|Founded by||Budumuru Navajeevan Kumar↑|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Etcherla is a village , Mandal Hq , AssemblyConstituency of A.P.|
Postgraduate Center of Andhra University and an engineering college are located near Etcherla.
The Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Post Graduate Centre  was started in 1977-1978 with a policy of extending higher education facilities in the backward regions. The center was shifted from Srikakulam to the presented campus on 29 September 1986 in the old palace at Etcherla. In the beginning two disciplines viz., Economics and Rural development are instituted at Postgraduate level. Presently there are about 14 different courses offered here. The center is at present catering to the needs of 600 P.G. Students and Research Scholars working for their M.Phil and Ph.D. and is supported by 40 faculty members and 70 non Teaching members. This Postgraduate Center became the largest PG Center in the entire state of Andhra Pradesh.
The PG centre is located in a spacious campus extending 29 acres (120,000 m2) of land. It is at present blessed with an administrative block accommodating special officers chamber, individual teachers rooms and students union room, three blocks to accommodate class rooms, library, reading room and a hostel for boys.
Dr.B.R.Ambedkar University Srikakulam was established in 2008.
Growth as educational hub
Ercherla is growing as the educational hub of Srikakulam District with many government and private educational institutions like Engineering and other institutions have their colleges here.
Etcherla is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh, changed from reserved (Scheduled Castes) to general since 2008. There are 1,45,554 registered voters in this constituency in 1999 elections.
List of Elected Members:
|Year||Winner Candidate||Party||Votes||Runner Candidate||Party||Votes||Margin (Majority)|
|2009||Meesala neelakantham naidu||INC||Nayana suryanarayana reddy||TDP||52,987||5,689|
- 1967 - N.A.Naidu.
- 1972 - Ballada Hariyappadu.
- 1978 - Kothapalli Narasayya
- 1983, 1985, 1989, 1994 and 1999 - Kavali Pratibha Bharathi
- 2004 - Kondru Murali Mohan
Villages and panchayats
Important villages in Etcherla Mandal
- Oleti Atchenna Agraharam
- Duppala Valasa
- "Mandals in Srikakulam district". Panchayat Informatics Division. Retrieved 2007-03-05.[dead link]
- Postgraduate Centre.Etcherla
- Election Commission of India.1978-2004 results.Etcherla
- Election Commission of India.A.P.Assembly results.1967
- Election Commission of India.A.P.Assembly results.1972
- Details of Andhra Pradesh till Village Panchayat Tier