AP Governor visits CUAP stall on Viksit Bharat

Hon'ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Sri S Abdul Nazeer & Ananthapuramu Member of Parliament, Sri Talari Rangaiah visited the CUAP stall on its viksitbharat@2047 activities during Governor's visit to Ananthapuramu. Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. S.A. Kori welcomed the distinguished visitors who appreciated CUAP's work in promoting the Viksit Bharat Abhiyan amongst the student community and youth in Ananthapuramu.


Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Central University of Andhra Pradesh, Prof S.A. Kori participated in a meet hosted by the Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Sri S. Abdul Nazeer, at the ‘Viksit Bharat @2047-Voice of Youth’ workshop held at Raj Bhavan in Vijayawada on Monday. He was accompanied by Head of the Department, Political Science, CUAP, Prof. C. Sheela Reddy.

Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi addressed the Vice Chancellors and Heads of Higher Educational Institutions virtually and said that the this is the period in history of India when the country is going to take a quantum leap. “Youth power is both the agent of change and also the beneficiaries of change and the roadmap of progress will not be decided by the government alone but by the nation,” said the Prime Minister.

The workshop was attended by the Vice Chancellors of Central, State and Deemed-to-be Universities, Directors of IIT, IIM, IIIT, Registrars, Deans, Rectors, Faculty Members, Principals of various colleges, from the State, and students of various universities and colleges participating in the workshop virtually from their respective locations. Addressing the participants, Governor Sri Abdul Nazeer has said that it is necessary to channelize the innovative ideas of youth into nation-building by inviting them to ideate and contribute to the vision of Viksit Bharat by 2047. This outreach initiative will provide an opportunity to lakhs of youth across the country and the power of the youth should be harnessed and motivate them to actively participate in this ambitious programme of ‘Viksit Bharat @ 2047 – Voice of Youth.’ said the Governor. He said that the youth should be made partners in drawing up a vision for the future of India by organizing Seminars, Conferences, Debates, Group Discussions, etc. and guide them in submitting their thoughts and responses on the critical question of how should a Viksit Bharat look like in 2047 in different aspects.


Today, on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister, Bharat Ratna, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji, we honor his legacy at Central University of Andhra Pradesh. In a significant step towards fostering innovation, we are delighted to unveil the transformation of our ICT Lab into the Atal ICT Innovation Lab. This momentous occasion not only symbolizes our commitment to Atal Ji's vision but also marks a pivotal leap in advancing education and research.

CUAP deliberates on Contextualising Constitution of India: Past, Present and Future

Department of Political Science, Central University of Andhra Pradesh organized a two-day ICSSR Sponsored National Seminar during 15th and 16th of November 2023 at the transit campus-2, CRIT, Ananthapuramu. Professor S.A. Kori, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Andhra Pradesh, inaugurated the Seminar and underscored the pivotal role that the Constitution has played in the country's remarkable progress. In his presidential address, Dean in charge Prof. G Ram Reddy called on the participants to love, learn and live up to the expectations of the Constitution of India. Prof. C. Sheela Reddy, Head of the Department, Political Science and Convenor of the seminar presented an overview of the seminar.

Keynote speaker Dr. Guru Prakash, a Visiting Fellow at the India Foundation in New Delhi emphasized the inclusive and dynamic nature of the Indian Constitution, highlighting its potential to foster a spirit of consensus among diverse sections and communities within society. The four themes of the conference Indian Constitution: Evolving Dimension, Constitution in Practice: A Perspective, Indian Constitution: Futuristic Perspective and Dynamics of Indian Constitution were deliberated in four sessions. Dr. P. Puneeth from JNU Delhi, Prof. J.L.N. Rao, Director of CIPS, Hyderabad, Dr. Nupur Chowdary from CSLG, JNU, Dr. Seema Sing from University of Delhi were the lead speakers on the theme of technical sessions.

