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                Adikavi Nannaya University was established on 22nd April 2006, by an Act of the Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Assembly to meet the higher education needs of East & West Godavari districts. It is an affiliating residential university with territorial jurisdiction over East & West Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh. named after the first poet of Telugu culture, Nannaya (the eleventh century translator of Mahabharata from Sanskrit to Telugu), the court poet of Rajah RajahNarendra, (the Eastern Chalukya King). The University was established to fulfil the cherished dream of the people of this region, on the sacred banks of River Godavari

VISION and MISSION:

                This University aims to combine the pristine cultural ethos and the contemporary demands of educational excellence in its vision. To uphold the simple but profound motto, SarvatraVidyaVardhatePraja - Expansive education leads to enrichment of the people, Adikavi Nannaya University will nurture its students as the citizens of the globe on the rich fundamentals of Indian culture while respecting all its diverse ideas. Combining class room and field/lab learning process, nurtured through academia industry relationship, the student shall embark on a journey of intellectual transformation. The University is committed to achieve its mission through outstanding research and scholarship, education and practice by free exchange of ideas with the support of its ethical, interdependent, diverse community of faculty, staff, students and alumni.

ACADEMICS:

                The University consists of four colleges in main campus namely - University College of Arts & Commerce, University College of Engineering, University College of Education and University College of Science & Technology catering to the needs of students on campus. The Adikavi Nannaya University is having extension campuses at Kakinada (EG District) and Tadepalligudem (WG District). 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. A dynamic semester-based courseware is created by integrating the traditional syllabus with the latest trends across disciplines to suit the current industry, employability and professional requirements. Choice Based Credit System(CBCS) is being implemented for all UG, PG and Professional Courses across the University.The University is on the path to establish a strong research base and culture of innovation. The University has highly qualified faculty in their respective fields of expertise. A large number of national and international conferences, seminars and workshops are 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.

                All the faculty from campus colleges and affiliated colleges are involved in serious research activity at individual level as well as in collaborating with other professional agencies. The University (and campuses) instruction is coupled with the research activity so that students are given state of the art instruction in their chosen field. Some of the faculty members are very active in the research work and publishing in good impact journals.