Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur-

Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur

Nagarjunanagar, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
India - 522510

Courses Offered

Master of Arts , Master of Social Work , Post Graduate Diploma in Ambedkar Studies , Bachelor of Physical Education ,


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About College

Institute Description

Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU), Guntur was established in 1976 by the former President of India, Sri Fakruddin Ali Ahmed.

  • This University since then has grown into a large university with 39 academic departments, including several self-financed courses.
  • It is one of the major universities in the country covering many colleges and institutes of districts in the region.
  • Its jurisdiction was extended to three districts now having over 450 affiliated colleges offering under-graduate, Engineering, Education, post-graduate, Law, Pharmacy and oriental languages courses.
  • Today University has 39 post-graduate teaching-cum-research courses on the campus, while 71 affiliated colleges offered P.G. courses.
  • Act 43 of 1976 of A.P. State Legislature set up the Acharya Nagarjuna University
  • It was renamed Acharya Nagarjuna University by the A.P. Universities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2004
  • A Post-Graduate Centre in Guntur was started in 1976

Acharya Nagarjuna University – Research Centres:-


Name Of Centre

Area Of Research


Disaster Mitigation Studies Centre

Public Administration response to Natural Disaster


Centre for Women's Studies

Women's Studies


Centre for Scientific Socialism

Research in State and Society with Maximum Orientation


Chair Mahayana Buddhist Studies

Schools of Mahayana Buddhism in Contemporary Context


Prof. K.S. Murthi Centre for the study of Afro-Asian Philosophies

Afro Asian Philosophies, with special emphasize on India , Chinese and African Philosophies.


Ambedkar Research Centre for Social Policy & Social Action

Research in Social Policy/Problems in the light of Dr. Ambedkar's Vision


University Colleges:

  • Anu College of Arts Commerce & Law
  • Anu College of Sciences
  • Anu College of Physical Education & Sports Sciences
  • Anu College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Anu College of Engineering & Technology
  • Anu College of Architecture and Planning
  • Anu College of Architecture and Planning

Extracurricular activities:

  • Plantation
  • Health awareness
  • Community Development
  • Environmental Protection
  • Personality improvement
  • Water harvesting
  • Literacy campaign
  • Communal Harmony
  • Campaign against social evils
  • Patriotism

Extension Work:

  • The National Service Scheme programme involves students in community work with social utility.
  • The Adult Education programme promotes adult literacy, health awareness, environmental consciousness, population education etc.


Library: The Library centrally located with an independent and spacious building consisting of 4 floors including basement hall with total user space of 3000 square meters.

The rich collection built over a period of about three decades has some rare reference materials and several important journals. The annual budget is about 65 Lakhs in 2009-10 of which subscription towards periodicals alone is about 45 Lakhs. The total holdings of the library exceeds 1, 23,200 documents.

Books  1,04,798
Back Volumes      13,655
Microfilms & Microfiche 181
CDs & DVDs460
Theses     2516



  • There are three hostels, each better than the other
  • A maximum of 650 students can be put up in these hostels
  • The Indira Priyadarsini Ladies Hostel can accommodate 370 female students
  • There is a separate hostel for the scholars also. 100 scholars can be accommodated here without any hassles.

Computer Centre

  • There is an up-to-date Computer System
  • It is well equipped with quality software, systems, machines and all other relevant infrastructure


A wide variety of scholarships and financial aid packages are being provided for the students of this university. These take off almost 10-20% of a student’s normal expenditure and make it possible for him/her to pursue his/her courses at a very nominal cost


  • Comp Labs
  • Sports
  • Gym
  • Medical
  • Cafeteria
  • Laboratory
  • Library
  • Auditorium
  • Hostel


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