The valedictory address for the seminar was delivered by Prof. Raj Kumar Kothari, Vice Chancellor of Sanskrit College and University and West Bengal State University. Dr. Babu Gopal, organizing secretary proposed vote of thanks on behalf of the organizing committee. Participants from different parts of country participated in the seminar and presented their research papers.


The Department of Political Science, Central University of Andhra Pradesh (CUAP) in association with Council for Green Revolution, an environmental organization and Council for Earth Leadership and Sustainability (CELS) organized a One Day National Symposium on- “Climate Governance at the Crossroads Positing India within Global Response after COP27” on 9th December 2023 at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hall, Transit Campus II, CRIT, Ananthapuramu. The Programme commenced with the introductory remarks by Prof. C. Sheela Reddy, Head of the Department, Political Science, CUAP. Prof. Reddy presented a brief profile of the esteemed guests of the day, Prof. K. Purushotham Reddy and Prof. Narasimha Reddy.

As the first speaker of the session, Prof. K. Purushotham in his capacity of being the chairman of Governing Body of Earth Centre, in a very succinct presentation highlighted the history of environmentalism, and India’s efforts towards institution building on one hand and global initiative on other. In his talk, he underscored the need to be environmental conscious and stressed the need for the present generation to take greater care about the need of Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development. The Speaker extolled the audience to be aware of various documents that has contributed in enhancing human rights via environmental rights and justice. The message of the speaker resonated with the commemoration of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) which is observed on 10th December every year as International Human Rights Day, and in pursuant to that the gathering took a pledge to protect the rights of future generation keeping in mind the confluence of environmental rights vis a vis the human rights. The need for public to know their procedural rights have intrinsic value attached to securing of environamental justice and are emblematic of larger fight towards tackling climate change issues.

Dr. Narasimha Reddy, spoke extensively about environmental protection and how environment sensitivity matters while talking about the impacts of climate change. The speaker in a thought provoking lecture spelled out various dimensions of climate change and its related themes of degradation, pollution and carbon cycle. The speaker highlighted the prime areas of concern and the need for robust institutions which will ensure climate friendly policies, while aspiring for climate sensitive growth.

The session also saw a lively question and answer round which further contributed towards the discussion. Through a song Mr. Lenin Babu, well known environmental activist, regaled the audience and highlighted consciousness over the need for environmental protection. The programme concluded with vote of thanks by Dr. Babu G., Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, CUAP. The programme was attended by the Controller of Examinations, Prof. Hanuman Kennedy along with the faculty members of Department of Political Science, Mr. Ramakrishna Reddy, Dr. Pankaj Kumar and Dr. Subhadra Maharana, as well as other faculty members of the university. The programme saw participation of students from Department of Political Science and other departments.

CUAP participates in the launch of ‘Viksit Bharat@2047: Voice of Youth’ by PM

Central University of Andhra Pradesh participated in the launch of ‘Viksit Bharat@2047: Voice of Youth’ by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi on 11th December, 2023 at 10:30 AM via video conferencing. He spoke on the importance of growth and development of the nation to be attained by 2047. He highlighted the challenges involved and the strategies to be followed in this process. The initiative is aimed at providing a platform to the youth of India for contributing ideas to the vision of Viksit Bharat @2047. The Prime Minister also addressed the Vice Chancellors of the Universities, Heads of the institutes and the faculty in workshops organized at Raj Bhavans across the country which symbolizes the beginning of the initiative.

All the members of faculty and students of Central University of Andhra Pradesh, Ananthapuramu assembled in Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Conference Hall at 10:30 AM to listen to the address of the Prime Minister. The response was truly overwhelming.

Dr. Dipankar Dey, Faculty, Department of Political Science Conferred ‘Late Bipin Bihari Verma Memorial Best Paper Award – 2023’

Dr. Dipankar Dey, Faculty, Department of Political Science, has been conferred ‘Late Bipin Bihari Verma Memorial Best Paper Award- 2023’ by the Interdisciplinary Institute of Human Security & Governance (IIHSS) at the International Conference on ‘Security, Identity and Global Governance: India & the World’ in New Delhi. The IIHSS hosted the Conference in collaboration with United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Department of International Relations, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh and Centre for Field Learning, Ahmedabad. The two-day Conference was held on 16-17 November 2023 at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi.

Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, CUAP, Prof. S. A. Kori, congratulated Dr. Dipankar Dey on his achievement. Prof. C. Sheela Reddy, Head of the Department, Political Science along with colleagues of the Department also conveyed their appreciation to Dr. Dey.

CUAP Department of Political Science Observes Mahaparinirvan Diwas of Baba Saheb Ambedkar

Recalling the legacy of Baba Saheb Ambedkar, the faculty and students of Department of Political Science, Central University of Andhra Pradesh observed the Ambedkar Smriti Din as Mahaparinirvan Diwas on 6 December 2023 at CUAP Transit Campus, Bellary Road, Ananthapuramu and offered floral tributes to the portrait of Dr. Ambedkar. The faculty and students shared their thoughts and perspectives on life and philosophy of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. Students shared their views on the versatile personality and vibrant political thoughts of Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar. Deliberations were held on various aspects of Dr. Ambedkar’s social and political thought including equality, social justice, democracy and fraternity.

Department of Political Science, CUAP organizes United Nations Day

Department of Political Science, Central University of Andhra Pradesh, organized United Nations Day on the theme of “Building Back Together for Peace and Prosperity” at Pt. Deendayal Upadhayaya Conference Hall of Transit Campus-II on 20th October 2023. Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. S.A. Kori, who served as Chief Patron and Prof. G Ram Reddy, Dean In-charge, CUAP, presided over the event. Prof. C. Sheela Reddy, Head of the Department, welcomed the Distinguish Guests and all the participants. During her welcome address, she emphases the importance of United Nations and its role to maintain the peace and prosperity for the humankind. In his special address, Prof. G. Ram Reddy, highlighted the role of United Nations in making the world a warless community. He highlighted the United Nations as a group representing the alphabet ‘G’ for better world and also as ‘P’ that denoted Power in the global politics.

Later, a documentary was presented by first year UG students of political science on the theme of United Nations and its functions. Afterwards, Y20 Yuva Manthan Model G-20 proceedings were conducted by the University Students and coordinated by the G20 Committee. The Y20 Yuva Manthan Model had included various series of discussions and negotiations on several critical global issues. The discussion agenda included sustainable development, climate change, international trade, global health crises, and economic recovery post-pandemic. Student participants engaged in formal simulation and demonstrated remarkable negotiation skills and diplomacy. The model witnessed an exceptional educational experience, exemplifying the power of experiential learning and provided students with a unique platform to apply theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios and fostered a spirit of global citizenship.

Afterwards the G20 report was released by the Prof. G Ram Reddy, Prof. V.V.N. Rajendra Prasad, other faculty members. At the end, awards were presented to the winners and runner-ups of the quiz competition conducted by the Department in connection with United Nation Day. The programme was attended by faculty members of CUAP and students of various Departments apart from political science. The programme concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Narendra Kumar, Faculty, Department of English. The programme was coordinated by the faculty members and students of the Department of Political Science under the guidance of Prof. C. Sheela Reddy, Head of the Department.


The Central University of Andhra Pradesh, Ananthapuramu, signed a Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding with Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda. Named “The Consortium for Higher Educational Institutions (CHEIs) of India,” the MoU is a joint venture initiated by three higher education institutions established by Government of India at JNU in New Delhi.

The Vice Chancellor of Central University of Andhra Pradesh, Prof. S.A. Kori expressed satisfaction and said this will be a milestone in the progress of the University towards achieving its objectives of providing opportunities to the student community for enhancing their knowledge and skills. The Vice Chancellor of JNU Prof. Shantishree Dhulipudi Pandit and the Vice Chancellor of Central University of Punjab, Prof. R.P. Tiwari were happy to involve their Universities in this effort.

