Andhra University - Admission 2024, Fees, Courses, Placement, Ranking

LocationVisakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)
NIRF Rank#76
Year of Establishment1926
Updated on - Jun 11, 2024 16:34PM IST

Andhra University Latest Updates

June 11, 2024 4:34 PM
AP EAMCET Result 2024 released on June 11, 2024. Check direct link here!
June 11, 2024 8:42 AM
AP EAPCET result 2024 is expected to be released today, June 11, 2024, at 4 PM. Check more details here!
June 5, 2024 3:55 PM
JoSAA Counselling Dates 2024 has been released. The JEE Main 2024 counseling will begin from June 10, 2024 with registration/ choice filling. Check full schedule here!
May 30, 2024 9:01 AM
The AP ICET results 2024 will be released today. Although no official confirmation has been made as of yet, local news portals have announced that it is likely to be released today.
May 30, 2024 9:01 AM
The AP ICET results link 2024 will be activated today. Although no official confirmation has been made as of yet, local news portals have announced that it is likely to be released today.
May 24, 2024 11:15 AM

Andhra University has released the third year results for the Pharm.D course and M.Sc Physics courses on the official website.

May 17, 2024 10:42 AM

Andhra University has released the semester exam results for various courses such as MA Economics, MA Political Science, MA Anthropology, MA Social Work, MJMC and more.

May 16, 2024 11:11 AM
The closing date for filling out the UGC NET 2024 application form for the June session has been extended to May 19, 2024, at 11:59 pm, from its initial deadline of May 15, 2024. Find all the latest information regarding UGC NET 2024 application form on this page.
May 16, 2024 11:13 AM
The closing date for filling out the UGC NET 2024 application form for the June session has been extended to May 19, 2024, at 11:59 pm, from its initial deadline of May 15, 2024. Find all the latest information regarding UGC NET 2024 application form  on this page.
May 8, 2024 6:32 PM
The AP ICET 2024 response sheet has been published online along with the master answer key. Candidates can raise objections to the answer key by May 10.

About Andhra University

Established in 1926, Andhra University (AU) is a 98-year-old higher education institution that is considered as one of the country's oldest educational institutions. The university is the first to be conceived as a residential and teaching-cum-affiliating university. Mainly devoted to postgraduate teaching and research, Andhra University came into being after a prolonged and collective struggle of the Telugu elite for a university in the educationally backward northern Circars and Ceded districts of the erstwhile Madras Presidency.

Sir C.R. Reddy was Andhra University’s founder and Vice-Chancellor. Former President of India, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan succeeded Dr C. R. Reddy as Vice-Chancellor in 1931. Moreover, the university is fortunate to engage the services of famous educationists such as Dr T.R. Seshadri, Dr S. Bhagavantham, Professor Hiren Mukherjee, Professor Humayan Kabir, and Dr V.K.R.V. Rao. 

Andhra University currently has  58 departments, 16 specialized research centres, 188 ICT enabled classrooms, state -of the-art of computer and GIS laboratories and 76 seminar halls. The campus is spread across an area of 425 acres.

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has accredited the university with an ‘A++' grade with a score of 3.60, attesting to the quality of higher education provided by the university. 

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Andhra University Placements

Andhra University has a dedicated Training & Placement Cell that oversees placement activities at the university. Andhra University placement drives ensure that students get the most promising job offers after completing courses from the university. A candidate must pass all the steps in the selection process to secure a job offer at the campus placement drive. As per the Andhra University placement statistics 2023, the highest package offered to the students was Rs 84.5 LPA. Candidates can check the statistics for Andhra University placements 2023 below:

Andhra University Placement Statistics 2023

Highest salary packageRs 84.5 LPA

Andhra University Recruiters

Cognizant Technologies SolutionsAmazon
Wipro TechnologiesTata Consultancy Services
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Andhra University Courses and Admission 2024

