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ANDHRA PRADESH Sri Venkateswara University
Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati (State University)


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Sri Venkateswara University
Established in Year: 1954

Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati was established in 1954, in the world famous temple town of Tirupati on the sprawling campus of 1000 acres with a panoramic and pleasant hill view. This University stands as a testimony to the wisdom and foresight of great visionaries Late Sri Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu, the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and Late Sri Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy, to cater to the educational needs and aspirations of the people of Rayalaseema area. With a great wisdom, the founder of this University have rightly coined the motto “Wisdom lies in proper perspective” for it. The University has grown excellently from strength to strength over the past fifty-two years, as a premier institute of higher learning under the able and committed leaderships of successive Vice-Chancellors starting from Prof. S. Govindarajulu to the present Vice-Chancellor Prof. N. Prabhakar Rao. It has gone through greater strides in the transformation of the University with acquiring necessary and modern sophisticated instrumentation to catch up with the world competition in academic and research programmes.

Right from its inception, the University has been laying more emphasis on teaching, research and extension activities in different subjects. The range of subject departments, courses and research programmes undertaken and promoted during the last fifty-two years reflect the Sri Venkateswara University’s commitment in promoting socially relevant and inter-disciplinary programmes. The University was started with six departments of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology, Economics and Philosophy. The University has eight constituent colleges concerning various conventional and advanced subject, in order to provide good academic and smooth administrative service to one and all. Besides these colleges, it has a PG centre at Kavali. The University has 58 departments, wherein 71 different PG courses and several Diploma and Certificate courses are being run with a total academic faculty strength of 400 and 1500 non-teaching and a student strength of 5000, including research scholars. Several novel and newly emerging PG courses have also been introduced during this academic year. The University has been moving forwards in achieving academic excellence with a strong commitment and dedicated approach, by clearly setting up of a vision of its own. The initiatives taken by the Vice-Chancellor have already started yielding excellent results, in terms of research funding, extension activities and thus keeping the University on the path of excellence.


Mission

The "Mission" is to develop qualified and competent citizens through teaching and training, expand the horizons of knowledge through research, to lend knowledge and support to various organizations for their effective functioning, to contribute to the creation of a happy and healthy society through fruitful interaction with it, and to participate in the development of the society.


Goals

  • Designing and implementing educational and training programs of high standard.
     

  • promoting research in an environment conducive for exploration, experimentation and expansion.
     

  • Creating awareness and disseminating knowledge through various media, forums and programs.
     

  • Undertaking extension activities, providing consultancy to various organizations for solving their problems and improving their functioning.
     

  • Organizing extracurricular activities to develop sporting skills, promote literary and cultural interests, social service, national integration and discipline.


Action Plan

  • Strengthening of existing courses/ and starting of new courses in emerging areas of demand with emphasis on self-supporting mode.
     

  • Strengthening the Directorate of Distance Education with new courses.
     

  • MOU with organizations (Universities foreign/ National, Industries, etc.,)
     

  • To develop counseling centers to offer coaching for NET, SLET, GATE, GRE, JEST, TOEFL etc.
     

  • Developing Internet and Intranet facilities, Website Home Page updating/software center.
     

  • Specialized training courses in Functional English and developing communication skills.
     

  • On-line education and improving audio-visual aids in teaching.
     

  • Functional autonomy in the execution of Research/Extension projects.
     

  • Liberalization of rules for carrying out Research Projects.
     

  • Resource mobilization.
     

  • Modernization of curricula with a paper on computer applications as a core-paper.
     

  • Administrative Reforms
     

  • State of the art laboratory facilities
     

  • Promotion of Doctoral/Post-Doctoral Programmes in innovative fields.
     

  • Transformation of existing Library into Digital Library.
     

  • Career Development Programmes of the Faculty through Academic Staff College.
     

  • Remedial coaching programmes for socially disadvantaged students.
     

  • Improving Industry-University Interaction.
     

  • Establishment of consultancy cell for Extension Activities.


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PROGRAMMES

The College currently conducts the following programmes:

  • Post Graduate Degree
     

  • Ph.D.
     

  • M. Phil
     

  • PG Diploma
     

  • Junior Diploma
     

  • Certificate



Admission Procedure

  • A candidate seeking admission into P.G. Courses shall have to qualify in the entrance test conducted by Directorate of Admissions (Ph :0877-2248589), S.V. University every year.
     

  • A candidate seeking admission into M.Phil. / Ph.D. (Full time/ Part time) shall have to qualify in the Research Entrance Test conducted by S.V. University. (SVU RESET) . Candidates who have passed UGC/CSIR/NET/SLET/GATE examination need not write RESET examination, however they have to apply in response to the notification.
     

  • The selection of the candidates for P.G. Courses and M.Phil. Programme is based on the marks obtained in the S.V.University Entrance Test and availability of seats in the concerned discipline. Whenever there is a tie in giving ranks for those who secure the same marks in the test, the elder person will have the priority. The usual rules of reservation will be followed in the allotment of seats.
     

  • The Selection of a candidate to the Ph.D. Programme is based on :
     -- eligibility in the entrance test,
     -- availability of a seat with a teacher and
     -- consent of the teacher to guide the student.

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Address for Communication

Registrar,
Sri Venkateswara University,
Tirupati - 517 502,
Andhra Pradesh, India.

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