The Consortium seeks to develop academic collaboration for scaling up implementation of NEP 2020, facilitating skilling and entrepreneurship, sharing resources and also to encourage research contributions for solving the problems of the local and regional communities. All the participating institutions recognize the importance of strong collaboration between HEIs in terms of research, academic activities, and social outreach with a view to meaningfully upscaling implementation of the reforms envisioned in NEP 2020. Further, the Consortium aims to focus on other areas such as advancement of knowledge-based enterprises, appropriate technical and management skills for future technology development, information exchange, and work towards a knowledge-driven society with human values and universal brotherhood.

The Member Universities of the Consortium have agreed to Offering joint degree/diploma/certificate courses providing a forum for collaboration in academics and research and to share infrastructure, equipment, library, and other resources. They will be facilitating joint supervision of PhD programmes and internship and dissertation work of graduate and postgraduate students apart from conducting joint training programmes, seminars, webinars, and conferences to promote knowledge and enhance research and other relevant skills. The Universities will be undertaking joint research projects for attracting extramural funding and put in a collaborative effort to address the environmental and health issues of the region. The MOU will also be promoting faculty-student exchange and entrepreneurial activity while organizing joint placement drives. The Universities will also be maintaining joint consultancy services.

Prof. SA Kori, Vice Chancellor address on the occasion of 77th Independence Day

Central University of Andhra Pradesh hosts G20 event at Ananthapur Govt College

Central University of Andhra Pradesh, Ananthapuramu, in association with Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Govt. College (A), Ananthapuramu organized a special lecture as part of G-20 University Connect Lecture Series Program on 28th June, 2023 at Govt. College (A), Ananthapuramu. On this occasion, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Central University of Andhra Pradesh, Prof. S. A. Kori, was chief Guest and said that India, as the leader of G-20, gives importance to sustainable goals such as gender equality, peace, justice and holistic education system. Prof. A. Subramanyam Raju, Dean, International Relations, Pondicherry University delivered the keynote address on India’s role in G-20. He highlighted the proactive role being played by India as a catalyst of change and global transformation of a world which is facing crises like geopolitical tensions, border conflicts, global terrorism and climate change. He pointed out that major focus areas are biodiversity, digital transformation and inclusive growth.

Bisathi Bharath, UN-District Youth Officer, spoke on the prominence and dynamics of G-20. India, he pointed out, has succeeded in converting a crisis into an opportunity. India has pioneered in organic farming, renewable resources and digital payments. Dr. ACR. Diwakar Reddy, Principal, Govt. College (A), Ananthapuramu, delivered the Presidential address. He observed that G-20 countries, under the leadership of India, decide how to sustain developmental activities in the domains of health and environment.

At the end, Prof. Subramanyam Raju and Bisathi Bharath interacted with students who raised relevant and interesting issues. Prizes were given away to the winners of Quiz, Elocution and G-20 Mock Summit which were jointly organized by Central University of Andhra Pradesh and Govt. College (A), Ananthapuramu. Ms. Pranathi acted as anchor and P. C. Lakshmi Kanth, Faculty member, Govt. College (A), Ananthapuramu proposed vote of thanks. The program concluded with the singing of the national anthem.

Hon'ble VC Prof. SA Kori Meets Hon'ble President of India Srimati Droupadi Murmu

Central University of Andhra Pradesh Vice Chancellor Prof. S.A. Kori called on Hon’ble President of India Srimati Droupadi Murmu, Visitor of the University, on 13 April 2023 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Prof. Kori apprised the Hon’ble President of the progress of the University established at Ananthapuramu in 2018-19 as promised by Government of India to fulfil the aspirations of the people of Andhra Pradesh on the eve of the bifurcation of the erstwhile composite state of Andhra Pradesh into Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The following points were brought to the notice of the Hon’ble President.