Andhra University offers a total of 158 courses at Undergraduate, Postgraduate, PG Diploma, Certificate, and Doctorate levels. The courses offered by Andhra University majorly covers the field of arts, commerce, management, science & technology, engineering, law, pharmacy, and education. The university sports seven constituent colleges/institutions - the College of Arts & Commerce, College of Science & Technology, College of Engineering (A), College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Br. B. R. Ambedkar College of Law, College of Engineering for Women, and Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE) - to oversee all kinds of academic activities at the university. Students may have a look at the list of Andhra University courses before applying to the university. Candidates can check from the table below all the major details related to Andhra University courses including the eligibility criteria and Andhra University fees:

Andhra University Courses & Eligibility Criteria 2023

Name of the CourseTotal FeesEligibility Criteria
BE/ B.TechRs 1,18,000 - Rs 7,85,00010+2 pass with PCM and 55% aggregate
B.ScRs 13,000 - Rs 3,10,000Pass in 10+2 with Science stream
D.PharmaRs 2,04,000 - Rs 4,08,00012th pass with Biology as main subject
B.PharmRs 40,000 - Rs 2,41,000Must complete 10+2 in Physics and Chemistry as a compulsory subject along with one of the Mathematics / Computer Science / Biotechnology / Biology subjects
BFARs 23,200Class 12th pass in any discipline from the recognized board
B.EdRs 5,000 - Rs 35,000Class 12th pass in any stream
PGDM/MBARs 10,000 - Rs 3,21,000BBA/ BTech or equivalent pass from a recognised institute
ME/M.TechRs 28,400 - Rs 2,14,000BTech or BE degree from a recognised institute
MCA Rs 45,000 - Rs 1,81,000Pass in BCA or equivalent
Integrated BBA + MBARs 8,50,000Pass in 10+2 with commerce or arts stream
LLMRs 15,000 - Rs 40,000LLB pass from a recognised law university/ institute
M.PharmRs 64,000 - Rs 3,00,000BPharm pass from a recognised medical or pharma institute
LLBRs 30,000 - Rs 60,000Pass in 10+2 with commerce or arts stream
M.ComRs 8,000 - Rs 23,200Must have pursued BCom/ BBA or equivalent level degree
MJMCRs 12,000 - Rs 23,200Must complete UG degree in BA, BBA, BSW, BMS or equivalent from a recognised institute.
Executive MBARs 35,000BSc/ BBA/ BCom/ BTech graduates with minimum 50% aggregate
MARs 8,000 - Rs 65,200BA pass from a recognised institute
M.P.EdRs 91,000Must pass BPEd with minimum 50% aggregate
M.ScRs 8,000 - Rs 2,00,000Graduate in BSc or equivalent degree
PG DiplomaRs 4,000 - Rs 13,500Graduation in a relevant course with a 50% score

Andhra University Distance Education

The AU SDE (Andhra University School of Distance Education) has 23 permanent faculties offering four UG programmes, 18 PG programmes, five certification courses, nine PG diploma courses, 15 professional courses, and seven collaborative courses through Distance Education Mode. The AU distance learning package comprises self-learning study materials, audio-video classes, and face-to-face interaction. Students at AU SDE study the same syllabi and are subject to the same regulations as the regular students of Andhra University. The Degree awarded is also the same as the regular degree.

Gyan Vani, a community Radio Station, is located at the School of Distance Education and caters to the needs of learners of the School of Distance Education. The School of Distance Education has 35 study centres as well.  

