Andhra University College of Engineering

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Andhra University College of Engineering
Type State university
Established 1955
Principal Prof.P. S. Avadhani
Location Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Chemical Engineering Block of Andhra University College of Engineering was opened on 3rd January 1963 by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, then president of India. He was the Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University from 1931 to 1936.
Chemical Engineering Block opened by then president of India who also served as vice chancellor of Andhra University.
Department of Architecture at AUCE
Health center at AUCE

Andhra University College of Engineering at Visakhapatnam, India is an autonomous college of the Andhra University.


AU Engineering College gate

Andhra University was established in 1926. Located on the uplands of Visakhapatnam (the city of destiny), the campus has the Bay of Bengal on one side and the Kailasagiri hill range on the other is one of the largest campuses in India. Sir Dr.C.R.Reddy was the founder Vice-Chancellor of the university.

Andhra University College of Engineering (Autonomous), Visakhapatnam, is the campus college of University. It is one of the highly rated colleges of Engineering in the country. At the time of inception in 1955 it was a Department of Engineering with Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering as the main branches.

In 1960, the Department of Engineering was shifted to the present North campus spread over 150 acres (0.61 km2) of land. The Department of Chemical Technology, instituted in 1933, was shifted to the same campus in 1962, adding strength to the Engineering Departments. In 1966, the College of Engineering (Autonomous) became a constituent of the Andhra University.

The college played a vital role in International Fleet Review 2016 and the IFR village and exhibition was appreciated worldwide which was in AUCE ground.


The College of Engineering (Autonomous) consists of 12 Engineering and four Basic Sciences departments, totalling 16 departments, offering 15 undergraduate Engineering day-time programmes and four undergraduate Engineering part-time programmes; 28 postgraduate Engineering programmes, one MCA and three M.Sc. programmes. All the departments run Ph.D programmes in research.

The college has Centres of Excellence carrying out research in specialized areas. These include:

  • The International Center for Bioinformatics
  • Advanced Center for Nano Technology
  • Center for Biotechnology in the Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Center for Phase Equilibrium Thermodynamics in the Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Center for Energy Systems in the Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Center for Condition Monitoring and Vibration Diagnostics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Center for Remote Sensing and Information Systems in the Department of Geo Engineering
  • Centre for Research on Off-Shore Structures in the Department of Civil Engineering

The college is graded along with the Andhra University by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and awarded a rating of A + (85%).

The college is one of the four Lead Institutions selected in the state of Andhra Pradesh for World Bank Aid.

Principals of engineering colleges[edit]

Prof.P. S. Avadhani CSSE Dept 01.07.2016 to Date
Prof.Ch.V.Ramachandr Murthy Chem Engg Dept 06.02.2013 to 30.06.2016
Prof. G.S.N. Raju ECE Dept 01.06.2010 to 05-02-2013
Prof.S.Rama Mohana Rao Elec Engg Dept 04.01.2010 to 31.05.2010
Prof. P.S.N. Raju Civil Engg Dept 21.08.2008 to 03.01.2010
Prof.C.V.Raghavaiah Chem Engg Dept 30.08.2005 to 31.12.2005
Prof.L.Joga Rao Marin Engg Dept 01.06.2005 to 29.08.2005
Prof.D.Ganapathi Rao Mech Engg Dept 31.08.2002 to 31-05-2005
Prof. M.N.Setharamanath CS&SE Dept 01.06.2002 to 30.08.2002
Prof.D. Venkata Rao Phar Scie Dept 01.02.2001 to 31.05.2002
Prof. G.Madhusudhana Rao ECE Dept 01.08.2000 to 31.01.2001
Prof.R.V.Rama Rao Geo Engg Dept 01.01.2000 to 31.07.2000
Prof.V.Radhakrishna Murthy CS&SE Dept 01.07.1997 to 26.07.1997; 18.12.1997 to 31.12.1999
Prof.C.Veeraiah Civil Engg Dept 03.06.1997 to 30.06.1997
Prof.V.B.Sharma Civil Engg Dept 09.08.1994 to 06.07.1995
Prof.P.K.Sharma Mech Engg Dept 24.01.1994 to 08.08.1994; 07.07.1995 to 02.06.1997; 26.07.1997 to 17.12.1997
Prof.V.Subba Rao Marin Engg Dept 28.01.1993 to 23.01.1994
Prof.P.V.Ratnam Elec Engg Dept 01.10.1991 to 27.01.1993
Prof.C.Chiranjivi Chem Engg Dept 28.04.1991 to 30.09.1991
Prof.R.P.Ranganatha Rao Civil Engg Dept 28.04.1988 to 27.04.1991
Prof.L.B.K.Sastry Elec Engg Dept 28.04.1985 to 27.04.1988
Prof.T.Sivaji Rao Civil Engg Dept 15.10.1980 to 14.10.1983
Prof.M.S. Raju Elec Engg Dept 10.10.1977 to 14.10.1980
Prof.T.Venugopala Rao Mech Engg Dept 26.04.1976 to 09.10.1977; 15.10.1983 to 27.04.1985
Prof.K.Krishnamacharyulu Civil Engg Dept 26.04.1973 to 24.04.1976
Prof. K.V.Appa Rao Mech Engg Dept 11.11.1970 to 24.04.1973
Prof.D.Seethapathi Rao Elec Engg Dept 01.12.1969 to 21.01.1970
Prof. C.Venkata Rao Chemistry


