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Andhra Christian College
A C College
A.C.College, Guntur, 2008.jpg
Latin: Collegium Andhra Christianus
MottoLatin: Et Cognoscetis Veritatem Et Veritas Liberabit Vos. English: ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.
ChancellorPresident, Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church(AELC)
PrincipalMES Sri Vijaya Raj
Sambasivapet, Guntur 522 001, India
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16°17′47.8″N 80°26′33.1″E / 16.296611°N 80.442528°E / 16.296611; 80.442528Coordinates: 16°17′47.8″N 80°26′33.1″E / 16.296611°N 80.442528°E / 16.296611; 80.442528

The Andhra Christian College or A.C. College is one of the oldest colleges India: It started in 1885.[citation needed] AC College is part of the education enterprise of the Protestant churches. It admits intermediate, undergraduate and graduate students and awards degrees through the Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjunanagar to which it is affiliated.[citation needed]

Saint George is its patron saint. At the entrance of the college, there is a statue of the saint slaying the dragon.

Elected officials of the Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church administer the college.[citation needed]


AC College was established in 1885 in Guntur City and was one of the first colleges in India to offer graduate programs. Protestant missionaries from the U.S.A established the college.

The then United Lutheran Church in America (ULCA) through Rev. Fr. John Christian Frederick Heyer (known as Father Heyer) established the Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church on 31 July 1842.[1]


Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church (AELC) through its Board of Education administers the college.

The school consists of three entities:

  • Day College
  • Evening College
  • College of Law

Academic profile[edit]

Main campus


Pre-university or Intermediate courses are offered. The college is affiliated to the Board of Intermediate Education, Hyderabad, a regulatory authority for pre-university courses in Andhra Pradesh.

The following course combinations are available:

Graduate programmes[edit]

Post-graduate programmes[edit]

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) English and History
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Chemistry and Zoology

Notable alumni[edit]

Science & Technology[edit]

  • Dr Vellanki Seshagiri Rao former Associate Director & Distinguished Scientist ISRO SHAR



  • Dewan Bahadur T. S. Paulus[2]


Dr Reddy




In film[edit]

  • Pilla Zamindar, a Telugu movie, was filmed at the college. It was named Mangamma Memorial College in the movie.
  • Chalo a Telugu film, starring Naga Shourya and Rashmika Mandanna was filmed in the college. It was named as BGN college in the movie.


  1. ^ Luther Richardson, Kolluri, Rev., Towards Self-Reliance, p. xi, Editorial by Rev. Dr. D.V. Daniel
  2. ^ T.S. Paulus served as principal and was war advisor to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 May 2005. Retrieved 28 October 2007.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Stewart, Wilma S. (2006). "Appendix VI". The Story of Serampore and its College (4th ed.). pp. 177–179. Archived from the original on 22 October 2003.
  4. ^ Rev. Dr. Dass Babu is a disciple of Premasagar
  5. ^ Dr. Luther Paul presently heads a Seminary in Hyderabad Andhra Christian Theological College
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