Andhra University College of Science and Technology

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Andhra University College of Science and Technology
Type State University
Established 1931
Principal Prof. P. Rajendra Prasad
Location Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Andhra University College of Science and Technology is a constituent college of Andhra University established in 1931.


The College was started in 1931 as the combined Colleges of Arts, Science and Technology. It was bifurcated in 1966 with Prof. R.Ramanadham as its first principal.


The college is the biggest constituent college of the University with 18 departments and two units organizing 50 courses covering the disciplines of Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, Abstract Sciences etc. Five departments of the college viz., The departments of Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology have special assistance programmes supported by the UGC. There are also research and training centers These centers are Centre for Marine Archaeology. Centre for Nuclear Techniques, Delta Studies Institute, the University Science Instrumentation Centre and Ocean Science and Technology Cell.

Schools and departments[edit]

The College of Science and Technology is made up of schools as follows:

School of Physics:

  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Nuclear Physics

School of Chemistry:

  • Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
  • Department of Organic Chemistry and Foods, Drugs and Water
  • Physical and Nuclear Chemistry and Chemical Oceanography

School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences:

  • Department of Geology
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Geophysics
  • Department of Meteorology and Oceanography

School of Mathematical Sciences:

  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Applied Mathematics and
  • Department of Statistics.

School of Life Sciences:

  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Marine Living Resources
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Human Genetics
  • Department of Environmental Sciences
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Biotechnology

Research and Development Centres[edit]

  • Delta Studies Institute
  • Population Research Centre
  • Centre for Nuclear Techniques
  • Centre for Marine Archaeology
  • Hydrology and Water Management with Rural Bias
  • University Science Instrumentation Centre


The Courses offered in the College are:

  • M.Sc. (Two Year Courses)
  • M.Sc. (Tech) - 3 Year Courses
  • P.G.Diploma - 1 Year Course
  • M.Phil. - In all the Departments
  • PhD - In all the Departments

Eminent alumni[edit]

  • U. Aswathanarayana, Honorary Director of the Mahadevan International Centre for Water Resources Management, India

External links[edit]

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