Andhra University admission to courses is done on the basis of various entrance exams. Some of the entrance exams accepted by Andhra University for admission include JEE Main, AP EAMCET for BTech, AP EDCET for BEd, AP ICET for MBA, GATE for MTech and MBA, etc. It is mandatory for candidates to appear for and qualify for the respective exams to be eligible for admission. The seats for Andhra University admission are allocated through the respective exam counselling process. The admission dates for the university are decided on the basis of respective exam dates. Candidates can check below all the important Andhra University admission dates 2023:

Andhra University Admission Dates 2023

JEE Main Exam DatesJanuary Session: January 24 to February 1, 2024
April Session: April 1 to 15, 2024
AP EDCET Counselling RegistrationSeptember 30, 2023
AP ICET Final Seat Allotment ResultSeptember 27, 2023
AP ICET Reporting to CollegeSeptember 29, 2023
GATE Last Date to ApplySeptember 29, 2023
GATE Admit CardJanuary 3, 2024
GATE Exam DateFebruary 3,4, 10 and 11, 2024

Andhra University Application Process 2023

Andhra University application process is conducted by the university online via the online application portal. The Directorate of Admissions opens the online application portal annually during the admission session. Students may go to the application portal to fill out the Andhra University application form for their desired courses. They must also take the relevant entrance test for a particular course. 

How to Apply for Andhra University UG & PG Courses?

Below are the steps that students need to follow for filling out the Andhra University application form:

  • The candidate must go to the Andhra University official website and fill out an application form for the desired course.
  • The applicants must pay the application fee to complete the application process.
  • The Andhra University application fee is Rs 600 for General students and Rs 500 for reserved categories.
  • The candidate must take the particular entrance exam and wait for the university’s cutoff list.
  • After the appearance of the name on the merit list, a candidate must attend the AU counselling session.
  • The candidate requires to submit the essential documents for verification.
  • The university confirms the admission after document verification. 
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Andhra University Cut Off

Andhra University admission is conducted every year on the basis of Andhra University cut off. The cutoff marks for Andhra University are determined on the basis of different entrance exams cutoff accepted for admission. It is mandatory for applicants to score the minimum Andhra University cutoff to be eligible for admission. Candidates can check below exam-wise Andhra University cutoff 2023:

Andhra University Cutoff 2023

Entrance ExamOpening CutoffClosing Cutoff
JEE Main32.521.6
AP EAMCET162724391
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Andhra University Reviews

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M Heena AnjumB.Sc in Home Science | 2019 | 1 month ago
Best college with good faculties. The curriculum is highly committed to provide students with great experience of education and professionalism. Scholarships are provided.
SUSHMITA MANDALM.Com | 2020 | 1 month ago
This campus is good , faculty is amazing and we got various opportunities for our future. The moot courts organized here are one of the best mootcort.
Shahank NallanaB.Tech | 2019 | 1 month ago
Fabulous campus and faculty of the college is best, infrasstructures of the college is good, greenery ground, familiear teaches, library, sports ground also here.
AkshainiB.Arch | 2018 | 1 month ago
This college is big and beautiful. The faculties of this college are awesome. The food of canteen is good. The security system of this college is also good.
Konapalli Nithish Kumar ReddyB.Arch | 2019 | 1 month ago
This college has very large area. The faculty hostel are very good here. The job opportunities in this college are very high. The food of canteen is good and reasonable.
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Andhra University FAQs

What is the highest package for BTech course at Andhra University?

As per last year’s Andhra University placements statistics, the average salary package offered for BTech was Rs. 6.5 LPA. The highest package which was offered during the last year's (2022) placement in BTech was Rs. 15 LPA.

Which recruiters visit Andhra University for placements?

There are various recruiters who visit Andhra University for placements. Some of the top recruiters for Andhra University include Tech Mahindra, Infosys, Amazon, Tata Consultancy Services, Concentrix, Wipro, etc.

What is MTech CSE curriculum at Andhra University?

MTech CSE programme at Andhra University is offered for a total duration of 2 years. The MTech curriculum at Andhra University covers a wide range of topics, including mathematical foundations of computer science, advanced data structures, computer organization and architecture, etc.

Which entrance exams do I need to take for Andhra University admission?

Except for BSc, BCom, etc. admission to all the courses offered by Andhra University is done through entrance exams. The entrance exams accepted by Andhra University include JEE Main and AP EAMCET for BTech, AP EDCET for BEd, AP ICET for MBA, GATE for MTech and MBA, etc.