  • At present the University has more than 500 students from 21 Indian States and construction work is in progress on its permanent campus at Janthaluru, Ananthapuramu. The Vice Chancellor presented a copy of the master plan of the new upcoming state-of-the-art smart campus to Hon’ble President.
  • With the support of ISRO, the University is planning to set up an Observatory Centre on its upcoming permanent campus. Hon’ble Vice Chancellor requested DRDO to set up a Centre of Excellence by way of an Incubation Centre at CUAP to conduct research on prototype fuel cells and nano battery sensors and offer training to dropouts.
  • The University also proposes to establish hostels for SC and OBC students with support from the Ministry of Social Welfare and Justice and a hostel for ST students with support from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
  • Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, and STI Hub (Science Technology and Innovation) are working with CUAP on creating awareness among the vulnerable groups in rural areas about use of pesticides and agriculture marketing and imparting basic computer knowledge by establishing a centre for outreach activities. The proposed Sports Centre too will boost sports activity in the region.
  • The University made a thorough study of NEP 2020 and brought in appropriate changes in its curricula in accordance with the requirements of the Policy.
  • The University conducted two major surveys for Government of Andhra Pradesh, the first on the Girl Child and the second on the Boya (Valmiki) Community in the region.
  • The University hosted an insightful discussion on the book “Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery” on 4 August 2022. Chief Guest Smt. Annpurna Devi, Hon’ble Union Minister of State, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, and Guests of Honour Shri A.S. Kiran Kumar, Padma Shree awardee and former Chairman ISRO, and Smt. Shobhana Kamineni, Vice Chairperson of Apollo Hospitals, addressed the participants. The students and teachers actively participated in the discussion.
  • The Central University of Andhra Pradesh has adopted six villages under the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. Under the Ek Bharat Sresht Bharat programme, it has signed an MoU with the Central University of Punjab and has successfully got two anthologies of Telugu poems translated into Punjabi with three more in the pipeline. The University also conducted a series of programmes as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav including a “Har Ghar Tiranga” programme in Janthuluru and Reddipalli, two of the villages adopted by the University, a poster exhibition “Wall of Horrors” commemorating “Partition Horrors Remembrance Day,” a second one on India’s Freedom Struggle, and another on “Electoral Participation and Political Empowerment.” In addition, a seminar “Preamble, People, Politics” was also organized. The students and staff also conducted a flag march from the Clock Tower to the Municipal Office at Ananthapuramu town which was highly appreciated by the public and received widespread coverage in the media.

Hon’ble President appreciated Prof. S.A. Kori and his proactive efforts to make CUAP an HEI of excellence.

G-20 News Corner in CUAP

Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Central University of Andhra Pradesh, Prof. S. A. Kori, inaugurated the ‘G-20 News Corner’ in the Interim Campus II at CRIT, Ananthapuramu, on 22nd February 2023. The objective of starting a news corner exclusively for G-20 was to enhance the awareness of the student fraternity regarding the diverse activities of G-20 under India’s Presidency. The response was overwhelming as some of the members of faculty and students contributed pictures and news content related to activities of the G-20. This exciting journey, initiated by Prof. G. Ram Reddy, Dean in Charge CUAP, no doubt, will enlighten all who are working together for a better tomorrow of the world.

Release of India’s G-20 Posters-CUAP

The Central University of Andhra Pradesh has decided to organize various events on the eve of India’s G-20 Presidency. Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of CUAP, Prof. SA Kori and members of faculty along with the students released the posters of India’s G-20 Presidentship. On this occasion the Vice Chancellor spoke about the importance of G-20 Presidency for the global peace and also expressed the view that this is an opportunity to the students for advancement about their knowledge on significant global issues. On this occasion, a few students expressed their views on India’s G-20 Presidency. Year-long events are planned to be conducted till November 2023 following the inaugural events.


The inaugural lecture on G-20 was organized on the theme of “India’s Presidency of G-20: Challenges and Opportunities” on 22nd February 2023, by the CUAP in the Transit Campus II at CRIT, Ananthapuramu. Prof. RS Yadav, Vice Chancellor of Baba Mastnath University, Haryana was the guest speaker. On this occasion, the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of CUAP, Prof. SA Kori delivered the welcome address. He highlighted how India achieved progress with ethos and the role of students in shaping the goals with changing technological advancements. Prof. G Ram Reddy, Dean-in-Charge, CUAP addressed the gathering and spoke about the importance of global politics and need for the students to have knowledge about the progress and proceedings of G-20. Mr. Dipankar Dey, faculty of Political Science has given a brief introduction about the profile and achievements of the Guest Speaker.

