OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

Welcome to Sri Venkateswara University (SVU)

Sri Venkateswara University established in 1954, to cater to the educational needs and aspirations of people of the Rayalaseema Region of  Andhra Pradesh. After completing 66 years of excellence in teaching, research, extension and outreach activities, the University is committed to cater to the needs of higher education offering a full range of post-graduate programs in Arts, Sciences, Law,  Management, Education, Physical Education, Engineering and Pharmacy disciplines. From a humble beginning of one College with six departments, the University has now grown into the second largest University in Andhra Pradesh having four constituent Colleges viz. College of  Arts, College of Sciences, College of Commerce, Management & Computer Science and College of Engineering accommodating  54 departments offering 72 programs. 

The University has made rapid strides in the field of higher education and research and is adjudged as one of the best Universities in the country and got  ACCREDITED A+ GRADE BY NAAC-2017.

Various prestigious rankings and Acedemic credits in the year 2019-2020.

  • QS India Rankings-2020                             : 44
  • NIRF University category                           :38
  • THE Young University Rankings-2020    : 101-150
  • Education world Rankings 2020               : 23
  • THE world University Rankings-2021      :801-1000
  • Citations( Normlized) for 2014-2019       :16.321
  • PhDs awarded :217 FT + 129 PT
  • Patents filed                                                     : 3
  • Total research projects on going               : 34
  • Total amount                                                    : Rs.53.14,94,271
  • Consultancy projects                                     :629
  • Money generated through consultancy : Rs. 766965/-

The University is selected under RUSA component 4 for Rs.100 crore. Under this program Centres of Excellence in (i)Nano & Micro Satellite (ii) Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (iii)Material Sciences (iv)VLP Technologies (v) Herbal Drug Development (vi) Psycho & Bio Sciences (viii) Water Resources and (iX) Bio Energy. University is having National facilities (UGC-SVU center for MST Radar Applications) of repute and selected under Cente for Potential of Excellence in a particular area(CPEPA) by UGC, New Delhi and awarded and with Centers for Advanced Study (UGC-CAS). University was awarded based on research output DST-PURSE program.

Several departments have received Special Assistance Programmes (SAP) of UGC, New Delhi and also received fund under FIST program of DST, New Delhi to improve infrastructural facilities. Most of the faculties have obtained research grants from various national funding agencies like UGC, DST, DBT, CSIR, ICMR, ICSSR, BRNS, ISRO, MNES, MoES, MoEF and DRDO and foreign financing such as UNESCO, UK-DFID, ICRISAT, European Commission Programme ERASMUS MUNDUS. Utilizing these impressive funding, the faculty of the University have proactively interacted with Industry, Academic and Research Institutes in National and International level and entered into collaborative research agreements through MoUs (Memorandum of Understating) to conduct research work in frontier areas of national & International importance.

The students belonging to socially and economically backward communities and those who are economically poor get State and Central Government Welfare Scholarships. Fellowships and Scholarships are offered to research students of the campus by the University and also by the UGC, CSIR, DAE, ICMR, ISRO, ICAR, ICPR, ICHR, ICSSR, DST, DRDO, SRNS and Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan.

The University central library is the major resource centre that provides information for research students and faculty. It provides unlimited access to the UGC INFONET e-resources and e-journals through UGC INFONET Digital Library Consortium. The library is kept open from 8.00 am till 10.00 pm on all working days and from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm on Sundays and public holidays besides the addition of latest books related to both teaching and research in the main library, most of the departments have developed departmental libraries by utilizing the grant from the University or from special assistance received from funding agencies like UGC, DST, etc. A Digital Library for PhD Theses submitted to the University has been designed using DSpace, an Open Source Software developed by HP and MIT, USA. 3,000 PhD Theses have been digitalized and uploaded to the Shodhganga database. This gives easy access to the PhD theses and research documents.

The University provides residential facilities to research scholars, Post-Doctoral fellows and other researchers in the hostels specially earmarked for them on the campus. Summer fellows, research associates, visiting scientists and faculty researchers from other universities and academics are provided accommodation in the university guest house and Academic Staf college guest house. The university campus is completely Wi-fi connected. The university provides computer and uninterrupted internet facilities for research students, fellows as well as faculty on the campus in all the blocks and laboratories. Direct internet facility and common internet hubs are set-ups near the hostels and quarters on the campus to provide internet access free of cost.

To further enhance the status of the University to compete with the top University at National and Global level through continued development during 2019-2020, additional Buildings for E-Class Rooms, Establishment of Incubation Centres, On-line Examination System/expansion of Laboratories to meet the requirements of new Courses are in the pipeline. Besides meeting the infrastructure facilities of Office, Separate Hostels for Boys and Girls,  Cultural Centre and world Class Gymnasium and Sports facilities are being created. International Students Canteen, Digital Library, Wi-Fi Connectivity, Networking, Smart Campus, Air-Conditioned Auditorium, Development of Greenery and State of the modern art furniture in classrooms, faculty rooms, offices, Guest House and Auditorium are under progress.

Besides strengthening the existing curriculum, new Courses are being planned under MERU program.

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