Andhra Pradesh is a hub for higher education and has many institutes of advanced
studies in various disciplines. Besides having innumerable colleges and institutes,
there are number of Universities in Andhra Pradesh, some of which are dedicated
to the study of a special field and some are general universities.
The Professional State Universities in Andhra Pradesh:
The University Medical Sciences and Health Care, is located in Vijayawada. Admission
is based on the Joint Entrance Examination held for Engineering, Agriculture and
Medicine. A large number of courses are offered in the General Medicine and fields
of Alternative Medicine like Ayurveda, Homoeopathy and Unani. Besides, Undergraduate
course in Naturopathy, physiotherapy, nursing, pharmacy and other para-medical courses
and postgraduate course in applied Nutrition are offered in the medical Universities
in Andhra Pradesh.
A National University for Law is located at Vishakhapatnam. Student having passed
the higher secondary and the Common Law Entrance Examination can take up the 5 year
integrated course for the Bachelors in Law program in the law Universities in Andhra
There are many engineering and technological Universities in Andhra Pradesh with
a large number of colleges affiliated to them.
Dedicated Universities in Andhra Pradesh
- A State university is solely for Vedic studies is located in Tirupathi
- A State university for veterinary studies is also located in Tirupathi.
- A State university dedicated to women to encourage women education is located in
- A State university for Dravidian studies is located at Kuppam district
- A deemed university is dedicated to the study of Sanskrit.
Deemed Universities in Andhra Pradesh
Some of the Deemed Universities in Andhra Pradesh offering various courses are spread
across the state. All the Deemed Universities in Andhra Pradesh are recognized by
the NAAC and recognized by the AICTE. Both undergraduate and postgraduate courses
ranging from Engineering, to Management and other Science subjects are conducted.
There are some Universities in Andhra Pradesh that are public state university that
offer a number of highly advanced courses.