Dravidian University

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Dravidian University
ద్రావిడ విశ్వవిద్యాలయం
Established 1997
Type Public
Chancellor E. S. L. Narasimhan,
Governor of Andhra Pradesh
Vice-Chancellor Prof. K. Rathnaiah
Location Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations UGC
Website Official website
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The Dravidian University (Telugu: ద్రావిడ విశ్వవిద్యాలయం, Kannada: ದ್ರಾವಿಡ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯ Tamil: திராவிட பல்கலைக்கழகம், Malayalam: ദ്രാവിഡ സർവ്വകലാശാല), Kuppam, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, India was established by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, through a Legislature Act (No. 17 of 1997) with the initial support extended by the governments of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala for an integrated development of Dravidian languages and culture. The university, which formally came into existence in 1997, began functioning with two departments in 1998 and has today grown into a strong institution of 20 academic departments and 6 research centres.


  • Prof. V. I. Subramoniam, Pro-Chancellor 1997-2001
  • Prof. P. V. Arunachalam, Vice-Chancellor 1997-2001
  • Prof. R.Srihari, Vice-Chancellor 2001-2005
  • Prof. K.S.Chalam, Vice-Chancellor 2005
  • Prof. G. Lakshminarayana, Vice-Chancellor Aug 2005-Aug 2008
  • Prof. Cuddapah Ramanaiah, Vice-Chancellor until August 22, 2011[1]
  • Prof. K. Rathnaiah, Vice-Chancellor April 2012-Present


Schools and departments[edit]

  • School of Information Sciences and Technology

Courses offered[edit]

  • Comparative Dravidian Literature and Translation Studies
  • Human And Social Sciences
  • Education And Human Resources Development
  • Comparative Dravidian Arts and Aesthetics
  • Herbal and naturo sciences
  • Information and Technology
  • Linguistics

Distance education:

  • UG & PG courses
  • MBA & MCA
  • M.Phil & Ph.D (till CY 2009)


  1. ^ "Dravidian varsity VC's farewell jig with eunuchs - Times Of India". indiatimes.com. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 

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