Andhra University College of Engineering

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Andhra University College of Engineering
MottoTejasvi Navadhitamastu (from the Taittiriya āraṇyaka of the Yajurveda, 8.0.0)
Motto in English
"May the Divine Light illuminate our studies."
ChancellorGovernor of Andhra Pradesh
Vice-ChancellorG. Nageswara Rao
RectorGayatri Devi
PrincipalProf.P. S. Avadhani
LocationVisakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Andhra University College of Engineering, also known as AU College of Engineering, is an autonomous college of the Andhra University located at Visakhapatnam, India. Considered to be one of the premier institutions in the country Andhra University College of Engineering is also regarded as the best engineering college in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the only institution in the country to provide courses in Nanotechnology and have the Siemens laboratories. It is also the first Indian institution to have Chemical Engineering.

Department of Architecture at AUCE


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 by Prof Devaguptapu Seethapathi Rao it was a Department of Engineering with Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering as the main branches. Prof D. Seethapathi Rao started the Engineering department under the then VC A. L. Narayana and headed the department of engineering till 1966.

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.

Health center at AUCE


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.


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 6-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 M.Sc (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]

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.


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.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni include:


College rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2018)[1]65

Andhra University College of Engineering was ranked 65 among engineering colleges by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.

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