Prof RS Yadav then took over the session and commended CUAP for voluntarily taking the initiative in spreading the awareness about G-20. The session started with two stages of qualitative transformation that took place in India, the first stage being the post-cold war era. He highlighted how the country shifted from Idealism to Pragmatism, Non-Alignment to Multi-Alignment and from protective economy to globalization. He pointed out that the second stage took place under Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership where the country aims to play the role of a balancer in global politics by taking an assertive stance in foreign policy. He educated the students about Troika leadership, Ministerial and Sherpa groups and their functions and the fact that G-20 is an informal group.

He then stressed on the topic and briefed about various challenges and opportunities present before the country as it assumed the Presidency. He pointed out that India, having a paradoxical scenario at global level, has many challenges to face. Existence of pandemic crisis, financial liquidity of the country, negative growth, poverty issues, social inequality, off tracking from SDGs, China’s muscle power, gender inequalities, and climate change were the major challenges highlighted by Prof. Yadav. He expressed the hope that despite the challenges, India will use the Presidency as an opportunity to strengthen its role with its sound technological and public infrastructure. He also opined that India can accelerate the progress of SDGs as sustainability practices are deep-rooted in the country’s culture. Availability of green environment and nuclear energy resources, orientation towards women-led development, multi-alignment with developed countries and promotion of inclusive growth were observed to be the strengths and opportunities available for India. He stressed the need for ‘Sabka Saat Sabka Vikas’ (cohesiveness and inclusiveness) to be reflected on the foreign policy to reach the noble goal of “Vasudaiva Kutumbakam”. Prof. Yadav felt re-oriented diplomacy and global peace are important strategies of India for successful Presidency. In turn, he opined that India would gain recognition, a chance for a seat in UN Security Council and would have the opportunity to present the vision of the North if it can effectively manage the positive perception.

A question-answer session followed the lecture where students from different departments have interacted with the Guest Speaker and posed their queries. Prof. SA Kori, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, CUAP made the concluding remarks. He observed that India has a proactive role to play in G-20 in the years to come and expressed optimism that India would emerge the winner. The faculty and students of CUAP were the participants of the lecture. The programme was hosted by Ms. VSS Shreya, Faculty of Management and ended with Vote of thanks by Dr. M. Kulasekhar, Faculty of Economics, CUAP.


On the occasion of 13th National Voters' Day, Department of Political Science and NSS Unit, Central University of Andhra Pradesh, organised awareness campaign programme through Poster Display under the theme of "Nothing Like Voting, I Vote for Sure". A large number of students and faculty members participated in this programme.


Republic Day celebrations began in the Central University of Andhra Pradesh, Ananthapuramu at 8:30am on Thursday with march-past by the NSS contingent. The National flag was unfurled by the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof S A Kori. He then addressed the students, Faculty and staff highlighting the importance of the day. He called to remembrance that the Indian Constitution is the lengthiest in the world. He emphasized that everyone must carry out the fundamental duties imposed on us through the Constitution. He elaborated on India's growth as an independent nation and how it is carving out its own place in international politics. The Vice Chancellor also made a note on the developments being made at the Central University of Andhra Pradesh and announced the new certificate and diploma courses in Digital Media and English Communication. He also mentioned that the new permanent campus work will start soon and that the Hon’ble Prime Minister is expected to lay the foundation stone for the sprawling campus that will come up at Janthaluru, Ananthapuramu. PM is also expected to grace the first convocation of the Central University of Andhra Pradesh.

He concluded calling upon the students to take their place as future citizens in enhancing the biodiversity and preservation of nature which are pressing problems seen around the world today.