Students are admitted into the undergraduate programmes based on their score in the (EAMCET) [Engineering, Agricultural and Medical common entrance test] - a Common Entrance Test conducted by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

Students can also be admitted into undergraduate courses through a test called AUEET (Andhra University Engineering Entrance Test ) for 5-Year Integrated Dual Degree courses and twinning programmes. In this course both Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) and Master of Technology (M.Tech.) degrees will be given in 5-years.

Students are admitted into Postgraduate programmes based on their GATE scores based on all India ranking (or) their ranking in (PGECET) [Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test] - a test conducted by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.


Engineering Curriculum Development

The college follows a four-year duration (one year + six semesters) with external mode of examination for B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch./B.Pharm. programmes and a four semester course for the M.E./M.Tech. programmes. It is also having 5 yr integrated courses (B.Tech. + M.Tech.).

Post Graduation in Computer Science Curriculum The college follows a two-year duration with external mode of examination for MSc(Computer Science) program.

The students are admitted into undergraduate programmes based on their score in the EAMCET - a Common Entrance Test conducted by the Government of Andhra Pradesh and into postgraduate programmes based on their GATE scores based on all India ranking or their ranking in PGECET which was conducted by the Andhra Pradesh State Government for admissions into Technical Post Graduate programs. Admissions in the Post graduate program in Computer Science(MSc) is based on the AUCET/PGCET score. Majority of the AU Engineering College faculty possess higher qualifications than the mandatory minimum prescribed by the AICTE/UGC.

The departments of the college conduct Technical Paper Contests for students, with participation from students all over the country.

Research and Consultancy The faculty of the college is involved in research and are running projects and research schemes that are granted by National level funding agencies like UGC, AICTE, CSIR, DST, DOD, DAE, NSTL and DOT etc. The expertise and competence of the faculty has motivated the College of Engineering to set up a number of Centers of Excellence being granted/approved by UGC and AICTE.

Engineering departments[edit]

B-TECH courses offered[edit]

Courses Offered Dept Admission Through
B.E. (Civil Engg.) Civil Engineering EAMCET
B.E. (Civil Environment Engg.) Civil Engineering EAMCET
B.E. (Mechanical Engineering ) ExampleMechanical Engineering EAMCET
B Eng. (Aircraft Engineering) Mechanical Engineering EAMCET
B.E. (Electromechanical) Mechanical Engineering EAMCET
B.E.(Naval Arch. & Marine Engg.) Marine Engineering EAMCET
B.E. (EEE) Electrical& electronics Engineering EAMCET
B.E.(Electronics & Communication Engg.) Electronics and Communication Engineering EAMCET
B.Tech. (CS&SE) Computer Science and Systems Engineering EAMCET
B.Tech. (Chemical Engg.) Chemical Engineering EAMCET
B.Tech. (Chemical Engg. With Petro Chemical Engg as Elective.) Chemical Engineering EAMCET
B.Tech. (Chemical Engg. With Ceramic Technology as Elective) Chemical Engineering EAMCET
B.Tech. (Bio-Technology) Chemical Engineering EAMCET
B.Tech. (Geo-Informatics) Geo-Engineering EAMCET
B.E. (Metallurgical Engg.) Metallurgical Engineering EAMCET
B.Architecture Architecture NATA
B.Tech. (Instrumentation Engg.) Instrumentation Engineering EAMCET

M-TECH courses offered[edit]

Courses Offered Admission Through
M.E. (Structural Engineering) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.E.(Environmental Engg. And Management) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.E. (Hydraulics, Coastal and Harbour Engg.) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.E. (Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg.) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.E. (Structural Engg. & Natural Disaster Mgt.) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.E. (Construction Technology and Project Mgt.) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.E. (Transportation Engg.) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.E. (Water Resources Engg. and GIS GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.E.(Machine Design) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.E. (Industrial Engineering) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.E. (Heat Transfer in Energy Systems) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.E.(Marine Engg. And Mechanical Handling) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.Tech. (Naval Architecture) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.E. (Power Systems & Automation) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.E. (Control Systems) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.E. (Power Electronics Drives and Control) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.Tech. (Radar & Microwave Engg.) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.Tech. (Bio-Medical Engg.) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.Tech. (Tele Communications) Dual Degree Programme GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.Tech. (Computer Science & Technology) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.Tech. (Information Technology) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.Tech. (Chemical Engg.) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.Tech. (Mineral Process Engineering) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.Tech.(Geo-Engineering)) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.Tech. (Nano Technology) GATE/PGCET/AUCET
M.Tech. (Industrial Process Instrumentation) GATE/PGCET/AUCET


