi addressing the gathering
Guest of Honour, Shri AS Kiran Kumar, Padma Shri awardee and former Chairman, ISRO and Hon'ble Vice Chancellor of Central University of Andhra Pradesh, Prof. SA Kori interacting with the audience.
Guest of Honour, Smt. Shobana Kamineni, Vice-Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals addressing the gathering
The gathering including Students, Faculty and staff of CUAP

Central University of Andhra Pradesh conducts Seminar on Glory of Telugu Literature as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav

Central University of Andhra Pradesh, Ananthapuramu organized a seminar on “75 years of Indian Independence – the glory of Telugu literature” under the leadership of Vice Chancellor Prof. S.A. Kori. Addressing the gathering on the occasion, distinguished speaker, former Vice Chancellor of S.V. University, Padmashri and Moorthydevi Awardee, Prof. Kolakaluri Enoch, said that this is the right time to rededicate ourselves and pledge towards making India into a developed and prosperous nation without disparities in all aspects of lives. He called on everyone to place society higher than the self to realize the true essence of independence. The seminar was presided over by Prof. Bavaiah and Prof. Kennedy. The event was well attended by all the faculty and students of the University. The seminar was organized by faculty of Telugu.


Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, Prof.S A Kori met Hon'ble Minister of Tourism, Culture and Development of North Eastern Region of India, Shri G Kishan Reddy in New Delhi and appraised him of the development and progress of the Central University of Andhra Pradesh and the rapid strides it is taking in academics. It is to be noted that CUAP offers a course in Tourism and Travel Management. Shri P. Murali Manohar, Member - Executive Council of CUAP accompanied the Hon'ble Vice Chancellor.


The Central University of Andhra Pradesh, Ananthapuramu organised a Workshop on "Internalization and Institutionalisation of National Education Policy -2020: Role and Responsibility of the Teacher on Saturday 2nd July at its interim campus. In this context Hon'ble Vice Chancellor Prof. S.A. Kori, addressed the faculty and others about the efforts made by the University in implementing National Education Policy 2020. Prof. VVN Rajendra Prasad spoke to the participants about the current education scenario, guidelines of NEP 2020 and the contribution of a teacher to Higher education. Prof G. Ram Reddy, Dean in Charge welcomed the guests - Dr Rajendra Joshi and Dr. Padmavati fom CESS, Bengaluru, who were conducting the workshop.

International Yoga Day Celebrated At CUAP

Central University of Andhra Pradesh celebrated International Day of Yoga (IDY 2022) at the Transit Campus in Ananthapuramu. Speaking on the occasion, the Honorable Vice Chancellor, Prof. S. A. Kori greeted all the participants on the auspicious occasion and said that Yoga is for Body, Mind and Soul. He emphasized that through practicing Yoga one can lead a disciplined life by inculcating spirituality. He said that one can keep body, mind and soul pure by practicing yoga daily. He further added that the faculty members, non-teaching staff and students should allocate at least 10 to 15 minutes daily for practicing Yoga. Prof. G. Ram Reddy, Dean-in-Charge, Central University of Andhra Pradesh, faculty, non- teaching staff and students participated in the Programme. The participants witnessed the live programme addressed by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi ji before performing Yoga. Mr. Kummara Naresh, the Programme Coordinator cum yoga demonstrator said Yoga along with good food and diet habits lead to good health. He asked everyone work on their diet plan and also take an oath on this special day to spend adequate amount of time for Yoga.