The Vice Chancellors speech was followed by distribution of prizes to winners in competitions held in the context of National Youth Day, Observation of Sankranthi as part of Ek Bharath Sreshta Bharat and National Tourism Day. The students then participated in various cultural activities.


CUAP as part of its academic programme across all the departments not only imparts theoretical knowledge but also lays equal emphasis on the practical aspects of learning. This includes field visits to collect data and correlate the same to analyse the data and arrive at conclusions. This is part of experiential learning process that is encouraged by the New Education Policy 2020.

Students of CUAP visited villages around Madakasira, Kalyanadurg, Guntakal, Alur and Mantralayam in Ananthapuramu and Kurnool Districts of Andhra Pradesh in December 2022 and January 2023. The students were accompanied by faculty from the departments of Polical Science, Economics and Management.


The new batch of students for the academic year 2022-23 was inducted into the Central University with a three day admission and orientation programme that was held in the University Interim Campus -II at Ballary Road, Ananthapuramu between 9th and 11th December.

The orientation programme was anchored by Dr. Sucharita Gold of the Psychology Department, who welcomed the freshers and introduced Prof. Hanuman Kennedy, the Controller of Examination and in-charge of Admissions. Prof. Kennedy rolled out the details about the programmes of the University and its rules and regulations. This was followed by a brief from Mr.Sumanth Paranji, Consultant regarding the IT infrastructure and the need to utilize social media for furthering careers and knowledge gathering.

Ms. T Prameela, Librarian listed out the facilities available at the University Library and the rules and regulations pertaining to it. This was followed by an inspiring talk by the senior most faculty, Prof. VVN Rajendra Prasad of the English Department on student life and the path of knowledge. The orientation programme concluded after the two wardens viz., Dr. Raju Chelle (Political Science Department) and Dr. S Suneetha Kumari (Psychology Department) of the Boys and Girls Hostels respectively laid out the rules for their respective wards. Dean In-charge, Prof. G Ram Reddy spoke to the students about how important it was to utilize the time in student life and how the University could help guide the students to achieve excellence in their endeavor.

Orientation Programme (Picture with Kennedy Sir and audience)
Prof. Hanuman Kennedy
Faculty and Freshers of Batch 2022-23
Mr. Sumanth Paranji
Prof. VVN Rajendra Prasad addressing the gathering
Prof. G Ram Reddy
Freshers of Batch 2022-23
T. Prameela
Dr. S Suneetha Kumari
Dr. Raju Chelle
Dr. P Manoja
Dr. Sucharitha Gold


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.

Dr. Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Diwas was observed at the Central University of Andhra Pradesh, Ananthapuramu by paying floral tributes and remembering his huge contribution to the nation. Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. SA Kori, Dean-Incharge, Prof. G Ram Reddy, DACE Programme Coordinator, Prof. M.D. Bavaiah and the Students of Dr. Ambedkar Centre of Excellence, CUAP were participated in the event.

Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. SA Kori, while remembering Bharat Ratna Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, observed how he was not only the father of the constitution but was an interdisciplinary intellectual and a great social reformer that belonged to every stratum of society and championed the cause of entire humanity. To appropriate him and not follow his ideals would be a great disservice to such a towering personality.

The Dean-Incharge, Prof. G Ram Reddy speaking about the great soul said that the life and times of Dr. Ambedkar and the struggle that he faced and how he overcame the societal barrier are exemplary and worthy of emulation. His life was the message and we must all strive towards following Ambedkar's ideals, he concluded.

The immense contribution of Dr. Ambedkar in making a modern nation that was free from multiple social and political evils was duly noted by students in their commemorative speeches. The role played by Ambedkar in uplifting the downtrodden from the historical shackles will always be gratuitously remembered. His noteworthy contribution in every walk of modern India's progress is owed to this visionary man.

The evening concluded with a firm resolve to abide by the constitutional values in our personal lives and a firm resolve with a renewed commitment towards paying back to society in our various capacities as Dr. Ambedkar had hoped.

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.

Events of 2021