MSc courses offered[edit]

Courses Offered Dept Admission Through
MSc (Computer Science) Computer Science &Systems Engineering PGCET/AUCET

Basic sciences departments[edit]

Centers and institutes[edit]

Research and consultancy[edit]

The majority of the AU Engineering College faculty possess higher qualifications than the mandatory minimum prescribed by the AICTE/UGC. The college also offers Ph.D. programs in all Departments and M.Phil programs in Humanities, Basic and Social Sciences. AU College of Engineering (A) has become the most preferred college for NRI students. The college is also conducting foreign collaborative two year programs in M.Tech/M.Sc (Software Engineering), MS (Signal Processing), M.Tech/M.Sc (Telecommunications) with Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden and three year B.Engg. (Aircraft Engineering) with Perth College, UK and four year B.E. (Electromechanical Engineering) in collaboration with Group-T International University, Belgium. The college has 333 Ph.D. scholars who are actively engaged in Research. The faculty and scholars have published 1,556 research papers in National/International Journals and Conference proceedings during the last 5 years. 406 Research Scholars are awarded Ph.D. Degrees.


This autonomous engineering college is a constituent of and affiliated to the Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.It is the first general university in the country to get ISO 9001: 2000 Certification in 2006. Andhra university college of engineering is also affiliated by AICTE and UGC.


The National Assessment and Accreditation Council accredited thrice the university at grade ‘A+’. The university secured 3.65 CGPA out of four point scale which is the highest among the State Universities in India. Andhra University, Visakahpatnam, has been ranked second among state universities and fourth among all universities in the country in a study conducted by Nielsen survey.

Andhra University has been internationally ranked 151 by the QS World Universities Rankings in 2015.

The university has been recognized by the Department of Science and Technology as one of the fourteen universities in India in terms of contribution to research in Science, Technology and Engineering based on H-index developed by Scopus. The engineering college of the university got sanction of TEQIP phases I & II based on its excellent performance. The AU College of Engineering (A) was adjudged best government engineering college by rating organizations.

The university is ranked second among all Indian state-run universities and fourth among all universities in India by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Andhra university college of engineering is one of the oldest and highly reputed engineering college of India with a large number of foreign students from various countries. The Andhra University is likely to be converted into an IIT.

The college is ISO 9001 – 2008 certified. STAR NEWS International TV Channel has adjudged Andhra University College of Engineering (A) as the ‘BEST GOVERNMENT ENGINEERING COLLEGE’ in February 2011.

The International Society for Space Research in the Asia-Pacific region has recognized the university for academic standards and sponsored four M.Tech., programs. This is the only university in India selected for the program.Career 360 magazine in its rating to various universities and institutions in the country awarded 5 star category to the university based on its contribution to research. Andhra University is one of the ten universities in India to secure this recognition.The Current Science Journal 2013 has mentioned Andhra University is in 8th position among all Indian institutions doing research in social sciences based on e-publications.

The college is ranked "A+" by NAAC in February 2016. Andhra University College of Engineering has also received the award of the best government engineering college in India in National B school awards by ABP news in 2012.The college ranked 29 in Mint C-Fore Top Engineering College Rankings for 2008. It is undoubtedly the best engineering college in Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the oldest and highly reputed engineering colleges in India with hundreds of foreign students from various countries. In a recent survey conducted by the Star News, AUCE(A) has been rated at first position among the state owned technical institutions in the country .


Fifty seven R&D and consultancy projects are undertaken during the last 5 years. More than 85% of the faculty members are with Ph.D. Degrees acquired from premier institutes in India and abroad. Most of them have adequate exposure in foreign countries as they have chaired technical sessions and presented Research papers in International conferences conducted in advanced countries. The present faculty strength is 180 and another 50 vacancies are expected to be filled during the present academic year. A desktop computer with state of art configuration is provided to each faculty member. It is the first college in AP to launch 4G wife facility for students on commercial basis.The campus is well connected and a broadband internet facility is also available.All classrooms are very well maintained and some have air conditioning facilities.Projector is in every classroom and finger print attendance system is also in motion. A centralized computer facility is provided with 200 IBM and Dell systems during 2010 – 2011. This is useful for online examinations, new software developments and R&D work. The college has established good relations with R&D, productive and manufacturing industries like NSTL, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, DRDO, ISRO, BARC, SAC-Ahmedabad, Wipro, Infosys, Mahindra Satyam, HCL, TCS, IRS etc. A separate gym is also available for college of engineering. The campus has number of basketball, volleyball, tennis courts and also 2 cricket grounds.


