Andhra-Christian College

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Andhra Christian College
A C College
A.C.College, Guntur, 2008.jpg
Latin: Collegium Andhra Christianus
Motto Latin: Et Cognoscetis Veritatem Et Veritas Liberabit Vos. English: ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.
Type College
Established 1885
Chancellor President, Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church(AELC)
Principal Dr P Mutyam
Address Sambasivapet, Guntur 522 001, India, Guntur City, Andhra Pradesh, India
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
Campus Urban
Affiliations

The Andhra Christian College or A.C. College is one of the oldest colleges India: It started in 1885. 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.

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.

Motto[edit]

In Latin, the motto is Et Cognoscetis Veritatem Et Veritas Liberabit Vos ("Ye shall know the truth: and the truth shall set you free").[1]

History[edit]

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.[2]

Administration[edit]

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

Courses offered[edit]

Main campus

Intermediate[edit]

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]

Notable alumni[edit]

Science & Technology[edit]

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

Business[edit]

Education[edit]

  • Dewan Bahadur T. S. Paulus[3]

Film[edit]

Literature[edit]

Politics[edit]

Theology[edit]

In film[edit]

Pilla Zamindar, a Telugu movie, was filmed at the college. It was named Mangamma Memorial College in the movie.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ John 8:32 Gospel of John in the Latin Vulgate
  2. ^ Luther Richardson, Kolluri, Rev., Towards Self-Reliance, p. xi, Editorial by Rev. Dr. D.V. Daniel
  3. ^ T.S. Paulus served as principal and was war advisor to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru [1]
  4. ^ The Story of Serampore and its College [2] IVth edition 2006, Appendix VI, pp. 177-179
  5. ^ Rev. Dr. Dass Babu is a disciple of Premasagar
  6. ^ Dr. Luther Paul presently heads a Seminary in Hyderabad Andhra Christian Theological College
Further reading