Andhra University College of Arts and Commerce

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Andhra University College of Arts and Commerce
Type State University
Established 1931
Principal Prof. K. Gayatri Devi
Location Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Andhra University College of Arts and Commerce is one of the constituent colleges of Andhra University established in 1931.


The Colleges of Arts and Commerce was started as part of combined Colleges of Arts, Science and Technology in the year 1931. It was separated in 1966 with Prof. B. Sarveswara Rao as its first Principal.


The College has 28 departments organizing 50 courses covering disciplines like Commerce and Management Studies, Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Arts, Languages and Education etc.,

The College has a total strength of 1894 full-time students and 200 Part-Time Students, 412 research scholars, 237 teachers and 140 administrative and supporting staff. It is the biggest constituent college of the University with a teacher student ratio of over 1:9.

Schools and departments[edit]

  • Department of Adult and Continuing Education
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Commerce and Management Studies
  • Department of Cooperation and Applied Economics
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Education
  • Department of English
  • Department of Fine Arts
  • Department of Foreign Languages (French,Japanese,German,Soft Skills)
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of History and Archaeology
  • Department of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management
  • Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Department of Library and Information Science
  • Department of Linguistics
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Politics and Public Administration
  • Department of Psychology and Parapsychology
  • Department of Russian
  • Department of Sanskrit
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Special Education
  • Department of Telugu : This was one of the two departments started in 1931, when the University College of Arts began to function.[1] It was first headed by Pingali Lakshmikantam, succeeded by G. J. Somayaji. After them K. V. R. Narasimham, T. Donappa and S. V. Joga Rao occupied the position subsequently. Preparation of Telugu Etymological Dictionary was taken up by the department.
  • Department of Theater Arts
  • Department of Urdu



  1. ^ Andhra University Golden Jubilee Celebrations Souvenir (1926-1976). Waltair: Andhra University. 1976. pp. 123–124. 

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Coordinates: 17°43′30″N 83°19′37″E / 17.725°N 83.327°E / 17.725; 83.327