As the Vice-Chancellor of Sri Venkateswara University, I am honoured and greatly privileged to lead Sri Venkateswara University and continue the ambitious strategy of addressing the challenges and opportunities of the future to transform the University into a World Class Institute.
Sri Venkateswara University established in 1954 located serenely in a picturesque campus at the foot of the Seven Hills. With well planned and aesthetically designed buildings spread in a green, clean and expansive natural environment, the campus is a joyous place to work and live. The University has been a premier institution of Higher Learning, Research, Extension and Consultancy to cater to the educational needs and aspirations of the people of the Rayalaseema Region of AndhraPradesh and has played a pivotal role in creating new knowledge, fostering innovation to produce economic value, and addressing societal needs and challenges. Judging by the historical time constants of evolution, SVU has emerged as one of the leading universities in the World in the relatively short time span of only seven decades. This rapid ascent stems from the broad recognition that the core activities of SVU have had a demonstrable influence in advancing knowledge that benefit national priorities and global scientific and innovation ecosystem.
Over the past 66 years Sri Venkateswara University has grown in stature and is today recognised as one of the premier Universities in the Country accredited by NAAC with ‘A+’ grade. Sri Venkateswara University has been making rapid strides in teaching, research and extension activities with all-round co-operation from the faculty, non-teaching staff, scholars and students. Our research output is very satisfactory and has crossed the mark of excellence and it is proved in rankings. MHRD-National Institutional Ranking Frame (NIRF) work, BRICS World Ranking, QS Rankings and Asia University Rankings.
The University has reorganised its academic structure catering to the requirement of National Educational Policy (NEP)-2020. The curriculum and courses designed for the programmes of the University probe the talents of the students and hone them for perfection in their chosen fields with the skilful and ever encouraging expertise of the teaching community on the campus. Our faculty members have been able to publish good quality research work in high impact factor journals of repute. There is an active interaction between faculty and students in the campus. The learning experiences in the campus pave a strong path for enhancement of overall development of the learners.
The university has been imparting quality education through outcome and value based education system, supported by competent and learned faculty members who regularly update their knowledge through participating in national and international conferences, seminars and workshops. The faculty members have also raised the standards of teaching and research through incorporating MOOC courses, chiefly NPTEL & SWAYAM in their routine classroom teaching. This is easier than done that the university has witnessed a huge number of publications in the SCI and high impact factor journals. The University is doing commendable work in scientific research as visible from the citations per paper through SCOPUS and Web of Science. University receives good research funding from several funding agencies in the country and abroad. University has strong global linkages, world-class research and, most importantly, an educational portfolio that blends the best of campus and digital delivery into a highly supportive and personalised student experience.
Success in our efforts requires fostering interdisciplinary collaborations, and creating impactful innovation to benefit society. As a publicly funded institution, SVU has an obligation to play an important role in helping to address national and regional priorities. As an internationally acclaimed university, SVU has an opportunity and a platform, and indeed a responsibility, to help address global challenges. In this effort, SVU’s unique strengths will serve as catalysts for discoveries, discussions and discourse that seamlessly span a wide spectrum of disciplines including Engineering, Natural and Physical sciences, Humanities, Arts, Social sciences, Business Administration and Pharmacy.
We are now implementing our new initiatives and looking to the future with a great deal of excitement and optimism. Society is changing rapidly in many ways which will have a profound impact on the role of University. In this ever changing world, knowledge will remain a key resource around the globe. The horizons of professional activities are expanding and hence today there is a greater scope for the students to present their talents and achievements. Since technical education in our country has become quite dynamic and competitive, we have to be ready and equipped with the required abilities and capacities to acquire the latest knowledge through newer technology.
I am confident that Sri Venkateswara University will reach greater heights of excellence Nationally and Internationally in the days to come and attract more students from other parts of the World and will produce excellent scientists, technocrats, visionary leaders, competent researchers and teachers in the fields of science, engineering, humanities, management and social sciences who will not only bring laurels to the university but also make the Nation Proud.