What are the distance education programmes offered by Andhra University?

Andhra University distance education programmes are courses that are offered to students remotely. Andhra University offers a wide range of distance education programmes at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and diploma levels. Some of the popular distance courses offered by Andhra University include Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History, Economics, Politics, Special English, Special Telugu, and Sociology, BCom, BSc, MA, MCom, etc.

Can I get direct admission at Andhra University?

Even though admission to most of the Andhra University courses is done on the basis of entrance exams only, admission to BSc, BCom, etc. courses is done as per the merit obtained in the qualifying examination. So, if you want admission to these courses, you can get direct admission but for other courses, you need to appear for the entrance exam.

Which courses are popular at Andhra University?

There are various courses offered by Andhra University in Science, Commerce, Management, Education, and other streams. The courses offered by Andhra University are available at undergraduate, postgraduate, PG Diploma, Certificate, and Doctorate levels. Some of the popular Andhra University courses include BTech, MTech, BPharma, BSc, LLM, MSc, etc.

Which colleges are affiliated to Andhra University?

A total of 148 colleges are affiliated with Andhra University. These colleges under Andhra University offer various streams such as Science, Commerce, Management, Business Administration, Education, etc. The Andhra University affiliated colleges include Andhra University College of Arts & Commerce, Andhra University College of Engineering, Andhra University College of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Andhra University College of Science & Technology, etc.

Is Andhra University a private or government university?

Andhra University is known as a public university. The university is located in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The university is also a member of the AIU and is NAAC accredited.

When was Andhra University established? Is the university UGC recognised?

Andhra University was established in 1926. Andhra University is NAAC accredited and is an ISO 9001:2006 certified institute. It is known as a public university. Yes, the University is UGC recognised.
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Andhra University Rankings 2023

  • Ranked in the band of 1201-1500 in the overall category by The World University Ranking 2023.
  • Ranked in 24th position in the University category by NIRF 2023.
  • Ranked 48th out of 876 in India overall and 70th out of 486 for Engineering by EduRank.
  • Ranked in the band of 301-350 in QS WUR Ranking 2022. 
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Ranking Publisher NIRF

  • Overall#76
  • University#43
  • Agriculture#40

Overall NIRF Ranking 2024

  • OVERALLCombined scores base on institute performance.
  • TLRStrong emphasis on quality education and adequate resources.
  • RPActive engagement in research, high-quality publications, and strong professional collaborations.
  • GOGood placement and higher study opportunities for students, high median salary, and admissions into top universities.
  • OIFocus on diversity, inclusivity, and facilities for disadvantaged and physically challenged students.
  • PRPositive perception among employers, research investors, and academic peers.

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Andhra University Campus Facilities and Infrastructure

The Andhra University campus sprawls over 422 acres of land that houses 121 buildings related to academic, administrative, and support services fields. These come with a plinth area of about 20 lakh sq. ft. Presently, the University is catering to the educational needs of five green districts of Andhra Pradesh, namely Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Vizianagaram, and Srikakulam. 

Andhra University Campus

Andhra University has four campuses - the AU campus at Kakinada (East Godavari district), the AU campus at Etcherla (Srikakulam District), the AU campus at Tadepalli Gudem, and AU campus at Vizianagaram.

Name of the Campus

Number of Departments

AU campus at Kakinada (East Godavari District)


AU Campus at Etcherla (Srikakulam District)


AU Campus at Tadepalli Gudem


AU Campus at Vizianagaram


Andhra University Constituent Colleges

Name of the College

Number of Departments

College of Arts & Commerce


College of Science & Technology


College of Engineering (A)


College of Pharmaceutical Studies


Br. B. R. Ambedkar College of Law


College of Engineering for Women


Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE)


