Sri Venkateswara University established in 1954, to cater to the educational needs and aspirations of the people of the Rayalaseema Region of Andhra Pradesh. After completing 67 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 five constituent Colleges namely College of Arts, College of Sciences, College of Commerce, Management & Computer Science, College of Engineering, and College of Pharmacy accommodating 54 departments offering 72 programs.
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 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 Staff 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.
Education is about much more than employability. It includes evolving with a different view, developing different perspectives and opening your mind to the enormous possibilities, and ultimately emerging as world class human resource. The students are to be given counselling and guidance and instilled with virtues and values of life through various programmes within their curriculum, so that the students emerge as citizens with moral, ethical and social values so to fulfil their obligations to the society and nation. Our focus in the year ahead will be on the formulation of our education strategies and on the relationship between our teaching and research missions. Achievements are the result of an uncompromising commitment to excellence across the board and to the professionalism, creativity, and innovation of the University staff, non-teaching staff, research students and PG Students.
I congratulate all the concerned for the nice work done and thank everyone for their support and wish everyone a great success.