Sri Krishnadevaraya University

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Sri Krishnadevaraya University
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Type Public
Established 1981
Chancellor E. S. L. Narasimhan
Vice-Chancellor Prof.K.Rajagopal
Location Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India,  India
Campus Rural
Affiliations UGC
Website www.skuniversity.org

Sri Krishnadevaraya University is a public university in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India, founded on July 25, 1981. The university is named after a patron of learning and the arts, Sri Krishnadevaraya, of the Vijayanagara empire of the 16th century.

History[edit]

The university is an offshoot of the erstwhile Postgraduate Centre of Sri Venkateswara University started in 1968. Subsequently in 1976, the SVU Postgraduate Centre attained autonomous status. Its Vice-Chancellor for the first two terms was M. Abel (1981-87). In 1987, with a capital outlay of Rs. 1.2 crores, Sri Krishnadevaraya Institute of Management was started with funding from the UGC. In 1988, the university which was originally a unitary, residential institution, became a full-fledged affiliating university. The Postgraduate Centre at Kurnool under the jurisdiction of Sri Venkateswara University was made over to Sri Krishnadevaraya University in 1993. Sri Krishnadevaraya University College of Engineering & Technology was started in 2006 with self-finance.

Campus[edit]

Situated in rural environs in a campus of over 500 acres (2.0 km2) of land, the university includes a University Science Instrumentation Centre, a Computer Centre, a Health Centre, a gymnasium, an outdoor stadium, an auditorium and space to accommodate departments of studies, laboratories, hostels, and housing for the staff.

Academic programs[edit]

The library has back volumes on the stacks numbering 13,600. There is one SC/ST Book Bank, INFLIBNET facility,and software for University Libraries (SOUL).

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