Andhra University Research Centres

Arts & Commerce - Research Centres

  • Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP)
  • Japan Information and Study Centre
  • Centre for SAARC Studies
  • Centre for Population Research
  • Centre for Agro-Economic Research
  • Gandhian Studies Centre
  • Women's Studies Centre
  • Centre for Alluri Seetharama Raju History and Tribal Studies

Science and Technology - Research Centres

  • Advanced Analytical Laboratory (DST-PURSE Programme)
  • Delta Studies Institute
  • NMR Research Centre
  • Centre for Studies on the Bay of Bengal

Engineering (A) - Research Centres

  • Centre for Nanotechnology, & Centre of Excellence (CoE)
  • Centre for Environment

Andhra University Infrastructure & Facilities 

Hostel & Accommodation - 

The Andhra University campus has 23 hostels for men, accommodating more than 3200 students and 10 hostels exclusively for women with a capacity of more than 2000 students. There are two separate hostels for international students. The university has two Residential Health Centres -  one on the south campus and the other on the north campus. It also has a homoeo dispensary for the students and staff members. Andhra University has four guest houses and 324 staff quarters. 

Library - 

Dr V.S. Krishna Library is the Andhra University central library. It also has two branch libraries - Engineering College Library and Law College Library. Dr V.S. Krishna Library has a 60,000 sq. ft. of carpet area. It has a seating and reading facility to enable the user to choose and refer books comfortably. It has a seating capacity of 500 users and houses 5,20,502 books. The library is effectively using SOUL software. It also provides special facilities for differently-abled persons. Furthermore, AU has developed a separate unit of books in Braille for visually challenged students. 

Health Services - 

AU Health Centre, formerly known as AU Dispensary, was established in 1933 for medical and health hazards of AU students and staff. It was modified as AU Health Centre in 1981 with a senior medical officer and three medical officers. The students, scholars, teaching and non-teaching members, and their family members staying at the AU campus utilise the hospital services as and when in need. There is a separate homoeopathy clinic attached to the health centre. 

Others - 

The Andhra University facilities include a central canteen, four canteens at various locations, a press and publication division, women waiting halls, faculty club, schools for employees' children, NSS & NCC Units, post office, banking facilities, University Employment & Guidance Bureau, training & placement cell. a sports complex, a gymnasium hall, a transportation facility, and a computer centre.

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Campus Facilities

Computer Lab
Medical Facilities
Common Room

Andhra University Scholarships

Andhra University scholarships are provided to enrolled students as financial aid. There are two types of scholarships provided to the students: Merit Social Welfare Scholarship and BTH merit scholarship. Candidates who are eligible for respective scholarships can apply for the same at the time of Andhra University admission. Candidates can check the detailed information for Andhra University scholarship 2023 below:

Merit Social Welfare Scholarship:

  • Students under this scholarship program are provided scholarships from the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Candidates who have qualified for the GATE exam are provided with UGC/AICTE fellowships.

BTH Merit Scholarship:

  • Candidates are selected for BTH scholarship on the basis of merit in academics.
  • The scholarship aid will be decided by the BTH Scholarship committee.

Andhra University Seat Reservation

Gender Male Female
General 6 8
OBC 4 6
SC 16 22
ST 2 2
Muslim 0 0
PWD 0 0

Andhra University Affiliated Colleges

A total of 148 colleges are affiliated with Andhra University. These colleges under Andhra University offer various streams such as Science, Commerce, Management, Business Administration, Education, etc. The affiliated colleges of Andhra University are the ones that are affiliated to the varsity and participate in the admission procedure decided by the university. The Andhra University affiliated colleges include Andhra University College of Arts & Commerce, Andhra University College of Engineering, Andhra University College of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Andhra University College of Science & Technology, etc.

Andhra University Awards, Recognition, Accreditations, and Collaborations

Andhra University Awards

  • Ranked in 24th position in the University category by NIRF 2023.

Andhra University Accreditations

  • National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
  • ISO 9001: 2000 Certified

Andhra University Contact Details

College Location

  • addressJunction, Andhra University South Campus, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 530003
  • telephone