The campus has maintained almost 100% placements consecutively since past 10 years in various multinationals like Google, Microsoft, Tech Mahindra, Amazon, NSTL, L and T, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, DRDO, ISRO, BARC, SAC-Ahmedabad, Wipro, Infosys, Mahindra Satyam, HCL, TCS, IRS etc. Bodies like the Indian Navy, BSNL, Hindustan Shipyard Limited etc. also come for placements.

Notable alumni[edit]

The alumni of the University during their lifetime occupied important positions in government administration and research organizations. This includes Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Ministers for Central and State, Governors to State and RBI, Judiciary of Supreme Court, High Courts, Bar Council of India, CEOs of various public and private sector organizations, Scientists, Chairman of UGC, Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors of Universities and so on. The Government of Andhra Pradesh has appointed the Professors of the University as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the APSCHE and the University contributed nearly 40 Vice-Chancellors and 3 Chancellors to lead Universities in various parts of the country. A good number of alumni are settled and working in countries like USA, UK, Australia, Singapore, Japan, Canada, Africa, Germany, France, Russia, Bangkok, Malaysia and so on. Many alumni became entrepreneurs and promoted companies within and outside the country.

The Alumni Association of the University is very active in extending support to the institution in all spheres. In fact, every individual department has its own Alumni Association actively engaged in enrolment of members, persuading them to contribute for the development of the department in all possible ways. The associations generally meet once in a year.

Alumni are contributing in a good proportion for the development of the University. The alumni are supporting financially for the development of infrastructure and equipping laboratories. Y.S.R. Venkata Rao through their trust has liberally donated Rs.2.5 crores for construction of 300 capacity state of art auditorium in the name of his father Dr. Y.V.S.Murthy who is an alumnus of Chemical Engineering Department. Alumni of 1981-85 batch of Engineering have donated Rs 70 lakhs for construction of 6 bed hospital at North campus. Sri G Mallikarjuna Rao, an alumnus of this university has donated Rs. 10 lakhs for construction of Andhra University Teachers’ Association office. One of the alumnus of the Department of Chemistry included Andhra University as one of the shareholders in his property deed before he died. Accordingly, the University received Rs.65 lakhs and it was utilized for the construction of a students’ hostel. Another alumnus from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences supported for the construction of a new building for the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences by spending Rs.4.5 crores. Many alumni instituted prizes and medals, granted scholarships to meritorious students, donated books to the departmental libraries and supported infrastructural facilities in respective departments. The alumni of the University have been supporting the students in many forms. Many of the departments have registered alumni associations. Further, the alumni regularly interact, motivate, guide, encourage and help the students to shape their careers.

Few are:-

  • B. S. Daya Sagar, Geoengineering (1988-1994), only Asian recipient of Georges Matheron Lectureship Award from International Association for Mathematical Geosciences.
  • N S Raghavan, Electrical Engineering 1959-1964, co-founder of Infosys (one of the first two, who started Infosys), )
  • Anumolu Subbarao, Mechanical Engineering (1959–1964), awarded the highest award of "Ellis Island Medal of Honor-2010" given to any immigrant - not necessarily Indian. Six US presidents and a few Nobel Prize winners were the recipients of this award previously.
  • Hiralal Zutshi, Mechanical Engineering (1958–1963), Chairman and Managing Director of Hindusthan Petroleum Coroporation Ltd for five years.
  • S. Rao Kosaraju, Computer Science (1959-1964), Founder of the Kosaraju's algorithm, which finds the strongly connected components of a directed graph
  • Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao, Mechanical Engineering, Founder and Chairman of the GMR Group, which is one of the fastest growing infrastructure enterprises in India with interests in Airports, Energy, Highways and Urban Infrastructure sectors.
  • T.V.S.Sastry, Mechanical Engineering 1957-1961. Worked as Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Earthmovers Ltd., Bangalore, Bharat Yantra Nigam, Allahabad, Bharat Heavy Plate and Vessals, Visakhapatnam and Praga Tools Ltd, Secunderabad. Was Executive Chairman, Airliquide India Private Ltd., New Delhi., before retiring.
  • G. S. N. Raju, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Vice Chancellor of Andhra University.
  • Kambhampati Hari Babu, Electronics and Communications Engineering, a member of parliament to the 16th Lok Sabha from Visakhapatnam.

The University has six Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awardees, two Padma Bushan awardees, three Padma Shri awardees and one Sahitya Academy awardee and many more recipients of highly rated awards among its academic staff members and alumni.


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