Prof. M Jagannadha Rao


I am extremely happy to take over as the Vice Chancellor of Adikavi Nannaya University, Rajamahendravaram. I thank the Govt of Andhra Pradesh and our honourable CM Sri Y.S. Jaganamohan Reddy garu, for giving me the opportunity for serving this university. The Adikavi Nannaya University has been established to serve the student community of East and West Godavari districts. We all know that this is the fulfilment of the long pending demand by the people of Godavari districts to have a state university in this region. We should be thankful to all the leaders and activists who fought for the establishment of this university. Because of their efforts the dream could be realized and the University was established in the year 2006, April 22.

The University is a budding institution completing only 14 years of existence and I strongly believe that it has a great potential for its development in future. As far as the number of affiliated colleges are concerned, this University stands tall being the largest in the state of Andhra Pradesh, affiliating nearly 450 colleges. I am very happy to note that the campus colleges are offering various PG and PhD programs in science, technology, engineering, arts, humanities, management, education and others. The faculty are well qualified and dedicated towards teaching and research.

The University is on the path to establish a strong research base and culture of innovation. I strongly encourage all the faculty from campus colleges and affiliated colleges to involve in serious research activity at individual level as well as in collaborating with other professional agencies. The University(and campuses) instruction should be coupled with the research activity so that students can be given state of the art instruction in a chosen field. I am happy to note that some of the faculty members are already active in their research work and publishing in good impact journals.

The University has highly qualified faculty in their respective fields of expertise. I understand that a large number of national and international conferences, seminars and workshops are being organized. Such events provide a variety of experiences to the students and inculcate skills such as leadership and team spirit which are helpful in their career. 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.

Further, the all the campuses of the University will be ICT enabled and the colleges will be provided with e-learning and e-connect environments very soon. The University is looking forward to incorporate end to end digitization of the total system. The University is situated in a serene environment, plans are underway to make it a green and environment friendly institution.

The students of Adikavi Nannaya University are extremely talented and very active in extracurricular, co-curricular, sports, NSS and intra-personal activities. The bubbling energy of these youngsters need to be streamlined so that Adikavi Nannaya University is exposed at state and national level for its academic,co-curricular and societal activities.

I wish to encourage all the faculty and the administrators to apply for funding agencies and get funding for research as well as for developmental activities. We need to strengthen skill development programs, internships and industry interaction. We also should focus on improving campus placements so that a greater number of students are placed in good jobs.

We as a team at Adikavi Nannaya Universityshould strive to prepare students and inspire them to become better citizens of our country, irrespective of their cultural and financial background, and contribute to the welfare of our society and country's development. We are also looking for strong collaborations from academic, research and industry areas that will help us achieve our targeted growth and potential.

I sincerely believe with the support of our faculty, students and supporting staff, we can take this University forward and make Adikavi Nannaya University a leading university in the state of Andhra Pradesh. As the Vice Chancellor, I am confident that efforts to excel in the field of higher education and the inculcation of moral values in the students of our University will continue in future with a greater zeal.

Best Wishes
Prof. M Jagannadha Rao.


SNo Name Designation Contact
1 Mr. K Manohar PS to VC
(Superintendent) Name From To
1. Prof.K Nirupa Rani 09-11-2006 03-11-2009
2. Prof. P George Victor 20-04-2012 18-04-2015
3. Prof. M Mutyalu Naidu 04-12-2015 01-12-2018
4. Prof. P Suresh Varma(FAC) 30-07-2019 08-01-2020