Awadhesh Pratap Singh University is an autonomous institution in Rewa city, often called ‘the land of white tigers', located in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. The university was named after Captain Awadhesh Pratap Singh, an eminent freedom fighter. The university is a teaching-cum-affiliating institution with its jurisdiction over 65 colleges in the districts of Rewa, Sidhi, Shahdol, Umariya and Satna, besides 21 Sanskrit colleges and 85 Sanskrit schools spread all over Madhya Pradesh.
The university is on a 246.20 acres (0.9963 km2) expanse of land in the north of Rewa city, at a distance of about 5 km from it, with its campus lying on either side of Rewa-Sirmour Road. Besides the overlooking administrative block, the complex comprises the departments of environmental biology, physics, science block, humanities block (including its extension), Ambedkar Bhawan (Hindi department), Tribal Centre, Computer Centre, Vikram Space Physics Centre, USIC, Central Library, Arjun Chhatra Griha, guest house, yoga hall, hostels for boys and girls, auditorium, stadium, and staff quarters. The construction of MBA department and the upper floor of Central Library building and Antarbharti are completed. Situated on the foot of Vindhya's, the University Campus is cozy and environmentally friendly, far from the hustle and bustle of the city life. The Campus presents a scene of Ashrams of ancient times. Still the residents get all the facilities and amenities of modern life, such as, canteen, facilities for Xerox, STD and a small shopping center. The campus also has a large Gymnasium hall, Yoga hall and a big stadium as well as a Lord Shiva temple situated in between a modest park (greenery). There are branches of Allahabad Bank, Employment Bureau and a post office as well as medical dispensary on the campus. It also has a small meteorological observatory and plans are afoot for a seismological observatory.
The University has been named after Captain Awadhesh Pratap Singh, a distinguished son of the soil and a freedom fighter. The University was established on 20 July 1968 and got UGC recognition in February 1972. It has membership of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and All Commonwealth Association of Universities (ACAU). The APS University is a teaching-cum-affiliating University with its jurisdiction over 65 colleges situated in the districts of Rewa, Satna, Sidhi, Shahdol, Umariya and Singrauli.